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Long Prairie woman arrested for stabbing

On Sept. 4, at approximately 10 p.m., the Todd County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a domestic situation at Camp S’mores, on U.S. 71 near Long Prairie. More...

St. James Cemetery and Shrine bingo and raffle

Sunday, Sept. 15, Philbrook  2 p.m.: bingo, with raffle to follow  • Proceeds go to the upkeep of the former St. James Catholic Church and the St. James Cemetery, which is still used as an active cemetery.   More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Donna Miller, pianist, recounts 68 years of ministry at Staples UMC

After 68 years of playing piano at Staples United Methodist Church, Donna Miller decided it was time to retire and join her husband, Pat, in the family pew. More...

‘Northwind Grocery,’ owned by Nevis family, opens in Motley

Northwind Grocery in Motley, formerly known as Two Rivers Grocery, is now open for business. The Halik family of Nevis took over ownership approximately three weeks ago. More...

Motley man arrested following domestic situation

On Sept. 2, Staples Police assisted the Motley Police Department with a report of a man who threatened his wife with a gun. The incident occurred at 216 Morrison St. E. in Motley. More...

Current Happenings

Staples Historical Society annual meeting Sept. 17

The Staples Historical Society will meet Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Staples Depot. After the meeting at 7 p.m. Paul Lundborg, former pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples, will be the presenter.  More...

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Motley School media center.  More...

Lakewood to host Chronic Conditions Workshop

Lakewood Health System will host a six-week workshop titled, ‘Living Well with Chronic Conditions.’  It will be offered Sept. 25 and October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, from 1 - 3:30 p.m. at Lakewood Manor, 222 5th St. NE in Staples. More...

Obituaries

Christopher Stone

Christopher D. Stone, 52, of Staples, died Sept. 8 at Staples. A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. Arrangements are with the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. More...

Susan Koepke

Susan “Susie” Ann Koepke, 66 of Verndale, formerly of Luck, Wisc., died Aug. 31, 2013.  Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services, Baxter.  More...

Johnnie Mudick

Johnnie F. Mudick, 97, of Motley, died Sept. 3, 2013 at the Lakewood Care Center, Staples.  Funeral Services were held Sept. 7 at the Motley Free Methodist Church. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held August 20, 2013   CALL TO ORDER  More...

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.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage More...

Freshwater Education District

Minutes of the Governing Board of Education of Freshwater Education District August 28, 2013   CALL TO ORDER at 6:30 p.m. by C. Hasbargen, Vice-Chair  More...

School opens with increased numbers, opportunities

The Staples Motley School District started with approximately 40 more students than last year, most of the increase showing up at the high school.  Preliminary numbers show this year’s grades 9, 10 and 11 have the biggest gains, with 20 mo More...

Courthouse repair disrupts Wadena County business

Beginning Aug. 27, county employees arriving for work have been met by earsplitting noise from jackhammers used by construction workers trying to remove concrete panels from the outside walls of the courthouse.  More...

Smiths to celebrate 100 years of St. James Cemetery in Philbrook

The Smith family started the St. More...

 

News

Todd County Board learns state levy limit

At a work session that followed the Sept. More...

Whiskey Creek Film Festival, Sept. 13-19

For the eighth year, the Whiskey Creek Film Festival returns to the Cozy Theater in Wadena from Sept. 13 to 19. “The festival features film as art,” according to More...

Minnesota Supreme Court and local judges in Wadena Oct. 8

Minnesota residents in the Wadena area are invited to meet the Minnesota Supreme Court and local judges during an informal community dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in Wadena. More...

Opinion

Health Reform 101: Can you be denied coverage after Jan. 1, 2014?

In addition to expanded benefits sets that will be required in all plans sold during Open Enrollment beginning October 1, 2013, health insurance companies can no longer deny coverage based on past or current health issues.  More...

Consumer contact center for MNsure opens

A source for consumers seeking answers about health coverage through the MNsure

MNsure’s Executive Director, April Todd-Malmlov, announced the opening of MNsure’s customer Contact Center, which will provide support for Minnesotans with questions about securing health coverage through MNsure, Minnesota’s new hea More...

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Life Currents

Paine-Santos named Nurse-Caregiver of Year

Katie Paine- Santos, RN Coordinator for Lakewood Care Center’s Memory Care Unit was recently named Nurse - Caregiver of the Year by Care Providers of Minnesota. More...

National school lunch program guidelines

The Minnesota Department of Education has announced the household income guidelines established by the U.S. More...

New care coordinators at LHS

Amanda Mithun, MSMFT and Sommer Oslund, MSSW, LICSW, both Social Services Care Coordinators, are the newest members of Lakewood’s Reflections Behavioral Health Unit. More...

Sports

Cardinal CC teams relying on top two

The Staples Motley cross country teams competed at Wadena- Deer Creek on Sept. 3 and at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Sept. 9. More...

Tennis team faces three tough rivals

It was rivals week for the Staples Motley tennis team as they played three of the top teams in the area who have been challenging the Cardinals in the past few years. More...

Cardinals fall to PR

The Staples Motley volleyball team lost three straight to Park Rapids on Sept. 5, the home opener. Despite being close in each game the Cardinals struggled as soon as they had a chance to take a lead.  More...