Dec. 7 • The Wadena Sheriff's Office received a 911 call stating a possible rollover before the caller hung up. When the dispatcher reached the caller they said a male party rolled but asked them not to call 911. Dec. 8 • A man being threatened on social media told law enforcement he gave a woman $100 and was now being blackmailed for $500 or she was threatening to post materials on Youtube and Facebook.
The Longest Night comes to NYM Cultural Center Dec. 21 The longest, and often darkest, night of the year approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Cultural Center in New York Mills offers a way to spend those extra hours of darkness: The Longest Night Music Festival.
Nov. 30 • When a plate did not come back on file a check revealed the driver had bought the vehicle in September but had not received new plates from the state. Dec. 1 • A customer drove away from a convenience store in Sebeka owing $28 for fuel. The vehicle was located at the Hub 71 restaurant. The owner of the car told a deputy he thought his passenger had paid for the fuel before returning to the store.
The following students were among the 1,817 fall graduates who participated in commencement Dec. 9 in Taylor Center's Bresnan Arena on the Minnesota State Mankato campus: Hewitt Kelsey Schwartz, BFA, Art, Magna Cum Laude Wadena Brittney Noon, BS, Speech Communication
Elizabeth Rose Gabrielson, 25, Little Falls, warrant: probation violation. Adam Paul Koons, 41, Sebeka, warrant: unauthorized use of vehicle. Antoinette Samantha Stone, 23, Onamia, warrant: contempt of court.
Dec. 4 • Daniel Jay Kvamme, 56, of Hewitt, was stopped and issued a citation for an expired driver's license. Dec. 5 • Justin Jeffrey Holland, 24, of Wadena, was issued a citation for driving after revocation. Dec. 7 • Christopher Michael Maloney, 45, of Wadena, was arrested on a Todd County warrant. Maloney was transported to the Wadena County Jail. • Officers received a call of a loud party in an apartment complex. Kiana Marie Sickels, 20, of Wadena, was issued a citation for unnecessary noises.
As the first major snow of the season arrives, Minnesotans are thinking about clearing snow and ice from pavement — sometimes with salt. We scatter an estimated 365,000 tons of salt in the metro area each year. But it only takes a teaspoon of salt to permanently pollute five gallons of water.
Wadena County Historical Society Holiday Tea and Open House Dec. 21 The Wadena County Historical Society will hold its annual Holiday Tea and Open House on Thursday, Dec. 21 from Noon to 4 p.m. at the Wadena County Museum.
Tri-County Health Care recently added Jessica Grimes, M.D., to its Ottertail Clinic team. Grimes specializes in family medicine and takes special interest in women's health and preventive medicine. She will start on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Grimes attended medical school at St. Louis University and completed her residency at St. Louis University Family Medicine Residency in Belleville, Illinois. She is board certified with the American Board of Family Medicine.
As Tri-County Health Care gears up to introduce an overhauled prenatal/obstetrics program in 2018, it is launching a community-wide contest to select a new name that embodies the program and its purpose. Some new features of the program include midwifery services, a car seat program, prenatal yoga and additional Tri Aquatics Moms Courses.