July 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Kinship expands ‘lunch buddy’ plan

Kinship Partners is hoping to expand their ‘lunch buddies’ mentoring program to include Staples Elementary School this next school year.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Cass County Fair in Pillager receives $3,000 AgStar grant for construction

The AgStar Fund for Rural America has awarded a $3,000 grant to the Cass County Fair in Pillager, to build a two-story announcing and judging booth for their horse arena.  AgStar’s corporate giving program, the AgStar Fund for Rural Americ More...

City of Motley still searching for new police chief; hiring committee formed

As of July 13, seven applications had been received by the City of Motley for its Police Chief position.  The search for a new police chief was one of the agenda items discussed by the Motley City Council at their meeting July 13.  More...

Growler’s Gathering in Leader set for July 25

Get ready for ‘The Wild, Wild West’

The 17th Annual Growler’s Gathering in Leader will be held Saturday, July 25, from 11 a.m. until dusk.  Pig races, fireworks, music, food and a parade are just a few of the events on the roster.  More...

Current Happenings

Award-winning Canadian band to perform at ‘Music in the Park’ series

My Sweet Patootie, award-winning ‘roots and ragtime’ band from Ontario, Canada, will perform at  Music in the Park Series in  Staples on Sunday, July 26, at 7 p.m.  Founded in 2007 by Canadian Folk Music Award winners Sandr More...

Staples City Council agenda

The Staples City Council will meet Tuesday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at the Staples City Hall, 122 6th St. NE, Staples.  More...

SM School Board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, July 27, at 7 p.m. at the Staples Motley High School media center.  More...

Obituaries

Ruth Sellnow

Ruth E. Sellnow, 94, of Annandale, formerly of Staples, passed away July 18, 2015, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24, at the Annandale United Methodist Church with Rev. More...

Carol Harshman

Carol Mudick Webster Harshman, 65, died March 7, 2015.  A memorial will be held August 1, 2015, at 12 p.m. at the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. A celebration of life gathering will be held at 2 p.m. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

CITY OF STAPLES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN   More...

Electric rates to increase six percent

The Staples City Council reviewed and approved an electric rate study prepared by Karen Weeden of Missouri River Energy Services in Sioux Falls at the July 14 council meeting.  The rate study called for six percent rate increases in September 20 More...

National Night Out set for Aug. 4

The Staples Police Depart - ment, Staples Fire Department and Lakewood Health System’s Ambulance Departmentwill be hosting a National Night Out event, Tuesday, Aug. More...

 

News

NJPA Innovation Funding awards $1.4 million

The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) Board of Directors approved the funding of ten projects for Region 5 schools, cities and counties totaling $1.378 million in fiscal 2015-2016. More...

‘Dig’ results returned

Several boxes filled with artifacts and samples recovered from two years of archaeological ‘digs’ at the Old Wadena site north of Staples were presented earlier this month to the Wadena County Historical Society. More...

Staples PD: Late night calls to Dower Lake and other locations

Before the Dower Lake Recreation Area was closed due to storm damage on July 12, the Staples Police Dept. had been called to the campground area numerous times because of loud campers.  More...

Opinion

Will the U.S. ever go back to the moon?

Forty-six years ago on July 20, Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the lunar surface. More...

Boosting exports to Cuba, creating jobs in Minnesota

Earlier this year, I visited Cuba to talk with agriculture and export officials about ways to open up new economic opportunities for businesses and farmers in Minnesota. More...

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Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Kyle and Joslyn Keskitalo of New York Mills, a baby boy, Gunther Raphael weighing eight pounds, 10 ounces on July 10, 2015.  Born to Jennifer DeRosier and Matt Orr of Ba More...

Todd County Historical Society activities

The Todd County Historical Society met July 6, at Vintage Village Antiques  More...

Thorn, Murphy

Engaged

William and Terrie Brown of Staples are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Patrick Thorn to Lauren Murphy, daughter of Lea Murphy of Kansas City and the late Jerry Kremer.  The wedding will be held on October 3 in St. More...

Sports

Wolhowe keeps playing with Senior Games

With a silver medal in basketball from the National Senior Games, Tom Wolhowe, 77, of Staples has a message for other athletes: “Don’t quit playing when you are 25, if you think you are too old to play, then you are just too old.” W More...

Burnham golf odyssey includes U.S. Open

Staples residents Dave and Karen Burnham have enjoyed watching their granddaughter Sarah’s golf career improve as a high school and college player. More...

Something to crow about? Or is it? ‘To each his own’

Inside the Outdoors

Recently in the very early hours of a day, I had an unexpected encounter with a man in camouflage. I had just parked my car in a clearing at the end of a logging access road in a patch of county forest.  More...