Book Ends, monthly meet-the-author event in Wadena, welcomes Minnesota novelist Julie Schumacher on May 12. Schumacher is a Minnesotan who authored a wide range of novels, short stories and recently a coloring/activity book for academics. When not raising the bar for contemporary fiction or skewering academics, she chairs the Creative Writing Department at the University of Minnesota. An Explanation for Chaos (1997) is a collection of super-literary short stories, many of which are told from a young girl's point of view. Schumacher knows her way around female relationships.
Are you new to essential oils? Been dabbling a bit, but want to learn more of what you can use them for and do with them? Find out what all the conversation is about in this class. Learn about the benefits of essential oils and also choose 3-4 items to make and take home with you, that you can incorporate easily into your daily life. The class will be held May 31, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Sebeka School Home Ec room. Cost is $20 per person. Pre-register by May 23 by calling Raina at (218) 837-6574 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
April 26 • The Wadena Sheriff's Office notified Otter Tail County after a suicidal male jumped out of a vehicle in the emergency room parking lot and left in an unknown vehicle in the direction of Otter Tail County. April 27
Tyler Scott Avzaradel, 24, Fergus Falls, warrant: drug possession. Cole Michael Granda, 22, New Hope, warrant: drug possession. Amanda Marie Lang (AKA Amanda Rust), 27, Sebeka, warrant: contempt of court, traffic violation. Joseph Paul Roberts, 32, Park Rapids, warrant: contempt of court. Amy Ann Sarbaum, 33, Libby, Mont., warrant: theft by swindle.
Minnesota State University, Mankato will award 2,335 degrees at the end of the spring 2018 semester, with 2,277 students participating in three graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 5th in Taylor Center's Bresnan Arena. The following area students will participate in commencement: Hewitt Kelsey Schwartz, BFA, Art, Magna Cum Laude Wadena Brittney Noon, BS, Speech Communication
West Central Telephone's President Bruce Kinnunen and General Manager/CEO Chad Bullock recently participated in legislative visits in St. Paul with the Minnesota Telecom Alliance for their annual Day on the Hill event. Kinnunen and Bullock visited with Senator Paul Utke, District 2, Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, District 8 and Representative John Poston, District 9A while at the state capital.
The Realtors Land Institute proudly announced that Jason Ziegler, Whitetail Properties Real Estate LLC Land Specialist of West Central Minnesota and North Dakota, has officially joined the prestigious ranks of those holding the Accredited Land Consultant designation. The Realtors Land Institute provides the education, tools, services, advice and networking opportunities that are the foundation for all land professionals to become the best in the business—to become an industry leading Accredited Land Consultant.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) last week released the proposed Groundwater Protection Rule (GPR) to the public and announced the rule will be published in the State Register on April 30, 2018. An 80-day public comment period on the rule will follow.
Students from Wadena-Deer Creek School chapter learned skills and knowledge to become a better community member, wage earner or leaders by attending the Minnesota Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Conference in Bloomington from April 19-21. More than 1050 middle and high school students attended from throughout the state. This year's theme was "To Leadership and Beyond." Chapters from schools across the state competed in STAR events, participated in youth training workshops, and took part in general sessions led by student officers.
The Cultural Center in New York Mills announces four finalists from the essay contest portion of the Great American Think-Off. These four essayists each win $500 and a trip to New York Mills in June for the debate.