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Decision on Bemidji city manager job expected Mar. 16

Staples city manager is finalist

After the second round of interviews, Nate Mathews, Staples city manager, is one of two finalists for the job of city manager at Bemidji. More...

Hello, Readers

St. Urho’s Day is celebrated on March 16, the day prior to the better known feast of some minor saint from Ireland, who was alleged to have driven the snakes from that island. The legend of St. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Students share thoughts about ‘Foster Grandmothers’ at MES

Foster grandparents have been making a difference in the lives of Motley Elementary students for many years.  Currently, three ‘Foster Grandmas’ volunteer their time with MES students. More...

Book parade at Motley Elementary

Students at Motley Elementary School recently participated in a book parade, one of several activities that occurred at the school during February, “I Love to Read Month.” For the book parade, students chose to dress up as a character in More...

With their Grandmas

Students at Motley Elementary School appreciate the help they receive from Foster Grandparents. Pictured above, is Isabella Sampson, second grade, with Grandma Dorothy Killian (left) and Grandma Darlene Gillson. More...

Current Happenings

Lori Sturdevant to speak at Wadena

Lori Sturdevant, author of “Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl”, will speak Friday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Robertson Theatre in Wadena.  More...

Auditions set for Geritol Frolics

The Geritol Frolics will conduct auditions for singers and dancers age 55 or older who are interested in joining the show. More...

Excited about math

The 34 fourth and fifth grade students who are members of Staples Elementary School’s Math League are excited about their opportunity to spend more time learning math. The program is made possible through gifted/talented state funding. More...

Obituaries

Phyllis Lynch

Phyllis Ann Lynch, 89, of Aldrich, died March 5, 2015, at North Memorial Hospital in Minneapolis.  A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, March 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Dav id Buscho

David Christian Buscho, 74, of Motley died March 5, 2015 at his home.  Services were held March 9, at the Motley Free Methodist Church in Motley.  Arrangements were with the Taylor Funeral Home of Staples.  More...

Willard Norton

Willard Norton 82, of Verndale, died March 2, 2015 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Services were held March 9, at the Verndale Alliance Church.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Verndale.  Arrangements were wi More...

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Todd County Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FEBRUARY 17, 2015  Call to Order   More...

Friendly Rider hires transit director

At the March 3 board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners voted to approve the hiring of Ryan Damlo to serve as Transit Director for the Friendly Rider service in Wadena and Becker counties, effective March 23.  More...

Pipeline concerns raise questions for citizens

Will pipeline easements on their land give landowners a small break on their taxes?  That is the question.  The answer?  Maybe.  More...

One car accident

A car driven by Kristiana M. Walsvik, 22, of Verndale, veered off County Road 83, just north of LHS Hospital near Staples March 10. The Ford Taurus was north bound on County Road 83. More...

 

News

Relay for Life set for July 10 at Staples Elementary track

The 18th Annual Staples Motley Relay for Life (a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society) will be back in Staples this year; and has been set for Friday, July 10, at the Staples Elementary School track.  “Save the date,” committee More...

Dairy princesses and ambassadors named

The Todd County American Dairy Association held its 2015 Dairy Princess Banquet and Coronation on Mar. More...

Food shelf donation

The Staples Host Lions Club recently donated $6,000 to the Staples Area Food Shelf. Pictured above, from left, are Tom Honek, second vice president of the Lions Club; and Fran Mertens, food shelf coordinator. More...

Opinion

Humbleness defined

My dad was a dyed in the wool railroader most of his working life. He could sit at a railroad crossing, in his car, smiling and watching every boxcar pass on a 100- car freight train, as if he personally had something to do with it being there.  More...

Without religious freedom, there will be no lasting peace

On December 10, 1948, the nations of the world gathered at the United Nations to adopt the Universal Declaration of Rights, an American-inspired proclamation that launched the modern human rights movement.  Voting in the shadow of the Holocaust, More...

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Life Currents

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BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Bridgett and Gabrel Espinoza of Baxter, a baby boy, Javier Andrew weighing seven pounds, five ounces on Feb. More...

Butler was Auxiliary guest

The Staples American Legion Auxiliary Unit 70 met March 4, with special guest speaker Melony Butler, Director of Eagle’s Healing Nest in Sauk Centre. More...

Wadena artist creating project for Lakeland Public TV

Brad Wegscheid, Wadena, has been selected to create a tile mural for the new Lakeland Public Television’s building in Bemidji.  More...

Sports

Cardinals edged out in playoffs

The Staples Motley girls basketball season ended with a one point loss to Osakis on March 7. More...

Connell, Israelson voted All Conf.

Lund, honorable mention

Three Staples Motley boys basketball players earned post-season recognition when the Mid State Conference announced their All Conference teams.  Cardinal guards Blake Connell and Andrew Israelson were named to the Mid State All Conference team, More...

Second place for Special Olympics BB

The Staples Motley Special Olympics team captured second place at the Pierz Special Olympics Unified Basketball competition held Feb. 25. More...