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Vergas child airlifted to Fargo after lawn mowing accident
Driver of potato truck injured in crash near Perham
Crew cleans hazardous material at Otter Tail County Recycling Center
Minnesota drivers expected to hit more than 42,000 deer as nearby states have similar odds of collision
N.D. man among two dead in I-94 crash in central Minn.
Perham volleyball knocks off Barnesville in HOL clash
Perham tennis gets win over rival, Wadena-Deer Creek
A leader on and off the field
Yellowjackets ready for homecoming game with Park Rapids
Perham swimmers continue to cut time
Herbert H. Limmer
Mac J. Tobkin
James S. "Jim" Lindholm
Local resident receives national award for excellence in cancer advocacy
Perham hosts annual Harvest Fest Saturday
Community blood drive happening in October
TSMA's October meeting planned in Glenwood Oct. 4
Nest business opening in October
Preparing to become a caregiver takes planning
Store owner makes clean break from business
Felix joins Karkela, Hunt and Cheshire law firm
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
It's a dirty job
Vergas child airlifted to Fargo after lawn mowing accident
September 16, 2016
Blessing of the animals set for Sept. 18 in Wadena
There will be an outdoor blessing of the animals at Green Island (on the north edge of Wadena) on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 9:45 a.m. The event is a celebration traceable to St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. It is observed widely throughout the old Christian world in...
September 16, 2016 - 2:53pm
September 7, 2016
Jury finds Wadena man guilty of sexual assault of young girl
DULUTH, MINN.—A 43-year-old Wadena man was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl when she was 7 or 8 years old. Shane Anthony Spicer, 43, was convicted Wednesday on two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct after the jury deliberated for about six hours,...
September 7, 2016 - 3:51pm
August 25, 2016
Author to read, sign book in Wadena
Richard Broderick, author of "Jesus of Walmart," is coming to An Open Book in Wadena, located at 209 Jefferson Street South, on Saturday, Sept. 3 for a reading and signing. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. During his presentation, Broderick will share the story behind...
August 25, 2016 - 10:34am
July 15, 2016
Chase from Perham ends in Wadena July 12
A gas drive-off in Perham resulted in the chase of a vehicle that had been stolen in Detroit Lakes on July 12. “The chased ensued along Highway 10 between Perham and Wadena,” said Otter Tail County Sheriff Lt. Barry Fitzgibbons. “The chase ended and an arrest was made at a construction...
July 15, 2016 - 11:03am
April 16, 2016
Young woman, dog dead after train accident in Wadena
A young woman and dog were struck by an eastbound train and killed shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday in Wadena. According to the Wadena County Sheriff's Office, a young female and dog were seen on the train tracks in town east of Highway 71. The train was stopped on the tracks after the...
April 16, 2016 - 11:49pm
January 26, 2016
House and garage destroyed in Compton Township fire
By Brian Hansel A house and garage owned by Randy Mills of Wadena was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon in Compton Township of Otter Tail County....
January 26, 2016 - 3:32pm
January 25, 2016
Funeral Tuesday for Wadena Teen killed Friday
Forum News Service One person was killed in a head-on collision just North of Wadena, Minn., on Friday. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office reports that Samuel Kelderman, 17, of Wadena was traveling southbound on Leaf River Road when he lost control and collided with a northbound...
January 25, 2016 - 10:40am
August 27, 2015
Wadena man says estranged brother may have called in human remains report
Accusations, rumors and mystery are surrounding a Wadena farm this week. This after investigators issued a search warrant looking for human remains. Unexpectedly Monday morning, Dan Hansen says his farm about two miles north of Wadena was swarming with investigators....
August 27, 2015 - 4:33pm
April 22, 2015
WDC teacher charged with sexually assaulting student
Wadena-Deer Creek social studies teacher is charged with molesting a student at his Henning home last week after paying her to clean cabins....
April 22, 2015 - 4:22pm
February 20, 2015
Swenson named publisher of Perham, Wadena newspapers
Melissa Swenson, a longtime leader within Forum Communications Company, has been promoted to publisher of the Perham Focus and Wadena Pioneer...
February 20, 2015 - 11:48am
January 5, 2015
UPDATE: Missing New York Mills man found in St. Cloud
FARGO – A New York Mills, Minn., journalist who left Sanford Hospital on Saturday was located in St. Cloud, Minn., today. Fargo...
January 5, 2015 - 9:47am
December 17, 2014
BNSF trains rumbling through area communities again
A blitzkrieg of work crews, equipment and materials has restored the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway which brings an average of 48 trains...
December 17, 2014 - 2:41pm
December 15, 2014
One person killed, another injured in head-on crash near Wadena
One person was killed and another seriously injured when the car they were in crossed over a center line and struck a semi head-on near Wadena early Saturday morning. Twenty-two-year-old Tyler Langer of Wadena was driving an Oldsmobile Alero northbound when it crossed over the...
December 15, 2014 - 9:55am
Fatal accident near Wadena
WADENA, Minn. -- One man was killed and another seriously injured when the car they were in crossed over the center line and struck a semi head-on near here early Saturday morning. Gabriel Kemp, 23, of Bluffton was killed. He was the passenger in car driven by 22-year-old...
December 15, 2014 - 9:39am
December 2, 2014
VIDEO: Train derails near Bluffton
BLUFFTON, Minn. – Emergency responders are on the scene of a train derailment near Bluffton, law enforcement officials said Monday. Otter...
December 2, 2014 - 5:52pm