Wadena County, Minnesota

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County Information
Founded: June 11, 1858
Named for: An old trading post and common Ojibwe name
Meaning: "little round hill"
County Seat: Wadena
Parent counties: Cass, Todd


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Cities and Towns
Aldrich, Blue Grass, Menahga, Nimrod, Sebeka, Staples (part), Verndale, Wadena (part)

Townships
Aldrich, Blueberry, Bullard, Huntersville, Leaf River, Lyons, Meadow, North Germany, Orton, Red Eye
Rockwood - Shell River - Thomastown - Wadena - Wing River

Ghost Towns
Kindred or Shell City, Oylen, Ferris, Central, Huntersville, Leaf River, Blue Grass

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Deaths Directories & Gazetteers
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Military News
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Schools Wills & Probate

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JULY 2018
BIRTHS: Howard Son
PEOPLE: Helene Thomas
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1909-Wadena's Economy
NEWS-ILLNESS: Fred Lowe
NEWS-VISITS: Esther Mackey, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Loop

MARCH 2018
BIOS: Matthew Williams
BIOS: Joseph Askew, Andrew J. Adams, Clifford, W. Baumbach submitted by Robin Line

OCTOBER 2017
BIOS: Albert S. McMillan, Arthur J. Merickel, Jacob John Meyer, Henry Wells Rice, Frank E. Gores (2), T. A. Thompson, Sumner Franks, Erwin B. Follett, Paul Emeron Kenyon, Maximillian Joseph Kern, Albert Hughes, Edgar R. Barton, Carl A. Tesch, Joseph J. McKinnan, John Liddell
DIRECTORIES: 1878 Gazetteer and Business Directory
MILITARY: WWI Casualties - Gerhard F. Hartwig
MILITARY: Soldiers and Sailors - Martin Jacobson, Benjamin Braun, George Marquardt
OFFICIALS: News - C. A. Corrillard, John H. Mack, P. V. Coppernoll, H. J. Maxfield, C. C. Eastland
OFFICIALS: Rosters - 1878 List of County Officers, 1895 Annual Report of Fire Wardens
BUSINESS: Peter Van Zant
NEWS-BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Field
SCHOOL: 1879-Leaf River Township
OBITS: N. H. Ulett - submitted by Robin Line

JUNE 2017
CHURCHES: Methodist Church-C. H. Dixon
MILITARY: Korean War Casualties; Vietnam War Casualties
SCHOOLS: 1879-No funds to plaster schoolhouse
NEWS-BITS: 75 Bits Added
NEWS-SICK: Mrs. Montgomery Moore
NEWS-VISIT: J. Gill Family, James Ostrander
BUSINESS: Joseph Swindlehurst submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-BITS: 7 Bits submitted by Robin Line


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Cass County (east,northeast)
Todd County (south)
Otter Tail County (southwest)
Becker County (northwest)


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