A BNSF train was briefly on fire Wednesday afternoon causing the train to stop and block the three crossings in Wadena. Wadena Police officers and Wadena County Sheriff's officers were on scene directing traffic away from the crossings as the fire went out.
WADENA, Minn. — While he wasn't up to his elbows in grease, Sam Kelderman has been at the heart of a project two teens took on involving an incredible engine that will help others start a career in the technology and engineering field. Kelderman liked things that were fast. In high school, he was known for enjoying a ride on his snowmobile or an ATV. In 2016, Sam and best friend Brady Adams brought some engine parts to the Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School to technology and engineering teacher Mike Shrode. They were the makings for something fast and powerful.