Tri-County Health Care welcomed Beth Helgerson, M.D., to its Wadena Clinic team on July 17. Helgerson specializes in general obstetrics and gynecology and holds board certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Area Students earned Dean's List honors from Bemidji State University in Bemidji at the conclusion of the Spring 2017 semester. To be eligible for the Dean's List, BSU students must be enrolled for at least 12 credits and earn a 3.5 GPA during the semester. A total of 1,049 students earned Spring 2017 Dean's List honors from the university. Wadena Alyssa Christensen and Jacob Krause
Allow people to keep their pets Perhaps your city could allow present families to keep their pets, kind of like a granddog or grandcat claws, and notify all new residents of your ordinance about pet numbers. I can't imagine the loss of a pet because of this. Seems so heartless. Fetters Nan, Mount Pleasant, SC What's wrong with having three dogs?
Mobile food drop donations accepted Aug. 1 A Project Community Connect event, including a Mobile Food Drop will be held for families and people in need at the Wadena Armory on Tuesday, Aug. 1. Brought to you by United Way, North Country Food Bank and sponsored by Pemberton Law, this event is for residents of Wadena County. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with food distribution starting at 11 a.m. Please bring boxes or baskets with which to carry food home. In addition to food distribution, various services and programs will be available to those attending.
Ryan John Brunner, 32, Park Rapids, warrant: obstructing legal process. Erik Alexander Burtt, 24, Menahga, warrant: probation violation. Zackery Laverne Lawrence, 31, Minneapolis, warrant: terroristic threats. John Kurtis Oderwald, 36, Menahga, warrant: traffic violation. Brandon Michael Snyder, 31, Verndale, warrant: probation violation. Josephine Lee Snyder, 34, Walker, warrant: probation violation. Joseph Lee Watts, 37, St. Paul, warrant: assault.
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