April 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Courthouse roof debated again

At the April 3 Todd County Commissioners meeting, the commissioners voted to go ahead with plans for a new roof on the historic courthouse even though the Minnesota Historical Society is opposed to it.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Car accident leaves Jesse Nelson’s body, but not his spirit, paralyzed

Benefit for Leader native is Sunday, April 15

October 21, 2010. It’s a day that changed Jesse Nelson’s life forever and set him on a journey he never dreamed of taking... a journey filled with hospital beds, countless therapy sessions; and near-constant pain. More...

Construction for new day care/early childhood center in Motley has begun

Construction is underway for the new “Little Cardinals Academy” day care/early childhood center which will be located at  District #2170’s school site in Motley.  The estimated date of completion is June 1, said Jim Christ More...

Future site of Motley Family Center

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Letters

Librarian appreciated

This week is National School Library Week. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our district Librarian, Gloria Palmer, for her time and dedication to our school libraries.  More...

Reward for info on vandalism

I am writing this letter because of the vandalism done at The Vintage golf course on Easter Sunday.  This is at least the fourth time that I can remember this happening and every time it really saddens me and angers me at the same time.  More...

Redistricting

Redistricting put Senator Paul Gazelka in District 10 as the only incumbent state senator. I thought he’d run for re-election there, especially since it’s now leaning more Republican than before. More...

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Senior Nutrition Program   Anyone is welcome to a wholesome, nutritious meal at the nutrition site. Suggested donation: $3.50. Just call the phone number below between 8: 30 a. m. and noon the day before for reservations. More...

Life Currents

Birthday bonanza

AJ Bienusa, left, poses with the of Town’s Edge Restaurant, where the food that was collected for his birthday birthday party was held. More...

Staples Library offers history programs

John Wolak to present “Railroad History Comes to Life” at depot

The Staples Public Library is presenting the following programs.  April 22 - Railroad History Comes to Life   All ages are invited to the historic Staples Depot on Hwy. More...

Bienusa’s birthday gift of generosity for food shelf

AJ Bienusa threw a big birthday party this year. More...

Sports

Track teams take part in indoor meet

The Cardinal track team started the season with an indoor meet at Concordia College, in Moorhead on April 3. Their first outdoor meet will be held on Monday, April 16 at Wadena-Deer Creek.  More...

Girls golf team performs in cold, windy weather

The Staples Motley girls golf team opened their season at the Moorhead Invite on April 10, placing fourth while playing 18 holes on a brisk, windy day at The Meadows in Moorhead.  More...

Like a fish out of water

A painting or drawing is often best appreciated from a distance. You frame it, carefully place a hook or nail in a wall to support it, and when it’s been hung, adjust it to make sure it’s straight and level. More...

Hydroponic production expands at Ag Center

Barry Thoele keeps growing his vision to create locally grown vegetables year-round.  This winter he took over some unused space at the Central Lakes College Ag and Energy Center building to expand his hydroponic operations and learn how to grow More...

Staples Cinema struggles with switch to digital

At some point this summer, Gordy  Rosenthal expects he won’t be able to get any more movies at Staples Cinema.  “They told us in December that it would be hard to get film prints,” said Rosenthal. More...

 

News

Robotics team improves through teamwork

The First Robotic Cardinal was not shut out this year.  After experiencing mechanical problems at last year’s First Robotics competition, the Staples  Motley robotics team was successful in this year’s task, a combination of bas More...

Redistricting proposed for Todd County Commissioners

Bartlett, Iona and Burleen townships in Todd County could be moved to different commissioner districts if a proposed plan is approved.  A public hearing is set for 9 a. More...

City council meeting cancelled this week

The Staples City Council decided to cancel their regular April 10 meeting because a lack of agenda items.  More...

Opinion

Educating Congress on ostomy products

Many Americans have never heard of the nursing specialty Certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing ( CWOCN). If asked, the majority would have no idea where to locate a CWOCN (www.wocn.org). This fact is no different in Congress.  More...

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Current Happenings

Grad Blast nabs cash

Pat Williams represents the Staples Lisa Wick, Mark Blessing and Mike Host Lions Club in donating $1,000 to Weyer. More...

Don Shelby to speak at ‘Men’s Night Out’

Tri-  County  Health  Care’s annual “Men’s  Night Out” program will be held on  Monday, April 23 at the Wadena Memorial Auditorium. More...

SM School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Motley school media center.  More...

Obituaries

Fayne Hall

Fayne Lucille Hall, 90, of Brainerd died April 8, 2012 at Good Samaritan Village-Bethany in Brainerd. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Brainerd with Rev. Dr. Ed Morgan officiating. More...

Dennis Horn

Dennis “ Swordfish” Horn, 64 , of Pillager, died at the Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples, on April 4, 2012.  Funeral services were held April 7, at First Lutheran Church, in Pillager. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

ASSESSMENT NOTICE MORAN TOWNSHIP

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Appeal and Equalization for Moran Township shall meet on April 26, 2012, 1:00 p.m., at the Township Hall. More...

TODD COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 215 First Ave. South Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347 320-732-4420

PUBLIC NOTICE   Notice is hereby given that on Thursday April 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. More...

NOTICE POPLAR TOWNSHIP ROAD REVIEW

Poplar Township Road Review will be April 21, 2012, starting at the Leader Community Hall at 9:00 a.m.  Hope Johnson, Clerk 14pnc   More...