wadena county

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…

Covid-19 Case in Wadena County, Total in MN Now 89

The northernmost cases previously were in Stearns and Benton counties.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota has risen to 89, up 12 from Wednesday. The new cases include one in Wadena County in north-central Minnesota. It’s the state’s first confirmed case so far north. The northernmost cases previously were in Stearns and Benton counties. The count of confirmed cases from the Minnesota Department of Health…

Fire Destroys Cabin in Wadena County

The cause of the fire is unknown.

WADENA COUNTY, Minn.–A cabin was declared a total loss after an early morning fire in Wadena County on Tuesday. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 26000 block of Hubbard Line Road, Huntersville Township at approximately 7:40 a.m. to find the cabin nearly completely burned to the ground. The Menahga and Sebeka Fire Departments quickly arrived and extinguished the…

Furnace Causes House Fire in Wadena County

No one was reported injured in the fire.

RED EYE TOWNSHIP, Minn.–A fire heavily damaged a two-story home in Wadena County on Tuesday. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Department received reports of a structure fire on 109th Avenue at approximately 10:35 p.m. When officers arrived, the home was full of smoke and the flames had reached the second floor. Sebeka and Menahga Fire Departments arrived and quickly put the…

Candidates Announced For 7th Judicial District Chambered In Moorhead

Gov. Tim Walz will make the appointment

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Three candidates are being considered for District Court judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. It is chambered in Moorhead. The finalists include Mara Rausch, currently a managing attorney in the Office of Public Defender in Moorhead. Jade Rosenfeldt, a shareholder at Vogel Law Firm. And Nathaniel Welte, an assistant county attorney for the Becker County Attorney’s…

Dog Shooting Investigation In Wadena County

The sheriff's office says a dog, with shell casings around it, was found at a campground.

WADENA, MN – The shooting of a dog is under investigation in Wadena County. The sheriff’s office says a dog, with shell casings around it, was found at a campground. The dog had a collar and leash attached. It was found on the frozen river. Deputies later discovered video on Facebook that showed someone shooting a dog and another person…

One Dead After House Fire In Wadena County

The house was fully involved when fire crews arrived.

MENAHGA, MN (KFGO) – One person is dead after a house fire in Menahga late Wed. night. The house was fully involved when fire crews arrived. Departments from Menahga and Sebeka spent about three hours putting out the blaze. The 911 call into Wadena County dispatch came in at around 10:30 p.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation….

Authorities Make Arrest in Fatal Cass Lake Shooting

They found a 25-year-old Cass Lake woman with a gunshot wound to the head

  CASS LAKE, Minn. — Just east of Wadena County, authorities have arrested a 24-year-old man in the fatal shooting of a woman. Cass County, Minnesota deputies were called to a home in the Cass Lake area about 8 a.m. Sunday. They found a 25-year-old Cass Lake woman with a gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced dead at…

Two Dead In Wadena County

The Sheriff's Office says dispatchers received a 911 call to a residence in Menahga shortly after midnight Monday.

MENAHGA, MN (AP) _ Authorities in Wadena County are investigating the deaths of two males who had been shot. The Sheriff’s Office says dispatchers received a 911 call to a residence in Menahga shortly after midnight Monday. The two males were found fatally shot and pronounced dead at the scene. Menahga police, sheriff’s deputies and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal…