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Wadena City Council approves purchase agreement with Freshwater

The City Council of Wadena approved a purchase agreement with Freshwater Education Tuesday for a 7.39 acres of property south of the Wadena Industrial Park along U.S. Highway 71. Freshwater Executive Director Jerry Nesland said last Wednesday Freshwater's plan for the $45,000 piece of property is to

WADENA PIONEER JOURNAL - 2017-11-23 21:00:00

Helping to 'drive' public transit traffic

When Jake Huebsch lacked wheels but needed a way to return to his home in Mankato earlier this year, he turned to his phone. The Friendly Rider Transit Director had taken a load of family belongings on a one-way trip to Fargo. By making connections with his smartphone, he bought tickets from three d

WADENA PIONEER JOURNAL - 2017-11-23 16:19:00

Wadena residents remember the death of an American President

"I was in the eighth grade at St. Ann's School in Wadena. I remember it was a math class. It was just as if time stopped, everything stopped. Our pastor came in and told us, and it was just quiet. We all said a prayer." Verne Bowman "I don't really remember where I was at the moment. We didn't hear

WADENA PIONEER JOURNAL - 2017-11-22 20:00:00

Transfer Station expansion now complete

The project, which included an expansion to the northeast side of the building allowed for more storage. The project cost just over a million dollars and came in under budget. Solid Waste Supervisor Tammy Ehrmantraut also anticipated the expansion would result in efficiencies in time and dollars. Re


17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights tonight

Perham's streets will sparkle with twinkling lights tonight when the Perham Lions Club 17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights gets underway at 5:30 p.m. Perham Lion Linda Norby says this is such a popular event because it's a long running tradition and a great way to kick off the holiday season in Per

PERHAMFOCUS.COM - 2017-11-24 16:58:25

A mixed bag of property tax levies

Counties, cities, townships and school districts throughout the state have set their preliminary maximum property tax levies for next year. In Douglas County, the proposed levies are all over the board, from decreases of 7 percent in Lake Mary Township to increases as high as 22.2 percent for the Al

ECHO PRESS - 2017-11-24 14:33:00

Generosity of community inspires student to keep making a difference

If you had asked Eve Honer a year ago what she planned to do after high school graduation, you probably would have received a typical high schooler response. What she's doing now, however, is anything from typical and far from what she ever imagined herself doing. "I never in a million years saw mys

PERHAMFOCUS.COM - 2017-11-24 18:04:04

Bid on painted ceiling tiles to help elementary art program

If you've been in the Perham high school and noticed the painted ceiling tiles, then you know they truly are works of art. Those pieces of art are up for auction with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Heart of the Lakes Elementary School art program. Carmen Kruzel, mother of Perham High Schoo

PERHAMFOCUS.COM - 2017-11-23 21:00:00

Car crashes into Lafayette hair salon

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI ) A car crashed into a hair salon Friday morning. It happened just before 10:30 a.m. at JW Hair Design. That's in the Eastway Plaza shopping center at the corner of Greenbush Street and Sagamore Parkway. Lafayette police said a woman was parking and hit the gas instead of

WLFI.COM - 2017-11-24 19:49:00

Fort Wayne police searching for suspect in fatal gas station robbery

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Police are investigating a shooting at the Meijer gas station on Lima Road that left one person dead. Officers were called to the scene around 8:15 Thursday night on a report of a holdup alarm. Preliminary information indicates the suspect was trying to rob the gas sta

WLFI.COM - 2017-11-24 15:06:00

Black Friday shoppers hit the stores on Thanksgiving Day

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Many stores in the News 18 viewing area opened Thursday for all the Black Friday deals. The shoppers we talked to say giving up their holiday was worth it. "I come every year, for the past four or five years," said Matias Jasche. "It has been a tradition for me for thre

WLFI.COM - 2017-11-24 07:44:00

Expert weighs in on online shopping this holiday season

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - It's the most wonderful time of year for shoppers looking to catch a deal. But Purdue expert Richard Feinberg said shoppers may not have to leave their homes to get the best bang for their buck. "We're seeing a complete shift to internet retailing," he explained.

WLFI.COM - 2017-11-24 15:45:00

Downtown Lafayette shops resort to sandbags to stop flooding, blame new, $5.5M sidewalks

Lafayette official says city will meet next week to find solution for flooding issues in some businesses after $5.5 million streetscape project LAFAYETTE, Ind. - In the spirit of Black Friday and the season upon us, David Kurtz had an idea about the yellow tubes of sand he's had to pull from the fro


LUM expecting to serve 900 meals for Thanksgiving

LAFAYETTE, Ind, (WLFI) - People going to the annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration have a lot to be thankful for. More than 80 turkeys are being prepared to be served at Thursday's meal. This Lafayette tradition has been hosted by Lafayette Urban Ministry for 31 years. The celebration is happ

WLFI.COM - 2017-11-23 12:25:00

Travelers hit the roads for the Thanksgiving holiday

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - The roads in Tippecanoe County were busy with holiday travelers Wednesday evening. According to AAA, more than 50 million Americans are traveling more than 50 miles this Thanksgiving. As drivers in the News 18 area are aware, there is construction happening alon

WLFI.COM - 2017-11-23 07:40:00

Kokomo man found guilty in Lafayette armed burglary case

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A Kokomo man charged in the armed burglary of a Lafayette home in 2016 was found guilty after a two-day trial that concluded Tuesday. Court documents say on May 6, 2016, 27-year-old Kristopher Kanable and three other men approached a home on New Castle Road in Laf

WLFI.COM - 2017-11-22 20:11:00

Norwich sex offender indicted on federal child porn charges

Subscribed, but don't have a login? A Chenango County sex offender pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal child porn charges, which could send him to prison for up to 40 years, if he's convicted. John Stacy, 55, is accused of receiving images and video files depicting children engaged in sexual condu


Two Charged In Meth Bust

On November 21, 2017, the Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, SORT, Troop "C" Uniform & BCI, with assistance from the Chenango County Sheriff's Office and the New York State DEC executed a search warrant at 163 Sherman Hill Rd in the Town of Afton, Chenango County following an investigation into t


Sidney woman pleads guilty to child sex exploitation charge

Subscribed, but don't have a login? A Sidney woman who pleaded guilty in late October to conspiracy to sexually exploit a child and one county of sexual exploitation of a child admitted guilt to another exploitation charge in court Wednesday. Jessica Crandall, 28, and husband Justin Crandall were ar


Troopers: Two had marijuana, crystal meth

Two people were arrested in Afton on Tuesday after a search investigating the sale of methamphetamine, according to a press release from the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team. Police seized approximately 31 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 55 grams of marijuana, two cell ph