November 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Five more employees resign from Todd County service

At the Nov. 5 county board meeting, Todd County Commissioners accepted the resignations of five more employees, three of whom were resigning because of the board’s termination of the retiree health insurance benefit on Dec. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Veterans Day celebrated in Motley and Pillager

Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance Motley Elementary School students recited “The Pledge of Allegiance” at the Veterans Day program in Motley Nov. More...

Two-vehicle collision on Hwy 64 causes major traffic back-up

Careless driving contributed to a two-vehicle accident on Hwy 64 Nov. More...

L. Falls man injured in corn picker accident

On Nov. 12, at approximately 12:25 p.m., the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a male that had his arms stuck in a corn picker.  More...

Letters

Hats off to public schools

American Education Week, Nov. 18-22 is a great time to thank everyone that works or volunteers in any school. More...

Current Happenings

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...

Highway clean-up

The Todd County Area Jaycees cleaned up their section of Highway 64 north of Motley on Nov. 2 for their Adopt- A-Highway project. Jaycees Samantha Fischer, left, and Megan Haber participated along with Susanna Lamusga, not pictured. More...

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Staples Motley High School media center.  More...

Obituaries

George Hague

George B. Hague, 72, of Leader, died Nov. 9, 2013 at Lakewood Hospital in Staples.  Funeral services were held Nov. 13, 2013 at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples. More...

Charlotte Folkestad

Charlotte Folkestad, 91 of Wadena died Nov. 9, 2013 at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena.  More...

Idamarie Kolpack

Idamarie Kolpack, 89, of Staples, died Nov. 6, 2013.  Funeral services were held Nov. 11 at First Congregational Church in Fargo, N.D.  Arrangements were with the Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home of Fargo.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Board of Commissioners

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd  County Board of Commissioners held  October 15, 2013.   CALL TO ORDER  More...

Thank you, veterans

Staples Elementary student Grace Jennissen gives a thank you letter to veteran Cecil Johnson before shanking his hand during the Veterans Day program at Staples Motley High School on Nov. 11. Veterans recieved multiple thank you cards from students. More...

Wadena County hires coroner

At its Nov. 5 board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners voted to hire Dr. Gregory M. Smith to serve as the new county coroner and medical examiner.  Dr. Smith replaces Dr. Tim Schmitt who served the county for 42 years. Dr. More...

Golf course looking for new owners

Board members of The Vintage golf course in Staples have been informed that the course will not open next year under the current management.  Herb and Gert Domeno, owners of the course, said they have decided not run the course for another year More...

 

News

Arrest made for assault with baseball bat

On Nov. 10, at 1:17 a.m., Staples Police received a call involving an assault with a baseball bat at 202 Wisconsin Ave. SE. More...

Hunting accident near Long Prairie

Mike Dreher of Sauk Rapids was injured and hospitalized in a hunting accident on the first day of the firearm deer hunting season.  More...

Funding for septic system upgrades

Region Five currently offers low interest funding (three percent for 60 months) to landowners that can show repayment ability to repair or replace an existing septic system. More...

Opinion

Why Minnesota needs Farm Bill now

This fall, Congress has an important opportunity to create jobs and grow the economy by passing a long-term, comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill. More...

Farm Bill threatens our right to know

Families who live near or share waterways with large corporate farms or concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have a critical need to know some basic facts about these operations. More...

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Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to James and Rhonda Fox of Browerville, a baby boy, Gregory Eugene weighing seven pounds, three ounces on Nov. More...

In Appreciation

The Board members of Evergreen Hill Cemetery would like to thank the following groups and individuals for their time and equipment for mowing the grass on the north lot of the cemetery:  Staples Fire Department; Staples Rotary Club; Marv Giza; S More...

Top readers

The top readers for the first quarter at Staples Motley High School are: front row, from left, Alexandra Fischer, Mecayla Holmquist, Sarah Holm and Austin Lund; back row, from left, Madisen Gabel, Zach Strickland, Erik Miller and Elijah Sams. More...

Sports

Swim performances result in tears of joy

Jaelin Beachy and Kylie Bendson are headed to the state swim meet after they led the Staples Motley swim team to a record setting performance at the Section 8A meet on Nov. 8-9 in Bemidji. More...

Football awards

Staples Motley football awards were announced with the following winners: Pictured from left, Cardinal Pride - Shawn Deegan, Most Valuable Lineman - Colton Paskewitz, Most Improved - Dillon Massey, Most Valuable Player - Garrett Secora, Most Valuabl More...

Secora named All Conference

Staples Motley football player Garrett Secora was named to the Heart O’ Lakes Conference All Conference team, with teammates Ryan Johnson, Colton Paskewitz and John Lund getting honorable mention.  Secora played both offensive and defensiv More...