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Super One opening new location May 1

A crew of about 20 employees from Wadena, Crosby, Walker and Baxter Super One Foods stores were busily unloading and stocking thousands of items this week in preparation for the exciting opening of a new grocery store in Wadena.


Wadena's Walmart hours change April 27

As of that date you won't be able to make a middle-of-the-night run as the store will only be open from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. While that may cause an inconvenience for some, it's meant to allow for more staffing during peak customer traffic.


Missing Barron man found dead in Minnesota, three arrested in connection to the case

Barron County (WQOW) – A Barron man who had been missing since Sunday was found dead in a Minnesota cabin Tuesday. Chris Etchison, 36, was reported missing by a family member the morning of Friday, April 19. A tip Tuesday led authorities to a cabin in Sandstone, Minnesota. That’s where they found Et


Wadena Crime Report - April 23 edition

Curtis Jason Phipps (41) of Wadena, was arrested for fifth degree possession of a controlled substance, fifth degree assault and possession of drug paraphernalia. Phipps was transported to the Wadena County Jail.


Fire blazes across corn field Tuesday morning near Verndale

Crews from the Verndale Fire Department and the Wadena Fire Department were working to knock down a grass fire just before noon on Tuesday, just southeast of England Prairie Pioneer Club grounds.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Wolverines piling up the runs

The Wadena-Deer Creek softball team continued its offensive outburst with a 28-8 victory over Staples-Motley on April 22 in Staples. The win is the fourth of the season and came after a thrilling 13-12 victory over Pillager on April 18. The Wolverines have averaged 14.5 runs per game in their four w


Sheriff's Report: Phone call scam attempts noted by county residents

Sheriff deputies, on April 17, reported several phone call scam attempts in various places of Otter Tail County the previous day. One county resident, unfortunately, took the bait and became a scam victim after providing some financial information over the phone. The resident resides at East Spirit


These Minnesota words feature in 100,000 'most hacked' passwords list

A wide-ranging study of cyber crimes has identified a list of 100,000 most-commonly occurring passwords that have been found in global hacks – and several of them have Minnesota links.


2 injured after shots fired into crowded Minnesota garage

AUSTIN (AP) — Police in Minnesota are investigating who fired at least a dozen shots into a crowded garage where a family was playing dominoes and having a barbecue in Austin.


Rondestvedt, Dykhoff blank New York Mills

The Wadena-Deer Creek baseball team has the recipe for success. The Wolverines have dominant pitching and timely hitting, which was on display in its 3-0 victory over the New York Mills Eagles on April 23 at the Russ Jacobson Field in New York Mills.


Minnesota River Flooding Causes Henderson Business Drought

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Businesses in the southern Minnesota town of Henderson are feeling the pinch because flooding is forcing roads to stay closed. Henderson is about an hour southwest of the Twin Cities and sits along the Minnesota River.


Pine County officials to inspect boat involved in Minnesota DNR officer's death

PINE CITY, Minn. (FOX 9) - Officials in Pine County, Minnesota say they are inspecting the boat used by fallen conservation officer Eugene Wynn on the night that he died on Cross Lake.


Kohl's will now accept Amazon returns at all its stores – including Minnesota

It's happened to many of us: You order something from Amazon and when it arrives on your doorstep, it doesn't fit or isn't quite right. Well now you won't have to go through the onerous returns process of re-packaging your order and heading to the post office to mail it off.


DNR: Spring burning restrictions in place across Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says burning restrictions are now in place in several counties across the state. The DNR said Tuesday that warm and dry conditions mean wildfire risks are increased, so open burning is now restricted in the following counties: Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Dou


Minnesota accuses California company of posing as Medicare representative, misleading elderly about their coverage

The Minnesota Department of Commerce has fined a California-based health insurance agency for mailing more than 600,000 misleading letters to elderly Minnesotans, the department announced Tuesday, April 23.


Road work to start next Monday on Minnesota Ave

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) -- Starting on the 29th of April a two-week road construction project will be on Minnesota Ave from Second Street to Seventh Street. It will be for updating curbs and sidewalks for ADA requirements.


WDC looks to shift promotion of school away from billboards

It appears Wadena-Deer Creek Schools will shift from the billboard marketing of the school to more of a locally grown promotion effort following discussions at the latest board meeting, Monday, April 15.


Settlement allows Minnesota boys to dance competitively

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota boys will be allowed to compete alongside girls on high school dance teams starting the next school year, following the settlement of a lawsuit against the Minnesota State High School League that claimed sexual discrimination.


Minnesota House DFLers sidestep Green New Deal amendment meant to divide

Democrats who control the Minnesota House signaled Tuesday that they would reject a “Green New Deal” measure brought forward by a GOP lawmaker to underscore criticism of a state jobs and energy spending bill that Republicans consider too costly.