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NDSU duo and Laker alums shine in freshman golf seasons
Hawley Valley Plains Meet track results
Lakers walk off two wins over Cardinals
DL baseball sweeps at Staples
Frazee girls fourth at HOL Hawley
Museum’s bear trap has rich history
Turning back the pages
Museum to host Hidden History event
Friday Matters: Everyday Peace to Hope
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Carhartt store opens in DL despite construction
Essentia DL receives stroke education fund
Minnesota gains 7,800 jobs in March
Gas prices jump up in Minnesota this week
Small bump up in gas prices throughout MN
DLHS Student Art Show to open Sunday at Trinity Lutheran in DL
DLMS Band Concert is Thursday
Simply Pink Truly Teal: Run/walk supports cancer patients
Stressed? Calm down and visit your library
Keeping Music Live grants available for Minnesota artists
Tribal college extending its arms
Union needed between development, environment
Letter: Becker County Transit serves seniors well
Letter: Four-way stop at Frazee and Washington a delight
Working to meet a healthy community’s needs
Prairie chicken show exceeds expectations
Unpredictable spring weather slows the bite
Eastern bluebirds among the favorites of bird enthusiasts
Go take a hike
Wild turkey hunters in five counties asked to help with avian influenza surveillance
Spring Laker Book
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October 19, 2010
Lawmakers approve flood, tornado relief -- including more than $6 million for Wadena area
ST. PAUL -- State disaster relief is on its way to flood- and tornado-damaged communities, but officials said they may be back for more help next year. Minnesota legislators unanimously approved $80 million in disaster relief during a brief special session Monday, with most heading...
October 19, 2010 - 8:37am
October 11, 2010
WDC school settles tornado losses at $40 million
Wednesday was a big day in the history of Wadena-Deer Creek School District as board chairwoman Ann Pate signed a settlement resolution with Riverport Insurance Services in the office of Minnesota state attorney general Lori Swanson. The $40,861,324 settlement has been four months...
October 11, 2010 - 10:01am
August 27, 2010
Franken tours damage, vows D.C. help for city
"What I see here is an incredible spirit.
August 27, 2010 - 10:21am
August 4, 2010
More than half of tornado victims may have PTSD
Two groups of people are likely to develop symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from the June 17 tornado: directly affected Wadena area residents and the indirectly affected volunteers and workers helping them, according to Jim Kraemer of the Neighborhood Counseling Center...
August 4, 2010 - 9:17am
Wadena curfew lifted, but police presence stays
The 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew in tornado-stricken areas of Wadena is over. Does that mean everything is back to normal? "Well, it's far from normal," Wadena Police Chief Bruce Uselman said. Uselman said despite the curfew going away, there will still be a lot of extra officers on...
July 4, 2010 - 2:14pm
July 3, 2010
Photograph travels from Deer Creek to Cass Lake during Wadena tornado
This picture is worth much more than a thousand words. A photograph of a farm in Deer Creek apparently blew from its home to a rural Cass Lake...
July 3, 2010 - 8:30pm
July 1, 2010
Photo travels from Deer Creek to Cass Lake during Wadena tornado
BEMIDJI - This picture is worth much more than a thousand words. A photograph of a farm in Deer Creek, Minn., apparently blew from its home...
July 1, 2010 - 10:57am
'Riding a wave of support': Volunteers help clean up Wadena after tornado
July 1, 2010 - 10:44am
June 25, 2010
Waffle cones for Wadena: M State helps fund-raise
Anthony St. Clair, 10, gets some sprinkles for his waffle cone sundae at the Detroit Lakes campus of the Minnesota State Community and Technical College Thursday afternoon. The Business and Entrepreneurship department sold ice cream cones or sundaes, raising money for the Wadena recovery...
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June 25, 2010 - 2:18pm
Storm causes flooding in tornado-ravaged Wadena
A storm with heavy downpours of rain has caused flooding in parts of Wadena, Minn., which is still recovering from an EF4 tornado on June 17. The city is dealing with flooded streets this morning. Mayor Wayne Wolden explained the catch drains that funnel away storm water are plugged...
June 25, 2010 - 8:55am
Steady in a storm: Wadena mayor keeps spirits light
WADENA, Minn. - Wayne Wolden isn't just the mayor for residents here.
June 25, 2010 - 8:48am
June 23, 2010
FEMA begins assessment in Wadena
Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency were in Wadena, Minn., Tuesday to begin assessing tornado damage to homes and private businesses. FEMA officials are working with the state of Minnesota and the U.S.
June 23, 2010 - 8:37am
June 22, 2010
Summer classes to resume in Wadena
Summer courses at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Wadena, which suffered substantial damage in the June 17 tornado, will resume at locations around the area beginning Wednesday, June 23.
June 22, 2010 - 2:28pm
Fatigue setting in for Wadena residents
WADENA, Minn. - Glenn St. Marie's first thought when he woke up Monday was: "I don't want to get up and face this crap." For St. Marie and other...
June 22, 2010 - 8:33am
June 21, 2010
Extent of damage starts to sink in
WADENA, Minn. - 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 at their southwest...
June 21, 2010 - 1:09pm