Living History: Homecrest man gets 'terroristic' extortion letter
20 years ago Excerpts from the March 14, 1996 Pioneer Journal o Swimming pool committee regroups A committee dedicated to building an indoor swimming pool in Wadena isn't letting a recent defeat in the polls hamper its plans. The committee has or...
20 years ago
Excerpts from the March 14, 1996 Pioneer Journal
• Swimming pool committee regroups
A committee dedicated to building an indoor swimming pool in Wadena isn't letting a recent defeat in the polls hamper its plans.
The committee has organized a planning meeting for March 21 at the Wadena City Council Chambers. All issues related to the proposal will be open for discussion, including design, location, financing and ownership.
"Let's figure out what the people want and how we're going to pay for it and get back at it again," said Jim Baymler, chair of the committee.
All residents are welcome. In addition, written comments can be directed to Dan Sartell, Wadena Development Authority.
Voters overwhelmingly voted against selling bonds to raise funds for the $3.8 million pool and multipurpose facility. The issue would have raised city residents' property taxes $4.54 for every $1,000 of assessed value.
40 years ago
Excerpts from the March 18, 1976 Pioneer Journal
• Homecrest man gets 'terroristic' extortion letter
At a special meeting Monday, Homecrest employees were informed of a "terroristic extortion letter" that had been received by the general foreman.
According to city police, Willard Huelsnitz received a letter Feb. 10 stating that unless the company's employees received a 25 cent raise by Monday, there could be an explosion at Homecrest, causing thousands of dollars of damage and possible injury to employees.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has assumed jurisdiction over the case and is working with local authorities and the State Crime Bureau.
80 years ago
Excerpts from the March 19,1936 Pioneer Journal
• Game violator fined $250, given 90 days
One of the most severe penalties for game law violations on record was imposed last week when Emil Korohoven of Ely was fined $250 and sentenced to 90 days in jail for illegal possession of beaver pelts.
When Wardens J.E. Peil and Byron Carlson arrested Korohoven Dec. 2, 1935, hides of 19 beaver, nine muskrats, three skunks, two weasels, one mink and one crossfox were found in his possession. Korohoven appealed his case to district court and a jury found him guilty.