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Living history: Sheriff hunts insane farmer
Wadena County wanted - Oct. 12 edition
Minn. women caught in California wildfires are home safe, looking to help
Second body recovered from plane that struck power lines and crashed in Mississippi
Hunter shoots 700-plus-pound bear in northwest Minnesota
DNR eyes land swap to connect ATV trail
Wolverines thrash Cardinals for first win
Wolverines show improvement in postseason loss
Wolverines roll at home against Sebeka
Sharon L. Vareberg
Robert G. Swanson
George "Joe" Cresswell
Two providers join Verndale Clinic
Uptown Restaurant earns Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Tri-County Health Care CEO descend for diabetes
Rural broadband becoming reality for central Minnesota residents thanks to nearly $10M in public and private investments
Living in the golden years
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 12 edition
Library to host computer class Nov. 18
Book Ends announces guest author Elisa Korenne
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 5 edition
Pippa White's one-woman show set for Oct. 6
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
Beef and Avocado Quesadillas
Over 1,500 service members still eligible for 2013 military tax credit
Energy Infrastructure Spells Major Job Opportunities for Minnesota
Can antique vehicles be sold without a VIN?
A wake-up call about drunk driving
Your letters - Sept. 28 edition
Knob Hill, MDHA sponsoring Forkhorn Field Day Oct. 1
Fly fishing class slated for May 24, 31 and June 7
Time to drop the lines
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
Sophia Marie Sipe
Owen Elijah Baity
Jaxton Dean Lynnes
June 26, 2015
Task force agent taking drugs out of circulation
Wadena County's new drug task force agent is helping to get drugs off the streets. After receiving $72,544 from National Joint Powers Alliance's Innovation Funding Program, the Wadena County Sheriff's Office was able to hire a drug task force agent to oversee drug and violent crimes...
June 26, 2015 - 12:10am
June 23, 2015
'Ship of Gold' is finally found
The world's only true "Ship of Gold" and one of the smartest fugitives ever drew attention at the same place and time. The ship was the American...
June 23, 2015 - 12:10am
County approves funding part of SE Wadena project
Wadena County Board Commissioners approved $1.9 million in funding for the city of Wadena southeast infrastructure project using no local levy dollars. The project funding will come from the Wadena County municipal state aid construction account, which is managed by County Engineer...
May 23, 2015 - 12:10am
April 22, 2015
Avian flu detected in Wadena County commercial turkey flock
The highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed in central Minnesota for the first time Tuesday, while two other Minnesota counties reported additional flock detections Tuesday, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. A commercial turkey flock of 310,000...
April 22, 2015 - 4:45pm
April 18, 2015
Bethel man injured after falling from tree stand
A Bethel man fell out of a tree stand east of Menahga Saturday, April 11. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received the report at about 12:24 p.m. Emergency personnel responded to a wooded area in section 25 of Blueberry Township. John Hoversten, 71, had been in the process of...
April 18, 2015 - 12:10am
April 17, 2015
Severe Weather Awareness week a time to plan ahead
Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 13-17. Wadena County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management is reminding everyone that it is essential to plan ahead for Minnesota's severe spring and summer weather. An informed and prepared community helps reduce the risk and cost associated...
April 17, 2015 - 12:10am
April 12, 2015
UPDATE: Fire departments continue battling large wildfire into early morning hours
Several fire departments and the DNR continued to battle a large fire southeast of Aldrich into the early morning hours Sunday. The fire spread...
April 12, 2015 - 7:38am
April 11, 2015
County attorney to receive more office space
Wadena County commissioners approved additional office space for County Attorney Kyra Ladd so she can move ahead with hiring additional staff. The decision was made at a workshop Thursday, April 2. Commissioners gave approval for Ladd to hire a second assistant county attorney...
April 11, 2015 - 12:08am
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