May 17, 2012 RSS feed / News

Residents enjoying new Care Center rooms

Construction has started at the Lakewood Health System Care Center, part of the Revitalize campaign to update the center.  “We want it to be more like a home,” said Pam Olson, Quality Improvement Director for Senior Services. More...

New pilot

Mark Smith, right, of rural Motley Cloud, the pilot examiner, and Darrel became a private pilot April 29. With Janson, Wadena, flight instructor. (Submitted Smith are Steven Anderson, left, St. More...

Three area burglaries

And one was still there

The Todd County Sheriff’s Office investigated three area burglaries.  On May 7, at a residence on 320th Street west of Browerville, thieves forced entry into a trailer home, stealing copper piping, outboard motor and fishing equipment valu More...

Security options given for Wadena courthouse

At the May 8 county board meeting, Tony Stoll, architect with BHH Partners, Perham, presented six options for new Wadena County Courthouse security measures to be constructed and installed.  Commissioners and an audience of 22 staff, court admin More...

Animal incidents on Staples Police report

Between May 2 and May 12, Staples Police transported five stray dogs and a stray cat to the Staples Vet Clinic and took one neglected dog to the clinic. Police also responded to a report of three loose dogs showing aggression towards a resident. More...

Reed joins MMFCU as business loan officer

Mid- Minnesota Federal Credit Union announces the addition of Joe Reed as Business Services Loan Officer.  More...

Tri-County Health Care awarded grant

Tri-County Health Care  Medical Emergency Services (EMS) department has been awarded a $17,815 grant from the CentraCare  Health Foundation in St.  Cloud. More...

Staples’ AARP tax-aide site busier than ever

Volunteers file nearly 200 returns

This was the third year that Jerry Jasmer of Staples volunteered to assist area seniors and low-tomoderate income taxpayers with their taxes; part of the free tax-aide program available through AARP.  Other volunteers at the Staples tax-aide sit More...

Many enjoy ‘Cooking for One’

Duane Lund, right, shares his new Wilson suggested cooking for one. More...

North/South Corridor and Overpass construction update

Mike Klasen, construction services with WSB & Associates, Inc., has provided the following update for the work to be done in the next couple of weeks on the North/South Corridor and Overpass project.  Grading Work   More...

Staples recieves safe routes to schools planning grant

Staples was among the recipients of this year’s Safe Routes to School planning grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  The planning grant will be implemented by Region Five, which will analyze existing conditions, gather pu More...

Search ends in tragedy

Late Monday afternoon, May 7, the Todd County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a missing person from a residence on County Road 77 in Bartlett Twp. The reporting party advised that Vincent Sellnow, 28, had left the residence on an ATV. More...

Small groups propel resilient region plan

Spontaneous small groups gave input into the Region Five Resilient Region plan at a consortium meeting on May 8. More...

CLC Staples campus graduation

Mary Stangle-Hess of Staples, above center, was part of the college graduation processional at the Central Lakes College Staples campus commencement exercise held May 9. More...

Lakewood re-designated Level 3 Trauma Center

The Minnesota Department of Health recently re-designated Lakewood as a Level 3 trauma hospital. Lakewood and staff participated in the intense re-designation process to remain part of Minnesota’s statewide trauma system.  More...

Leadercast

Over 200 people gathered in the Staples Motley The event is sponsored locally by LEAP. More...

Waldahl won’t seek reelection

During the May 8 county board meeting, Commissioner Lane Waldahl announced that he had decided not to seek re-election in 2012.  Waldahl represents District One, which is all of Wadena Township and the City of Wadena east of Jefferson Street and More...

Yelp for help: tools businesses can use

The University of Minnesota Extension recently offered several workshops in the area. More...

Evergreen Hill Cemetery planning for the future

The Evergreen Hill Cemetery Board had a wild year in 2011. When the cemetery opened in May, several of the water lines had failed due to old age. A private citizen came to the rescue to provide funding to repair the lines.  More...

CLC makes top 120 list again

Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, for the second straight year has been named one of the top 120 community colleges in the United States.  More...