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A rural Menahga man suffered serious injuries after striking a deer with a motorcycle Sunday night on County Road 18 in Shell River Township. After the crash, which was reported about 10:15 p.m., a passerby transported Joshua Peterson, 33, to the Huntersville Outpost, according to a Wadena County Sheriff's Office press release. He was later airlifted to a Fargo hospital with serious injuries, the release said. His updated condition was not available as of press time.
In Craig Klawitter's Wadena-Deer Creek science classroom, the era of paper lab manuals and textbooks is over.
Wadena Walmart Assistant Manager Mary Rasmussen and Megan Deitering, the store's personnel manager, present Wadena-Deer Creek leaders (in back, from left: Louis Rutten, elementary principal, Superintendent Lee Westrum and Tyler...
Two years after her death from leukemia, the inspirational legacy of Jane Fiemeyer, Wadena's Princess Warrior, lives on. The second annual Princess Warrior 5K Run, Walk, Roll, Stroll or Crawl will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 on what would have been Fiemeyer's 11th birthday. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. The race begins at 10 a.m., with participants starting Tapley Park (617 Lincoln Ave.
A Wadena native vying for a state House seat in Arizona earned a spot on the November ballot after defeating an incumbent legislator in last month's primary. Anthony Kern, 53, comes from a large Wadena family, including 13 brothers and sisters. At age 18, he moved from central Minnesota to Arizona, where he got married, raised four children, worked in city government and became active in local Republican politics.
At the annual Wadena-Deer Creek Cheer Clinic last Thursday in the elementary school gym, 105 girls - from kindergarten to 6th grade - learned how to pump up a crowd...
They're already allowed on the edge of county and township roads, but Marlin Martin would like to be able to drive his Side by Side within Wadena city limits as well. On behalf of several UTV owners, the rural Wadena resident asked the council at its Sept. 9 meeting to consider amending the ordinance that regulates all-terrain vehicles, which are almost entirely banned on city streets. "We're not looking for joyriding around town or anything like that. It's basically for business," said Martin, a former councilman.
In a southwest Wadena subdivision, there's too much water and nowhere for it to go. Ever since more than five inches of rain fell within a few hours July 11, residents of low-lying properties in Carter's Addition have been fighting a high water table that has threatened their homes. Recent heavy rains exacerbated the problem and now residents fear snowfall on the saturated frozen ground will produce a disaster when the spring melt begins. Four families attended the Sept.
As a late summer storm pummeled the area before sunrise last Thursday morning, residents headed to their basements and got an early start to the day. Straight-line winds of up to 72 miles an hour downed trees and briefly knocked out power to parts of Wadena, where 2.38 inches of rain fell in less than two hours, according to Vince Godon, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Grand Forks.
Carol Aspengren's backyard along Kingsley Avenue in southwest Wadena is her retreat. There, she tends to countless varieties of plants in several themed areas. The Wadena Garden Club honored the...