NJPA student recognition set for April 12 Forty-six students from 23 Region 5 high schools will be honored on Wednesday, April 12 at the 26th annual Student Recognition Banquet put on by National Joint Powers Alliance. The banquet is 5-8 p.m. at Madden's Resort in Brainerd.
Donovan Clyde Basswood, 54, Ponsford, warrant: traffic violation. Jason Eli Kirk, 39, Menahga, warrant: giving false name. Angela Rose Lorentz, 24, Wadena, warrant: traffic violation. Robbie Alan Orth, 32, theft, contempt of court. Cherie Rae Sansburn, 28, Wadena, warrant: obstructing legal process. Savannah Rose Stangel, 30, Minneapolis, warrant: contempt of court. David Michael Windmeier, 38, Menahga, warrant: theft.
A Wadena County property owner was cited for failure to obtain a burning permit after he started fire to a garage that spread to an abandoned house. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received a call at about 11:22 p.m. about a structure fire in Section 30 of Meadow Township Saturday, March 11.
Lincoln Fraki Lincoln Carl Fraki, boy, was born on March 8 to Katelyn and Noah Fraki of Ottertail. He weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz. and was 21 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Bobbi Adams at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Jesse and Gladys Fraki and Cherri Seppala. Older siblings Gabriel, Gary, Sawyer, Shiloh, Luther, Hope and Faith welcome him home.
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Three talented young artists will take the audience on a stroll down memory lane. "A Band Called Honalee" is a modern-day folk trio inspired by the music and legacy of Peter, Paul and Mary. This exciting trio will arrive in Wadena Sunday, March 26 to perform at Memorial Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. as part of the current series of concerts of the Wadena Area Concert Association.
More than 90 EMS personnel from local fire, rescue and police departments attended Tri-County Health Care's 30th annual Emergency Medical Service (EMS) program. The event was held on March 14 at M-State Wadena campus. "This event is a chance to have an educational opportunity, hear from guest speakers and also recognize area personnel," said Mike Ittner, Tri-County Health Care EMS Manager. "This is the 30th year that we've been able to recognize the many dedicated men and women who do heroic things on a daily basis."
A standing room only crowd greeted Mary Casanova, a children and young adult novelist, at the March Book Ends event on Saturday, March 11, at The Uptown in Wadena. Casanova is the prolific author of 35 books and workshop presenter for school age and adult readers and writers. Many of her books are set in northern Minnesota, where she lives with her husband Charlie in International Falls.
Lake Superior College art faculty member Victoria Hutson was recognized as the 2017 Outstanding eLearning Faculty on Feb. 20 at the annual Instructional Technology Council (ITC) eLearning Conference in St. Petersburg, Fla. ITC only chooses one or two nominees to receive an ITC Award for Excellence in eLearning for Outstanding Faculty. In 2017, only Victoria earned this recognition.
March 2 • A deputy stopped a vehicle in Wadena to conduct a welfare check of the driver who had made suicidal comments. The driver said he was fine and gave the deputy an account of some personal issues. • A female took a vehicle for a test drive and returned it to the sales lot smashed up. Photos were taken. March 3 • A caller requested to speak with an officer about property being stored in her garage which the owners had not retrieved.