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Wadena County Board fills two top jobs

EDITOR’S NOTE: It was learned that both candidates More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Drivers compete for cash, trophies, at demo derby

The Spring Fling Demo Derby, held at the Motley Fairgrounds May 3, went really well, according to Jason Olson, vice president of the Motley Fair Board.  “We had good turnout,” Olson shared recently. More...

Hazel Dell Library, Leader area, seeks volunteers, board members

Informational mtg May 14; new hours begin June 3

Hazel Dell Library in Leader will hold a meeting at the library Wednesday, May 14, at 5:30 p.m. More...

Two vehicle crash in Motley

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to and investigated a two-vehicle crash with injuries on Hwy 10 and Mill Pond Street in Motley May 5, at approximately 8:21 a.m. More...

Current Happenings

Free bicycle helmets for children

The Lakewood Health System Foundation will be distributing free bicycle helmets to area children as part of its an annual “Helmets Worth Wearing” program.  More...

1,000 books read before kindergarten

During the Preschool Open House and Registration at the Motley Family Center on April 15, Drake and Danika Holmberg (above) and Samuel Roiko (right) were recognized for reading and recording 1,000 books read before they reach kindergarten age.  More...

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program   Suggested donation: $4. Call between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations. Menus are subject to change.  Staples 894-2556  Serving at 11:45 a.m. sharp. Meals served with bread, and milk. More...

Obituaries

Lynn Spencer

Lynn Spencer, 76 of Wadena, died May 3, 2014 at his home.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 9 at St. John Lutheran Church in Wadena with Reverend Stephen Meltzer presiding. Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Sadie Tramm

Sadie Marie Tramm, 96 of Staples, died April 27, 2014 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 17 at the Staples United Methodist Church in Staples with Pastor Greg Ciesluk officiating. More...

Mable Barnett

Mable Barnett, 88, of Pillager, died April 29, 2014 at her home.  Funeral services were held May 6 at Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd. Burial was at the Bridgeman Cemetery in Motley.  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 Special General Election

TO THE VOTERS OF TODD COUNTY, STATE OF MINNESOTA:   Notice is hereby given that a Special General Election will be held in the following polling places within Todd County:  • Bartlett Township at Township Hall, 46246 County Road 11&nbs More...

TODD COUNTY GENERAL NOTICE TO CONTROL OR ERADICATE NOXIOUS WEEDS

Notice is hereby given this 5th day of May, 2014, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 18.83, Subdivision 1 (2009), that all persons in Todd County, Minnesota, shall control or eradicate all noxious weeds on land they occupy or are required to mai More...

Ray Gildow is governor’s guide for fishing opener

People in the Staples area know Ray Gildow as an educator, community supporter and coach. His professional credentials include fishing guide, author and television talk show host. More...

Taxes, schools, lack of activities, cited as roadblocks

Four realtors told the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) Board that some people were choosing not to buy houses in Staples because of high taxes, the perception of a poor school district and lack of shopping and entertainment. The  More...

 

News

Running for office? Candidate filing runs May 20-June 3

Candidates for cities, school district, file July 29 - Aug. 3

Individuals interested in running for most public offices in Minnesota in 2014, have less than a month before the start of the official candidate filing period which runs May 20-June 3. More...

Observing ‘National Day of Prayer’

A number of people (including pastors and members of several local churches) met at Staples City Hall May 1, to participate in the National Day of  Prayer. More...

Unauthorized signs not allowed on rights of way

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reminds citizens that placing unauthorized signs and other objects on state highway rights of way is illegal and can be dangerous.  More...

Opinion

Mothers hold special place in our hearts

My Mom is the best because she knows me really well. She knows my favorite food, color, animal and Star Wars character. The most important lesson she has ever taught me is to do the right thing when nobody is looking. More...

Get outdoors and experience Minnesota

The canoe paddle in your hands dips into glassy water near Ely. A loon call breaks the quiet. More...

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Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Jesse and Danielle Marohn of Brainerd, a baby boy, Finnegan James weighing seven pounds on April 30, 2014.  Born to Anmar and Chrystal Alshatarat of Brainerd, twin boys, More...

Nashville author guest speaker at LAPS event

Over 500 people attended the recent Lakes Area  Pregnancy Support Center’s (LAPS) annual fundraising banquet at Cragun’s in Brainerd.  Guest speaker for the event was Kirk Walden from Nashville, Tenn. More...

Albrecht named chairman of MNCUN Board of Direct.

Mid- Minnesota Federal Credit Union President Chuck Albrecht was named Chairman of the Minnesota Credit Union Network Board of Directors at the organization’s Annual Meeting and Convention, April 25-26, in Bloomington.  Albrecht will serve More...

Sports

Baseball team on both sides of doubleheader sweeps

The Staples Motley baseball team dropped a pair against Perham on April 29 but came back to win two games at Crosby- Ironton on May 1. More...

Winning streak extended with 10th inning rally

The Staples Motley softball team scored four runs in the 10th inning to defeat Wadena-Deer Creek in the first game of a doubleheader on May 2, keeping alive a winning streak in which the Cardinals swept three straight doubleheaders. More...

Israelson earns first place in pre-section golf meet

Emily Israelson finished at the top of the May 5 presection meet at Sartell’s Blackberry Ridge Golf Course, winning by five strokes with a score of 74 for 18 holes. More...