February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Wadena board rebuffs officials’ pay requests

At its Feb. 7 board meeting, the Wadena County Board voted three to two to refuse its three remaining elected officials the equivalent pay increase that other county department heads received for 2012. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Area beef producers inspired, enlightened, at recent Winter Workshop in Leader

The Community Hall in Leader was the gathering spot recently for nearly 60 farmers, ranchers and others interested in learning about better beef production.  More...

MSMS to present “Cinderella in New York” March 9 and 10

Motley Staples Middle School will present “Cinderella in New York” at Centennial Auditorium in Staples Friday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m.  The play (written by Wade Bradford) is set in the middle of the More...

Motley Staples Middle School honor roll

A-Honor Roll  Sixth Grade   Reid Busker, Zachary Carlson, Alexandra Davis, Jordan Dechaine, James Ehresman, Emma Gerard, Molly Lindgren, Mason Nyhus, Kassidy White, Bryn Williams, Claire Wolhowe.  Seventh Grade   More...

Letters

Thank you

I know I speak for the entire Dollars For Scholars committee when I say thank you to everyone who had a hand in our dinner and auction on Jan. 28.  More...

Local wonders

What a pleasure it is to live and work in a community with so many talented people. More...

Current Happenings

Concert will bring ‘Perpetual Light’

It’s difficult to adequately describe the significance of this performance. More...

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Motley School media center. Note change of date.  More...

Educational Opportunities

February 20   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP Mondays, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care/ refreshments provided. More...

Obituaries

Samuel Morriss

Samuel E. Morriss, 56, of Staples, died Feb. More...

Timothy Roline

Timothy Donn Roline,  57, of Bemidji, died, Feb. 5,  2012 at home after a short battle with cancer.  Memorial services were held Feb. 11 at the United  Methodist Church in Bemidji, with Rev. More...

Bryan Anderson

Bryan Anderson, 64, died Feb. 12, 2012 at the St. Cloud VA Care Center.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Camp Ripley Chapel. Visitation will begin at noon. More...

Arrest made in Self Serv armed robbery

Joshua McKenna, 24, was arrested in North Dakota as a suspect in the Jan. 25 robbery of the Staples Self Serv convenience store.  More...

Connections High School planning to open

Funding options may determine when

Connections High School is in a tough position. The charter school has been approved by Minnesota’s commissioner of education, but without the federal grant money that would make it a sure bet to open next year.  More...

Meyer tells World War II story for video project

Just a few years ago, Harry Meyer wasn’t sure how much of his story he was allowed to tell. More...

 

News

TWEC awards Operation Round Up local grants

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative’s  Community Trust Board awarded $9,600 in Operation Round up grants this month to 10 local organizations.  They are: o City of Bertha - $1,200 toward playground resurfacing; o Bluffton Fire & Resc More...

Sights on eye clinic

The Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting during the open house at Staples Eye Clinic, with new owners Seth and Brooke Dokken, chamber members and customers. More...

Artful Market gallery night

David Rickert was the featured artist during the first gallery night at the Artful Market in Staples. He has moved some of his paintings from David’s Art Gallery, on 2nd Ave. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Stop teen dating violence

Statistics show that one in three teenage girls have experienced violence in a dating relationship. One in five teens in a serious relationship reported they were hit, slapped or pushed by their partner.  More...

Region Five reports on Sustainable Communities Regional Plan grant

Update #1   More...

Life Currents

‘The Seduction’

  The seducer and the wife exchange glances in “The Seduction,” one of the segments of “A Night of Theatre” produced by Lamplighter Community Theatre. More...

Student Achievement

PHILIP SMITHLEY, Staples, has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul for Fall, 2011. More...

“Laugh & Live Well” Women’s Expo at CLC

Lakewood Health System (LHS) will hold its fourth biennial Laugh & Live Well Women’s Expo on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Lakes College in Staples. More...

Sports

Cardinals clinch Mid State title

The Staples Motley girls basketball team shook off a conference loss and played a steady game in defeating Pequot Lakes 74-68 on Feb. 9. More...

Myers earns pro golf card

Brandon Myers, a 2006 graduate of Staples Motley High School, gained his tour card on Jan. 20 for the 2012 season on the National Pro Golf Tour. More...

Longbella, Auger boost Cards to two road wins

Grant Longbella scored 20 points in one game and Seth Augher scored 22 the next night as the Staples Motley boys basketball team defeated two non-conference opponents on the road, Osakis 71-62 on Feb. 10 and Pine River-Backus 60-58 on Feb. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

TODD COUNTY TAX FORFEITED LAND AUCTION

March 2, 2012

Notice is Hereby Given that Todd County will sell to the highest bidders, the following described parcels of land which have been forfeited to the Sate of Minnesota for non-payment of taxes. More...

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...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Date: January 4, 2012   More...