Lance Beversluis Lance Michael Beversluis, boy, was born on Sept. 2 to Britney and Shawn Beversluis of Deer Creek. He weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Shaneen Schmidt at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Shawnda and Kevin Helmbrecht, Nathan Hawkins, Chris and LaDonna Norenberg, Gary Beversluis and Lori and Terry Robinson. Older sister Madyson Rose Beversluis welcomes him home. Vivian Van Bruggen
Richard Irving Boatman, 50, Staples, warrant: theft of firearm. Trevor Jon Krinkie, 25, Browerville, warrant: traffic violation. Dylan Thomas Kross, 36, Bagley, warrant: drug possession. Joshua Everett Carey, 32, Bethel, warrant: traffic violation.
Speeding Allison Ann Bergman, 19, Baxter, 75/65, fees $130. Britt Michael Breidung, 23, Nelson, Wis., 80/65, fees $150. Richard Dean Clayton, 97, Casselberry, Fla., 75/65, fees $130. Megan Rae Dougherty, 18, Verndale, 65/55, fees $130. Eric James Janssen, 21, South St. Paul, 65/40, fees $150. Luke Veronen, 32, Minneapolis, 70/60, fees $130. Jeffrey Todd Walker, 32, Burtrum, 69/55, fees $140. Traffic Court BNSF, Dilworth, railroad blocking crossing for more than 10 minutes, fees $190.
Sept. 1 • The owner of three benches told law enforcement he found them floating in the water. He had placed the benches on a raft at his river/lake property. He suspected canoers or floaters of the vandalism. Sept. 2 • A woman suspected a man with a ponytail stole mail from her mailbox on 150th Street. • The Lakewood Emergency Room in Staples reported a man was bitten by his own dog. The victim said the dog's shots were up to date. He also agreed to quarantine the dog for 10 days.
Minnesota 4-Hers from 86 counties arrived with over 2,800 animals at the 2016 "Great Minnesota Get-Together" for this year's 4-H livestock encampment. Education is integral in the "learn by doing" philosophy of 4-H. As part of the educational component, Minnesota 4-H requires every youth exhibiting an animal to also participate in knowledge tests, skill-a-thons and personal interviews directly related to the animal species they are exhibiting.
Reminder: No whole deer carcasses allowed to enter Minnesota Hunters who harvest deer outside the state are reminded that whole deer carcasses are no longer allowed to be brought into Minnesota from anywhere in North America. This new restriction that includes all members of the deer family (deer, elk, moose and caribou) is an effort by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to respond to the increasing prevalence and geographic spread of chronic wasting disease.
Blessing of animals set for Sept. 18 There will be an outdoor Blessing of the Animals at Green Island (on the north edge of Wadena) at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. The Blessing of the Animals is a celebration traceable to St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. It is observed widely throughout the old Christian world in early autumn as a time to honor the bond between animals and humans across the earth. This is an old tradition revived by St. Helen's Episcopal Church of Wadena and everyone is invited.
Woman may face charges for falsely reporting a double kidnapping A woman is facing possible charges after apparently telling Crosby police that she and another woman were kidnapped on Sunday. Crosby officers met the woman in Crosby, where they received details of the alleged incident. Police report the woman stated she did not know where the other woman was and directed officers to the apartment building in Ironton where she stated the incident occurred.
Sept. 5 • Jordan Austin Grewe, 18, of Bertha, was issued a citation for domestic assault. Sept. 6 • Zachary Arthur Billman, 26, of Wadena, was formally charged for violating an order for protection. Sept. 7 • Clinton Albert Gorden, 54, of Wadena, was booked into the Wadena County Jail for violating conditions of release. Sept. 9
The High 48s bluegrass band will perform at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m., kicking off the Staples Motley Area Arts Council's new season. Since forming in 2006, The High 48s have been making music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude, original songs and a wide range of influences far beyond Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers and Flatt and Scruggs.