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New hospice room is family friendly

The new hospice room at the Lakewood Health Care Center in Staples proved its value from the very first patient to use it. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Cold weather conditions affect area fishing opener

With temperatures in the 30’s and 40’s, ice still on the lakes and strong wind gusts, “it wasn’t the best fishing opener in Minnesota history,” seemed to be the consensus of people in the Lincoln Lakes area. More...

Slow opener

Melissa and Jeff Garlie, owners of The Landing restaurant on Lake Alexander, said this was the slowest fishing opener (in terms of business) that they’d experienced since opening their restaura More...

Pillager/SM students plant trees along Long Prairie River

Phase two in solving erosion problem in Motley

Someday, when they drive along Hwy 10 near the Long Prairie River in Motley, local high school students will be able to say they helped stop erosion in that area. More...

Letters

Dad’s story

Thanks for taking the time to share Dad’s story.  More...

Current Happenings

Lions donate mower for cemetery

The Staples Host Lions Club donated $3,500 to the Evergreen Hill Cemetery Board to purchase this Husqvarna lawn mower from Miller True Value in Staples. More...

Landscape Design class at Staples library

Adults are invited to a Landscape Design class at the Staples Public Library on Thursday, May 30, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  More...

Evergreen Hill Cemetery opens

The sexton and grounds- keeper began work May 6 at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples.  The cemetery board will continue to work on the water lines and plan to have more faucets available for use Memorial Day weekend. More...

Life Currents

Volunteers honored

Lakewood Health System volunteers were honored with an open house on April 29. Pictured, LHS Senior Services Director Dan Donohue visits with volunteers. More...

National EMS week is May 19-25

The National EMS Week is a time for all of us to take a moment to thank all of the people involved in our Emergency Medical Services, commonly known as EMS. More...

Cubs celebrate May Day

Staples Motley Cub Scouts from Pack 61 visited hospital patients at Lakewood Health System May 1. The first, second and third grade scouts presented patients with hand-made May Day baskets with tissue flowers. More...

Sports

Cardinals win six of seven games in busy week

The Staples Motley baseball team played seven games in seven days starting May 7. They won six of those games to move their overall record to 10-4 and 9-3 in the Mid State Conference.  More...

Girls track team just misses state

The Staples Motley girls track and field team finished just 20 points away from a trip to the True Team State Track and Field meet, finishing second in the section meet on May 7.  Scoring for the meet is 40 points for first place, one point for More...

Quast leads quad of allconference

Kyle Quast shot a round of 77 and was the top finisher for the Staples Motley boys golf team as four Cardinals achieved all-conference status at the Mid State Conference tournament on May 13 at The Vintage in Staples. More...

Sebeka bank complies with county

After refusing to abide by the terms of its agreement with Wadena County over the foreclosed and taxforfeited property of the former Sebeka American Legion, the First National Bank of Sebeka has come into compliance with its pact made with Wadena Cou More...

Todd County awards highway bid

At the May 7 meeting, the Todd County Board awarded a substantial contract to Tri-County Paving of Little Falls, the low bidder, for repairs and reconstruction of parts of CSAHs 9, 21, 23 and 24. Tri- County Paving’s bid was $2,756,252 . More...

Hello, Readers,

This week, May 13-17, is  National Bike to Work Week. Locally, the Staples  Area Friends of the  More...

 

News

Counties take two steps forward and no steps backward protecting groundwater resources

Protecting and preserving groundwater is critically important in Central Minnesota, particularly in the sand plain areas of Hubbard, Wadena, Todd and Ottertail counties. More...

Peter Achermann’s 86th birthday would be May 21

Leader man missing since July 24, 2009

On July 24, 2009, Peter Achermann left his residence in the Leader area to run errands and was last seen on Warner Rd. by the Crow Wing River bridge between noon and 1 p.m. More...

Choosing ACRE or DCP

The extension of the 2008 Farm Bill opens up the decision to participate in either of the safety net programs: the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program or the Direct and Countercyclical Program (DCP). More...

Opinion

The personal became political in reversal on same-sex marriage

In the end, the personal and the political were not to be disentangled. More...

Minnesota Senate passes same sex marriage bill

The Democrat controlled Minnesota State  Senate passed House File 1054, a bill that would allow for same-sex marriages in Minnesota. 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

May 16   RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM CAPTAIN’S MTG Thurs., May 16, 6 p.m., Lakewood Health System’s main campus, Staples. Committee mtg to follow. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Kennedy

Dorothy Kennedy, 85, of Staples, died May 6, 2013 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  Funeral services were held May 10 at the Staples United Methodist Church, with Pastor Mark Bateson officiating. More...

Frank Pesta, Jr.

Frank Pesta, Jr., 85, of Eagle Bend, died May 7, 2013 at his home.  Funeral services were held May 13 at Shepherd of the Valley Church in Clarissa with Pastor Melissa Ehrhardt officiating. More...

Norman Maloney

Norman Maloney, 72, of Wadena, died May 11, 2013 at the Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena.  Funeral services will be held Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church in Deer Creek. Visitation is May 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. More...

TODD COUNTY GENERAL NOTICE TO CONTROL OR ERADICATE NOXIOUS WEEDS

Notice is hereby given this 13th day of May, 2013, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 18.83, Subdivision 1 (2009), that all persons in Todd County, Minnesota, shall control or eradicate all noxious weeds on land the More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Date: May 9, 2013   More...