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Paging through a notebook one April morning, Jil Fiemeyer encountered a three-paragraph passage her daughter Jane wrote at the hospital during her 13-month battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. "Chapter 1,...
After running the Cyber Cafe since it opened in 2002, Randy Jahnke bid farewell Friday. "It turned into a great adventure," said Jahnke, who was just 22 years old when he became director of the downtown Wadena teen center.
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 20 event, residents ate hot dogs as they learned about the project to revamp streets, sidewalks, sewers and water lines. They also shared their views with engineers and city leaders on the estimated $9.4 million worth of upgrades, which are scheduled to be completed in 2015 and 2016.
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 of the Affordable Care Act.
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.