January 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Todd board undecided on Burkett’s salary

County Administrator Nathan Burkett’s salary became a heated and contentious issue at the Todd County Commissioner’s meeting on Dec. 30. Burkett, who currently earns $83,544 per year, publicly offered to freeze his salary for 2011. More...

Positive role models make Kinship friends

For Kinship mentors, doing simple things with kids is an easy way to provide them with a positive role model. But it may do even more as it can give the kids a new perspective on the world, and show them that they can make choices to change.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Law enforcement kills armed man in Little Falls

Medical examiner identifies deceased as Patrick Glenn Jeske

A 37-year-old Little Falls man is dead following a confrontation with law officers Dec. 30, just after midnight.  More...

Pillager students trade in desk chairs for stability balls

SHIP grant helps promote healthier classrooms

Thanks to an approximate $8,600 grant from Cass County SHIP (Statewide Health Improvement Program), Pillager School was able to purchase 297 WittFitt stability balls to be used in its elementary classrooms.  More...

Motley family skates their way into the new year

Cherokee DeLeon dreams of someday being part of a hockey team, he said recently at the ice-rink in Motley. 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...

Staples Library sponsors Mixed Blood

Teens and adults are invited to Dr. King’s Dream, a presentation of Mixed Blood Theatre, to take place at the Staples Motley High School Centennial Auditorium on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 11:15 a.m. More...

Winter reading incentives at Staples Public Library

The 2011 winter reading program at Great River  Regional Library (GRRL) includes some special incentives: two OverDrivecompatible mp3 players and two Barnes & Noble  NOOK e-readers.  Teens and adults who take part in the library&rs More...

Obituaries

Walter Perry

Walter Robert “ Bob” Perry, 85 of Miltona, died Jan. 1, 2011 at the Knute Nelson Home in Alexandria.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. More...

Ruth Pierce

Ruth A. Pierce, 82, of Brainerd, died Dec. 30, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd.  Funeral services were held Jan. 2, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. More...

Micheal Clarine

Micheal “Mike” Clarine, 60, of Baxter, died Dec. 31, 2010, at his home.  Funeral services were held Jan. 5, at the First Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Andy Smith offi ciating. More...

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NOTICE CITY OF STAPLES ORDINANCE NO. 491

STATEMENT OF INTENT AND PURPOSE

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation the right and privilege to use and occupy the streets, alleys, and public places in the City of Staples, Minnesota, for the purpose of supplying, distributing, and selling gas to the inhabi More...

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 77-PR-10-1260

ESTATE OF Hildegarde Marie Gramsey aka Hildegarde M. More...

TODD-WADENA ELECTION COOPERATIVE

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

In accordance with Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s policy, Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative is prohibited from discriminating on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability.  More...

Blandin approves broadband study grant

The Blandin Foundation will pay $25,000 of a $50,000 feasibility study to determine if a broadband fiber network will be possible in Staples. Broadband fiber would bring high speed internet communication to homes and businesses in the city.  More...

Winter fun

The sliding hill at Lakewood Health System in Staples was a popular destination for people during the holiday season. Pictured above, on Dec. More...

Sewer gas still raising stink for residents

A recurring problem of sewer gas is affecting homes in Staples.  Ken Klose and Tom Good told the Staples City Council that their neighborhood on the 900 block of 8th Street NE has problems with the smell of sewer gas. More...

 

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Grants now available from Staples Community Foundation

Does your organization need funding for your community project?  More...

Paskewitz earns full scholarship

Alek Paskewitz plans to attend Northwestern University near Chicago next year after receiving a full scholarship to the school.  Paskewitz, the son of Lee and Laurie Paskewitz of rural Staples, said he was very excited when he got the news.  More...

CLC student killed

Dominique Corder, a Central Lakes College student, was shot and killed on New Year’s Day while visiting his hometown of Indianapolis.  According to press reports, Corder was seen talking to a friend outside his grandmother’s home, an More...

Opinion

The World Wonders

We ask readers to respond

Did you miss the trails meeting in October? More...

Business says early learning is a sweet spot for the new year

The New Year is often represented as a happy, confident infant and most of us want what’s best for all our babies. More...

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Life Currents

New projector at SHAS

Fifth grade students at Sacred Heart Area School are pictured with one of the two SCP 716 (Super Close Projection) projectors, donated recently to the school by the 3M Corporation. More...

3M Corporation helps kids

Sacred Heart Area School of Staples has two new SCP 716 (Super Close Projection) projectors, a donation from the 3M Corporation.  According to SHAS Principal Jim Opelia, the corporation donated hundreds of projectors to schools around the state More...

Hello World

Born to Jess and Cassandra Feierabend of Brainerd, a baby boy, Joel Andrew weighing eight pounds one ounce on Dec. 27, 2010.  Born to Randy and Rebecca Misegades of Henning, a baby boy, Easton Lee weighing seven pounds 12 ounces on Dec. More...

Sports

Cardinals suffer tournament losses

The Staples Motley boys and girls basketball teams both came home from holiday tournaments without a win.  The boys lost 61- 53 to Upsala in the first round of the Little Falls tournament, then lost 82-52 to Pequot Lakes in the second round.&nbs More...

Inside the Outdoors

Uncertainty for grouse and DNR management

Minnesota has earned its reputation as a “theater of seasons.” We have drama in the unpredictability and extremes of our blizzards, floods, tornadoes and temperatures. More...

DNR focusing on underage drinking in lakes area

A grant from the Minnesota Institute of Public Health will enable conservation officers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to focus on illegal underage alcohol consumption that occurs in the outdoor recreation arena.  More...