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WADENA, Minn.—If you lived in one of the Scandinavian countries during the winter a century ago, there is a very good chance you not only owned a kick sled but you were also pretty good on it. For the first half of the 20th century, the sport of kicksledding thrived in the northern European countries because winter roads were not plowed, they were packed. A good, hard-packed snow base translated into perfect conditions for kicksledding. Kids did not get to school in the long winter months in cars, SUVs or buses as they do now, they would kicksled.
A blitzkrieg of work crews, equipment and materials has restored the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway which brings an average of 48 trains a day through Wadena and its neighboring communities. More than 100 BNSF employees and private contractors worked night and day last week to clear wreckage and debris replace tracks and restore service. BNSF is now faced with the task of determining the cause of a Dec.
A Staples couple sustained injuries June 24 when the motorcycle they were operating collided with a deer on County Road 7 in Todd County. Roddy Sams, the operator of the motorcycle, received minor injuries. His wife, Janet, a passenger on the motorcycle, received extensive injuries and was later transported to St. Cloud for treatment. The Sams were both wearing protective clothing and helmets at the time of the accident, which was reported to the sheriff's office at 8:05 p.m.
WADENA — The Wadena-Deer Creek school board voted to dissolve a co-operative with Perham and drop boys' tennis this spring at Tuesday night's monthly meeting. "We have three boys out and they are eighth-graders," WDC Superintendent Lee Westrum told the board.