Minnesota students included on the attached list were among the students to graduate from North Dakota State University in fall 2016. NDSU awarded 796 degrees to students. The following students were among the graduates: Henning Zachary Rick Torgerson, BS, Agricultural Economics New York Mills Andy James Hendrickx, BS, Crop and Weed Sciences Wadena Hailey A. Aagard, BS, Equine Science Kelsey Lynn Browne, BS, Management
After an enthusiastic community response to his program in September, Native Pride Dancer Larry Yazzie will return for an encore performance. Through a cooperative effort of Park Rapids Area Library, Pine Point School and Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council, Yazzie will perform twice on Thursday, Feb. 16. Yazzie will appear at Armory Square in Park Rapids at 7 p.m. Each show will last between 45 minutes and an hour. Tickets are free and are available at the Park Rapids Area Library, a branch of the Kitchigami Regional Library System.
Area Minnesota students were among the 3,922 North Dakota State University students to be placed on the fall 2016 dean's list. A student must earn a 3.50 grade point average or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 class credits to qualify for the dean's list. Bertha Michaela R. Powers. Deer Creek Keith D. Stueve. Henning Marissa E. Geyer, Aaron M. Suchy, Kaleb H. Thalmann and Leah R. Weber. New York Mills
Jared Olaf Boe, 38, Deer Creek, warrant: traffic violation. Samuel Richard Carlson, 23, Menahga, warrant: traffic violation. David Jason Clairmont, 34, Motley, warrant: traffic violation. Bradley Miles Livingston, 48, Menahga, warrant: assault. Brianna Kathryn Miles, 21, Bemidji, warrant; traffic violation. Samantha Ann Mitchell, 29, Duluth, warrant: drug possession. Amanda Jeanne Schluttner, 27, Breckenridge, warrant: traffic violation. April Lee Skidmore, 50, Pierz, warrant: theft by swindle.
Region Five Development Commission has announced this year's board of directors, along with the newest members to the Commission. The 2017 Board of Directors includes David Anderson, Wadena County Municipalities, Board Chair; Barb Becker, Todd County Commissioner, Vice Chair; Duane Johnson, Morrison County Commissioner, Secretary; Craig Nathan, Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program/Special Interests, Treasurer; Sheldon Monson, Wadena County Commissioner, Director; Rosemary Franzen, Crow Wing County Commissioner, Director; John Benson, Cass County Town Boards, Director.
Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning presents "Water Quality and You" by Sharon Natzel at Armory Square in Park Rapids from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14. Natzel is president of the Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations (HC COLA). HC COLA has just completed its 20th year of water quality testing in Hubbard County in partnership with the Hubbard County Soil and Water Conservation District so attendees will learn the results of the monitoring and see charts of trends.
As the 2016 Christmas season has concluded, GP Anderson, creator of the "Christmas in Wadena" animated light show, gathered up food and monetary gifts to bring to Project Share of Wadena, the local food shelf in Wadena. A check for $1,158.53 was handed to Alice Houle, volunteer of the Wadena Food Shelf along with 336 pounds of food. Over the past nine years, Christmas in Wadena has collected more than 3,034 pounds of food and $11,019.06 for the food shelf.
Wadena-Deer Creek's chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) had eight members participate in the Region 6 contest recently at the M State — Detroit Lakes campus. WDC students who placed in the top three and qualified for state are: • Laura Guaglini: first in Entrepreneurship. • Derek Plautz: second in Computer Security. • Bereket Loer, Lucas Hinojos, Cole Pearson, Jerry Wang: second for Web Site Team.
The ninth annual Friends of Friends Fighting Hunger event, held Jan. 28, at Thumper Pond in Ottertail, was deemed a success by organizers of the annual fundraiser, with nearly 200 guests who attended the event to raise more than $100,000 to end hunger in Otter Tail County. "I'm gob smacked — and very excited, " said event Chair, Arne Gudmestad when the night's totals came in.
Human remains found at scene of fire near Cloquet Human remains were found Friday in the ruins of a home that burned the previous night along Minnesota Highway 33 north of Cloquet. It was the second fire fatality in the area on Thursday; one person died in a fire earlier in the day in Hermantown. The Thursday night fire destroyed a home and garage at 3912 Highway 33, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Multiple fire departments responded to reports of the home fully engulfed in flames just after 8 p.m. Thursday.