October 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Wadena County to seek services of management planning facilitator

At a special meeting held Oct. 16, Wadena County Commissioners acknowledged that they can’t agree on a solution for county governance issues that have been discussed for months: ( 1) should a county coordinator be hired? More...

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Crow Wing Currents

The award-winning Desert Eagle Pistol manufactured in Pillager

If you’re a movie buff, chances are you’ve seen a Desert Eagle Pistol displayed on the big screen... one of several awardwinning firearms manufactured by Magnum Research Inc. at its Pillager facility.   More...

Production building

Magnum Research Inc. has two buildings at its Pillager facility. Pictured above is the 10,000 sq. ft. production building; and shipping and receiving area. The other 8,000 sq. ft. building contains offices and the gunsmithing area. More...

Patented firearms

Ron Atzmiller is the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) at Magnum Research Inc. in Pillager, a company known for the design and development of the Desert Eagle pistol. More...

Current Happenings

Women’s Day Out:

An event for mothers, daughters and best friends

Tri- County Health Care’s annual women’s event is getting a refreshed look this year. The Women’s Day Out event, formally known as “Women’s Night Out” will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 1 -5 p.m. More...

Women’s Chorus offers ‘Soup, Sandwich and a Song’

The Staples Area Women’s Chorus will hold their annual fund raising lunch Saturday, Oct. 26, beginning at 12:30 p.m. More...

Mark Your Calendar

October 25  DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Northern Pines, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631- 1714.  October 29   More...

Obituaries

Hazel Fleisher

Hazel Alice Fleisher, 77, of Staples, died October 21, 2013 at Lakewood Care Center.  Arrangements are with the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.  More...

Sports

Cardinals can’t keep up with Hawley offense

The Staples Motley football team showed some offensive power against a ranked team, but they couldn’t stop the offensive attack of the Hawley Nuggets in a 52-14 loss on Oct. More...

Swim team keeps winning races

The Staples Motley swim team competed at Holdingford on Oct. 10 and Detroit Lakes on Oct. 15. More...

VB team heads to playoffs

The Staples Motley volleyball team played their last regular season game on Oct. 21, losing at New York Mills in straight sets, 35-12, 25-15, 25-9.  Kaitlin Spar led the team with 6 kills and added 2 solo blocks, 1 service ace and 6 digs. More...

Nov. 5 ballot will have two school levy questions

Residents in the Staples Motley School District will have the opportunity on Nov. 5 to vote on two levy referendum questions.  In the first question voters are being asked to continue the referendum currently in place that was approved in 2006. More...

Todd County rejects elected officials’ exemption request

At a special meeting held Oct. More...

A visit from ‘Frosty’

It looked more like Christmas than Halloween Oct. 20, when the first snowfall of the season hit the Staples area. Pictured above, siblings Ethan and Arica Moriak pose by the snowman they built that day near their home on 4th St. NE in Staples. More...

 

News

Pregnancy center is now open in Staples

Lakes Area Pregnancy Support Center (LAPS), a free, church-related center, is now open in Staples. Services include pregnancy tests and information about prenatal development. More...

‘Charting the Future’ could bring changes to CLC

Minnesota State Colleges and University  (MnSCU), the governing body of Central Lakes  College and other statewide colleges, is working on finalizing a new direction for the system, called “Charting the Future.”  The draft More...

Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra features best of Italy in concert

The 39th Season of the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra is set to begin with a resounding Viva L’italia! Conductor Adam Tervola Hultberg from New York Mills, has selected the best of Italy as the theme for the Oct. More...

Opinion

We need ranked choice voting at the national level

Washington, D. C., is more partisan, polarized and broken than ever and new polls show that an overwhelming 78 percent of Americans think our country is headed in the wrong direction. More...

Leaving for the winter?

As the seasons quickly change and we start preparing for winter, many of our residents head for war mer climates. More...

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Life Currents

Meeting Celtic Thunder

Several people from the area were able to meet members of Celtic Thunder, an Irish singing group known for its specials on public television, prior to their show Oct. 20 at the Sanford Center in Bemidji for Lakeland Public Television. More...

Much Appreciated

The Staples Elementary Parent Teacher Connection would like to send a big thank you to everyone who gave their time to make our fall Scholastic Book Fair a big success, as well as to all of those who visited the fair and helped support this event.&nb More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Stephen and Brittany Springer of Henning, a baby girl, Gracie Elizabeth weighing seven pounds, 15 ounces on Oct. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE SPECIAL ELECTION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2170 (STAPLES MOTLEY) STATE OF MINNESOTA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election has been called and will be held in and for Independent School District No. More...

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, November 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. the Todd County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Commissioners Meeting Room, 215 First Ave. More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED PUBLIC NUISANCE ASSESSMENTS

NOTICE is hereby given that the Staples City Council will meet at 7:05 p.m. More...