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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…

Crews Get House Fire Out in Wadena County Before It’s A Total Loss

WADENA CO., Minn. (KVRR) — Fire at an unoccupied house in Bullard Township in Wadena County is put out before it’s deemed a total loss. Crews responded around 7:30 Friday morning and arrived to find the house partially engulfed in flames. The homeowner’s vehicle was not there when emergency personnel arrived on scene. Fire departments from Staples, Verndale and Sebeka…

Authorities: Alcohol a Factor in UTV Crash That Hurt Driver and Young Passengers

WADENA CO., Minn. (KVRR) — Wadena County Sheriff’s Office says two volunteer firemen out hunting came across a crashed UTV along County Road 139 early Sunday evening. The driver was identified as 34-year-old Shawna Holmquist of Nimrod. She was taken to Tri-County Healthcare and later moved due to serious injuries. A juvenile passenger in the front of the UTV was…

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…

Minnesota BCA identifies two men who died in Wadena County officer involved shooting

Minn. BCAST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the two men who died during an officer involved shooting Saturday night in Wadena County. Forty-two-year-old David Jay Savela and 36-year-old Shannon Michael Savela died of multiple gunshot wounds. The brothers were both residents of Sebeka. In addition, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified law…

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…

House South of Nimrod, Minnesota Lost To Fire

WADENA CO., Minn. — Firefighters battle a house fire south of Nimrod, Minnesota in -23 degree weather Saturday night. A Wadena County Sheriff’s deputy arrived to find the house’s roof engulfed in flames. The person living there got out safely and told the deputy the fire started in an attic space near the wood stove pipe. The fire quickly spread…