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Judging by the outcomes of last year's standardized tests, Wadena-Deer Creek is doing a swell job teaching science. The three grade levels that took the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments science test all scored above the state average. With 64 percent demonstrating they had met state standards, WDC fifth graders scored three percentage points higher, while eighth graders scored one percentage point higher and sophomores bested the state average by a whopping 10 percentage points. "They drilled it. The kids deserve credit for being really good students ...
In July, the Cyber Cafe received a final check from a source that has supported roughly 29 percent of the downtown Wadena youth center's budget. Due to cuts in Wadena County Public Health's Family Service Collaborative funding, the downtown youth center and coffee shop will lose more than $18,000 a year - a gap that Cloverleaf Youth Partnership, the local non-profit that launched the Cyber Cafe 12 years ago, is looking for ways to bridge. With the help of the city of Wadena, the partnership submitted a request for "innovation funding" from the National Joint Powers Powers Alliance, which, th
Before she joined the Wadena Police Department, Naomi Plautz worked as a regional task force agent, making undercover drug buys, executing search warrants and conducting surveillance. That was 16 years ago.
More than 500 people, many of them in regal garb, participated in the second annual Princess Warrior 5K Run, Walk, Roll, Stroll or Crawl on Saturday, what would have been Jane Fiemeyer's eleventh birthday. Leukemia claimed the Wadena-Deer Creek second grader's life in the fall of 2012. This year's event raised nearly $10,000 for the Princess Warrior Foundation, which raises awareness of childhood cancer, donates to cancer research and helps organizations and individuals - including a $500 annual Wadena-Deer Creek scholarship - who demonstrate what her mother Jil calls "Jane-like" qualities.
Volunteers pretend to be have been injured in a fiery truck collision with a propane tank, one of four scenarios local emergency responders practiced reacting to during a countywide disaster...
A $5.7 million voter-approved project included a 29,000 square foot addition that houses a new gym and fitness room, two science classrooms as well as more spacious district offices. The...
Judge Sally Ireland Robertson has recused herself from hearing the Wadena County Humane Society's lawsuit against the city of Wadena due to membership in the non-profit organization and friendship with its leadership, according to a Sept. 19 filing in Minnesota's 7th Judicial District Court. The court removed Robertson, Wadena County's resident judge, and reassigned the case to Judge Jay D. Carlson, who is chambered in Becker County but serves one day a week at the Wadena courthouse. It also rescheduled Friday's 1:30 p.m.
When the first settlers arrived in Hewitt at the end of the 18th century, they didn't bring a lot of cash. They mostly just owned their land and what they brought with them.
It's almost finished. The furniture and equipment has been ordered for the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center and it's slated to be installed in time for the $12.3 million facility to open in early December. The Wadena City Council approved the purchases at a special meeting last Thursday, agreeing to the recommendations of Wellness Center Director Eric Robb before touring the nearly completed building. After minimal discussion, council members awarded the furniture contract to Alternative Business Furniture of Eden Prairie.
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.