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As April snow hits, driver killed in Otter Tail County crash
A platform that's close to the heart: 'Outstanding Teen' talks organ donation at driver's education classes
Shattered innocence: Becker County child abuse cases on the rise
Youth ATV Safety Training set for May 20
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
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Roth earns all-tournament honors at Summit Championship
Norman County West in danger of losing fall and winter sports
Area kids place at state free throw competition
Smith Leads Huskers at Big Ten Championships
Little Lakers Boys Basketball summer camp registration
Luecks celebrating 50 years together
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Simons welcome twin daughters
'What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear': Listening is important--on both sides of the doctor's exam table
Answering the call: Lake Park family to become long-term missionaries in Africa
Friends & Neighbors
'It was time to pass the baton': Dean's Country Market in Perham, NY Mills sold to Central Market owners
MN gas prices down since last week
SJE-Rhombus receives chapter 2017 ESOP Company of the Year award
‘It was time to pass the baton’: Dean’s Country Market in Perham, NY Mills sold to Central Market owners
Midwest Workwear has new store manager
A night dressed in neon: Holmes Theatre's Motion fundraiser to feature Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome
It's Shakespeare... with an apocalyptic twist: Detroit Lakes High School's spring play views British history through a zombie-infested lens
Column: Mosquitoes sometimes more than just annoying: Insect's bite can transmit malaria, which is fatal if left untreated
Associate justice and former Vikings great Alan Page speaking April 24 in Fergus Falls
New artist exhibit opens this week at DL's Trinity Lutheran Church
Edward DaWaine Sawyer
Willow Skye Forsberg
Neil Daniel "Peel" Englund
Mathew R. Veronen
Paula Quam column: A humble hello, a heavy-hearted goodbye
Letter: War with North Korea would be a big mistake
Other Opinions: It's working, don't give up on effort to clean up Great Lakes
Letter: Doctors are on your side, elected officials should be, too
Earth Day--by the numbers
Column: Whistling past the graveyard--wood ducks make big comeback
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Outdoors column: Wild turkeys are a Minnesota success story
Blane Klemek column: Little bird that could: the northern saw-whet owl
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
Pine to Palm
Severe Weather Announcements (3)
Fair Oaks Lodge resident Marie Willan to turn 110 on Friday, April 29
Fair Oaks Lodge resident Marie Willan (née Neuerburg) celebrates her 110th birthday this Friday, April 29, adding her name to the list of less...
Life/Friends & Neighbors
April 26, 2016 - 1:48pm
April 20, 2016
How the Wadena community is handling the loss of 15 year old Stacy Hundeby
A small Minnesota community is still in shock after a high school freshman was hit and killed by a train. 15-year-old Stacy Hundeby died when...
April 20, 2016 - 3:26pm
April 18, 2016
Wadena ninth grader struck, killed by train identified
The Wadena County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the young woman killed after being hit by a BNSF train Saturday evening. Officials say 15-year-old Stacy Hundeby of Wadena was struck and killed by an eastbound BNSF train. Hundeby's dog was also killed by the BNSF train....
April 18, 2016 - 3:25pm
Young woman, dog dead after train accident in Wadena
WADENA, Minn. – A young woman and dog were struck by an eastbound train and killed shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday in Wadena. According to the Wadena County Sheriff's Office, a young female and dog were seen on the train tracks in town east of Highway 71. The train was stopped on...
April 18, 2016 - 8:44am
January 8, 2016
Wadena man accused of soliciting a child
A 44-year-old Wadena man who allegedly planned to spend New Year’s Eve having sex with a 13-year-old Jenkins girl now faces a felony for soliciting a child. The Pequot Lakes Police Department arrested David Lee Hendershot, 44, at about 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve outside the SuperAmerica,...
January 8, 2016 - 3:16pm
January 2, 2016
Wadena man charged in vandalism spree
A 41-year-old Wadena man has been charged with five felonies relating to a Nov. 4 vehicle vandalism incident, reported the Wadena Police Department. Jeffery Wade Randall was charged in Wadena County District Court with a felon in possession of a firearm, intentional discharge of a...
January 2, 2016 - 5:40am
December 30, 2015
Wadena 14-year-old runaway found safe
A 14-year-old runaway from Wadena has been located, officials said. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said that Jeffery Randall was located in Missouri and are making arrangements to have him returned to Wadena. Randall was last seen Sunday morning at his grandfather’s house...
December 30, 2015 - 10:59am
December 19, 2015
Boys Hockey: DL holds off late Wolverine rally to win at Wadena
Jon Richards scored twice, including a third-period game-winner on the power play, to give Detroit Lakes a 5-4 road victory Friday over Wadena-Deer Creek in a game that featured a busy sin bin. Richards tallied at 8:36 of the third period to give DL a 5-2 lead and goalie Austin Fritz...
December 19, 2015 - 9:17am
December 11, 2015
Wadena man sentenced for meth and marijuana
Matthew Allen Kehn, 24, of 61264 County Road 50, Wadena, has been sentenced to prison for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime. A second felony fifth-degree drug charge was dropped in a plea agreement. According to court records, he was in a vehicle pulled over by Detroit...
December 11, 2015 - 5:30am
December 10, 2015
Taking back Christmas: Over 1,000 nativity scenes on display in Wadena
One month has made a huge difference in Wadena. The Wadena city council voted to remove a much-loved nativity scene from a city park after one...
December 10, 2015 - 5:40am
October 20, 2015
Golden Gloves boxing starts Oct. 26
The Wadena Area Golden Gloves boxing season will begin Oct. 26 at a new site. Training sessions will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in the upper level of what used to be the J.C. Penny's building located between Pizza Ranch and Lyle's Shoe store on Main Street. Athletes...
October 20, 2015 - 11:21am
October 16, 2015
Frazee man among three injured in fatal accident in Wadena
A Little Falls man died and three others were injured, including a Frazee man, in a two-vehicle crash Thursday evening on Highway 71 in Wadena. Adam J. Denny, 23, of Little Falls died in the crash. He was a passenger in a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina driven by Charles E. Denny, 56,...
October 16, 2015 - 9:22am
October 1, 2015
M State to celebrate 50 years of ‘power’
Minnesota State Community and Technical College invites the community, industry partners and alumni to celebrate the M State program that has trained more than 1,000 electrical line workers during its 50-year history. On Saturday, Oct. 10, M State and the Wadena Area College Foundation...
October 1, 2015 - 5:20am
September 17, 2015
Pedestrian hit by van in Wadena, 78-year-old man seriously injured
A Wadena man was seriously injured after being hit by a van while crossing the street Wednesday afternoon. Raymond C. Meinhardt, 78, of Wadena was taken to a hospital in St. Cloud with serious injuries, according to the State Patrol. He was struck by a 2008 Chevy Express van,...
September 17, 2015 - 10:35am
September 12, 2015
Wadena’s Whiskey Creek Film Festival underway; continues through Sept. 17
The 11th annual Whiskey Creek Film Festival is screening the best award-winning current cinema, from this weekend through Thursday, Sept. 17 at Wadena’s Cozy Theatre. Tickets to the Festival are available at the Cozy box office, An Open Book and Harvest Thyme Bistro in Wadena,...
September 12, 2015 - 5:35am