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Advice gleaned from Conference on Aging

Classrooms were overflowing with senior citizens and their advocates at the Central Lakes College annual Conference on Aging on June 1.  Conference attendees were able to choose different sessions for tips on health, medical care, travel, mental More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Dairy farming in May Township

Bruce Martin shares memories, offers perspective

Dairy farming.  It’s a business that’s full of risk and few days off, but for Bruce Martin of rural Pillager, there’s nothing he’d rather do.  “I enjoy it. I like being my own boss. More...

Boy injured in bicycle/pickup crash

An eight-year-old rural Little Falls boy who was struck by a truck near Fort Ripley June 4, remains in fair condition at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.  More...

Burglaries reported in Motley and Lincoln; bomb scare in Cushing

A burglary at 1021 Postel Dr. More...

Letters

My Angel Eddie

To begin with, it was a Saturday morning, (8:30/9 a.m.), I went out to Pine Grove Park where we were having my daughter’s graduation party at 1 p.m.  To my dismay, the area had not yet been raked or mowed this year. More...

Boy Scouts: a helping hand

My name is Molly Costin and I work at the Wadena Soil and Water Conservation District in Wadena. Last June 17 our town was hit by an F4 tornado which damaged over 400 buildings within city limits and caused severe damage in the countryside.  More...

Where are the facts?

Last week, I read a letter from the President and CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, Clare Coleman. More...

Life Currents

Anniversary

60 years

You are invited to an open house honoring Carroll and Donna Miller for their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 18, 2011, from 2 to 5 p.m. The event will be held at the Clarissa Ballroom, Clarissa. No gifts, please.   More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to J.R. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1986   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICE WADENA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

APPLICATION FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT

Notice is hereby given that on Monday the 20th day of June at 7:00 p.m. the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Auditorium of the Wadena County Courthouse to consider the application of Michael C. & Pamela J.  More...

NOTICE REGION FIVE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE to the residents of the Region Five. A Public Hearing will be held June 23, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Region Five offices, 403 Prairie Ave. More...

NOTICE TODD COUNTY BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION MEETING

The Todd County Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting will be held on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Street party planned for Railroad Days

A four block downtown street party on Saturday could be the center of the action for Railroad Days in Staples this year.  The committee for the August 25-28 celebration voted to close off the corner of 2nd Avenue and 4th Street NE and the adjoin More...

Patient support came by the thousands

Julie Mertens got a thousand paper cranes, and she got her wish. She will be a featured speaker at the  Staples Motley Relay For  Life on Friday, June 10.  Mertens taught fourth and fifth grade students at  More...

 

News

Central Minnesota CoC awarded $900,209

The Central Minnesota Continuum of Care (CoC) is a network of government officials, local public housing authorities, county offi- cials and service providers who create programs to alleviate hopelessness in 14 counties as well as the city of St. More...

Fender bender

Sergeant Douglas Case, with the Staples Police Department, responded to a motor vehicle crash at 4th Street NE and 4th Ave. in Staples the morning of June 1. More...

Seat belt citations given

Between June 3 and June 6, Staples Police issued seven citations for drivers not wearing seat belts.  More...

Opinion

Retooling MnSCU for economic recovery

Since the legislative session began, I’ve repeatedly paged through the state’s little green session guide.  More...

Political Cartoons

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Current Happenings

Staples Library summer reading begins June 13

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) will begin its annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) for children and teens ages 0-18 on Monday, June 13 continuing through Aug. 13. Registration takes place at all 32 GRRL locations beginning June 13.  More...

Field Day

The Staples Elementary School Field Day was held May 24. With all students participating in various outdoor activities. Above, Jaden Stangle and Anthony Borbeck try out their hula hoops. 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

Huber leaps his way to state

Tying his own school record of six feet, five inches in the high jump, Brian Huber won the Section 6A event and showed himself to be one of the best high jumpers in the state this year. More...

Beachy, Reichert to run at state

Jaelin Beachy won the 300 meter hurdles and the long jump at the Section 6A track and field meet, and Lisa Reichert won the 800 meter run. The winning performances helped the Staples Motley team place second in the meet.  More...

Golf team is section champion

Staples Motley walks away with Section 6AA trophy

The Cardinal boy’s golf team is going to state. The Staples Motley boys took first place at the Section 6AA tournament to earn the trip to state for the first time since 2004.  More...