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During the three years he's been playing disc golf, Tate Heikkenen has only run into one crabby person. That's just one of the reasons the 53-year-old Perham resident has fallen in love with the sport. He plays nearly every day, most often at Arvig Park on the north side of town. Last Thursday, he practiced his putting game at the first hole basket. Disc golf, Heikkenen said, is a sport for all ages that offers a good way to make friends while getting exercise. "It's just been a great experience." Becoming a competent player requires practice, but the rules of the game are simple.
The team effort to rebuild the Wadena-Deer Creek middle/high school following the 2010 tornado has been recognized with a regional architecture award. The Minneapolis chapter of the American Institute of Architects recently named the project as one of four 2014 Merit Award winners.
Minnesota lawmakers kept busy during the 2014 session, scaling back some of last year's tax increases, authorizing more than $1 billion in public works spending, raising the minimum wage and passing other high profile legislation, from an anti-bullying measure to a bill that permits a limited form of medical marijuana. While DFLers have hailed the session as a historic success, Rep.
Nothing tastes better than fresh food from the garden. Just ask Humphrey Manor resident Bernice Geiser, one of 76 area seniors who received a five-pound bag of fruits and vegetables every two weeks last summer through an innovative Todd and Wadena Public Health nutrition program. "It was always nice produce," Geiser said.
"Life - Live It, " a community-wide campaign to increase awareness of mental health resources, will launch next week during the June Jubilee parade. M State Wadena student government leaders won't just be tossing candy from their float next Thursday.
The Wadena Police Department's push for property owners to remove junk from their yards isn't just about making the city look nice. "(It's) for the health and safety of the public," Police Chief Naomi Plautz said. In between her other duties, the chief has been surveying the city throughout the spring looking for violations of the city's public nuisance ordinance. So far, she's flagged 184 properties in southeast, northwest and northeast Wadena. . "This is quite a process," Plautz said.
Wadena-Deer Creek has no affiliation with an out-of-state company that is seeking local "sponsors" for a fall sports schedule card. At least one area business, Tri-County Health Care, has received an email solicitation from Jane Lester of Scholarship Calendars, a Virginia-based firm. In the email sent last week to TCHC's chief financial officer Kim Aagard, Lester asked her to consider sponsoring full-color pocket-sized schedule cards. "One spot is 300.00 or 500.00 for both the front and back," Lester wrote. "Let me know if you would like to see a sample, I can email it to you.
During its heyday in the late 1800s, Shell City was a bustling community along the banks of the Shell River in northern Wadena County. The town - also known as Kindred - boasted a post office, hotel, school and several stores.
Jodi Malcolm always wanted to be her own boss. So after seven years as a phlebotomist at local clinics, the 25-year-old New York Mills woman decided, "I'm just going to...