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Lady Raiders’ playoff runs deep, but ends vs. Cougars
Surviving the Birkie and Seneca
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Lakes Area Photography Show proves picturesque for second year in a row
M State cyber team wins state competition
Franken seeks poetry entries for contest
Everday Gourmet: Prep and freeze recipes for your slow cooker
Social Security: Federal, but not state, taxes can be voluntarily withheld from benefits
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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?
Blane Klemek: Like Aladdin’s carpet, flying squirrels really don’t fly — they glide
Learn how to make maple syrup at Minnesota state parks
Amazon plans Prime fee hike by $20, risks consumer wrath
Computer businesses install themselves in town
Another try at Sunday liquor sales could start with 'baby step'
DL's Chris Reep earns top honors for growth
General surgeon joins Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes
Our Opinion: New sales tax is a smart move
Lynn Hummel: A boxful of unused commas
All voters should get involved in political process
Women’s history: by the numbers
Teacher exams important but not a one-size-fits-all
Author to read from new book Friday in NYM
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
Grace Lutheran hosts Hop Into Spring Dinner March 22
St. Patrick's Day Specials
Miss Northwest Committee looking for volunteers
Northland Real Estate Guide
Guide to Becker County 2014
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