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Two-vehicle crash leads to life threatening injuries
Minnesota lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct
Central Minnesota boy dies month after crash with semi-truck
Keeping kids safe in Wadena, Vernadale schools
Budget busters: Wadena saw nearly three feet of snow in March, city dips deep into snow removal budget
Wadena-DC relay team qualifies for Hamline Elite Meet
Wolverines run away with Frostbite Invitational
Wolverines tee off in Detroit Lakes
Wadena-DC softball splits with Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale
Wolverines open with road victory
Stephen "Steve" Papillon
TCHC introduces foot care clinics
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Sebeka Fire and Rescue receives TCHC Foundation grant
Wadena SWCD establishes priorities for 2018
Wadena County DAC day program faces seven percent cut
Kathleen Novak to visit Wadena for Book Ends
Northern Lights Chorale concerts coming soon
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Entertainment briefs - April 5 edition
Entertainment briefs - March 29 edition
St. Huberts church hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 28
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Ask A Trooper: How do troopers help people with opioid addiction?
Veterans: VA Compensation/Care for Project 112/SHAD
Veterans: 3K-5k National Personnel Records Center military records restored weekly
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Letter: Thankful for Good Samaritan
Public comment sought on Minnesota’s first deer plan
Time to call in those longbeards is coming soon
Return of cold weather doesn’t mean ice is safe
Why are good duck numbers not translating to good hunter numbers?
Count your blessings and your birds
Jerry and Irene Baron
January 19, 2017
Suspect still unidentified as friends, colleagues mourn loss of deputy
ROLLA, N.D. -- Rolette County Sheriff’s Deputy Colt Allery was fatally shot and two other deputies are on paid administrative leave after a...
January 19, 2017 - 8:25pm
June 27, 2014
Man who shot into occupied truck sentenced to 240 days in jail
A rural Sebeka man who pleaded guilty to shooting up a pickup with three occupants has been sentenced to 240 days in the Wadena County jail and...
June 27, 2014 - 12:00am
February 25, 2014
Menahga man arrested in Park Rapids death
UPDATE: A Menahga man has been arrested in the death of a 19-year-old woman Monday morning at a Park Rapids apartment complex. Harley David Leritz, 21, was taken into custody Monday and is scheduled to appear in court today on charges relating to the death of Kiela Knowles...
February 25, 2014 - 4:32pm
Suspects identified in Alexandria shooting
UPDATE: Two people involved in a shootout with a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy before they were found dead near here on Monday were from Fargo, the Ramsey County Medical Examiner said. Katie Ray Christopherson, 29, and Devin Blowers, 24, both died of gunshot wounds, the...
February 25, 2014 - 10:52am
December 4, 2013
Suspect in domestic assault apprehended
On Saturday, Nov.30 at approximately 1 a.m., Wadena Police responded to a domestic disturbance Saturday. Joshua Edwin Blais, 36, of Alexandria allegedly assaulted his girlfriend by punching her in the face knocking her dentures out of her mouth. Blais then fled the scene.
December 4, 2013 - 10:06am
Woman, husband caught shoplifting arrested for drug possession
The Wadena Police Department responded to Super One Foods to assist the Loss Prevention Officer Tuesday, Nov. 26, in an apprehension of a shoplifter that was out of control and they were struggling in the parking lot. When officers arrived they placed the female suspect, 38 year old...
December 4, 2013 - 10:04am
Tenant brandishes knife at landlord, taken into custody
On Monday, Nov. 25 in the early afternoon officers of the Wadena Police Department responded to an apartment located on the 200 block of 3rd Street Southwest in Wadena for a landlord tenant issue. After officers arrived they learned that the tenant, Doyle Lee Leitheiser, 38, had brandished...
December 4, 2013 - 9:58am
November 13, 2013
Malone has close call in line of duty
Deer hunting would have been Brent Malone’s preferred reason to return to the family farm north of Deer Creek last week. Instead, after a rapidly...
November 13, 2013 - 8:24am
April 4, 2013
Three hunters charged in South Dakota lion killing
MITCHELL, S.D. -- Two area men are among three hunters charged with illegally using dogs to tree and kill a mountain lion Feb. 1 in Pennington County. The female lion had two kittens, one of which later died. The other is now in a zoo. The lion was shot about three miles south of...
April 4, 2013 - 8:43am
Last Place on Earth closes again after Carlson arrested on gun charge
The reopening of Last Place on Earth didn’t last long. Jim Carlson was back in jail Wednesday night, this time on a federal gun charge. Carlson...
April 4, 2013 - 8:06am
April 3, 2013
Suspected burglar left behind cellphone open to his Facebook profile
FARGO – So much for privacy settings. Two Fargo men were charged Monday with burglarizing a Harwood, N.D., home after one of them allegedly left his cellphone there with his Facebook app open to his own profile. Benjamin Paul Emerson, 25, faces one count of burglary, a Class C felony,...
April 3, 2013 - 9:42am
March 4, 2013
Officers nab alleged serial burglars
Two Fergus Falls men have been arrested in connection with a string of area burglaries over the past several months. Adam Sundby and Adam Devorak,...
March 4, 2013 - 4:12pm
3 arrested in area meth bust
Three people were arrested last week for possession of methamphetamine with an intent to distribute in the area, according to a press release from the Wadena County Sheriff's Office. Agents of the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force made the Feb. 27 arrests, the release...
March 4, 2013 - 11:08am
March 2, 2013
Wadena County Wanted
Ricky Elden Dague, 29, Menahga, warrant: sex offender registration. Jeffrey Brent Dailey, 27, Wadena, warrant: second-degree DWI. Zachariah Howard Morlock, 35, Staples, warrant: failure to stop. Julie Ann Suhl, 50, Wadena, warrant: fifth-degree drug possession.
March 2, 2013 - 12:00am
Cheryl Annette Ross, 57, Lakeville, Minn., 79/65, fees $140. Pamela Marie Rouse, 40, Carver, Minn., 75/65, fees $130. Robert Denny Anderson, 58, Clarissa, 65/55, fees $130.
March 2, 2013 - 12:00am