Ethan McLeod Ethan Alexander McLeod, boy, was born on May 23 to Caitlyn McLeod of Wadena. He weighed 6 lbs., 2 oz. and was 20 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Shaneen Schmidt at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.
St. Mary's should be restored An arsonist set fire and caused considerable damage to the magnificent St. Mary's Church in Melrose on March 11, 2016. Thankfully, about 90 firefighters bravely extinguished the fire, removing sacred relics to rebuild the interior.
Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, has announced its 2017 spring semester honors list. The President's List includes 206 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.75 to 4.0 while enrolled for at least 12 credits. The Dean's List includes 240 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 to 3.74. The released honors list does not include students who have requested no release of information.
Colin Mustful, the author of several historical novels, will speak at the Wadena County Museum on Thursday, June 15 from Noon to 1:00 p.m. as part of the Wadena County Historical Society’s Minnesota Voices program. Colin has recently compiled his research into one comprehensive resource title, Confronting Minnesota’s Past: A Resource to Test Your Understanding on the U.S.
Kiersten Hall, author of "Corner Confessions," will be at An Open Book Monday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. Hall will do a reading from the book and will be signing copies. A few of the stories in the book are from real people although the names and particulars have been changed. The other stories have been pieced together or constructed by what has been described as a 'vivid imagination.' Meet 14 individuals who have decided to clean at least one skeleton out of their closet by confiding in a complete stranger whom they meet at a local coffee shop.
Author Lorna Landvick will discuss and sign her latest book, "Once in a Blue Moon Lodge" at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, as part of the Book Ends Monthly Series at The Uptown in Wadena. Books will be for sale from An Open Book.
Families in every city, town and rural area in Minnesota are feeling the effects of Alzheimer's and related dementias. Relatives, friends, colleagues and neighbors are touched by the disease and many want to help. The Alzheimer's Association estimates there are 91,000 Minnesotans age 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease and thousands more with other dementias. In honor of Alzheimer's Awareness Month, Mayor Deiss has proclaimed June 5-9 as Dementia and Alzheimer's Awareness Week in the City of Wadena.
It's difficult to argue against measures that protect the environment. Everyone wants clean lakes and clean groundwater. Until the cost sinks in, followed by the realization that someone has to pay for those protections — cities, counties, the state, federal government, and ultimately, taxpayers. This raises big questions: How much will it cost? Are the protections worth it? Will they actually help? If so, who will pay for it?
Ryan John Brunner, 32, Park Rapids, warrant: obstructing legal process. Christine Carol Flug, 49, Eagan, warrant: theft. Darrin Allen Jones, 23, Breckenridge, warrant: traffic violation. Dwight Luther Kern, 45, Staples, warrant: traffic violation, drug possession. Zackery Laverne Lawrence, 30, Minneapolis, warrant: terroristic threats. Jeremiah Joseph Liebersbach, 23, Hewitt, warrant: probation violation. David James Loeffler, 32, homeless, warrant: probation violation. Shelsy Violet Meidinger, 21, Sebeka, warrant: probation violation.
Police to analyze calls after bomb threat hoax at Detroit Lakes Wal-Mart DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Detroit Lakes police plan to analyze phone records as they investigate to a bomb threat hoax that shut down Wal-Mart on the city's west edge on Memorial Day as vehicles were backed up along busy U.S. Highway 10. Just after 1 p.m. Monday, the store received a phone call that, according to reports, alleged a bomb threat.