July 7 • Police received a complaint that a 16-year-old male left in a red Pontiac on Independence Day with an 18-year-old female saying he would be back by 10 p.m. that evening. The complainants suspected he might be in Cloquet. July 8 • A pair of used metal cutting shears valued at $200 was reported stolen. A video camera showed a man taking an item. The complainant asked the police to make contact with the suspect and have him return it. If he refused, the owners said they would be pressing charges.
"Buffalo Bill" Cody's Wild West Show will come alive when Northern Light Opera Company brings Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun" to the stage July 28-31 and Aug 4-6. Limited seating and sold out shows in the past are two reasons to get tickets now. This 1999 Broadway revival portrays sharpshooter Annie Oakley (1860-1926) and her adventures with the Wild West Show. Prepare to be swept up in music, dance, comedy and romance between Annie and Frank Butler.
Alina Perez, Wadena, graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College May 12. Perez earned an AAS in Health Information Technology.
Speeding Nathan Mackinzie Andrews, 25, Robbinsdale, 46/30, fees $60. Linda Iva Becker, 66, Inver Grove Heights, 70/60, fees $130. Brandy Michelle Bosman, 34, Wadena, 75/65, fees $130. Micah Samuel Cole, 25, Evansville, 55/45, fees $130. Mia Christine Crom, 36, Milwaukee, Wis., 66/55, fees $140. Daniel James Dwyer, 31, Rochester, 65/55, fees $130. Richard Joseph Hentges, 77, Eden Prairie, 65/55, fees $130. Chelsey Kay Lizakowski, 20, Lake George, 67/60, fees $130. Jayne Pearl Meyer, 70, Eden Prairie, 65/55, fees $130.
Classic country band Alan Godage & Sundown will perform at the Music in the Park Series in Staples at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 24. Expect to hear music from country legends such as Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Conway Twitty and Hank Williams, Sr. In addition, the four-piece band has been praised for their performances of country rock; as well as 50s, gospel and old-time music. "Our show is suitable for all ages," Godage said in a press release.
The Social Action Brigade in conjunction with Headwaters Intervention Center plan to host a peaceful demonstration called Minnesotans for Unity in Park Rapids at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23.
Dave and Diane Andersen of Hazen, N.D., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Naomi Diane, to Stephen Michael Barwick, son of Karen Barwick, of Hazen, N.D. The bride-to-be is employed at Hazen Hardware Hank in Hazen, N.D. The groom is employed at Hagar's Homes in Hazen, N.D. The couple will exchange wedding vows on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at Prairie View Church of God in Beulah, N.D. All friends and family are invited to the wedding and cake reception to follow at the church.
July 11 • Elijah Wilson, 24, of Wadena, was arrested for domestic assault. Wilson was transported to the Wadena County Jail. July 12 • Brooke Louise Johnson-Jenkins, 22, of Detroit Lakes, was arrested for fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle and possession of stolen property. Johnson-Jenkins was transported to the Wadena County Jail. July 14 • Karla Ann Ruter, 51, of Wadena, was arrested on a Wadena County warrant. Ruter was transported to the Wadena County Jail. July 15
DFL meeting slated for July 25 Wadena County Committee for the Democratic Party of Minnesota will be meeting on Monday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the lower level of the Wadena County Courthouse. This is a call for all Wadena County Democrats or those interested in the Democratic Party of Minnesota to attend this meeting. This meeting is open to the public.
The Wadena-Deer Creek American Legion baseball team bowed out of the sub-district tournament Friday with a 1-2 record. Coming on the heels of a strong regular season, the WDC squad saw their year end at 15-4. The WDC team was 13-0 in league play and entered the sub-district tournament ranked No. 1. Post 171 defeated Walker 5-3 Wednesday as Jake Dykhoff took the mound and pitched scoreless ball in five of the game's seven innings. Dykhoff scattered six hits while walking one and fanning six.