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National Honor Society inducts ten members

Ten new members were inducted into the Staples Motley High School National Honor Society in a ceremony on March 15, joining seniors Sarah Koopmann, Nikki Edin, Megan Han, Colton Paskewitz and Kathryn DeGeest. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

MSMS students challenged to help Motley Area Food Shelf

Thanks to students at Motley Staples Middle School, a total of 875 pounds of food was collected for the Motley Area Food Shelf. Tayiah Shegstad, a seventh grader at More...

Two die in Pine River plane crash, victims identified

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports the victims in the fatal plane crash that occurred on March 27, in Pine River, have been identified as John Witt, 43; and Stacy Sundquist, 32, both of Pine River.  More...

Law enforcement reports include theft, burglary, fires

Recent reports from the Motley Police Dept. (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: o On March 19, the MPD responded to a call in regard to a domestic situation on 1st Ave. N in Motley. More...

Current Happenings

Lakewood to host healthcare directive planning sessions

According to a recent study, 71 percent of Americans have thought about their end-of-life preferences. However, only 29 percent of those Americans have completed a healthcare directive, or living will, indicating these preferences.  More...

Staples Host Lions making a difference in the lives of CLC students

Numerous students at Central Lakes College (CLC) in Staples have been the recipients of scholarships over the years, thanks to the Staples Host Lions Club.  According to Pam Thomsen, Director of Resource Development and CLC Foundation, the Stapl More...

TCHC to open in Verndale April 6

Ribbon cutting, April 3 open house, April 18

Tri-County Health Care (TCHC) of Wadena, will be opening it’s newest Family Medicine Clinic on April 6, in Verndale. This is TCHC’s sixth primary care clinic in the Tri-County area. More...

Obituaries

Sandra Enyart

Sandra Anne Enyart, 74, of Wadena, died March 27, 2015, at her home. A celebration of Sandra’s life will be held Saturday April 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Staples Lions Building located on Wisconsin Ave in Staples. More...

Leon Hoemberg

Leon “Tex” Hoemberg, 81, of Staples died March 23, 2015, at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  Mass of Christian Burial was held March 28, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Father Joe Korf officiating.  I More...

Sports

With new coach and new players, baseball team building from the ground up

Staples Motley Baseball Coach Mitch Anderson was looking for a way to get involved in the Staples Motley sports program. More...

Wolhowe named All-State, to play in all star game

Staples Motley senior Grace Wolhowe was named to the 2014-2015 Minnesota All- State team by the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association. Wolhowe was one of 10 Class AA players named to the team.  More...

Girls basketball awards

The Staples Motley girls basketball team celebrated their season with an awards banquet in March.  The team was honored with an Academic All State Silver ranking, with Sarah Koopmann and Grace Wolhowe awarded Academic All-State honors.  More...

Housing issues are limiting growth in City of Staples

The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) discussed housing issues at their March 24 meeting, but didn’t come up with many solutions. More...

Home buyers may seek tax abatement

At their March 10 meeting, Wadena County Commissioners learned that Gores Realty has two offers on the table for the bankrupt Verndale Custom Homes property in the City of Verndale. More...

Social host ordinance goes to public review

On March 24, the Todd County Board of Commissioners heard more about the social host ordinance being proposed by Todd County Health and Human Services on behalf of the Todd County Citizens Against Drugs Coalition.  The social host ordinance woul More...

Easter Worship services set

Churches in the Staples and Motley area are holding special Holy Week and Easter Sunday services.  In addition to local services, the Verndale Alliance Church will be showing the film “The Passion of the Christ” on Friday, April 3, a More...

 

News

Wadena County decides on remodeling funds

Following up on their decision on March 12 to proceed with a court remodeling project, Wadena County Commissioners voted on March 17 to designate the funding sources that will be used to pay for the labor and materials, estimated at $453,000.  More...

Chamber welcome at Spot Cafe, Motley

The Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce held another ribbon cutting on March 18. More...

Ben Utecht to speak at TCHC men’s night out

Tri- County Health Care’s annual “ Men’s Night Out” program will be held on Monday, April 13 at the Wadena Memorial Auditorium. This is a free educational event on health, for men ages 18 and older.  More...

Opinion

Vaccines, science and the limits of freedom

Alarm over the current measles outbreak that began mid-December in Disneyland, California - more than 100 cases in 14 states reported in January - has renewed debate about laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia mandating that students be More...

Aid in dying: another Catholic viewpoint

I’m not a physician, nor an accomplished man. The term Catholic might be fitting. I will leave that to the reader to decide, but I do not speak on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church. I leave that to the clergy.  More...

Sexual Assault Awareness

Ninety percent of victims know their attacker

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year’s focus is sexual assault on college campuses, which has long been an issue in America. More...

Life Currents

Care Center

APRIL BIRTHDAYS AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CAMPUS INCLUDE:  Joe Ludwig, April 4; Iras Chapin, April 8; Arlyn Welling, April 11; Alma Mcleod, April 11; Irma Juvrud, April 12; Deb Smead, April 17; James Johnson, April 18; Irene Kuha, Apr More...

Low numbers, speech team places 6th

With over half of the members of the Staples Motley Speech team either on the music tour or in the middle school play, 13 members competed at the Osakis/Parker’s Prairie Invitational, on March 21, in Osakis. More...

Chess tournament results

Check Mates second The Staples Motley Area Check Mates team competed in the 4th-6th grade division and finished second at the Brainerd Chess Tournament held March 21. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the con More...

Todd County Health & Human Services

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES MEETING Febrary 27, 2015   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 27th day of February More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS HELD ON MARCH 3, 2015   Call to Order  More...