December 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Wadena County tax levy increases 3.5%

Wadena County commissioners held the annual truth in taxation public hearing on Dec. 1. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Motley girl awarded heifer at Minnesota Beef Expo

Sixteen-year-old Mikayla Sauber of rural Motley was one of 12 youth awarded a heifer at the 15th annual Minnesota Beef Expo in St. More...

Rice man dies after being run over by a dump truck

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports that 60-year-old Vernon Barthel of Rice died Dec. 4, after being run over by a dump truck.  More...

Motley Police, MCSO reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following:  Nov. 28 - The MPD issued a speeding citation to Diana King, 66.  Dec. More...

Letters

‘Count Your Blessings’

The Timbs’ and Schimpps’ performance at the packed house on Dec. 6, was one to remember. More...

Celebrating the season

A huge thank you to the Timbs and Schimpp families for the fantastic Christmas concert Sunday and for sharing their beautiful music with our community over the years. More...

Tax statement

Have you had enough?  More...

Current Happenings

Upcoming events at the Staples Library

Reading Roundhouse Storytime   Preschool through second grade children are invited to a Reading Roundhouse Storytime on Mon. Dec. 14, 10:30-11 a.m. Enjoy a fun storytime with activities. Attendance is limited to 15, registratiion is required. More...

‘Messiah’ featured at Community Christmas Concert

This scene from the 2014 Community Christmas Concert at Sacred Heart Church, Staples, includes just four of the seven musical groups that will be performing at this year’s concert, which will be Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Open house for Wadena Highway 10 project

Area residents, business owners and motorists are invited to attend an open house Mon., Dec. 14, 5-7 p.m. More...

Sports

Miller, Erpelding hit milestones as wrestlers start hot

The Staples Motley wrestling team was tenacious in their first week of competition, winning their first dual meet 45-22 against United North Central on Dec. 1, then winning all three matches at a quad meet at New York Mills on Dec. 5. More...

Girls basketball season starts with three wins

The Staples Motley girls basketball team learned three ways to win in their first three games.  On Dec. 1, they had to get over opening game nerves for a win of 65-35 over Wadena-Deer Creek. More...

Boys basketball team finding their stride

The Staples Motley boys basketball team fell to 0-2 with a 86-64 loss to Detroit  Lakes on Dec. 1.They stormed back to even their record with a 61-49 win over  Park Rapids on Dec. 3 and a 61-59 nail-biter against Holdingford on Dec. More...

Thriving Communities team sought for Staples

The Initiative Foundation is looking for a team in Staples to participate in the Thriving Communities Initiative. More...

School sees future with vision, mission, beliefs

The Staples Motley School District held another long-term planning session on Dec. 2 at Lakewood Health System. More...

Kathy Edin continues to fight poverty

Staples native Kathryn (Kathy) Edin is continuing to make her mark in the world as a renowned sociologist, particularly in the area of poverty research. More...

 

News

Todd Cty SWCD award goes to Snowy Pines

Todd Soil and Water Conservation District selected Snowy Pines Reforestation as the Outstanding Conservationist for 2015. Snowy Pines is a family owned and operated business with over 40 year experience in forestry.  More...

Holiday food drive at Mid Central

Employees at Mid Central Federal Savings Bank in Staples show the full grocery cart and $250 check they donated to the Staples Food Shelf on Dec. 1. When customers and employees filled the cart, the bank kicked in the $250 donation. More...

Todd County won’t buy armory, will raise garbage tipping fee

Following a brief discussion at their Dec. 1 meeting, the Todd County Commissioners authorized sending a letter of no intent to purchase the Long Prairie Armory building.  More...

Opinion

Building 21st century broadband systems

Technology is reshaping the way we live, work, play and communicate. The internet is connecting communities and creating opportunities we couldn’t have imagined even a few decades ago. More...

Opportunities through academic activities

Over the last couple of months, my mission has been to share the wealth of elective classes and extra-curricular opportunities we have for our high school students. More...

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Life Currents

Be alert for ‘spoofed’ local phone numbers

As people try to screen unwanted phone calls, unscrupulous telemarketers and scam artists have looked for new ways to lure people to answer calls. More...

Driving later in life

In recognition of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, Dec 7-11, AAA in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Mobility for Minnesota’s Aging Population (MMAP) is making this publication available to senior driv More...

Search for ‘Miss Todd County’ announced

Applications are now being accepted for the title of “2016 Miss Todd County.” This person will represent her county at the Miss Minnesota pageant, which will be held March 12, at the Ritsche Auditorium in St. More...

Obituaries

Carlyle Callis

Carlyle Callis, 80, of rural Browerville, passed away December 6, 2015, at his home in Moran Township.  A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. More...

Helen Garland

Helen Louise (Amundson) Garland, 82, of Staples passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease on December 8, 2015.  A celebration of Helen’s life will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, with visitation at 12:00 p.m. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS NOVEMBER 3, 2015   More...

Health & Human Services

MINUTES TODD COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES MEETING October 27, 2015   More...

Public Notices

TODD COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 215 First Ave. More...