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Crow Wing Currents

Local business owners open up

Effects of the recession hit close to home

After a long Minnesota winter, signs of spring are slowly starting to emerge. Brown lawns are being replaced with splashes of green, the robins have returned home; and rivers, once covered with solid ice, are flowing freely once again.   More...

Arbor Day is April 30

Pillager School hosts annual plant pre-sale and community celebration

Arbor Day is Friday, April 30; and Pillager High School will once again host a community celebration and plant pre-sale in honor of this nationally-observed day.   The festivities will be held from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. More...

Pillager School’s band/choir students tour Nashville

Approximately 80 students from Pillager High School’s band and choir (under the direction of Rob Freelove) traveled by charter bus to Nashville April 22 - 27, a trip they’ve been preparing for for the past several months. More...

Letters

Basking in the after-glow

After planning for the Big Sing for such a long time, it feels a little strange that it’s over. More...

Current Happenings

Staples Public Library upcoming events

Two additional programs have been added to upcoming events at the Staples Public Library.   Crawford Trip to   Africa – May 6   More...

Educational Opportunities

May 3   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT   GROUP Mondays, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary   School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care provided. More...

Geritol Frolics auditions set

The Geritol Frolics wants you if you are 55 or older and would like an opportunity to sing and/or dance with a fun-loving, young-in-spirit group.   Auditions will be held on Thursday, May 6 from 6-9 pm. More...

Obituaries

Carol Ann Siekman

Carol Ann Siekman, 60, of Cushing, formerly of Edina, died April 23, 2010, at the Mayo Clinic, St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, after battling a severe case of Bacterial Meningitis.   More...

Earl Ellestad

Earl Ronald Ellestad, 75, of Pillager, died April 21, 2010, at St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud.   Funeral services were held April 26, at Motley Free Methodist Church. Burial was in the Wildwood Cemetery in Pillager. More...

Kevin Groess

Kevin Groess, 56, of Motley, died April 21, 2010 at Lakewood Health System Hospital.   A memorial service was held April 25.   Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.   More...

Sports

Diamond team, 6-0, wins 3 more

Pitcher Gunner Johnson fired off a no-hitter to lead the Staples Motley Cardinal baseball team to three wins this past week. More...

Cardinal track girls second at DL meet

The Staples Motley Lady Cardinal track team took second place this past week at the Wadena-Deer Creek Invite.   The Detroit Lakes girls won the meet with 187 points and the Cardinals were second with 141 points.   More...

Softball girls split DH at Pequot, lose to Flyers

The Staples Motley softball Cardinals split a Mid State Conference doubleheader on April 20 with Pequot Lakes. The girls started out this week with a trip to Little Falls on April 26, dropping a n 8 - 2 game to the Flyers. More...

Todd County eyes merger of departments

The Todd County Board of Commissioners is considering a merger of the Todd County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) with the county’s planning and zoning office, called the Environment and Land Use Planning Department (ELRM). More...

Latinos in Todd County are ‘going to stay’

Editor’s Note: Third of four parts: This series has been prepared by Minnesota Public Radio News as part of its Ground Level project, which explores Minnesota communities facing their futures.   More...

 

News

Gemma Shaffer earns state speech medal

Senior Gemma Shaffer qualified for the final round of competition and won the fourth place medal in Storytelling in the Class A State Speech Tournament held April 24 at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.   More...

Windows broken at depot

For the second time since last fall, windows that were recently restored in the Staples depot building were broken by rockthrowing vandals this weekend.   More...

Tour planned of Shell City archaeological site

The Wadena County Historical Society is offering an archaeological tour of the Shell City site Saturday, May 8, from 1-3 p.m.   Join Archaeologist Amanda Gronhovd of 10,000 Lakes Archaeology, Inc. More...

Opinion

Administrator discusses department merger

At the regular county board meeting held on April 20, 2010, the Todd County Board of Commissioners discussed a proposal to merge the Todd County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) with the Todd County Environment and Land Use Planning Depar More...

Skylert communication reliable and efficient

- o - Staples Motley Schools

Last Friday, one of our school buses coming from Motley was involved in an accident, there were kids on board, but thank- fully no one on the bus was hurt. More...

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Senior Nutrition   Program   Anyone is welcome to a wholesome, nutritious meal at the nutrition site. Suggested donation: $3.50. Just call the phone number below between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

April 30   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., 210 Jefferson St. S (Cyber Cafe) Wadena. For info., 218-631- 1714.   TRIO BENEFIT CONCERT Fri., April 30, 7 p.m., Music Rehearsal Hall, Central Lakes College, Brainerd. More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985   Next fall Jim Hofer, director of Woodland Cooperative plans to join Staples and Parkers Prairie schools in an existing low power television system and offer classes to students via television. More...

Engagement

Longbella, Fink

Chad and Jody Longbella, Staples, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley, to Jacob Fink, son of Peter and Debra Fink also of Staples. More...

Wedding

White, Kaiser

Don and Louise Behsman of Aldrich are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Debra White, to John Kaiser.   An open house reception will be held at Ted & Gen’s in Aldrich on Saturday, May 8, from 1 to 4 p.m.   More...

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Public Notices

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...