WADENA

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:…

Fundraiser Started For Fargo Man Hurt In Motorcycle Crash In Wadena

The fund is raising money for Shad Lemon's family and medical expenses

FARGO, N.D. — A GoFundMe account has been set up for a Fargo man who was severely hurt in a motorcycle crash earlier this month near Wadena. 44-year-old Shad Lemon crashed into the back of a vehicle that had slowed and stopped for traffic backed up by a red light on Highway 10. He was flown to a hospital in…

Dangerous Inmate Captured In Wadena

UPDATE: According to the Wadena County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page, Ryan Petro has been apprehended in the City of Wadena. They thank everyone who called with information. Original Story: Extra police officers patrolled schools in the Wadena-Deer Creek district Tuesday after a jail inmate escaped on Monday. The district says all doors to the schools have been locked or manned,…

Jade Rosenfeldt Appointed District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District

Rosenfeldt is currently with Vogel Law Firm

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Tim Walz has appointed Jade Rosenfeldt as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. It is a new District Court judgeship that became effective July 1 and will be chambered in Moorhead. Rosenfeldt is currently with Vogel Law Firm. Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan says Rosenfeldt demonstrates a remarkable range of experience in the legal…

Bicylist killed in Wadena

WADENA, MINN. (KFGO) – A bicyclist from Detroit Lakes is dead after colliding with a vehicle late Thursday night in Wadena. The State Patrol says the 39-year-old man crossed over Highway 10 against a red light and struck a pickup truck. The victim died at the scene. The driver and passenger in the truck were not injured. State troopers say…

SWAT Team, Law Enforcement Agencies Respond to Stocking Lake Near Menhaga

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded and found the man near the lake

  WADENA COUNTY, Minn. — Authorities were called out after a domestic disturbance east of Menahga and a man with a gun walking along the north shores of Stocking Lake. The victim called 911 just after 3 o’clock saying her significant other had left the residence on foot with a firearm. A CodeRED message was sent to people in the…

Bertha Man May Have Died by Electrocution

Authorities say it appears Mousseau was working on a high voltage electrical cord and may have been electrocuted

  WADENA, Minn. — A Bertha man is dead after what authorities say is a possible electrocution. Michael Mousseau, 23, was found not breathing near some potato unloading equipment west of Wadena. Authorities say it appears Mousseau was working on a high voltage electrical cord and may have been electrocuted. Mousseau was working for RD Offutt Company. Categories: Business, Health,…

Details Released Behind Shooting of Toddler in Otter Tail County

She is in stable condition in the intensive care unit

  DEER CREEK, Minn. — We have new information on that accidental shooting involving two children in Otter Tail County. The sheriff’s office says it was a five-year-old boy who accidentally shot his 3-year-old sister in the belly with a .22 caliber rifle. The shooting happened at a home in the town of Deer Creek early Sunday morning. The girl…