WADENA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Several goats die in Wadena County barn fire

WADENA COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) —¬†Several goats die in a barn fire in Wadena County. The sheriff’s office says the fire happened after 7 p.m. Saturday. The barn is located in Orton Township, north of Nimrod, Minnesota. When crews arrived on scene, the barn was fully engulfed. The barn owned by Akiing 8th Fire Solar is a total loss and all…

Cabin North of Staples, Minnesota Found All Shot Up

WADENA CO., Minn. (KVRR) — A cabin in rural Wadena County, north of Staples, is found all shot up. It was reported to Wadena County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. A deputy responded to the cabin on Cottingham Drive and found that it had been shot around 11 times, with two rounds going through the walls. There were also 13 dents…

Adults Killed In Wadena County House Fire Identified

WADENA CO., Minn. — The names of two people killed in a fire at a home in rural Wadena, Minnesota are released. 46-year-old Michael Black and 42-year-old Paula Black died in the fire that was reported just before 4 a.m. Sunday. Wadena County Sheriff’s Office says first responders found a 13-year-old with minor burns outside of the home, that juvenile…

Deputy shot, two suspects dead in Wadena County shootout

"A short time later, at least one of the motorists began shooting at the officers. One of the officers returned fire. All four were struck by gunfire."

WADENA COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) — Two people are dead after an attempted traffic stop late Saturday evening in Wadena County. Around 8:48 Saturday night a Wadena County deputy attempted to stop a car for a traffic offence when the driver fled the scene. “We were driving home from Bemidji and we saw cars stopped on the road and we thought…

High Speed Chase Exceeds 130 MPH in Wadena County

Fifty-five-year-old Randy Tellock of Loratto was arrested.

NIMROD, Minn.–A man was arrested near Nimrod on Sunday after leading police on a high speed chase. The pursuit began after the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office attempted a traffic stop on a 2004 Pontiac GTO at approximately 5:10 p.m. The driver fled north on Huntersville Road and reached speeds of 130 miles per hour. The pursuit ended after approximately eight…

18-Year-Old Dies in Snowmobile Crash near Wadena

It was Peterson's first time riding a snowmobile.

WADENA, Minn.–An 18-year-old man died in a snowmobile crash near Wadena on Saturday. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a snowmobile crash just north of the Wahoo Valley Bar & Grill at approximately 1:25 p.m. First responders attempted to perform CPR, but were unsuccessful. Eighteen-year-old Paul Weston Peterson of Motley was pronounced dead at the scene….

Man Airlifted to Fargo Hospital after Snowmobile Crash

He was airlifted to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.

WADENA COUNTY, Minn.–A Perham man was airlifted to a hospital in Fargo after crashing his snowmobile on Sunday. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office reported to Wadena County Road 9 at 125th Avenue where the Sebeka Fire Department and Tri-County EMS were using a snowmobile to travel to the site of the crash. The victim was identified as 55-year-old Curtis Heikkenen….

Firefighters Battle Massive Fire At Popular Golf Course Lodge Near Menahga

Blueberry Pines Golf Course lodge was fully engulfed in flames

MENAHGA, Minn. — Numerous fire crews respond to a massive fire north of Menahga, Minnesota. The Blueberry Pines Golf Course lodge was fully engulfed in flames. Crews from Menahga, Sebeka, Park Rapids and at least four other towns all responded around 4 this afternoon. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office issued a plea on social media for people to stay away…