May 24 • Arlan Ray Bergstrom Jr., 23, of Detroit Lakes was stopped and issued a citation for driving after revocation. • Samuel John Goeden, 30, of Hewitt, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after revocation. May 28 • Blaine James Cooper, 19, of Wadena, was stopped and issued a citation for exhibition driving. The Wadena Police Department answered 137 calls for service this past week and investigated three motor vehicle crashes.
Accompanied by the symphonic sounds of "Pomp and Circumstance" and the proud smiles of family members, kindergartners marched down the aisle of the Wadena Memorial Auditorium for Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary's annual Kindergarten Graduation. The event honors these students who completed kindergarten and is the future class of 2028. Kindergarten teachers Mandy Gallant, Angie Moats, Alyssa Morlock and Shelley Steffens, along with music teacher Mary Ellenson, organized the graduation with 76 students donning tasseled caps and colorful t-shirts.
Speeding Myria Marie Ashman, 20, Sebeka, 65/55, fees $130. Kurt David Holm, 50, Cushing, 65/55, fees $130. Bryan Roy Miles, 27, Verndale, 89/55, fees $390. Jesse Alan Tymenski, 29, Staples, 65/55, fees $130. Traffic Court David Allen Brandenburg, 35, Park Rapids, driving after suspension, fees $290. Christine Elise Dahlvang, 27, Motley, seat belt, fees $115. Nicole Marie Girtz, 28, Park Rapids, proof of insurance, fees $290. Sentenced
Gail Kulp officially entered the race for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 8B, which includes House District 8B includes Bluffton, Deer Creek, Henning, New York Mills and several other eastern Otter Tail County townships, along with areas of eastern Douglas County. Kulp is running because she feels deep connections to the people she has lived with for nearly 40 years. "They deserve a citizen legislator who is determined to get the job done well in advance of a midnight deadline," Kulp said.
Motorists on several central Minnesota highways will soon encounter a quieter form of rumble strips on the roadway. Crews began installing sinusoidal centerline rumble strips, or "mumble strips," on 13 highways, some of them near Wadena and Otter Tail Counties, earlier this week. The mumble strips alert drivers if they drift out of their lane similar to traditional rumble strips, but their design reduces the amount of noise heard outside of the vehicle. The sections of highways receiving mumble strips include: • Highway 9 from Highway 10 to Felton
The Old West Melodrama Dinner Theatre at Elmer's Barbecue is expanding this summer, putting on productions each Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, starting June 10. Each month will feature a different show. Located in it's own theatre venue out back, Betty Jo's Pavilion, the first four-weekend show is titled "Built Like a Brick Pagoda" or "Everytime I Sneeze, I Sneeze Pennies from Heaven." It is an original two-act melodrama, written and directed by North Dakota Theatre Hall of Fame inductee and recent Battle Lake semi-retiree El. J. Arntson.
Senior health clinic slated for June, July A Senior Health Clinic sponsored by Wadena County Public Health will be held the third Wednesday monthly alternating between the Sebeka and Menahga Senior Centers. Clinics will be held Wednesday, July 20 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Menahga Senior Center and June 15 at the Sebeka Senior Center. Clinics at Wadena County Public Health will be held the second Wednesday monthly from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. starting June 8.
The Minnesota Legislature had 75 days to get two main things accomplished - a bonding bill for public works projects and transportation funding. Even though legislators had the luxury of working with a $900 million budget surplus, they failed on both accounts. There's been plenty of finger-pointing about who was most at fault, but the blame game rings hollow session after session. Constituents want action and solutions, not excuses.
If you plant them, there will be shade. Grayson Magner's job as Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative's Arborist usually involves tree trimming and removal. But he knows it's also important to replace the trees that get taken down. As part of their commitment to Arbor Day and giving back to the communities they serve, Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative worked together with the City of Staples Parks and Recreation Department to plant trees at Dower Lake Recreational Area.
The Minnesota State FFA Degree is the highest award that the Minnesota FFA Association can bestow upon its members. 337 Minnesota members out of it 10,500 members qualified for the State FFA Degree. To be eligible for the Minnesota FFA Degree, students must have earned and invested at least $2,000 of his or her own efforts in a Supervised Agricultural Experience. Students are involved in work-based experiences for two types: placement or entrepreneurship.