WADENA

UPDATE: Authorities identify couple found dead in their home in Wadena

WADENA, Minn. (KVRR) – Two people are found killed at a rural home in Wadena. The Otter Tail County’s Sherriff’s Office says 25-year-old Isaac Malone fatally shot his 25-year-old wife Ariel Malone and then took his own life. Assisting the Sheriff’s Office is the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Autopsies were conducted by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey….

Cigarette container caused building fire in Wadena

WADENA, Minn. (KVRR) – Investigators say the cause of a fire that heavily damaged an apartment and business building in Wadena Wednesday was caused by a cigarette container. The fire at 202 1/2 Jefferson St. S. displaced tenants in 7 apartments. In addition to the apartment damage, KSKK Radio and All Around Divas Boutique received smoke damage.  Lorena’s Salon received…

Fire damages apartment building in Wadena

WADENA, Minn. (KVRR/KDLM) – Firefighters battled an apartment fire Wednesday in Wadena. The fire was reported around 11 a.m.  It was located above All Around Divas and Brinks Jewelry. Firefighters from Wadena and Verndale battled the blaze from a nearby rooftop. Everyone inside the building was able to escape.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.   (video by…

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…