March 8, 2012 RSS feed / News

Don Niles announces candidacy in District 9A

Wadena City Council member Don Niles announced his candidacy for the Minnesota House of Representatives District 9A running as a member of the DemocraticFarmer- Labor party. More...

Taking the Polar Bear Plunge

Gaven’s Gangsters, top photo, raised over $1,500 by taking the Polar Bear Plunge presented by law enforcement for Special Olympics at Breezy Point March 3. More...

Todd County DFL Convention Mar. 10

The Todd County DFL will hold its County Unit Convention on March 10 in Browerville. Delegates to the convention were selected at the DFL precinct caucuses that were held on Feb. 7.  More...

Todd County recession statistics examined

A review of the Todd County Social Service recession statistics reveals a steady trend of increase in Food Support and Medical Assistance for households. More...

Entertainment added to SEDA priority list

The Staples Economic Development Authority board put entertainment as a priority to improve the community’s livability. More...

Staples artist to be featured on ‘Common Ground’

Artist Pam Collins of Staples will be featured on Lakeland Public Television’s “Common Ground,” Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. and again on Tuesday, March 20, at 12:30 p.m. on Lakeland Plus. More...

Renewable fertilizer, heating at ag expo

The University of Minnesota is developing a way of using wind power to create ammonia fertilizer out of water and the nitrogen in the air. More...

Former bank manager admits to stealing $80,000 from bank

On March 5 in federal court in St. Paul, the former vice president and branch manager of the Star Bank in Bertha, admitted to stealing $80,000 from the bank. More...

Registration is open for online biofuels course

Central Lakes College is offering an introduction to biofuels production and processing as an online course this spring with a March 12 deadline for registration.  More...

Ingebrigtsen seeks election in new Dist. 8

Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen announced that he will seek election in the new Minnesota State Senate District  8, following changes made due to legislative redistricting. More...

Hard at work

Roy W. Anderson, 89, of Staples, shoveled at least eight inches of snow off his sidewalk Feb. 29, following the winter storm that hit the area the evening before and continued throughout the next morning. More...

Maple Hill Adult Day Services now open

Nancy Judd of rural Browerville has just opened Maple Hill Adult Day Services. More...

Goettig and commissioners disagree over scope of duties

that lasted about 45 minutes about the scope of Goettig’s work. The discussion was not resolved regarding whether employees could meet with Goettig.  More...