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n behalf of the citizens of Wadena, I would like to welcome you to “Our Town.” Maybe you are passing through, here for a visit or considering a move. Whatever reason it may be, take some time to see all we have to offer. Small time living with some big city amenities.

runway. UPS airfreight services Wadena 4 days/week.

We have great medical professionals here in Wadena. The Tri-County Hospital, Clinic and staff do an outstanding job. Local dentists, optometrists and chiropractors round out a top notch group of health care providers. A first class education is available from WDC K-12 Schools, M State College, Freshwater Education and Son Rise Christian School. Our municipal airport has a 4000' paved runway and plans to add a crosswind

Stop in an do some shopping, enjoy a meal or take in a movie. Make sure you check out the “MAS,” you will be amazed what this wellness center has to offer. Swing into our beautiful Whitetail Run 18-hole public golf course and shoot a round or two. Wadena has hundreds of acres of city park land for your enjoyment. Check out the Historic Wadena Depot along with the Wadena County Museum.

There is a large variety of churches offering many religious choices. A good mix of retail, industrial, governmental, education and medical jobs provide a nice choice of employment opportunities here.

During the summer take in the June Jubilee, Wadena County Fair and the Old Wadena Rendezvous. Wintertime offers cross country skiing at Black’s George M. Deiss, Grove Park and Mayor there are many City of Wadena miles of groomed snowmobile trails in the area. There is plenty of gas, food and lodging to go around. Our experienced and friendly city employees keep Wadena clean, safe and sound. Come on over and take a look, make Wadena your town.

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Convention & Visitors Bureau Convention & Visitors Bureau 218-632-7704 • 1-877-631-7704

218-632-7704 • www.wadena.org or1-877-631-7704 wadenachamber.com www.wadena.org or wadenachamber.com

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n behalf of the Wadena Area Chamber of Commerce let me be the first to say, “Welcome to Wadena.” Whether you’re just passing through or here to stay, we hope you enjoy our hospitality. You will notice the small town charm as you stroll the streets. We’ve got several business owners eager to help. Don’t forget to take a look around, because the Alley Arts Project will make any walk worthwhile. Speaking of walks, if you’d like to take a walk down memory lane, the Wadena County Historical Society and Museum has some great displays and information.

5 Calendar Find all of the area events in one place and add them to YOUR calendar. See you around!

6 Things to Do From Parks, to Events, Activities, to the Arts, with Places to go, and things to do, you have no reason to be bored.

12 Facts & Figures Learn about the Wadena community, population and statistics.

15 Organizations Wadena is a busy place, with a Farmers Market, County Fair, Development organizations, Education, Churches, Heath Care, Charity and Government.

28 Member Directory The Wadena Chamber of Commerce is supported by and also supports these fine businesses. Please take the time to thank them with your patronage.

Maybe you’re looking for a church, social group or just a place to gather. Don’t worry we’ve got that covered, too. From our many places of worship to our Maslowski Center, you are sure to find what you need. Our community has state of the art health care available through Tri-County Hospital and the Wadena Medical Center. But it isn’t all business here in Wadena, you can always go outside and play. Sunnybrook Park is just one of 14 parks and/or playgrounds in the area. And if golf is your thing Whitetail Run, located just north of town on Highway 71, is one of the best kept courses around. When winter months arrive, you can enjoy cross country skiing at beautiful Black’s Grove Park. Plus there are miles of groomed snowmobile trails throughout Wadena County. The Wadena Area Chamber is actively involved in many community events throughout the year. There’s an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids in the spring, and we celebrate the coming of summer with Breakfast in the Park, a Parade, “Family Fun Day,” a Chili Cook-Off in September, Zombie Run in October, a Christmas Festival with 100+ vendors, food and entertainment with horse-drawn carriage rides for the whole family at the end of November and Santa and Mrs. Claus always stop by for a visit.

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So be sure to take a good look at the Calendar of Events in this year’s directory (next page). As we like to say, “There is always something to do in Wadena.” Joe Randall Wadena Chamber President

Chamber of Commerce

Executive Director Shirley Uselman Board of Directors Joe Randall, President Braden Halvorson, Vice-President MIDWEST MACHINERY

Andrew Browne, Treasurer WADENA STATE BANK

LaNay Whitaker, Secretary CASEY’S

Paulette Ohm ARVIG

Leslie Rudrud M-STATE

Jennifer Oyster


MISSION STATEMENT: We are Partners in the Success of our Businesses and our Members

Our public school, Wadena-Deer Creek ISD #2155 offers a great learning experience for K-12 students and the Son Rise Christian School is a Christian based education environment. Minnesota State Community and Technical College can service post secondary education needs with a wide range of academic and career programs.

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2018 Calendar Of Events Dates and Events subject to change. Call ahead! January 02

School Resumes • 632-2155


Wadena Hockey Blue Line Bid Auction • Wadena Elks Lodge 631-9908

February TBA

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14th Annual Liquidation Sale Individual Businesses 632-7704 TCHC Festival of Health M-State Wadena • 631-3510 Valentine’s Day Dinner St. Ann’s Parish Center 631-1593

March Food Shelf Month Wadena Food Shelf 631-4328 11

Daylight Savings Time Begins

15, 16, 17 Madhatters Presents “The Piece” • Robertson Theatre WDCHS 17

Kruzin 4 Kidz Smelt Fry Wadena Elks Lodge • 631-9079


Ducks Unlimited • Wadena Elks Lodge • 640-0300


Easter Egg Hunt • 632-7704




Spring Program Series Wadena County Historical Society • 631-9079


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Kinship Night Whitetail Run • 631-6226 Kruzin 4 Kids T-Shirt Kick-Off Whiskey Creek Saloon 632-2220 Men’s Night Out WDC High School • 631-3510 WDC Prom • Memorial Auditorium • 632-2300 Knob Hill Banquet Wadena Elks Lodge 631-9079

May 03

Pastor’s Breakfast Immanuel Lutheran Church 632-7704


Humane Society Spaghetti Dinner • VFW Post 3922 631-1925


M-State Graduation WDC High School • 631-7800


Wadena Lions Annual Walleye Fry Wadena Elks Lodge 631-9908


Kruzin 4 Kids Pancake Feed Wadena Elks Lodge 631-9908


Bulls and Barrels Wadena County Fairgrounds 639-0750


Mothers Day



Spring Pancake Supper England Prairie 14229 Co Rd 1 924-4100

Truck & Tractor Pull Wadean County Fairgrounds 639-0750



Someplace Safe 5K Walk/Run Sunnybrook Park • 631-3311

Sunnybrook Stomp-walk/run Sunnybrook Park • 631-3510



HS Commencement Wadena-Deer Creek High School • 632-2300

Miss Wadena Pageant Memorial Auditorium 631-1297



Memorial Day Services VFW Post 3922 • 632-6951

Demo Derby • Wadena County Fairgrounds • 639-0750


Wings & Wheels Over Wadena Wadena Airport 639-4769

June TBA

Farmers Market Hwy 71 N 640-3276


Wadena-Deer Creek Golf Scramble • Whitetail Run 632-2323


St. Ann’s Spring Fest St. Ann’s Catholic Church 631-1593


Spring Program Series Wadena County Historical Society • 631-9079


3rd Annual Trialathon Maslowski Center • 632-7777


Fishing Opener

July TBA

Farmers Market BN Park 631-1534


Lions BBQ • BN Park 631-1228

Kinship Kick Off & Pig Races Wadena County Fairgrounds 640-6701


Tri-County Health Care Block Party • TCHC • 631-3510


Flag Day Ceremony Wadena Elks Lodge • 631-9908


Duck Drop • TCHC • 631-3510



Town & Country Breakfast BN Park • 632-7704

Humane Society Golf Whitetail Run • 612-382-8635


Parade • Downtown (Hwy 71) 632-7704






Lion’s Burger Cookout Corner Dayton & Jefferson Steak Fry Wadena VFW • 632-6951

23-31 Madhatters Summer Drama Camp • Memorial Auditorium 632-7469

August 1,2,3 Madhatters Summer Drama Camp • Memorial Auditorium 632-7469 03

14,15,16 City Wide Garage Sales sponsored by Wadena PJ 631-2561

Madhatters Performance Memorial Auditorium 632-7469


Sidewalk Sales • Wadena Businesses • 632-7704



Annual Rotary Corn & Chicken Feed • BN Park • 631-1853

14,15,16 June Jubilee Chamber • 632-7704

Annual June Jubilee Historic Carnival • Wadena County Museum • 631-9079


Annual Pig & Wing Challenge Wadena County Fairgrounds 631-1853


St. Ann’s Family Fall Festival St. Ann’s • 631-1593


England Prairie Fall Pancake Supper • England Prairie 14229 Co Rd 1 • 320-594-3034

24-28 WDC Homecoming Week WDC Schools • 632-2300 28

WDC Homecoming • WDC High School • 632-2300


Womanade Whitetail Run • 631-4819


Annual Princess Warrior Run Tapley Park

October TBA

Fall Program Series Wadena County Historical Society • 631-9079


Zombie Run Black’s Grove • 632-7704


Live Pink


Fire Prevention Open House Firehouse • 631-7711

8,9,10,11,12 Fire Prevention Week 631-7711 12

Haunted House Opens Wadena County Fairgrounds 639-9927


Someplace Safe Annual Chili Fundraiser • TBA • 631-3311


Fall Program Series Wadena County Historical Society • 631-9079


Mountain Bike Race Black’s Grove • 640-7887


Humane Society Chili Feed VFW Post 3922 • 631-1925

November 03

Deer Hunting Opener


Fall Program Series Wadena County Historical Society • 631-9079


Daylight Savings Time Ends


Golden Gloves Boxing Wadena County Fairgrounds


Wadena City Library Golf Fundraiser • Whitetail Run 631-4395

11,12 Old Wadena Rendezvous Old Wadena Site wadenarendezvous.org



Auto Value Open House Auto Value • 631-1070


TCHC Golf Scramble Whitetail Run • 631-3510

Veterans Day • VFW Post 3922 632-6951



Fireworks • Wadena County Fairgrounds • 632-7704


Firemen’s Bingo Elementary Gym • 631-7714



Family Fun Day • Sunnybrook Park • 632-7704

Kruzin 4 Kids Bike Rally Wadena Elks Lodge 631-9908


Wadena VFW Youth Fishing Derby • Sunnybrook Park 632-6951

24,25,26 England Prairie Showdays England Prairie 14229 Co Rd 1 320-594-3034

St. Ann’s Holiday Festival St. Ann’s Catholic Church 631-1523


Community Thanksgiving Dinner TBA • 631-2617



Spring Program Series Wadena County Historical Society • 631-9079

Christmas Festival Elementary Gym • 632-7704


TCHC Holiday Auction Whitetail Golf Course 631-3510


Father’s Day

21-24 Wadena County Fair Wadena County Fairgrounds 639-0750

September 03

Labor Day


First Day of School WDC Schools • 632-2155


Memorial Best Ball Whitetail Run • 631-7718


Chili Cook-Off • Downtown 632-7704

21-24 Kruzin 4 Kids Garage Sale Wadena Elks Lodge 631-9908

14-20 Whiskey Creek Film Festival Cozy Theatre • 631-1201



Chamber of Commerce Steak Fry • Wadena County Fairgrounds • 632-7704

Rossy Round-up Golf Event Whitetail Run • 631-7718

December TBA

Christmas Tea Open House Historical Society • 631-9079


Kids Christmas Party • Wadena Elks Lodge • 631-9908


Empty Stocking Program WDC High School • 430-0041

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A City of Parks Fink’s Park (Northwest corner by wading pool. 304 SW 7th St ) Site of ‘Garden of Miracles’ flower bed – developed as memorial to 2010 tornado.

John Ehlen Playground (716 3rd St SE) Swing sets, playground equipment, open ball field, basketball court, picnic shelter, rest room.

NW Playground (600 1st St NW)

BN Park (100 Aldrich Ave. SW) Located in the heart of Wadena’s business district, Burlington Northern Park surrounds our depot, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is perhaps the most valued spot in the community and is the stage for many summer activities that bring the community together. Rotary Corn and Chicken Feed, Chamber Town and Country Breakfast, June Jubilee celebration, and the Lion’s BBQ help to celebrate and reinforce our friendly, close knit community right in the heart of

Minnesota. The park includes a band shell, picnic area, flowers, kiosk, and fountain. For information and reservations call (218) 631-7707 or go to www.wadena.org.

Black’s Grove (33825 620th Ave. • 1 ¾ miles west on Hwy. 29, turn right on 620th Ave. and go about ¾ mile.) Log picnic shelter, hiking, cross country skiing, horse trails and mountain biking. Primitive rest rooms available at this scenic nature park.

Fairgrounds (400 Ash Ave. NW)

Whatever the Special Occasion Wadena VFW Post 3922 Welcomes You

Wedding Receptions • Dances Birthdays • Anniversaries Family/Class Reunions Benefits/Charitable Events

Reasonable Rates.

Rest room, playground, picnic area. BMX biking, skateboarding, ball field, open skating, basketball, shelter, rest room.

Softball/ Horseshoe Complex (1701 2nd St SW) Four fenced softball fields (1 lighted), concession/rest room building, sliding hill, horseshoe pits (competitive) lighted, shelter, rest rooms.

SW Athletic Field Complex Wading Pool (310 SW 7th St ) Open skating, playgrounds, basketball courts, open play area, fenced ball fields, open ball field, soccer fields, shelters, wading pool and tennis courts.

Call the VFW Club (218) 632-6951 and book your event today.

17 5th St SW, Wadena (218) 632-7777 www.facebook.com/MaslowskiWellnessResearchCenter

Over 60 years of serving the community. 202 South Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 Phone 218-631-3294


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Sunnybrook Campground (210 Harry-Rich Drive) Camping, rest rooms, showers, dump station, laundry facilities, ducks, geese, buffalo and deer. Playground equipment, horseshoe pits, frisbee golf, fishing. 8 AM – 8 PM. Open May 15 – October 1.

Sunnybrook Park (940 Sunnybrook Road) 3 ½ mile black top bike/ roller blading trail to Whitetail Run Golf Course. Five large shelters include: Lions I, Lions II, Rotary, Burch, and Knights of Columbus. These can be reserved for weddings, reunions, organizations, churches, schools or other activity requiring a large shelter. Picnic area, small shelters, tables and grills, Memorial tree lanes and pet exercise area. Open play area and playground equipment.

Tapley Park (617 Lincoln Ave. SW) Playground equipment, open play area, large enclosed picnic shelter, tables, grill, rest room, soccer field, basketball court, nature trails/pond, horseshoe pits and volleyball court.

Traveler’s Rest Area (110 Jefferson St N)

Veterans Park A new addition to the South end of Sunnybrook Park that features a Memorial Wall listing those buried in Wadena County, benches, pavers, flags, and a future Museum. It will have an interpretive center, hardware from the military, and a deck over the river. Our Veterans Park is a work in progress as we develop a serene environment to honor all veterans.

Walter Goedel Park (West Hwy. 29)

What to See and Do Old Wadena Rendezvous and Folklife Festival and the new “Chautauqua� 2018 marks the 28th annual Old Wadena Rendezvous and Folklife Festival, a celebration through storytelling, theater, music, dance, and art of the region’s past and of its rich cultural inheritance. The Festival is held on the grounds of the beautiful Old Wadena County Historical Park on the banks of the Crow Wing River.

local businesses the Old Wadena Society will provide anyone who wishes to learn the opportunity to practice one of the arts showcased each year at the Rendezvous. This pilot project year that practice will be limited to three different art forms, and then expanded in succeeding years. All instruction will be carried out under the guidance of master artists and artisans.

This year’s Festival will be Saturday and Sunday, August 11 & 12. Gates open both days at 10 AM and admission is $10 for both days of the Festival with kids 12 and under admitted free if accompanied by an adult. Family groups of any size are admitted with one low $25 entrance fee. Have you ever wanted to really practice the traditional arts that are demonstrated every year at the Festival? This year anyone has that opportunity as the Rendezvous introduces a “Chautauqua� on the Old Wadena Park grounds. This year marks a new focus for the Rendezvous. Here is the plan for 2018. Wadena County will construct a permanent pavilion at the Rendezvous campground this spring where the annual Rendezvous takes place. With financial support from the 5 Wings Arts Council and

Those completing an apprenticeship (a minimum of 20 hours of instruction) will demonstrate their newly developed and strengthened skills alongside the master artists at the annual Rendezvous. We are calling this new part of the Rendezvous a “Chautauqua.� Get all the details on the Society website, www. oldwadenarendezvous.org. As always there will be a fur traders village complete with blacksmith shop and of course the justly famous “Baby’s Fry Bread� tent with the world’s best fry

bread featuring bannock, chicken cordon bleu, or fruit fillings. Guests can order a plain fry bread or one with a dash of cinnamon sugar. Local naturalist Dick Oehlenschlager will provide interpretive talks about the flora and fauna of the region as well as guided tours along the park’s “bog walk� interpretive trail. You can practice throwing a tomahawk or shooting a BB gun, or build a bluebird house. All of this is included in the low admission price. Artisans will demonstrate a host of fascinating crafts, including pottery making, woodworking and wood carving, lace making, dried flower arranging, leather work, blacksmithing, painting, and basket making. Wadena restaurants will feature Festival specials during the week. Last year Los Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant and the Chamber of Commerce sold hot food and beverages on the Pemberton Law Office lawn across from the Cozy and this year will continue to feature food next to the Theatre.

2018 W hiskey Creek Film Festival The Whiskey Creek Film Festival screens films selected from the best current cinema in the nation from Friday, September 14 - Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Wadena’s Cozy Theatre. The Festival will show 6 awardwinning films in current release, a free family film, and a free “made-in-Minnesota� film. Whiskey Creek has become a must-attend art event every fall in Wadena, and this year marks the Festival’s 14th annual celebration of film art. Sponsors of the

Festival include the 5-Wings Arts Council, the Wadena Convention and Visitors Bureau, and many businesses in the region. Festival passes are available beginning August 1st and can be purchased at the Cozy Theatre, the Wadena Chamber office, the Staples World newspaper office, the Cultural Center in New York Mills, and Beagle and Wolf Books in Park Rapids. Tickets are also available on-line by following the link on the Festival website, www.

whiskeycreekfilmfestival. org. The link for ticket sales for this year’s Festival will be active beginning August 1, 2018. Tickets for single movie screenings are available only at the Cozy box office.

Read about last year’s Festival on the website, www. whiskeycreekfilmfestival.org. Details about 2018 will be posted by August 1, 2018. Ask any questions about the Festival by writing to info@ whiskeycreekfilmfestival.org.





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Activities Wadena Hockey Club The Wadena Hockey Club Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting hockey in the Wadena area. The Hockey Club provides four and a half months of activities for over 100 kids from beginning skaters to high school age. In addition to Wadena, the communities of New York Mills, Sebeka, Staples, Verndale, Henning and Bertha also participate. The Hockey Club hosts dozens of games and some tournaments every year, which bring hundreds of people to the Wadena community to shop, dine, and stay overnight. For more information, contact Wadena Hockey Club, PO Box 522, Wadena, MN or visit the website www.wadenahockey.com.

W hitetail Run Golf Course PO Box 30, Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-7718 • Located four miles north on Hwy. 71 • Two par 3. Five par 4. Two par 5 holes on each course - Par 72 • Longest hole - 550 yards • Shortest hole - 140 yards • Public course with a very large driving range and three putting greens. Very well groomed for ease in finding balls.

• Front 9 - has pine trees lining fairways and easy walking. • Back 9 - water on five holes, is spread out, open and flat but distances between greens and trees make cart use advantageous, links style. • Tee times necessary. • Tuesday Ladies League from 9 AM – 11 AM • Wednesday Men’s League from 11 AM – close. • PGA golf lessons available.

Hire the Chamber. . .

it works for you and our community! The Wadena Area Chamber of Commerce organizes and directs the energies of those who believe that a community worth living in is a community worth improving. Together we can make a difference!

Benefits to Membership • Membership Referrals • Publicity and Advertising • Link to website • Posting of hot deals and jobs • Convention and Visitors Bureau

• Chamber Chat • Chamber Bucks/Christmas Cash • Coordinating Chamber Events • Assistance in Business Events • Networking with members • A United Effort

Benefits to the Community • Answers scores of inquiries, truly on the front door of the community • Goodwill Ambassador • Voice of our community within the county and the state • Information Bureau • Calendar of Events • Promotes and Organizes Events

Wadena Area Chamber of Commerce 5 Aldrich Ave. SE, PO Box 107, Wadena, MN 56482 218-632-7704 • 1-877-631-7704 • www.wadenachamber.com 8 | Area Resource Guide & Chamber Membership Directory 2018

Celebrating the Arts Wadena Area Madhatters Community Theatre Wadena Area Concert Association Since the early 50s the Wadena Area Concert Association has been supplying fine entertainment opportunities for Wadena and the surrounding communities. Each year a series contains a variety of musical offerings, including both vocal and instrumental soloists and small groups presenting programs of jazz, popular and classical music. All concerts are held in the renovated Memorial Auditorium. Most are held in the evening beginning at 7:30 PM with an occasional Sunday matinee. Admission to the concerts is by seasonal membership which admits the purchaser to Wadena concerts and also concerts in Alexandria, Fergus Falls, Park Rapids and Sauk Centre.

Wadena Area Madhatters, Inc. is a community theatre group combining the talents of many people from Wadena and the surrounding area. The theatre group holds their performances in the Wadena Memorial Auditorium, upstairs of the Bernauer building, and various other venues in the area. They offer everything from full-cast musicals and dramas to acting workshops and a summer youth acting camp, dinner theaters and ‘Mad Lab’ productions. The lab shows offer complex social issue, educational, and experimental theatre plays. Madhatters has performed many big-name plays such as “Guys and Dolls,” “Annie,” and “The Sound of Music,” “Wizard of Oz,” “On Golden Pond,” “Nunsense.” Our latest dinner theatre was “Kitchen Witches.” Mad Lab has produced “girl,” “The Rabbit Hole,” “A Walk in the Woods,” “Whales of August,” and in conjunction with our neighboring theatre group, “True West” and “Twelve Angry Men.”

The membership drive is held in the fall of each year. Newcomers to the community are welcome to purchase tickets mid-season. For more information, call Bonnie Kingsley at (218) 371-9487.

Wadena Memorial Auditorium Built in 1934, the Wadena Memorial Auditorium is a cultural and historic landmark that provides countless hours of community and regional enjoyment. The auditorium has been restored in the beautiful art-deco style of the 1930s. As the community and school’s center for the performing arts, it is one of Wadena’s most appreciated assets. Wadena-Deer Creek High School’s Drama Department’s Fall play and One-Act play rehearse and perform at the Auditorium. Their performances have received “superior” ratings at the State One-Act Festival six times, as well as 11 appearances at State. The community theater group,

Wadena Area Madhatters, also perform in the auditorium. In addition, they offer a summer theater camp for area youth. Other groups who frequently use the auditorium include the Wadena Area Concert Association Series of concerts, Prairie Fire Theatre, Miss Wadena Scholarship Pageant and many others. Beginning the summer of 2018, the Auditorium, along with adjoining WDC Elementary, will undergo a $14.75 million remodel, which will be completed in two phases over the next two years. To book an event, contact Mary Fix at the Wadena-Deer Creek High School office at (218) 632-2381.

Summer drama camp will be held July 23 – August 3, 2018. The free performance showcasing the campers’ work will be held August 3 at 7:00 PM at the Memorial Auditorium. Robin Jensen will direct this year’s camp, with a theme of ‘Little Shop of Hatters.’ Tuition is $100 for the two-week camp and sponsorships are available. Contact Deb Fitzsimmons at dfitzsimmons@ charter.net for more information. The Showcase is open to the public. Check out our additional audition and 2018 production information at www.madhattersinc.org or on Facebook – Wadena Madhatters Community Theater. Watch for “Driving Miss Daisy,” among others.

Hwy. 71 North Wadena

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Places of Interest Wadena County Museum and Genealogy Research Center continuing through to the present day. In addition to thousands of unique artifacts, the Aldrich railroad depot has been recreated in one of the rooms and the tower from the original 1886 courthouse stands on the grounds. The Wadena County Historical Society is the primary resource for the county’s history. In the Genealogy Research Center there are more than 25,000 obituaries, 4,000 photographs, 400 binders on families of the county, plus information on rural school districts, churches, townships and more. A public access computer is available for use by patrons and a scanner provides access to microfilm of the Wadena Newspapers.

Open Year Round – Tuesday-Saturday 10-4 The Museum of the Wadena County Historical Society features 15 exhibit rooms that showcase the history of Wadena County beginning with the stories of the fur traders and early settlers and

Programs throughout the year include a fascinating line-up of lectures and entertainment. Special events include an Historic Carnival held during Wadena’s June Jubilee plus a Living History Day held each year at the museum . “Minnesota Voices”, a free noontime program is held the third Thursday of the month at noon. It features an eclectic line-up of writers, entertainers, and characters from history. Bring a lunch or just come for coffee. Check the website for more information. In addition, the Historical Society maintains exhibits at the Wadena County W Fairgrounds. The Historical Church has been recently renovated this year and will be open during the annual Wadena County Fair in June. In September, Minnesota Archaeology week is celebrated with new exhibits and programs each year. Stories about the Fur Trade Era in Wadena County are now available on MNopedia, Minnesota’s online encyclopedia. More information about upcoming programs and exhibits is available on the web at www.WadenaCountyHistory.org. The Wadena County Museum and Genealogy Research Center is located at 603 North Jefferson Street on Highway 71 in Wadena, just north of the Armory. Hours are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment. For information phone (218) 631-9079 or email 603wchs@arvig.net

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Maslowski Wellness Center Serving the regional area, the Maslowski Wellness and Research center is located at 17 5th St SW (adjacent to the High School and Hockey Arena) in Wadena. ‘The Mas’ has something for everyone. Boasting a six lane lap pool, recreation pool with a 90' waterslide and other water features, sauna/steam room, whirlpool, warm water therapy pool, two racquetball courts, stateof-the-art fitness facility, walking track and a multipurpose gym with standards for three basketball courts, three volleyball courts, tennis and pickleball! Looking for something with a little more direction? Give our Fitness On Demand a try, a digital program containing 150+ on the spot instructor led fitness classes, or,

join in one of the many group fitness classes held daily. Day passes are available if you are just passing through, give us a try multiple times with our punch card or month trial, or join our facility for the year with our full membership. Host your next business meeting, appreciation gala or birthday party with us by renting one of our many rental spaces. We can host anything from a small, private get together to a large 400 person event! For more information on fees, activity schedules, hours of operation and/or rentals please stop by the facility, visit our website at www.wadenawellness.com or feel free to give us a call at (218) 632-7777.

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Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative ..............(218) 631-3120 Wadena Electric and Water Department ..........(218) 631-7712 Dave Evans, Superintendent

Newspapers Wadena Pioneer Journal, Weekly .(218) 631-2561 Sebeka/Menahga Review Messenger, Weekly......(218) 837-5558

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iversity provides the strength of Wadenaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy. A thriving retail center is bolstered by manufacturing, distribution, and transportation jobs in Wadena. With forested areas to the north and agricultural sectors to the south, Wadena is situated in the center of Minnesotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major lakes and resorts areas. Located in the central region of Minnesota, Wadena is 143 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul. The city is in the 8th US Congregational District and MN Legislative District #9. Wadena offers clean, comfortable living and a great place to do business. The city of Wadena covers 3,366 acres or 5.25 square miles.




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Wadena Facts STATISTICS Accommodations AmericInn Lodge & Suites Brookside Motel Terry Motel Eastwood Inn of Wadena Media Wadena Pioneer Journal

41 units 14 Units 10 Units 43 Units

Weekly Newspaper KWAD, KNSP, KSKK K106, KSKK Local Ch. 8

AM Radio Stations FM Radio Stations Charter Cable TV Library Wadena City Library

Kitchigami Regional Library System

Transportation Wadena Municipal Airport Executive Express Friendly Rider Transit Jefferson Bus Lines Medi-Van People’s Express UPS Terminal

Light Aircraft (218) 631-7775 Twin Cities Shuttle (888) 522-9899 Public Buses (218) 631-5730 National Bus Line (218) 631-7163 Disabled Transportation (800) 422-0976 Disabled Transportation (218) 631-2909 Shipping (800) 742-5877

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adena County has 81,342 acres of total crop land. The average farm size is 230 acres and the average age of Wadena County farmer is 55 years. Wadena County has 4,000 milk cows on 58 dairy farms. Each cow averages 17,700 lbs. of milk per year. Wadena County has 4,500 beef cows. The county has 600 sheep, 34,800 acres of hay, 20,800 acres of corn and thousands of acres of potatoes.

WADENA COUNTY FAIR The 125th Annual Wadena County Fair will be held June 21 – 24, 2018 at the Wadena County Fairgrounds, 400 Ash Ave., NW, Wadena. The Wadena County Fair has parking and entertainment


2017 is going to be a big year for our Wadena Farmers’ Market! We are working to bring more variety to our markets. We work with local businesses to promote and sustain our market. This year we are starting a CSA program at the Friday market! We are proud to provide ONLY Local!

for the whole family. The fair is family friendly with many new and repeat exhibits and shows. 4-H and open divisions, the Family Fun Center, carnival, many new vendors and exciting grandstand events.

We like to think of our Friday market as more of a “Gathering Place!” From 2 – 5:30 PM every Friday, north on Hwy 71, from mid-May – mid-October you can find a lot going on! We average 12 vendors who offer fresh produce, marvelous baked goods, maple syrup and more. We accept EBT and Debit cards. We have something different going on every week. This may include music, art, food demos or Farmer Market tours, along with shade and cool water and you can get entered into our drawings!

The Wadena County Fair is organized by the Wadena County Agricultural Society whose mission is to recognize and promote the citizens, organizations, and businesses in Wadena County. Visit www. wadenacountyfair.com for updates, information and schedules. (218) 639-3618.

At our Thursday market you can find good stuff too. Starting at 7:00 AM this market is at BN Park and runs July – September.

Enduro Races will be held at the Fairgrounds May 20, June 16, July 29, August 19, September 9, and October 7.

Visit us on Facebook at WadenaFarmersMarket or for more information contact Les Schwartz (218) 639-1941.

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Development Organizations Directors George Deiss, Mayor Terry Lynk, President Bill Stearns, Vice President Kyle Davis, Director Scott Pettit, Director Jeff Browne, Director Wade Miller, Director Bradley Swenson, City Administrator Jeff Pederson, Legal Counsel Dean Uselman, Executive Director (218) 631-7710

WADENA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY The Wadena Development Authority (WDA) is the economic and community development arm of the City of Wadena. Formed in 1984, the WDA is celebrating over 30 years of â&#x20AC;?Creating Conditions for Doing Business.â&#x20AC;?

and Small Business Development Center (SBDC), giving the community access to other services and loan funds.

The City of Wadena has a strong base of infrastructure to support business development in the community, including comparatively low municipal water and electricity rates, with plenty of excess capacity to meet your business needs. With two providers offering high speed data access with speeds up to 20 MB and special circuits such as PRI available, a strong local community and technical college, a growing state-of-the-art health care facility, and excellent recreational facilities, the support services for progressive businesses are in place.

From humble beginnings and the generosity of local business owners, trying to raise a few dollars to create a small loan fund of around $20,000, the WDA now manages a loan fund with assets exceeding a million dollars as well as managing over 70 acres of land dedicated for development. We have cultivated a relationship with the Small Business Development Center, to provide a high level of business planning


â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;CREATING CONDITIONS FOR DOING BUSINESS.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Wadena Development Authority Board of Directors is made up of business volunteers concerned about the


long-term economic vitality of the Wadena community. and development assistance to local entrepreneurs. We also maintain close ties to other regional organizations like the Region Five Development Commission, the Initiative Foundation, a local office of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED),

Wadena continues a long relationship working with DEED to provide the best tools to grow your business. Providing tax breaks for new and expanding businesses, TIF and tax abatement, DEED loan and redevelopment programs are available through the WDA. As you can

see, the Wadena community has a great deal to offer. The WDA has partnered with WadenaDeer Creek, Staples-Motley, Verndale, and Pillager school districts to pilot the Central Minnesota chapter of CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities). This program fosters a spirit of enterprise and entrepreneurship in local high school students interested in starting a new business locally. The Wadena Development Authority has been â&#x20AC;&#x153;Creating Conditions for Doing Businessâ&#x20AC;? for 30 plus years, and conditions have never been better. Come see me at the Wadena Development Authority and see how we can create even better conditions for YOUR business. For more information contact the Wadena Development Authority, Dean Uselman, Director, (218) 631-7710 or e-mail wda@wadena.org. 222 2nd St SE, Wadena, MN 56482. www.wadena.org.

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Development Organizations WADENA HOUSING & REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY Throughout its 50-year history, the Wadena Housing and Redevelopment Authority has striven to achieve filling the greater housing needs of the Wadena area. Serving as a technical and financial resource, the Wadena Housing and Redevelopment Authority is continually finding new ways to accomplish its mission. Mission Statement: To evaluate the housing and redevelopment needs of the greater Wadena area, and to enable appropriate public and/or private solutions. Resources Available and Affordable Housing Options •

Rental Assistance

Fair Oaks Apartments

Humphrey Manor

Commercial Apartments

Fix-Up Loan Program This program is established for repairs that directly affect energy efficiency, safety, or handicapped accessible improvements. It is for both rental property and homeowners. This assistance is in the form of a low interest loan for properties within the City of Wadena. To qualify for the loan, homeowners must meet income guidelines, and other requirements. Rental property loans are based on guidelines for housing of low income families.

Section 8 Rental Assistance This Federally funded program assists low-income families to rent decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private rental market.

Humphrey Manor This 120 unit subsidized one and two bedroom apartment complex serves low income persons. Apartments are conveniently located near downtown. Residents enjoy a variety of activities, and the convenience of services provided.

Commercial Apartments This 16 unit one and two-bedroom apartment building is located in downtown Wadena. The 1989 hotel renovation project not only preserved an integral part of Wadena history, it created housing for those 55 years or older.

Fair Oaks Apartments This 32 unit independent and housing with services complex built in 1996 features a unique two-story skylight atrium surrounded by apartments. The housing provides tailored services designed for tenants needs, while continuing to live independently in their own apartment.

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Education WADENA-DEER CREEK PUBLIC SCHOOLS Elementary Education Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary serves students in preschool through grade 4. WDC’s commitment to each child begins with preschool for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds, All-Day, Every-Day Kindergarten and small class sizes which allow for individualized and differentiated instruction. In addition to dedicated, caring classroom teachers, our students receive additional instruction in: Music, Art, Physical Education, Technology, Special Education services, and bully prevention.

remodel. The work will be completed in two phases over the next two years. WDC Elementary, in partnership with area service organizations, offers a wide range of curricular and extracurricular activities for students during the school day, after school, on some Saturdays, and during the summer.

Beginning the summer of 2018, Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary and adjoining Memorial Auditorium will undergo a $14.75 million

Because of dedicated teachers and parent volunteers, the following activities are available for students in grades K-8: Band (grade 5-6), Science Fair (grades 5-6), Spelling Bee (grades 5-8), School Patrol (4th grade), Girl Scouts, Boy/Cub Scouts, Dance Class, 4-H Clubs, Tae Kwon Do, Savings Program, Drama Camp, and seasonal programs for grades K-6: Hockey, Wrestling, Flag Football Gymnastics, Basketball, Volleyball and Golf.

program. WDC also offers 4 classes that have articulation agreements with schools in the MN Community and Technical College system. WDC offers advanced and rigorous courses in industrial arts, English, FACS, social studies, world languages, math, science, technology, and audio/visual arts. WDC has a comprehensive curriculum and elective program for every student of every interest.

Middle / High School Wadena-Deer Creek High School provides educational opportunities for students in academics, fine arts, athletics, and leadership to approximately 600 students in grades 7-12. WDCHS teachers and staff are student centered and focused on our mission of Building a legacy of excellence… one student at a time. Our state-of-the-art building was built in 2012 after an F4 tornado severely damaged our high school in 2010. WDC High School’s indoor and outdoor facilities are second to none. The middle/high school is located on a scenic 50-acre campus in southwest Wadena. It is a great place to learn! WDC High School offers approximately 100 different course offerings. Our “Senior to Sophomore” program provides juniors and seniors the option of taking up to 30 college credits at our school from our certified staff. Students who choose to take advantage of the program can complete an entire year of college before they graduate form high school! Courses in the program include: College Writing, Public Speaking, College Biology I & II, College Algebra, College Trigonometry, College Calculus and Central Minnesota CEO

Students in grades 7-12 are involved a variety of competitive sports, including volleyball, football, wrestling, basketball, cheer leading, baseball, softball, dance line, hockey, tennis, cross country and golf. There are also many clubs, organizations, and fine arts activities, including Drama, Instrumental and Vocal Music, Speech, Knowledge Bowl, Business Professionals of America (BPA), Future Farmers of America (FFA), and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), all for student participation. Wadena-Deer Creek Schools is a great place to learn, work and grow. It is the expectation of the school district that students and adults treat each other with dignity, equity, fairness and respect. Our staff and students are committed to continuing WDC’s tradition of excellence. With the ongoing support and involvement of our parents and communities, we embrace that many opportunities to learn, teach and appreciate the unique gifts that we can offer to one another. We invite you to find out more about the wonderful school community by visiting our school website: www.wdc2155.k12.mn.us, Facebook page at Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools, and Twitter @WDCSchools.

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adena-Deer Creek School District offers quality extended-day child care programs – Little Kids Club for 16 months to school-age children located at M State campus as well as Kids Krew for children in Kindergarten to sixth grade at the elementary school. Both are open from 6 AM to 6 PM. during the school year and summer months.


he goal of our childcare programs is to provide a safe, recreational environment where children develop friendships and enhance their skills to be respectful, caring, responsible, honest and fair. If you have questions, contact Jennifer Ness at (218) 6397105 or jness@wdc2155. k12.mn.us.

Education Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools • Independent School District #2155 District Office: 632-2155 www.wdc2155.k12.mn.us Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School Office: 632-2400 Grades Pre K-4 Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School 632-2300 Grades 5-12

Community Education A variety of classes, programs and activities are offered for individuals of all ages. Classes offered include yoga, weight

ECFE and Preschool Wadena-Deer Creek Schools offers a great place for you and your infant, toddler or preschooler to learn and have fun! Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) offers classes for families, which include parentchild learning activities, parent discussion and a chance for children to interact with one another. ECFE also hosts many special events just for families too! For a brochure on ECFE classes and special events, call WDC Elementary at (218) 632-2364.

dad, learn, and have fun! A quality preschool stimulates your child’s imagination and physical, social and emotional development. Enroll today by calling WDC Elementary at (218) 632-2364.

Wadena-Deer Creek Preschool is a wonderful preparation for elementary school. It’s a place where young children can meet and interact, feel safe away from mom and training, gardening, computer training, CPR, senior defensive driving classes, and much more! There’s even opportunities to take educational bus trips, open gym for families, and Kid’s Krew for working parents.

Alternative Education

To learn more about WadenaDeer Creek Community Education, contact the Community Education Director at (218) 632-2396 or by email: srentz@wdc2155.k12.mn.us or visit WDC Schools’ website at www.wdc2155.k12.mn.us.

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Freshwater Education District Area Learning Center in Wadena offers a Middle level program. It is a five-day a week, full day program where Freshwater Education District provides specialized instruction for students between the age 12-15 who will benefit from support in academics, study skills and behavior. Older students can attend one of two full days as a full-time student or as a credit recovery student in an Independent Study Program at this site also. An on-line program is also an option at this site where a staff person assists students with organization and motivation to increase their success in on-line courses. Freshwater Education District Area Learning Center’s mission at all of our sites is to provide a well-rounded educational foundation for students through nontraditional methods within a respectful, safe and secure environment. Please contact Heidi Heino at (218) 631-2281 and dial 5 for additional information.

WDC Community Education is excited to offer year-round recreational activities for youths, which includes summer activities such as drama camp, craft classes and Kid’s Krew, just to name a few.

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Education SONRISE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Private School SonRise Christian School 385-3774 Grades Pre K-12 SonRise Christian School is a Christcentered, student focused learning environment. We believe each child is a gift from God possessing talents and abilities to fulfill a purpose in life.. We help ose them define that purpose and discover how to develop the skills to achieve it. Our network of parents, teachers and staff are committed to providing quality spiritual and academic education. Our core curriculum is based on Biblical principles to o enhance Christian values. ues Along with academics, our school offers Bible classes, computer classes, and music. Every week, we have a special Chapel speaker come and visit our students. All of our classrooms and library



are internet accessible. Our small classroom sizes help teachers to focus on each studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s learning style, building confidence in students as they achieve their individual goals. We are ACSI licensed to provide the best quality, Christian education for each student. Tuition at SonRise is affordable. We are privately funded by those who believe in providing students with knowledge and purpose for now and their future. If yyou would like to join our SonRise family of ssupporters, call us (218) 385-3774. If you at (21 would like to tour our wou school or request more sc iinformation, call the school at (218) 3853774 or visit our website at www.sonrisechristian schoolmn.com. SonRise Christian School is located S 6 miles west of Wadena on Highway 10. Address: Addres SonRise Christian School 35305 585th Ave. Bluffton, MN, 56518. Email: office@sonrisechristianschoolmn.com

Adult Basic Education Adult Basic Education (ABE) is the program for adults who would like to improve reading, writing and math skills. ABE provides opportunities for adults to practice, learn from and master the skills and strategies required for responsible citizenship, productive employment and self-sufficiency. Programs include: English as a Second Language individualized instruction for any adult whose native language is not English. GED (High School Equivalency Certificate) - official GED testing offered monthly. Free and individualized tutoring available to prepare for GED. Reading for Adults - Free and confidential help for adults who have difficulty reading. Basic Skills for Adults - One to one tutoring for adults in life skills/job skills, citizenship and self improvement. Eligibility: Adult Basic Education programs serve persons ages 16 and older not currently enrolled in a high school program or who have educational needs below the high school completion level. Class Times: Classes are held year-round. Instruction is individualized and geared to each studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs. Please call Stephanie Drange at (218) 632-2450, M State - Wadena for more information.


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Education M STATE COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE Affordable prices. Fifteen hands-on programs. More than 300 online courses. University transfer options. You’ll find it all at M State’s Wadena campus, including: Our Cosmetology students get training in the latest in hair, skin and nail care. Set up an appointment for their many services in our campus salon at (218) 631-7805. Massage Therapy students learn the fundamentals of effective, professional massage treatments. Enjoy reduced-priced massages by making an appointment at (218) 631-7839. Our two Nursing programs are the Generic Option degree, for students with no previous nursing experience seeking to become registered nurses, and

are offered on our Wadena campus, and a diploma is offered at our satellite location in Baudette.

the Advanced Standing degree for LPNs advancing to become registered nurses. Pharmacy Technology students get training to assist registered pharmacists with both technical and clinical pharmacy duties. Courses are online, with required hours in our state-of-the-art lab in Wadena. Electrical Technology students learn to build, install, maintain and repair the electrical systems that provide heat, light and power for residential, commercial and industrial structures. Our Electrical Line Worker Technology program provides hands-on experience in all phases of power line construction and maintenance. AAS and diploma programs

Gas Utility Construction and Service trains students to install, maintain and operate the high- and low-pressure natural gas distribution systems that supply customers nationwide. Strong industry demand prompted the program’s creation in 2015. Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning/Commercial Refrigeration students learn the skills for an in-demand career in residential and light commercial heating, ventilation, ducting, air conditioning and refrigeration. Exciting things are happening this summer on the Wadena campus thanks to funding

by the 2017 Legislature, with construction of a new library in underutilized space and Student Development Services consolidated into one convenient location. In our nursing department, private donations raised by M State Foundation and Alumni are funding lab renovations. Visit our website at minnesota.edu for more information about programs and upcoming events.

Terry Motel Genuine Country Hospitality Clean, comfortable rooms in a beautiful wooded setting Long Term Stays Available

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Success Story Begins Here! With M State you can get on track for an exciting, high-demand career or complete the first two years of your fouryear degree. Choose from more than 70 career and technical programs and majors and more than 28 degree options. With all our program and degree choices, you will learn more to earn more!

Arrange a visit today at minnesota.edu/visit. We look forward to showing you all we have to offer!


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Partners for a Healthy Wadena Region

What do the decorative art deco street lights that grace Wadena’s main street, and the restored Depot in Burlington Northern Park share in common? They are both projects that Partners for a Healthy Wadena Region spearheaded. The street light project is complete, and Depot in Wadena continues to be the cornerstone for Partners’ activity in the community. During open hours the Depot is open to the public with its display of railroad memorabilia and historic photographs of the railroad history of Wadena. Find out about all the events that are happening in Wadena by stopping at the Depot. Through collaboration with the Wadena County Historical Society the Depot hosts historical exhibits organized by the Historical Society. Information about these exhibits is available at the Historical Society’s website and on the

Partners website: thedepotwadena.org. The popularity of the Depot for business meetings, graduation parties, birthday parties, conferences, wedding receptions, and weddings grows each year. To inquire about rentals please call (218) 849-6087 or visit the Partners website: thedepotwadena.org. The restored Depot is a jewel of prairie vernacular architecture of which Wadena is justly proud. Partners hopes to restore more than the building itself by making the Depot a vibrant part of community life, providing a space where everyone can share Wadena’s past as well as learn about our city’s present and future. Visit the Partners Depot website: thedepotwadena.org, and stop in at one of the exhibits or events such as our “wine and chocolate” fundraiser.

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Partners is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation and its offices are located in the Depot. Inquiries about the Depot and Partners may be directed to thedepotwadena@ gmail.com.

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• Archery Club • Bike the 10-mile trail • Bowling • Burlington Northern Park & Picnic Area • Canoeing down the Crow Wing • Christmas Festival • Community Band Concerts • Cross Country Skiing at Black’s Grove • Downtown Murals • Farmer’s Market • Flea Markets • Frisbee Golf • Golf our 18-hole course • Hiking on nature trails • Horse Trails • Hunting Clubs • June Jubilee • Outdoor Ice Rinks • Maslowski Wellness & Research Center • Mountain Bike Trail • Old Wah-de-na Historic Site • Outdoor Basketball • Sleigh Rides • Snowmobiling • Roller Skating Rink • Sunnybrook Park Camping/ Nature Watching/Buffalo/Picnics • Tae Kwon Do • Target practice at Knob Hill • Tennis • Three-Screen Movie Theater • Wadena Area Concert Association • Wadena County Historic Museum • Walking Tour • Whiskey Creek Film Festival • Youth Fishing

Boredom is not allowed!

Wadena Area Churches Assemblies of God Wadena Assemblies of God Church 419 1st St NW Wadena, MN 56482 631-2896 wadenaassembly.com Pastor Allen Refsland


St. Helenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church

22 Dayton Ave. SW P.O. Box 175 Wadena, MN 56482 631-3928 Cell: 640-2999 Administrative Assistant Sandra Gould

Grace Connection

17 5th St SW Wadena, MN 56482 639-5666 Pastor Jeff Heisler mygraceconnection.com

First Missionary Baptist Church 222 3rd St NE Wadena, MN 56482 639-9019 Pastor Ed Lewis

Southbrook Baptist Ch. 1842 2nd St SW Wadena, MN 56482 631-2002 southbrookbaptistchurch.org Rev. Jake Heppner

Catholic St. Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Ch. 514 1st St SE Wadena, MN 56482 631-1593 Father Aaron Kuhn Deacon Jerry Snyder

Wadena Alliance Church

Jehovahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Witness Wadena Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses Kingdom Hall 625 3rd St NW Wadena, MN 56482 631-1006

St. John Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod)

Seventh Day Adventist

710 Franklin Ave. SW Wadena, MN 56482 631-3000 stjohnwadena@yahoo.com Pastor Stephen Meltzer

Methodist Wadena United Methodist Church 23 Dayton Ave. SE Wadena, MN 56482 Pastor Lee Kantonen (218) 631-3412

Seventh Day Adventist Church 14711 125th Ave. Wadena, MN 56482 631-4030 Pastor Russell Meier

United Church Of Christ First Congregational United Church Of Christ 110 Colfax Ave. SW Wadena, MN 56482 Church 631-4646 Lay Pastor Cindy Lemke Licensed Minister Jim Stoneman

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Lutheran Zion Free Lutheran Church (AFLC) 602 Jefferson St S Wadena, MN 56482 631-2741 Pastor Curt Emerson Youth Ministers John and Rebekah Rowan

Christian & Missionary Alliance

Immanuel Lutheran Church (ELCA)

1428 Jefferson St S Wadena, MN 56482 631-3563 Senior Pastor Aaron Andrews Associate Pastor Robert Segovia



403 2nd St SE, PO Box 69 Wadena, MN 56482 631-2738 Pastor Nate Loer Associate Pastor Megan Klapp Youth and Family Coordinator Jil Fiemeyer

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Health LINX: A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO ACID REFLUX from acid reflux. Common symptoms of reflux include heartburn, regurgitation, sore throat, coughing and chest pain. Symptoms can become so severe that they interfere with everyday life. Reflux is caused by weak muscles in the esophagus, or food pipe. The esophagus has small valves called sphincters that open and Dr. David Closs and LINX patient Eric Wallace close to let food and liquid pass through. Weak sphincters Tri-County Health Care and Dr. David can’t close all the way and allow acid and Kloss, FACS, are offering their patients a other stomach contents to splash into permanent solution to acid reflux with the the esophagus. While reflux medications LINX Reflux Management System. decrease acid production in the stomach, About 20 percent of the U.S. population, they don’t solve the root of problem. or more than 60 million people, suffer

MAHUBE-OTWA COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership is a private, non-profit corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and provides services for low-income and seniors living in the five county area of Becker, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Otter Tail and Wadena counties. Services include: • Family Services • Head Start & Early Head Start

• Budget Counseling • Energy Assistance • Child Care Training & Scholarships • Family Assets Savings Program • Housing & Rental Assistance • Weatherization • Retired Senior Volunteer Program • Family Health & Family Planning

• VITA Tax Preparation Assistance • Health Insurance & Medicare Counseling • Emergency Food & Shelter • Homemaking & Chore Services • Relative Care Giver Support www.mahube.org Wadena Office (218) 632-3600

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The LINX procedure offered by Tri-County Health Care changes all that. Kloss is a board-certified general surgeon specially trained to perform the LINX surgery, and Tri-County is one of only nine facilities in Minnesota certified to offer it. The procedure involves implanting a tiny ring of titanium magnetic beads around the esophagus near the stomach. The magnets are weak enough so that food can still pass through, but they close immediately after swallowing to prevent the stomach contents from splashing into the esophagus. Typically performed as an outpatient procedure, LINX only requires a small incision, resulting in less pain, minimal scarring and the ability to return to work quickly.

Eric Wallace, 47, of Staples suffered from acid reflux since he was a teenager, and it worsened as he aged. His wife, Wendy, noted that he was constantly in pain and would often get up at night to vomit. Then they discovered LINX at Tri-County. Following the surgery, Eric returned to work within two weeks and didn’t experience any episodes of reflux, a result he described as life-changing. “It has been a miracle for our family,” Wendy added. To learn if you are a candidate for LINX or for more information, call (218) 631-7581 or visit TCHC.org/LINX.

COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE AND TRUCK REPAIR • Tires • Brake & ABS Service • Exhaust • Alignment • Suspension • Oil Changes 24 Hour Commercial Truck & Ag Tire Service HEARTLAND TIRE SERVICE, INC. 802 Ash Avenue NE, Wadena


Health FAIR OAKS LODGE Fair Oaks Lodge is a 75-bed ed skilled nursing facility that specializes lizes in a continuum of care forr all people. They provide cutting ng edge transitional care and rehabilitation. The speech, occupational, and physical therapists provide an individualized, holistic approach to speed up your recovery. The facility also provides exceptional short term, long term, respite, and support to hospice services when desired. Other campus services ocial include: skilled nursing, social py, services, recreation therapy, dent spiritual services, independent living apartments, and exercise classes. Fair Oaks Lodge is dedicated to meeting each person’s needs throughout their own health care journey. The Fair Oaks Lodge team is exemplary, radiating a spirit of professionalism and dedication to preserving and enriching the lives of those entrusted to their care. They truly take a personal interest in the enhancement for every individual’s quality of life. Fair Oaks Lodge features a beautiful 180-degree windowed dining room overlooking the wooded grounds adjoining the park just across the creek. The mature oaks and winding creek provide a home to abundant wildlife. The 47-acre wooded campus creates a sense of serenity that lends itself to healing and rejuvenation. Inside offers a chapel, beauty shop, and many other amenities. Fair Oaks Lodge has it all! Fair Oaks Lodge extends a personal invitation to prospective residents and their families to tour our campus and facilities. Call (218) 631-1391 to schedule a personal tour.


Knute Nelson is your choice for a many adult healthcare services. Founded in 1948, Knute Nelson is focused on developing innovative programs and services that enhance the quality of life for adults. They are a non-profit, Christianbased organization that combines an extraordinary legacy with an innovative presence in adult services. Serving 29 counties

CONVENIENT TRANSPORTATION IN WADENA AND SURROUNDING AREA Since 2003, Friendly Rider has provided public transportation to North Central Minnesota. We connect people with their community, for work, school, shopping, appointments and more. We have seen increased ridership year after year with 2017 being a record year! Over the past three years we have seen ridership increase from 45,174 rides in 2015 to 54,023

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in West Central Minnesota, Knute Nelson offers Home Care, Hospice, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Enhanced Assisted Living, Memory Care, Care Center, Smart-Home Technology, Short-Term Rehabilitation, Outpatient Rehabilitation and Wellness Memberships and Programming for 45 and older adults. Knute Nelson is committed to enriching the lives of those we serve by identifying and providing solutions that empower individuals. Learn more at www.KnuteNelson.org.

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rides in 2016 and to 66,409 riders in 2017! So how do you ride the bus? Just call Friendly Rider to schedule your ride or reservations can be made online

through the Friendly Rider website. The bus picks you up in front of home or workplace and takes you where you need to go. New and expanding routes are regularly added


to Friendly Rider’s service area. For more information please visit www. friendlyrider.com or call (218) 6315730. Friendly Rider is here to get you there.

218-631-5730 6am to 6pm Mon-Fri Thursday until 10pm Sat 9am to 2pm Sun 8am to 12:30pm

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Area Charity Organizations Foster Grandparents The Foster Grandparent Program is an intergenerational program that provides opportunities for seniors 55 and older to make a valuable contribution to their community. Foster Grandparents serve as volunteers and develop mentoring relationships with children in schools, head starts, daycares and other nonprofit agencies. The Foster Grandparent encourages the children to learn skills and interact with them individually, offering them encouragement and unconditional love.

In return for serving 15-40 hours weekly the volunteer receives a tax-free stipend, transportation reimbursement, a daily meal, monthly training, social events and best of all, an opportunity to enrich and add purpose to their lives. The Area Supervisor in Wadena County is Jon Knopik. Jon can be reached at (320) 229-4593

Project Share of Wadena / Food Shelf Known unofficially as the Food Shelf, Project Share is one of over 300 food distribution centers across the state. We are a part of Hunger Solutions Minnesota which was organized from several Minnesota programs and Emergency Food Assistance Program, a federal program operated by FEMA. We distribute food and surplus commodities to those in need. Every guest must complete a questionnaire, provide an ID on each visit, and respect the situation and others involved. Project Shares services about 150 families per month in the cities of Wadena, Deer Creek and Bluffton. Call 632-5335 for more information Monday and Thursday 9 AM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:45 AM Project Share is supported by private and business donations.

Someplace Safe works to create safer communities in West Central Minnesota by providing high quality crime victim services Someplace Safe is a nonprofit agency offering a myriad of services to victims and survivors of crime, families, and communities in a nine-county region in West Central Minnesota. Over 4,000 unduplicated local victims of crime are provided services each year through ten Advocacy Offices, five Parenting Time Centers, and two Thrift Stores located in Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wadena, and Wilkin Counties. Someplace Safe works to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault,

sexual exploitation, sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and other crimes (including: stalking, elder abuse, identity theft, robbery, theft, etc.), as they navigate the social, emotional and economic impacts they face as victims on the path to becoming survivors. The Someplace Safe Wadena Advocacy Office provides advocacy services to victims of all ages in a safe confidential atmosphere allowing victims and survivors to access trauma-informed, client-led services for themselves, their families, and their support systems.

Someplace Safe works to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual :HSURYLGHDGYRFDF\VHUYLFHVWRDVVLVWYLFWLPVVXUYLYRUV exploitation, sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and other crimes (including: stalking, IDPLO\DQGIULHQGVZKRKDYHEHHQDIIHFWHGE\ elder abuse, identity theft, robbery, theft, etc.), as they navigate the social, emotional GRPHVWLFYLROHQFHVH[XDODVVDXOWRUJHQHUDOFULPHV and economic impacts they face as victims on the path to becoming survivors.

All advocacy freeand and confidential. All advocacyservices services are are free confidential Wadena (218) 631-3311 â&#x20AC;˘ 24 Local Hour Crisis Line (800) 974-3358 â&#x20AC;˘ someplacesafe.info 218-631-3311 Accessible services are including: interpreters, live chat, and text options 24available, Hour Crisis Line 800-974-3359

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SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS, CLUBS & HOBBY GROUPS Many service groups including: â&#x20AC;˘ Lions â&#x20AC;˘ Rotary â&#x20AC;˘ VFW â&#x20AC;˘ Elks â&#x20AC;˘ American Legion â&#x20AC;˘ Wadena Women Volunteers â&#x20AC;˘ Hobby Club â&#x20AC;˘ Study, Garden, and Sportsmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clubs â&#x20AC;˘ Backcourt Club â&#x20AC;˘ Baseball Association â&#x20AC;˘ Boxing Association â&#x20AC;˘ Ag Society â&#x20AC;˘ Wadena Revitalization Committee â&#x20AC;˘ Clover Leaf Youth Partnership â&#x20AC;˘ Tri-County Hospital Auxiliary â&#x20AC;˘ PO Chapter AG

Government Wadena City Mayor George Deiss


City Administrator Bradley Swenson


City Council Members Wade Miller


Jessie Gibbs


Bruce Uselman


Deb Wiese


Public Protective Services Fire

Eight full-time officers Six part-time officers


Six full-time officers 12 part-time

EMS Ambulance

City Administrative Center Bradley Swenson 631-7707 Fire Department Chief Dean Uselman


Police Department Chief Naomi Plautz


City Library Librarian Renee Frethem


Municipal Airport


Electric & Water Department Dave Evans, Superintendent 631-7712 Whitetail Run Golf Course Kevin Ross 631-7718

20 members


City Services

Seven full-time EMT Nine part-time paramedics Full ALS service Full-time Emergency Manager

City Attorney Jeff Pederson


Municipal Liquor Store Tim Booth, Manager

County Services


County Auditor/Treasurer Judy Taves


County Assessor Lee Brekke


Sheriff Department Sheriff Michael Carr, Jr.


Highway Engineer / County Coordinator Ryan Odden


Public Health Nurse Cindy Pederson


Zoning Administrator Deana Malone


Recorders Office Soledad Henriksen


County Attorney Kyra Ladd


Emergency Manager Tyler Wheeler


Planning & Zoning Offices Dean Uselman 631-7711 Street, Sewer & Park Department Dan Kovar, Director 631-7705 Wastewater Treatment Plant Mike Cottrell, Foreman 631-7715 Development Authority Dean Uselman, Director


Housing & Redevelopment Authority Dianne Rousslang, Director 631-7723

Wadena County Commissioners Bill Stearns


Sheldon Monson


David Hillukka


Rodney Bounds


Jim Hofer


Maslowski Wellness and Research Center Eric Robb, Manager

City Government Structure Organization

State of Minnesota


2018 Budget


City Bonding Rating

Governor Mark Dayton

(651) 201-3400

Senator Paul Gazelka

(651) 296-4875

State Representative John Poston (651) 296-4293 US Post Office


MN Workforce Center



Comprehensive Land Use

Standard & Poors A+ Yes 2013



Fire Insurance Rating Industrial plans approved by Planning Commission, City Council & Development Authority


Wadena County Solid Waste Household Hazardous Waste 631-7643 Social Services


Wadena County Courthouse Vital Statistics & County Records, Passports, Birth & Death Certificates 631-7622 Wadena County Office Building Minnesota Extension Office


Environmental Office


Veterans Service Office


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Products & Service Directory ABSTR ACT Wadena County Abstract Co., Inc. 22 Colfax SW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3431 Fax (218) 631-3431

ACCOUNTING / CPA / TAX PREPAR ATION Erik Olson, CPA, LTD 503 S Jefferson St Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1405 Terry Tumberg, EA 11 2nd St SW, Ste 2 Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1534 Fax (218) 632-6028

ADVERTISING & DESIGN AH Grafix, LLC 33509 109th Ave Menahga, MN 56464 (218) 631-6277 ahgrafix.com Greiman’s 209 Jefferson Square Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-4321 Fax (218) 631-4282 Katzenjammer Designs (218) 640-2686 katzenjammerdesigns.com Pro Skinz & Design 1021 SW 1st St Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 639-1691

Midwest Machinery 62505 US Hwy 10 Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2311 midwestmachineryco.com Northwest Aquatek Solutions 123 Jefferson S Wadena, MN 56482 (218 248-0502

APPLIANCE DE ALERS Weber’s Wadena Hardware 109 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2454

ARTS AND CULTUR AL New York Mills Cultural Center 24 Main Ave N New York Mills, MN 56567 (218) 385-3339 kulcher.org Whiskey Creek Film Festival 21339 County Rd 55 Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-4618 whiskeycreekfilmfestival.org

ASSISTED LIVING The Meadows of Wadena 110 Hemlock Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 632-3610 themeadowsofwadena.org


Review Messenger 112 MN Ave W Sebeka, MN 56477 (218) 837-5558 Fax (218) 837-5560 reviewmessenger.com

Pederson & Pederson, P.A. 24 SW Colfax Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1228 Fax (218) 631-1342

Spectrum Marketing Services 204 1st St SE Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-4394 spectrummrks.com

Pemberton Law Firm 7 Colfax Ave SW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1400 Fax (218) 632-5580 pemlaw.com

Wadena Pioneer Journal 314 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2561 Fax (218) 631-1621 wadenapj.com

Ries Law Office 305 S Jefferson, PO Box 68 Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 632-5903 Fax (218) 632-5904

AGRICULTURE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Buckwheat Growers Assn. of MN 206 Aldrich Ave SE Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-9212 Fleet Supply 949 Jefferson St N Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1660 Fax (218) 631-1662 Leaf River Ag Service 1504 Homecrest Ave SE Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1020 Fax (218) 631-4245

ATVS West Side Sports 508 Ash Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1113

AUTOMOTIVE Auto Value - Wadena 215 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1070 Fax (218) 631-1084 autovaluestores.com/ wadena

Heartland Tire Services, Inc. 802 Ash Ave NE Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2710 Fax (218) 631-7366 heartlandtireservice.com

BANKS Central Minnesota Credit Union 80 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 632-5200 Fax (218) 632-5205 Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank 520 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1414 Fax (218) 631-1444 midcentralbank.com Wadena State Bank 304 1st St SE Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1860 Fax (218) 631-2319 wadenastatebank.com

BUILDING CONTR ACTORS/ SUPPLIES Lines Building Center, Inc 202 US Hwy 71 W Clarissa, MN 56440 (218) 756-3665 Fax (218) 756-2515 linesbuildingcenter.com Merickel Lumber Mills, Inc. 630 Ash Ave Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3570 Fax (218) 631-3572 Northwest Building Center 61 Juniper Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-4677 Wadena Ready Mix 415 5th St SE Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1558 Fax (218) 631-1080 wadenareadymix@ jmfcompanies.com

C ABLE COMPANIES Arvig 221 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 632-4227 Fax (218) 632-4222 arvig.com Charter Communications 308 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 1-800-314-7195 charter.com West Central Telephone 308 Frontage Road Sebeka, MN 56477 (218) 837-5151 Fax (218) 837-5001 wcta.net

C ASINO Shooting Star Casino 777 Casino Drive Mahnomen MN 56557 (218) 936-6712 starcasino.com

CHURCHES St. Ann’s Catholic Church 514 1st St SE Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1593 Fax (218) 631-7149 wadenaareacatholic.org

CLE ANING Building Maintenance Systems, LLC 2209 Industrial Drive PO Box 123 Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3555 ServiceMaster Clean of Wadena PO Box 594 Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1094 Fax (218) 829-9577 servicemasterretka.com

CLOTHING Fleet Supply 949 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1660 Fax (218) 631-1662 Wal-Mart #4246 100 Juniper Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1068

COMPUTERS/ SERVICE/DESIGN Joey’s PCs 312 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1218 joeyspcs.com Katzenjammer Designs 1240 13th St SW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 640-2686 katzenjammerdesigns.com

CONSTRUCTION Mark Stone Construction Co. 414 Bryant Ave SW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) (218) 631-2872

COUNSELING Birch Lake Counseling 503 Jefferson St Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 639-3974

CR AFTS / CR AFT SUPPLIES Hometown Crafts & Fabrics 111 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3141 Fax (218) 631-2421 Wal-Mart #4246 100 Juniper Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1068

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CONSULTANTS Northwest Aquatek Solutions 123 Jefferson S Wadena, MN 56482 (218)248-0502

EMPLOYMENT Penmac Staff Services 307 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 54682 (218) 632-9675 (218) 824-0626



SuperOne 120 Ironwood Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3410 Fax (218) 631-1140

Bolton & Menk, Inc. 7656 Design Road, Ste 200 Baxter, MN 56425 (218) 825-0684 bolton-menk.com

Wal-Mart #4246 100 Juniper Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1068

DENTAL C ARE Reuter Family Dentistry 80 Juniper Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1487 reuterfamilydentistry.com Woodland Dental 206 1st St SE Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-4431 woodlanddental.org

EDUC ATION MN State Community & Technical College 405 Colfax Ave SW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-7800 Fax (218) 631-7904 minnesota.edu WDC Public Schools 600 Colfax Ave SW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 632-2155 wdc2155.k12.mn.us

ELECTRIC COMPANIES MN Energy Resources Corporation 910 Cloquet Ave Cloquet, MN 55720 (218) 878-2258 Todd-Wadena Electrical Co-op 550 Ash Ave NE Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3120 Fax (218) 631-4188 toddwadena.coop

ELECTRIC AL CONTR ACTORS Platinum Electric 19452 Co. Rd 66 Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3633 Fax (218) 631-3462

ELECTRONICS Kern Electronics & Laser 1501 Industrial Drive Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2755 Fax (218) 631-3476 kernlasers.com

FINANCIAL PL ANNING SERVICES & ECONOMICS Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 104 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-4096 Fax (218) 631-3255

FITNESS Maslowski Wellness and Research Center 17 5th St SW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 632-7777

FLORIST Northside Floral 508 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1774 Fax (218) 632-5542 wadenanorthsidefloral.com

FUNER AL HOME Karvonen Funeral Home and Crematory 419 2nd St NE Wadena, MN 56482 karvonenfuneralhome.com (218)-632-4007 Schuller Family Funeral Homes 205 SW 4th St Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3632 schullerfamilyfh.com

FURNITURE Homecrest Outdoor Living 1250 Homecrest Ave SE Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1000 Smith Furniture & Carpet, Inc. 302 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2301

GARBAGE SERVICES City Dray, Inc. 16407 US Hwy. 71 N Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3101 Waste Management Central MN 650 Hwy 10 N St. Cloud, MN 56304 (763) 783-5438 greverin@wm.com

Products & Services Directory GAS COMPANY Leaf River Ag Service 1504 Homecrest Ave SE Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1020 Fax (218) 631-4245 MN Energy Resource 222 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (800) 889-9508 minnesotaenergy resources.com

GAS STATION / CONVENIENCE Casey’s General Store #1782 304 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-7058 caseys.com Holiday Station Store 101 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-4393 holidaystationstores.com Orton’s BP 5 SE Ash Ave Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1434 ortonoilco.com

GIFT SHOPS Caring Hearts Boutique at Tri-County Hospital 415 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3510 Hometown Crafts & Fabrics 111 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3141 Thrifty White Drug 321 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-4050 thriftywhite.com

GOLF Whitetail Run Golf Course Hwy. 71 N Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-7718 whitetailrungolfcourse.com

GROCERS / RETAIL SuperOne 120 Ironwood Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3410 Fax (218) 631-1140 Wal-Mart #4246 100 Juniper Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1068

Russ Davis Wholesale, Inc. 266 4th St NE Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3070

HARDWARE / HOME & SPORTING GOODS Ace Hardware - Merickel’s 630 Ash Ave W Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3570 Fax (218) 631-3572 merickellumber.com Fleet Supply 949 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1660 Fax (218) 631-1662 Wal-Mart #4246 100 Juniper Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1068 Weber’s Wadena Hardware 109 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2454 weberswadena.doitbest.com

HIDE & FUR / RECYCLING Wadena Hide & Fur Co., Inc. Hwy. 10 W 700 Ash Ave W Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2617 Fax (218) 631-2625 wadenahideandfirco.net

HISTORIC AL Depot (The) Aldrich Ave SW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 632-5999 thedepotwadena.org England Prairie Pioneer Club 28497 Owl Dr. Browerville, MN 56438 924-4100 (320) 594-3034 Wadena Historical Society 603 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-9079 wadenacountyhistory.org

HOME C ARE Beyond Homecare 445 3rd Ave NE Perham, MN 56573 (218) 346-7922 (218) 346-7955


Heartland Hospice Care 7658 Design Rd. Suite 300 Baxter, MN 56425 (218) 829-1252

Mason Brothers 222 4th St NE Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2220 Fax (218) 631-1167

Knute Nelson Homecare and Hospice 315 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 632-1335

HOME DECOR ATING Hometown Crafts & Fabrics 111 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3141 Smith Furniture & Carpet, Inc. 302 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2301 Fax (218) 631-3991 Wal-Mart #4246 100 Juniper Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1068

HOUSING DEVELOPMENT & M ANAGEMENT Wadena HRA 222 SE 2nd St Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-7723

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS Waldahl, Lane 15468 Shady Acres Drive Wadena, MN 56482

INSUR ANCE American Family Insurance Keith Leiran Agency 405 Ash Ave NW, Ste 2 Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2100 keithleiran.com David Paulson Agency, Inc. Hwy 10 E Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3690 Fax (218) 631-2831 paulsonagency.com Ebner Insurance 20 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3274 Fax (218) 631-1994 Johannes Insurance Agency 763 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1297 Fax (218) 631-3185 jolenejohannes.com Stearns Insurance Agency, Inc. 320 N Jefferson, Ste 1 Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2999

INTERNET SERVICES Arvig 150 2nd St Perham, MN 56573 (218) 632-4227 Fax (218) 632-4222 arvig.com Charter Communications 308 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (800) 314-7195 charter.com

Todd-Wadena Electrical Co-op 550 Ash Ave, NE Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3120 Fax (218) 631-4188 toddwadena.coop West Central Telephone 308 Frontage Road Sebeka, MN 56477 (218) 837-5151 Fax (218) 837-5001 wcta.net

JEWELERS Brink’s Jewelry, Inc. 202 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3294

L AUNDROM AT / DRY CLE ANER Hockert’s, Inc. 201 1st St SW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-9933

LICENSES Wadena License Bureau 636 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3623 Fax (218) 631-3623 (Tests at Armory (218) 631-2887 Wed. Only)

LIQUOR/OFF SALE Sebeka Liquor Store 100 Frontage Rd. Sebeka, MN 56477 (218) 837-9746 Wadena Municipal Liquor Store Hwy 10 E Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-7703

MACHINERY DEALER Midwest Machinery 62505 US Hwy 10 Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2311 midwestmachineryco.com

M ANUFACTURING Homecrest Outdoor Living 1250 Homecrest Ave SE Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1000 homecrest.com Innovative Surfaces, LLC 420 Homecrest Ave SE Wadena, MN 56482 (888) 896-3956 Kern Electronics & Lasers, Inc. 1501 Industrial Dr. Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2755 Fax (218) 631-3476 kernlasers.com

MEDIA KPRW The Lakes 99 Five 235 W Main Perham, MN 56573 (218) 346-7596 Fax (218) 346-7595 lakesradio.net KSKK FM 94.7, KVKK 11 SE Bryant Ave Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3441 Fax (218) 631-3414 kkradionetwork.com KKWS Super Station K106 KWAD 920 AM/ KNSP 1430 - Hubbard Broadcasting 201 ½ Jefferson St S Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1803 Fax (218) 631-4557 KWADKNSP.com Review Messenger 112 MN Ave W Sebeka, MN 56477 (218) 837-5558 Fax (218) 837-5560 reviewmessenger.com Wadena Pioneer Journal 314 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2561 Fax (218) 631-1621 wadenapj.com

MEDIC AL SERVICES Heartland Hospice Care 7658 Design Rd. Suite 300 Baxter, MN 56425 (218) 829-1252 Jefferson Hearing Aid Center 223 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-4966 Fax (218) 631-3801 Knute Nelson Homecare and Hospice 315 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 632-1335 knutenelson.org Tri-County Health Care 415 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3510 tricountyhospital.org

MOTELS / LODGING AmericInn Lodge & Suites 695 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1580 Fax (218) 631-9253 amercinn.com Brookside Motel 1410 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2930 brooksidemotel.org

GrandStay Hotel & Suites 211 W. Main St Parkers Prairie, MN 56361 (218) 338-3380 grandstayparkersprairie.net parkersprairie@ grandstay.net Terry Motel 12180 US Hwy. 10 E Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1956 Fax (218) 631-2800

NURSERY Pete’s Nursery and Landscaping 408 Alfred Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3616 (218) 639-2925

OFFICE SUPPLIES Viking Office Supply 2921 Hwy. 29 S Alexandria, MN 56308 (800) 325-7494 myvikingoffice.com

OPTIC AL Azure Vision Care 652 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1456 Fax (218) 631-3213 Midwest Vision Center 318 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3300 Fax (218) 632-4020 midwestvisioncenters.com Wadena Eye Clinic 222 SE 1st St Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2020

ORGANIZATIONS BizWorks Monica Katzenberger (218) 640-2686 wadenabizworks@ gmail.com Partners for a Healthy Wadena PO Box 355 Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 632-5999 Sourcewell (NJPA) 202 12th St NE Staples, MN 56479 (218) 895-4119 NJPACOOP.org United Way of Ottertail & Wadena Counties 120 E. Washington Ave Fergus Falls, MN 56537 (218) 736-5147 Wadena County Ag Society/County Fair Hwy. 10 NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 639-3361 wadenacountyfair.com Wadena Area Concert Association (218) 371-9487 alliedconcertservices.com

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Products & Service Directory Wadena Lions PO Box 285 Wadena, MN 56482 Wadena Rotary Club PO Box 533 Wadena, MN 56482

PHARM ACIES Thrifty White Drug 321 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-4050 thriftywhite.com Wal-Mart #4246 100 Juniper Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1068

PHOTOGRAPHERS Rex McDonalds 215 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3129 rexmcdonaldstudio.com

POLICE City of Wadena Police Department (218) 631-7700

RE AL ESTATE / RENTALS Gores Company (The) 508 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2536 Fax (218) 631-2539 gorescompany.com Lake Region Association of Realtors 1008 Frontier Dr #102 Fergus Falls, MN 56537 (218) 739-0595 Paulson Agency Realty Hwy. 10 E. Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3690 (800) 798-3690 Fax (218) 631-2831 paulsonagency.com

RECRE ATIONAL VEHICLES Westside Sports 508 NW Ash Ave Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1113

RECYCLING / SCR AP METAL Wadena Hide & Fur Co., Inc. 700 Ash Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2617

REFERR AL / REHABILITATION DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership, Inc. 311 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 632-3600 mahube.org Oakridge Homes 739 Sunnybrook Road Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-4133 Someplace Safe 309 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3311 Fax (218) 631-7092 someplacesafe.info Crisis Line (800) 974-3359 The Rising Phoenix 204 Bryant Ave SE Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2113 Fax (218) 631-2219 Wadena County DAC, Inc. 305 5th St SW Sebeka, MN 56477 (218) 837-5182

RESTAUR ANTS Boondocks Cafe 201 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1353 Burger King 849 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3351 Larry’s Family Pizza 10 Bryant Ave SW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-4182 McDonald’s 20 NW Ash Ave Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3330 Fax (218) 632-1115

Pizza Ranch Restaurant 106 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2145 Subway 981 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-7151

RESTAUR ANTS & BARS VFW Post 3922 213 SE 1st St Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 632-6951 Wadena BPO Elks Lodge 647 N Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-9908

SCREEN PRINTING & EMBROIDERY Greiman’s 209 Jefferson Square Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-4321 Marketing Services 204 1st St SE Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-4394 Fax (218) 631-1451 spectrummrks.com

SENIOR ACTIVITIES Wadena Senior Center 220 Jefferson St Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-4077

SHOES Lyle’s Shoes 118 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3066

SIGNS AH Grafix, LLC 33509 109th Ave Menahga, MN 56464 (218) 631-6277 ahgrafix.com Greiman’s 209 Jefferson Square Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-4321 Fax (218) 631-4282 Pro Skinz & Design 1021 SW 1st St Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 639-1691

SNOWMOBILE CLUB Trailbreakers Snowmobile Club Box 341 Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 639-4766

SPECIALTY PRODUCTS Flashing Thunder Fireworks 700 E. Van Buren St Mitchell, IA 50461 Zambelli’s Fireworks 2240 Homebrook Trail SW Pequot Lakes, MN 56472 zambellifireworks.com

SPORTING GOODS Ace Hardware - Merickel’s 630 Ash Ave W Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3570 Fax (218) 631-3572 merickellumber.com Wal-Mart #4246 100 Juniper Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1068 Weber’s Wadena Hardware 109 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2454 weberswadena.doitbest.com West Side Sports 508 Ash Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1113

STOR AGE COMPANIES Wadena U Stor & Lok N Hwy. 71, E Hwy. 10, S Hwy. 71 (888) 815-5643

TELEPHONE / CELLUL AR SERVICE Arvig 150 2nd St Perham, MN 56573 (218) 632-4227 arvig.com

Verizon Wireless 40 S Jefferson St Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-5962 West Central Telephone 308 Frontage Road Sebeka, MN 56477 (218) 837-5151 wcta.net

TELEVISIONS Wal-Mart #4246 100 Juniper Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1068 Fax (218) 631-1710

THE ATRE Cozy Theatre 223 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 24 Hr. Movie Info (218) 631-1201 cozytheatre.com Madhatters PO Box 127 Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 632-SHOW

TRANSPORTATION Friendly Rider 229 Harry Rich Dr Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-5730

TR AVEL Area Travel Service 650 3rd Ave SE Perham, MN 56573 (218) 631-2521 (800) 626-3801

TRUCK ING COMPANIES Becker Transport, LLC 23502 105th Ave Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 282-3145 Polman Transfer 63425 Hwy. 10 W Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1753 polmantransfer.com

VARIETY STORE Hometown Crafts and Fabrics 111 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-3141 The Rising Phoenix 204 Bryant Ave SE Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2113 Wal-Mart #4246 100 Juniper Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1068

WATER TRE ATMENT Culligan Water Conditioning 320 Ash Ave NW Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-1579

WELL DRILLING ADJ, INC., Johnson & Son Well Drilling 202 Frontage Rd. Sebeka, MN 56477 (218) 837-5500 johnsonwelldrilling.com

YOUTH INTERESTS Cyber Café 210 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 632-5700 cybercafewadena.com Mid-MN Tae Kwon Do School 213 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 639-8480 midmntkd.com Wadena Hockey Club PO Box 522 Wadena, MN 56482 wadenahockeyclub.com

Tony’s Transfer 1502 Reini D. Wadena, MN 56482 (218) 631-2182

Charter Communications 308 S Jefferson Wadena, MN 56482 (800) 314-7195 charter.com

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