Andrew Charles Bimberg, 42, Sebeka, warrant: drug possession (two counts). Stanley John Canova, 51, Wadena, warrant: DWI. Kristie Danyelle Bradford, 41, Wadena, warrant: theft by swindle. Chelsea Leann Haddock, 23, Wadena, warrant: theft by swindle. Timothy James Lee, 36, Wadena, warrant: contempt of court.
Ann Goldie, Wadena, has been named to the dean's list at Southwest Minnesota State University for achievement during the spring semester of study. An undergraduate student who completes 12 or more graded credits and achieves a grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher will be considered for the Honors Dean's List.
The following students made the "A" honor roll for 4th quarter: Fifth grade Brandon Adams, Lillian Adkins, Lance Anderson, Jade Benning, Charles Bushinger, Madison Carsten, Koby Endres, Madelyn Gallant, Ellie Hale, Isaac Hamann, Lane Hoefs, Jakob Ikola, Hailey Kircher, Jack Koranda, Emily Lepinski, Evan Lunde, Mark Lunde, Grace Matthiesen, Kayla Meeks, Katrina Moench, Alexandra Pavek, Charlize Pichardo, Kathryn Redning, Phillip Ross, Mercedes Schulz, Paige Self, Ella Stroeing, Aiden Sutherland, Dylan Wirth and Cole Woods. Sixth grade
There's been some headway, but more needs to be done to convince people to buckle up. Maybe some statistics will help: Lack of seat belt use is a contributing factor in about 40 percent of all Minnesota traffic deaths. In the last five years (2011-2015), 527 unbelted motorists lost their lives and 1,035 people suffered life-changing injuries in Minnesota. Of the 1,379 motorists who lost their lives in the last five years (2011-2015), only 51 percent of them were known to be belted.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Transportation remind motorists to be careful of turtles crossing roads over the next several weeks as they move to familiar nesting locations. Allowing turtles to cross the roads is vital to preserving regional populations. "Many turtles and other species are killed on Minnesota roads each year, especially during the nesting season," said Carol Hall, DNR herpetologist, "In fact, roadway mortality is believed to be a major factor in turtle population declines throughout the United States."
The son of a Fergus Falls man has been charged with killing his father. Dustin Defiel, 28, is charged with second-degree murder of his father, Ricardo Defiel. The Fergus Falls Police Department reports they were dispatched to the home at the 1900 block of Main Street for a shooting after Dustin Defiel's mother, Tamara, called authorities. Officers arrived and used a SWAT peacekeeper vehicle as they approached the home. Dustin Defiel had left the scene by then.
Erica Huhta, Wadena, made the dean's list at Michigan Technological University for the 2016 spring semester. To be included, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Red, White and Blue Mass to be held June 23 In light of the recent violence seen in public service, health care and legal professional field, St. Ann's Catholic Church invites all communities to come together to show support. A Red, White and Blue Mass will be held at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Wadena on Thursday, June 23 at 6 p.m. to celebrate these important public service members. Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of denomination.
Where's Waldo? In Wadena of course! The famous children's book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 25 local businesses throughout Wadena this July. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the shop local movement in the community. Previous year's participants have included 1776: A Clothing Revolution, Weber's Hardware, Hometown Crafts, Gracie's Closet, Rex McDonald, Boondocks and many more.
May 31 • Olivia Sharon Mann, 26, of St. Louis Park was stopped and issued a citation for speeding 40/30 mph zone. June 1 • Harry Edward Tichy, 65, of Wadena, was issued a citation for violating the dog at large ordinance. • Joshua Steven Samler, 35, of Randall, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after revocation. • James Michael Wintermeyer, 30, of Wadena, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after revocation. June 2