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January 16, 2019

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Published for the Red River Valley and Greg Roach of Breckenridge, Minn. VOL. 138, NO. 118 BRR Watershed District contest- ing permit for F-M Diverson Thursday's Daily News Media TWIN TOWNS AREA A2 OBITUARIES A3 OPINION A4 SPORTS A5 COMICS A6 CROSSWORD A6 DEAR ABBY A6 WONDERWORD A6 CLASSIFIEDS A7 STATE/REGION A8 WEATHER A8 Inside Coming Outside Tonight: Mostly cloudy High: 8 Low: -1 Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy High: 8 A8 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2019, WAHPETON, ND • BRECKENRIDGE, MN $1.00 Leyla Lugo Student of Tarah Larson's second grade class at Wahpeton Elementary WWW.WAHPETONDAILYNEWS.COM Sports A5 COWGIRLS: BATTLE HILLCREST LUTHERAN ACADEMY AT BHS WWW.WAHPETONDAILYNEWS.COM LUTHERAN ACADEMY AT BHS Head of the Red Youth Act. Looking for Blackjack Dealers. No experience necessary/a plus. Part time positions available See gam- ing at Vets Club for applica- tion after 4pm Or Email to hotrgaming2018@hotmail Help Wanted Full-time counter person Automotive knowledge helpful. Must be motivated and a team player. Apply at autopartshq.com/careers or Auto Value- Wahpeton Full time Floral Designer contact Wes 218-643-2837 Pay Based on Experience Farm Help Wanted FT/ Seasonal depending on individual. Mechanical abilities for full time job, CDL helpful, But not required. Pay depending on Experience. Call Brecken- ridge 701-640-0322 1 Bedroom Apt in Wahpeton All Utilities Paid 701-640-5120 CLASSIFIEDS ON THE COVER — SEE PAGE A7 FOR COMPLETE LISTING BY CARRIE MCDERMOTT • DAILY NEWS MEDIA editor@wahpetondailynews.com "Amelia Earhart" and other notable historical fig- ures were on hand Monday, Jan. 14, to welcome guests and share about their lives during the first annual Stu- dent Showcase at Breck- enridge High School. The event was an evening to let junior high and high school students showcase their work to parents and the public at large. PHOTOS BY CARRIE MCDERMOTT • DAILY NEWS MEDIA Hanna Heiler, 15, an exchange student from Germany, explains her parabolic picture project, an assignment from Stan Goldade's math class. Heiler presented at the Student Showcase at Breckenridge High School, held Tuesday, Jan. 15. Wahpeton council votes 7-0 to fill position Interviewing ASAP for street department slot BY FRANK STANKO • DAILY NEWS MEDIA franks@wahpetondailynews.com With a 7-0 vote, the Wahpeton City Council voted to approve the filling of an available Wahpeton Public Works position. Councilman Brett Lambrecht, 3rd Ward, motioned Monday, Jan. 14 for the hiring and that interviews for the position begin as soon as possible. The new employee would work for the street department division of public works, replacing the retiring Robin Dahlgren. "These guys work hard," said Pub- lic Works Director Dennis Miranows- ki, who supported filling the position. According to Miranowski, the street department had eight full-time em- ployees in 1976. Since then, the city of Wahpeton has grown substantially. The street department, on the other BY FRANK STANKO • DAILY NEWS MEDIA franks@wahpetondailynews.com Aaron Lee Medenwaldt, 36, made his initial appearance before Rich- land County District Court Monday, Jan. 14. The Hankinson, North Dakota man is charged with one count of property theft. It is a class C felony charge. Through an investigation conduct- ed by the Richland County Sheriff's Office, Medenwaldt is accused of knowingly taking or having unauthorized control over a fire- arm with the intent to deprive its owner. On Nov. 21, 2018, Medenwaldt and Jer- emiah Medenwald were speaking with a few other individuals at The EDJ, a bar in BY FRANK STANKO • DAILY NEWS MEDIA franks@wahpetondailynews.com The Richland County State's Attor- ney's Office has decided not to charge the teenage driver in an Interstate 29 crash which resulted in three deaths last summer. Connor Radtke, West Fargo, North Dakota, was 15 when the crash oc- curred on July 15, 2018. It happened approximately five miles south of Han- kinson, North Dakota. Radtke's northbound pickup had edged off the road, the North Dakota Highway Patrol stated. He overcor- rected, causing the pickup to cross the median before hitting a southbound car. Flor Avila, 24, died in the crash. The Fargo woman had her daughter Kay- leen, 5, and son Reeve, 4, in the car at the time. Kayleen Avila also died in the crash, while Reeve Avila suffered serious injuries. BY JULIE BEZENEK • DAILY NEWS MEDIA julieb@wahpetondailynews.com The new building that will house Thrifty White Pharmacy in Brecken- ridge, Minnesota, is moving right along and on schedule. "They are telling us that we will be moving at the end of March," Pharma- cist Heidi Bertsch said. The new facility will be a full-service pharmacy provider. The addition of a drive-up window is expected to be a nice addition to the service and for the customers as well. Thrifty White will also carry a full line of health care and over-the-counter products. Bertsch said Thrifty White employ- ees are excited and looking forward to the change, but it will take some time getting used to in the beginning. It is especially true regarding the location. "I will probably drive by it the first two weeks probably," Bertsch said. "I have been parking in the same spot for 15 years." Thrifty White building on schedule Breckenridge pharmacy moving in March 'The way we operate at times, do we need as big of crews that we have on a project?' — Steve Dale, Wahpeton Mayor FRANK STANKO • DAILY NEWS MEDIA The upcoming Thrifty White Pharmacy, located on Minnesota Avenue in Breckenridge, Minn., will be a full-service pharmacy provider. It will include a drive-up window. Man accused of property theft Facing felony charge for allegedly taking rifle from vehicle No criminal charges after summer crash STUDENT SHOWCASE PREMIERES AT BRECKENRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL Historical figures represented, class projects shown and student presentations given Ninth grader Christina Willemssen presented several public ser- vice announcements made in her health class. See MEDENWALDT, Page 2 See CRASH, Page 2 See SHOWCASE, Page 3 See COUNCIL, Page 3 Aaron Medenwaldt Ashtyn Kaehler Ashtyn Kaehler Happened south of Hankinson in July

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