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Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old
County budget talks lead to bonding discussion
Government Center steps to be repaired
High school volleyball: Trojans hope experience puts them over the top
Girls tennis: Trojans drop opener to Harrisburg
High school football: H-LP gridders aiming for success
Amateur baseball: Cubs fall in state opener; Milroy wins
Girls tennis: Luverne splits early triangular tests
Sean Hannity, Trump's 'spin doctor'
Letter: Divider-in-chief is at it again
Column: Why pension oversight is important
Column: A nice column about Trump
Column: District 518 geared up for start of new school year
Curtis Lowell Schmidt
James Robert Arnt
Robert D. Miller
Theodore "Ted" Kamstra
Looking Back: 1966 -- Foreign ag specialists visit Worthington
Column: Is it possible to be fast asleep for three or four weeks?
Crazy about the cube: Abel Piper, 12, participates in Rubik’s Cube National Championships
Disheveled Theologian: Twenty years later, still glad to have him with me
Column: Getting lost in the clouds
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Westman 111th birthday
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Hemmen 60th anniversary
Berger 80th birthday
Scheepstra 85th birthday
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June 20, 2012
Letter: Wadena proves a great Minnesota still exists
This past Sunday, June 17th, marked the two-year anniversary of the EF4 tornado that ravaged the City of Wadena --damaging over 400 homes, 20 businesses, the community center, ice arena and our high school. Over many months, hundreds of Minnesotans helped us clear the debris, attend...
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
June 21, 2010
Wadena still recovering, cleaning up after tornados
WADENA -- When Maria Marthaler emerged from her basement and looked out her blown-out picture window after Thursday's tornado, she couldn't believe what she saw. "All I could say was 'Oh my God,'" Marthaler said Sunday as she and her family began the cleanup on their southwest Wadena...
June 21, 2010 - 8:46pm
March 10, 2010
Missing Minn. man found safe in swamp near town
WADENA, Minn. - A 76-year-old man missing since Monday morning was found safe Wednesday afternoon in a swampy area northeast of here. Wadena Police Chief Bruce Uselman said David Delano Paulson hadn't been seen since he left home at 10:40 a.m. Monday.
March 10, 2010 - 3:30pm
April 3, 2009
Ex-councilman charged with kidnapping
WADENA - A former Sebeka city councilman has been charged with kidnapping and allegedly spoke openly about a murder-suicide plot. Randy Lee Pickar, 53, was charged Tuesday, March 31 in Wadena County District Court with kidnapping -- no great bodily harm, and terroristic threats....
April 3, 2009 - 9:51am
March 31, 2009
Snowmobilers allegedly stalked
WADENA - Three area men face stalking and harassment charges after allegedly following two 18-year-olds who were on snowmobiles. Eric Halan Samuelson, 21, of Parkers Prairie, Tyler David Schwartz, 18, of Bluffton, and Joshua Jon Kern, 18, of Wadena, were each charged this month in...
March 31, 2009 - 10:25am
February 12, 2009
Squirrels cause power outage
WADENA - Two squirrels caused a power shortage by getting in the line on 7th Street SW resulting in a one-hour loss of power to 200 homes, M State and the junior high school late Monday afternoon. A partial power loss occurred when one phase of the three phase feeder line came down,...
February 12, 2009 - 5:00pm
Hot jobs of 2009 predicted
Good jobs are not falling out of the trees in 2009, but there are growth fields, according to M State--Wadena Dean of Academics Monty Johnson. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that within the next seven years, three of 10 jobs in the Untied States will be in health care or...
February 12, 2009 - 2:00pm
February 5, 2009
Kidney needed for Wadena boy
Patrick Sibert needs a kidney. Badly. The 14-year-old Wadena boy is on borrowed time with his one kidney -- and he wasn't even born with that one. It was transplanted from his mother, Laura Uselman, when Patrick was 16 months old. "He was born with one kidney at 20 percent function,"...
February 5, 2009 - 12:00pm
January 29, 2009
Shopping spree with stolen card
WADENA - A Brainerd woman faces a felony charge after allegedly swiping a purse from a Wadena bar and using a stolen credit card to go on a shopping spree which even she admitted "got selfish." Amanda Renee Longie, 27, was charged Jan. 14 in Wadena County District Court with financial...
January 29, 2009 - 1:30pm
January 22, 2009
House abandoned due to bats
The Wadena County Board approved Zoning Administrator Deana Skov's original recommendation to demolish an unoccupied home in Meadow Township that was abandoned due to an infestation of bats. Skov asked for permission in December to hire a contractor for a $3,450 quote plus landfill...
January 22, 2009 - 10:00am
January 16, 2009
Woman's death linked to salmonella
Wadena Lanes owner Shirley Almer was one of two Minnesotans whose deaths are being linked with a salmonella outbreak affecting 43 states, according to her daughter, Ginger Lorentz of Brainerd. Almer died Dec. 21 at age 72 in Brainerd. The family was shocked when the Minnesota Department...
January 16, 2009 - 12:30pm
December 25, 2008
Minn. man gets driving reality show
Wadena native Pete Hosmer admits he wasn't the best student when he took driver's ed at Verndale High School. He still managed to pass the road test on the first try while driving his mother's minivan. Now he's teaching bad drivers the rules of the road on "Driving Me Mad," a new...
December 25, 2008 - 6:00pm
December 11, 2008
Tobacco store heist was inside job
The theft of checks and cash from the Tobacco Store in Wadena was an inside job, police said. The Wadena Police Department said in a release that Luck Bachmann, 20, of Wadena, an employee of the store at the time, reported he had gone outside momentarily to bring garbage to the dumpster...
December 11, 2008 - 5:00pm
November 21, 2008
Missing Wadena man found safe
WADENA - Wadena police said a 74-year-old man reported missing Thursday has been found safe. Samuel Godbold was reported missing from his apartment, and hadn't been seen in Wadena for roughly a week. Police Chief Bruce Uselman said Friday morning that Godbold was located at Hennepin...
November 21, 2008 - 10:45am
November 10, 2008
Woman stabbed ex in front of kids
WADENA - A Wadena County jury deliberated less than three hours before returning three guilty verdicts against Christy Lynn Schilling of Little Falls for the stabbing of her ex-husband. The three charges were first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous...
November 10, 2008 - 11:00am