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Road report heard by Todd County

As part of the June 25 county board work session, commissioners heard a special presentation from County Engineer Loren Fellbaum about the current state of county roads with numbers 55-107. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Photo of Motley girl survives Vietnam War, gives hope to veteran Charlie Schweigert

Forty-five years after he left Motley and headed to Vietnam, Charlie Schweigert still carried with him the photo of a hometown girl who had faithfully written to him while he served at war. More...

Crow Wing Calendar

July 10   SERENITY SEEKERS AA MTG, Wed., noon, Motley Free Methodist Church. For info., 218-575-2611.  July 14-18   More...

Police reports

The Motley Police Department responded to a report from Burlington Northern of a fire along the tracks near River Rd. E and Hwy 10 in Motley June 24. More...

Current Happenings

Lakewood to sponsor Triathlon for Beginners

A ‘Triathlon for Beginners’ will take place Saturday, July 27, at the Dower Lake recreation area in Staples. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the race at 9:30 a.m.  More...

Getting ready for the Jamboree

Three Boy Scouts from Staples and Motley Troop 61 are participating in the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree at the new Summit-Bechtel Reserve in West Viriginia. More...

Auditions for Verndale summer theater

Auditions for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical production of “Cinderella” will be held from noon-2 p.m., Monday July 22, at the auditorium in the Verndale School.  More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

July 5   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  July 8   LYME DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP MTG Mon., July 8, 6 p.m., Staples Alliance Church. More...

Obituaries

Tiffany Froslee

Tiffany Marie Froslee, 26, of Henning, died June 25, 2013, due to injuries sustained in an automobile crash.  Funeral services were held June 29 at the Vining Lutheran Church in Vining with Pastors Carl Anderson and Dawna Hochstein officiating. More...

Sports

Inside the Outdoors

Rare birds indeed, now no longer rare in Minnesota

Peregrine falcons made news recently, in a story about their amazing return from the brink of extinction and the role that Minnesotans have played in their recovery.  More...

Outdoor recreation

Chris Breitenfeldt sinks a shot on the disc golf left, play a round on June 26. (Staples World course at Dower Lake while he and Matt Schwichten berg, photo by Mark Anderson) More...

Staples Softball Association

Rardin Construction of Nisswa 7, Rosing Wood Cabinets of Pillager 3; Lefty’s Bar 18, Motley Discount Liquor/ Towns Edge 11; DHC/Twisted Sister’s 14, Rardin Construction 4; Lefty’s Bar 20, Rosing Wood Cabinets 2; The Lot Boys 12, Mot More...

SEDA takes first step toward retail incubator

In a move that shows they are committed to downtown Staples, the Staples Economic Development   More...

Summertime water fun

A large crowd gathered at the Dower Lake beach to cool off on June 26. Lifeguards are on duty from 1-5 p.m., weather permitting. At right, Keegan Rausch, right, takes a plunge into the arms of Kirstin Glines while swimming.  More...

Hello, Readers,

Why do we celebrate  Independence Day with sparklers?  “Because John Adams wanted us to,” says slate.com. Adams insisted that fireworks be part of America’s Independence celebration before the  More...

 

News

Criminal sexual charges filed for alcohol-related incidents

The allegation of incidents involving David Wilkes, 20, of Staples, and two boys, 11 and 10 years old, has led to charges against Wilkes of criminal sexual conduct, soliciting a child to engage in sexual conduct, making terroristic threats and giving More...

No charges filed yet for assault in Staples

A man was beaten and hospitalized in Staples, but declined to press charges against the men who assaulted him.  On June 28 at 1:23 a.m., Staples Police officers were dispatched to 1201 8th St. More...

The Olds are new owners at Staples Off Sale liquor

Brian and Tasha Olds, owners of Lefty’s Bar in Staples, recently purchased Staples Off Sale, located right next door to the bar.  “ We bought it June  More...

Opinion

Who signed the Declaration of Indpendence in 1776?

Who was the oldest signer in 1776?How many signers were born in Europe?Which signer had the most children?Which signer was also a musician?What happened on July 4, 1826?Which signer lived the longest?How many signers were also clergymen?Which colony More...

Creating the Declaration

Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation’s most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson’s most enduring monument. More...

Comments on the Charters

Editor’s Note: The U. S. 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. Meals served with bread, and milk. July 8 - July 12 More...

Life Currents

Robinson joins LHS medical provider staff

Corey Robinson, Certified Nurse Practitioner, is the newest member of Lakewood’s medical provider staff.  More...

Five generations

Five generations gathered recently at the home of Frances Christensen in Staples. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Bor n to Samantha Cathey and William Fluegge of Staples, a baby girl, Everly Lynn weighing seven pounds, one ounce on June 21, 2013.  Born to Stephan and Michele Doyle of Braine More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Freshwater Education District

Minutes of the Governing Board of Education of Freshwater Education District June 26, 2013

CALLED TO ORDER - 6:30 p.m. by Rod Thalmann, Chair  More...

Public Notices

TODD COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION 215 1st Ave South, Suite 103 Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347 320-732-4420

PUBLIC NOTICE   Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. More...

NOTICE TOWN OF VILLARD COUNTY OF TODD STATE OF MINNESOTA

Villard Township will be accepting bids until July 8, 2013 for the following road work to be done to a section of 321st Ave and Spruce Road in Villard Township: Reclaiming, Class 5, resurfacing, shouldering and an asphalt patch.  If interested c More...