January 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Todd County puts limit on public notice cost

The cost of printing meeting minutes and public notices became contentious at the Todd County Commissioners meeting on Jan. 4 when the 2011 bid for that service went up 1.6 percent as compared to 2010.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Three MSMS students win in state-wide essay contest

Three students at Motley Staples Middle School were recently named winners of the annual 8th-grade essay contest sponsored by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association.  More...

Motley Staples Middle School science teacher selected for national mentorship program

Heidi Auel, a science teacher at Motley Staples Middle School, was chosen from hundreds of applications nationwide to participate in a mentorship program sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, in partnership with Astellas Pharma US, More...

Motley six-year-olds receive free book

“My Favorite Book” teaches children citizenship values

Motley Elementary  School six-year-olds have received a book about positive character- building traits entitled, “My favorite Book.”  The book is illustrated in full-color and is organized into multiple stories concerned with te More...

Letters

“When words aren’t enough”

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.” -Victor Hugo (1802-1885)  More...

Current Happenings

Stomping Grounds to be featured on Public TV

“Changemakers: Teens who Learn and Earn” premieres Sunday, Jan. 16, MN Channel

The Stomping Grounds coffee house in Staples will be featured in a new video about Youth Social Entrepreneurs - their stories, successes and the new opportunities they are creating for themselves.  More...

School board agenda

The SM School Board will meet Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. at the SM High School media center. Note change of date. Tentative agenda items so far include: o Reorganizational items including election of board chair and officers and committee assignments.  More...

Menus

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...

Sports

Wrestlers win two, ready for first home meet

The Cardinal wrestlers are back at it, starting action after the holiday break with two dual meet wins. Staples Motley took on the Roadcrew from Pequot Lakes-Pine River-Backus on Jan. More...

Pequot Lakes again too much for Cardinals

The Staples Motley boys basketball team fared better in their rematch against Pequot Lakes, but the end result was the same when the boys lost 73-59. More...

Cardinals take two steps forward

The Staples Motley girls basketball team took some positive steps forward in two games last week, competing well in a 65-53 loss to unbeaten Pequot Lakes, and in a win over Osakis.  More...

Empty buildings, restaurant, hotel among SEDA priorities

After discussing all the things they would like to see done in 2011, the Staples EDA narrowed it down to five that they consider priorities for the city.  More...

Wadena County salary requests raise concerns

Toward the end of the more- thanfour hour board meeting on Jan. More...

Erholtz barn becomes indoor skating rink

The sounds of hockey are coming from the barn at Duff and Heather Erholtz’s home east of Staples. The scraping of skates on ice, pucks hitting the boards, kids shouting and cheering, and the occasional thud of kids landing on the ice.  More...

 

News

Winter fun

Emmit Winkels, left, watches Beck and Finn Erholtz scramble for the puck, or in this case the ball, on the Erholtz ice arena. More...

Annual opening business on Wadena board agenda

On Jan. 4, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners attended to the routine business on the agenda at each year’s first meeting.  First, they elected new officers. More...

Public presentation on Groundwater Mapping

On Thursday, Jan. 20, Todd County and the Department of Natural Resource (DNR) staff invite the public for an overview and discussion of the Part B Todd County Geologic Atlas recently published by the DNR. More...

Opinion

Food safety bill passed

Due to hard work of many Minnesotans

As we celebrate the holiday season, there are countless unsung heroes among us who deserve our recognition, but too often go unnoticed.  In Minnesota, we are fortunate to have several heroes who played a major role in the passage of the Food Saf More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Women and the U.S. Constitution: A Call to Action

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia just asserted for a second time that our Constitution does not protect women against discrimination.  More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1986  One of the last remnants of earlier days has disappeared from the Staples railroad yards. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:

Born to Jefferey and Tessa Kriesel, II of Backus, a baby boy, Greyson Benjamin weighing seven pounds 13 ounces on Dec. 31, 2010.  Born to Jeremiah and Sara Schwanke of Verndale, a baby girl, Hannah Mae weighing seven pounds three ounces on Jan. More...

Honor Roll addition

The recently published Staples Motley High School honor roll should have included:  A Honor Roll: Andrew Nelson, grade 10.   More...

Obituaries

Joyce Kopp

Joyce H. Kopp, 77, of New York Mills, died Dec. 31, 2010, at Lakewood Health System in Staples.  Funeral services were held Jan. 5, at the United Methodist Church in Wadena, with Pastor Shirley Nelson officiating. More...

Erma Dynneson

Erma E. Dynneson, 94, died Dec. 31, 2010 in Tucson, Ariz.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. at the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 801 E. Camelback Rd. in Phoenix, Ariz. with her son-inlaw Rev. More...

Chester Ringler

Chester “Chip” L. Ringler, 71, of Staples, died Jan. 2, 2011 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  Funeral services were held Jan. 7, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

SECTION 00 11 00 REQUEST FOR BIDS

STAPLES MOTLEY ISD #2170 STAPLES, MN Request for Bids For Siding of Freshwater Education District Building  BID OPENING  More...

NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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...

PUBLIC NOTICE

TODD COUNTY  BOARD OF  ADJUSTMENT 215 First Ave. South  Long Prairie,  Minnesota 56347  320-732-4420   More...