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Wind storm whips through Motley and Pillager

Feeling overwhelmed Kimberly Tessmer of Pillager, had only lived at her house on Fir Ave. and West 1st St. for a month when a severe storm took down several trees on the property Sept. 4. More...

Boats need to operate at slow no-wake speeds

With Morrison County receiving significant rainfall recently, Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel is again reminding area boaters to operate their watercraft at slow no-wake speeds whenever possible on area lakes.  More...

Motley Police, Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office transported Jeremy Gallati, 23, from the Staples Police Department to the Morrison County Jail Sept. 2. More...

Current Happenings

9th Annual Whiskey Creek Film Festival Sept. 12-18

The 9th annual Whiskey Creek Festival will be held at the Cozy Theatre in Wadena from Friday, September 12 through Thursday, September 18. The Whiskey Creek Film Festival Association produces the Festival each year.  More...

Reaching 1,000 books

The Staples Motley Early Childhood Coalition has announced another 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten winner. Amber Dregney, daughter of Jim and Sara, was awarded her prize and certificate on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. More...

Educational Opportunities

September 13   PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS offered at Tri-County Health Care, Wadena, Saturday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. For info., to register, 218-632-8781.  September 15   More...

Sports

Domogalla completes mental and physical challenge of full triathlon

After swimming, biking and running for more than 11 hours, Justin Domogalla figured he was about a mile and a half from the finish line.  “I said there is about 13 minutes left and told myself go as hard as you can the last 13 minutes. More...

Bendson, Iverson pick up wins

Kylie Bendson and Jenessa Iverson were both winners in a dual swim meet against Detroit Lakes on Sept. 4. Bendson won the 50 yard freestyle in 28.65 seconds and Iverson won the 100 yard backstroke in 1:07. More...

Berggren scores twice in football loss

Hunter Berggren scored two long touchdowns for the Staples Motley football team in their loss Sept. 5 to Pelican Rapids, an 83 yard run in the third quarter and an 80 yard fumble return in the fourth quarter. More...

Storm topples trees, home damage minimal

Thunderstorms and an 80 mile per hour wind swept through Staples early in the morning on Sept. 4, toppling hundreds of trees and large limbs in the area. More...

‘What ever happened to...?’

Ken Andersen to speak at SHAS Centennial

Reporter’s note: “What ever happened to...?” is a periodic column which highlights stories of alumni from schools in Motley, Pillager and Staples.   More...

 

News

Awards celebration tickets available

Tickets are now available for the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation Community Service Awards Celebration. The event is Thursday, Oct. 9, at Ted & Gen’s, Aldrich.  The social begins at 5:45 p.m., buffet dinner is at 6:30 p.m. More...

Todd County mulls over increase in 2015 budget

It wasn’t exactly good news that the commissioners encountered during their budget work session Sept. More...

Sacred Heart Area School to celebrate Centennial Sept. 12 - 14

Several events planned, public invited

Sacred Heart Area School in Staples, which opened its doors to the community Sept. 14, 1914, will celebrate its Centennial anniversary over three days beginning Friday, Sept. More...

Opinion

Memorial Museum is open at Ground Zero

The sight of throngs of people milling about Ground Zero so freely, in a spirit of wonder and recreation, is a pleasant shock upon arrival at the National September 11 Memorial Museum, now a booming part of the tourist season. More...

‘Cross at Ground Zero’: History or state religion?

At a time when Americans are deeply divided over the meaning of “separation of church and state,” a ruling from the 2nd U.S.  Circuit Court of Appeals last month provides a much-needed case study in how the First Amendment’s es More...

Memories of Sacred Heart School, from student to contributor

Since the time I attended Sacred Heart School, 1935 - 1943, there were few, if any physical changes to the building since originally built in 1924. More...

Life Currents

All state music students and coaches

The Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) hosted its annual all state music camps August 4-9. High school students from around the state auditioned for a position in all state choir, band, jazz band or orchestra. More...

Bain, Carpenter

Kayla Bain, daughter of Russell and Kelly Bain of Wadena; and Jason Carpenter, son of Jerald and Joanne Carpenter of Staples, announce their engagement.  Kayla is a 2005 graduate of Wadena-Deer Creek High School; and Jason is a 1998 graduate of More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Ashley Dawson of Backus, a baby boy, Emryn Alexavier Thane weighing six pounds on Aug. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

TODD COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 215 First Ave. South Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347 320-732-4420  PUBLIC NOTICE   Notice is hereby given that on Thursday September 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. More...

Todd County Commissioners

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held August 19, 2014   CALL TO ORDER  More...