Brandon Cottrell of Eden Prairie, son of Beth and Mike Cottrell, grandson of Gene and Judy Cottrell and Jim and Laura Bounds, all of Wadena, graduated Cum Laude from Augsburg College in Minneapolis on April 29 with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Brandon is a Radiologic Technologist having graduated from Rice Memorial Hospital School of Radiologic Technology in Willmar in 2009. Brandon served in the US Army Reserve from 2011 through 2017 and spent 2012-2013 on deployment in Afghanistan. Brandon will be continuing his education to become a Physician's Assistant.
Cooper Jones Cooper Vaughn Jones, boy, was born on May 1 to Brittany Johnson and Dustin Jones of Dent. He weighed 6 lbs., 13 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Laura DuChene at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Jeff, Misty, Randy and Jessi. Older sister Kendal Jones welcomes him home.
Tri-County Health Care is excited to announce the addition of Rachel Redig, MD, to Tri-County Hospital in Wadena, effective May 1. Redig specializes in emergency medicine and holds certification from the Emergency Medicine Board. Redig attended Augsburg College and then went to medical school at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed her residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners in Grand Rapids, Mich. Previously, Redig worked for four years at Essentia St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes.
Four members from the Wadena-Deer Creek FFA chapter recently attended the 88th Minnesota FFA Convention, April 23-25 at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Ryan Grendahl, Bell Snyder, Emily Benson and Joshua Tabery attended the convention with the Staples-Motley FFA chapter. Speakers, awards, competitions, workshops and sessions were some of the highlights for the 3,603 FFA members from Minnesota attending the convention, celebrating the convention theme, "All In: Our Legacy Starts Now."
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) is hosting its biannual Women's Leadership Conference Saturday, June 3, at the Franciscan Convent in Little Falls. Fourteen percent of family farms have women as the principal operator and 29 percent of businesses are owned by women. These numbers are growing every year.
Kristie Danyelle Bradford, 42, Wadena, warrant: theft by swindle. Aleida Garcia Davila, 22, Wadena, warrant: traffic violation. Chelsea Leann Haddock, 24, Wadena, warrant: theft by swindle. David Stephen Haney, 51, Gladstone, warrant: traffic violation. Jodi Lynn Malloy, 43, Fargo, N.D., warrant: contempt of court. Veronica Teran, 20, Eagle Pass, Texas, warrant: traffic violation.
April 27 • A man appeared in court in an intoxicated condition. • After a woman's husband said he was going to hang himself he went into their detached garage. The caller asked a deputy to check the garage. The man was okay when located. April 28
May 1 • Lance Gordon Peterson, Jr., 26, of Mahnomen, was arrested for 5th degree possession of a controlled substance. Peterson was transported to the Wadena County Jail. • Curtis Jason Phipps, 40, of Wadena, was issued a citation for driving after revocation and failure to yield, after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Phipps was also arrested on a Wright County warrant and was transported to the Wadena County Jail. May 5
Want to learn the sport of fly fishing? Here is an introductory class designed to get you started. Fly fishing is a great way to fish not only trout, but big pike, small and large mouth bass and panfish. You will learn about selection and proper use of equipment and accessories, along with casting principles. Participants, ages 16 and older, will learn the basic principles of fly casting, reading water, fly selection, entomology, knot tying and rigging, equipment and where to fish locally and across the U.S. After this class, students will be all set to hit the water.
Adult Survivors of Suicide Loss support group set for May 16 Tri-County Health Care has an "Adult Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group" to help those in the area affected by suicide. The monthly support group will meet on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care.