February 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Crow Wing Currents

‘Working Out’ film features stories of Leader area residents

Internationally recognized artist and filmmaker Mara Adamitz Scrupe is hoping her documentary, “Working Out,” will help introduce the Leader area to an audience far beyond Cass County. “ We have high hopes of entering this into the More...

Assessment concerns voiced at Motley mtg

Concerns about the proposed 2012 Streets and Utilities Improvements project in Motley were voiced during the public forum portion of the regular Motley City Council meeting held Feb. 14.  More...

Story time at MES

Pam Collins of Staples stopped by Motley Elementary School Feb. 16, to read to students in Mrs. Blowers’ first grade classroom, an activity sponsored by the Staples Public Library. More...

Letters

Our children need leaders

I am a paraprofessional sub at Staples Elementary school. I don’t work very often but when I do I am always amazed. Why? you ask. Because of everything that teachers, and support staff go through on a daily basis.  More...

C.A.R.E. success

C. A. R. E Ministry has been in action for almost four years. We have been privileged to serve hundreds of people from our area as well as transient travelers. More...

Current Happenings

Home buying season workshop for residents

Buying a home is a major investment. A homebuyer education program coming to Wadena offers the chance to be informed before you buy.  More...

Crow Wing Wild 4-H Club

The Crow Wing Wild 4-H Club meets the first Sunday of every month and is open to new members. The next meeting is Mar. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Congregational Church in Staples. More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

Obituaries

Howard Kropuenske

Howard David Kropuenske, 41, of Motley, died Feb. 15, 2012, at home.  Funeral services were held Feb. 20, at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Staples. More...

Clistia Owen

Clistia A. Owen, 86, of Staples, died Feb. 15, 2012, at the Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  Funeral services were held Feb. 18 at the Motley United Methodist Church. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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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 conditions of the following described mortgage:&nbs More...

Public Notice: County Ditch #28

Notice is given by means of this legal newspaper that a Public Informational Meeting will be held on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Task force to look at community center

The Staples City Council approved the formation of a task force to come up with ideas for improving the Staples Community Center.  At the Feb. More...

Growing community tries Local Foods College

Gardening in the Staples area could be blooming this summer. More than a dozen interested gardeners and farmers have been attending the Local Foods College at Central Lakes College in Staples, the largest group of all the classes held in Minnesota. More...

 

News

People are bricks and mortar of community

We usually think of buildings as the bricks and mortar infrastructure of a community. While it would be difficult to identify a community without structures, it really is the people who define community. More...

Pit bulls run loose; woman arrested twice

On Feb. 17, at 7:30 a.m., Staples Police observed a pit bull standing in the 600 block of Wisconsin Ave SE. The dog became very aggressive when police tried to catch it. It was joined by a male pit bull and they ran to an area near Pine Grove Park. More...

Five Wings Arts Council announces new members

The Five Wings Arts Council, serving the five counties of Wadena, Todd, Morrison, Crow Wing and Cass, announces the addition of two new council members and the 2012 council president.  More...

Life Currents

Student Achievements

THE UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS, ST. PAUL, has announced its 2011 fall semester Dean’s List. To qualify, students must post grade point averages of at least 3.50. More...

Showing their support

Approximately 180 people attended a fundraiser dinner at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples Feb. 19, to help raise money for the Central Minnesota Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C. More...

Engagement

Simonson, Zager

Dr. Richard Simonson of Staples announces the engagement and upcoming wedding of his daughter, Heidi Simonson, to David Zager, son of Susan Feterman and the late William Zager of Setauket, N.Y.  More...

Sports

Boy’s hoops team wins one, falls short on road

The Staples Motley boys basketball team won going away when Verndale came to town Feb. 16 and put up a fight in losing to conference leader Detroit Lakes on Feb. 17. More...

Cardinals stay on winning track

The Staples Motley girls basketball team got three big wins against winning teams, at Detroit Lakes on Feb.14, at home against Duluth East on Feb. 17 and at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Feb. 20. More...

Hunting license, stamp increases will face political flak

Inside the Outdoors

Having “ mat u red” enough to have voted in 10 U.S. presidential elections, and many mid-term elections, I’ve developed a reaction to these events that is not unlike what happens when you put your hand on a hot stove. More...