Add St. Paul, Minn., to the list of cities where fast-food workers are clamoring for a $15-per-hour minimum wage. The Pioneer Press reported that fast-food workers and community allies rallied for a strike on Labor Day. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison attended, along with mayoral candidates and members of City Council. "The CEO of McDonald's is making $9,000 an hour and can probably afford to get by on $6,000 an hour," Ellison said.
Aug. 31 • The Wadena County Sheriff's Office was informed after approximately 40 trees were accidently cut down. The caller offered to pay for the trees but the property owner refused and wanted to take the matter to court. • A woman returned home to find someone had once again let her horses out of their corral. She was advised to put up a trail camera. Sept. 1
Humphrey performs Sept. 23 at Cultural Center The Cultural Center in New York Mills kicks off its fall concert series with musician Annie Humphrey plus special guests, The Long Hairz Collective, on Saturday, Sept. 23. Humphrey opened the tour for her new album release, The Beast and the Garden, during a concert at Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead with Bonnie Raitt and the Indigo Girls on Sept. 1. For this concert in New York Mills, she is joined by The Long Hairz Collective (LHC).
The Tri-County Health Care Foundation recently donated $4,500 to the Wadena Police Department for the purchase and installation of three automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in its vehicles.
Upcoming flu clinics set for Oct. 4 Otter Tail County will be conducting Annual Flu Immunization Clinics for 2017. The flu clinics will be held Oct. 4 at the following locations: Deer Creek: 3 to 3:30 p.m. Bluffton: 4 to 4:30 p.m. Area gardening expo set for Sept. 16
New Wadena will be different The new Wadena will be so different with a "I can do anything" attitude. Everyone will be able to do anything the market demands. Wadena is changing for the future. It even has three major highways coming together. Come join Wadena for a real Madhatters show. BNSF railway has an East-West mainline through Wadena. Wadena wants new businesses to settle in the city. Wadena wants to grow up. It has the Depot and the bandstand that the northern Pacific built in 1915. Even Amtrak goes through Wadena.
Troy Adam Bast, 46, Verndale, warrant: contempt of court. Jeffrey Ryan Bock, 36, New York Mills, warrant: DWI. Scott Allen Boller, 35, Wadena, warrant: domestic assault. Erik Alexander Burtt, 24, Menahga, warrant: sex offender registry. Donald Eugene Degroat, 34, Bemidji, warrant: drug possession.
The following area students are among the Summer 2017 graduates of Minnesota State Community and Technical College, with campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena. Bertha Isaac Hamann, Network Administration and Security-AAS Deer Creek Sydney Greenwaldt, Dental Assisting-DIP
Maternal and child health clinic offered at Wadena County Public Health Wadena County Public Health offers family and child health services, including WIC, child health screenings, dental varnish, lead screenings, prenatal and family home visiting. For information and to schedule appointment call Wadena County Public Health at (218) 631-7629 or (888) 883-0351.
Steve Paper to talk about his book, “An Army Lost”, at the Wadena County Museum on Sept. 15 Steve Paper, author of “An Army Lost”, returns to his hometown to talk about his historical novel on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Wadena County Museum. The book is currently being considered for a TV series.