January 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

New building inspector approved by council

The Staples City Council approved a contract with Scott Sadusky at their Dec. 23 meeting. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

A look back on 2014 in Motley, Pillager areas

Construction, new businesses and numerous school activities in the Motley and Pillager areas were among the stories of 2014. More...

Opinion

New laws listed that take effect Jan. 1

The following is a partial listing of selected new laws passed during the 2014 legislative session that take effect Jan. More...

‘The more that you read, the more things you will know’

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.  Dr. Suess   Working with words is our job at the newspaper so we have a vested interest in promoting literacy.  More...

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Life Currents

Scott, Knapps

Wedding

Rebecca Knapps, daughter of Loraine Stone, and Steven Scott, son of Doreen Scott, were united in marriage at a private ceremony held in Motley on Dec. 6, 2014.  The couple resides in Perham.   More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Bryan and Kripa Reese of Staples, a baby girl, Frances Sheila weighing six pounds, 11 ounces on Dec. More...

Care Center

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CAMPUS INCLUDE:  Ervin Swanson, Jan. 1, Rosella (Sally) Ross, Jan. 11 and Hazel Wiese, Jan. 17.   More...

Sports

Time to consider 2015 New Year’s resolutions

Inside the Outdoors

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Board of Commissioners

MINUTES Todd County Board of Commissioners held December 2, 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 2nd day of Decmber, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. More...

PUBLIC NOTICES

REQUEST FOR BIDS  WADENA COUNTY TRANSFER STATION SOLID WASTE HAULING  PUBLIC NOTICE   More...

Katie Ziegler may be on ‘American Idol’

Will country singer/songwriter Katie Ziegler of Staples be one of the top contestants to compete in the 14th season of American Idol?  Be sure to tune in to the Fox network at 7 p.m. on Jan. More...

Wadena County taxes increase 3.47%

At a four-hour meeting on Dec. 22, Wadena County Commissioners completed the business of 2014 and prepared for the new year. More...

 

News

Police report driving violations

On Dec. 22, Staples Police were dispatched to a bicycle vs. car accident on Hwy. 10 near 2nd St. NE. When the officer arrived he was told by the vehicle driver that the person had left on the bicycle eastbound. More...

Quance leaving council

Joel Quance, right, was honored by the Staples City Council for his 13 years on the council. Quance did not run for reelection this year. Pictured, he accepts a plaque from Mayor Chris Etzler. More...

Dukowitz’s named Outstanding Conservationists

Roger and Bonnie Dukowitz of rural Browerville were named as Todd Soil and Water’s 2014 Outstanding Conservationist.  More...

Current Happenings

The Woodpicks bluegrass band coming to Staples

Minnesota Bluegrass band The Woodpicks will perform at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m.  More...

SM school board organizational meeting

The Staples Motley School Board will hold their annual organizational meeting Monday, Jan. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Staples Motley High School media center.  More...

Mark Your Calendar

January 8  WADENA WHIRLAWAYS SQUARE DANCE Thurs., Jan. 8, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Verndale School. Roger McNeil, caller; Bernadette McNeil, cuer. For info., 218-894-1542.  January 16   More...

Obituaries

Robert Paskewitz

Robert “ Mr. P” Bob Paskewitz, 79, of rural Browerville, passed away at Lakewood Health System Hospital Dec. More...

Rose Ackermann

Rose Ann Ackermann, 91, of Motley, passed away December 26, 2014 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 3, St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley. More...

Dale Lutterman

Dale Lutterman, 56, of Pillager, died Dec. 27, 2014 at his home.  Memorial services were held Dec. 30, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples.  Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Chapel, Staples.  More...