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You can say it in five words - no one likes a bully. Gov. Mark Dayton signed new anti-bullying legislation last week in an effort to deal with the problem as it exists in Minnesota schools. State representative Jim Davnie of Minneapolis has said the legislation will give school districts a strong set of tools to deal with bullying problems. This statement is a bit ironic.
On Aug. 15, 2013, Laurie Kallevig climbed into a three-wheel auto rickshaw in Mumbai, India, that took her back to the airport where she boarded a mammoth Delta Air France plane on the next leg of her journey to Wadena. Rev. Lloyd Kallevig, her father, lives there. Once back in the states, Laurie became embroiled in filling the coffers for her 'Survivor girl ukulele band project. The name survivor girl is not a misnomer. It means exactly that: the all-girl band is made up of survivors of one of the most horrendous sex-trafficking rings in the world.
Throughout 2013, Wadena leaders worked tirelessly to make the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center a reality. The $12.4 million facility might have prompted the most stories, but lots of other things happened in our community throughout the past year, from naming a new police chief and superintendent to a wildfire and small tornado. Here's a look back at some highlights: January • After 35 years as a pharmacist in Wadena, Diane Peters retired from Thrifty White Drug.
It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of Christmas with your family and friends nearby, but a group of my Wadena High School classmates recently got together to remember some of our classmates and friends, both near and far, who have experienced death or setbacks in their lives during the past year.
Dharmindra Persaud Basdeo, 45, Minneapolis, warrant: disturbing the peace. Angela Marie Goranson, 27, Wadena, warrant: DWI. Angela C. Burnside-Stewart, 32, Ponsford, Minn., warrant: theft. Robert Abraham-Timothy Moore, 21, St. Paul, warrant: receiving stolen property.
The problem with sex offenders One thing is for sure, repeat sex offenders aren't caught going in for tetanus shots in our county from rusty zippers, or because they fear the police. I may continue to give blind support, just because it seems the norm each election.
The Golden Gloves boxing season has arrived. The first home card of the season for golden gloves boxing will be Dec. 21 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Wadena Armory. Boxers from Wadena, St. Cloud, Willmar, Detroit Lakes, the Iron Range and White Earth are scheduled to box Saturday night. Twelve bouts are scheduled including a possible female boxing match. The main event will feature Wadena's two-time regional champion John Johnson, weighing in at 138 lbs. Johnson will take on Willmar boxer Eloy Zavala, a Minnesota state USA champion.
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The wrestlers are beginning their season, but found the weather this past week interfering with the schedule. A triangular with Osakis and Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus had to be postponed. The only place to fit all the wrestling teams was in Bertha and wrestle between the dual with United North Central. The meet with UNC was moved to 6 p.m. and the triangular began at 4:30 p.m. Opening round found the Raiders coming out strong with a 49-16 victory over a good Osakis team.