Wadena News Staff
Just over 10 years ago, my husband and I decided it was time to move from southern Illinois back to our home state of Minnesota. We felt that a central Minnesota location would best facilitate the needs of the small business venture on which we were about to embark, and we wanted to be closer to our families. At the time, we had one toddler and three beloved dogs, but were planning to expand our family and wanted to locate in a safe community with a small-town feel, quality schools and medical care, recreational opportunities and adequate shopping and dining establishments.
Ayden Penner Ayden Lane Penner, boy, was born May 23 at 12:40 p.m., to Erika and Martin Penner of Menahga. He weighed 6 lbs. 11.5 oz. and was 19.5 inches...
Speeding Barbara Louise Bach, 51, Lingerwood, N.D., 65/55, fees $130. Mikki Loraine Donath, 42, St. Paul, 58/40, fees $150. Lane Elizabeth Miles, 42, Bloomington, 65/55, fees $130. Jessica Rose Reinhardt,...
Tri-County Health Care (TCHC), Fair Oaks Lodge, Legacy Home Care/Hospice and the National Alzheimer’s Association will host the next Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers meeting Thursday, June 12, 2014,...
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.