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Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in the area
Minn. college student remains missing
Man arrested after break in, high-speed chase through four Minn. counties
Remains found may be those of missing Minnesota man
Faith, forgiveness help Minn. parents deal with daughter's death at hands of drunk driver
HOL wraps up 2016-17 basketball season
Perham's Richter verbally commits to play football for the Gophers
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Fergus Falls advances to Minnesota Class 3A boys fifth-place game
Breckenridge falls to New Richland-H-E-G
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Former intern joins KW as showing agent
Must be ‘ruff’: The Backyard now pampering dogs and cats with full-service grooming salon
Rumors of sporting goods store opening in Perham 'absolutely false'
Blandin Foundation awards broadband grant to Otter Tail County for feasibility study
New kid on the (cheese) block: Bongards store opening Thursday in Perham
Two local veterans receive Quilts of Valor quilts
New board members elected to The Bridge Community Pantry
Otter Tail County women who died within days of each other were related
'How beautiful the brain is': Perham woman and crash survivor, Kellie Smith, reaches out to others like her with new brain injury support group
PHS students collecting change for food pantry
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
WE Fest lineup announced for Aug. 3-5 DL music fest
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show starts Friday
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
December 13, 2013
Wadena graduate appointed judge in Pope County
The Honorable Rodney C. Hanson, a 1978 Wadena High School graduate, was recently appointed by governor Mark Dayton as judge to Minnesota's eighth judicial district in Pope county. Hanson's investiture was held Nov. 15, where he was sworn in at his chambered courthouse in Glenwood....
December 13, 2013 - 1:13pm
October 10, 2013
Wadena wellness and research center to break ground
A groundbreaking ceremony has been scheduled for the new Maslowski Wellness and Research Center in Wadena. The $12.4 million project will break ground on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m., at the construction site just north of Wadena-Deer Creek Middle and High School. The ceremony...
October 10, 2013 - 2:57pm
August 21, 2013
Cops grab 3 cars stolen from Wadena dealerships
The Wadena Police Department recovered three cars last week that were brazenly stolen from Wadena dealerships, two of them taken right off the lot and a third from a repair shop where it was being maintenanced. Although as of Monday police had yet to arrest anyone for committing the...
August 21, 2013 - 4:19pm
Golden Gloves Region tournament March 29-30
The Region IV boxing tournament will be held Friday and Saturday, March 29-30, at the Wadena Armory. Bouts begin at 7:30 p.m. Boxers from Wadena, Fergus Falls, Leech Lake, Brainerd, Hibbing, Detroit Lakes, Willmar, St. Cloud and White Earth will compete in Class A and B bouts. Wadena...
March 21, 2013 - 3:10pm
March 8, 2013
Perham throttles Hornets in first round of playoffs
PERHAM — The Perham boys basketball team played their last home game of the season and defeated the Frazee Hornets for the third time in a...
March 8, 2013 - 12:24pm
March 4, 2013
Tracking the noise; Train horns in Wadena aren't fading away anytime soon
Those who have been kept up late at night or had their conversation with friends drowned out by the horns of trains passing through Wadena will most likely will have to continue dealing with the noise. There is a solution that exists for noisy trains, called a "quiet zone," which...
March 4, 2013 - 9:53am
February 20, 2013
3 arrested for stealing $19K in supplies from local business
Local authorities arrested three men Thursday after the suspects tried to get away with more than $19,000 worth of wiring and tools from a local business. At around 1:24 a.m., the Wadena Police Department responded to a report of unknown individuals in the Minnesota Valley Irrigation...
February 20, 2013 - 11:50am
Wadena man faces felony domestic charge after violating no drink order
Jeffrey Lynn Welde, 43, of Wadena, faces one felony count of domestic assault after an altercation with his girlfriend. Court documents state that on June 3 at approximately 10:39 a.m., officers were advised of a domestic at a Wadena residence. Deputies were informed that a woman...
June 20, 2012 - 9:43am
May 11, 2012
Fair Oaks Lodge and Fair Oaks Apartments under new ownership and management
Fair Oaks Lodge Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation and Tri-County Health Care Home Care and Hospice in Wadena are under the new ownership of Legacy...
May 11, 2012 - 9:03am
March 20, 2012
Wadena seeks aid as tornado forces out residents, businesses
Wadena is losing residents and businesses, city leaders told a Minnesota Senate committee Monday night in seeking state aid to rebuild facilities...
March 20, 2012 - 11:46am
September 19, 2011
Allowing underage parties now against the law in Wadena
If you live in Wadena, it is now illegal to allow underage drinking at your property or otherwise provide the environment for it - even if you are not the actual supplier of the alcohol. This "social host" ordinance takes effect 30 days after it was unanimously enacted by the city...
September 19, 2011 - 9:47am
September 12, 2011
14-year-old hurt at rodeo in Nimrod
A 14-year-old bull riding participant suffered a serious head injury after being thrown from a bull Saturday, Sept. 3 near Nimrod. Wadena County authorities said Sam Bell was taken to Tri-County Hospital in Wadena and then flown to a Twin Cities hospital after he suffered the injury...
September 12, 2011 - 1:21pm
Wadena community center: a new possibility
The Wadena community center organization may be moving forward with a change of plans. John Paulson, chairman of the community center board,...
September 12, 2011 - 1:20pm
August 22, 2011
Wadena native picked for Courage Award
More than 40 years ago, he was a self-described mediocre C-student who had no plans for college at all. Then on July 21, 1971, an accident changed...
August 22, 2011 - 1:26pm
Passenger seriously hurt in three-vehicle crash near Wadena
WADENA, Minn. - One person was seriously hurt when a car was rear-ended by a van and then struck by a semitrailer Sunday, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The accident happened shortly after 6 p.m. on Highway 71 about two miles north of Wadena. According to the patrol: A northbound...
August 22, 2011 - 10:33am