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Chili Cook-Off is in new location

More chili teams, karaoke contestants and craft vendors are welcome

Plans are cooking for the Railroad Days Chili Cook-off coming up on Saturday, Aug. 28. Teams will start mixing their secret recipes early Saturday morning in preparation for the tasting that goes on from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Bikers burn rubber for Todd Cty Chaplaincy

At least a dozen motorcyclists   participated in a ‘Chaplaincy Ride’ Aug. 7,   raising awareness and finances for the Todd County Chaplaincy. More...

Removing the tar

Pictured above: Construction workers with J.R. Ferche, Inc. of Rice worked to remove bituminous roadway   from Main Street in Motley   More...

Construction begins on Beaulieu Street Area Project

Construction on the Beaulieu Street Area Project in Motley officially began Aug. 4.   J.R. More...

Current Happenings

Help with Medicare Part D prescription drug costs

Around this time of year, those who have Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage may see themselves becoming closer to the donut hole. More...

A real police car

The Staples Elementary students got a look at a Staples police squad car and some of the equipment the police carry and must know how to use. More...

Educational Opportunities

August 12   WATER AND SUN SAFETY CLASS sponsored by American Red Cross and Staples Community Center, for teens and preteens, Thurs., Aug. 12, Staples Public Library, 4:30 p.m. For info., 218-894-1401.   More...

Obituaries

Keith Ford

Keith R. Ford, 73, of Sta- ples, died Aug. 8, 2010 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital, Staples. A memorial service will be held Aug. 14, at 2:30 p.m. at the Staples Alliance Church, with visitation starting at 1 p.m. More...

Dale Mertens

Dale “Swede” Michael Mertens, 61, of Staples, died Aug. 3, 2010 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.   Funeral services were Aug. 6, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. More...

Lucille Brastad

Lucille Brastad, 87, of Staples, died Aug. 3, 2010 at the St. Cloud Hospital.   Funeral services were held Aug. 7, at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Bluegrass with Fr. Scott Wittkop officiating. Burial was in St. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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...

NOTICE BECKER TOWNSHIP CANDIDATE FILING

The following Township Officers will be voted for at the State General Election on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.   More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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...

Staples businesses are open during construction

Customers encouraged to use back and side doors

Even with street construction in the heart of Staples downtown on 2nd Ave. and 4th St. NE, all businesses remain open. More...

Wind turbine generates opposition

Commissioners Ralph Miller and Rodney Bounds raised opposition to a routine application for a Conditional Use Permit and turned the Wadena County Board’s discussion into a criticism of wind energy at their Aug. 3 meeting.   More...

New events Sunday at the depot for Railroad Days

Stories needed for railroad/depot history play

The Staples Historical Society is presenting new events Sunday, Aug. 29, during Railroad Days. All events will take place at the Historic Northern Pacific Railroad Depot. More...

 

News

Five scams targeting senior citizens listed

Fraud targeting senior citizens is a growing concern.  More...

Renovations at SMHS gym coming along nicely

Significant changes are taking place at the Staples Motley High School gymnasium, with completion estimated to be sometime mid-September. More...

Local results of primary

At the time this issue went to press with 93 percent of the precincts statewide reporting, Mark Dayton was leading in the DFL primary race for Governor with 177,173 votes followed closely by Margaret Anderson Kelliher with 171,683 votes. More...

Opinion

Social Security is vital to rural Minnesotans

While Republicans and Democrats spar over extending Bush-era tax breaks for the superwealthy, another argument is under way in Washington - and this one has the power to devastate middleincome Americans, particularly those in states like Minnesota. More...

Letters

Wadena’s ice rink and healing pains

Two months ago a tornado took or damaged a material percentage of Wadena’s residential homes, their high school, several businesses and all of the community center which contained an ice rink.   More...

Missing a chance to boast

Soon after Barack Obama became our president, he began his campaign to discredit America around the world by apologizing for every little mistake we made and many we did not make.   More...

Music Fest talent

I’d like to thank all acts who performed at the Two Rivers Talent Contest. There was a considerable variety of musical abilities displayed for everyone’s enjoyment. More...

Life Currents

Birthday

90 years

Come and celebrate Bob Sellnow’s 90th birthday on August 15, 2010 at The Vintage golf course, Staples. The event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. No gifts, please.   More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Jacquelyn McKane and Luke McManigle of Hewitt, a baby girl, Avorie Marie, weighing seven pounds two ounces on July 31, 2010. More...

Engagement

DeWald, Vejtasa

Lonnie and Rena De- Wald, Staples, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla DeWald to Todd Vejtasa, son of Nancy and Brian Johnson; and Dave and Rosemarie Vejtasa of Ely.   A Sept. 18, 2010, wedding is planned.   More...

Sports

S Staples Motley tennis players keeping busy

Young tennis players from the Staples Motley area have been working hard and having a lot of fun in the process.   The student athletes participated in the Lumberjack Open in Bemidji July 31 and Aug. 1; and racked up some impressive scores. More...

Commercial fishing licenses available

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting applications for six inland commercial fishing areas.   Those areas are:   o Area 13 - Becker County west of U.S. Highway 59. More...

Zoe’s Angels at Twins game

“Zoe’s Angels”, a March of Dimes team sponsored by Lakewood Health System sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” for the Target Field crowd at the August 1 Twins Game. More...