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A broken rail has been determined as the cause of a 32-car derailment on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway line Dec. 1 at a point four miles northwest of Wadena. BNSF recently wrapped up a two-month investigation into the derailment which spilled sugar and sugar products along a section of track near Bluffton, in Otter Tail County. The BNSF report had to be submitted to the regional office of the Federal Railroad Administration by Jan.
Kalaya McConnell picked up the victory in goal Saturday as the International Falls Broncos blanked the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Blue Devils 2-0. Angela Hanson kicked out 37 of 39 shots. Clara Palm scored a power play goal for the Broncos in the second period and Lexi Edwards added an insurance goal in the third period.
Jon Richards and Ryan DeConcini scored hat tricks and Josh Bollig recorded a playmaker Thursday as the Lakers stormed the past Wadena-Deer Creek 11-3 at the Wadena Hockey Arena. The Lakers, who are ranked 19th in the latest Class A state hockey poll, won for the fourth straight time. Todd Dwyer's club has been on a tear since the first of the year winning seven of their nine games and gaining a tie in another. The only team to beat the Lakers in January has been a Canadian club from Fort Frances, Ont. The Lakers pushed six goals past WDC goalie Reid Miller in the first period.
The fifth-seeded Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek girls’ hockey team will faced fourth-seeded Northern Lakes at 5 p.m. Saturday in a Section 6A tournament game at Breezy Point. The Blue Devils...
Six Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale wrestlers were double winners Thursday night as the Raiders defeated Pelican Rapids 57-24 before losing to Staples-Motley 45-33 in the BHV Triangular. Double winners for the Raiders included Anthony Kern, Ethan Kimber, Holt and Hayden Truax and Ethan and Craig Orlando. The Raiders will compete in the Park Region Conference Tournament Saturday at Underwood. BHV 57, Pelican Rapids 24 106 Quinn Kern (BHV) dec.
Don Robert Poplin Jr., 24, rural Hewitt, was taken into custody Jan. 24 after shots were fired at a residence in Stowe Prairie Township. At approximately 11:40 p.m., a resident of Stowe Prairie reported gunfire. Units of the Wadena County Sheriff's Office and the Wadena Police Department assisted the Todd County Sheriff's Office in apprehending Poplin. No one was injured as a result of the gunfire according to Todd County Attorney Chuck Rasmussen.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Rhythmettes took fifth in a 10-team field Friday night during the Northern Lights Conference meet at Pierz. The WDC team voted and nominated Courtny Warren (Honorable Mention),...
The Verndale Pirates withstood a 31-point scoring night by Menahga's Austin Rudquist Friday to post a 59-46 victory in a Park Region Conference contest at Verndale. The Braves made all 13 of their free throws but shot a poor 29 percent from the field and only got scoring from four players. The Pirates shot 37 percent and finished the game with three players in double figures.
Shania Glenz netted a game-high 23 points Thursday as the Verndale Pirates blitzed the Pillager Huskies 74-47 Thursday in a Park Region Conference game. The Pirates racked up 40 points in the first half and took a commanding 20-point lead into the locker room at halftime, Keila Schmitz chipped in with 11 points as the Pirates shot 42 percent from the field and hit on six of the 13 three-point attempts for a 46 percent average. The Huskies shot 49 percent from the field but they shot only three times from outside the three-point arc and failed to convert on any of them.
Preston Riewer gunned in 29 points as Park Region Conference leader Bertha-Hewitt notched a 55-41 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek Friday night on the WDC court. The Wolverines held a 27-26 halftime lead over the Bears. The Wolverines ran into foul troubles in the second half and the Bears held them to only 14 points. The Wolverines were whistled 25 times and saw two of their players foul out. Jordan Frethem backed up Riewer with 10 points.