July 26 • A woman called deputies to report her neighbor's dog was digging holes in her yard. A deputy spoke with neighbors and inspected the holes. He told the woman that the holes were caused by gophers, not a dog, and that her neighbors were also having problems with gophers. The woman said she would fill in the holes. July 29 • A daycare provider called police because some of her daycare children were not picked up by their parents. Police advised her to keep the children overnight and contact human services in the morning.
Lu Barfknecht will be the guest speaker at the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting Aug. 15 at The Skillet Restaurant, 123 Washington Ave. NE, Brainerd. Barfknecht is a specialist in federal health insurance programs and Medicare. She will be answering questions regarding Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield benefits and how the programs mesh. The meeting begins with lunch on your own at noon with Barfknecht scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m. All past and present federal employees are welcome to attend.
The primary election for the city of Wadena will be held in a new location this year. The voting will take place at the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center in the gymnasium, located at 17 5th Street SW. The voting polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 14. For more information, contact Janette Bower, City Administrator, at (218) 631-7707, ext. 203.
Tri-County Health Care's monthly Adult Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group, which helps area residents affected by suicide, will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.
First of all, I want to thank all of you I've known for being my friends and neighbor while I was here these last almost 90 years. I got to live in the best time on earth there was to live. We all worked hard and nobody knew it. God has been good to me.
Tri-County Health Care's monthly Parents Who Have Lost a Child Support Group, which helps area residents affected by the loss of a child, will meet on Monday, Aug. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena. Whether the child was lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, cancer, suicide or an accident, the purpose of this group is to provide long-term support to parents and a confidential setting where they can share their story and learn ways to cope. Many find it comforting to talk with others who have suffered a similar loss.
Tri-County Health Care and the National Alzheimer's Association will host the next Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9, 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. At the group, they will learn new coping skills to better care for and understand their loved ones dealing with memory loss.
Tri-County Health Care will host its monthly Grief Support Group on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. The group's purpose is to offer understanding, suggestions for coping, support, friendship and hope to bereaved adults. Anyone who has experienced a loss is invited to attend. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Tri-County Health Care's Medical Social Services at (218) 631-5228 or visit TCHC.org.
Ryan Carl Branham, 37, Fargo, N.D., warrant: contempt of court. Lisa Marie Lafriniere, 49, Hines, warrant: probation violation. Markus Carl Mcmann, 24, Park Rapids, warrant: contempt of court. Taylor Curtis Weber, 35, Verndale, warrant: probation violation.
July 19 • Deputies were called to a home to look at a vehicle that was possibly involved in a hit and run. The vehicle was not at the home when they arrived. July 20 • A man who was knocking on a church door looking for help was turned away. The man was not wanted. Deputies were called to remove the man from church property. July 21 • An alarm had been going off for about 15 minutes, it was reported. An officer checked on the alarm and found a smoke detector was malfunctioning.