The 2019 Home and Sport Show was held this past weekend, March 23-24, at Kent Freeman Arena in Detroit Lakes. A total of 84 exhibitors were there, filling up both arenas with tables and displays related to home remodeling, construction and other projects, as well as outdoor recreation like boating and ice fishing. A large silent auction was held, and there were some educational seminars and prize drawings. "We had a really good show," summed up Vicki Fenske, a leading organizer with the Lake Region Builders Association. "We had some really great exhibitor feedback."
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.