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First horse show

Nineteen-month-old Talon Kavanaugh of Pillager, riding Dia, participated in his first horse show during the Pillager Fair July 10 and won a third place ribbon. He is pictured with his dad, Bryan Kavanaugh. More...

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Ribbons, prizes (and fun) awarded at Pillager Fair

A number of contests and competitions took place during the Pillager Fair, held July 10 - 12 at the fairgrounds.  Below are the results from some of the events:  Kids Pedal Tractor Pull  o Age 4: Ellaine Chikelis, Pillager, 1st. More...

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest in Cushing Twp

Two people were arrested in Cushing Township July 10, after a traffic stop on Hwy 10 between Lincoln and Cushing. More...

MCSO, Motley Police Department reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following:  July 8: The MPD issued a speeding citation to Joseph Hundeby, 50. More...

Current Happenings

Daybreak to perform at ‘Music in the Park’

Daybreak, one of Central Minnesota’s most versatile musical groups, will perform at Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, July 19, at 7 p.m.  Expect to hear jazz, country and rock, as the band plays hits from the 40’s throug More...

Damage closes Pillsbury State Forest

All roads and recreational facilities in the Pillsbury State Forest have been closed until further notice following a heavy rain and windstorm on Sunday, July 12, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Forestry Division. More...

Vietnam exhibit opens July 18 at Camp Ripley

Minnesota Voices from Vietnam 50th Anniversary Vietnam Exhibit opens July 18 at the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley.  More...

Obituaries

Clarence Nelson

Clarence W. Nelson, 92, of Staples, died July 10, 2015, at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 16, at 11:00 a.m. More...

Karen Williams

Karen M. Williams, 65, of Staples, passed away July 13, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family.  More...

Beatrice Gould

Beatrice Gould, 94, of Wadena, died July 4, 2015, at the Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena.  Funeral services were held July 10, at the Johnson Schuller Chapel in Wadena with Rev. More...

Dower Lake area crushed

Just a few hours after the Dower Lake softball fields were the site of hundreds of people attending the Lefty’s Softball Tournament, the shelter and concession building at the fields were demolished by strong winds coming across the lake and ac More...

Wadena County declares state of emergency

This past Sunday’s severe thunderstorms did lots of damage to public and private property in southern Wadena County, as well as in northern Todd and central Crow Wing counties.  More...

 

News

Survivors gather for 2015 Relay for Life photo

Cancer survivors gathered for a photo before the Relay For Life program on July 10.  More...

Led by her ‘girls’

“Team Sheila” was Lakewood Health System’s entry for Relay For Life, honoring one of their own, Dr. Sheila Froemming, who lost her battle to cancer last November. More...

Showing caregivers....they care

Caregivers, anyone who helps take care of people with cancer, were invited to walk a lap together during the Relay For Life.   More...

Opinion

Wadena is poorest Minnesota county

This research by Growth & Justice Policy Fellow Tom Legg, with assistance from University of Minnesota graduate student Ngoc (Jenny) Nguyen, provides important factual context for understanding the widening economic inequality in Minnesota, parti More...

What do Americans think about economic inequality?

Are Americans disturbed about growing economic inequality in the United  States?  More...

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Life Currents

Zach Ehresman wins silver in national SkillsUSA competition

Zach Ehresman, 2013 graduate of Staples Motley High School, was one of three Minnesota State Community and Technical College students to win top 10 honors during the recent SkillsUSA national competition in Louisville, Ky. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Rachel Stauffer and Zachariah Tamez of Dodge Center, a baby boy, Kaiden Isaiah weighing six pounds, 15 ounces on July 2, 2015.  Born to James and Tiffany Roberts of Brai More...

CLC going tobacco-free

Central Lakes College campuses will be tobaccofree starting Aug. 14.  CLC is following a trend consistent with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU). More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF REDEMPTION (THESE PARCELS HAVE NOT FORFEITED TO THE STATE OF MINNESOTA) STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF TODD DENISE GAIDA, COUNTY AUDITOR/TREASURER TO: ALL PERSONS WITH A LEGAL INTEREST IN THE PARCELS OF  More...

Freshwater Education District

MINUTES FRESHWATER EDUCATION DISTRICT #6004 W/DC HIGH SCHOOL, WADENA, MN June 24, 2015   Call to Order  More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS JUNE 16, 2015   Call to Order  The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 16th day of June, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. More...