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Shivering weather greets celebrities at Oscars
Father, who lost 3 children in ND fire, is in Twin Cities burn unit
Minnesota baby found safe after possible abduction
Joseph Wapner, Former 'People's Court' Judge, Dies at 97
Transgender wrestler wins Texas championship for girls
Kurt Busch finally wins Daytona 500 on 17th try
Jacobs: Early migrants reach the valley
Ted Takasaki offers walleye tips and techniques
Dokken: Learning in the wild
Baltimore player arrested on multiple drug charges in Miami
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
AstroBob: Can you see the Russian landers, rovers on the moon? Yes!
Swift: Expiration dates are just suggestions
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
February 9, 2017
‘He has a guardian angel,’ relative says of toddler who survived head-on crash
DEER CREEK, Minn. – A 2-year-old boy was the only survivor of a head-on crash Sunday, Feb. 5, that killed his mother and another driver near...
February 9, 2017 - 7:35am
February 5, 2017
Three people, including child, involved in fatal head-on crash in western Minn.
DEER CREEK, Minn. — Three people, including a 2-year-old boy, were involved in a fatal head-on car crash Sunday afternoon near here in...
February 5, 2017 - 10:44pm
November 8, 2016
Victim, suspect identified in Wadena shooting
WADENA, Minn. — Authorities have identified a female victim and a suspect in a fatal shooting after a man led authorities on a chase through Wadena and Otter Tail Counties on Monday, Nov. 7. Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, the sheriff's office was called to the 300 block of Bryant...
November 8, 2016 - 4:57pm
September 13, 2016
Minnesotan injured after leading cops on 115-mph motorcycle chase
VERGAS — A 20-year-old Wadena man was injured Friday when he crashed a motorcycle while fleeing from state troopers. The Minnesota State Patrol...
September 13, 2016 - 8:56am
May 24, 2016
Man arrested after four pounds of meth delivered in package to Wadena home
WADENA -- A man is charged with felony drug possession after four pounds of meth with an estimated street value of $200,000 was discovered in a package being delivered to a Wadena home. Wadena County Sheriff Michael Carr received information from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal...
May 24, 2016 - 9:59pm
April 18, 2016
One person killed, another seriously hurt in separate Minnesota train accidents
A young woman and dog were struck by an eastbound train and killed shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday in the western Minnesota community of Wadena,...
April 18, 2016 - 10:52am
August 26, 2015
Wadena farmer says estranged brother may have called in human remains report
WADENA — Accusations, rumors and mystery are surrounding a Wadena farm this week. This after investigators issued a search warrant looking for human remains. Unexpectedly Monday morning, Dan Hansen says his farm about two miles north of Wadena was swarming with investigators. His...
August 26, 2015 - 11:12pm
Human bone fragments found near Wadena
WADENA — Numerous human bone fragments have been found at a farm located about two miles north of Wadena, according to the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office. Large piles of black dirt were seen at the scene where authorities dug up the remains. The sheriff’s office had executed...
August 26, 2015 - 6:27am
December 2, 2014
BNSF expects to restore service stalled by Wadena derailment by Thursday
WADENA — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railways is expected to have both tracks open by Thursday, while at least partial service resumed Tuesday,...
December 2, 2014 - 11:16pm
December 1, 2014
Eighteen cars derail near Wadena
WADENA — About 18 cars derailed at 6:23 a.m. Monday four miles northwest of Wadena according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. Ten...
December 1, 2014 - 11:07pm
Eighteen cars derail on BNSF Railway tracks northwest of Bluffton
WADENA, Minn. -- About 18 cars derailed at 6:23 a.m. Monday four miles northwest of Wadena according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Of...
December 1, 2014 - 12:12pm
April 22, 2014
Wadena girl killed Monday in ATV rollover
WADENA, Minn. -- A 16-year-old Wadena girl died Monday night from head injuries suffered in an ATV rollover. Christine Kaye Alberts was driving...
April 22, 2014 - 1:44pm
February 15, 2014
Two adults die in camper fire near Wadena
By Bryce Haugen Forum News Service WADENA, Minn. -- Two adults died in a fire early Friday morning in Wadena Township. The blaze, a few miles south of Wadena between the city and the Todd County line, was reported to authorities shortly before 4 a.m., said...
February 15, 2014 - 10:04am
June 16, 2013
Westrum ends 21-year tenure at Benson School District
BENSON — When Lee Westrum was a fresh college graduate from Bemidji State University in 1992, his first job was as a social studies teacher...
June 16, 2013 - 10:51pm