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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.
M State Wadena held its spring graduation ceremony last Tuesday night at the Wadena-Deer Creek middle/high school gym. Throughout the M State system (there are also campuses in Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls and online), 1,030 students graduated, including 212 from the Wadena campus.
A new show arena will be the most conspicuous addition to the 2014 Wadena County Fair, but organizers are shooting for more than just finishing the physical rehabilitation of the grounds, which were largely wiped out in the 2010 tornado. They're also expanding entertainment. "In the last three years, it has really, really grown," said Diane Vry, secretary of the Wadena County Ag Society, the group that organizes the event.
This fall, bargain hunters will have a new place to shop in Wadena. Dollar Tree, a discount variety store with nearly 5,000 locations in the United States and Canada, plans to open a location on a vacant lot north of Super One Foods at the corner of Juniper Avenue and 1st Street Northwest. At its May 13 meeting, the city council unanimously approved a tax increment financing (TIF) agreement with Green Bay-based United Development Group, authorizing up to $140,000 in property tax breaks for the company to build an 8,000 square foot retail store.
The Wadena City Council unanimously approved the rates and fees structure for the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center at its May 13 meeting. Families will be able to access the gym, fitness equipment, racquetball courts and pools at the $12.4 million facility, which is on track to open in October, for $48.75 per month. Couples will pay $42.08 and single adult membership will cost $34.
A mother and her infant son she was pushing in a stroller suffered non-life threatening injuries when a truck struck them at a busy Verndale intersection Tuesday afternoon. The mother,...
The city of Wadena learned Friday it earned a nearly $10,000 state grant for a veteran’s memorial along Highway 10 at the south end of Sunnybrook Park. “This should help...
While Minnesotans lamented last week’s late winter storm, two visitors savored their first winter experience, making snow angels in Sunnybrook Park. “I’ve never seen snow,” said Mary Auma, a teacher...