Wadena Police Department

  • Agency: Wadena Police Department
  • Address: 121 SE Colfax Ave., Wadena, 56482 MN
  • Chief: Bruce A Uselman (Chief of Police)

Wadena Police Department is located at 121 SE Colfax Ave., Wadena, 56482 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Bruce A Uselman. The Wadena Police Department phone number is 218-631-7700.

Wadena Police Department News

***Public Announcement 03-08-2018*** The Wadena Police Department received a theft report today regarding a missing 2005 Artic Cat M6 EFI snowmobile, black in color with custom graphics that include pink lightening, and skull bones. Please contact the Wadena Police Department at 218-631-7700 for any information. We ask that you do not post personal names on this notice.

Please allow extra room and be cautious around the snow removal equipment and snow. Give them room to work as this winter storm has left the City of Wadena with a great deal of snow to be removed off of the streets and city parking lots. A reminder to move your vehicles every 24 hours away from the snow windrow so the equipment can clean up the street. Lend a hand to your neighbors in need of some help too. Thank you to the Wadena Street crews in this massive storm removal!

The City of Wadena offices will close at 3:00 p.m. today due to the winter storm conditions.

West Otter Tail-East Otter Tail-Wadena-Grant- Including the cities of Fergus Falls, Perham, New York Mills, Parkers Prairie, Henning, Battle Lake, Wadena, Menahga, Elbow Lake, Hoffman, Ashby, Herman, and Barrett 1257 PM CST Mon Mar 5 2018 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST TUESDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected. * WHERE...West Otter Tail, East Otter Tail, Wadena and Grant Counties. * WHEN...Until 9 AM CST Tuesday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute. Tree branches could fall. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.


This is the plow camera on Hwy 10 west near Perham, MN from http://511mn.org/. Visibilities are poor and you may want to stay home if you can today. Check road conditions for tomorrow at http://511mn.org.

The latest forecast has shown our snow totals increase some. The National Weather Service is now for casting 6-8 inches of snow today in to tomorrow morning. Conditions can change rapidly in short distances. So please be aware of changing weather conditions if you must travel today in to tomorrow.

It’s starting to look like the weather is going to turn nasty tonight in to tomorrow. It won’t take long for the ice to accumulate on the roads, trees and power lines. Possibly causing dangerous conditions. Please stay alert to changing weather conditions. You may want to avoid any non essential travel. https://www.facebook.com/NWSGrandForks/posts/1595056217238140:0

We have received some calls today regarding Scam IRS calling citizens. The following is from the MN State Attorney General Lori Swanson's website: https://www.ag.state.mn.us/Default.asp Remember never to provide personal or financial information to unknown individuals over the phone or through e mail and text messages. Also, be alert for phony websites created by scam artists attempting to steal information. The IRS and Minnesota Department of Revenue do not request personal or financial information from taxpayers by e mail or text message, and do so by phone only in very rare instances. If in doubt, don’t give it out. Instead, contact these agencies directly using the contact information listed on their websites or in the tax booklets. Check your credit report at least once a year and report inaccuracies. Many people first learn they are victims of identity theft by discovering inaccuracies on their credit report. Minnesota residents can obtain a free credit report every twelve months from the three major credit bureaus by calling 1 877 322 8228, online at www.annualcreditreport.com, (External Link) or by writing to: Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348 5281. If you hire a tax professional to prepare your return, ask for his or her credentials up front. Be wary of preparers who promise guaranteed refunds or charge a fee based on a percentage of your refund. Always make sure you review your return and ask your preparer questions about entries you don’t understand before signing it. Never sign a blank form! You are responsible for all the information on your tax returns regardless of whether someone else prepared it. Victims of Tax-Related Identity Theft If you are the victim of tax-related identity theft, there are certain steps you should take to protect your identity. First, call the IRS at 1-800-908-4490 and the Minnesota Department of Revenue 1-800-652-9094. Second, complete an IRS Identity Theft Affidavit (Form 14039) and submit it to the IRS. Third, place a fraud alert on your credit report by calling the three major credit bureaus as follows: Equifax: 1-800-525-6285 Experian: 1-888-397-3742 TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289 Going forward, monitor your credit report and financial accounts for suspicious activity. If you discover incorrect information on your credit reports, dispute it with the credit bureaus. If you find unauthorized activity in your financial statements, immediately contact your financial institution’s fraud department. You can find more information and a step by step guide for victims of tax-related identity theft at www.irs.gov/identitytheftexternal link icon and www.revenue.state.mn.us/tax_fraud.external link icon

According to the US National Weather Service, a weather alert issued as follows: ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018 TO 6 AM CST FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018. Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of are expected. Hubbard, East Becker and Wadena Counties Including the cities of Park Rapids, Wolf Lake, Wadena, and Menahga. Plan on slippery road conditions. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Well folks, looks like we will be in a weather event starting on Saturday and Sunday. Keep checking your weather sources for possible freezing drizzle on Sunday. Plan ahead and be safe!

Some great information on Code Red Alerts from Wadena County Sheriff's Office.

Another cold night ahead, always a good reminder to keep winter safety kits in your vehicle, full gas tanks, cell phones charged if you are traveling. Stay safe!

A thank you to Soledad Henriksen, Wadena County Recorder, who shared this project with Wadena County employees and the Wadena Police Department. It was our pleasure to share our Care duffle bags with WDC students as they gather duffle bags too.

Please be careful when seeing emergency lights and move over for your safety, and the emergency responders.

Everyone is invited to the Tri County Health Fair on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm at M-State's Wadena Campus on Hwy 29. Offers more than 65 exhibits by local business and organizations. Free health screenings include blood pressure checks, vision screenings and blood glucose tests. Throughout the day, free entertainment and demonstrations will take place.