wadena county

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…

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…