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Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
County museum abloom with events this weekend
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Gorden to be inducted to MHSGCA Hall of Fame
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
July 13, 2011
Wadena man charged for child pornography possession
An 18-year-old Wadena man faces five felony possession of child pornography charges. When police searched his computers, Adam Levi Schultz allegedly had an image of two young boys as his screen saver, among other images on the hard drive. In all, Wadena police found 169 pornographic...
July 13, 2011 - 9:07am
June 27, 2011
Police look for suspect in alleged rape attempt
A woman was sleeping on a couch at a Wadena residence when she awoke to see a man in a black ski mask standing above her and trying to touch her, the woman told police. In the early morning hours Sunday, June 19, the woman woke up to a man dressed in all black clothing, including...
June 27, 2011 - 9:23am
June 20, 2011
Man charged for Facebook friend request
A 34-year-old man from Staples was charged June 3 in Wadena County District Court with harassment -- violation of a restraining order for an alleged Facebook friend request. According to court documents, a man showed authorities a friend request from Benjamin Albert Dukowitz on Feb....
June 20, 2011 - 8:57am
Social worker charged with sex crimes
A chemical dependency counselor with Wadena County Human Services faces seven criminal charges amid accusations he provided alcohol and drugs to a client in his care and also had sexual contact with one of the boys. The story started with the drug and alcohol assessor, Todd Michael...
June 20, 2011 - 8:51am
June 17, 2011
Wadena tornado: one year ago today
Wadena, Minn. - It's been one year today since two EF4 tornadoes ripped through the small town of Wadena, leaving behind a widespread trail of...
June 17, 2011 - 10:39am
May 23, 2011
Pregnant woman accused of assaulting officers
A pregnant Wadena woman was charged May 13 for drunken assaults on two police officers and domestic assault on a former acquaintance after a bloody incident in a restaurant parking lot on May 11. Bail was set at $1,000 with court conditions (or $40,000 bond with no conditions) for...
May 23, 2011 - 8:59am
May 14, 2011
Two Wadena law enforcement officers awarded high honors for tornado work
A Wadena police officer and a Wadena County sheriff's investigator were honored May 4 with 2011 Leadership Awards from the Minnesota Association...
May 14, 2011 - 1:16pm
April 28, 2011
Davis appears on 'The Today Show'
Jenn Davis of Bertha was scheduled to appear on NBC's "The Today Show" Friday, April 29 for a Royal Wedding Ambush Makeover during the fourth...
April 28, 2011 - 9:05pm
March 3, 2011
Family chases down drunk driver
A man, his pregnant wife and their three children were nearly hit head-on by an alleged drunk driver, and ended up turning their vehicle around to follow him, contacting police via 911 and witnessing the man being arrested for DWI in Wadena. Jason Dykhoff, his wife Kelly and their...
March 3, 2011 - 8:36am
November 19, 2010
Wadena man seriously hurt in farming accident
OTTERTAIL, Minn. - A 21-year-old Wadena man severely injured his leg in a farming accident Friday morning. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Custom Fleshing, a farming company near the city of Ottertail around 9:30 a.m. Ottertail is about 80 miles southeast...
November 19, 2010 - 9:17pm
November 12, 2010
Deputy: Reported contact with dog-knifing suspect false
A 23-year-old from Battle Lake, Minn., accused of slitting his dog's throat has had no contact with Denver police, and if he had, he'd have been...
November 12, 2010 - 4:30pm
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
October 10, 2010
Special session delayed, but Wadena wants to be part of it
ST. PAUL -- Wadena-area leaders scrambled to get their request for tornado relief funding included in a special legislative session to help flooded southern Minnesota counties, but will have to wait along with their water-logged cousins. A special session is planned to deal with...
October 10, 2010 - 12:25pm
October 5, 2010
Suspect sought after robbery at knife point in Menagha
MENAGHA, Minn. - Authorities are seeking a suspect in a robbery at knife point Monday near here. Wadena County sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a 57-year-old woman being robbed as she was leaving her home to go to work about 9:43 p.m., the sheriff's office said. The woman...
October 5, 2010 - 9:35pm