January 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Trek around the world leads through Staples

Two bright yellow bicyclists passed through Staples around 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 12 and went through Motley a little while later. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Two airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital after rear-end collision near Motley

Two men were first hospitalized in Staples, then airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital after their vehicle rear-ended a snow plow on Azalea Rd. near Motley Jan. More...

Free radon test kits

The Minnesota Department of Health recommends that all homes in Minnesota be tested for radon. It’s the only way to know if your home has an elevated level of radon, which can cause lung cancer. More...

Motley Police, Morrison County Sheriff’s Office, reports include thefts and an arrest

The Motley Police Dept. received a report of theft at the Countryside Restaurant in Motley Jan. 6.  More...

Letters

Great Coat Giveaway

The Great Coat Giveaway committee, associated with C.A.R.E. Ministry, is making some changes regarding the Great Coat Giveaway.  As of Jan. More...

Current Happenings

‘Her Voice, Her Song’ event Jan. 31, in Staples

Evening concert features several choirs and 400-plus mass choir

The Staples Area Women’s Chorus (SAWC) under the direction of Rob Freelove will host the second annual women’s choral festival, “Her Voice, Her Song” on Saturday, January 31, at Staples Motley High School, Staples.  More...

ECFE celebrates its 40th birthday

Area families invited to open houses in Staples and Motley

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) will be celebrating 40 years of serving families with young children in January. More...

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Staples Motley High School media center.  More...

Obituaries

Roger Bienusa

Roger Bienusa, 77, of Staples died Jan. 7, 2015, at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. More...

Hazel Wiese

Hazel Wiese, 85, of rural Verndale, died Jan. 6, 2015, at the Lakewood Health Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services were held Jan. 10 at the Balsamlund Lutheran Church, Verndale, with Pastors Rachel L.O. More...

Winston Zappe

Winston Frederick Zappe, 93, of Alexandria and formerly of Staples, died Dec. 29, 2014, at Community Memorial Home in Osakis.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES of the SPECIAL MEETING of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held December 12, 2014   CALL TO ORDER  More...

Public Notices

MAY TOWNSHIP RE-ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING  May Township will hold its annual re-organization meeting on January 19, 7 p.m. at the May Township Hall.  Biannca Wyffels, Clerk May Township 2pnc  BYRON TOWNSHIP MEETING NOTICE   More...

Bounds, Hillukka to lead Wadena County Board

At their first meeting of the year, on Jan. 6, Wadena County Commissioners elected Rodney Bounds chair and Dave Hillukka vice-chair for 2015. More...

Todd board raises inspection fees for sewage systems

After discussion, the Todd County Commissioners approved the fee schedule as presented by Planning and Zoning Director Tim Stieber at their Jan. 6 meeting.  More...

Emergency generator installation delayed

The long-awaited installation of a new emergency generator for the courthouse and jail has been delayed by a vote of the county board, at its Jan. 13 meeting. The generator, which cost about $160,000, was ordered from Cummins Equipment on Aug. More...

 

News

Staples Police investigate burglary, juvenile issues

On Jan. 5, Staples Police responded to a welfare check on the 200 block of Dakota Ave. SE, as it had been reported that the residence didn’t have heat. Police made contact with the individual at the residence. More...

Better Business Bureau lists top ten scams

Scammers tried out some new tricks in 2014, but stuck with some old “classics,” as well. More...

Lamplighter Community Theatre board

The Lamplighter Community Theatre held their annual meeting Jan. 7 and elected members to serve on the board. Seated, from left, are Sheila Edin, Sandy Porter and Cindy Denning. More...

Opinion

Who mentored you?

How often do we take a moment to look at the people who shaped our lives? Think for a moment - who were the important men and women that influenced you?  January is National Mentoring Month. More...

Rural mail will suffer with more plant closures

A friend of mine from South Dakota noted that the U.S. Postal Service delivered a lump of coal to many small towns last Christmas when it proceeded to eliminate overnight mail in most of the nation in 2015. That was a good description. More...

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Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Karissa Sanvig and Kyle Kremer of Wadena, a baby girl, Gracelynn Joann weighing eight pounds, one ounce on Jan. More...

Evening of bluegrass

The Woodpicks, a bluegrass band from Thief River Falls, performed at Centennial Auditorium in Staples Jan. 10, part of the Staples Motley Area Arts Council concert series. During intermission, concert-goers enjoyed refreshments. More...

Todd County Historical Society met Jan. 5

The Todd County Historical Society held their monthly meeting, Jan. 5, at the museum. More...

Sports

Wolf ruling raises as many questions as answers

Inside the Outdoors

There are issues that a cautious columnist might steer clear of if he wants to avoid alienating readers. If he’s a political columnist it might be the issues of immigration or abortion. More...

Cardinals up to the challenge

The Staples Motley girls basketball team ran their season record to 9-1 after wins over; Fergus Falls 66- 41 on Jan. 8, Albany 66-54 on Jan. 10 and Park Rapids 55-52 on Jan. More...

Cardinal boys push through three straight games

Playing three games in three days proved to be tiring for the Staples Motley boys basketball team as the Cards let Detroit Lakes slip away in the second half of the game with a 80-58 loss on Jan. 8, and against Holdingford on Jan. More...