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New M State programs target business needs
Buddy Bench designed to help students advocate for themselves
Hee-haw! Donkey basketball makes for fun evening at WDC School
Wadena opens Christmas season with Nativity lighting
Capitol Chatter: Legislature by the numbers
Three Wolverines place in top four at Kaatz Memorial
Wolves overcome Wolverines 4-2
Ross, Wolverines topple Thunder 76-60
Tigers stop Blue Devils 3-0
Bowling scores - Dec. 1 edition
Diana Lynn Aker
Three new providers have joined Tri-County Health Care
Wadena Insurance opens in downtown Wadena
Tri-County Health Care recognized as CALS hospital
Friendly Rider Ridership increasing as new service added
Wadena restaurant owners open restaurant in Perham
Betsy Nelson to discuss 'Tasting Minnesota' at second Book Ends event
Winter reading program begins Jan. 2
Entertainment briefs - Dec. 1 edition
'Book as Art'
Wadena Christmas Festival is Saturday
Christmas Rum Cake
Birth announcements - Dec. 1 edition
Life expectancy for person with advanced dementia hard to predict
Clergy View: What a difference a day can make
Area students win Northern Co-op Foundation scholarships
Your letters - Dec. 1 edition
What's the difference between careless and reckless driving?
Good news in the battle of the bulge
Veterans retired pay can be used in divorce, separation
Veeder: Feeding cows memorable in so many ways
Cougar pair spotted fighting in northern Minnesota
Deer harvest could reach 185,000
Minnesota deer facts
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
November 26, 2016
City grants variance for courthouse parking situation
The Wadena City Council approved a variance last week to allow the county to move forward with a construction project without meeting the city's...
November 26, 2016 - 12:08am
November 12, 2016
Transfer Station expansion now complete
A Wadena County Transfer Station expansion is complete. The project, which included an expansion to the northeast side of the building allowed...
November 12, 2016 - 8:15am
November 4, 2016
Courthouse annex construction delayed while city looks at parking variance
The Wadena County Courthouse annex project is delayed until the city looks at a possible variance to the off-street parking requirements. Located in downtown Wadena, the courthouse hasn't complied with the city's off-street parking requirements and any future expansion needs to address...
November 4, 2016 - 12:08am
October 30, 2016
New kitchen helps feed aging population in Wadena, Todd counties
A central Minnesota kitchen is now a step closer to serving hundreds of hot meals each week to area seniors, thanks in part to innovation funding...
October 30, 2016 - 12:08am
September 9, 2016
Absentee voting opens Sept. 23
Absentee voting begins Sept. 23 and Wadena County voters are encouraged to register and complete their mail ballot early if they are utilizing that service. Wadena County Election Coordinator Rosalie Miller said the process to vote absentee takes longer than before because mail only...
September 9, 2016 - 12:08am
Aging voting machines a concern as election draws near
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon made stops in Wadena, Park Rapids and other towns last week to talk with election coordinators about...
September 9, 2016 - 12:08am
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