August 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Few attend Wadena County hearing

The annual statutorily required public hearing on the local option sales tax attracted nine people when it was held at the Wadena County Courthouse Monday night, Aug. 11.  More...

Local Primary Election Results

The top two candidates will stand for election Nov. 4  Todd County Sheriff  Don Asmus .......... 1,555 Jon Barber ..................184 Kevin Langer ..............398   More...

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Motley Rodeo and NBHA, August 9, Motley Fairgrounds

Saddle bronc event Colton Thorson of Fergus Falls competed at the Motley Rodeo Aug. 9 and received a score of 68 in the saddle bronc event. More...

MPD, MCSO law enforcement reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office include:  MPD   The MPD assisted at a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwys 210 and 10 in Motley Aug. 6. No apparent injuries. More...

Opinion

No text is worth losing your life or taking one

Whether it is sending a text, reading an email, or changing stations on the radio, it only takes a moment of distraction to cause a tragedy. More...

Making the business case for rural America

These days, it seems like it’s easier than ever to turn a good idea into reality. This is the era of Kickstarter, where entrepreneurs can connect with potential investors at the click of a button.  More...

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Life Currents

1940 Homecoming queen coming for Railroad Days parade

Don Dravis is Grand Marshal

Juleen Wrede Bush, the first ever homecoming queen for Staples High  School is coming home for the Staples Railroad Days parade at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. More...

Veterans recognized

At their concert in Staples Aug. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Joseph and Holly Chase of Crosslake, a baby girl, Charley Marie weighing five pounds, one ounce on Aug. More...

Sports

Abundant water is no sure thing

Inside the Outdoors

Minnesotans have a special relationship with water. More...

Fall sports practices are underway

Staples Motley student athletes have started their fall practices, with football, volleyball, cross country, tennis and swimming teams all getting ready for their first competition. The tennis team has their first tournament on Wed., Aug. More...

Minnesota Trappers ed. class

The Minnesota Trappers Association is holding a Trappers Education Course Tuesday, August 19 and Wednesday, August 20 (classroom) from 6 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, August 23 (Field Day) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Who has filed for local offices?

Filing for local offices closed Aug. 12. These candidates will be placed on the Nov. 4 ballot.  Staples Motley School Board   More...

Rodeo kick-off

Courtney Otto of Marshall (above), the 2014 Minnesota Rodeo Association (MRA) Queen, helped kick off the Motley Rodeo Aug. 9, by displaying the American flag during the playing of the National Anthem. The rodeo was held Aug. More...

Hearings set for solid waste and public works

Two public hearings were set during the regular Todd County Commissioners’ meeting Aug. 5.  Solid waste   More...

 

News

Lefty remembered for all he brought to Staples

When Loren “ Lefty” Cameron was laid to rest on Aug. 7, his family found out how much he meant to the people of Staples. More...

‘True West’ performances

Tonight, Thursday, Aug. 14, is the second performance of the Sam Shepard play “True West” which opened last night at Centennial Auditorium, Staples. The show is a character study of the relationship between brothers. More...

Lane closures on Hwy. 64 by Motley, Poplar

Motorists may encounter delays on Highway 64 between Highway 210 in Motley and 60th Street SW in Poplar as segments of the road are reduced to a single lane began Aug. More...

Current Happenings

Husband and wife acoustic rock duo to perform at ‘Music in the Park’ in Staples

Elizabeth Juergens & Jeremy Boxhorn to close series

Local husband and wife duo Elizabeth Juergens & Jeremy Boxhorn will perform at Music in the Park concert series in Staples on Sunday, August 17, at 7 p.m. This is the final concert in the series, which has run for six Sundays.  More...

Genealogy Workshop August 21

The Wadena County Historical Society will host a Beginning Genealogy Workshop on Thursday, Aug. 21 from 7-9 p.m. at the Wadena County Museum. More...

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program 218-894-2556  Suggested donation: $4. More...

Obituaries

Arthur Trout

Arthur Trout, 88, of Browerville, died Aug. 9, 2014 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples, surrounded by his family.  Funeral services were held Aug. 13 at St. More...

Kathy Odden

Kathy Lynn Odden, 58, of Staples, died Aug. 10, 2014 at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.  Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Aug. 15 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples, with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating. More...

Marlys Wood

Marlys Marie Wood, 78, of Wadena and formerly of Verndale and Hewitt, died Aug. 7, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.  Funeral service were held Aug. 13 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena with Pastor Nate Loer officiating. More...

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Pubic Notices

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 con More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

July 15, 2014   CALL TO ORDER  The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 15th day of July, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. More...