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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Jacob Wetterling Day announced, memorial ceremony set for Sunday
Tipster leads to major drug bust of Minnesota woman
Mom who hid daughters on western Minnesota horse farm going to prison for 8 months
Perham boys cross country top Class A team at Mega Meet
Covington leads the pack at Milaca Mega Meet
Perham volleyball extends streak with home win over Bemidji
Josie Beachy has worked hard to help her team, and herself, grow
BSU Football can't complete thrilling comeback
Mac J. Tobkin
James S. "Jim" Lindholm
Charlotte June Huddleston
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
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
June 10, 2011
Klobuchar, Franken announce $1.3 million for tornado repairs in Wadena
U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, D-Minn., announced more than $1.3 million in federal funding to repair power cables in the city of Wadena following a June 2010 tornado that damaged overhead power lines and interrupted power to 1,200 customers for nearly five days. "The Wadena...
June 10, 2011 - 9:14am
June 7, 2011
Wadena issues boil water advisory for today
The city of Wadena has issued a precautionary boil water advisory due to Monday's filter plant problems. At about 11 a.m. Monday, Electric and Water Supervisor Dave Evans said Wadena residents should boil water for at least a minute before drinking, and that the Department of Health...
June 7, 2011 - 3:24pm
June 6, 2011
Man who threatened to bomb Wadena given 93 days in jail
A man who threatened to blow up buildings in Wadena with gas bombs was convicted of two of five counts against him and sentenced to 93 days in jail, with credit for 62 days served. Mark Allen Moe, 43, was sentenced May 24 for two counts of terroristic threats -- recklessly disregard...
June 6, 2011 - 9:52am
Gun trumps knife in standoff at Wadena store
An alleged shoplifter pulled a knife on a Wadena store employee on May 27, but when another employee grabbed a gun, the man gave up his knife. According to court documents, Gerald Allan Demarre, 44, of Staples, entered Fleet Supply in Wadena and a store employee confronted him and...
June 6, 2011 - 9:47am
May 24, 2011
24-year-old charged with felony for impregnating 17-year-old
A 24-year-old from Sebeka was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Wadena County District Court for a relationship with a 17-year-old girl. The investigation began with a report the girl had become pregnant, which led to her school counselor reporting the relationship...
May 24, 2011 - 1:06pm