A Wadena woman was seriously injured in a rollover accident late Tuesday evening in Deer Creek. Melanie Rene Maas, 60, of Wadena suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to CentraCare Health in St.Cloud. She was wearing a seatbelt. No airbag deployed. She was a passenger in a 1997 Geo Prizm that was northbound on Highway 29 near Otter Tail County Road 73 near Deer Creek when it veered for a deer and rolled into the west ditch, according to the State Patrol.
John Daniel Waln, 33, of rural Wadena, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony theft — indifferent to owner rights. He had been charged with felony theft by swindle, but the charge was amended in a plea agreement. According to court records, on July 27, 2016, Detroit Lakes police spoke to a man who had a consignment agreement to sell his 1985 Chevy Monte Carlo street rod through Central Minnesota Motors, owned by Waln.
Three people were injured in a two-car collision at the intersection of Highway 10 and Otter Tail County Road 60 on Sunday evening, April 29, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Frederich George Bauck, 77, Frazee, was driving a 2014 Honda Accord westbound on County Road 60 about 6:31 p.m., while James David Henry, 30, Wadena, was driving a 1996 Ford Mustang northbound on Highway 10 towards Detroit Lakes, the Patrol reported. At the intersection, the Honda pulled out in front of the Mustang and was struck broadside, the report said.
Two people are dead after what police are calling homicides in rural Perham. According to a press release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the residence at 5:17 a.m. this morning (Tuesday) on a reported assault. The release states that when they arrived, two deceased victims were discovered at the scene. A suspect was located and taken into custody, but the names of the victims and the suspect have not yet been released. Check back for more updates.
Two people are dead after what police are calling homicides in rural Perham. According to a press release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the residence at 5:17 a.m. this morning (Tuesday) on a reported assault. The release states that when they arrived, two deceased victims were discovered at the scene. A suspect was located and taken into custody, but the names of the victims and the suspect have not yet been released. Check back for more updates.
The Wadena Pioneer Journal was honored recently with two journalism awards from the Minnesota Newspaper Association. Every year newspapers across the state are judged in a number of areas, and this year the PJ took home first place for Best Use of Photography as a Whole among all weekly newspapers in Minnesota. "Nice, bold and colorful photos," wrote the judge. "...What moved this entry to the top is that there is good photography throughout."
The first baby of 2018 at Tri‐County Health Care is baby girl Faren Elizabeth Lucas. Faren was born on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at 6:18 p.m. to Krysten and Will Lucas of Wadena. Faren weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth. Her proud grandparents are Mike and Tammy Snyder and Wendy and Al Larson. She is Krysten and Will’s first child.Achieving the New Year’s baby designation as late as Jan. 9 is quite a feat.
An entrepreneur's new business fails. A seventh grader receives the "most valuable player" award for basketball. A recovering addict fails to abstain. A singer auditions for and wins a role on Broadway. Everyone experiences some successes and some failures, but which has the greater effect on a life? Some people bounce back from failure, some don't. Some people are so successful it seems like they've never experienced failure and vice versa. How humans respond to success and failure is the question put forth by the 2018 Great American Think-Off:
They're dropping like flies — men in positions of authority who once perhaps thought themselves untouchable, as they then touched and harassed people "below" their perceived caste. As their arrogance grew, so too did their bold, careless, hurtful behavior. It was that arrogance — that presumptuous feeling that they were grander than they were — which brought them tumbling. It's a good thing this is happening; it is so very long overdue.
"Picturing the Good Life" is the theme of a new photo contest that is accepting photographs and short videos of the Wadena area. This collection of images will be used for promoting our region to others. The link to the complete contest guidelines and a place where photos and videos can be uploaded is www.TheGoodLifeWadenaMinnesota.com . There will be cash awards ranging from $25 to $100 for best images accepted for the collection.