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Wadena Girl, 16, Killed In ATV Rollover Crash

The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 16-year-old girl died after an ATV rollover crash Monday evening. At 6:28 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a 911 call reporting the ATV accident at the intersection of Apache Avenue and Cree Street in Wadena Township. Upon arrival, emergency responders found a Polaris Ranger side by side ATV that rolled over onto the driver’s side.

04/22/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Treehouse For Big Kids In Wadena

Sometimes kids need a secret hideaway to escape the worries of the world. The lucky ones have a treehouse to climb into and let their imaginations go. It turns out, big kids can rent their own secluded hideout in the trees of Wadena.

03/09/2014

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Camper Trailer Fire Kills 2 Adults Near Wadena

Authorities are investigating a fire that killed two adults in Wadena County of western Minnesota.

02/14/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Movie Theater

In 1914, with the world on the brink of war and Woodrow Wilson in the White House, the Cozy Theatre opened its doors on Jefferson Street in Wadena.

11/28/2013

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For The 8th Time, Wadena’s Cozy Theater Hosting Film Festival

A northern Minnesota movie theater is playing host to a film festival. The Whiskey Creek Film Festival returns to the Cozy Theater in Wadena for its eighth year. The festival opened Friday and runs through next Thursday. Director Jamie Robertson describes the festival’s entries as current movies that otherwise wouldn’t be shown outside the Twin Cities.

09/14/2013

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Burning Restrictions Coming To Central Minn. Next Week

Spring temperatures are finally climbing to normal highs in Minnesota, and the Department of Natural Resources wants to remind the public that as the snowpack melts, burning restrictions are falling into place.

04/29/2013

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Family Calls For Child Seat Changes After Surviving Car Fire

A Minnesota couple is calling on car seat manufacturers to put a quick release feature on children’s car seats after their twin daughters narrowly escaped being trapped in a car fire.

03/11/2013

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Fish Head Ornaments? They’re High In Demand

In tiny Verndale, just a few miles east of Wadena, the spirit of Christmas is alive and well. “In the beginning, we didn’t have that many people ordering, but now we got a lot of people ordering like crazy,” high school junior Eric Blaha said.

12/19/2012

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Man Hospitalized After Accidentally Shooting Himself

A man in northwestern Minnesota had to have part of his left thumb amputated Saturday after accidentally shooting himself with a firearm, according to the Ottertail County Sheriff’s Office.

04/15/2012

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New Book Preserves Stories Of Wadena Tornado

As the town of Wadena marks the one-year anniversary of a devastating tornado, a new book preserves the stories of the survivors.

06/17/2011

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Wadena Tornado Survivors Tell Tales In New Book

Mariah Wood has a distinct memory of that sultry afternoon in June 2010. The 16-year-old was working her shift as a lifeguard at Wadena’s city pool when severe weather hit the town.

06/13/2011

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Building Begins On New School In Wadena

A tornado tore through Wadena, Minn., last June, destroyed the high school and forced students to attend classes elsewhere. Today, however, the community has stopped cleaning up and has begun to rebuild.

05/06/2011

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Klobuchar To View Rebuilding In Tornado-Hit Wadena

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar will take part in Friday’s groundbreaking for a new Wadena-Deer Creek High School, replacing the one destroyed by a tornado last year.

05/06/2011

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Wadena Works To Restore Landscape After Tornado

The city of Wadena is commemorating Arbor Day weekend with a large-scale effort to restore a landscape decimated by last year’s tornado.

04/29/2011

Damage from the tornado that tore through Wadena, Minn. on Jun 17, 2010. (credit: Ryan Korkowski)

Minn. Woman Creates Keepsakes After Tornado

Pieces of broken glass that once sat intact in the Wadena-Deer Creek High School brought a lot of pain to the community after the school was destroyed by a June 17 tornado.

03/07/2011

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