March 28 • Chad Allen Waln, 20, of Wadena, was stopped and issued a citation for expired vehicle registration. March 30 • Kellen William Hanson, 31, of Wadena, was arrested for violating his conditions of release. Hanson was transported to the Wadena County Jail. April 2 • Matthew David Bell, 32, of New Brighton, was stopped and issued a citation for no proof of insurance. April 7
It appears Minnesota's small businesses will not get tax relief this session of the Legislature. Despite a projected $1.2 billion surplus and nearly $2 billion in reserves, Gov. Mark Dayton seems disinclined to push for reasonable changes in business taxes. The Democrat-controlled state Senate is not moving in that direction, and the Republican-controlled House might make all the right noises, but seems to have other fish to fry.
The Wadena County Sheriff's Office encourages the public to sign up for the CodeRED alert system. This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week and the county will participate in statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 14 at 1:45 and 6:55 p.m. The communities' outdoor warning system will be activated during both tornado drills. As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, the sheriff's office is encouraging people to sign up for a weather alert system offered in the county.
WDC showing 'Temple Grandin' April 20 April is Autism Awareness Month. To promote awareness and acceptance the Special Education Department (ASD) of Wadena-Deer Creek is offering staff, students, parents and anyone else who is interested the opportunity to view the movie, "Temple Grandin" Wednesday, April 20 in the Robertson Theatre at Wadena-Deer Creek High School.
The Cultural Center in New York Mills presents two separate but related "Finnish Roots" events on Saturday, April 16: Salolampi Finnish Language Village activities during the day, followed by funnyman and musician Kip Peltoniemi in an evening concert. The activities with Salolampi will be from 10-11:30 a.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. at the Cultural Center. These activities, songs, and stories are free to attend and appropriate for youth and families.
March 31 • Wadena County deputies assisted the Menahga Police Department in removing a disruptive male from the VFW Club. He was later arrested, along with an adult female, on warrants. April 1 • A Staples caller complained his neighbor was using a chainsaw without a muffler attachment. A deputy made contact with the suspect who was cutting logs to make a bed frame. He agreed to go back further in the woods.
Award-winning singer/songwriter Sarah Morris, joined by her band, kicks off her spring tour with a concert at Centennial Auditorium in Staples at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16.This is the final concert of the Staples Motley Area Arts Council's regular season. The show is underwritten by Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union.
It's time to change horses If you want to see how our D.C. establishment bureaucracies have failed us most, look no further than our broken Department of Veterans' Affairs, which even now still fails to provide adequate care to the men and women who served this nation in its Armed Forces..
Ethan Gilbertson Ethan Leo Gilbertson, boy, was born March 24 to Rachael Totland and Andrew Gilbertson of New York Mills. He weighed 6 lbs., 9 oz. and was 20 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Andrea Westby at Perham Health in Perham. Grandparents are Dennis and Mary Totland of Frazee, Scott Gilbertson of Park Rapids and Darla Daniels of Nevis. Ernest Yoder