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Most people are paying more in property taxes

Tax statements show taxable market value, not estimated market value

Area property owners have received their tax statements for 2012, and most of them will see double digit increases in property taxes to pay for 2012.  The hardest hit are businesses, apartments, nonhomestead agriculture land and other non-homest More...

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Much of the musical talent in our area will be gathered in one place Saturday evening to give us the Christmas gift of beautiful holiday More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Their truck is totaled, but lives spared, in vehicle rollover accident

Maple Grove family grateful to Motley volunteer firefighter, other first responders

As he recalled the rollover accident which totaled his family’s truck and trailer Dec. 2, Jeff Borowicz of Maple Grove said, “It’s amazing we all walked away.”  More...

Rollover north of Motley

Jeff, Michelle, Joey and Marty Borowicz of Maple Grove were involved in a one-vehicle rollover accident around 12:15 p.m. Dec. 2, north of Motley, along Hwy 64 near Cty Rd. 34. More...

‘Ban the Bug Week’ December 4 - 10

December 4 - 10 is Ban the Bug Week; and Cass County Health, Human & Veterans Services is encouraging anyone who has not yet gotten their flu shot to do so.  Influenza is a contagious respiratory infection that can lead to serious complicati More...

Current Happenings

Community Christmas Concert is Dec. 10

A tuba ensemble doesn’t usually make one think immediately of Christmas music, but attending the annual Community Christmas Concert may change some minds.  More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

Christmas musical at CLC

The Central Lakes College Adventures ‘N Theatre musical, “A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail” will be staged in Dryden Theatre on the Brainerd campus Friday, Dec. More...

Obituaries

Darrell F. Carry

Darrell F. Carry, 64, of Moran Township, died Dec. 8, 2011 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital. Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. More...

Donald Matthew Hoemberg

Donald Matthew Hoemberg, 55, Dec. 6, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services were held Dec. 12 at The Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids. Arrangements are with the Kozlak-Radulovich Funeral Home in Blaine. More...

Melvin Mevissen

Melvin Mevissen, 79, of rural Leader, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at his home. A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. Visitation is one hour prior to service. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE PRIVATE

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. More...

Freshwater Education District

Minutes of the Governing Board of Education of Freshwater Education District November 22, 2011   More...

Lighting the Christmas tree

Members of the Staples Historical Society and visitors sang carols and lit the Christmas tree at the Staples Depot as the culmination of their “Old Fashioned Christmas” celebration Dec. 3. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus joined in the party. More...

Jonathan Nypan earns Eagle Scout rank

Jonathan Nypan, 18, received his Eagle Scout rank at a Court of Honor Ceremony held Dec. 4, at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. More...

Weather

This Week’s Forecast High Low Precip. Dec 8 16 4 Sun/Cld Dec 9 14 10 Flurries Dec 10 32 17 Sunny Dec 11 31 14 Sunny Dec 12 23 10 Cld/Sun   More...

 

News

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Doyle Yoder gets his Percheron horses ready to take another wagon ride during the Kinship sleigh rides on Dec. 3. With no snow on the ground, the sleigh rides were converted to wagon rides. More...

IRS seeks to return $153 million to taxpayers

In an annual reminder to taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it is looking to return $ 153.3 million in undelivered tax refund checks. More...

Citizens complain about Todd County taxes, services

County holds budget line, said tax increase is due to state laws

The Todd County Commissioners received a scolding from citizens at their Nov. 29 meeting when they reviewed the 2012 county budget. More...

Opinion

They’re DUI crashes, not traffic accidents

Impaired driving is no accident, it is totally preventable - a violent crime that kills.  More...

Projected budget surplus shows right decisions were made

It has only been a few months since we put the new state budget in place, but the improvements we made already are paying off with a nearly $900 million state SURPLUS now projected by Minnesota Management and Budget.  More...

Property tax hikes are a result of careless majority

While the State of Minnesota recently received some great news about the financial situation of our state, local property tax payers didn’t see the same good news. More...

Life Currents

New Director of Nursing at Lakewood

Lakewood Health System announces Debra Kearns as the new Clinic Director of Nursing.  More...

Staples Motley High School Honor Roll

The high school counseling office announces Honor Roll for Staples Motley High School. To be on the “A” Honor Roll a student must have a 3.67 Grade Point Average or better. More...

Student Achievements

EMILY FUHRMAN, Staples, recently performed in the orchestra for the Jamestown College Theatre production of “ Titanic.” Fuhrman, a student at Jamestown College, played the horn.   More...

Sports

Wrestlers open season at W-DC Invitational

The Staples Motley wrestling team opened the 2011- 12 season with the Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational. The wrestlers took fifth out of nine teams against some tough competition.  More...

Owl’s winter arrival becoming a habit

Several nights ago I heard an uncommon sound as dusk was merging into darkness, from the kitchen where I was mulling over options for dinner. More...

Cardinal sports schedules

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