Community Conversations on Mental Health set for Feb. 5 NAMI Minnesota will host a Community Conversations on Mental Health in Staples on Feb. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Staples Alliance Church, 1512 8th St. NE. No registration required. Community Conversations on Mental Health encourage people to talk about mental health and mental illnesses; challenge myths and misinformation; increase community knowledge and support; make communities inclusive and free from discrimination; promote prevention and early intervention; and agree to steps that communities can take.
Anthony Welch of St. Paul thought he had the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Fishing Extravaganza grand prize fish in the bag. He literally did have it in a plastic bag within the first five minutes of the contest, which started at noon Saturday on Gull Lake's Hole-in-the-Day Bay. The 3.67 pound walleye he lured in with a minnow head on a buckshot hook stood as the top fish for much of the three hour contest. But Steven Baumgartner of Owatonna had other plans. Not having any luck in his original spot at about 26 feet of water, he told his buddy he was going to move to shallow water.
On Thursday, Jan. 22, at approximately 08:30 a.m., Wadena officers were advised of a driving complaint on Hwy. 71, just south of Wadena. The complainant advised that a passenger car was all over the roadway, crossing both the center and fog lines. An officer located the suspect vehicle, which initially failed to stop for the officer's emergency lights. The suspect vehicle turned into a residence and drove into the back yard. The residence did not belong to the driver.
In Minnesota, the week should not pass without residents taking note of a report on the state's readiness for an oil-train or pipeline accident. Why? Because the public-safety workers themselves call their own readiness "below moderate," and "none of the responders rated their area's preparedness as excellent," the Minnesota Public Safety Department study notes. That's a critical shortfall, and it's one that Minnesotans should work hard to correct in the months ahead. That effort almost surely will pay off.
Waylon James Waylon James, boy, was born on Dec. 20 to Cassie and Brady Wegscheid of Wadena. He weighed 8 lbs., 4 oz. Grandparents are Rick Wegscheid of Wadena, Bonnie Barrows of Parkers Prairie and Larry and Trish Lock of Cable, Wis. Older sister Jovie welcomes him home. Emma Graham Emma Lynn Graham, girl, was born on Jan. 11 to Jennifer Sandberg and Anthony Graham of Sebeka. She weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. and was 19 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Bobbi Adams at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.
Perham's Derek and Kelly Riepe are East Otter Tail County's representatives in the Red River Valley Emerging Leadership Program. Alumni of the program from the county nominated them to take part in the program because of their involvement in their community. Derek works as a full-time diesel mechanic for Perham Truck Service and Kelly is a Registered Nurse at Lakewood Health Systems in Staples. They live on a hobby farm where they raise cattle which then they sell directly to locals as processed beef through their local locker plant.
Alina Perez, a resident of Wadena, was among nearly 1,100 students from Rochester Community and Technical College who made the Dean's List for Fall Semester ending this past December. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must successfully complete 12 or more letter-graded credits, in the same semester, and achieve a grade point average between 3.0 and 4.0.
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Commissioner Erin Lind today announced Bemidji State volleyball player Rachel Craig has been selected as a recipient of the sixth annual NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award. The award, named in honor of the late NCAA President Dr.
Tri-County Health Care has announced a partnership with Seip Drug to open a full-service pharmacy near the main entrance of the Wadena campus. The pharmacy, which is slated to open this spring, will be centrally located off the main lobby and will be open six days a week. Seip Drug will provide patients and visitors to Tri-County Health Care a quick and convenient place to have prescriptions filled or to purchase select over-the-counter medications and Durable Medical Equipment (DME). "We are excited about this opportunity.
Two longtime newspaper managers have been promoted within Forum Communications Corporation's Lakes Newspaper Group, company officials have announced. Alexandria Echo Press Publisher Jody Hanson has been named the new group publisher of the entire Lakes Newspaper Group, meaning she will oversee newspaper operations in Alexandria, Morris, Detroit Lakes, Park Rapids, Perham and Wadena. Additionally, Mary Brenk, the current advertising director for Detroit Lakes Newspapers, has been appointed the new publisher for the Detroit Lakes and Park Rapids newspaper operations.