John Richard Kuchinski, 36, Wadena, warrant: domestic violence. Brandon Lee Kloepfel, 32, Park Rapids, warrant: contempt of court. Scott Alan Borchers, 56, New Prague, Minn., warrant: traffic violation. Erica Rose Fairbanks, 34, Walker, warrant: traffic violation. Damien Michael Hoogakker, 26, Menahga, warrant: traffic violation.
For some years, local historians had sought the location of the ancient Overland Trail, one of the great routes to the West. Frank Goodrich, who lived in this country some 70 years, placed it near his father's homestead which was on the creek near what became known as the Dell Larson place, the original home of Dell and Elmer Larson, former probate judge of Wadena County. Here the trail crossed the river near an Indian encampment or reservation as it was known to the settlers, where three or four Indians lived on about 10 acres.
Often I like to imagine what this area was like before the settlers arrived. There is a rich, but relatively short history to be found here. Most of our communities in Todd and Wadena County were founded 100 to 150 years ago. Ever think about how humans would navigate this once great wilderness? Well, trails and rivers were their highways and while we may not live in lakes country, thankfully we have the rivers. A few years back, on a mild November day, my wife and I threw our recently acquired canoe into the Wing River in Hewitt.
No seed for you - MDHA denies supporters Recently the Wadena Minnesota Deer Hunters Association (MDHA) had an ad in the Wadena paper. They were going to give away seed for food plots. It was also on the radio. In reality, if you drove 40 minutes round trip to pick up seed, you were turned down, unless you were a member. So all you people that donated hides, unless you were a member, no seed for you. The local sportsmen's groups that donated money to MDHA, no seed. If you plant a plot on your own for 35 years like I have, no seed.
Hours Sunday: closed Monday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June Library Highlights We are hoping many children will join us at the Wadena City Library as we "Paws to Read." The annual summer reading program for pre- kindergarten through high school will start June 9 and run through the end of July. All you have to do is come in, sign up and read.
From 1971-1982 Air Force reservists, who flew in about 34 dioxin-contaminated aircraft used to spray Agent Orange and returned to the US following discontinuation of the herbicide spraying operations in the Vietnam War, were exposed greater levels of dioxin than previously acknowledged, according to a study published Feb 21 in the Environmental Research Journal.
May 22 • A caller asked for a welfare check on a friend who texted her saying he was suicidal. A deputy located the man and found him sitting on...
Andrew Charles Bimberg, 40, Verndale, warrant: drug possession, probation violation. Nathan Eugene Flann, 22, Park Rapids, warrant: DWI. Jo-Ell Rekisi Lester Whitfield, 26, Minneapolis, warrant: disorderly conduct. Jeremy Steven Rocheleau, 29, Verndale, warrant: traffic violation, disorderly conduct. Juan Gabriel Garcia, 27, Brooklyn Center, warrant: contempt of court. Justin Grant Hinkle, 27, Rothsay, warrant: shoplifting.
Michigan Technological University has released the Dean's List for the 2014 spring semester. To be included, students must achieve grade point averages of 3.5 or higher. Among the honorees are the following from the local area: Alan Mattson, Mechanical Engineering, Sebeka Erica Huhta, Mechanical Engineering, Wadena
Author to present "Minnesota's Lost Towns" at Historical Society June 6 Rhonda Fochs will talk about her new book, "Minnesota's Lost Towns", at the Wadena County Historical Society or Friday, June 6 at 7 p.m. History teacher and author, Rhonda Fochs, has spent several years researching and documenting nearly 150 lost towns of northern Minnesota to discover what created them, how they grew and prospered and why they died.