December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Politics, world events affect local agriculture

Political gridlock in Washington, D.C. is affecting us locally. “We have the need for tough financial decisions, but no one has the appetite to do it,” said Gary Sipiorski of Vita Plus at the Farm Forum at Central Lakes College Dec. More...

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Lakes Employment Opportunities in Pillager:

Providing meaningful jobs for disabled adults and quality work at competitive prices for area businesses

LaDawn Hatch of Motley is one of 32 individuals currently being trained at Lakes  Employment Opportunities (LEO)...a Vocational Service Program for disabled adults located in Pillager.  She’s learned a variety of job skills already (i More...

Time with Grandpa

Cousins Owen Carlson and Dayton Anderson enjoyed making wreaths with their grandpa, Larry Johnson, at the annual Community Christmas at Camp Shamineau Dec. 10. Johnson is a staff member at the camp, located in rural Motley. More...

Verification checks on sex offenders completed

Morrison County Sherif f Michel Wetzel announced that his office, in cooperation with each local police department in the county, has completed annual verification checks on each registered sex offender in Morrison County.  More...

Current Happenings

Family Christmas play at Verndale church

The Verndale Assembly of God Church invites the public to their family Christmas play Sunday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m.  Participants will celebrate the birth and ministry of Christ in this unique Christmas skit. More...

18th Annual Live Nativity in Wadena

The 18th Annual Live Nativity will be held on Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25 indoors at the Wadena National Guard Armory from 10-11 a.m.  More...

Live nativity at Faith Lutheran Church

Members of Faith Lutheran Church, Staples, will once again present a live nativity scene Sunday, Dec. 18,from 4-6 p.m. Cars will be directed to drive by the scene or people can get out for a closer look. Hot cider will be served.  More...

Obituaries

Lorraine Arndt

Lorraine Arndt, 95, resident of Baxter, formerly of Bemidji and Staples, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at her home. Arrangements are with the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory in Brainerd. More...

Gary Eugene Krantz

Gary Eugene Krantz, 66, of Minneapolis, formerly of Staples, died Dec. 12, 2011 at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis. A private grave side service will be held later with burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. More...

Patty Horn

Patty Horn, 74, of Hewitt, died Dec. 18, 2011 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bertha with Pastor Blake Rickbeil officiating. More...

Sports

Heldman pins DL wrestler to pick up 100th career win

The Staples Motley wrestlers finished their second week of action with three wins against Crosby-Ironton,  Dilworth-Gleydon Felton and New York Mills and one loss, which came from Detroit Lakes. More...

Deer bait ruling could reopen unwanted debate

Decades ago, while on a grouse hunting trip, my hunting partner and I stumbled on a remote area that was heavy with deer signs. We were not looking for a place to hunt deer, so the discovery was of more or less inciden- tal interest to us.  More...

Golden Gloves boxing event at Wadena Jan. 17

Jose Perez and Charles Charpenter are two of the local boxers scheduled to compete in a Golden Gloves event on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Wadena Armory.  Fourteen bouts are on the card, starting at 7:30 p.m. More...

Blandin offers training on poverty issues

If you think you know what needs to be done to help poor people in this community, you could be in for an awakening. That was one message learned at a Dec. More...

Rescued patriot dog changes vet’s life

The night ter rors stopped on the very first night that Joe Buzay brought his dog Frankie home. At least Frankie made sure they didn’t get very far. “I woke up right away with him licking my face,” said Buzay.  More...

Weather

This Week’s Forecast High Low Precip. Dec 15 22 10 Windy Dec 16 22 10 Cld/Sun Dec 17 30 19 Sun/Cld Dec 18 37 18 Sun/Cld Dec 19 24 10 Sun/Cld   More...

 

News

Frederickson focuses on ag collaboration

Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson spoke at the Farm Forum on Dec. 6 at Central Lakes College and told the crowd about some of the issues affecting agriculture in Minnesota.  More...

Sjoberg providing opthalmic surgery at Lakewood Health

Dr. Stacy Sjoberg, ophthalmologist at Crosby Eye Clinic, is now providing surgical services at Lakewood Health System in Staples.  Dr. More...

Free light show in Wadena

‘Christmas in Wadena,’ a free animated light show created by GP Anderson, runs through New Year’s Eve with daily showing Mon. - Thurs., 5:30 - 9 p.m.; and Fri. More...

Opinion

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State must forge ahead for universal health coverage

As pundits try to explain the “99 percent” movement, they typically identify driving factors such as student debt, high levels of unemployment, anger at Wall Street greed and the glaring and growing economic inequality in the United State More...

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Life Currents

Christmas pajama party

Children came in their pj’s and were treated to cookies and other goodies during Story Hour at the Stomping Grounds coffee house in Staples  Dec. 10. More...

Young reading enthusiasts

The Staples Motley Early Childhood Coalition recently recognized 11 children who reached a reading goal of 1,000 books in the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program at their Move, Drop & Read event held Nov. 15.  More...

Lions Christmas

More than 175 people attended the Staples Host Lions Club Christmas meal on Dec. 10 at the high school cafeteria in Staples. Community members enjoyed a free meal and a visit with Santa at the growing event. 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...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd  County Board of Commissioners held November 15, 2011   More...

WANTED TO BUY

WE ARE DEFINITELY OPEN: Paying top prices for aluminum cans, car batteries, copper, scrap iron, and metal. SELLING NEW steel. Largest selection in the area. Rolloff service available. Hours: Mon-Fri 8-5. Closed Sat. until spring.  More...