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Police scanner - July 28 edition
Weekly crime report - July 28 edition
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Authorities identify Fargo girl hit by boat on Otter Tail County lake
18-year-old Ottertail man charged with criminal sexual conduct
Green was quite a shock
Zebra mussels confirmed in Otter Tail's East Spirit Lake
Wadena Babe Ruth team headed for 13-15 state tournament
Blazers top Angels with ninth inning surge
WDC Babe Ruth club will meet DGF or Litchfield in state opener
William "Cookie" Helmbrecht
Luella Mae Trites
Michael Charles Brakefield
Henning woman accepts new NJPA position
New coffee, boutique shop to open on Highway 10
Jennie-O Turkey Store announces new hire
Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
Gray Horse Quilt Shop opening in Wadena
Entertainment briefs - July 28 edition
The Abiders to perform Friday at Sounds of Spirit Lake
Old School to perform at Staples Music in the Park
'Annie Get Your Gun' performance coming up in Park Rapids
Alan Godage & Sundown to perform at Staples Music in the Park
Church briefs - July 21 edition
Birth announcements - July 21 edition
Grilled Wonton Chicken Salad
Perez graduates from Rochester Community and Technical College
Living Faith: A full house beats a good flush, I always say
It's time to get serious about a special session
Your letters - July 21 edition
Must vehicles have hoods?
AgeOptions partners with AmeriCorps for in-home care for vets
Be alert, it's election season
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
Ruffie drumming counts up in Minnesota
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
AgweekTV: Bringing Up Bison
Signs all point to a good fishing opener in area
June 26, 2016
Missing 17-year-old Dent girl found
A missing 17-year-old Dent girl has been found safe on Tuesday in Wadena County. She had been missing since May 27. According to Lt. Barry Fitzgibbons with the sheriff's office, a family member called in the early morning hours of May 27 to report the 17-year-old had gone missing...
June 26, 2016 - 12:08am
June 25, 2016
Wadena and Hubbard County Committee election challenge
Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director, Mike Stevens is challenging all Wadena and Hubbard County Producers to participate in this year's 2016 County Committee Elections. "The National Average for returning ballots is less than 10 percent and Wadena and Hubbard Producers...
June 25, 2016 - 12:10am
June 18, 2016
Sheriff requests funding to keep drug agent
Wadena County Sheriff Mike Carr is asking county commissioners for funding to keep a drug officer in the county. Methamphetamine took off in...
June 18, 2016 - 12:08am
June 10, 2016
County moving forward with property purchase
Wadena County Commissioners are moving forward with purchasing property near the courthouse to make room for an annex and parking. The annex is being constructed to alleviate space needs at the courthouse and will move the County Attorney's office and Todd-Wadena Community Corrections....
June 10, 2016 - 12:08am
May 6, 2016
Steps to take before you build
Wadena County has been county-wide zoned since 1971, and most people know that building permits are required anytime you are planning a construction project, whether it is new construction, moved on construction, alteration of an existing structure or the installation or replacement...
May 6, 2016 - 8:15am
April 8, 2016
New county proposal moves attorney, corrections out of courthouse
Wadena County Commissioners have instructed BHH Partners to work on a preliminary design for a new county building to house the county attorney...
April 8, 2016 - 12:10am
March 26, 2016
County to consider two options for additional space
Wadena County commissioners will compare financial figures for two locations as they look for additional space to house county departments. At a special meeting March 17, commissioners briefly toured the existing courthouse then discussed the county's space needs. Space and facilities...
March 26, 2016 - 12:10am
March 11, 2016
County to share department head position
Ryan Damlo is now officially transit director for both Wadena and Becker counties. The Becker County Board made the move earlier this month....
March 11, 2016 - 12:10am
January 16, 2016
Environmental groups, DNR and R.D. Offutt to seek agreement on pines-to-potatoes study
Groups petitioning for an environmental review of a local potato grower's expansion into the pinelands in Wadena County and surrounding areas say they're willing to negotiate with the grower and state officials. The Land Stewardship Project, Pesticide Action Network and Toxic Taters...
January 16, 2016 - 12:10am
January 8, 2016
Sheriff Carr is first vice president of state association
Wadena County Sheriff Michael D. Carr moved from Second Vice President to First Vice President of the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association during...
January 8, 2016 - 12:10am
December 26, 2015
County looks at building renovation options
Space solutions continue to be discussed in Wadena County as departments in the courthouse are running out of room. Chad Bormann, Project Manager...
December 26, 2015 - 8:15am
October 3, 2015
Wadena County approves 2016 budget
The Wadena County Board has set the preliminary 2016 tax levy at a 3.5 percent increase. The levy was set at $8,300,246 in September. The final levy will be approved in December and can be decreased before that date. It can't be any higher than that amount. County commissioners...
October 3, 2015 - 12:10am
September 4, 2015
County mulling options to address space needs at courthouse
Wadena County commissioners continue to look at space needs at the courthouse and recently had another space needs analysis completed. Most...
September 4, 2015 - 8:15am
August 21, 2015
Growth in recycling forces Transfer Station expansion
Work started last week on a Wadena County Transfer Station expansion. "Our recycling numbers keep increasing and we need a more efficient...
August 21, 2015 - 12:10am
August 17, 2015
Suspect who fled from police caught after hiding out in deer stand
A two-day manhunt finally turned up a Park Rapids man considered dangerous and possibly armed in northern Wadena County. Hubbard County's...
August 17, 2015 - 8:15am