Cultural Center hosts artist talk and book signing Aug. 7 The Cultural Center's August 2016 Artist of the Month, Jon Solinger, will share photographs and stories from his book, Working Land, in a free Artist Talk and Book Signing on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Cultural Center in New York Mills. This project culminated in a book of photographs, essays by other writers, and maps and diagrams drawn by the subjects of the book's portraits.
July 21 • A deputy issued a citation to a driver for speeding on County Road 23. The driver, who thought he was traveling 60 miles an hour in a 55 mph zone was clocked at 82. The driver told the deputy he has recently bought the car and the cruise control was not working. He also told the deputy he would be contesting the citation because he could not afford to pay the fine. July 22
A motorcycle driver was injured after a collision with a deer Friday night, July 29 in Wadena County. A Wadena County Sheriff's Deputy came upon the motorcycle v deer accident at about 9:56 p.m. Friday. The motorcycle was traveling north in the area of County Road 4 and County Road 23 when a deer hit the motorcycle on the right side, the sheriff's office reported.
July 25 • Joseph John Sudar, 35, of Waubun, was stopped and issued a citation for no proof of insurance. • Joshua Francis Bowstring, 24, of Cass Lake, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after revocation. • At approximately 1 p.m., a pair of prescription glasses that were left at the kiddy pool on 7th St. SW (west of M State). July 26 • Thomas Alan Reger, 61, of Wadena was charged and arrested for violating a harassment restraining order, a misdemeanor offense. Reger was transported to the Wadena County Jail.
A man drowned Sunday morning at the Menahga City Beach after law enforcement was called to an incident. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office was called to a report of an intoxicated male at the Menahga City Beach at 10:56 a.m. Sunday, July 31. The man had allegedly refused to leave after being asked. The caller said the individual was fully clothed and in the water.
From the Wadena Police Department: WE Fest traffic will once again be filtering through Wadena on Sunday, Aug. 7. Be advised that the traffic light on Hwy 10 at 2nd...
WDC invites families to Back-to-School Open House Aug. 31 Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools will host its annual Back-to-School Open House for students and families on Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the elementary and middle/high school.
A new study shows one way to help smokers quit their deadly habit: Make it more inconvenient. How do you do that? Don't allow smoking in rental housing units. Not only will smokers be less inclined to light up if they have to leave the building to do it, it will result in a healthier living environment for other tenants as well.
Davina and the Vagabonds are known for their hard-working professionalism, high-energy stage performance, and original sound. Two things remain consistent in all the shows: Davina Sowers' throaty, but cushiony voice, part Bonnie Raitt, part Etta James and a little Amy Winehouse, and her band's rollicking New Orleans flavor, driven home by dueling horn players and a bayou thick standup bass.
Military memorial should be moved to vet's park I don't know the history of the military memorial on the lawn of the Wadena courthouse, but if it's agreeable to those who placed it there, could it be moved to the growing veterans park on highway east? Muriel Juers, Wadena