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M State cyber team wins state competition
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Fond du Lac Band mulls elk restoration
Prairie chicken blind available next month at Hamden Slough
Brad Laabs: When do you think area lakes will be ice free?
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MN gas prices jump up faster than nation
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Amazon plans Prime fee hike by $20, risks consumer wrath
Computer businesses install themselves in town
Letter: I am a tired liberal American
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All voters should get involved in political process
Women’s history: by the numbers
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Sweet Colleens coming to Top Hat Theatre March 22
‘Magic of Dr. Seuss’ at area libraries next week
Red River Valley Fair to feature Pickler, Hairball
St. Patrick's Day Specials
Miss Northwest Committee looking for volunteers
Northland Real Estate Guide
Guide to Becker County 2014
January 30, 2010
Former Sebeka councilman looking at another felony
SEBEKA -- A former Sebeka city councilman is in trouble with the law again. Randy Lee Pickar, 54, now of Marshall, Minn., was charged Jan. 22 in Wadena County District Court with wrongfully obtaining assistance, a felony. On Nov. 22, a deputy responded to a report from a county...
news / crime
January 30, 2010 - 4:08pm
December 29, 2009
Former Sebeka church youth group leader takes plea deal on sex crime
SEBEKA -- A former youth group leader at a Sebeka church approved a plea deal that would have him plead guilty to one count of criminal sexual conduct in Wadena County District Court, and serve a half a year in jail and another half a year on house arrest. Jeffrey William Frodermann,...
news / crime
December 29, 2009 - 9:11am
November 27, 2009
Sebeka man tased, charged with three crimes
WADENA -- According to a court complaint, David Arnold Severson, 41, allegedly threatened to beat up a man in a wheelchair and also choked a 15-year-old boy between 1 a.m. and 5:10 a.m. on Nov. 10, when sheriff's deputies were called. When the officers arrived at the Sebeka residence,...
news / crime
November 27, 2009 - 8:58am
November 21, 2009
Former Sebeka church youth group leader takes plea deal for sex crime
WADENA -- A former youth group leader at a Sebeka church approved a plea deal that would have him plead guilty to one count of criminal sexual conduct in Wadena County District Court, and serve a half a year in jail and another half a year on house arrest. Jeffrey William Frodermann,...
news / crime
November 21, 2009 - 1:14pm
November 2, 2009
Sebeka woman charged for retrieving forfeited items from a storage unit
WADENA -- A Sebeka woman was charged with third-degree burglary for entering a storage unit she had been locked out of to retrieve some of her items. According to Wadena County District Court records, Janet Darlene Burgau, 49, had fallen behind on her rent payments on the storage...
news / crime
November 2, 2009 - 7:08am
October 16, 2009
Flu outbreaks reported in Wadena County schools
PARK RAPIDS -- Wadena-Deer Creek and Sebeka schools are reporting a flu outbreak, while Menahga and Park Rapids are reporting expected day-to-day absences. Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School had 96 absences Monday with most students experiencing flu-like symptoms. Last week, principal...
October 16, 2009 - 2:09pm
July 9, 2009
Former Sebeka councilman sentenced for kidnapping
WADENA - A former Sebeka city councilman was sentenced to 90 days in jail and received a stayed sentence of nearly three years in prison for allegedly kidnapping a woman and holding her hostage. Randy Lee Pickar, 54, was sentenced in Wadena County District Court to 90 days jail,...
crime / news
July 9, 2009 - 8:58am
May 22, 2009
Fire destroys Sebeka home
SEBEKA - Fire destroyed a home in Rockwood Township in Wadena County Monday, according to the Wadena County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff's...
May 22, 2009 - 8:38am
April 23, 2009
Sensing a 'mole,' three Sebeka women frisk victim, are charged with sex crimes
WADENA - Three women were charged with criminal sexual conduct charges in Wadena County District Court after allegedly fondling a woman outside a bar, saying they suspected her of "wearing a wire." According to court documents, the adult victim went to the Sebeka Liquor store around...
April 23, 2009 - 9:39am
April 22, 2009
Another Sebeka city official charged in metal theft
WADENA - A Sebeka city maintenance worker was charged in Wadena County District Court April 9 with aiding and abetting the theft of scrap metal. Authorities believe Gary Lewis Klovstad, 49, of Sebeka, helped former city councilman Randy Pickar take scrap metal belonging to the...
April 22, 2009 - 10:27am
April 3, 2009
Former Sebeka councilman charged with kidnapping; allegedly spoke of murder-suicide
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 - 11:42am