February 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Birkholtz backed for police chief position

A group of citizens showed support for interim Police Chief Melissa Birkholtz at the Feb. More...

Wadena County courthouse space needs, plans debated

Two district court judges, eight of nine department heads and several other Wadena County and court staff packed the commissioners’ room at the courthouse during the Feb. 10 board meeting.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Ice heaves causing damage on Lake Shamineau

Pat Held has lived on the west end of Lake Shamineau for 24 years and has never seen the effects of ice heaves like he has this year.   More...

Erv Bjerga, Motley, wins over $91,000 at poker tourney

February 8, 2015, was a good day for Ervin (Erv) Bjerga of Motley. More...

Motley’s new police vehicle will receive larger graphics

The Motley Police Department’s new Chevrolet SSV (Special Service Vehicle) will soon have larger graphics put on its sides.  This was a decision made by the city council at their regular meeting Feb. 10.  More...

Letters

Clearing forests for potatoes

It was interesting reading the article on the DNR putting a stop to converting pinelands to potato fields. More...

Treated with dignity, concern

Many of us in the Staples and Motley area have used the services of the Lakewood Health System, but we rarely understand what an important community asset we have.  More...

Current Happenings

Todd Co. Historical Society plans education sessions

The Todd County Historical Society met Feb. 2 in the museum.  De Eberle reported that Jerry Hines has put motion lights in various rooms that are set for 10 minutes but can be changed if needed.  More...

‘I asked my family doctor just what I had’

That’s the musical question Jake Denning, foreground, has which is answered in song and dance by the rest of the cast of “The Imaginary Invalid,” a Lamplighter Community Theatre production. More...

Forage council workshop

The Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council will hold its 15th annual Winter Workshop Friday, Feb. 20, at Central Lakes College, Staples. The event starts at 8:30 a.m.  More...

Obituaries

Sandra Raddohl

Sandra Joy Raddohl, 64, of Staples, died Feb. 15, 2015, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. Visitation is Thursday, Feb. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Lucas Pearson

Lucas James Pearson, was stillborn Feb. 8, 2015, at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  Funeral services were held Feb. 16 at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples. More...

Carolyn Nelson

Carolyn Nelson, 78, died Feb. 9, 2015, at the Lakewood Health System Care Center, under Hospice care in Staples.  Memorial services will be held Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Staples. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE TODD COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION 215 1st Ave. South, Suite 103 Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347 320-732-4420   Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. More...

Freshwater Education District Minutes

MINUTES  ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL AND REGULAR BOARD MEETING AGENDA FRESHWATER EDUCATION DISTRICT #6004 JANUARY 28, 2015 WADENA, MN   CALL TO ORDER BY - 2014 Chair; C. Hasbargen at 6:32 p.m., Conference Room 2017 of the W- DC High School.  More...

Todd County Health & Human Services

MINUTES of the Health & Human Services Meeting held December 23, 2014   CALL TO ORDER  The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Todd County Historic Courthouse in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 23rd day of December, 2014 a More...

Staples Motley Sno Daze royalty

Staples Motley High School Sno Daze will be Feb. 23-27. Seniors who were selected as Sno Daze king and queen candidates include; front row, from left, are Emily Hirschey, Taylor Hales, Addie Klefsaas, Aylin Ornelas and Sarah Wilgohs. More...

Class royalty

Class royalty for Sno Daze from the 9th,10th and 11th grades include; front, Ashley Vazquez and Shania Holst; back, Alex Erpelding, MaCray Rodeman and Reid Busker. Not pictured, Katie Benson. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)   More...

With ‘savvy’ and ‘dementia’, Han wins spelling bee

Sixth grader Rose Han is the winner of the Staples Motley District Spelling Bee, held Feb. 13 at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. More...

 

News

Possible assault victim refuses to talk to police

On Feb. 11, Staples Police received a complaint of someone running around the apartments on the 400 block of 2nd Ave. NE, stating that someone assaulted them by putting their head in a fish tank. More...

Highway accident

Verndale Fire Department and Tri-County ambulance workers respond to an accident in Aldrich on Feb. 17. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, John Dvorak, 70, of Alexandria, was driving his pickup truck on Highway 10 and pulled onto the shoulder. More...

Feb. 14 sweet success for SMHS speech at home

The Staples Motley Speech team competed in the Staples Host Lions Speech Tournament in Staples on Valentine’s Day. The team placed first over all.  More...

Opinion

Keystone Pipeline: Foreign profits, American risk

Media coverage of the Keystone XL pipeline is coalescing around a single narrative. It goes like this: environmentalists oppose the pipeline because of climate change concerns, and U.S. More...

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a subject that educators, parents, grandparents and friends need to discuss with our tweens and teens.  One in three young girls in the U.S. More...

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Life Currents

Seniors celebrate

The February birthday/anniversary party was held Feb. 10, at the Staples Community Center, in the Sr Citizen’s room, which was decorated using a Valentine’s theme. There were 14 members who attended. More...

Student Achievements

JORDAN WICK, Staples, has been named to the 2014 Fall Semester Dean’s List at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management. To qualify, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.67. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Keri Monson and Jorden Ahrendt of Hewitt, a baby boy, Kale James weighing six pounds, three ounces on Feb. More...

Sports

Cardinals fine tune game with two wins

The Staples Motley girls basketball team had two solid wins against Wadena- Deer Creek and Pillager as they set the stage for the fi- nal four games of the regular season with the conference race still on the line.  More...

Wrestlers headed to section this week

The Staples Motley wrestling team will compete in the individual section tournament Feb. More...

Cardinals headed in right direction again

The Staples Motley boys basketball team got back on track with a 69-61 win against Osakis on Feb. 16. The team was coming off a three game slide. “We had a lot to overcome mentally coming off of last week,” said Coach Micheal Poncelet. More...