November 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

'Pay to Stay' in Wadena jail

Sheriff Mike Carr Jr. and Jail Administrator Tom Speed appeared before the Wadena County Board of Commissioners at their Nov. 3 meeting to ask for approval to implement the "Pay to Stay" program at the Wadena County Jail, effective Jan. 1, 2010. More...

Survey seeks customer input by Dec. 1

What products and services in the Staples area do you currently use? What products and services are missing from the local mix? How can the local economy, services and retail businesses be improved? More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Big bucks and big stories

Hunters share tales from first week of deer camp

They came to Central Minnesota from all over the U.S. last weekend... thousands of orange-clad hunters, each in search of that big buck that's been rumored to be out there. "It's always a busy time for us," said Mike Stevens, owner of Mr. More...

Deer hunter dies near Pillager Lake

A 56 year old man from Wyoming, Minn., collapsed and died Nov. 9, after shooting a deer and dragging it out of the woods near Pillager. The Cass County Sheriff's Department was called to the scene near Pillager Lake at 9:29 a.m. More...

Open house at LHS Pillager Clinic Nov. 19

An expansion project adding 2,850 square feet to the Lakewood Health System Pillager Clinic is complete. The public is invited to attend an open house on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. More...

Letters

DNR Forum

The vast natural resources of Morrison and Crow Wing counties are some of our communities' greatest assets. The lakes, streams and forests that surround the Greater Brainerd area are more than just the places we live. More...

Caregivers deserve a break

The widely circulated story of the plight of the dairy farmer in Bagley, trying to find effective ways to care for his wife with Alzheimer's disease likely struck a chord with hundreds of others who are caring for vulnerable loved ones around the More...

Current Happenings

Rosamunde String Quartet to perform

Violinist Marion Judish will lead the Rosamunde String Quarter in a program of chamber music on the Staples Motley Area Arts Council's Concert Series on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Motley. More...

Educational Opportunities

November 16 'CIRCLE OF PARENTS' SUPPORT GROUP Mondays, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care provided. For more information call 218-640-7035. More...

Madhatters to hold auditions

Madhatters Community Theatre will hold auditions for the first Madhatter Lab production at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, and at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Rex McDonald Studio on Main St. S. in Wadena. More...

Obituaries

Ann Sorgert

Ann (Gunborg) Sorgert, 89, of Staples, died Nov. 9, 2009 at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena. Funeral services are Monday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m. at Thomastown Covenant Church in rural Staples with Rev. Dan Brodin officiating. Visitation is Sunday, Nov. More...

Lillian Postel

Lillian Postel, 87, of Motley, died Nov. 9, 2009 at the Harmony House in Motley. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, 2:30 p.m. at the Motley United Methodist Church. Visitation is one hour prior to the services. More...

Raymond Sandberg

Raymond Charles Sandberg, 74, of Bertha, died Nov. 6, 2009, at his home in Germania Township. Funeral services were Nov. 10, at the Domian- Anderson Funeral Home in Bertha with Reverend Mark Brown officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

P NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE PRIVATE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. More...

Remodeling project

Staples Host Lions member Don Dravis is the coordinator of a remodeling project at the Lions building located at 402 Wisconsin St. in Staples. More...

Staples Area Food Shelf will soon have new home

The Staples Area Food Shelf is in the process of moving out of the city hall/ public library building into their new home on the south side of town. If all goes as planned, as of Dec. More...

No action required on city charter petition

Although two petitions dealing with changing the city's charter were received by the Staples City Council at their Oct. 27 meeting, the city is not required to act on them, according to the city's attorney. More...

 

News

New entrance signs

Dave Rickert, left, of Staples recently completed installation of the new "Welcome" signs at the north and south entrances to the city. This north sign is on the west side of Airport Road across from Airview Drive. More...

Staples Community Foundation awards $3,000 in local grants

Three grants of $1,000 each have been awarded by the Staples Community Foundation. More...

Todd County board forgives part of fee

At its Tuesday's, Nov. More...

Opinion

The big budget drama at the Capitol unfolds

From the "Minnesota Leadership Summit" in September to the recent "Balanced Budget Subcommittee," you would think state legislative leaders were discussing this year's budget woes. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

GAMC should be part of health discussion

At a press conference held recently, the governor announced his proposal for several new health care reform initiatives. The announcement came at the same time the federal government moved forward on its own national health care reform. More...

Menus

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program Anyone is welcome to come and enjoy a wholesome, nutritious meal and good fellowship at the nutrition site. Suggested donation: $3.50. Just call the phone number below between 8:30 a.m. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

November 12 STAPLES MOTLEY EARLY CHILDHOOD COALITION MEETING, Thursday, Nov. 12, 5:30 p.m., Mueller Meeting Rm., Staples Police Department. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS MUTUAL HELP GROUP, sponsored by Lakewood Health System, Thursday, Nov. More...

Life Currents

Birthday

90 years

Winnie Schmidt will be 90-years-old on Nov. 16, 2009. She will be celebrating with family and friends. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Joshua and Sonia Hauer of Clarissa, a baby girl, Josalyn Marie, weighing eight pounds two ounces on Nov. 2, 2009. More...

Student achieve.

KELLY HAGENSON, Staples, has been admitted to Concordia University, St. Paul, for the fall 2010 semester. Hagenson was awarded the Regents and Lutheran Heritage scholarships, which provide a total of $12,000 in funds. More...

Sports

Cardinal boys faced high temperatures at state

Team finishes 13th at state competition

After a tough start to their season, the Cardinal boys pulled things together, worked hard and by the time the section meet came around they were a dangerous team. More...

Roth and Pogreba compete at state meet

Kaytlin Roth and Emma Pogreba competed as individuals at the state cross country meet at St. Olaf in Northfield this past Saturday, finishing out the 2009 season. More...

Volleyball Awards Banquet

The 2009 Volleyball Awards Banquet is set for Thursday, Nov. 19, at Ted and Gen's in Aldrich, beginning at 6:15 p.m. More...