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Every dog has his day in court, in New Jersey
Grand Rapids juvenile facility officer accused of sexually assaulting teen
Driver impatience leads to train collisions
Students injured when truck, school bus collide near Renville, Minn.
Woman dead after three-vehicle accident near Buffalo, Minn.
MSU-Mankato players expected to return to practice Friday
Timberwolves, Adelman to part; went 97-133 with team
Mankato football players refuse to practice for reinstated coach
Homers carry Lakers to 2-0 start to season
DL picks up first ‘W’
In the Zone
Family favorite brightens up Easter morning
Lutheran church hosting Spring Rally
Social Security: Children do not need to live in same home to get Social Security benefits
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Butzer on dean’s list at UM-Twin Cities
Friends & Neighbors
This year’s festival in Vergas even included maple syrup milkshakes
State tournament brings a thousand archers to Detroit Lakes
2014 Spring Laker Book
Brian's Beer Brew
Local archer given lifetime achievement award
Minnesota deer-feeding effort all but over
Brad Laabs: Use caution on ice; get ready for open water
Blane Klemek: The American crow is one of the smartest wild birds
Bear hunt application deadline is May 2
Hospice heads to Hwy 10
Sign-ups begin for USDA disaster relief
Otter Tail Power gets new president/COO
Spanky’s hires new general manager
Reining in the cost of prom
State roads are slip sliding away
Lynn Hummel: Early morning fog makes the imagination run wild
Transportation is a non-partisan issue in greater Minnesota
DL should help, not hinder downtown businesses
A low health ranking for Becker County
Cantus coming to Wadena April 23
‘Long Live the 80s’ set for Fargo May 17
Cash tribute set May 6
Danell Haspel: Last chance to file income taxes!
New exhibit at NYM Cultural Center
March 20, 2012
Family unharmed after house fire in Verndale Thursday
On Thursday, March 8 around 10:30 p.m., the Verndale Fire Department was called to a house fire at 310 S. Farwell St. in Verndale. The house was a rental home to a family of eight, according to Verndale Police Chief Cory Carr. By the time firefighters arrived, at least one of the...
March 20, 2012 - 9:00am
December 19, 2011
Dog, veteran saving each other
The blue-eyed husky and boxer mix was most likely abandoned, standing on U.S. Highway 71 south of Menahga, before he was rescued. Once a stray,...
December 19, 2011 - 8:44am
March 30, 2011
Verndale grad gains fame for beer can trick
Verndale and Nimrod aren't the names of towns you normally hear on network television, but Wadena County native Jerry Kern was a guest on NBC's...
March 30, 2011 - 10:55am
January 11, 2010
Verndale family escapes fire
WADENA -- A child called 911 on Jan. 1 to report the family home was on fire, and people were still inside the house. According to the Wadena County Sheriff's Office, the Verndale Fire Department arrived on the scene soon after. The home, at 114 Brown St. SW., had smoke pouring...
January 11, 2010 - 8:53am
December 13, 2009
Verndale woman saved by man's quick actions
The Minnesota State Patrol credited a rural Malmo, Minn., man for saving a life after a recent crash in Aitkin County. Trooper Kevin Skalsky reported that 21-year-old Kelly Stave from Verndale was driving eastbound on Minnesota Highway 18 a mile and a half west of Malmo when she swerved...
news / accidents
December 13, 2009 - 3:18pm
September 3, 2009
Verndale officer investigates car theft, happens across fallen woman
WADENA -- The Verndale Police Department came across a woman in need of help while investigating another incident last Saturday. According to Chief Jeff Jares, the Verndale PD was called to assist a neighboring police department with a report of a stolen vehicle they had found in...
news / crime
September 3, 2009 - 8:48am
August 20, 2009
Verndale woman charged for alleged bad-check spree
WADENA -- A Verndale woman faces charges of theft by check, theft by swindle and issue dishonored check after allegedly writing 18 bad checks on an account that had already been closed for being overdrawn. According to court documents, a Staples police officer investigated a report...
news / crime
August 20, 2009 - 9:36am
August 17, 2009
Verndale dilapidated home problem persists
VERNDALE -- Consternation over the dilapidated "pink house" in Verndale has city council members seeing red, and weighing their legal options for dealing with the home, which they consider a health hazard. "It's going to have to a be court-ordered thing from here on out," said councilman...
August 17, 2009 - 11:08am
July 9, 2009
Predatory sex offender nabbed in Verndale
VERNDALE - A predatory sex offender who had failed to register his whereabouts was arrested Tuesday morning. According to Wadena County Sheriff Mike Carr, Thomas Wayne Bowen, 31, was arrested without incident at 106 Farwell Street North. Bowen had active warrants out of Pine County,...
crime / news
July 9, 2009 - 9:19am
June 11, 2009
Wadena County looking for sex offender
WADENA - A complaint warrant was issued last week for a sex offender with a registered address in Verndale, though he apparently hasn't lived at that location for years. On May 6, Wadena County sheriff's investigators were conducting routine predatory sex offender compliance checks...
June 11, 2009 - 9:51am
Family of tasered man requests Verndale police chief be disciplined
VERNDALE - A Browerville family filed papers and asked the Verndale City Council to take disciplinary action against Verndale Police Chief Jeff Jares after an incident at a Verndale bar that led to a young man getting tasered three times, one of those times allegedly in the groin. Mark...
June 11, 2009 - 9:47am
Names of two deceased Verndale residents released
The Verndale Police Department released the names of two people found deceased in a residence Friday. Steven Roger Hanebuth, 46, and Jeanie Marie Oconnor, 45, were found after the Verndale PD was called to do a welfare check. Authorities said foul play is not suspected, but a definitive...
March 11, 2009 - 9:10am
December 22, 2008
40 horses die in Wadena County fire
VERNDALE, Minn. - Authorities are investigating an early Sunday fire in Wadena County that killed 40 horses. The fire at R & J Horse Sales, a half-mile west of Verndale, was reported just after 6 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release. Responding firefighters from Verndale and...
December 22, 2008 - 12:00am