Flu season is almost here. In preparation for this season, Tri-County Health Care will host a flu clinic at each of its six rural clinics to administer the influenza vaccine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus. Severity of the illness ranges from mild to severe. Older individuals, children and those with certain health conditions are most at risk for complications. The best way to prevent the spread of influenza is to receive the flu vaccination.
Dawn Sugg, family nurse practitioner, recently joined the Tri-County Health Care team at the Sebeka clinic.
Kristine Anna Kiehl, 45, Ogema, warrant: contempt of court. Cheyne Lee Reece, 22, Onamia, warrant: contempt of court. Curtis Allen Ruedebusch, 55, Mahnomen, warrant: contempt of court.
Wadena-Deer Creek's homecoming week is Sept. 24-28 with a full schedule of events planned. Dress-up days for students and staff, PowderPuff football, pep fests, coronation and more are scheduled through the week. Dress up includes such entertaining styles as "Merica" day, 70s day, class color day, senior citizen day and school spirit day on Friday.
Sept. 10 • Brittany Michelle Maske, 24, of Wadena, was arrested for 5th degree possession of a controlled substance, obstructing legal process and possession of drug paraphernalia. Maske was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Sept. 14 • Bryant Beau Byman, 19, of Barnesville, was stopped and issued a citation for loud vehicle exhaust. Sept. 15 • Zabdi Tovar Serrano, 18, of Wadena, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after cancellation.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College's Wadena campus greeted students this fall with a trio of renovations that aim to make the college more warm and welcoming to students and community members alike. The warmth is generated by the replacement of the college's original 50-year-old boiler, deep in the building's lower level. Much more visible are the transformation in the student services area and the library, and the extensive renovation of the nursing lab and classrooms.
Sept. 6 • A man was holed up in his home with guns. Before SWAT could arrive, the man exited the residence and gave himself up. Sept.7 • A caller reported a neighbor burning scraps from a home remodel. A deputy spoke with the neighbor and informed him he couldn't do this. He agreed to dispose of the scraps at the landfill. Sept. 8
For those who've been dreaming of access to fuel on the south side of the railroad tracks in Wadena—it appears you'll be pumping soon. "I've had people say, 'When are we going to get gas on the south side of town,'" Wadena Development Authority Executive Director Dean Uselman said to an excited city council Wednesday night.
Monday, Aug. 27, the staff of Freshwater gathered for their Fall All Staff Meeting. The FED staff took part in a team building presentation by "The Village" as well as "Trauma Informed Care Training," and ended the day by celebrating employee's years of service. Theresa Gould, Sped paraprofessional and Janie Skoien, ALC instructor were honored for their 10 years of service to Freshwater. Michelle Motschenbacher, Sped paraprofessional; Jana Timm, ALC specialist and Cathy Salathe, ALC program assistant were honored for their 15 years of service to Freshwater.
Ross Anderson, M.D., is the most recent addition to the Tri-County Health Care team. He specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and will practice at the Wadena clinic. Anderson has been practicing medicine for 33 years and most recently worked for Allina Health — Cambridge Medical Center. He is board certified with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was inspired to pursue medicine by medical missionaries. In fact, he and his wife have done short-term medical missions in Kenya, and they hope to return.