March 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Seven arrested in Hewitt drug raid

Seven individuals were arrested after authorities seized methamphetamine and cash during raids on two homes in Hewitt on March 3.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Motley Police, Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports include vehicle violations

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included a hit and run accident, speeding citations and a home invasion by siblings who entered the home by mistake. More...

‘Sahara Nights’ opens March 14, Centennial Auditorium

Motley Staples Middle School will present their spring play, “Sahara Nights,” Friday, March 14, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 16, 2 p.m., at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. More...

Dress rehearsal

Motley Staples Middle School students had a dress rehearsal March 10, for their play, “Sahara  Nights” which will be presented Friday, March 14, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 16, 2 p.m., at Centennial  Auditorium in Staples. More...

Current Happenings

MNsure enrollment assistance at library

MNsure enrollment assistance will be offered at the Staples Public Library, 122 6th St. NE, Staples, on Wednesday, Mar. 19 and Wednesday, Mar. 26. Both run from 1-5 p.m. More...

Geritol Frolics seeks singers and dancers

Singers and dancers ge 55 and over who have a desire to perform are invited to audition for the popular musical variety show known as the Geritol Frolics which enters its 11th season at Franklin Arts Center. The show will open on Oct. 16, 2014.  More...

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, Mar. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Staples Motley High School media center.  More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Fread

Dorothy Fread, 94 of Staples, died March 6, 2014, at Harmony House in Motley.  Funeral services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Home of Staples.  More...

Elizabeth Eastman

Elizabeth “Liz” Ann Eastman, 69 of Battle Lake, died Feb. 19, 2014, at the Mayo Clinic Hospice in Phoenix, Ariz. surrounded by family and friends.  A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. More...

Elvira Traff

Elvira M. Traff, 99, died March 8, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society Bethany, Brainerd. Funeral services were held March 13, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society Bethany Chapel. Arrangements were with the Nelson- Doran Funeral Home and Crematory in Brainerd. 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...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held February 18, 2014   CALL TO ORDER  More...

Wadena board divided over coordinator location

On March 4, Wadena County commissioners heard a detailed proposal for reorganizing some of the upper-level and lowerlevel courthouse spaces to create an office for the new county coordinator who is expected to be hired by May 1.  More...

Tip nets meth arrests at Staples Amtrak

On March 3, the Staples Police Department received a report of an individual traveling from the state of Washington to Staples on the Amtrak train, who was thought to be in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine. More...

Todd County commissioners hire new HHS director

At the March 4 Todd County Board meeting, commissioners approved the hiring of three people to replace employees who had retired or resigned. More...

 

News

March 21 workshop for vegetable growers

Area vegetable growers and any interested citizens are invited to attend the Organic Management Workshop at the Verndale Community Center on Friday, March 21, from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., to hear a diversity of speakers talk about systems for smaller comm More...

2014 Todd Dairy Princesses and Ambassadors selected

The Todd County American Dairy Association held its 2014 Dairy Princess Banquet and Coronation on March 8, 2014 at the Browerville Community Center.  More...

Farmers Union directors meeting

Minnesota Farmers Union’s (MFU) full board of directors met Feb. 22 in  More...

Opinion

Finally, a Farm Bill

After nearly four years of work, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2014 Farm Bill conference report (H.R. 2642) with a bipartisan 251-166 vote on Jan. 29.  More...

School is building good habits, relationships

A couple of weeks ago, at a staff meeting, I ended with, “Oh yeah, I signed the contract, so we can continue moving forward.”   More...

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Life Currents

Community invited to take a ‘Pregnant Pause’

Pregnant women, spouses, women thinking about getting pregnant, partners, friends, family and other supportive community members are invited to take a ‘Pregnant Pause’ on Saturday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

Lakewood receives March of Dimes Grant

Lakewood Health System (LHS) received a community grant from the March of Dimes to fund its ‘Better Beginnings’ program. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Berit Amundson and Brenner Perryman of Staples, a baby girl, Olive Marie weighing seven pounds, 11 ounces on Feb. More...

Sports

Disappointing end to great girls season

The Staples Motley girls basketball team lost to Sauk Centre in the Section 6AA Sub-Section final, 52-38 on March 11. More...

Snow goose too much of a good thing

Inside the Outdoors

Sometimes on our life’s journey we acquire beliefs we consider “gospel,” which we come to believe almost absolutely and are unlikely to question. More...