April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Central Lakes College Staples Campus renovation plans set

Construction at Central Lakes College Staples Campus is scheduled to begin as soon as school lets out near the end of May. More...

Disney World music trip was ‘life-changing’

If the goal of the Staples Motley High School music tour to Disney World was to provide “unique and meaningful life-changing opportunities” for students, then the stories told in the music department’s presentation to the school boa More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Motley turkey farmers pray for protection from avian influenza

As of April 20, highly pathogenic HPAI avian influenza has struck turkeys on 28 Minnesota farms in 14 counties, including Kandiyohi, Ottertail and Stearns.  More...

Pillager High School’s ‘Sound of Music’ cast, directors

The Pillager High School Music Department gave four performances of “The Sound of Music,” April 16 - 19. Pictured above is the full cast and directors of the show. More...

Motley Police, Morrison Cty Sheriff’s Office reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) include the following:  On April 8, Brittany Janke, 18, received a citation for speeding from the MPD.  More...

Letters

Motley Food Shelf report

The Motley Area Food Shelf would like to thank the area churches, organizations, Motley Staples School and individuals for their contributions to the March Food Share campaign. Your contribution totaled $32,150. More...

Current Happenings

Arbor Day tree planting at community center

On Friday, April 24, the Staples Parks and Recreation department will hold a tree planting ceremony at the Staples Community Center on 4th St NE.  The public is invited and are asked to meet at the NE corner of the community center at 3:30 p.m.& More...

Trees conserve soil, energy, air, water

According to the Arbor Day Foundation, trees are an integral part of production agriculture as they improve crop yields and preserve topsoil for future abundant harvests. Planted along streams and wetlands, they prevent erosion and clean the water. More...

‘Goodbye’ party for Amy

Several people stopped by the Landmark Inn in Staples April 17, to bid farewell to longtime community member Amy Hunter, who will be moving to Richmond with her husband, Jim Leinen, in the near future.  More...

Sports

Softball team learns early lessons in first seven games

The Staples Motley girls softball team opened their season with three wins and four losses, with all seven games played in four days.  More...

SM Baseball team stopped in four games

The Staples Motley baseball team ran into some tough competition in four games, dropping a doubleheader to Pequot Lakes on April 14 and losing two conference games, 11-0 to Minnewaska on April 16 and 12-4 to Pillager on April 17.  More...

Golfers get started with early season meets

The Staples Motley boys and girls golf teams got their first action of the season, competing with teams from all over the region. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

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

Public Notices

NOTICE VILLARD TOWNSHIP BOARD OF APPEAL/ EQUALIZATION   More...

Nelsen named interim Staples administrator

Council discusses options for replacement plan

Jerel Nelsen will be the interim Staples City Administrator when current City Administrator Nate Mathews leaves April 24 to take a position in Bemidji. The Staples City Council approved Nelsen as administrator at their April 14 meeting. More...

Students signing up for CLC ag degree

Central Lakes College, at Staples will have a new agriculture degree program starting next fall.  As a complementary program to the college’s Farm Business Management, AgCentric and experimental plot programs, the new agriculture degree wi More...

New entry, student services

The projected entryway and student services offices at CLC, above left, will replace the current area, above right. More...

 

News

Wadena County to sell bonds for transfer station expansion

At the April 14 meeting, Wadena commissioners heard a presentation from Myron Knutson of Public Finance Management (PFM) Group, Minneapolis, regarding rules for general obligation bonds – the type of bonds being considered by the board to pay f More...

Staples Railroad Days set for Aug. 20-23

Next planning meeting is 4 p.m., April 30

After some early confusion about the dates, plans are now well underway for Railroad Days in Staples, set for Aug. 20-23 featuring some traditional favorites and a couple of new events. More...

Building a legacy at the gardens

The Todd-Wadena Sentence To Serve program has been helping in a big way at the Living Legacy Gardens at Central Lakes College in Staples. On April 16, a crew spent the day cleaning at the gardens. More...

Opinion

Mental health budget builds on what works

Imagine you have a broken leg. You have to travel hours to the doctor and then are told you have to wait weeks to get it set, with only over-the-counter painkillers to manage the pain. More...

Stemming the tide of Alzheimer’s disease

Many of us know a loved one who has faced Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a wrenching experience - watching them slowly slip away, trying to be a source of comfort and companionship, even as a cure remains painfully out of reach. More...

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Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Nick and Pearl Ylitalo of Menahga, a baby girl, Ellyn Pearl weighing nine pounds, one ounce on April 10, 2015.  Born to Josh and Arianna Larson of Pequot Lakes, a baby g More...

Wagner, Smelter

Engagement

Mike and Teresa Wagner of Staples announce the engagement of their son, Jacob, to Sheila Smelter, daughter of Rich and Coleen Smelter of Foley.  Sheila graduated from St. Cloud Technical College with a Degree in Dental Assisting. More...

Obituaries

Barbara Thielmann

Barbara Jean (Andrus) Thielmann, 77, of Nevis passed away unexpectedly April 13, 2015, at Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids.  Services will be held on Saturday, April 25 at 1 p.m. More...

Anita Thomann

Anita Irene (Hansen) Thomann, 66, of Stewartville, passed away unexpectedly on April 12, 1015, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.  Memorial services were held April 16 at Redemption Hill Church in Stewartville.  More...

George Hoting

George Hoting, 74, of Staples died April 17, 2015, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Services for George will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are with the Brenny Funeral Chapel, Staples.  More...