Wadena News Staff
By Rin Porter The Wadena County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on Oct.
By Rin Porter Nearly 11 months after the county’s new labor agreements went into effect on Jan. 1, arbitrator Stephen F. Befort delivered his decisions on the unresolved issues between the county and its unit of 19 essential public safety employees represented by Teamsters Local 320. The collective bargaining agreement previously negotiated by the union and the county expired on Dec. 31. The union and the county negotiated for a new agreement but were unable to see eye to eye on 20 issues. The issues were submitted to the arbitrator in September, and he delivered his ruling on Oct.
By Sgt. Jesse Grabow, Minnesota State Patrol Question: What is the proper procedure if you are stopped at a red light and an emergency vehicle with its lights and siren activated comes up behind you? Where do you go to get out of the way? Answer: Good question! As frustrating and tempting as it may be to pull into the intersection with a red light – DO NOT DO THAT!
By Jake Heppner Have you ever wondered just how good you have to be to 'make it' into heaven? What kind of standard will God use to evaluate my life? Will he compare me to murderers and kidnappers and see that I'm not such a bad person, or will He find things in my life that will condemn me? Mark 10 records the question of a young man who asked Jesus what he had to do to gain eternal life. Jesus first asked him if he had kept the commandments, and, surprisingly enough, the young man proclaimed that he had kept the commandments acceptably.
By Patti Isaacson, preschool coordinator Wadena-Deer Creek Preschool has evolved through the years from a part-time school readiness program, to a program that operates the entire school year and serves over 75 percent of children who enter Kindergarten at WDC.
By Lori Schloeder Gress Do I have anything left to write about now that the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center groundbreaking ceremony is over? It seems as if I am on a post groundbreaking vacation right now! However, I do know that the Wellness Center fundraising is not yet completed. When the bids for the Wellness Center came in at $1 million over the original estimates, the fundraising committee rallied and said we will make it happen. We will raise the additional funds to finish the project in its entirety. So, we have
By David A Anderson, Wadena County Veteran Service Officer Medicare Part D beneficiaries are two to three times more likely than those covered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to be prescribed brand name diabetes drugs rather than generics, a new study suggests. Because it doesn't seem the brand name versions work any better, researchers said the extra $1.4 billion Medicare spent on those drugs in 2008 may not have led to improved patient health. "It represents essentially spending that is probably not necessary for most people," said Dr.
Public Announcement: Power in the city of Wadena will be shut off Thursday morning, Oct. 31, starting at 2 a.m. for 2-3 hours while work is being done. Note that residents living in Wadena will not have electrical heat during this time.
$100,000 plus – Naming Rights: Arvig Jack & Alvida Browne Family Foundation Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Michael Craig Gary & Benda Davis Frank J. & Eleanor A. Maslowski Charitable Trust Mason Brothers Russ Davis Wholesale Wadena Medical Center Wadena State Bank $50,000-$74,999 – Pentathlon Club: Dave & Mary Bernauer Rosemary & Harry Harrison Family Foundation Health Partners Jim & Sally Lehr Dr.
By Rin Porter The Wadena City Council voted unanimously Monday to offer Interim Chief of Police Naomi Plautz the job of Chief of Police on a permanent basis. Plautz has served as Interim Chief since the former Chief, Bruce Uselman retired. She has been in law enforcement for 19 years, beginning as a Jailer/Dispatcher at the Wadena County Sheriff’s Department. She worked as a part-time officer in Verndale, Sebeka, Henning, and Wadena and for the county full-time in the Drug Task Force Net VI.