Mental Health First Aid will be offered for adults supporting youth from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 20 at the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center. The is a free 8-hour course that teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps people identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Attendees will: • Grow their knowledge of signs, symptoms and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions.
An innovative laparoscopic procedure to help prevent acid reflux in patients who suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is the latest tool Dr. David Kloss at Tri-County Health Care has to treat the disease. Titled the LINX® Reflux Management System, Tri-County is one of only nine facilities in the state certified to do the procedure and the results to acid reflux sufferers can be life-changing. Kloss is a board certified general surgeon specially trained to perform this surgery.
Feb. 27 • Wadena officials signed a complaint against Jeffrey Lee Kugel, 46, of Wadena. The complaint consists of 23 charges of stalking, violating of a domestic abuse no contact order and violating an order for protection. Kugel is set to make his first appearance at a later date. Feb. 28 • Keith Michael Shultz, 44, of Hewitt, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after revocation and no proof of insurance. March 1
Mustful book talk set for March 18
Local churches help to keep the Wadena Food Shelf stocked through participation in the Minnesota FoodShare March campaign. Minnesota FoodShare started as a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches (GMCC) and now recruits thousands of people across the state to participate in the fund and food drive. It promotes growing healthy food and raises awareness of hunger issues, good nutrition and access to government food programs.
The Cultural Center in New York Mills is honoring the work of women in arts and advocacy with a gallery exhibit, Women Are the World. This show presents work by Nebraska artist, Jennifer Bockerman; Minnesota artist, Jennifer Chilstrom; Mexican artist, Susana del Rosario; Northern Native artist, Annie Humphry; and pieces from Honor the Earth's Program Director, Winona LaDuke's personal collection.
SAUK CENTER, MINN. -- A judge has rejected a plea agreement in the case of a 42-year-old Sauk Centre woman accused of hitting a 23-month-old toddler with her car while driving drunk in Alexandria. Becky Lynn Laforge agreed to plead guilty to one of the three charges – criminal vehicular operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm while driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or more within two hours of the crash, which is a gross misdemeanor.
Arya Harper Arya Loraine Harper, girl, was born Feb. 28 to Krista Conklin and Richard Harper of Wadena. She weighed 6 lbs., 7 oz. and was 19 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Kailey Witt at Perham Health in Perham. Grandparents are Tracey Roberts of New York Mills, Brian Rehm of Henning and Lori Harper of Wadena. Great-grandparents are Loraine Rehm of Hewitt, Texas and Arlene Beane of Wadena.
Nashville-based singer/songwriter and Waconia native Jenn Bostic, returns to the Midwest to show off her voice, pianistic abilities and guitar. She takes the stage at Memorial Auditorium Friday, March 17 as part of the Wadena Area Concert Association series. The curtain rises on this concert at 7:30 p.m. Bostic performance will feature a blend of familiar tunes along with her own compositions, including "Jealous of the Angels," which won her five awards at the 2012 Country Music Association Awards.
Wadena-Deer Creek FFA member Jezebel Snyder recently attended FFA Day at the Minnesota State Capitol, along with members of the Staples-Motley FFA Chapter. FFA members first attended a general session on capitol protocol, legislative training, and general information at the Minnesota Department of Revenue Building. The delegation from WDC and Staples then visited Rep. Tim Miller before sitting in on the Agriculture Finance Committee meeting. Students heard testimony on financing from the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.