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Cartoon by Dave Granlund
February 7, 2012
Letter: Stadium vs. rural Minnesota
This is in regards to the "Wadena asks Legislature to make it whole" by Don Davis in the Feb. 1 issue. In the ninth paragraph Rep. Joe Mullery asked, "Is this going to be a palace?" Let's back up for a minute. Wadena isn't asking for a palace (your words). They didn't ask God to...
February 7, 2012 - 12:00am
December 1, 2010
Wadena tornado storm chaser show to air tonight on Discovery Channel
WADENA - June 17 was a day that brought an adrenaline rush and devastating human impact for storm chasers and weather spotters in the area. The...
December 1, 2010 - 10:38am
November 19, 2010
Farm accident injures Wadena man
OTTERTAIL, Minn. - A 21-year-old Wadena, Minn. 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...
November 19, 2010 - 4:45pm
October 18, 2010
Update: Lawmakers approve flood, tornado relief
October 18, 2010 - 3:20pm
August 25, 2010
Wadena students to return Sept. 7
WADENA, Minn. - Wadena area students have a badly damaged high school building after a tornado tore through the town this June. But that isn't stopping the Wadena-Deer Creek school district officials from holding classes starting Sept. 7. The 7th and 8th graders will go to a closed...
August 25, 2010 - 10:16am
July 9, 2010
Disaster center set up in Wadena after June 17 tornado
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The state is setting up a disaster recovery center to help those in Wadena and Otter Tail counties who were struck by recent...
July 9, 2010 - 11:06am
July 1, 2010
Wadena tornados blow photo to Cass Lake in northern Minnesota
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 - 3:30pm
June 25, 2010
Volunteers needed in Wadena, Otter Tail counties
WADENA, Minn. - Volunteers are still needed here and in Wadena and Otter Tail counties for tornado cleanup. Volunteers should call 211 from a landline or (800) 543-7709 from a cell phone or check in at the old Pamida parking lot on U.S. Highway 71 in Wadena. The volunteer center...
June 25, 2010 - 3:21pm
June 23, 2010
Wadena needs volunteers through Saturday; Sunday will be day of rest
WADENA - The city of Wadena, devastated by a tornado on June 17, is calling for volunteers through Saturday. A maximum of 350 volunteers each day is needed to perform the clean-up work, according to a news release from the city. Those wishing to provide assistance are asked to register...
June 23, 2010 - 11:34am
June 22, 2010
Local bus trip scheduled for volunteer day in Wadena
WILLMAR -- Lakeland Broadcasting has organized buses to bring volunteers to Wadena on Thursday to help with cleaning up after last week's damaging tornadoes. Interested volunteers are asked to call Lakeland Broadcasting at 235-1340 to sign up or e-mail Julie@liveunitedwcm.org. Rustad...
June 22, 2010 - 3:26pm
Ten years after tornado struck his community, Granite mayor offers helping hand
GRANITE FALLS -- Mayor Dave Smiglewski of Granite Falls made phone calls to Wadena over the weekend offering any help that he or his community...
June 22, 2010 - 12:00am
June 21, 2010
Volunteer efforts are now underway in Wadena, Minn.; 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 - 11:10am
Storm chaser video of Wadena-area tornado
Here is some video from the Wadena-area tornado storm on June 17, 2010.
June 21, 2010 - 8:39am
Residents of hard-hit area of Wadena begin cleanup
WADENA -- When Maria Marthaler emerged from her basement and looked out her blown-out picture window after Thursday's tornado, she couldn't believe...
June 21, 2010 - 12:00am
June 19, 2010
Safety a priority as cleanup begins in devastated Wadena
WADENA -- Safety continued to be the top priority here Friday as cleanup began in the aftermath of Thursday's tornadoes. Officials restricted...
June 19, 2010 - 12:00am