The tornado that tore through the town of Wadena in 2010 left 4,000 community members working tirelessly to clean up the extensive damage. From the air, it looked like a war zone. Homes were flattened; a church was destroyed; school buses were covered in debris from all that was left of Wadena Deer Creek High School.
At least one person is dead after a head-on crash in Wadena County Saturday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol says the accident happened at about 11:25 a.m. on Highway 71 near Wadena.
A 14-year-old male was wounded by an accidental gunshot in rural Wadena County Thursday, according to police. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, police responded to a call at 8:26 a.m. of a juvenile male who suffered an accidental gunshot in rural Wadena County.
The Minnesota attorney general has filed a lawsuit against a Wadena process service company and one of its former employees saying they falsely claimed some individuals were served with debt collection lawsuits.
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.
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.
Authorities are investigating a fire that killed two adults in Wadena County of western Minnesota.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the town of Wadena marks the one-year anniversary of a devastating tornado, a new book preserves the stories of the survivors.
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.
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.
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.
The city of Wadena is commemorating Arbor Day weekend with a large-scale effort to restore a landscape decimated by last year’s 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.
A Wadena man has been charged with five felony counts for allegedly threatening to blow up several buildings after losing Medicare benefits.
Outdoor hockey probably doesn’t sound all that appealing right now, but it sounds great to some northwestern Minnesota hockey players.
Residents of the small Minnesota town of Almora continue repairing homes six months after a deadly outbreak of tornadoes.
While we are still digging out from one of the biggest blizzards ever to hit the Twin Cities, Friday marks another historic weather story. It will be six months since 39 tornadoes touched down in the state, the most ever in Minnesota on a single day.
Wadena County said the towns of Wadena, Staples and Verndale are all without power.
Five months ago, a tornado devastated the Wadena Deer Creek area and destroyed the high school. But Thursday night, some of the kids from that school will try to make a different kind of noise, and win a state championship.