Dr. Ed Fleming of the Science Museum of Minnesota will talk about Archaeology in Wadena County on Thursday, Sept. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Wadena County Museum. He will discuss the results of the survey he and his team conducted this past summer to discover new archaeological sites in Wadena County. This recent survey was to learn more about the history of Wadena County prior to European settlement. This program is part of "Minnesota Voices," a series of free programs from the Wadena County Historical Society featuring programs with Minnesota writers, artists and scientists.
Kyle Michael Barta, 32, Fargo, N.D., warrant: issuing worthless check. Kristie Danyelle Bradford, 43, Wadena, warrant: theft by swindle. Stanley John Canova, 54, Wadena, warrant: DWI - refusal to test. Chelsea Leann Haddock, 25, Wadena, warrant: theft by swindle. Sasha Lynn Jenkins, 28, Duluth, warrant: disorderly conduct. Maxine Helen Nicol, 71, Mahnomen, warrant: contempt of court. William Edward Thompson, 32, Moorhead, warrant: probation violation.
Sept. 1 • A woman called police to report that a truck was driving erratically and speeding through a trailer park. Police were unable to find the truck. • A burglary of a cabin was reported to the Sheriff's Office. The owner thought it had been broken into sometime in the past three weeks. A tractor and attachments, power tools, pellet guns and snowmobile helmets were missing.
Sept. 4 • Marc Antony Rykowski, 22, of Wadena, was charged with check forgery. Rykowski is set to make his initial appearance in Wadena County court at a later date. Sept. 5 • Ethan Fred Fleisher, 27, of Park Rapids, was stopped and issued a citation for, no proof of insurance, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Sept. 7 • Cora Ann Clemetson, 77, of Wadena, was issued a citation for failing to stop at a stop sign, after she was involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Please join us on Saturday, Sept, 15 for a special event for the whole family. ArtOrg will come and set up a tent in the Wadena City Library parking lot, where kids and adults alike can design their very own piece of "steamroller art." Using scissors, cardboard and glue, artists can make their "block" - then it will placed on a special mat and pressed into a sheet of paper by an actual steamroller! Families are welcome to participate in this free event and take their unique artwork home.
A Poetry Walk is scheduled from Sept. 15-30 at Green Island on the north side of Wadena. Twelve short prose poems by Norwegian writer Dag Straumsvaag will be posted along a quarter-mile trail through pines. Visitors are welcome to come, stroll, read and ponder during daylight hours. Prose poems may be new and even puzzling to most. They look like neither poetry nor prose and they definitely don't rhyme. The subjects can be surprising and even odd.
The Minnesota Citizens Concerned for life will host a pro-life education gathering Sunday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at the New Life Church of God in Bertha. Everyone is invited to attend to learn about pro-life issues and how to make a difference in protecting life. Visit www.mccl.org for more information or call (612) 825-6831.
Tri-County Health Care and the National Alzheimer's Association will host the next Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 2:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room in the lower level of Tri-County Hospital in Wadena. This support group seeks to show caregivers of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other types of dementia that they are not alone.
The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office released information Monday, Sept. 10 that a Level 3 predatory offender had moved into the area. Gregory Michael Keppers, age 28, moved into the rural Ottertail city area, (Section 7 of Otter Tail Township), as of Monday. Keppers has a history of sexual conduct and contact with adolescent female victims (age 15-17). Conduct included asking for sexual contact. Contact included sexual touching and penetration. Force was used to gain compliance in at least one offense. Offender was known to victims.
The Wadena County Soil and Water Conservation District recently announced local SWCD area 3 supervisor Nancy Benson for successfully completing a one-year leadership development program sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD).