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Truck strikes, kills 7 horses near Wadena

WADENA, Minn. (FOX 9) — Authorities are investigating a crash that left seven horses dead Saturday morning near Wadena, Minnesota. According to the state patrol, at about 7 a.m., a cargo truck struck and killed seven horses that were on Highway 29 near Wadena. The driver was not injured. Authorities said the horses belonged to an Amish community. The crash…

Man Dead After Crashing ATV Near Wadena, Minnesota

WADENA, Minn. — A 39-year-old man is dead in an ATV crash in rural Wadena, Minnesota. The crash was reported around 6:30 Wednesday night. Authorities found the man unresponsive near his ATV and lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful. They say it appears he lost control on a dirt road. The man’s name is being withheld while family members are notified. Categories:…

COVID-19 Outbreak Linked To Youth Wrestling Tournament in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A COVID-19 outbreak has been linked to a wrestling tournament in Sioux Falls March 31 through April 3. Minnesota Department of Health says 64 teams from at least 52 Minnesota counties participated including Becker, Beltrami, Clay, Pennington, Todd and Wadena in our area. They have confirmed COVID-19 cases associated with the tournament in Morrison and Wright…

1-Year-Old Flown To Minneapolis After House Fire in Verndale

VERNDALE, Minn. — A mother in Verndale, Minnesota tries to save her one-year-old girl during a house fire, but can’t find her. Fire crews from Verndale and Wadena arrived just before 10 p.m. Wednesday and entered through an upstairs window and found the girl. She was taken, along with her mother, to Tri-County Hospital before the girl was flown to…

Wadena’s Tri-County Health Care celebrates National Donate Life Month

Organ donations save lives

WADENA, Minn. (KVRR) – The walkway outside of Tri-County Health Care Hospital in Wadena may look ordinary, but to Sarah Fisher and other organ donor families those bricks hold a lot of meaning. “With this brick, I know a lot of people will know about Cameron and all the other donors that gave their life,” Fisher said holding a brick…

R.D. Offutt honors memory of Wadena woman killed in crash

The investigation into the incident that killed Amber Gorentz is now closed

WADENA, Minn. — The family of a Wadena woman who was hit by a car and killed says they’re through looking for answers and are instead searching for closure. Tasha Gorentz says she and her family may never know what led to her sister’s death that one early September morning. “There’s not a lot of answers, and I think that’s…

Family remembers Wadena woman hit by car and killed: “It hasn’t quite sunk in”

The investigation into the incident that killed 27-year-old Amber Gorentz is still open

WADENA, Minn. — Saying goodbye was always difficult for Amber Gorentz and her siblings. “I swear we’d tell each other we loved each other twenty times before we left,” recalls Amber’s brother Ashton Gorentz. “I don’t know how many hugs before we left each time.” They never anticipated the last hug they shared with Amber would be their final one….

Woman Killed While Walking On Highway 34 Identified

OTTER TAIL CO., Minn. — Minnesota State Patrol has released the name of a Wadena woman who died after she was hit by a car early Tuesday morning. They say 27-year-old Amber Gorentz was walking on Highway 34 when she was hit shortly before 2 a.m. west of Dunvilla. The patrol hasn’t said why Gorentz was on the highway. Categories:…