Matt Wegscheid, nine, won the June Jubilee 2016 kiddie tractor pull with a pull of 54.5 feet. There were 62 participants this year. Other winners were: Three-four years Gabe Schmitz, Ryan Wegscheid and Zack Jesuit. Five years Ryder Shaw, Owen Hillukka and Mason Umland. Six years Mitchell Schmitz, Franchesca Chandler and Matyta Erkenbrack. Seven years Leland Howe, Ella Wegscheid and Alexis Randall. Eight years
June 20 • Burlington Northern Railroad was issued a citation for blocking all three crossings in town for more than 10 minutes. June 22 • Stacy Lynn Eckhoff, 45, of Staples, was issued a citation for theft-shoplifting. June 23 • Jack Kramer Allen, 48, of Wadena, was arrested for violating his conditions of release. June 26 • Shane Alan Johannessen, 32, of Wadena, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct.
The Wadena County Sheriff's Department and the Wadena Police Department are announcing a community notification for a Level Three sex offender moving within the community. Adam Levi Schultz, 23, possessed child pornography depicting minor males. The offender was not known to victims. Schultz also engaged in sexual conduct with a 9-year-old male victim. The offender used a weapon to threaten the victim and was known to the victim. Schultz is moving to the 100 block of Bryant Avenue SE in Wadena.
A garage was damaged in a structure fire Monday afternoon, June 20 near Aldrich. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office and Verndale Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire at 5:19 p.m. June 20. When officers arrived on scene, the garage of the home was fully engulfed in flames and sustained substantial damage. There were no injuries as a result of the fire and the cause remains under investigation.
After the chaotic Caucus Night in 2016 across much of Minnesota, many called for fixing what clearly was a broken presidential-picking process here. Switching from a party-run caucus system to a state-run primary election for presidential candidates clearly was needed. Kudos to the Legislature for obliging with a bipartisan bill. Even more kudos to lawmakers for also preserving caucuses, giving Minnesotans the best of both systems. "It's a hybrid," Minnesota DFL Chairman Ken Martin said. "So we don't disenfranchise anyone."
Two women were arrested for traveling with a large amount of meth in a vehicle while transporting two children. Authorities say they pulled over the driver, Jennifer Ehrmantraut, 27, of Sebeka, during a traffic stop south of Sebeka Thursday. Police say they learned through previous investigation that Ehrmantraut sold methamphetamine in the city of Wadena. More than 40 grams of meth and a large amount of cash were found in the vehicle. Two small children were also in the vehicle during the arrest.
P R O P E R T Y T R A N S F E R S Lee J. Westrum and Jennifer L. Westrum, h&w, hereby conveys to James R. Merickel and Jane M. Merickel or successors, as trustees of the Jane M. Merickel Living Trust dtd 09-19- 2013, All that part of Lot 8, Block 2 in Richter's & Murrays Addition lying Stly of line. Nicholas J. Jennissen and Paulette Jennissen, h&w, hereby conveys to Alexander L. Putikka and Melissa A. Putikka, h&w, the N 330' of the NW1/4 SW1/4 of Section 22, Twp. 134, Rg. 33.
Cole Hulse Cole Stanley Hulse, boy, was born on June 14 to Tina and Jeff Hulse of Wadena. He weighed 8 lbs., 15 oz. and was 20 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Jennifer Arnhold at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Proud grandparents are Deni Lorenzi and Rosalie and Swede Larson. Vienna Aho
Joshua Joseph Adams, 34, Wadena, warrant: traffic violation. Claudette Jean Fisher, 35, Crookston, warrant: traffic violation. Anthony Lee James, 36, Verndale, warrant: traffic violation. Jordan Andrew Mack, 23, Park Rapids, warrant: traffic violation.
The following students graduated from North Dakota State University in Spring 2016. NDSU awarded 1,722 degrees to students. Students are listed by hometown. The list includes their major and degree received. An asterisk indicates students who graduated with honors. A student must earn a 3.50 grade point average or higher to graduate with honors. Aldrich Austin David Selvey BS Physical Education Henning Bryce Matthew Crompton-Pazdernik BS Natural Resources Management New York Mills