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Automated boat inspection systems now in place at Otter Tail Lake
Paving project planned for Main Street Ottertail
Gorentz Dairy named Otter Tail County’s Farm Family of the Year
Election filing period opens soon
Airport hangar project extended, rental rates set
Perham Buzz cruise to second round at Sub State 14 tourney
Legion: No. 7 Fergus Falls rallies to knock off No. 2 East Grand Forks
Legion: Detroit Lakes upsets top-seeded Moorhead 2-1
Alex shuts out Thief River Falls in Sub State opener
Perham VFW heads to sub-state
KENNETH KIMBALL KOEHLER
SHARON LORAINE (WEGSCHEID) VAN WATERMULEN
KEVIN J. EVANS
Guck opens Precision Plumbing
Décor Hus opens on Main Street
Pine Mill Farm Furniture celebrates 25 years
Letter to the Editor: Perham a 'delightful place to live'
Applause / A Pause
Photo gallery: Phelps Mill Festival
Photo gallery: Lund Mania & New York Mills Summer Celebration
Phelps Mill Festival celebrates 30 years
‘Armed with hope, to finish the fight’: Relay for Life is July 11
Boys and Girls Clubs to host 3rd annual motorcycle ride
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...
news / business
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
Verndale man charged with assault, stopping 911 call
A Verndale man was charged in Wadena County District Court with domestic assault and interfering with a 911 call after an altercation Aug. 1. Around 12:55 p.m., a sheriff's deputy was summoned to a residence where he was told by the suspect, Robert Lee Weston, 23, that Weston had...
crime / news
August 22, 2011 - 10:30am
Wadena man faces interference charge
A 20-year-old man from Wadena is accused of hanging up a woman's phone as she called 911 for police assistance. Ray Juan Antonio Polan was charged Aug. 3 for an Aug. 1 domestic incident in which he is accused of stopping a 911 call in progress and causing a woman injuries after throwing...
crime / news
August 22, 2011 - 10:29am
August 17, 2011
Whiskey Creek Film Festival to be held in Wadena Sept. 9-15
The Whiskey Creek Film Festival, sponsored by the Whiskey Creek Film Festival Association, will again feature six feature films in current theatrical release (not yet out on DVD). These films will be award-winning work recognized at film festivals around the nation, such as the...
entertainment / news
August 17, 2011 - 3:00pm
August 12, 2011
Four injured in collision involving tanker truck outside Wadena
Four people were hurt in a crash Thurday, Aug. 4 just outside Wadena. Around 7:30 p.m., a 1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale car driven by Ronnie Dale Lannes, 49, of Deer Creek, collided with a 1997 Freightliner Tanker Truck driven by Curtis C. Howard, 57, of Menahga, said the Minnesota State...
accidents / news
August 12, 2011 - 3:06pm
August 1, 2011
Detroit Lakes home health nurse charged with sex offense with client in Wadena
A home health care nurse from Detroit Lakes was charged with having a sexual relationship with a vulnerable adult in her care in Wadena. On June 16, the alleged victim, a 44-year-old man being treated for schizoaffective disorder, traumatic brain injury, asthma, arthritis, hypertension...
crime / news
August 1, 2011 - 11:57am
July 24, 2011
Suspect faces five charges after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase on a motorcycle in Wadena County
87 in a 30 and drunk?A suspect allegedly led police on a 3-mile chase in northern Wadena County July 8, reaching speeds nearly triple the speed limit, all while drunk, court records said. A Menahga police officer clocked a motorcycle going 87 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone around...
crime / news
July 24, 2011 - 1:09pm
July 20, 2011
Workers escape Wadena, fairgrounds building blown down in Tuesday morning storm; building first demolished in 2010 tornado
JR Construction owner Robert Weiher told his three-man crew to "get out of there" Tuesday morning and his orders came in the nick of time. Weiher's...
July 20, 2011 - 11:27am
July 13, 2011
Wadena man charged for child pornography possession
An 18-year-old Wadena man faces five felony possession of child pornography charges. When police searched his computers, Adam Levi Schultz allegedly had an image of two young boys as his screen saver, among other images on the hard drive. In all, Wadena police found 169 pornographic...
crime / news
July 13, 2011 - 10:44am
July 8, 2011
Shutdown could slow Wadena tornado recovery
The Minnesota state shutdown is being felt in different ways around Wadena, even with entities not directly tied to the government. Even though the Wadena Otter Tail Long Term Recovery Committee (LTRC) runs on private donations, its work has also been restricted by a domino effect:...
July 8, 2011 - 1:25pm