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Wadena County, Minnesota Sheriff Overview

Wadena County is located in the central part of Minnesota with its county seat in Wadena. The county was formed in 1858 and organized in 1873. Wadena County is named after an old trading post and common ojibwe name. Zip codes in Wadena County include 56434, 56464, 56481, 56482, 56477, and 56478.

The Sheriff of Wadena County is currently Michael D. Carr. You can contact the Sheriff through his email address at [email protected].

Wadena County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 415 S Jefferson Street

Wadena, MN 56482

Phone:  218-631-7600

Fax: 218-631-7699

Inmate Search in Wadena County Jail

The Wadena County Jail maintains an online

of inmates currently incarcerated in their Facility at their site. The file of each inmate contains Date and Time of Booking, Arresting Agency, Charges, Status, Sentence Start Date, Projected Release Date. The head of the Jail Facility is Sgt Bryan Savaloja.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

Visitors must be 18 years old or older. If under 18, the visitor must be accompanied by an adult and can only visit immediate family.

Visitors must present a photo ID prior to visiting.

Visitors may leave cash for the inmate.

Visits may be denied or terminated for the following reasons:

Eating or drinking is not allowed in visitation areas

Use of cell phones is prohibited

A visitor must not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol

A visitor fails to provide, or gives false identification information

A visitor that engages in suggestive activity or inappropriate dress

When conduct as deemed by staff as disruptive to the order and operations of the facility, a safety or security risk

Failing to follow facility rules or staff directives

Visitation Time


7:30-9 p.m.

3-5 p.m.

3-5 p.m.
7:30-9 p.m.


Saturday – Sunday
7:30-9 p.m.

All correspondence should be mailed through the US Postal Mail.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. The definition of a sex offender is a person convicted of a crime involving sex, including rape, molestation, and production or distribution of child pornography.

You can access this information online for Wadena County by going to this link, but bear in mind that searches sometimes reveal primary last known addresses or, rather the block that they live on. You are also required to accept a disclosure to use the database.

Bail and Bail Bondsman

Posting Bond in Minnesota Court

Before any subject is released on bond, the bond must be approved by a judge after submission to the prosecuting lawyer for approval and execution. It may be filed with the court administrator during regular business hours and also with the custodian of the jail. In cases where bail has been set by the court and the defendant has provided a bail bond with corporate surety, approval by a judge is unnecessary if the bond conforms to Form 702 as published by the state court overseer.

Forfeiture of Bonds in Minnesota Court

Whenever a bail bond is forfeited by a judge, the surety and bondsman shall be informed by the court overseer in writing, and be directed to make payment in accordance with the terms of the bond within ninety (90) days from the date of the order of forfeiture. A signed copy of the order of forfeiture shall be forwarded with the notice.

Wadena County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Wadena County Probation Department
Location:415 Jefferson Street South, Wadena, Minnesota, 56482
Wadena County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined23
Avg Daily Population22
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll10
Full time total employees10
Total salaries and wages538036
Other operating expenditures92395
Total construction costs11088
Equipment, furnishings, etc11558
Year of original construction1988
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 415 S. JEFFERSON WADENA MN 56482

Wadena County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20166,244
Number Employed Annual Average, 20165,871
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016373
Unemployment Rate, 20166.0
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201545,597
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Wadena County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20142,014
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201515.0
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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