Charges of possession dismissed for Motley man
Felony charges of second-degree possession of a controlled substance and third-degree possession of a controlled substance, along with a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree DWI, were dismissed against Todd Lewis Willert, 47, Motley, in Morrison County District Court. The charges stemmed from a June 16, 2023 incident. The charges were dismissed due to evidentiary issues, according to County Attorney Brian Middendorf.
W-H-A Girls’ Basketball Breezes Past Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in Section 5A First Round
The Wolves move on to play 4-seed Bertha-Hewitt on Saturday at the neutral Wadena-Deer Creek High School. Lakeland News is member supported content. Please consider supporting Lakeland News today.
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Clarissa as of 2024-03-01. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.331, a week ago the price is $3.267 , according to AAA.
Motley City Council considering ways to combat local opioid abuse
The city of Motley is coming together to address the ongoing opioid epidemic, which like many other communities, has also taken a toll locally despite the small town’s rural setting. At the Monday, Feb. 12 City Council meeting, Public Health Planner Jamie Richter from Cass County Health, Human and Veterans Services met with officials to discuss the opioid crisis and millions in settlement funds earmarked for prevention and treatment efforts. ...
In killing that shocked Alexandria, 78-year-old charged with fatally stabbing niece
Charges have been filed in the murder that shocked the small community the day after Thanksgiving.
New York man facing charges in Westport forgery and ID theft
Police say Franklin Jimenez was able to steal it, changed the check to read $18,300 and deposited it into an account he controlled.
Cowgirls Jump out to Early Lead, Defeat Parkers Prairie in 6A Playoffs
The Parkers Prairie Panthers took on the Breckenridge Cowgirls in Breckenridge in a Section 6A-South Subsection Quarterfinal Matchup. The Panthers, after a quick start, could not keep up with an effective Cowgirl attack as the Cowgirls took a 50-24 lead into the halftime break and were able to cruise to a 79-46 final score.
The Bulldogs girls basketball team finishes season playing against Bears
The Swanville Bulldogs girls basketball team fell to the Bertha Hewitt Bears in a nail-biter during the last game of the regular season Thursday, Feb. 22. The Bears won 62-57 The Bulldogs were trailing 29-28 at the end of the first half, but stayed close and eventually led the Bears 51-49 towards the end of the second half. However, the Bears fought well with the Bulldogs’ defense and found an opening to make a last-minute three pointer to tie the game 51-51. The game went...
Cardinals boys basketball team struggles against in final game against Silverstreaks
The Upsala Cardinals’ boys basketball team faced a tough challenge from the Osakis Silverstreaks during the last game of the regular season Friday, Feb. 23. The Cardinals fell short, losing 75-69. The Silverstreaks held a healthy lead with a 10-point deficit most of the game. Despite the Cardinals not catching up, they did gain momentum later in the game, winning the second half 41-30. The Cardinals’ Noah Boekermann led the...
Help Make Your Local Library’s Wish Come True
ST. CLOUD (WJON News) -- You can help your local library's wish come true in March. The Great River Regional Library's (GRRL) Locally Growin' Fundraising Campaign starts on Thursday and helps the different branches raise money for items on their "wish" list. GRRL's Communications and Development Coordinator Breanne Fruth says...
The coldest February in Douglas County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Near record high temperatures possible Friday and again over the weekend
(Alexandria, MN)--The National Weather Service says we will have fitting weather for the opening weekend of (meteorological) spring as temperatures warm into the 60s this weekend, and potentially above 70 degrees on Sunday in parts of the state. Officials say rain showers are also expected Sunday with a few rumbles of thunder possible.
Osakis City Council Proceedings
Present: Dan Wessel, Laura Backes, Tim Thornbloom, Stephanie Finnegan, Al Larson. Meeting was called to order by Mayor Wessel at 7:00 p.m. Motion by Larson, seconded by Finnegan, to approve the agenda as presented with the addition of MMBA, Liquor Store cleaning & Flaherty & Hood. Motion Carried. Motion by...
Parkers Prairie, March 01 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Wadena Deer Creek High School basketball team will have a game with Parkers Prairie High School on March 01, 2024, 17:00:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
Savour the Unforgettable: Top 4 Pubs in Sauk Centre
This article presents a tour of four unique pubs in Sauk Centre. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences, so feel free to leave your comments below!
Alexandria Township Planning Commission Discusses Proposed Division of Maple Drive Property Amidst Local Concerns
On February 26, 2024, Alexandria Township's Planning Commission held a regular meeting and public hearing. The meeting took place in the Township Conference Room and via teleconference. Commission members Shad Steinbrecher, Larry Steidl, Jessica Fettig, Linda Dokken-McFann, and Julie Haar were present. Bonnie Fulghum, the Administrative Assistant, and Ben Oleson, the Township Zoning Administrator, also attended. Chairman Steidl started the meeting at 5:00 p.m. The agenda and minutes from the January 22, 2024 meeting were approved unanimously.
Woman Arrested After Allegedly Exposing Herself and Assaulting a Business Owner
At around 6:30 Sunday morning, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in downtown New York Mills for a disturbance of a woman “pushing and shoving” after being asked to leave a business. According to officials, 38-year-old Nichole Shoultz of Wadena caused a disturbance...
Camper Engulfed in Flames Near Deer Creek
At around 5 o’clock Friday evening, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a camper fire on 565th Ave, just Southeast of Deer Creek, MN. On arrival, responders found the camper fully engulfed in flames as well as a secondary fire where a man admitted to burning prohibited materials.
WPJ Reporter Nicole Stracek: 2/28/24
Kyle chats with Wadena Pioneer Journal reporter Nicole Strcek. A story on newspaper clipping from March 1957 when we got 23.7 inches of snow!. Nicole walks the new nature trail with city workers.
Lady Wolverines Fail to Hold Halftime Lead in Loss to Panthers
Wadena-Deer Creek could not hold a 20-14 halftime lead on Thursday night as Park Rapids Area put together a 34 point second half to record a 48-44 victory over the Wolverines in the Section 8AAA girls’ basketball playoffs. Halle Eischens led 3 Panthers in double figures with points. Vivian Shepersky and Nora Cederstrom added 13 and 11 points, respectively.