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Wadena County Commission: Final county levy increases 2.89 percent
Wadena County Commissioners approved a 2019 final levy amount 2.89 percent higher than in 2018 during their regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 18. The final levy comes in at $9,068,518 with decreases to the Human Services and Road and Bridge levies; no change was noted in the building fund. Public Health
2 Level 3 offenders back in jail after a month in Wadena
Two level 3 predatory offenders are back in jail after a month of living on their own in Wadena. After being released, Timothy G. Bungert (on Nov. 5) and Adam L. Schultz (on Nov. 1), the two were both living on the 100 block of Bryant Avenue in Wadena.
The "Wear a Badge" campaign wants more officers for Minnesota
On Dec. 12 in Bloomington, the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association launched a statewide initiative to attract more applicants to law enforcement. During a live press conference, the "Wear a Badge," campaign was introduced. Essentially the campaign is a series of promotional media and videos that
M State graduation is Dec. 21
Minnesota State Community and Technical College will celebrate the graduation of 239 students in a combined commencement on Friday, Dec. 21, in Moorhead. Fall semester graduates from Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead, and Wadena will participate in the 1 p.m. ceremony at Memorial Auditorium on t
Two Staples men arrested; theft charges pending
Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen said charges are pending against 22-year-old Daniel Hinz Jr. and 25-year-old Ryan Schmidt, both from Staples, for their possible involvement in a theft that occurred at the Stanchfield Lake Access, located in Scandia Valley Township, Morrison County.
WDC School Board: Final levy reaches over $2 million
The Wadena-Deer Creek School board Monday night approved a levy increase of $107,537 (a 5.52 percent increase over last year) for a total levy of $2,054,650. The levy can be broken down into three areas including $1,228,120 (a 16.48 percent increase) towards the general fund; $48,940 (a decrease of
Minnesota police chief, issued restraining order, won’t face criminal charges
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — The Chippewa County attorney’s office does not believe criminal charges are warranted against Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher based on an investigation by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension into his alleged social media correspondence to an 18-year-old woman w
Wadena County Historical Society to host holiday voices program and open house Dec. 20
Celebrate the Holidays with a showcase of talent from around the area on Thursday, December 20 from Noon to 1 p.m. at the Wadena County Museum. Holiday Voices is the final Minnesota Voices program of 2018 which includes a series of free programs from the Wadena County Historical Society featuring pr
Area crashes: Menahga, Bertha crashes reported over weekend
A two-vehicle crash in Menahga sent two people to an area hospital Saturday, according to a Minnesota State patrol report. A 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer driven by Tate L. Usher, 16, of Park Rapids was traveling north just before noon, Saturday, Dec. 15 on Hwy 71 in Menahga. Usher stopped to make a left t
Wadena Police Crime Report- Dec. 12
Justin Daneil Seiser (29) of Wadena, was arrested for violating his conditions of release and driving after revocation. Seiser was transported to the Wadena County Jail. • Carly Ellen Krippner (23) of Wadena, was issued a citation for theft-shoplifting.
4 suspects face burglary charges in Wadena and Todd counties
WADENA—Four people were charged with burglary-related offenses by the Wadena County Attorney's Office and appeared in Wadena County District Court last week. Brandon Aanerud, 29, Motley; Zachary Bennett, 25, Motley; Taylor Wellnitz, 21, Staples; and Avery Judd, 19, Jenkins, were charged, according t
This Was Brainerd - Dec. 18
With prosperity come costs, and for Baxter residents that will mean an increase of 20 percent in the city budget for 1999. While that's the biggest increase that finance officer Jim Weigel has ever seen, he doesn't see great impact to residents as state funding will increase.
Area Wrestling: S-M's Bjerga grabs Big Bear title
CASS LAKE—Staples-Motley's Owen Bjerga captured the area's lone individual championship at the 39-team Big Bear Tournament Saturday, Dec. 15. After a first-round bye, Bjerga won his next four matches with two pins, a technical fall and a decision on his way to the title at 160 pounds. His teammate,
Garth Brooks to Play Second Minnesota Show
(KNSI) - Country music superstar Garth Brooks is announcing another show for the Twin Cities. Brooks will be playing Friday, May 3 at U.S. Bank Stadium, in addition to his May 4th concert at the same venue. Garth had hoped to make the announcement in person this morning, but the door to his plane wo
Area Boys Hockey: W-DC uses OT to top Red Lake Falls
RED LAKE FALLS—Max Phillips punched in the winning goal in overtime for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines, who defeated the Red Lake Falls Eagles Saturday, Dec. 15 in a non-conference match.
Yet Another Lettuce Recall In Minnesota
In news that is only good for children who don't like to eat their vegetables, Minnesota now has yet another food produce recall to worry about. You know that there has already been a massive recall on Romaine lettuce, which I swear has been one of those "at risk" foods all year long. Unfortunately,
What Minnesota's Somali population looks like: young, Minnesota-born and working
ST. CLOUD — Minnesota's Somali population may not look exactly like you think it does. Newly released numbers from the Census Bureau show a large share was born in Minnesota, a majority has lived in Minnesota for at least a decade and the vast majority of households have a least one adult earning mo
Veteran Services: Entitlement restoral on a VA home loan
NOTE: The new owners of Lyle's Shoes in Wadena would like to honor all past and present military men and women with a 10 percent discount on anything they purchase in their store. That discount is for every day on top of whatever other sales or discounts are going on.
Tri-County Health Care raises funds for patients, local causes
WADENA—In November, Tri-County Health Care hosted several initiatives and events to raise money for local causes as well as equipment for patients. From November 12-16, the Tri-County Health Care Employee Voice committee held Give from the Heart Week, inviting staff and community members to give to
Living History: Signs & Designs makes it to main street
• Signs & Designs opens Dec. 14 1998 by 20-year-old entrepreneur Julie Bendix. • Wadena State Bank wins award for School Banking Project. The bank was recognized by the MN Bankers Association for the Save for America Program to help youth learn the value of saving.