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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
April 5, 2015
Buildings lost in Friday night fire north of Wadena
Firefighters spent several hours Friday night battling a fire in Leaf River Township north of Wadena. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a structure fire shortly before 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 27 in Section 29 of Leaf River Township. Several outbuildings...
April 5, 2015 - 12:08am
March 27, 2015
More county building projects proposed
Wadena County commissioners approved funding sources for the courtroom remodel project and will meet to discuss additional building projects at a special workshop next week. Commissioner Bill Stearns proposed funding the courtroom remodel project from several different sources,...
March 27, 2015 - 12:10am
Wadena County residents in oil train 'danger zones'
ST. PAUL -- The 2,790 Wadena County residents who live near railroad tracks carrying North Dakota crude oil should be prepared for a train accident, a state emergency management official says. "If you live by the train, people need to take some personal awareness of what's around...
March 27, 2015 - 12:08am
March 21, 2015
County moves ahead with courtroom remodel
Wadena County commissioners approved proceeding with a contract for a courtroom remodeling project at a special meeting Thursday, March 12. The project is projected to cost approximately $450,000. Bruce Schwartzman, architect for BHV Architects in Minneapolis, said that the estimates...
March 21, 2015 - 12:10am
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