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Perham Speech Team brings home state medals
House bill earmarks funds for library
Resident request may prompt speed study on County Road 51
OK health ranking for Otter Tail County
Kid’s Adventure adds full-day programming, adjusts tuition
Jazz topple Wolves in Adelman's possible finale
Football: Minnesota district scheduling puts rivalries on shaky ground
East Grand Forks head football coach steps down
Scheidecker named team MVP at girls basketball awards ceremony
Summer LAPS registration Monday, April 21
HOWARD MARVIN KARKELA
EDWIN ALBERT LENIUS
DOUGLAS C. RUDOLPH
BEVERLEY ANN (PARCHEM) VADNAIS
Rotarian Bob Sim named A Paul Harris Fellow
Weslee Allen Beyer
Makenna Kay Kort
Cassidee May Sazama
Koli Lane Torgerson
Lakes Café to reopen soon sporting a fresh new look
Perham grants Tuffy’s a temporary road closure
City garage site rezoned to Light Industrial
Tri-Board addresses PACC’s future
Otter Tail Power names new president
Letter to the Editor: Corrupt trading in crude oil is the biggest crime of the century
Column: I’m just sayin’: There’s a methane to this madness
Column: How not to talk to women
Editorial: Distracted driving deserves our full attention
Guest Editorial: The healthier our children, the better our society
Stellar performance by Perham High School Choir
Take a gamble on this year’s Spring Fling
Chamber awards banquet is coming up next Thursday
Miss Perham Scholarship program to host two fundraisers April 26
Ottertail eggs-travaganza Saturday
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...
business / news / crime
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...
news / crime
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...
business / news
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...
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