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Enjoying bluegrass music at the rendezvous

A large audience enjoyed sunny weather, a beautiful park on the Crow Wing River and some top notch bluegrass music at the 25th Annual Old Wadena Rendezvous and Folklife Festival sponsored by Old Wadena Society Aug. 8 at Old Wadena Park. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Sgt. Doug Rekstad hired as City of Motley’s interim police chief

It’s official. Morrison County Sgt. Doug Rekstad will serve as the City of Motley’s interim police chief.  The unanimous decision to hire Rekstad immediately was made at the Motley City Council’s regular meeting Aug. 10. More...

Motley Police Dept., Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following:  Aug. 5: The MPD issued a speeding citation to Elena Couto, 28; and to Lamin Jarju, 48.  More...

Motley man injured

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) reports that on Aug. 8, at approximately 12:50 p.m., they received a report of a one vehicle accident on 320th St. near the intersection of 20th Ave. in Scandia Valley Township south of Motley.  More...

Letters

Childrens theatre appreciated

We want to thank the Staples Motley Arts Council for providing another great theater opportunity for area children. More...

Current Happenings

Gospel/barbershop quartet to close ‘Music in the Park’

Minnesota vocal band ‘Northern Lights Gospel Quartet’ will perform at Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. More...

A famous ‘L.A.’ Racing pig

Gary Dauer (right) introduced Nessy, one of his famous ‘L.A. (Leader Area) Racing Pigs,’ to some young girls at the pig races held July 25 during the Growler’s Gathering in Leader. More...

Mark Your Calendar

August 18   CENTRAL MN TEA PARTY PATRIOTS MTG Tues., Aug. 18, Browerville Community Center. Doors open at 6 p.m., presentation at 6:30 p.m. Speaker is Trevor Loudon, political research activist from New Zealand.  August 19   More...

Obituaries

Jack Olson

Jack Olson passed away August 3, 2015, under the care of Legacy Hospice at the Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena.  A memorial service was held August 11, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena, with Fr. More...

Eldon Miller

Eldon J. Miller, 94, Atkins, Iowa, died August 4, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family.  Services were held August 8 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Newhall, IA with Rev. Craig Steimel officiating.  Burial was at St. More...

Mildred Skoglund

Mildred Skoglund, 92, of Alexandria died August 9, 2015, at the Knute Nelson Home, Alexandria.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 15 at 11 a.m. at the Grace Church in Alexandria. More...

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Todd County objects to decision on health care

“As a result of the 2016 Families and Children reprocurement, South Country Health Alliance (SCHA) has received notification that we will be offered the ability to contract with the state for only one of our 11 service area counties.”&nbs More...

Wadena County confronts ACA limits

At a special board meeting Aug. More...

 

News

Car show resurrected by Women of Today

Traveling to area car shows, Katie Leslie and Nicky Anderson learned that the annual car show in Staples has really been missed statewide. “We had a lot of great comments about how it was the best car show. More...

Sweet sounds in the outdoors

Dawn and Gary Timbs, Staples, shared their gospel harmonies as well as keyboard and guitar tunes as part of the entertainment Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Old Wadena Rendezvous and Folklife Festival at Old Wadena Park. More...

Making paper boats

Paulino Brener demonstrated how he makes paper boats and helped the children make their own at the Old Wadena Rendezvous Saturday and Sunday,   Aug. 8 and 9. He told stories of adventures reached by his boats. More...

Opinion

Making the case for vaccinating children

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. As someone who works with new mothers and infants, I implore you to take a moment to think about vaccines.  More...

Achieving a better life for people with disabilities

Minnesota’s own Hubert Humphrey once said that the moral test of our government isn’t just in how we treat the young, healthy, and able-bodied. More...

Railroads are improving on a strong record of safety

For Minnesota’s railroads, working to keep our employees and the communities we serve safe is the most important thing we do.  More...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Kayla Miller and Jesse McClanahan of Clarissa, a baby girl, Brooklyn DiAnn weighing six pounds, 15 ounces on August 2, 2015.  Born to Jessica Gardner of Brainerd, a baby More...

Attend SGLC

Staples Motley FFA members, attended a leadership conference in June. Left to right: FFA Regional President, Mary Sarah Sauber, members Jenna Trantina, Rachel Paskewitz and Molly Lindgren, along with FFA State Reporter Madison Taylor. More...

LHS Care Center picnic

Residents at Lakewood Health System in Staples, along with their families, were invited to a picnic dinner on the front lawn of the care center Aug. 4. More...

Sports

Summer football success leaves positive outlook

The Staples Motley football team enters the season with high hopes. “I would like to have more players, but I’m really happy with the players I’ve got,” said head coach Travis VanOverbeke.  More...

Football starts early

New opponents, new schedule for Cardinals

The Staples Motley football team has a new schedule and three new section opponents for the new season.  “The coaches are pleased and excited for the new schedule,” said head coach  Travis VanOverbeke. More...

State tournament team

Twisted Sisters Mostly Minors slow pitch softball team placed third in the State Class EE West tournament in Fosston Aug. 8 and 9.  More...