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August 22, 2011
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
July 5, 2011
Two charged in Wadena with selling alcohol to minors
Two Wadena County people were charged in district court with the law that makes it a criminal misdemeanor offense to sell alcohol to a minor. The charges came after an undercover 18-year-old man worked with Wadena County authorities to conduct compliance checks at all liquor license...
July 5, 2011 - 11:45am
June 27, 2011
Police look for suspect in alleged Wadena rape attempt
A woman was sleeping on a couch at a Wadena residence when she awoke to see a man in a black ski mask standing above her and trying to touch her, the woman told police. In the early morning hours Sunday, June 19, the woman woke up to a man dressed in all black clothing, including...
June 27, 2011 - 2:33pm
June 20, 2011
Wadena man charged for Facebook friend request
A 34-year-old man from Staples was charged June 3 in Wadena County District Court with harassment -- violation of a restraining order for an alleged Facebook friend request. According to court documents, a man showed authorities a friend request from Benjamin Albert Dukowitz on Feb....
June 20, 2011 - 10:46am
Wadena social worker charged with sex crimes
A chemical dependency counselor with Wadena County Human Services faces seven criminal charges amid accusations he provided alcohol and drugs to a client in his care and also had sexual contact with one of the boys. The story started with the drug and alcohol assessor, Todd Michael...
June 20, 2011 - 10:45am
June 17, 2011
Last year's Wadena tornado: Rebuilding from the rubble
Wadena, Minn. - It's been one year today since two EF4 tornadoes ripped through the small town of Wadena, leaving behind a widespread trail of...
June 17, 2011 - 8:45am
June 16, 2011
Wadena residents share tornado stories in book
WADENA, Minn. - Residents here are sharing their stories in a book about the two tornadoes that devastated the community one year ago Friday. "Twisted Together by an EF4" is the product of more than a dozen Wadena County residents, ages 12 to 80, who worked with a journalist, a book...
June 16, 2011 - 1:04pm