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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 original 92,000 square foot building was also extensively remodeled. The project has helped alleviate some of the school's space crunch caused by a recent boom in student population, much of it due to oepn enrollment, Verndale Superintendent Paul Brownlow said.
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.
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. The next night, the girls put these skills to work, joining the varsity cheer team on the sidelines for the first half of the WDC football game.