A Poetry Walk is scheduled from Sept. 15-30 at Green Island on the north side of Wadena. Twelve short prose poems by Norwegian writer Dag Straumsvaag will be posted along a quarter-mile trail through pines. Visitors are welcome to come, stroll, read and ponder during daylight hours. Prose poems may be new and even puzzling to most. They look like neither poetry nor prose and they definitely don't rhyme. The subjects can be surprising and even odd.
The Minnesota Citizens Concerned for life will host a pro-life education gathering Sunday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at the New Life Church of God in Bertha. Everyone is invited to attend to learn about pro-life issues and how to make a difference in protecting life. Visit www.mccl.org for more information or call (612) 825-6831.
Tri-County Health Care and the National Alzheimer's Association will host the next Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 2:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room in the lower level of Tri-County Hospital in Wadena. This support group seeks to show caregivers of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other types of dementia that they are not alone.
The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office released information Monday, Sept. 10 that a Level 3 predatory offender had moved into the area. Gregory Michael Keppers, age 28, moved into the rural Ottertail city area, (Section 7 of Otter Tail Township), as of Monday. Keppers has a history of sexual conduct and contact with adolescent female victims (age 15-17). Conduct included asking for sexual contact. Contact included sexual touching and penetration. Force was used to gain compliance in at least one offense. Offender was known to victims.
The Wadena County Soil and Water Conservation District recently announced local SWCD area 3 supervisor Nancy Benson for successfully completing a one-year leadership development program sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD).
The support group for Celiac Disease will meet Monday. Sept. 10 beginning at 6 p.m. at Wadena Alliance Church, 1428 S. Jefferson. This informational meeting is being held to help people with celiac disease learn more about the disease: what to eat, how to cook and bake using gluten-free flours and ingredients. Informational materials will be available along with some gluten-free recipes. Each meeting begins with a pot luck supper. Along with a gluten-free dish to share, please bring about six copies of the recipe to share with the group.
Gordy "Crazy Fingers" Lindquist will perform at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16 in New York Mills.
Aug. 27 • Kristina Marie Campbell, 35, of Wadena, was arrested for violating the terms of her probation. Campbell was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Aug. 30 • Nicole Ann Steinhaus, 38, of Wadena, was arrested for domestic assault and disorderly conduct. Steinhaus was transported to the Wadena County Jail. • Ronnie Curtis Snyder, 57, of Wadena, was arrested for violating the terms of his probation. Snyder was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Aug. 31
The Cultural Center in New York Mills presents our first "Visiting Artist Pop-Up Concert" with Noa Fort on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Fort is a musician from New York who is spending two weeks at the Arts Retreat House in New York Mills as part of the Cultural Center's artist residency program.
Dustin Anthony Cestnik, 36, Motley, warrant: contempt of court. Kelly Ray Jarandson, 47, Erhard, warrant: contempt of court. David Lewis Misamore, 43, Moorhead, warrant: contempt of court. Cameron Michael Tuma, 20, Bemidji, warrant: contempt of court.