Feb. 24 A complainant alleged she was being threatened in text messages and phone calls by her two granddaughters. The Wadena Police Department investigated a report there were several people smoking and passing something around on the 100 block of Dayton Avenue SW at 12:23 a.m. A building at the location was checked but nothing was found. A check on a vehicle at 8th Street and Greenwood in Wadena found a woman who was hunched over looking at her phone while her boyfriend was buying another vehicle. Feb. 25
Shawnee Nichole Basswood, 29, Detroit Lakes, warrant: traffic violation. Lawrence Neil Haapala, 53, Menahga, warrant: misc. Public. Alysha Rochelle Hayes, 27, Minneapolis, warrant: traffic violation. Jeremy Alan Holder, 29, Verndale, warrant: traffic violation. Mark Allan Lepper, 58, Sebeka, warrant: traffic violation. Bradley Miles Livingston, 48, Menahga, warrant: assault. Steven Todd Mcdaniel, 40, Wadena, warrant: DWI. Craig Alan Niemi, 50, Grand Marais, warrant: contempt of court.
TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. — A Minnesota father's search to find his missing daughter is over. A private investigator has confirmed six-year-old Claire Cooney has been found in Tellico Plains, about 60 miles southwest of Knoxville, Tenn. Her father, Brian Cooney of Perham, hadn't seen his daughter in over a month. Claire was allegedly taken by Cooney's estranged wife, Miranda Cooney, and her partner Jonathan Broman. Claire was found at 4:30 p.m. in Tellico Plains after a store owner spotted the couple from a flyer.
Tri-County Health Care has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
The following students have been named to the 2016 fall semester Dean's List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities: Menahga Elizabeth Anderson Staples Paige Melse Wadena Paige Hartman Madeleine Hinojos To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits while attaining a 3.66 grade point average.
Old Country Church screening 'I'm Not Ashamed' March 11 The Old Country Church will screen "I'm Not Ashamed," the film about Rachel Joy Scott, Columbine High School Student. Scott grew up knowing the love of god but wasn't always ready to receive it. At times her faith was strong, but other times she found it at odds with her daily life. Based on a true story, the film follows her renewed commitment and how it played out at her high school and around the world.
Tri-County Health Care is offering a volunteer program for area teens entitled "VolunTeen." The VolunTeen program runs March 27 through May 5 with one volunteer shift, per week, for six weeks. Teenagers 14-years-old or older may apply. Teenagers involved in this program volunteer at Tri-County Health Care and give patients, visitors and staff a helping hand. They receive a great experience in the health care field by assisting nursing personnel and performing special duties in patient care.
Great American Think-Off essay deadline April 1 The 2017 Great American Think-Off question is "Has the 2016 election changed our perception of truth?" and armchair philosophers from across the nation are invited to pick a side and defend it in a 750-word essay, which must be submitted by April 1.
The Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee met with several new and business owners Feb. 23 to present first dollar awards. Chamber Ambassadors visited Burger King and presented a Pride Award. The Burger King in Wadena has recently been remodeled. The restaurant is located located at 849 N. Jefferson and the phone number is (218) 631-3351. A First Dollar Award was given to Now and Forever Wedding Gallery and new owners Amanda and Phil Schmidt. The shop is located at 124 S. Jefferson and the phone number is (218) 632-2222.
Lila Lohmiller was mistakenly omitted from the Wadena-Deer Creek 2nd Quarter honor roll list. The Pioneer Journal regrets the error.