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Wadena County awards website design contract

After years of saying “no”, Wadena County commissioners said “yes” on  Sept. 16 to a new look and functionality for the county’s website. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Hope for Heart and Hands ministry, Motley

There is hope that  Heart and Hands Ministry  (which operates a thrift store in Motley) may not be closing after all, thanks to a new manager who recently took over.  Located at 217 3rd Ave.  So. More...

Elderly man seriously injured in head-on crash north of Motley

A Golden Valley man was airlifted to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale Sept. 21, following a three-vehicle crash north of Motley that afternoon. As of Sept. 23, he was still in critical condition. More...

Kirchner Law Firm, PLLC, recently opened in Motley

Motley area residents won’t have to drive too far these days if they need to hire a lawyer.  Donald G. More...

Current Happenings

Real Men Sing: The numbers don’t lie

Musical event featuring nearly 600 male voices is set for 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4

With the event about a week away, the registered performers scheduled to attend this year’s annual Real Men Sing climbed to 595. More...

Don’t forget milk, cookies

With nearly 600 men in attendance the Real Men Sing 2014 committee are sharpening their math skills to calculate just how many gallons of milk and dozens of cookies will be prepared for the festival’s snack break this year. More...

Fredrickson to speak at Wadena Elks Lodge

Topic will be about his new book, “A Farm Country Harvest”

Gordon Fredrickson will talk about his book, “A Farm Country Harvest”, on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Wadena Elks Lodge. More...

Obituaries

Jerr y Jackson

Jerry Jackson of Staples died Sept. 22, 2014.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Staples United Methodist Church.  A00006B2014SP25   More...

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson, 57 of Brainerd, died Sept. 18, 2014.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 at the Halvorson- Johnson Funeral Home in Baxter with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. More...

James Braun

James “ Jim” David Braun, 60, of Staples, died Sept. 20, 2014 at his home.  Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Father Joseph Korf, officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held September 2, 2014   CALL TO ORDER  More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

School Board Meeting #3 August 18, 2014 MINUTES   More...

Todd County hears manure complaints

Transportation Sales Tax approved

Could it be the hauling of pig manure that is causing some citizens in Leslie Township to be ill?  Citizen Deb Dowell thinks it is and she said as much during the public comment session of the regular meeting of the Todd County Commissioners on More...

Four injured in three-vehicle crash

One man was airlifted to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale and three others received non-life threatening injuries following a three-vehicle crash on Sept. 21, approximately five miles north of Motley on Hwy 64. More...

2014 Staples Motley High School Homecoming Court

The royal court gathered for a photo following the coronation of Queen Nikki Edin and King Joe Hess held at Centennial Auditorium Sept. 21. More...

 

News

Highway intersection accident

On Sept. 18, at 5:27 p.m., Staples Police responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 10 and 4th Street NE. A vehicle driven by Sara Kempenich of Staples struck a vehicle driven by Kassie Martin of Staples. More...

Bike accident requires medical attention

On Sept. 15, a Staples Police officer was flagged down at the intersection of 4th St. NE and 2nd Ave. NE for a medical situation. A male fell off his bike and hit his head. The male was conscious and alert. More...

Todd Sheriff wants to use social media

MIS Director Chris Pelzer along with Sheriff Don Asmus and Investigator Chris Gorr gave a brief presentation on why the sheriff’s office would like to make more use of social media including Facebook, Twitter and Youtube during the Todd County More...

Opinion

Should county offer home care?

A Sept. 16 budget meeting of the Todd County  Commissioners brings me to comment on the ability of some managers within the county.  Case in point: The topic of Todd County Home  Care was touched on by the new Health and Human  More...

Peer Mentors are role models

Staples Motley Schools

Thank you to everyone for the warm welcome as  I begin my first year as  Motley schools’ principal.  I am very excited to be here working alongside the great staff and teachers in  Motley and throughout the school district. More...

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Life Currents

Staples High School 60th class reunion

Staples High School Class of 1954 held their 60th class reunion at Ted & Gen’s in Aldrich on Sept. 13. There were 35 classmates attending; 97 graduated in 1954. Thirty-eight class members are deceased.  More...

LHS designated as Acute Stroke Ready

Lakewood Health System ( LHS) Staples has been designated an Acute  Stroke Ready Hospital  (ASRH) by the state of  Minnesota Stroke System.  More...

Medicare enrollment help is available

The open enrollment period for Medicare Part D is from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.  More...

Sports

Tennis team gets one back against Osakis

The Staples Motley girls tennis team avenged their only loss so far this season, beating Osakis 7-0 on Sept. 18 , having lost to them 4-3 on Sept. 2. More...

Cardinal swimmers get first dual meet win

The Staples Motley swimming and diving team earned their first victory of the year, defeating Fosston-Bagley 112-71 on Sept. 16. More...

Cardinals staying close but no volleyball wins yet

The Staples Motley volleyball team kept the score close in three matches this past week, but they were still unable to win a game, as they lost to Pillager Sept. 16, Pequot Lakes Sept. 18 and Pelican Rapids Sept. 22.  More...