March 14, 2013 RSS feed / News

Crimestoppers program starts at care center

First International Bank & Trust has entered into a partnership with Lakewood Care Center in Staples to bring the Senior Crimestoppers program to the care facility.  On Feb. More...

Pfarr gives tools to fight barriers to poverty

Understanding the cultural and language differences between people living in poverty and those living in the middle class could be a key in uniting the classes to help alleviate poverty, according to Jodi Pfarr.  More...

Public summoned to trial

Cast named for Lamplighter Theatre’s dinner show

One injurious judge.  Two loquacious lawyers.  Ten wacky witnesses.  “Sandbag, Stage Left, or One Dead Dolly” is a zany parody of courtroom movies and TV shows. More...

Union contract with Wadena County

Pictured from left, are Human Resource Consultant Cheryl Goettig, Wadena County Board Chair Dave Hillukka, Deputy Auditor/Treasurer Tammy Lupkes and union representative Perry Schmitt as they signed the contract with International Union of Operating More...

Farm Service Agency new micro loan program

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Glenn Schafer reminds Minnesota agricultural producers or those who wish to become involved in production agriculture of the new micro loan program available through FSA.  More...

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Wadena Board visits HHS facilities March 7

During a special meeting held March  7, all five Wadena County Commissioners visited six of the many health and human services (HHS) facilities funded in part by county dollars, licensed by the county and/or serving county residents as clients.& More...

Septic ordinance changes planned

Currently Todd County septic ordinances are based on Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) Rule 7080 which provides the baseline statutes for counties choosing to administer a septic program. More...

Women of Today events

There will be two informational meetings for anyone in the Staples and Motley area who want to learn more about the Women of Today:  • Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 p.m., at Giovanni’s Pizza in Staples.  • Thursday, March 28, 6:30 More...

Environmental congress wants citizen input

The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board (EQB) will hold its Environmental Congress on Friday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, Bloomington. More...

Morrison Cty law enforcement reports

Reports from the Motley Police Department and the Morrison County Sheriff’s office included one arrest, citations for speeding and a theft. More...

Melting snowpack won’t help drought; floods predicted

Melting winter snowfall won’t do much to alleviate the extremely dry soil conditions across Minnesota, even if some areas experience spring flooding, said Greg Spoden, the state climatologist.   More...

Economic development loan funds available

Nearly 20 years ago, Todd- Wadena Electric Cooperative (TWEC) was awarded a $400,000 grant from the Rural Electrification Act (REA, now Rural Utilities Services-RUS) for the purpose of economic development. More...

Todd Board approves canoe landing

The Todd County Board of Commissioners met on March 5 and approved a cooperative agreement with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for the development of a public water access to the Long Prairie River, including a canoe landing in S More...

Next step for LPEP

For people who want to work on poverty reducing projects, the next meeting of the Leadership Capacity Building team will be Wednesday, March 20, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Town’s Edge Restaurant in Staples.  More...

Team Huber for MDA

At the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Muscle Walk on Feb. 16 in Moorhead, Team Huber included, from left, Laura Vukelich, Eric Huber, Kyle Huber, Lori Huber, Brian Huber and Darlean Pierce. More...

MN Dept. of Commerce warns about on-line payday loan offers

Payday lending and short- term consumer loans have nearly doubled in the past five years, reaching a high of 350,000 in 2011. More...

Modern technology fuels old scams

Scams and scam artists have been around for hundreds of years. For instance, in the early 1820s,  Gregor MacGregor, a Scottish soldier, arrived in  England claiming that he was the Prince of Poyais.  More...

Minnesota Open Meeting Law

Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law (Minn. Statutes, Chap. More...

Cross country ski trails

Groomed cross country skiing trails at The Vintage golf course are made for both traditional skis, above, and skate style skiing, below. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)   More...

Minnesota’s Women of Today president Anderson turns her focus to the Staples and Motley area

While still in the middle of a year- long term as President of the Minnesota Women of Today, Nicky Anderson moved her family and decided to start a chapter in Staples and Motley. More...

Drought diminishes as snow melts

The area of Minnesota’s landscape in severe to extreme drought diminished during February, dropping from 84 percent of the state’s landscape to under 70 percent. More...

Inside the Outdoors

An open water vacation

One of the ailments whose cure won’t be found at the nearest pharmacy is cabin fever. More...