February 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SnoDaze candidates and class captains

In a new twist on SnoDaze royalty, Staples Motley High School named class captains for each grade and paired them with a senior couple who will team up with them for SnoDaze activities. More...

Golf course group moves forward one week

The group that is looking to purchase The Vintage golf course with a shareholders model fell short of their pledge goal but may be able to move forward anyway.  At a Feb. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

After 60 years, Jim Ackerson has retired

Longtime May Township Grader Operator recognized for his work

“There’s no man that could have as much fun in life as I have,” said James (Jim) Ackerson of rural Motley recently. More...

Local 4-H’ers do well at Project Bowl Invitational at University of MN, Crookston

Local 4-H teams from Cass and Wadena counties competed in the Northern Minnesota Project Bowl Invitational Feb. 1, at the University of Minnesota Crookston.  More...

Two-vehicle crash, citations, reported by Motley Police Dept.

The Motley Police Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 210 east of Motley the morning of Feb. 5. There were no injuries.  More...

Letters

Way to go, Motley City Council

The Motley City Council has voted to bring back the Comprehensive Plan with the Region Five Commission leading the meetings. They will be held each month at the Motley City Hall. The next meeting is Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.  More...

Current Happenings

Guest clinician to be featured at concert

Consistency is widely considered to be a good thing, yet sometimes when things have been constant for a while, it can be good to change things up a bit.  On Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. More...

Mark Your Calendar

February 14   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., Feb. 14, 4 p.m., Northern Pines, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218- 631-1714.  AA MTG, Fri., Feb. 14, noon, Motley Free Methodist Church. For more info., 218-630-8976. More...

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program  Suggested donation: $4. Call between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations.   More...

Obituaries

Caroline Macho

Caroline Macho, 78, formerly of Wadena, died Feb. 13, 2014 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17 at the St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Bluegrass. Visitation is Sunday, Feb. More...

Herbert Carlson

Herbert J. Carlson, 85, of Roseville, died Feb. 6, 2014. Funeral services were held Feb. 10 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Roseville. Burial was in Ft. Snelling National Veterans Cemetery. More...

Lawerence Cooper

Lawerence F. Cooper, Sr. of Motley, died Feb. 4, 2014 at his home.  Funeral services were held Feb. 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...

TODD COUNTY 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 MORAN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF AUDIT

The Moran Township Annual Board of Audit Meeting will be held Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the town hall.  Teresa Wagner, Clerk   More...

Breaking News - 2/12/2014 10:59 PM

Last push to save golf course - Free Access

The group working to purchase The Vintage golf course has set one last deadline with the hope of raising another $60,000 to meet their original goal of $150,000 by Feb. 22, or they will not make the purchase. More...

Moran Township petitions to leave hospital district

Moran Township has decided they want to leave the Lakewood Health System’s United Hospital District because of an uneven distribution of the municipalities on the board and the possibility of being responsible for hospital debt.  More...

Magic principal

Staples Motley High School students were challenged to raise money for Pennies for Patients with various “rewards” offered by the staff for reaching certain levels. More...

 

News

SuperAmerica receives top franchise award

Out of all the SuperAmerica franchise locations, the Staples store has been named the ‘Top Mystery Shop Franchise’ for 2013.  More...

Speech team third at Perham

The Staples Motley Speech team traveled to Perham on Feb 8. Every Staples Motley speaker that competed came out with an award, and the team placed third over-all. More...

Roberts visualizes her way to spelling bee win

Sophia Roberts didn’t seem any more nervous than the other contestants at the District Spelling Bee on Jan. 30 but inside she was terrified. “I almost passed out every time they gave me a word,” said Roberts. More...

Opinion

What is happening to health care in the U.S.?

Lakewood Health System

Why is the best health care in the world, aspired to by royalty, dictators and the extreme wealthy world-wide, being changed in radical ways? When did the old health care start evolving into this new health care?  More...

Farmers raise questions about propane shortage

Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) is calling for increased action at the state and federal levels to deal with Minnesota’s ongoing propane shortage crisis. Minnesota farmers and rural residents need real answers.  More...

Random Acts of Kindness Week report (so far)

Last week in the “Hello, Readers” column on the front page, I noted that this week, Feb. 10-16, is Random Acts of Kindness Week. I invited readers to share their stories with us. More...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Kerry and Rachel Krumwiede of Pine River, a baby girl, Allison Hadley weighing seven pounds, 12 ounes on Jan. More...

Student Achievements

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MOORHEAD, recently announced its 2013 Fall Semester Dean’s List. To qualify, students must maintain a 3.25 or higher grade point average while completing a minimum of 12 graded credits.  More...

CLC fall honors list

Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, has announced its 2013 Fall Semester Honors List. To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.75 while enrolled in at least 12 credits. More...

Sports

Lund’s rebound basket nips Pillager

The Staples Motley boys basketball team won a thrilling 66-64 game against Pillager on Feb. 7, then lost two close contests against Bertha- Hewitt, 60-57, on Feb. 8 and Detroit Lakes, 73-63, on Feb. 10.  More...

Wrestlers fall in section tournament

The Staples Motley wrestling team lost in the first round of the Section 6A wrestling tournament Feb. 11, falling to the host team, West Central Area 51- 16. The wrestlers will compete in the individual section tournament Feb. More...

Girls win one, lose one in the last seconds

The Staples Motley girls basketball team played two games against conference rivals that both came down to the last shot, losing to Pequot Lakes 64-63 on Feb. 6 and defeating Detroit Lakes in overtime, 54-52 on Feb. 10.  More...