Oct. 14 • A Wadena County deputy pursued a vehicle reported to be weaving in and out of traffic eastbound on Highway 10 near Aldrich. The vehicle was gone when the deputy arrived on the scene. The vehicle was stopped later by the Staples Police Department. Oct. 15 • Suspicions were aroused when a bald male wearing a dark jacket and shorts appeared to be staggering near a vehicle that was in the ditch.
Just shy of its 80th anniversary, Lakewood Health System officially broke ground on the expansion projects for its Staples and Pillager clinics on Monday, Oct. 10. Two ceremonies were held, one at Lakewood's main campus in Staples and the other at the Pillager clinic.
The Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Liz Kuoppala as the new Executive Director of the Agency. Liz will replace Leah Pigatti, who is retiring after 38 years with Mahube-Otwa.
As the heating season kicks in, the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) encourages Minnesotans to contact their utilities now to learn more about the Cold Weather Rule that protects residential utility customers from having their heat shut off during the winter months. The rule took effect on Oct. 15 and continues through April 15, 2017.
Oct. 17 Dalton Allen Beachbittner, 20, of Motley, was stopped and issued a citation for exhibition driving. Alexander Galicia De Jesus, 40, of Wadena, was stopped and issued a citation for no Minnesota driver's license. Daniel Lee Marjama, 28, of Perham, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after revocation. Oct. 19 Joshua Andrew Stansbury, 24, of Park Rapids, was arrested on a Morrison County warrant. Stansbury was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Oct. 20
Harvest festival set for Oct. 29 St. Hubert's Catholic Church will be hosting their annual harvest festival Saturday, Oct. 29 in Bluegrass from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The festival will be held in the faith formation center located on the church grounds.
A central Minnesota kitchen is now a step closer to serving hundreds of hot meals each week to area seniors, thanks in part to innovation funding from National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA). Project leaders for the Hilltop Regional Kitchen held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the former Eagle Valley High School ag/shop building to celebrate the start of the building phase there. The entire project price tag is expected to come close to $1 Million, with NJPA chipping in $100,000.
Paul Gazelka Current employment: Business owner and state senator. Public office experience: One term House of Representatives, two terms state senator. Party affiliation: Republican. What do you want to accomplish if elected? Pass tax relief similar to what 89 percent of all legislators voted for during session but Gov. Dayton vetoed in June. Repeal MNsure health care and offer solutions that work. Provide funding for roads and bridges.
Meg Litts Current employment: Director, Discovery Woods Montessori School. Public office experience: This is my first time running for elected office, though I have helped with numerous campaigns in the past. Party affiliation: DFL.
Curtis and Loretta set to perform Oct. 31