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Seth Neidhardt elevates his game playing to TV’s ‘Wheel Of Fortune’

Seth Neidhardt loves games. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Everett Sowers of Motley, 88, walks 900 miles a year

“Dr. Freeman says I’m the healthiest guy in Motley,” said 88-year-old Everett (Ev) Sowers recently at his home on Postel Drive.  Actually, he’s 88-and-ahalf, Ev points out. More...

Holiday program performed at Motley Elementary School

The traditional Christmas story about the birth of Christ was told during the Motley Elementary School’s Christmas program, “Beneath a Shining Star,” performed by students in grades K - two. More...

Many cultures celebrated

Motley Elementary School students in grades three - five recently performed “ December in our Town.” The holiday program, directed by music teacher Carrie Johnson, celebrated several December holiday traditions, including Hanukkah, Christ More...

Current Happenings

Volunteers needed at Hands of Hope Center

Hands of Hope Resource Center is a non-profit agency that provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and general crime in Morrison and Todd counties.  More...

Snow fox

This snow sculpture was spotted by Barb Christiansen when she went to Olson Feeds in Staples on Dec. 6. It was a self feeder that was tipped up against a wall and the snow fell on it just that way, making Christiansen think it looked like a fox. More...

Lions offer free community meal

A Community Christmas Appreciation Dinner will be offered at no charge at the Staples Motley High School cafeteria Saturday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  The Staples Host Lions is sponsoring and serving the meal. More...

Obituaries

Phyllis Neisess

Phyllis J. Neisess, 77, died Dec. 6, 2013 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. More...

Richard Ryan

Richard Bernard Ryan, 91 of Oceanside, Calif., formerly of Staples, died Nov. 24, 2012.  Funeral services were held Dec. 4, 2012, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Oceanside. More...

Rosalie Ryan

Rosalie Ann Ryan 88, of Oceanside, Calif. died Nov. 16, 2013.  Funeral services were held Dec. 6 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Oceanside. Burial was at the at the Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery in Oceanside.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of  Commissioners held  November 19, 2013   CALL TO ORDER  More...

Freshwater Education District

Minutes of the  Governing Board of Education of Freshwater  Education District  #6004 November 26, 2013   CALL TO ORDER at 6:30 p.m. by R. Thalmann, Chair  More...

NOTICE OF FILING FOR STAPLES TOWNSHIP

Staples Township is accepting filings for:  One (1) Supervisor for a three (3) year term  One (1) Treasurer for a one (1) year term and  Two (2) Clerks for two (2) year terms   The filing period for these offices opens at the home More...

Blessing resigns from county board

The list of Todd County officials who are resigning effective Dec. More...

Sun halo

What looked like a rainbow ring around the sun drew the attention of people in the area Dec. 5. The colorful phenomenon is what’s known as a sun halo and it is caused by ice crystals in the clouds. More...

Health care info. sessions Dec. 12 at LHS

No doubt you have heard about some of the recent changes in health care insurance. Between MNsure, the Affordable Care Act and everything else health care reform-related, the options and questions that arise can be overwhelming. More...

 

News

Amtrak travelers enjoy unexpected layover in Staples

A four-hour stop in Staples, Minnesota hadn’t been on their travel itinerary, but two Amtrak passengers from the West Coast made the most of their unexpected layover Dec. 7. More...

Ethanol industry expects growth, says ND plant CEO

The corn based ethanol industry expects to continue supplying major amounts of fuel to the nation and would like be able to increase production so that more vehicles have the opportunity to run on corn.More than 40 people braved a cold, snowy day to More...

Wadena County is getting closer to making a county coordinator decision

At the Dec. 3 board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners agreed to make a decision about the county coordinator position they have been discussing for years. The vote may be taken on Friday, Dec. 6, at a special board meeting.  More...

Opinion

Repeal all three B2B taxes as first step relief

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce renewed its call for the 2014 Legislature to repeal all three sales taxes on businessto business services, following the recent budget forecast that showed a surplus of $1.08 billion for the two-year budget cycle tha More...

Gov. Dayton’s statement on the budget forecast

Governor Mark Dayton released the following statement regarding Minnesota’s December Budget Forecast:  “The new Budget Forecast, projecting an additional surplus of over a billion dollars during the current biennium, is great news fo More...

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Life Currents

Teacher earns STAR award

Tracey Kloeckl-Jimenez, a Spanish teacher at Central Lakes College, was recently honored by the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures as a STAR Award recipient.  STAR Awards are given to world language educators who demonst More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Jeremy and Jodi Reeck of Staples, a baby boy, Connor Robert weighing eight pounds, one ounce on Nov. More...

‘Marshmallow World’

The Staples classes were part of the show “Elf” presented by the Music General Dancers Dec. 7 at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. More...

Sports

Boys hoops team fast breaks way to first win

The Staples Motley boys basketball team got their offense revved up by scoring 86 points in a loss at Park Rapids on Dec. More...

Wrestlers come alive at NYM quadrangular

The Staples Motley wrestling team made a big splash with a small team at the New York Mills quadrangular meet on Dec. More...

Cardinals win two on the road

The Staples Motley girls basketball team won two road games, at Wadena- Deer Creek on Dec. 3 and at Park Rapids on Dec. 6, to start the season with a 3-0 record.  Team results   More...