January 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Wadena Board creates coordinator description

At its Jan. 23 regular meeting, the Wadena County Board spent time going over the revised version of a job description for the new position of county coordinator. The board hopes to hire a county coordinator this spring.  More...

Local legislators meet with Todd Board

At the Jan. 21 county board meeting, local legislators representing Districts 9, 9A and 9B appeared before commissioners to talk about the upcoming Minnesota Legislature session that begins in late February.  More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Faye Pepin, longtime president of the MAFS Board, retires

Over 25 years have passed since Motley resident Faye Pepin first stepped up to the plate to help start the present Motley Area Food Shelf. More...

Food shelf volunteers honor Faye Pepin

Volunteers with the Motley Area Food Shelf (MAFS) gathered recently to honor longtime board member Faye Pepin, who is retiring after more than 25 years.  More...

Free AARP Tax-Aide offered at Sylvan Town Hall

Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4, the AARP Tax-Aide site at the Sylvan Town Hall will be open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. More...

Current Happenings

‘Cover, Cattle, Crops’ is workshop topic Feb. 11

The Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council will hold its 14th annual winter workshop in partnership with “Keep Cattle in Minnesota,” an initiative by the Minnesota Sustainable Farming Association, on Feb. More...

School board work session

The school board and administration of Staples Motley Independent School District 2170 will hold a work session on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in the high school media center.  The topic for this session will be examining operational efficiencies. More...

Festival of Health set for Feb. 1 in Wadena

The 24th annual February Festival of Health is a community-wide health fair to be held Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at M-State’s Wadena campus on Hwy 29.  More...

Obituaries

Lorraine Holm

Lorraine Ingle Holm, 92 of Brainerd and formerly of Staples and Battle Lake, died Jan. 26, 2014, at Essentia St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. More...

Sports

Girls hoops team drops overtime game

The Staples Motley girls basketball team lost their first conference game in two years, a 68-66 overtime thriller at Pequot Lakes on Jan. 25. Before that the Cardinals defeated Parkers Prairie 69-44 on Jan. 21.  More...

Wrestlers compete in triangular, conference

The Staples Motley wrestling team used a total team effort to win against Pelican Rapids 43-34 but lost 41-9 to Bertha-Hewitt/ Verndale in a triangular on Jan. 23. More...

Boys hoops team hits losing skid

The Staples Motley boys basketball team could not overcome a sluggish first half and fell 72-65 to Pierz on Jan. 25, despite a second half comeback.  More...

Golf course group nearly half way to goal

A shareholder model to purchase The Vintage golf club in Staples is nearly half way to the goal of $150,000. To date, the group has collected $62,000.  A meeting for anyone interested in the golf course is set for Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. More...

Peaceful setting

A pristine farmstead setting located along Wadena County Road 23 provides a calming scene on a frosty morning. (Staples World photo by Janice Winter)   More...

School board approves contract with teachers

Teachers in the Staples Motley School District will earn 7.93 percent more over the next two years, thanks to their master contract being approved at the school board’s Jan. 21 meeting. More...

 

News

Mills visits Staples to talk about health care

Congressional candidate Stewart Mills met with about 40 people at a meeting of the Crossroads Conservatives on Jan. 21 at Town’s Edge Restaurant in Staples. Mills is running for U.S. More...

Wadena County Board meets with architect

On Jan. 22, the Wadena County Board held a special meeting to allow commissioners to confer with Seventh District Court personnel, county department heads and the newly-hired architect from BKV Group, Bruce Schwartzman.  More...

Tax help for senior citizens starts Feb. 5

Senior citizens in need of help filing tax returns can get help at the Staples Community Center on Wednesdays starting Feb. More...

Opinion

Patient safety in health care is priority

Lakewood Health System

According to a 2013 study in the Journal of Patient Safety, preventable medical errors are responsible for the deaths of approximately 200,000 people annually. More...

Sunday sales? It’s a free-market discussion

A town hall meeting recently took place in the metro area to discuss whether the state should end its ban on Sunday liquor sales.  I endorse the free market, yet my position has nothing - nada, zilch, zippo - to do with liquor itself.  More...

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Life Currents

Record year for Lakewood’s Obstetrics (OB) Department

The year 2013 was another big one for the Obstetrics (OB) Department at Lakewood Health System.  More...

Five generations

Family members recently gathered for a five generation photo. More...

Dairy Princess candidates sought

The American Dairy Association of Todd County is seeking candidates to participate in this year’s dairy princess/dairy ambassador program.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE TODD-WADENA COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS MEETING

The Todd-Wadena Community Corrections Executive Committee will meet on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 4:30 p.m., at the Wadena County Courthouse, Wadena, Minnesota. Bernice Desotell, Administrative Assistant 4pnc   More...

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF CONTRACT FOR DEED

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NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF CONTRACT FOR DEED

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