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10 years ago

Jan. 1, 2009

• Tri-county Board of Directors appointed Chief Operating Officer Joel Beiswenger as interim Chief Executive Officer.

• Verndale Mayor Wayne Stave retires after 10 years on the council, Ardith Carr replaces Stave as mayor.

• "Marley & Me" showed at the Cozy Theatre, starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston.

20 years ago

Jan. 7, 1999

• Keith Waln shot a 478 pound (dressed) bear. The bear was shot between Nimrod and Huntersville.

• First-ever Third Crossing Sled Dog Race drew in 50 mushers and over 600 spectators.

• MS Sno Rally celebrates 20 years. The snowmobile tour is held annually to raise money for National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

30 years ago

Jan. 5, 1989

• Dr. Randy Taber was honored with the Air Force Achievement Medal for Outstanding Accomplishments.

• Wadena County board of Commissioners Dale Paulsen and Clarence Kreklau took the oath of office administered by Judge William Waker.

• City Council approves airport engineering pact with RCM Inc. Renovations estimated to be $2.4 Million.

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