March 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Motley school to have its own principal again

Evaluations of all staff is one motivation for change

The Motley school will have its own building principal next fall at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year.  The Staples Motley school board approved the position at a special meeting Mar. 3.  More...

NJPA accepts offer on current building

The National Joint Powers Alliance ( NJPA) Board of Directors approved the $350,000 sale of the NJPA building to Todd County, whose board had approved the purchase at their Feb. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Staples Area Farmer’s Market setting up shop in Leader

The Staples Area Farmer’s Market (SAFM) will set up shop at the old service garage in Leader this spring, beginning the weekend of May 20. More...

Flooding expected in southern Cass County

Flooding is expected this spring in the southern end of Cass County, reports Cass County Emergency Management Director Kerry Swenson.  “The latest predictions along the Crow Wing River are showing the greatest possibility, depending on the More...

Crow Wing Calendar

March 15, 16

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC, sponsored by Cass County Health, Human & Veterans Services (CCHH&VS), Tues., March 15, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Leader Community Hall. More...

Letters

“Right to Work”

I am so angry at the way the GOP bullies are rushing legislation through without benefit of any hearings or public input. More...

PBS funding

Last week I read a letter promoting federal funding for PBS written by Bill Sandford (general manager of Lakeland Public Television). And like Mr. Sandford I vote on principle, not party lines. I agreed with his letter on some points.  More...

Rising costs

In less than one week the gas price in our small town has gone up fifteen cents per gallon. At $3.54 a gallon we are now at an all time high. More...

Life Currents

Hello World

Born to Lacey Olson and Jason Wickham of Baxter, twin girls, Myleigh Anne weighing four pounds 14 ounces and Arynne Rae weighing three pounds 12 ounces on March 1, 2011.  Born to Jason and Margaret Dukowitz of Motley, a baby girl, Jessica Ann we More...

Birthday

80 years

Happy birthday to our lovely Mom, Marvel Bartylla on March 14, 2011. Love, Your Family. _____________________ LC9p   More...

Award

Barb Cline, customized training coordinator at Central Lakes College, received an outstanding project award from Wes- Min Resource Conservation and Development for her role in organizing a three-day More...

Sports

Cardinals reach Section 6AA finals

The Staples Motley girls basketball team won their first three playoff games to reach the Section 6AA finals to play for a chance to go to the state tournament.  They will play Sauk Centre in the Section 6AA championship on Friday, March 11, at More...

Petrich is third in state

Three Cardinals made appearances at the 2011 Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament at the Excel Energy Center, Blake Petrich, Chandler Trout and Brent Lisson.  More...

Cards defeat Pillager

The Staples Motley boys basketball team ended the season the way they started it, with a runaway victory and a loss in the other direction.  The Cardinals beat Pillager 81-57 and lost to Sebeka, who had been ranked number one in Class A, 93-57.& More...

Meth ring reached into Wadena, Todd counties

Rosendo Navarro, 42, of Bell, Calif., was arrested on March 4 after he left a residence in Wadena, as a part of an investigation into methamphetamine distribution.  More...

No word yet on Lynn Peterson investigation

Lynn Peterson, activities director, dean of students and varsity boys basketball coach at Staples Motley High School, remains on paid administrative leave, according Superintendent Mark Schmitz.  More...

Todd County to ask for radio upgrade grants

The Todd County Board of Commissioners authorized Todd County Sheriff Pete Mikkelson and Commissioner Gary Kneisl to travel to Washington D.C. for two days. More...

 

News

Staples Rotary Art Show calling for entries

Pre- registrations are now being accepted for the 47th Annual Staples Rotary Arts Show April 15-16 in the lobby of Centennial Auditorium in Staples.  A new feature this year is that photography has been divided into two categories - nature and h More...

Todd County Dairy Princesses

The Todd County American Dairy Association held their 2011 Dairy Princess Coronation and banquet Mar. 5 at the Browerville Community Center. Emily Paskewitz, former Todd County Dairy Princess and Princess Kay finalist, was the emcee. More...

Work on Wadena 4-H building will begin soon

The rebuilding of the 4-H building destroyed by the June 17, 2010, tornado could begin as early as next week, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners learned at their March 7 meeting.  More...

Opinion

Pay equity works for all

Should Esther, the city clerk in Lake Wobegon, be paid $250 a month less than Joe who shovels the sidewalk and sweeps the floor in city hall? More...

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Current Happenings

Medicaid Expansion for adults effective Mar. 1

Governor Mark Dayton signed an executive order January 2011 to implement the Medicaid Expansion for Adults without children effective March 1. More...

Orchestra concert

The Staples Motley 11th and 12th grade orchestra takes a bow follow ing their concert on March 1. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) More...

Music makers

Bass players for the 7th and 8th grade orchestra concentrate on their song, “ Telemann Sinfonia”. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) More...

Obituaries

Herman Trosen

Herman M. Trosen, 80, died Feb. 26, 2011, at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services were held March 3, at the Wadena Evangelical Church in Wadena, with Pastor Chuck Lamason officiating. More...

Jack Friedli

Jack H. Friedli, 65, of Kingston, Tenn. formerly of Aldrich, died Feb. More...

Helen Stroot

Helen Theresa Stroot, 92, of Brainerd, formerly of the Wadena, died March 5, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd.  Funeral services were held March 8, at St. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

TODD COUNTY TAX FORFEITED LAND AUCTION  March 25, 2011   Notice is Hereby Given, that Todd County will be selling to the highest bidders, the following described parcels of land which have been forfeited to the Sate of Minnesota for non-pay More...

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

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday March 24, 2011 at 7: 00 p. m. the Todd County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing in the Commissioners board room, Main Street Gov’t. More...

NOTICE EVERGREEN HILL CEMETERY ANNUAL MEETING RESCHEDULED

The Annual Meeting for the Evergreen Hill Cemetery at Staples will be held Tuesday, March 15, at 1 p.m. at the Community Center.  All are welcome. Betty Haskin, Secretary/Treasurer  9pnc   More...