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Wadena County ponders Wensman remodel

Wadena County Commissioners held a special meeting Dec. More...

‘Messiah’ performed at Community Christmas Concert

The Staples Motley High School Chamber Orchestra accompanied high school A Capella Choir and the Staples Area Men’s and Women’s Choruses performing “Messiah” by George Frideric Handel for a large crowd at the Community Christm More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Smith to start police chief job immediately

Ron Smith is now the Motley Police Chief, approved by the Motley City Council at their Dec. 14 meeting. More...

Committee planning Motley Community event for June

Organized by SMA Chamber of Commerce

Plans are underway for a ‘Motley Community Celebration’ to be held June 18, in conjunction with the Motley Fair.  The event is being coordinated by the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce; and will feature a variety of events for More...

Man stabbed in Motley Motel

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Dec. 12 at approximately 12:47 a.m. their office received a phone call from a resident of Motley indicating that he was stabbed. More...

Current Happenings

‘Bill Berndt Community Christmas Concert’ Dec. 20, Motley UMC

Concert line-up includes American Idol’s Katie Ziegler

The second annual ‘Bill Berndt Community Christmas Concert and Sing Along’ will be held Sunday, Dec. More...

Santa Lions

The serving line had a break between customers at the Lions community meal offered free Dec. 12 at the Staples Motley High School cafeteria. From left are Tom Honek, Randy Beinhorn, Bob Mueller, Del Lindgren and Bob Jensen.  More...

‘Thriving Communities program,’ informational meetings planned

What if you chose to attend one short meeting, helped form an idea, grew it into an action, built a new valuable community resource; and a whole city became stronger because of you?  More...

Obituaries

Robert Gaugert

Robert Gaugert, 91, of  Staples, passed away December 7, 2015, at his farm near Staples.  Services were held Dec.  12, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bartlett  Township, with Pastor  Gerald Goetz presiding.  Burial More...

Donna Oihus

Donna J. Oihus, 84, of Grafton, ND, passed away December 10, 2015, at the Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday Dec. 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Staples. More...

Leo Olson

Leo F. Olson, 72, of Long Prarie, passed away November 25, 2015, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Funeral services were held Nov. 30, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home-Stein Chapel in Long Prarie with Rev. More...

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Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE COUNTY PRINTING TODD COUNTYMINNESOTA   More...

Byron Township passes on hog barn moratorium request

The Byron Township Board decided not to impose a moratorium on building confined animal barns at their Dec. 8, board meeting. More...

Staples levy, water, sewer rates go up

At their regular meeting Dec. 8, the Staples City Council adopted the 2016 tax levy of $895,632, a 4.31 percent increase from 2015. More...

Christmas church services

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News

WIP donates to children’s programs

Through the generous donations received by the Women in Philanthropy (WIP) group, $5,600 was recently given to three area children’s programs as voted on by WIP members. More...

Senior Dining Christmas party

Santa delighted the crowd at the Senior Nutrition Site Christmas party held Dec. 9 at the Staples Community Center. Doug Grossman, Gene and Iris Floistad, Arvilla Dyer and Mary Ann Riewer received a candy cane from Santa.  More...

The Christmas toys have come in

The Staples ‘93 Lions Club shows some of the gifts they purchased for their Christmas For Kids program. The club gave the gifts away on Dec. More...

Opinion

Reduction of sentences opposed for the most serious drug offenders

Currently, a proposal approved 7-3 by the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission recommends a significant reduction in the sentences for the most serious of drug offenders, i.e., first degree drug offenders, who are involved in selling a wide var More...

Hog farm causes concern in Byron Township

Cass Crest LLC is proposing a Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) in Byron Township on the farm owned by Jim and Sue Lund. At the meeting on Dec. More...

Children create, share holiday excitement

Staples Motley Schools

If you are in need of some extra energy, stop by any local school this time of year, we definitely have plenty to spare! More...

Life Currents

Remembering

Gary, Phyllis and Bruce Paskewitz were met by Karen Kochsiek, RN, Community Palliative Care, at the 20th annual Season of Lights Dec. More...

Senior Companions

Todd County Senior Companions were recognized for their service at a recent event. From left are Marilyn Gibson, five years; Eleanor Webster, 13 years; Marjorie Morawczynski, four years; and volunteer leader Sue Stine, six years. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Joshua and Lindsey Meech of Wadena a baby boy, Griffin Dekker, weighing seven pounds, 15 ounces on December 4, 2015.  Born to Kelsey Martin Mulholland and John Roush of More...

Sports

Wrestling remaining schedule

Friday- Saturday, Dec 18-19 - Big Bear Tourney at Cass Lake-Bena High School  Saturday, Jan. 2 - Home - St. Cloud Tech, West Central Area, Winona - 10 a.m.  Thursday, Jan. More...

Hoop Shoot scholarships awarded

The Staples Motley Dollars for Scholars held their Hoop Shoot at half-time of the boy’s and girl’s double header basketball games Dec. 8. Seniors were awarded scholarship money to further their education after graduation. More...

Boys basketball remaining schedule

Tuesday, Dec. 22 - Home - Long Prairie-Grey Eagle - 7:15 p.m.  Tuesday- Wednesday, Dec. 29-30 - At Little Falls tournament   Friday, Jan. 8 - Home - Detroit Lakes - 7:15 p.m.  Tuesday, Jan. More...