Minnesota author Will Weaver played to a full house Saturday at the monthly meet-the-author event at The Uptown. Weaver is author of best sellers Red Earth, White Earth and A Gravestone Made of Wheat, along with a host of young adult novels. Weaver talked about the adaption of his works to movies and stage musicals. "You give up artistic control," he said, "but it's lucrative."
VBS running at fairgrounds July 24-27 Galactic Starveyors, a vacation bible school presented by Grace Connection, will run Monday through Thursday, July 24-27. It will be held at the 4H building at the Wadena County fairgrounds from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Register by going to mygraceconnection.com or on the first evening at the fairgrounds. For more information, call Steph at (701) 213-5841.
July 11 • Ronald Thomas Hix, 68, of Wadena, was issued a citation for tampering with a motor vehicle. July 13 • The Wadena Police Department signed a criminal complaint on, Samella Katrice Holmes, 36, of Wadena, for malicious punishment of a child. Holmes is set to make her initial court appearance at a later date. July 14 • Countey Robert Byman, 40, of Wadena, was arrested for trespassing. Byman was transported to the Wadena County Jail. July 16
July 5 • The Wadena Police Department was contacted by a woman who alleged her daughter had sold a vehicle she did not own to a junk yard. The complainant said she gave the car to her daughter for her use but she had not signed the title over to her and wanted to report the vehicle as stolen. July 6 • Wadena police investigated when it was reported an apartment on Fourth Street NW had been burglarized. Nothing appeared to be missing but the complainant's cat.
New Minnesota writers featured at Green Island Sunday
Link Snyder Link Frank Snyder, boy, was born on July 3 to Jamie and Shane Snyder of Deer Creek. He weighed 7 lbs., 12.5 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Laura DuChene at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Deb and Curt Berry and Tom and DeAnna Snyder. Older brother Delsin welcomes him home. Hailey Kopveiler and Grant Kopveiler
Legislative process is concerning The state legislature has taken the governor to court. How did we get here? The process this year has me concerned. The state legislature passed two budget bills. The first one was done late April or early May and the governor sent it back signing none of it. The second was done and before him several days before the end of session. He did look at it and started to negotiate still needing a special session.
North Risk Partners, one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Minnesota, has acquired David Paulson Agency, an agency located in Wadena with roots dating back over 100 years. The deal, effective July 1, grows North Risk to 17 locations statewide, from Roseau in the North to Rochester in the South. For David Paulson Agency clients, both businesses and individuals, the acquisition means more options for coverages and loss prevention services.
In the July 6 edition of the Pioneer Journal Wadena County Human Services Director Tanya Leskey said: "Our model is similar in some ways to the model in Morrison County. What is unique about our drop-in center is that it's peer run." However, like the Human Services drop in center in Wadena County, the Human Services drop in center in Morrison County is also peer run.
Tri-County Health Care was awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.