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Wadena board rescinds actions on fair vendor building

County attorney’s warning of prosecution finally heeded

The Wadena County Board of Commissioners held an emergency meeting at on July 11 “to meet with the Wadena County Agriculture Society to discuss and find resolution to avoid litigation relating to the process followed in obtaining and awarding b More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Goodbye trees; hello new addition

Pillager School’s building project officially begins

It took about two hours for Enberg logging to cut down a grove of pine trees that have stood on the west side of the Pillager School for at least the past 65 years.  Yes, there are a lot of memories attached to those old pines. More...

Timberrr!

A grove of pine trees (estimated to contain 80,000 board feet of wood) were cut down July 11 (by Enberg Logging), to make room for the new building addition at Pillager School. More...

‘All Wheel Run for MS,’ July 21-23

H & R Ten Hi in Motley is sponsoring an ‘All Wheel Run for Multiple Sclerosis’ July 21, 22 and 23.  Now in its fourth year, the All Wheel Run was started by the bar owners (Rudy Bjerga and Hank Smith) in an attempt to help people More...

Letters

Shutdown paychecks

Recently a list of the names of state senators and state representatives that are not taking their paychecks during the shut down of state government was released. The list was substantial and included members of both parties.  More...

Current Happenings

Grants available from community foundation

Does your organization need funding for your community project?  More...

Orvs Avenue set for Music in the Park

Orvs Avenue will present a concert in the Staples Music in the Park series on Sunday July 17, at 7 p.m.  More...

CLC offers new online creative writing course

Are there stories in your life that you have always wanted to write but have never gotten around to writing?  Central Lakes College in Brainerd is offering “Creative Nonfiction,” a popular new writing genre, for the first time this f More...

Obituaries

Clinton Trana, Jr.

Clinton “ Bud” Trana Jr. More...

Joseph Mollner

Joseph “Joe” H. Mollner, 30, of Long Prairie, died July 10, 2011 at the Long Prairie Hospital.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 14 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church in Long Prairie, with Fr. More...

Clairy Ocker

Clairy “Gene” Ocker, 81, of Motley, died July 7, 2011 at his home.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 16, at 1 p.m. More...

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage More...

NOTICE WADENA COUNTY

REQUEST FOR BIDS

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A small farm that works with family, quality

Noah Slabaugh has diversified into many sidelines as a farmer, but everything he does starts at home, where he and his wife Mary run a farm west of Staples with the help of their children.  Their farm will be one of four featured during the Fest More...

Pony practice

Members of the Pillager Girl Scouts practiced showing miniature Shetland ponies at the Pillager Fair July 7. More...

Ag and energy center finding new projects

With all the new projects at the Central Lakes College Ag and Energy Center in Staples, which is shedding the name “ irrigation farm,” could soon be adding the word “health” or “oil” to their name.  “ Th More...

 

News

Arts council awards grants

The Five Wings Arts Council, one of eleven regional arts councils throughout Minnesota, recently awarded grant funding for individual artists, schools and arts organizations in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties. More...

Three generalist slots created for merger

The Todd County Commissioners took another step in merging the auditor treasurer, recorder and assessors offices at their July 5 board meeting. More...

Snow White and Seven Dwarfs opens Friday

Nearly 50 local young people will take the stage with two professional actors in an original musical production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p. m. More...

Opinion

Future of state is at stake in budget debate

This state government shutdown is painful for many Minnesotans. I am often asked, “Why? Why are you and Republican legislators putting us through these hardships?”  I believe that the future of Minnesota is at stake. More...

Call us back to work and end the shutdown

I’m disappointed that the Governor refused to sign many parts of the overall budget we all agreed to: road construction, parks, permits, judiciary, education spending, etc. He said it was all or nothing…maximum pain.  More...

Small town diet

Different roots, similar flowers for festival farms

Agriculture starts with the roots. If you go to the Festival of Farms tour on Saturday, June 16, in Staples, you will see that the four featured farms, have very different roots, but somehow they all have arrived at similar destinations.  More...

Life Currents

Part of ‘Historical Staples’

The old neon ‘Ernie’s’ sign - a fixture in Staples for at least 70 years - is now at home at the new grocery store located along Hwy 10 in Staples. More...

Engagement

Miller, Mudek

Krista Miller, daughter of Rodger and Sue Miller of Aldrich; and Joshua Mudek, son of Robert and Karen Mudek of Staples, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.  A July wedding is being planned at Blacks Grove Park in Wadena.   More...

Celebrating 242 years of marriage

Four couples from the Lebeda family (all formerly of Bagley) celebrated 242 years of marriage (collectively) at a special event held July 2, in Bagley. More...

Sports

Wrestlers compete at camp

Members of the Staples Motley wrestling team traveled to Moorhead to participate in the week long Concordia College Team Wrestling Camp.  Concordia College wrestlers were assigned to be team coaches, which happened to be Jordan Bendson and Chand More...

Legion snaps losing streak to advance

The Staples Motley American Legion baseball team dropped four games last week but won the one they needed to stay alive in post season play. More...

Lumberbats swat Gnats

The Staples Lumberbats went to Nimrod on July 10 to take on their division rival Nimrod Gnats. More...