Jan. 25 • Fifteen rods and three boxes of tackle disappeared out of a fish house. Nothing with serial numbers was taken. The door of the fish house was damaged. Jan. 26 • A woman asked to speak with a deputy in regard to a man who had been removed from her trailer earlier. The man's name is on the lease. He allegedly threatened her, her son and her dog. The man was arrested for domestic assault. • A woman asked for assistance in getting meds for her child back from the child's father. Jan. 27
For many pet owners, ensuring the health and happiness of their animals is of utmost importance. Part of taking care of a pet includes being educated about potential viruses and how to prevent/treat them. One viral infection that affects dogs and cats is canine influenza and it's highly contagious. According to veterinary technician, Ericka Stoltenberg from Lakes Veterinary Hospital in Battle Lake, pets in the area can definitely be affected by canine influenza and it is easy to spread.
Tri-County Health Care was awarded $39,213 through the Minnesota Rural Hospital Planning and Transition Grant Program to implement a case management program for opioid patients. Known as the Opioid Management Program, this project will address opioid use for chronic non-cancer pain management and develop consistent standards of practice for opioid management for Tri-County's patients.
The Office of the Registrar at the University of Minnesota Crookston recently announced its list of fall semester 2017 graduates. Students completed their degree requirements during fall semester 2017. Area students among the graduates are: Perham Mary Riestenberg, Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources and Horticulture. Verndale Austin Hanson, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management with distinction. Wadena Ryan Redfield, Bachelor of Science in Management.
Pennie Rubbelke, of Wadena, was named to the Fall 2017 Dean's List at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. Dean's List members have achieved a 3.75 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale. The College of St. Scholastica would like to commend Rubbelke for honorable academic achievements.
During the early morning hours of Feb. 2, agents from the West Central Drug and Violent Offender Task Force along with Deputies from the Wadena Co. Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant in section 33 of Thomastown Township, near Staples as a result of a drug investigation involving Methamphetamine. Agents and deputies found Methamphetamine, Heroin, Marijuana, cash and multiple items of drug paraphernalia. The following individuals were arrested as part of the investigation: Holly Marsh, 40, of Staples, MN
Macy Hartman, Wadena, was named to the Dean's List at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for the fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year, ending December 2017. Qualification for the Dean's List is limited to students who have attained outstanding academic achievement. To be eligible, students must have earned not less than a 3.5 semester grade point average and have carried a minimum of 12 credits.
Tri-County Health Care will host its monthly Diabetes Support Group on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Maslowski Wellness and Research Center in Wadena. Anyone with an interest in learning more about diabetes is invited to attend for a brief walk followed by a conversation focused on diabetes self-management. The support group meets the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact Pam Doebbeling, RN, diabetes educator, at (218) 631-3510, ext. 5376, or visit TCHC.org.
More than 1,400 students were named to the Deans List for the 2017 Fall Semester at the University of North Dakota. The Deans List comprises students whose grade point average are in the top 15 percent of the enrollment in each of the University's degree granting colleges and schools. A student must have completed no fewer than 12 semester hours of academic work for the semester, of which eight or more hours must be graded work rather than "satisfactory/unsatisfactory." Among those on the list are: Verndale Maggie O'Keefe Wadena
Tri-County Health Care and the National Alzheimer's Association will host the next Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8, 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. At the group, they will learn new coping skills to better care for and understand their loved ones dealing with memory loss.