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Todd County Fiberband Initiative

Todd County is looking to form a municipal broadband service that could reach the entire county. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Meet Steve Dille, Motley’s new fire chief

Firefighting. It’s a job Steve Dille, the new fire chief for the Motley Fire Department, enjoys very much. “I really love everything about it,” Dille said when asked about his favorite parts of the job. More...

Pillager fiddler’s contest set for April 2

Now in it’s 27th year, the Fiddler’s Contest in Pillager will be held Saturday, April 2, at Pillager High School, beginning at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Pillager Fairboard, the event will feature the talents of fiddlers of all ages. More...

Bowling event

The Becker Busy Bees 4-H Club met at Paul Bunyan Bowl in Brainerd recently, where they bowled two games and ate pizza. Pictured above is Clayton Sirucek, 8. More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1986   More...

Birthday

80 years

Avis (Hanson) Leitch, of Swisher, Iowa (formerly of Staples), will turn 80 years old April 6. Her family will be honoring her with a card shower. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Tanya Hotakainen and Richard Schmitz of Staples, a baby boy, Brady Isaac, weighing seven pounds two ounces on March 8, 2011.  Born to Bob and Susannah Jensen, Jr. More...

Sports

PeeWees make it to the state tournament

The Park Papids PeeWee hockey team competed at the PeeWee state tournament after advancing with a 2-1 overtime victory beating Bemidji at the North Regional Tournament in Sauk Centre. More...

Local boxers enjoying Golden Gloves experience

Four Staples Motley students have been training with the Wadena Boxing Club and three of them have taken part in Golden Gloves events this year, with all three winning their Feb. 12 match. More...

Going to state

A long parade of vehicles escorted by the Staples Fire Department and Lakewood Health System ambulances escorted the Park Rapids Panther Pee- Wee Hockey Team through Staples March 18 as the team headed to play in their state tournament in Stillwater. More...

2,981

Official Staples population is only part of the story

The 2010 Census shows that Staples has lost some population, but the area immediately around Staples has grown.  Staples has generated growth in nearby townships, creating a suburb-type growth in the Staples area.  More...

Courthouse work to start in early April

The Todd County Board of Commissioners approved a $14,400 asbestos abatement quotation for the historic courthouse at its March 15 meeting. VCI Environmental of Lakeland, Minnesota will do that work from early to mid-April. More...

Goff does his job by getting to know students

Chris Goff knows the value of a police liason officer just from meeting former students he has become involved with. “One student told me that I helped straighten him out,” said Goff. More...

 

News

Wanted: Stories about Nellie’s special 1929 Model A Ford

The very special 1929 Model A Ford is a symbol of their roots in Staples, of their lifelong friendship.  Now Wayne Judd and Linda Peyer Usher are making it a star in their book about growing up in Staples.  They are asking for others who ha More...

Rumble Seat Self-Belief

This ’29 Model A Ford will never be more than a “driver.” It has flaws and imperfections. But its inestimable value is in its story, which is my story- -if you have a minute or two.   More...

Hassler retirement

Joe Hassler is retiring from Twin City Optical in Staples after 36 years at the business, including the last six years as manager. More...

Current Happenings

Old Wadena Society Annual meeting April 10

Board election and awards following meeting

The Old Wadena Society will hold its annual meeting and program at the Wadena Historic Depot in downtown Wadena at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. The meeting is free and open to the public.  More...

Perish receives award

Alan Perish, Browerville, center, received a membership award at the recent National Farmers Union Convention in San Antonio, Tex. More...

Educational Opportunities

March 26   NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS Sat., March 26, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Verndale High School. Trooper Andy Schmidt, instructor. For info., contact Verndale Comm. Ed., 218- 445-5184.  March 28   More...

Obituaries

Jerry Holm

Jerry “Bub” Holm, 67, of Salt Lake City, Utah and formerly of Staples, died March 18, 2011 in Salt Lake City.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 26, at the Thomastown Covenant Church at noon with a lunch following at th More...

Joyce Lewis

Joyce C. Lewis, 76, of Lincoln, Neb. and formerly of Staples, died March 13, 2011, in the Maseman Unit of Tabitha Nursing Home in Lincoln.  Funeral services were held March 17, at Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home. More...

Marianne Johnson

Marianne E. Johnson, 83, of Garden Grove, Calif. died on March 17, 2011 in Santa Ana, Calif.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Public Notices  STATE OF  MINNESOTA  COUNTY OF TODD  IN DISTRICT COURT  SEVENTH JUDICIAL  DISTRICT  Case No.:  77-CV-11-150  Case Type: QUT  Assigned to:  Unknown  SUMMONS James Abers and C More...

Public Notice: Joint Judicial Ditches #5 & #8

Notice is given by means of this legal newspaper that a meeting of the Todd/Wadena Joint Ditch Board will be held April 11, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. It will be held at Staples City Hall located at 122 6th Street NE, Staples MN.  More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

March 1, 2011

CALL TO ORDER  Todd County Board  Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 1st day of March, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. More...