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Julie Huber of Oil Transportation Giant Enbridge asked the Wadena County Commissioners for their support in the Line 3 replacement project which is currently undergoing intensive scrutiny by environmentalists. Line 3 in a 1,097-mile pipeline currently carrying light crude oil from Edmonton, Alberta to Superior, Wis.
Holly Middendorf started a journey three years ago, and Oct. 17 her ship made port in Wadena. The Long Prairie native who graduated high school in Osakis, attended M. State-Wadena and recently moved with her family to Clarissa, opened Pure Gold Nutrition on Jefferson Street. Courage and perseverance are two qualities the mother of two has called upon in herself since deciding 198 pounds did not suit her 5-6 frame. "It's been a fun journey to have people ooh and ahh over you," Middendorf laughed. "It's a fun journey, and I wouldn't take any of it back."
Wadena's City Council took a look at the revised proposed budget of their Enterprise and General Funds for Fiscal Year 2018 last Tuesday and found themselves with a surplus of $1,265,740. The city council was greeted with anticipated revenues of $16,122,258 against operating expenses of $14,856,518 for 2018. Enterprise Funds come from departments of the city government which raise revenue of their own - the Wellness Center, the Liquor Store, the Golf Course, the Electric and Water Department and the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Who says a fourth-grader cannot make a difference? Feeling Lily Parker's request to revisit a city ordinance covering chickens rated committee action, several members of the council joined a committee suggested by Mayor George Deiss. It was agreed the committee's focus will be on chickens and only chickens. The blonde-haired Wadena-Deer Creek student showed plenty of pluck at the council's September meeting as she stood at the guest podium and quietly asked, "I wonder if you would consider changing a city ordinance about chicken farms?"
Eide Bailly Audit Manager Luke Evenson passed a "clean" or uncontested report of District 2155's finances for the Fiscal Year 2017 along to the Wadena-Deer Creek school board Monday evening.
Three quarters of shutout football and scoring from six different players carried the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to a 31-14 win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Wednesday night in their regular-season finale. The victory sends the Wolverines into the Section 6AA playoffs with two straight victories to their credit after a rocky 0-6 start.
A year's work by American Legion Post 283 in Deer Creek received some heavy reinforcements Saturday morning in the eastern Otter Tail County community. Three polished granite monuments were unpacked, hoisted and installed on a cement podium in the center of Veteran's Memorial Park. Servicemen and women of the Coast Guard, Navy, Army, Marine Corps and Air Force are honored for their contributions to the country by the inscriptions and logos on the monuments.
The future of Wadena-Deer Creek's schools, staff members and students will be placed in the hands of District 2155 voters Nov. 7. Two questions will be put to voters on the ballot. The first deals with increasing the per pupil operating levy of $513.29 to $863.29. The last operating levy was passed in 2009. The second question deals with an additional $5.3 million in tax money needed to improve health and safety by upgrades to the WDC Elementary School.
A fundraiser for the Wadena Chamber of Commerce brought the living and the "dead" to Black's Grove Park Saturday to romp around in the woods. While funding was the reason behind the first annual Zombie Run, it inspired those with an artistic temperament as well as the thrill-seekers and exercise lovers.
The Chemical Health Awareness Multi-Drug Prevention (CHAMP) Coalition of Wadena County has been awarded a $125,000 Drug Free Communities continuation grant. The grant will go toward preventing youth substance use. "Our goal is to make Wadena County a safe and drug-free place for our youth," Community Health Promotion Specialist Laure Laughlin said. According to Richard Baum, acting direction of the National Drug Control Policy, more than 60,000 people per year are lost to drug overdose.