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Crow Wing Currents

Minnesota Cattlemen’s Association still going strong

Promoting beef cattle in North Central MN for 50 years

For nearly half a century, the Minnesota Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) has played a significant role in promoting the beef industry in the north central part of the state.  More...

Opinion

Preserving innovation in rural Minnesota

From opening our first E15 station, to blending higher amounts of biodiesel, to developing processes to make renewable fuel out of new feed stocks, Minnesota is leading the way and driving the next generation of renewable fuels.  More...

Political Cartoon

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These new laws were effective January 1

The following is a listing of selected new laws passed during the 2013 legislative session that take effect Jan. More...

Life Currents

Staples Girl Scouts visit LHS

Staples Girl Scout Troop 993 visited Lakewood Health System Hospital Dec. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Joe and Marina Schoeberl of Park Rapids, a baby girl, Ferrah Edyn weighing eight pounds, nine ounces on Dec. More...

Todd County Farm Bill biologist

Pheasants Forever has hired Sabin Adams as the Farm Bill biologist serving Todd County.  More...

Sports

Richfield hands Cards their first loss

The Staples Motley girls basketball team fell cold in the second half of a 60-54 loss to Richfield on Jan. 3. The team fell to 8-1 as they head into the second half of the season.  More...

Cards win Mid State game on the road

The Staples Motley boys basketball team moved to 2-1 in the Mid State Conference with a 61-52 win over Pequot Lakes Patriots on Jan. More...

Wrestlers come back strong

It took two days for the Staples Motley wrestling team to get back into the swing of things after the Christmas break.  The Cardinals were not so sharp in a triangular meet against Park Rapids and Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus on Jan. More...

Rural accident leaves one dead, two in hospital

David Shoquist, 53, of rural Cushing, was killed in a two vehicle accident on Jan. 6, at the intersection of 400th Street and Norris Road, near Little Fish Trap Lake in Todd County.  More...

Two priests on sexual offenders list served at local churches

Two priests who served at local churches were included on a list, recently released by the St Cloud Diocese of Catholic Church clergy who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. More...

First baby is family’s third New Year’s baby

Bently Devere Borders is the New Year’s Baby, for 2014, born at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. The hospital had four babies born on Dec. 31, but Bently was the only baby born on Jan. More...

 

News

Depot Fund Drive nears $20,000

As the New Year dawned, the Staples Historical Society’s fund drive to assist in second floor renovation and in the installation of an elevator at the historic Northern Pacific Depot approached a total just shy of $20,000.  More...

FFA officer training

Two 2013-14 Minnesota FFA State Officers visited Staples Motley High School late in 2013 to meet and train officers in the Staples Motley FFA chapter. More...

Bemidji man arrested near Motley for drug possession

Nearly 118 grams seized

Anthony Allen Zimmerman, 55, of Bemidji was arrested near Motley Dec. More...

Letters

Todd County warmth

We have experienced a cold Christmas season this year; however the warmth shown by the people of Todd County generated hope and a boost of spirits for many.  More...

Current Happenings

Lamplighter Theatre auditions for ‘The Imaginary Invalid’

Lamplighter Community Theatre will hold auditions at 7 p.m., Jan. 13 and 14, for a March production of “The Imaginary Invalid,” a three act comedy by Moliere.  Auditions will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 4th St. More...

Reading program begins

“Make Tracks to Your Library is Great River Regional Library’s Winter Reading Program.  The program began at all 32 library locations on Jan. 2 and will end Saturday, Feb. 22. More...

Educational Opportunities

January 13   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP Mon., Jan. 13, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care/refreshments provided. More...

Obituaries

Ruth DeVine

Ruth Agnes DeVine, 91, of Kerrville, Texas died Dec. 13, 2013 at her daughter’s residence. A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd. Visitation is one hour before services. More...

Joyce Erickson

Joyce Arlene (Johnson) Erickson, 71, Staples, died Jan. 5, 2014, at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at 1 p.m., at Staples United Methodist Church with Rev. More...

Raymond Lucas

Raymond Lucas, Jr., 64, of Motley died January 5, 2014 at his home.  Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Staples with Pastor Barry Klein officiating. Visitation is Thursday, Jan. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

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...

NOTICE BECKER TOWNSHIP SPECIAL MEETING

Becker Township will be having a special meeting on January 14, 2014 at the Town Hall to work on a road maintenance plan at 5:30 p.m.  The public is encouraged to attend. Regular meeting will follow at 7:00 p.m. More...