October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Wadena County sets preliminary levy at 3.5% increase

At the Sept. 22 board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners voted to set the county’s preliminary 2015 payable 2016 property tax levy amount at $8,300,246. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

After two meetings and split votes, Motley City Council approves 2016 preliminary budget and levy

City Clerk/Treasurer, Terri Smith, gives verbal resignation

At a special meeting Sept. More...

Two vehicle accident at BRICKS

A two vehicle accident occurred in the parking lot of BRICKS Travel Plaza in Motley Sept. 28, at approximately 11 a.m. More...

Motley girl wins grand champ ribbon at state fair

Samantha Mrazek, 13, of Motley, recently took home a grand champion ribbon from the 2015 Minnesota State Fair.  Samantha competed through 4-H in the performing arts category, performing Taylor Swift’s “How You Get the Girl” in More...

Letters

Celebrate community

My husband and I have lived in this community for 47 years. We are proud to live in a community that outwardly shows its appreciation for efforts and accomplishments. More...

Current Happenings

Flu shot clinics offered in area

Area health systems and county public health departments are offering community flu vaccination clinics. More...

Eagle Scout project

The Old Wadena Park Campground in rural Staples will have a new split rail fence (measuring 500 ft.) thanks to Drew Killian of Wadena. More...

Educational Opportunities

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Obituaries

Betty Smieja

Betty Smieja, 76, of Browerville, died September 22, 2015, at the Long Prairie Nursing Home.  A Memorial Mass was held Sept. More...

Richard Hazuka

Richard (Rich) Anthony Hazuka, 73, of Motley died September 23, 2015, at his home.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 26 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley with Fr. More...

Craig Smith

Craig Smith, 67, of Ottertail and formerly of Wadena, passed away September 26, 2015, in Rochester.  Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 30, at St. More...

Preliminary city budget sets 4.97% levy increase

The Staples City Council approved a 4.97 percent levy increase for 2015 at their Sept. 22 meeting. More...

Todd County preliminary levy set at 11.4% increase

During a very short special board meeting held on Sept. More...

Side by Side - a group mentoring system

A personal support system is often crucial to a healthy lifestyle. More...

 

News

Todd County waits for SCHA mediation decision

While they were still unable to say much about it, the Todd County Commissioners did hold a brief discussion at the Health and Human Services meeting Sept. More...

Twenty-five years of highway cleanup

The Staples Rotary Club has helped keep a two-mile stretch along Hwy. 10 cleaned up since 1990. Pictured above on Sept.  More...

Rural accident results in death of 20-year-old

On Sept. 25, at 4: 55 p.m., Todd County Sheriff’s office responded to a two vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of County Road 21 and County Road 20 in Ward Township.  More...

Opinion

‘Sunshine Week’ should be every week

The Tenth “Sunshine Week” ended about six months ago, on March 21. This annual celebration of open government was created by the American Society of News Editors with a grant from the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation.  More...

Expectations set high at Motley Elementary

Staples Motley Schools

It is a special thing to be able to gather all 160 elementary students together in one place and celebrate the beginning of the school year together. We did t h at at Motley Elementary School on Sept. 25. More...

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Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Nicholas and Melanie Knosalla of Pillager, a baby girl, Kenadie Mae weighing seven pounds, three ounces on September 18, 2015.  Born to James and Jennifer Middendorf of More...

Todd County Historical Society met

The Todd County Historical Society met Sept. 7 at the museum.  History Day is Oct. 3, at 10:30 a.m. at the Browerville Community Center will feature many historic quilts from around Todd County. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. More...

Care Center

MORE OCTOBER SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM CARE CENTER:  Fri., Oct. 23, 1:30 p.m. Resident auction  Sat., Oct. 24, 10 a.m. - Bingo w/Marge  Tues., Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m. - Bingo w/Marge  Weds., Oct. 28, 2 p.m. More...

Sports

Cardinal cross country teams run fast at Bagley

The Staples Motley boys cross country team took a big step at the Bagley-Fosston meet on Sept. 22. As a team, the Cardinals finished third, just behind two teams that have been ranked in the state. More...

Swimmers win races but lack depth

The Staples Motley/ Ver ndale swim team learned the importance of their second and third swimmers in a 90-86 loss to Fosston-Bagley on Sept. 22. The Cardinals had eight first place finishers, compared to just four wins for Fosston-Bagley. More...

Cardinal volleyball team earns tourney wins

The Staples Motley volleyball team still hasn’t won a regular season game, but they are pushing their opponents and winning tournament games.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP MANAGEMENT AND CIRCUL ATION   More...