Someplace Safe hosts chili fundraiser Oct. 13 Someplace Safe will host a chili fundraiser at St. Ann's Catholic Church Friday, Oct. 13 from 5-7 p.m. The dinner will include chili, dinner rolls, desserts and beverages. Freewill donations are accepted and takeout is available. Proceeds will benefit Someplace Safe. For more information call Tnaja at (218) 631-3311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Historical Society annual meeting slated for Oct. 19
Oct. 2 • Ryan Paul Petro, 32, of Wadena, was arrested for violating his release conditions. Petro was transported to the Wadena County Jail. • Shane Garold Plautz, 44, of Nevis, was arrested for violating a domestic abuse no contact order. Plautz was later transported to Hubbard County Jail. Oct. 4 • Tanner Kevin Olson, 19, was issued a citation for failure to yield, after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Local writer wins first place in writers contest
Tri-County Health Care's revamped women's event Live Pink drew more than 500 women of all ages from all across the area. The Wadena event was a departure from Tri-County's previous break-out session format. Instead, this set-up included health education, a light meal from Boondocks Cafe, more than $1,000 worth of prizes, a presentation by a breast cancer survivor and musical entertainment.
Book Ends, the monthly meet-the-author event in Wadena, is pleased to host Elisa Korenne as October guest author. Korenne emigrated from New York City to Minnesota via an artist's guest residency at New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. That journey inspired her debut memoir A Million Miles to Nowhere: An Unlikely Love Story. Korenne lives in rural New York Mills with husband Chris, their two young sons and two dogs. When not preparing dinner or tending children, she creates and performs music and sneaks in a few lines on her next writing project, a mystery.
Tri-County Health Care's Verndale Clinic has added two family practice providers to its team, interim physician Tim Schmitt, M.D., and full-time provider Mark Oshinsky, family nurse practitioner. Schmitt spent much of his career at Tri-County, providing family care in the Henning and Ottertail clinics. With a family-oriented mindset, Schmitt strives to make a connection with each patient, from the youngest to the oldest. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and is board certified in family practice.
Clayton Clifford Craft, 38, Wadena, warrant: theft. Sasha Lynn Jenkins, 27, Duluth, warrant: disorderly conduct. Lisa Marie Johnson, 41, Salon Spring, Wis., warrant: theft. Melissa Joy Johnson, 51, Verndale, warrant: drug possession. Donald Francisco Negron, 24, Minneapolis, warrant: drug possession. Judann Lynn Parrish, 31, Minneapolis, warrant: drug possession. Christopher Leeandrew Smith, 43, New York Mills, warrant: theft. Shawn Eugene Stevens, 27, Mahnomen, warrant: theft.
Sept. 26 • Brandon Wayne Klipping, 19, of Wadena, was cited for minor consumption. • Lynard Charles Wright, 19, of Sebeka, was cited for minor consumption. Sept. 27 • Robert James Cameron, 42, of Staples, was arrested for violating his conditions of release from Todd County Court. Officers also confirmed that Cameron was the suspect of a driving complaint on Monday, Sept. 25 in Wadena. • Edward Jonathan Beaulieu, 23, of Wadena, was arrested on a Becker County Warrant and transported to the Wadena County Jail.
Sept. 22 • A fight in the parking lot at the Eastwood Inn was reported to the Wadena police. The couple having the dispute moved into their motel room and things were heard "banging off and on the walls." When the police arrived the female said the argument was about their room. The male said he was tired of arguing with her and was moving to the Sunnybrook Campground for the rest of the night. The couple agreed there had been nothing physical between them.
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is observed each year in October as a way to honor victims and survivors, as well connect those involved in the work of ending this crime in our communities. Domestic violence is prevalent in every community and affects all people regardless of age, socioeconomic status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion or nationality. In fact, one in three women and one in four men have been physically abused by an intimate partner. Everyone can play a role in taking a stand, and working together to end domestic violence.