September 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

First day of school at SHAS

Drake Dukowitz waits, momentarily, for mom to take his photo in front of the “welcome back” sign on the first day of school. More...

Wadena courtroom renovation project moves forward again

At their Sept. 1 board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners learned from County Coordinator Curt Kreklau and County Engineer Ryan Odden that the courtroom remodeling project is once again moving forward.  More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Staples man injured in threevehicle crash near Motley

A Staples man was injured in a threevehicle head-on crash in Cass County near Motley Sept. 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) included the following:  More...

K-9 unit at the MFD open house

Members of the Central Lakes Search and Rescue unit attended the Motley Fire Department’s recent open house. More...

Letters

Football

Congratulations to the Staples Motley football team. Losing 39 games doesn’t mean 39 teams are better than you, it only means they scored more points. There is a difference. Sports are cruel. More...

Current Happenings

Public meeting will review Wadena Hwy. 10 project

Area residents, business owners and motorists are invited to attend an open house to learn about two proposed alternatives to reconstruct and widen the urban section of Highway 10 through Wadena in 2018.  The open house will be held Monday, Sept More...

New animal science, food safety courses

Central Lakes College (CLC) now has a new Animal Science Department, with an Introduction to Animal Science course being offered in the Spring 2016 and a Food Safety course: From Farm to Fork being offered in the Fall 2016.  The new courses foll More...

Presidential forum is set in Staples

In an attempt to have a little fun with what is shaping up to be one of the most unusual Presidential elections of all time, Crossroads Conservatives is going to change its customary guest speaker format into a spin-off of a Presidential Forum of the More...

Obituaries

Wesley Haugen

Rev. Wesley Norman Haugen died September 6, 2015.  Memorial services were held Sept. 9, at Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND.  Graveside services are today, Sept. More...

Kenneth Koppes

Kenneth J. Koppes, 77, of Shorewood, formerly of Staples, passed away September 4, 2015.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 at St. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE BARTLETT TOWNSHIP   The Sept. 15 monthly meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at 10418 191st Ave., Verndale for a fence viewing. The meeting will then resume at the Bartlett Township Hall. More...

Todd County Health & Human Services

MINUTES TODD COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES MEETING JULY 28, 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 28th day July, 2015, at 9:00 a.m More...

Tera Weyer spends semester in Egypt

Learning the Arabic language is “the most difficult thing I’ve ever tried,” said Staples native Tera Weyer, the 2012 valedictorian of Staples Motley High School. More...

Stepping out ... and into school

Staples Elementary School students looking their best on their first day of school Sept. 8. Above, a group of students walking from their bus into school. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Mediation is only option for county SCHA health plan

South Country Health Alliance (SCHA) Executive Director Leota Lind told the Todd County Commissioners at their Sept. More...

 

News

Whiskey Creek Film Festival opens Sept. 11

The 11th annual Whiskey Creek Film Festival screens the best awardwinning current cinema from Friday, Sept. 11 through Thursday, Sept. More...

Staples Police report

Aug. 31; Staples Police responded to the 500 block of 3rd St SW for a cat in a live trap. The cat was transported to Staples Veterinary Clinic.  More...

Bicyclist hit by car

On Sept. 2, at approximately 1 p.m., Staples Police responded to a vehicle/ bicyclist accident at the intersection of Hwys 10 and 210. Nicole Twa of Staples was crossing Hwy. More...

Opinion

A new school year; a fresh start together

Staples Motley Schools

It’s a new school year! One of the many blessings of working in education is that you get to start fresh every year. (This is true for both students and the adults who work with them!)  More...

Clerks, conscience and the case for common ground

On Aug. 31, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal from Kim Davis, a county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky who objects on religious grounds to issuing same-sex marriage licenses.  Undeterred, Davis turned away a gay couple the very next day. More...

Sen. Franken explains why he supports deal with Iran

After careful review, I have decided that I will vote in support of the agreement the United States and our international partners reached with Iran last month.  More...

Life Currents

A 1,000 books reader

Brooklyn Winter, center, completed the “1,000  Books Before Kindergarten” reading program, receiving her book and a teddy bear presentated at the  Staples Public Library on Sept. 3. More...

Johnson, Johnson

Engagement

Stephanie Johnson and Brandon Johnson of Bayport, would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.  Stephanie is the daughter of Karen Johnson and Lyndon (Linda) Johnson of Motley and the granddaughter of Doreen Scott of Motley More...

Summer School 2015

Summer School 2015 was another successful season of learning. The main focus of our sessions were math, reading and social skills. Every day students practiced a variety of math skills, basic facts and games. More...

Sports

Swimmers start year with fast times

The Staples Motley/ Verndale swimming and diving team opened the season with a dual meet at Sauk Centre on Sept. 1, then hosted Holdingford on Sept. 3.  More...

Tennis team learns to win the close ones

The Staples Motley tennis team came out on top in two close matches in a home triangular on Sept. More...

Prize fish

Sam Hess of Staples shows the 48-1/2 inch muskie he pulled from Lake of the Woods on Sept. 5. Sam was fishing with his dad, Wayne, and uncles. After taking the photo, Hess released the 33-1/2 pound fish back into the lake. (Submitted photo)   More...