MnUSA Region 9 will host a fall workshop Oct. 27-29 at Thumper Pond Resort in Ottertail. There will be an evening reception Friday prior to the snowmobile instruction certification course beginning at 6:30 p.m. To sign up for the course, call Charles Chadbourne at (218) 841-6517 by Oct. 20. MnUSA committee meetings will be held Saturday followed by several workshops including: Polaris Rider-X, Using Facebook and Other Social Media, DNR Roundtable, and Benefits of Being a MnUSA Club. An evening banquet with guest speaker Brian Nelson, USXC owner will finish the evening.
Wadena County Commissioners, Park Board members and staff attended a tour of County Parks on Sept. 20. Several parks were visited to view improvements already made and a planning session of the Park Board was held later that afternoon to discuss and plan for additional improvements to the parks system in the next few years.
Tri-County Health Care will host its monthly Grief Support Group on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. The group's purpose is to offer understanding, suggestions for coping, support, friendship and hope to bereaved adults. Anyone who has experienced a loss is invited to attend. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Tri-County Health Care's Medical Social Services at (218) 631-5228 or visit TCHC.org.
The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public's help in locating a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash on Aug. 22. between midnight and 12:30 a.m. The vehicle was believed to be traveling eastbound on I-94 , just west of the Brandon exit in an active construction zone when it struck a pedestrian believed to have been walking east in the eastbound traffic lane or shoulder. It's possible the vehicle would have damage to the front passenger side mirror area. Anyone with information should contact the State Patrol at (651) 582-1415.
Wadena County Public Health holds flu clinics The Wadena County Public Health office will hold flu immunization clinics the following dates: • Sept. 29, 2 — 4 p.m. at the Wadena County Public Health office. • Oct. 5, 2 - 3 p.m. at the Wadena Senior Center
The 4th Annual partnership barn dance will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 for 4 to 9 p.m. at the Wadena County Fairgrounds. The event is being held to celebrate the St. Cloud diocesan partnership with Homa Bay, Kenya and Maracay, Venezuela. The dance will begin with an outdoor mass with Bishop Kettler. A picnic meal will take place at 5 p.m. followed by the dance and kids activities at 6 p.m. Final door prizes will be awarded at 8:45 p.m. There will also be a live auction. Freewill offerings will be accepted. For more information, call (320) 251-1100.
A multi-year, multi-million dollar project aimed at bringing high-speed internet access to all residents in Region 5 continues this year with broadband expansion and exploration into the rural areas of Todd and Wadena counties. According to the North Central Economic Development Authority, the project is a cooperative effort involving regional telecommunications companies Consolidated Telephone Company (CTC) and West Central Telephone Association (WCTA), with assistance from the Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) and National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).
Registration open for Britt's 'N Pieces
Women of all ages are invited to don their pink apparel and attend Tri-County Health Care's revamped Women's Day Out event, now Live Pink, on Monday, Oct. 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School in Wadena. The event is free and open to all women.
Minnesota 4-H'ers from 86 counties and two tribal nations brought over 2,600 exhibits, delivered 175 public presentations and participated in dozens of group learning experiences and performances at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair.