June 19 • Nathaniel Lee Burton, 21, of Amite, La. was stopped and issued a citation for no Minnesota driver's license. • Mark James Lunde, 41, of Wadena, was issued a citation for unlawful parking. June 20 • Ashley Rae Goddard, 27, of Wadena, was stopped and issued a citation for no proof of vehicle insurance. June 21 • Zachary Austin Lopez, 19, of Hewitt, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after revocation.
'Caleigh' will kick off the Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, July 9, at 7 p.m. This is the first concert in the series which will run for six Sundays. Comprised of three musicians (Lenore Siems, Dee Furfaro, April Larson), Caleigh is a Minnesota band whose sound is earthy and eclectic. Expect to hear a fusion of world folk, Celtic, bluegrass, American Old-Time and original compositions. Caleigh has shared their 20-year musical journey with audiences throughout Minnesota and fans worldwide via the internet.
Last weekend the 6th annual Highway 10 baseball tournament was held at the Perham and New York Mills fields. This tournament is in connection with the Christopher Benz Foundation. It was started by Chris' mother after he took his life when he was a senior in high school. So this tournament is focused on teenage suicide and the signs to look for. There were 24 teams from all over Minnesota and the Dakotas.
June 21 • A man on his way back to Georgia by bus asked an officer for a place to stay for the night after he had a falling out with the carnival at the Wadena County Fair. • A caller made a judgment call when she saw a child in a silver van parked near an intersection in Wadena. The owners of the vehicle appeared to be in need of help. The caller asked for a welfare check. An officer checked on the family and advised them to stay off the roadways and not impede traffic.
Proposed healthcare replacement bill is dangerous This week, the U.S. Senate will vote on their dangerous health care "replacement" bill, also known as TrumpCare. After the House passed their version that provided health care and tax breaks for the wealthy and left everyone else behind, the Senate said that their bill would better. But it's not. They lied.
As a way to give back to the community, Tri-County Health Care invites the public to attend its sixth annual Summer Block Party on Tuesday, July 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. on the TCHC Wesley Lawn. This family event is free and open to all ages. Attractions include food, entertainment, kids' games, bounce houses, face painting, caricatures and more.
Wadena-Deer Creek Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America members, Caitlin Savage, Frannie Bakken and Elliot Doyle recently participated in "Be the Voice FCCLA!" leadership camp at Bethel University in St. Paul. Rhett Laubach, nationally known, high energy motivational speaker presented practical information on being an effective leader. His underlying message was "live to serve."
The Cultural Center in New York Mills is hosting its 4th annual Fish House Festival on Friday, July 7 with art, food and fun activities throughout the day, culminating in a raffle and live auction at 6:30 p.m.
Lainey Dykhoff Lainey Lorene Dykhoff, girl, was born on June 20 to Nikki and Kyle Dykhoff of Bluegrass. She weighed 6 lbs., 15 oz. and was 20 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Laura DuChene at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Ken and Lori Kneisl and Don and Irene Dykhoff. Older brother Easton welcomes her home. Brielle Fraki
Data on Medicaid payments to the upper midwest states The following data about the importance of medicaid to the upper midwest states comes from the editor and from the publisher of the Star Tribune. It was reported in the Wednesday, June 14 edition. In North Dakota, one in four children are covered by Medicaid, as well as one in three disabled and one in two nursing home residents. In South Dakota,one in three children get care through Medicaid. So do 50 percent of nursing home residents and 40 percent of those who are disabled.