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2014 Spring Laker Book
Brian's Beer Brew
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Hospice heads to Hwy 10
Sign-ups begin for USDA disaster relief
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Reining in the cost of prom
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Transportation is a non-partisan issue in greater Minnesota
DL should help, not hinder downtown businesses
A low health ranking for Becker County
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Cash tribute set May 6
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New exhibit at NYM Cultural Center
July 4, 2010
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
Volunteer efforts under way in Wadena; relief fund set up at bank
WADENA, Minn. - Volunteer efforts for tornado cleanup in Wadena started this morning as the city looks to rebound from a devastating twister last Thursday. All volunteers wishing to help with the cleanup are asked to arrive and park in the parking lot for the former Pamida, along...
June 21, 2010 - 12:01pm
June 18, 2010
Wadena in ruins
'Devastating' is the most commonly used word to describe the first-hand accounts of the tornado that ripped through Wadena Thursday, and the disaster it left behind. "The area where the tornado went through was devastated," describes Becker County Deputy Dan Skoog. "I've never...
June 18, 2010 - 4:25pm
Out just in time -- N.D. couple flees as tornado sweeps through destroying home, business
NORTHWOOD, N.D. -- Owen Dahl was looking for his house. Wife Debbie was looking for something that was the couple's top priority -- her wedding...
June 18, 2010 - 12:02am
June 17, 2010
Update: Tornado rips through Wadena
WADENA, Minn. - Residents of Wadena and the surrounding communities are cleaning up after a number of tornadoes touched down Thursday afternoon. "It's...
June 17, 2010 - 11:56pm