June 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Wadena commemorates tornado with book

The Wadena County Historical Society commemorated the one year anniversary of the tornado that tore through the town on June 17, 2010, with an open house book launch party.  More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Still checking off the ‘punch list’ of Motley’s Beaulieu Street Area Project

City’s 2011 streets project could be delayed

Although the bulk of the work on Motley’s Beaulieu Street Area Improvements Project is finished, there are still some items yet to be completed.  These items have been noted on a ‘ Punch List’ compiled by the city and its engin More...

Coming to the Motley Fair

The award winning “ Wild Whitetails” exhibit will be at the Morrison County Fair in Motley June 24 - 26. More...

Cass Cty Fair in Pine River opens June 30

L.A. Pig Races and more

The Cass County Fair in Pine River will be held Thursday, June 30 - Sunday, July 3. More...

Current Happenings

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...

Cravaack announces June 24 mobile offices

U.S. Congressman Chip Cravaack (District 8), recently announced locations of mobile offices that his staff will conduct throughout his district on Friday, June 24.  More...

Archaeology Days for Kids at Old Wadena Park

‘Archaeology Days for Kids’ will be held at Old Wadena Park on Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30.  On June 29, the Wadena County Historical Society and the University of Minnesota Department of Archaeology will be giving two t More...

Obituaries

Judy D. Larson-Judd

Judy D. More...

Scott Hansen

Scott Hansen, 40 of Staples died June 14, 2011 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services were held June 18, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples.  More...

Darlene Shinabarger-Oberg

Darlene L. Shinabarger- Oberg, 77, of Nelson, died June 16, 2011 at her home.  Funeral services were held June 21, at the Williams Dingmann Stein Chapel in Long Prairie with Bishop Stanley Thompson officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

TODD COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

Main St. Gov’t. Center 347 Central Ave. Suite 2 Long Prairie, MN 56347 2320-732-4420

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. More...

TODD COUNTY MINNESOTA 2011 BRIDGE REPLACEMENTS

Closing date: July 11, 2011

Sealed bids will be accepted until 10: 00 a. More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT:  More...

State shutdown looming

A shutdown of the Minnesota government is looming as the legislature and governor have not agreed on a state budget. If no budget deal is reached by July 1, the state will shut down everything except what it considers essential services.  More...

School district preparing for shutdown

The threat of a state shutdown and the uncertainty around it prompted the Staples Motley School Board to take two actions at their meeting Monday night, “just in case.”  Business Manager Bob Hamann reported that the business office h More...

 

News

Prague, Vienna, Budapest on CLC band schedule

Several area residents are part of the Central Lakes College Community Concert Band that will play in three European cities in July.  The group will fly into Frankfurt, Germany, and play two concerts in Prague, Czech Republic, one concert in Vie More...

USDA sets compensation for discrimination claims

Meetings set for June 23 and 29 in Long Prairie

USDA has announced the establishment of a process to resolve the claims of Hispanic and women farmers who believe they were discriminated against when seeking United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans.  More...

Take two steps to support bee pollinators

Bee populations are in decline in Minnesota and throughout the nation. As bees are vital pollinators of our fruits, vegetables, flowers and seed crops, it is critical that we support their health and diversity. More...

Opinion

Let’s extend relief on student loan interest

Technical Sergeant Joe Acker is a member of the Minnesota National Guard with the 148th Fighter Wing based in Duluth.  He has already been deployed overseas twice, first to Qatar in 2005 and then to Afghanistan in 2010. More...

Our prison system is bankrupting us

If there was any doubt about the broken state of our prison system, the news recenetly should put it to rest.  More...

Cemetery looking good

Letter to the Editor

My sincere thanks to the Evergreen Hill Cemetery board and all of the hard working employees that keep our cemetery looking great day after day.  I thought the cemetery looked especially beautiful over the Memorial Day weekend.  More...

Life Currents

Engagement

Sams, Connell

Rachel Sams, daughter of Michael and Mary Sams of Staples; and Seth Connell, son of Steven and Kathy Connell of Sebeka, announce their engagement.  A July 16, 2011, wedding is planned at the United Methodist Church in Motley.   More...

Senior celebrations

The monthly birthday/ anniversary party was held at the Staples Senior Citizens’ Center June 14, with ten members attending. The June birthday celebrant was Arlene Grover. She received a small decorated cake and a personalized birthday card. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1986   This week’s feature at the Staples Theatre is “Cobra” starring Sylvester Stallone.  More...

Sports

Legion picks up one win

The Staples Motley Legion team came away with another win this week, beating Wadena-Deer Creek 5-2, bringing their record to 3-2.  Jacob Vetsch did most of the work on the mound, getting the win by pitching 4 2/3 innings, striking out four and g More...

Third place at state

Strain, Israelson, Forsberg lead team to trophy

The Cardinal boys’ golf team finished the season with a bang, tying for third at the 2011 State Golf Meet.  More...

Preseason football practice next week

“The Cardinal Way” will begin next week, when all football players in grades 7-12 will have four nights of preseason practices.  Practices will be Monday through Thursday, June 27- 30, from 6-9 p.m. More...