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Multiple departments will soon be automatically dispatched to all structure fires in the Wadena County. After tabling the measure since January, the Wadena City Council voted unanimously April 8 to become the final municipality to join a countywide automatic fire mutual aid agreement. “We’re the last one standing,” Fire Chief Dean Uselman told council members before the vote.
A grass fire burnt several acres near a home in Lyons State Forest Tuesday afternoon, searing the vinyl siding off of a shed but doing no other structural damage. The rural Wadena County blaze (22398 Wilderness Drive) was reported at 3:49 p.m. With the help of a crew from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Nimrod Forestry Field Station, Sebeka firefighters were able to extinguish the flames within an hour.
For the past quarter century, Margaret Kramer has volunteered in the Tri-County Health Care surgical waiting room. But last week, instead of a volunteer ID, the Wadena resident wore a hospital gown, as two teenage volunteers from Sebeka brought her meals, kept her company and made sure she was comfortable. The two volunteers, eighth-grader Kirsti Savela and freshman Heather Schnoor, were born in the 1990s.
When the next warm wind blows in from the south, Paul Sailer won’t be sitting in the human services building, overseeing the agency of 65 employees. He’ll be at his...
The only access to any sort of after-hours medical treatment in Wadena has been at the Tri-County Health Care emergency room. That changed Tuesday, when TCHC introduced ReadyCare, which offers extended hours and walk-in service at the Wadena clinic. ReadyCare is accessible via the main clinic entrance and is housed in the space formerly known as “urgent care.” It’s open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
The mobile MRI unit that’s been parked in front of Tri-County Health Care the past couple weeks isn’t cause for alarm. It’s a sign of progress. The hospital was replacing its six-year-old CT (computed tomography) scanner with a more advanced device that offers speedier imaging and limits radiation exposure.
A plea hearing for a man who confessed to investigators that he emptied a rifle clip at a pickup truck with three occupants is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wadena County courthouse. Logan Skov, 19, faces three counts of second degree attempted murder and three counts of second degree manslaughter for the Oct. 6 incident near Bluegrass.
Mark Hanson has a unique plan to promote Wadena. The director of the West Central Economic Development Alliance - a Sebeka-based organization dedicated to improving the region’s business climate -...
Mason Brothers is adding jobs in Wadena as it more than doubles its bakery operation on the northeast side of town. Since Abby’s Bakery launched in 1995, the company’s geographical...