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Name of Wadena County fire victim released

MENAHGA, MN (KFGO) - The Wadena County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a man who died in a house fire in Menahga. He was long-time Menahga resident James Conklin. The 57-year-old Conklin was the only person in the house when the fire was reported late Wed. night. Police arrived to find the


One dead in Wadena County house fire

MENAHGA, MN (KFGO) - One person is dead after a house fire in Menahga late Wed. night. The house was fully involved when fire crews arrived. Departments from Menahga and Sebeka spent about three hours putting out the blaze.


Body found in house fire identified as 57-year-old Menahga man

MENAHGA, Minn. — The person found dead in a house fire here on Wednesday, Feb. 13, has been identified as James Conklin, 57, of Menahga, according to the Wadena County Sheriff's Office.


Wadena County Court Report - Jan. 23 - Feb. 10

Shelby L. Trosen, 25, Wadena, uninsured vehicle, $290 fee; failure to yield right of way, $50 fee. Jeremy E. Freitag, 38, Wadena, driving after cancellation, $290 fee. Tyler J. Fisher, 21, Sebeka, driving after suspension, $290 fee.


$1.9 million solution moving forward for drainage at fairgrounds

Wadena County Commissioners agreed on a resolution to use what's left of state bonding dollars awarded to the City of Wadena, to try to fix drainage problems at the Wadena County Fairgrounds. The resolution approved spending $1.9 million on a lift station at the fairgrounds, hopefully ridding the ar


Living History: Squirrels knock out power

• Two squirrels caused a power outage in Wadena. Apparently, squirrels got into a line on 7th Street SW, which led to a power outage affecting homes and schools. Witnesses reported seeing a flash from the power line after being tampered with by the furry tailed creatures.


Three Dead, Deputy Wounded in Northern Minnesota

Nevis, MN (Learfield News Service) - An officer-involved shooting that left three people dead and a deputy wounded is under investigation in the northern Minnesota city of Nevis.


Gas leak resolved at Wadena Post Office

The Wadena Fire Department and Minnesota Energy Resources responded to a gas leak at the Wadena Post Office at approximately 11 a.m. on Feb. 13. Early Wednesday morning, post office employees detected a gas odor. The staff immediately notified the fire department and soon the street in front of the


Don’t Visit this Southern Minnesota Haunted Cemetery Alone

The haunted Vicksburg Cemetery is located in Renville County, Minnesota. It's between the towns of Renville and Delhi in the town of Vicksburg. Vicksburg has been a ghost town since 1878.


Wadena duo hurt in Highway 10 rollover

Two Wadena people were injured Monday morning when their eastbound 2007 Dodge Ram pickup left Highway 10 in Newton Township and rolled in the ditch. Roland Herman Larson, 92, and Gloria Mae Larson, 87, suffered nonlife-threatening injuries in the crash according to the Minnesota State Patrol.


Southern Minnesota Traffic Fatal

The Minnesota State Patrol reports a Cannon Falls man lost his life Thursday night in a one vehicle accident in Goodhue County. 58 year old Scott Theodore Friedrich of Cannon Falls was northbound on State Highway 56 just after 11pm Thursday night when he lost control of the vehicle causing it to ent


Missing Minnesota man survives North Dakota blizzard in his vehicle, but then he's hit with tragic news

FARGO — A missing Minnesota man who was disoriented spent two nights in last week's blizzard and bitter cold in his vehicle in a ditch along a desolate rural road near Wheatland in eastern North Dakota.


Wadena Crime Report - Feb. 4 - 9

Cynthia Lee Kaumans (48) of Park Rapids, was stopped and issued a citation for expired motor vehicle registration. Douglas Steve Brasch (52) of Deerwood, was stopped and arrested for driving after cancellation inimical to public safety. Brasch was transported to the Wadena County Jail.


Fatal Deer Disease Found In Central Minnesota

(KNSI) - A fatal deer disease has been found in wild deer for the first time in Central Minnesota. Wildlife managers have confirmed chronic wasting disease in a deer in Crow Wing County, marking the first discovery of the fatal brain disease among the state's wild deer outside the southeastern corne


Two Minnesota Cities Listed On Bloomberg’s 100 Richest List

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two Minnesota cities are reportedly among the 100 richest in the country. Bloomberg listed Orono, a western Twin Cities suburb, as No. 53 on its annual richest American cities ranking, up a spot from 2018, according to a report in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.


An ice fishing sensation is now built in Verndale

VERNDALE—A new outdoors manufacturer has taken root in Verndale, which is changing the way many ice anglers enjoy the sport. Jason Geis, of Bertha, started looking into the popularity of pop-up shelters and the larger ice shacks built more like mobile homes. He realized that a hybrid model might jus


Snow, snow and more snow to come

Extreme cold and snow have been an almost constant concern throughout the 2019 winter season. Many are claiming this is the harshest winter the area has seen in several years. Statistically it does appear that snow falls were milder in previous years.


Amy Klobuchar is not apologizing

Watch: CNN's Don Lemon hosts a town hall with Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Monday at 10 p.m. ET. Washington (CNN)I'm sorry. Women say these two words all the time. Much, much more than men. And often for no real reason.


Take a Look Inside the Biggest Home for Sale in Minnesota

There's a home on Lake Minnetonka that's for sale right now that's the biggest home on the market in the entire state of Minnesota! It's called Minnetrista's Hawks Nest castle. Yeah, it's so big it's called a castle!


Fishermen catch 'monstrous' 78-inch sturgeon, make Minnesota history

Two Minnesota fishermen smashed a state record and made Minnesota history with their recent catch of a massive sturgeon, measuring 78 inches and estimated to weigh 120 pounds. Darren Troseth and John Kimble nabbed the creature on Feb. 5, while ice fishing on the St. Croix River, St. Croix 360 report