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For decades, Linda Foerderer has been known for her healing touch. Now it's her turn to be healed. The rural Wadena resident is facing metastatic breast cancer with a positive attitude, believing natural medicine - and the power of prayer - will deliver her from the fight of her life. "I'm going to lick this thing," Linda said Sunday at her peaceful home in eastern Otter Tail County. "I serve a big God who is on my side." The Wadena VFW will host a benefit April 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. to help the Foerderers cover accrued expenses.
On Monday April 7, Eric Robb will become the manager of the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center. Until his permanent office is ready, he'll work at the city administrative center. According to the official job description, Robb will be "responsible for planning, managing, maintaining and monitoring all activities" at the $12.4 million facility, which is on track to open in the fall. Robb, 43, comes to Wadena from Ada, where he works as a paraprofessional, coach and weight room supervisor at the school.
Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools is asking area farmers to nominate the district for a $25,000 grant to build a high tunnel greenhouse. The 24-by-72 foot high tunnel would be located directly east of the passive solar greenhouse, a smaller structure completed last fall.
How long has Pat Kisacky worked on the Wadena campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College? Here's a hint: When she began, students paid no tuition; it was covered by state and federal funds. There were only two dozen employees on the campus: two secretaries, three administrators and about 18 faculty members. Women — both staff and students — were required to wear dresses and heels to work and classes.
There are more than 40 churches along Highway 10 between New York Mills and Motley, including 14 in Wadena.
The Cozy Theatre in downtown Wadena has been around for nearly as long as movies themselves. When the local landmark opened its doors on Tuesday, March 10, 1914, the silent, black-and-white feature "Last Days of Pompeii" played on the single screen. Exactly a century later, moviegoers sat in much more comfortable seats and chose from three full color options with surround sound, including "300: Rise of an Empire" in digital 3D.
UPDATE: Thomas Mount-Magnuson has returned home. "He's been found safe," Jennifer Magnuson said. "He went back to the babysitter's house that he left and the police picked him up and...
Reduced construction costs prompted the Wadena City Council to add a few fun leisure pool features, a more desirable pool disinfection system and a new type of flooring at the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center, which is on pace to open this fall.
A two-year project that will revamp the streets, sidewalks, sewers and water network in southeast Wadena is entering the final design phase.
After tabling a smaller request at its February meeting, the Wadena City Council voted unanimously March 11 to provide a city guarantee for an 12.6 percent increase in the annual contribution to the firefighter pension fund. The Wadena fire department relief association, which provides retirement accounts for city's 20 paid on-call firefighters, asked the city to back an increase from $2,175 to $2,450 for each year of active service.