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Wadena-Deer Creek held their graduation Friday, May 23. This year, 66 seniors graduated.
WDC held it's end-of-year-bash on May 21. Students in grades 5-12 participated in games and inflatable rides and enjoyed carnival food and drinks.
When Becky Huhta moved to Wadena from Verndale in 2010, she decided to keep her six school-age children at the smaller school to the east. "I wanted that stability for them - that's huge for a child," the single mother of 10 said. "The teachers there had done so well with them, I didn't want to rock the boat ... I'm trying to do the best I can for my kids." Huhta's among scores of area parents who use Minnesota's open enrollment law - on the books since 1988 - to send their children to school districts other than Wadena-Deer Creek.
Dozens of southeast Wadena residents dropped by the main fire hall last week for an open house about the comprehensive improvements planned for their part of town. At the May...
At the District 9 endorsing convention June 2 in Browerville, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party will nominate Dan Bye as its candidate for the 9A House race. The 30-year-old service industry employee and biology student at the University of Wisconsin-Superior faces no opposition from within the party. He's aiming to unseat Rep. Mark Anderson, a first-term Republican from Lake Shore, in the November election.
-- 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...
A backyard fence separates Carmen Robinson's property from the Wadena County Humane Society animal shelter. When the dogs are let out to relieve themselves, Robinson knows it. "It's irritating," she said, "when you listen to the barking every day." Fed up with the noise, Robinson and a group of neighbors approached the Wadena City Council last year to ask for a remedy.
Ever since a storm blew down the top half of this tree last winter, woodpeckers have been slowly chipping away at the ant-filled trunk on Ed Mann's property a couple...
A New York Mills fifth-grader's poem about spring time took top honors in the first ever "Poetry on the Wall" contest. The Greater Wadena Arts League sponsored the competition throughout April, National Poetry Month. Children and adult poets entered works, which were posted throughout the month at The ArtsPlace, a downtown Wadena gallery beneath An Open Book and Harvest Thyme Bistro. Mim Maas, league president, said the group is planning to make the competition an annual tradition. This year, about two dozens poems were submitted. "It was small," Maas said.