April 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Todd County meeting sparsely attended

Todd County cut their budget and did not raise taxes this year. That may be part of the reason only two citizens came to the public meeting on April 7. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Bond referendum vote just 40 days away for Pillager School District

“To build, or not to build,” is the question at least 150 taxpayers in the Pillager area contemplated at a second community meeting held at the Pillager School April 11.  They gathered in the school’s cafeteria, to learn more More...

Motley’s new wastewater treatment facility takes shape

Target date of operation is June, 2011

Construction on Motley’s new wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) is “right on schedule,” according to field observer Dennis Kahlhamer, an engineering technician with Widseth, Smith and Nolting. More...

MS Middle School honor roll

A-Honor Roll  Sixth Grade  Taylor Converse, Kyle Ekholm, Noah Han, Alisha Johnson, Reyd Jordan, Emmeline Klefsaas, Alexandra Miller, Chelsea Nanik, Anna Noreen, Mason Rychner, Samantha Schimpp, Ashley Smith, Brian Sterriker. More...

Letters

What is “art”?

It is individual. It is subjective. It is broad. So broad that we prefer “creative expression” rather than “art.” Above all, it is important to Minnesota.  More...

Child Abuse Prevention Month

It is estimated that nationwide there are 3.3 millions reports of child neglect or abuse yearly. Of that number approximately 770,000 of the cases were confirmed cases of neglect or abuse. More...

Week of the Young Child

Young children in the Motley and Staples area deserve the best that we can give them.  More...

Life Currents

To be wed

Mike and Elaine Auger of Motley, along with Sandi Squiers of Waterford, Michigan and Rick Baisch of Tecumseh, Michigan are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their children, Krista Auger and Alex Squiers.  Krista is a 2009 graduate of S More...

Engagement

Sally Anderson of Staples and Jeffrey Clem of Brainerd announce their engagement.  Sally is the daughter of Rodney and Jan Anderson of Verndale. She is a freelance artist and is currently employed at Bon- Ton Herbergers in Baxter.  More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1986   Names of cast members for the musical “Godspell” have been released from the high school. More...

Sports

Track teams compete indoors

The Staples Motley boys and girls track and field teams both placed second in an indoor meet at Concordia College on April 5.  Brian Huber picked up four first places to lead the boys, and the girls swept the distance events with Lisa Reichert a More...

When the dust settled, Cards on short end of 4-3 decision

After a strong start to a season of opportunity and promise, the Cardinal boys tennis team experienced a bump in the road in a close 3-4 defeat at the hands of a senior laden Minnewaska team. More...

Scores

Thursday’s Twilight League Bowling Wadena Lanes  APRIL 7, 2011   Gappa Oil 11.5-4.5 Staples Vet Clinic 11-5 Mason Bros 9-7 Lefty’s 8-8 Spectrum Printing 7.5-8.5 Ghost Team 1-15   More...

Ditch plan clears way for north-south corridor

Nearly 45 people attended a hearing for proposed changes to Judicial Ditches 5 and 8 in Staples. More...

Courthouse plans move ahead

Final drawings for the renovation of the historic Todd County Courthouse were reviewed by the Todd County Commissioners at their April 5 meeting. More...

Hydrogen converter one of this year’s mileage tricks

Three Staples Motley cars are nearly ready for the Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association Supermileage Competition.  Last year, Staples Motley High School power mechanics class made two cars for the competition. More...

 

News

School to work success

Three Staples Motley students and their employers were recognized at the Employer/Organization Appreciation and Outstanding Youth Worker Recognition on April 8. More...

Todd County geologic atlas events in April

The Todd County GIS & Land Services Department will host a one hour Geologic Atlas public information presentation and a one day workshop to introduce the newly completed Todd County Geologic Atlas.  On Wednesday, April 27, the one hour pres More...

Staples police reports

On April 9, Staples Police received a theft complaint at the Staples Community Center. Two bikes were taken from the front of the building.  More...

Opinion

Giants in the earth

The underground mythology of Staples

If you have been following local news lately, you may have noticed some mysteries emerging.  For instance, are you aware of the underg round city that seems to be lurking in the Staples area?  A p - parently, there is an underg round school More...

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Current Happenings

Mark Your Calendar

April 15  DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  April 16  STORY HOUR at Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples, Sat., 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. More...

Hosting concert April 29

The Central Minnesota Boys Choir (above) will host the Land of Lakes Choirboys Nordic Choir on Friday, April 29 at Faith Lutheran Church. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. More...

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at the Staples Motley High School media center.  More...

Obituaries

Agnes Mickelson

Agnes C. Mickelson, 87, of Rosemount, died April 6, 2011 at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul.  Funeral services were held April 11 at Mary Mother of the Church, Burnsville. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE TODD COUNTY COURTHOUSE REHABILITATION PROJECT

SECTION 00 1113 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

PROJECT IDENTIFICATION: Sealed bid proposals will be received in accordance with the construction contract documents, as prepared by Collaborative Design Group for:  Name of Project: Todd County Courthouse Rehabilitation Project Address of Proje More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Date: March 29, 2011   YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT:  More...

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASE TYPE: 14-Other Civil Court File No.: 77-CV-11-223

Delores Isensee,  More...