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Todd County annex renovations to take six months

At the Todd County Health and Human Services (HHS) board meeting on Jan. 15 commissioners and the public learned the timeline for the renovation of Annex I and Annex II in Long Prairie.  More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

‘What ever happened to...?’

Kathy Edin, 1980 SHS graduate, now Harvard Professor

Reporter’s note: “What ever happened to...?” is a periodic column which highlights stories of alumni from schools in Motley, Pillager and Staples. Dr. More...

Tad and LuAnn Hoefs open ‘Motley Hardware’

Since opening Motley Hardware last December, more than one customer has told him, “We are so thankful that you bought this business and that it didn’t close like the one in Randall,” Tad Hoefs said recently. More...

Open House rescheduled

Pillager School’s Grand Opening Celebration has been rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 25, from 5:30 - 8 p.m.  The free event includes a cake reception and tours of the new secondary addition.  More...

Current Happenings

Festival of Health set in Wadena

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the year’s biggest health fair in Wadena. The 23rd annual February Festival of Health is a community wide health fair to be held Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. More...

More changes at Staples Eye Clinic

In less than one year, Seth and Brooke Dokken have made significant changes to the Staples Eye Clinic at 222 4th St. NE.  They completely remodeled the interior, with new floors, walls and ceilings. More...

LCT sets auditions for next play

Lamplighter Community Theatre will hold auditions from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Feb. More...

Obituaries

Wilbur Self

Wilbur Self, 73, of Dassel, died Jan. 26, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m., at the Staples Assembly of God Church with Pastor Roy Miles officiating. More...

Richard Breitling

Richard J. Breitling, 90, of Verndale,died Jan. 17, 2013 at the Lakewood Health System in Staples.  A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena, with Pastor Nate Loer officiating. More...

Dorothy Newcomb

Dorothy Genevieve Newcomb, 82, died Jan. 14, 2013, at the Elim Home in Princeton.  Funeral services were held Jan. 19 at St. James Catholic Church in Randall, with Fr. Jimmy Joseph officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held on December 28, 2012   More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE PRIVATE   More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE PRIVATE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBTAND IDENTITY OF THEORIGINAL CREDITORWITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOTAFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. More...

Task force evaluates community center use

The Staples Community Center Task Force has come to the conclusion that big changes will need to be made if the building is to regain its purpose as a center of activity in Staples.  More...

Wadena County board considers hiring coordinator

At a first- of- its- kind work session on Jan. 17 the Wadena County Board of Commissioners held a serious discussion about whether to restructure the way the county operates. No decisions were made. More...

Selling on the stage

Staples Motley High School seniors Ashley Jenniges and Seth Auger display merchandise as Roger Houselog, Wendel Bernstrom and Dean Ogg auction it off at the Dollars For Scholars Auction on Jan. 21. More...

 

News

Cowboy bar is next big project for Ligneel

Lloyd Ligneel’s career has taken him on many interesting paths, but he has come back to the place he started as a policeman nearly 30 years ago. Ligneel has opened the White Horse Saloon in Staples, on the corner of 4th St. NE and Highway 10. More...

Grid soil sampling workshop is Feb. 12

Grid soil sampling is rapidly becoming a widely accepted practice for use with precision placement of commercial fertilizers. What about the concept of using this technology for use in distributing manure? More...

LPEP wall signs get responses

Below are some samples of what people in the community have said about poverty in advance of the Leadership Partnering to End Poverty (LPEP) program in Staples.  LPEP volunteers have put orange signes in different places in the Staples and Motle More...

Opinion

Dayton, Thissen, Bakk: Moving state forward

Minnesotans were given a clear choice between two very different visions for the future of our state in this last election and the results speak for themselves. More...

Reports of newspapers dying are exaggerated

Back in 1897, James  Ross Clemens was ill. Notso careful passing on of information resulted in word that Samuel Langhorne  Clemens, better known by his pen name of Mark  Twain, was dying in London. More...

Menus

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program   Suggested donation: $3.85. Call between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations.   Menus are subject to change.  Staples 894-2556  Serving at 11:45 a.m. sharp. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

January 25   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  January 28   More...

Life Currents

Donation to SHAS

The Knights of Columbus recently presented Sacred Heart Area School with a check for $4,500, which came from profits from the raffle calendar sales made by the Knights and the school families. More...

‘Own Your Future’ in senior years

Minnesotans’ biggest concern about their retirement years is losing health and needing care, according to results of the 2012 State Fair Survey of Retirement and Long-term Care. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Tony and Sheri Shaefer of Brainerd, a baby boy, Colin Michael weighing six pounds, 11 ounces on Jan. More...

Sports

Pearson hits 1,000 points in big victory

The Staples Motley girls basketball team took control of the Mid State Conference race with a decisive 81-58 win against Pequot Lakes on Jan. 17. It was the first conference loss for Pequot Lakes, while the Cardinals are now 6-0. On Jan. More...

Cardinals finish fifth at Don Dravis Duals

The Staples Motley wrestling team had some great performances but as a team could not quite tip the scales in their favor as they lost on a tiebreaker in a dual meet at Wadena-Deer Creek on Jan. More...

Boys hoops team stays at .500 in four games

The Staples Motley boy’s basketball team bounced back from a 71-57 loss to Pillager on Jan. 14 to win two straight, against Osakis, 77-66 at home on Jan. 15, and at Park Rapids, 69-59 on Jan. 18. More...