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Suspect in Mendota Heights cop killing arrested after shootout in St. Paul
45-year old Georgetown man faces new charges of beating daughter
Publisher to remove book passage that sparked Jesse Ventura lawsuit
Former Cass County Jail nurse accused of sexually assaulting inmate posts bail
Woman charged with attempted murder in campground stabbing
Panthers deliver another stellar season
Audubon Society says new Vikings Stadium will threaten migrating birds
Panthers missed out on main goals
Hard work keyed Panthers’ success
Record numbers footrace on the 4th
WILLARD W. HENSEL
DOROTHY JOSEPHINE MELBY
JAMES "JIM" NELSON
GABRIELLA "GAYE" MAERTENS
RENA MARIE VIZENOR MALONE
A Better Connection relocates, hires more staff
Basic Business Cents: Improve your decison-making process
‘The Podunk Poets’ to perform at Sleeping Fawn
Automated boat inspection systems now in place at Otter Tail Lake
Automated boat inspection systems now in place at Otter Tail Lake
Minnesota scales back deer hunt
Deer changes for 2014 hunting season will be conservative
Editorial" How much do you know about transportation?
Letter: Enbridge is still not the enemy
Department of Commerce role in pipeline route questioned
Letter: Enbridge values landowner relationships
Letter: Comments by corporate officials should state their identity
September 12, 2011
Community center: a new possibility for Wadena
The Wadena community center organization may be moving forward with a change of plans. John Paulson, chairman of the community center board,...
September 12, 2011 - 7:50am
August 22, 2011
Car ripped in half in accident near Wadena
A vehicle was ripped in half and a man was left in critical condition by a three-vehicle crash north of Wadena Sunday night. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, seven people were involved in the crash around 6 p.m. on U.S. Highway 71, about two miles north of Wadena. A 1992...
August 22, 2011 - 11:41am
August 15, 2011
Wadena's Polman Transfer expands fleet, is hiring
You couldn't miss the line of shiny white trucks on U.S. Highway 10 just west of Wadena. Polman Transfer purchased 10 new Mack tractors and...
region / business
August 15, 2011 - 7:32am
August 1, 2011
Detroit Lakes home health nurse charged with sex offense with client
A home health care nurse from Detroit Lakes was charged with having a sexual relationship with a vulnerable adult in her care in Wadena. On June 16, the alleged victim, a 44-year-old man being treated for schizoaffective disorder, traumatic brain injury, asthma, arthritis, hypertension...
August 1, 2011 - 10:15am
July 25, 2011
Wadena County Sheriff's office announces arrests in burglary sting
The Wadena County Sheriff's Office said it solved a two-month investigation on a ring of burglaries in Blueberry, Huntersville, Shell and North...
July 25, 2011 - 8:02am
Suspect faces five charges after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase on a motorcycle
87 in a 30 and drunk?A suspect allegedly led police on a 3-mile chase in northern Wadena County July 8, reaching speeds nearly triple the speed limit, all while drunk, court records said. A Menahga police officer clocked a motorcycle going 87 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone around...
July 25, 2011 - 7:52am
June 21, 2011
Wadena police respond to eggings, 'Works bombs'
A Wadena police officer investigated a series of eggings of homes, including two so-called "Works bombs," made by putting aluminum foil and Works liquid drain cleaner in a bottle. On June 15, an officer responded to a call from the 200 block of Madison Avenue Southwest. The residents...
June 21, 2011 - 8:37am
June 20, 2011
Staples man charged for Facebook friend request
A 34-year-old man from Staples was charged June 3 in Wadena County District Court with harassment -- violation of a restraining order for an alleged Facebook friend request. According to court documents, a man showed authorities a friend request from Benjamin Albert Dukowitz on Feb....
June 20, 2011 - 7:58am
Woman charged in Wadena County with drug crime for allegedly impersonating nurse
A woman accused of impersonating a nurse in order to get prescription drugs was charged in Wadena County District Court with a fifth-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, Mary Alice Stiles, 45, called a Wadena pharmacy and asked if she could get a refill...
June 20, 2011 - 7:56am
Wadena social worker charged with sex crimes
A chemical dependency counselor with Wadena County Human Services faces seven criminal charges amid accusations he provided alcohol and drugs to a client in his care and also had sexual contact with one of the boys. The story started with the drug and alcohol assessor, Todd Michael...
June 20, 2011 - 7:53am
Wadena residents share tornado stories in book
WADENA, Minn. - Residents here are sharing their stories in a book about the two tornadoes that devastated the community one year ago Friday. WADENA, Minn. - Residents here are sharing their stories in a book about the two tornadoes that devastated the community one year ago Friday. "Twisted...
June 20, 2011 - 7:47am
June 6, 2011
Man who threatened to bomb Wadena given 93 days in jail
A man who threatened to blow up buildings in Wadena with gas bombs was convicted of two of five counts against him and sentenced to 93 days in jail, with credit for 62 days served. Mark Allen Moe, 43, was sentenced May 24 for two counts of terroristic threats -- recklessly disregard...
June 6, 2011 - 7:24am
Gun trumps knife in standoff at Wadena store
An alleged shoplifter pulled a knife on a Wadena store employee on May 27, but when another employee grabbed a gun, the man gave up his knife. According to court documents, Gerald Allan Demarre, 44, of Staples, entered Fleet Supply in Wadena and a store employee confronted him and...
June 6, 2011 - 7:22am
May 23, 2011
Pregnant Wadena woman charged in assault on police officers
A pregnant Wadena woman was charged May 13 for drunken assaults on two police officers and domestic assault on a former acquaintance after a bloody incident in a restaurant parking lot on May 11. Bail was set at $1,000 with court conditions (or $40,000 bond with no conditions) for...
May 23, 2011 - 7:48am
24-year-old Sebeka man charged with felony for impregnating 17-year-old
A 24-year-old from Sebeka was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Wadena County District Court for a relationship with a 17-year-old girl. The investigation began with a report the girl had become pregnant, which led to her school counselor reporting the relationship...
May 23, 2011 - 7:46am