Wadena News

11/20/2017 01:17 PM  ~~~Source~~~
3 year-old girl shot by 5 year-old brother 

A three year-old girl was accidentally shot by her five year-old brother at a home in Deer Creek in Otter Tail County over the weekend. The sheriff's office says the girl was shot in the abdomen with a 22-caliber rifle.

11/20/2017 01:17 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Area broadband projects held up as example at statewide conference10 min ago 

Resilient Region leaders joined more than 150 broadband leaders from across rural Minnesota last month to compare approaches to expanding access to, and use of, high-speed internet.

11/19/2017 01:27 PM  ~~~Source~~~
'Picturing the Good Life in Wadena' photo contest announced 

"Picturing the Good Life" is the theme of a new photo contest accepting photographs and short videos of the Wadena area. This collection of images will be used for promoting the Wadena region to others.

11/18/2017 01:50 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Gophers volleyball beats Northwestern 3-1 

The No. 7 Gophers defeated Northwestern 25-22, 29-27, 13-25, 25-19 on Friday night in Big Ten volleyball at Evanston Township High School.

11/13/2017 02:21 PM  ~~~Source~~~
2 men found fatally shot inside home in Wadena County6 min ago 

The Menahga Police Department and Wadena County Sheriff's Office found the men after responding to a 911 call at 12:05 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13. Authorities have not said what led up to the deaths, but do not believe there is any risk to the public, the sheriff's office said.

11/12/2017 09:20 AM  ~~~Source~~~
MPR in Brainerd off the air due to lightning damage 

Fans of Minnesota Public Radio in Brainerd who have grown accustomed to listening to classical music and tuning in for news were met recently with something unusual: silence. Callers to MPR stations KBPN-FM 88.3 News and KBPR-FM 90.7 Classical were greeted Friday with a recorded message about what was simply billed as "an unfortunate circumstance."

11/09/2017 08:34 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Wadena veteran gets dream vacation while battling ALS 

Wadena County Veterans Service Officer David Anderson presented Joe Hundeby and his wife Teodora with their Dreams for Veterans trip in October 2017. Kim Brasel / Forum News Service Joe Hundeby, his wife, Teodora and their service dog on their way to San Diego in October 2017 as part of the Dream for Veterans program.

11/07/2017 09:41 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Lions District 5M9 offering up to $9,000 in scholarships7 min ago 

The youth outreach committee of Lions District 5M9 is offering up to $9,000 in scholarships in the district.

11/01/2017 07:44 AM  ~~~Source~~~

Kim Larson, Social Services Supervisor-Adult Services, updated the Aitkin County Board of Commissioners on the services and goals of the Region 5+ Adult Mental Health Initiative during the regular meeting on Oct. 24. The initiative serves the counties of Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, Wadena, as well as the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and Leech Lake Band. The AMHI grant is $1,236,491, which is distributed among all counties.

10/25/2017 08:30 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Operation Christmas Child drop-off sites announced 

This month, several locations in the multi-county Lower North Central Minnesota Area Team will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan's Purse project, Operation Christmas Child-joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world. During the project's national collection week scheduled Nov. 13-20, Brainerd residents will transform empty shoeboxes into gifts filled with school supplies, hygiene items and toys.