September 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

High speed chase ends in crash

A high speed chase through Verndale and Staples ended with a one car rollover in Motley last Thursday night.   At 9:26 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Pillager author finds “Serenity”

Larry Anderson’s autobiography offers hope

Local author Larry Anderson’s book, “Serenity,” has been 30 years in the making, he said recently, over coffee at the Spot Cafe in Staples. “I started writing Dec. More...

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Motley, celebrates 80th anniversary

St. John’s Lutheran Church of Motley will celebrate the 80th anniversary of its original building at a special service this Sunday at 3 p.m.   The Rev. More...

Morrison County 2011 preliminary levy

At 1.50 percent increase

At the Sept. 14, meeting, the Morrison County Board of Commissioners set the 2011 preliminary levy at $15,910,702, 1.50 percent over the 2010 levy. The proposed 2011 budget is $36,097,186.   More...

Letters

National campus safety month

September has been designated as “National Campus Safety Awareness Month”. As students head back to campus the issue of their safety is foremost in our minds. More...

Current Happenings

Staples Historical Society annual meeting is tonight

Committee updates and elections of directors are on the agenda for the annual meeting of the Staples Historical Society at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Freshwater Education District offices, 1100 5th St. NE Staples. More...

Mark Your Calendar

September 17   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., 210 Jefferson St. S (Cyber Cafe) Wadena. For info., 218-631- 1714. More...

Dementia support group available

Lakewood Health System has scheduled free dementia support group meetings for caregivers, family members, patients and any other people affected by dementia. Meetings are held at the Staples Public Library from 3 to 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Leyten Fontaine

Leyten Fontaine, 73, of Eagle Bend, died Sept. 7, 2010 at his home.   Funeral services were held Sept. 10, at the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville with Reverend Shingi Iwaki, Chief Priest of Myogyoji Temple, West Chicago, Ill. officiating. More...

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Public Notices

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...

Freshwater Education District

Regular Board Meeting Joint Powers No. 6004, Staples, Minnesota August 24, 2010

CALL TO ORDER at 7:30 p.m. by Vice Chair, Daryl Brever. More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

July 20, 2010

CALL TO ORDER   The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 20th day of July at 9:00 a.m. More...

Courthouse renovation meeting

Voters in Todd County will have a bond referendum on their Nov. 2 ballot to renovate the historic Todd County Courthouse in Long Prairie. More...

Fair board cuts restored

On Tuesday, Sept. 7, Todd County Fair officials appeared before the Todd County Board of Commissioners for the second week in a row. More...

New activities set for Homecoming Week

Public invited to parade, snake dance, bonfire

A community bonfire, snake dance and parade are new activities that will be part of the homecoming week at Staples Motley High School Sept. 20-25.   More...

 

News

Public reminded to be careful in construction zone

Signs of prog ress toward completion are showing up in the massive street construction project along 2nd Ave. NE in Staples.   More...

Andover man injured in tractor accident

A 56-year-old Andover man was found Sept. 13, near Nimrod with a serious head injury from a tractor accident.   Dr. More...

SCF awards celebration tickets available

Tickets are now on sale for the Staples Community Foundation Outstanding Community Service Award Celebration. The event is Thursday, Oct. 7 at T Maxwell’s Restaurant in Staples.   The social begins at 5:45 p.m., dinner is at 6:30 p.m. More...

Opinion

Good news, questions from CLC Staples

Fall semester at Central Lakes College has begun and we are pleased to see that enrollments are up. The majority of programs at the Staples campus are filled to capacity. More...

Supreme Court ruling on Dist. 11B Ballot question

Recently, in a complete surprise to everyone, a Todd County resident who lives in House District 11B filed a lawsuit against the Douglas County Auditor, Tom Reddick. More...

Boomers, seniors desire rural life

Many young people leave town after high school graduation and some may never return. As populations dwindle, towns lose businesses and services.   More...

Life Currents

Celebrating their 50th class reunion

Members of the Staples High School Class of 1960 celebrated their 50th class reunion recently during Railroad Days in Staples. More...

Birthdays

80; 77 years

There will be an open house birthday party on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. in honor of Jerry Steven’s 80th birthday and Faye Steven’s 77th birthday. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985   More...

Sports

Foundation Golf Classic raises $11,545

17th annual event held by Lakewood Health System

The 17th Annual Lakewood Health System Foundation Golf Classic, cosponsored by Nyhus Chevrolet-Buick and First International Bank and Trust of Staples, was held Aug. More...

Boys CC team improving

After two meets this past week, the Cardinal Boys Cross Country team is looking good. Although Coach Bruce Fuhrman says they have things to work on, he likes what he is seeing in the team. More...

Volleyball girls win close match against NYM

The Cardinals split the games this week, first downing New York Mills in a five set match, then losing to Park Rapids later in the week.   The game against the Eagles was a close, intense match up. The Cards won sets one, three and five. More...