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Minnesota set to up its fight against opioid abuse with $2.5 million in federal funding
News briefs - Sept. 22 edition
Sculpture tour will add to Art Leap experience
Courts - Sept. 22 edition
Man accused of threatening women with arrow, hammer, saw
Bowling scores - Sept. 22 edition
Wolverines tag Pirates with first setback of season
Mahlen, Hayden going into MSHSL Hall of Fame
Girls tennis team makes strong showing at Midstate tourney
Pirates shut out Bears 20-0 Friday
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic expanding in Wadena
Cyber Cafe offers safe space for teens
Lunde Auto Sales opens in Wadena
Karvonen Funeral Home adding cremation services
Henning woman accepts new NJPA position
Who will be the Great American Storyteller?
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 22 edition
The Art of Labor: Working for a Living
2016 Chili Cook-off winner announced
Area artist carves, paints decorative gourds
Wadena County 4-H demonstrates knowledge, skills at State Fair
Birth announcements - Sept. 15 edition
Bacon-Cheese Hot Dogs
How to become a disciple
Quincer graduates from UND
Don't make one of these four mistakes with car seats
What are the license requirements for three-wheeled motorcycles?
When is the best time to claim Social Security?
Are you prepared for a new school year?
Your letters - Sept. 8 edition
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
State pheasant forecast both good and bad
Shooting sports highlight for Forkhorn Field Day
Pheasant harvest shows 41 percent increase
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
February 20, 2015
Report finds Wadena County vulnerable to climate hazards
Drought. Extreme heat. Heavy downpours. Air pollution. Vector-borne diseases like tick-borne and the West Nile virus. Flooding. Those climate hazards present major challenges to the quality of life in Minnesota and Wadena County has some of the most vulnerable populations in the...
February 20, 2015 - 12:10am
October 10, 2014
County targets economic growth
Curt Kreklau doesn't view the tax abatement policy commissioners passed last month to entice businesses to build and expand in Wadena County...
October 10, 2014 - 12:00am
August 31, 2014
Sheriff Carr asks city, county for special deputy funding
Sheriff Mike Carr has asked Wadena County commissioners to help fund a special deputy position beginning in 2015 to be assigned to the West Central Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force. The request came during the Aug. 19 board meeting. The sheriff's proposal is for a deputy position...
August 31, 2014 - 12:00am
August 4, 2014
Wadena County responds to misuse of recycling containers
After hearing about continued misuse of the county's recycling containers by vandals, the Wadena County Board decided on July 22 to fight back with surveillance. Solid Waste Director Mike Hanan and Transfer Center Supervisor Tammy Ehrmantraut appeared before the board to describe...
August 4, 2014 - 12:00am
Committee: Wadena County should create economic development authority
To attract, improve and retain local businesses, Wadena County should create an economic development authority (EDA) and sign a contract with an existing agency to run it. That's the unanimous recommendation of a 13-member citizen committee. Wadena-Deer Creek superintendent Lee...
July 4, 2014 - 12:00am
May 30, 2014
Medical assistance enrollment spikes in Wadena County
-- BEGIN ARTICLE BELOW -- DO NOT REMOVE THIS LINE -- Medical assistance enrollment has increased 34 percent in Wadena County since the beginning of the year, due to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Leota Lind, chief executive officer of South Country Health Alliance...
May 30, 2014 - 12:00am
May 24, 2014
Wadena County to sell Sebeka Legion
Commissioners handled a variety of important county business matters at their meeting May 13. Sebeka city attorney Jeff Pederson appeared...
May 24, 2014 - 12:00am
May 8, 2014
Wadena County hires Coordinator, Human Services Director
Wadena commissioners spent more than five hours discussing and debating which of the finalists for two top jobs should be offered the positions, and what salaries should be chosen to accompany the offers at a special meeting held May 2. First, the county board held a closed session...
May 8, 2014 - 12:00am
March 21, 2014
Wadena County transfers Friendly Rider, Volunteer Driver Program to Highway Department
Wadena commissioners voted March 11 to accept the recommendation of Social Services Director Paul Sailer and County Engineer Ryan Odden to transfer the Friendly Rider Transit Program and the Volunteer Driver Program from Social Services to the Highway Department, effective April 1....
March 21, 2014 - 12:00am
October 30, 2013
Wadena Board asks Region 5 to Help Create a County Economic Development Authority
By Rin Porter At the board meeting held Oct. 24, Wadena Commissioners asked Melissa Rademacher, Region 5 Economic Development Commission, to assist the board in following Minnesota Statutes 469, to create an Economic Development Authority. Commissioners invited Region 5 to send...
October 30, 2013 - 10:28am
Public favors one-half cent county sales tax, Wadena Board hears
By Rin Porter The Wadena County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on Oct. 21, at the Courthouse to give information to the...
October 30, 2013 - 10:21am
Arbitrator rules on Teamsters Local 320 and Wadena County contract is-sues
By Rin Porter Nearly 11 months after the county’s new labor agreements went into effect on Jan. 1, arbitrator Stephen F. Befort delivered his decisions on the unresolved issues between the county and its unit of 19 essential public safety employees represented by Teamsters Local...
October 30, 2013 - 10:19am
October 2, 2013
Wadena Board denies annual hauler license for City Sanitation
By Rin Porter Wadena County Commissioners learned Tuesday that City Sanitation – one of seven garbage haulers doing business in the county – is behind on paying its fees to the county, and may not have been bringing all Wadena County garbage it collects to the county’s designated...
October 2, 2013 - 11:07am
May 15, 2013
WCSO: 5 houses, 25 outbuildings lost in county from Green Valley Fire
Five houses and 25 outbuildings were destroyed by a wildfire known by officials as the “Green Valley Fire” in Wadena County alone, Sheriff Mike Carr said Wednesday afternoon. Three houses and five outbuildings were damaged, and there were 65 people displaced in Wadena County....
May 15, 2013 - 5:06pm
September 8, 2012
Fairgrounds grandstand design approved
Wadena Commissioners unanimously approved a design for a new fairgrounds grandstand, during Tuesday's county board meeting. The new design was proposed by architect Tony Stoll of BHH Partners in Perham. The old grandstand was destroyed by the June 17, 2010, tornado that ripped...
September 8, 2012 - 12:00am