December 31, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

City looking at parks, recreation

City of Staples Administrator Jerel Nelsen reviewed developments with the Parks and Recreation board. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

A look back on 2015 in Motley, Leader areas

A number of stories were collected throughout Motley, Leader, Cushing and the surrounding areas during 2015. A few highlights of the past year are included below.  More...

Opinion

The First Amendment: Our articles of peace

In 2015, America’s increasingly crowded public square was often filled with hostility, becoming an angry arena where people shout past one another across religious and ideological divides. More...

REAL ID requirement

It’s been a short week for students, and I look forward to seeing the many college students and service men and women that come back and sit in church with their families for the Christmas services. More...

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Life Currents

A winner for Christmas (and birthday)

Marlys Snook, right, won $250 from the Todd County American Dairy Association for their holiday promotion designed to reward people for buying dairy products. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Samantha De- Wald of Motley, a baby boy, Elijah Jean weighing seven pounds, 14 ounces, on December 22, 2015.  Born to Melinda Hasty and Shawn Lesher of Backus, a baby boy More...

Student Achievements

HAYLEY CARLSON Motley, has been named to the Fall Semester Dean’s List at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. To qualify, students must earn a 3.50 or better grade point average while carrying at least 12 credit hours.   More...

Sports

Former Cardinals team up to play at the next level

Three former Staples Motley basketball players are starters for the Central Lakes College Raiders women’s basketball team this season. More...

Defense, passing spur boys hoops

The Staples Motley boys basketball team clamped down on defense, holding Long Prairie-Grey Eagle to 17 points in each half, defeating them 46-34 on Dec. 22.  More...

Lady Cards buckle down and secure win

The Staples Motley girls basketball team held on for the win over Long Prairie-  Grey Eagle, 54-48 on Dec. 22.  “This game we played in spurts,” said Coach Craig Wolhowe. More...

Wadena County levy goes up 2.27 percent

At its last scheduled meeting of 2015, held Dec. 22, the Wadena County Board approved a 2.27 percent increase in the 2015 pay 2016 property tax levy.  More...

Baby STEPS Thrift for Kids now open in Staples

Serving, Teaching & Empowering People (STEP), the new name of the Development Achievement Center (DAC) has opened a new store in Staples, Baby STEPs Thrift for Kids.  The store is located in the former Staples Dollar Store building, on 4th S More...

Havnes fits in as Staples Postmaster

Staples Postmaster  Cindy Havnes recently had her interim title changed to permanent postmaster.  “I’m excited to be here, it’s nice to see people welcome a new face,” said  Havnes. More...

 

News

Todd County seeks foot care clinic solutions

While Todd County has been providing on-site healthcare clinics which have included general healthcare checks and foot care, Title 3 is no longer going to be providing the funding for this, the commissioners were told at the Health and Human Services More...

Spreading a little Christmas cheer

Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts decorated a Christmas tree at LHS Care Center in Staples for residents to enjoy, along with Christmas cards they had made. Front, from left; Clay Mertens, Carson Mertens and Mason Michael. More...

‘Project Linus’ presented with community award

Todd-Wadena Electric  Cooperative has named  Project Linus of Todd and Wadena counties, as the winner of the 2015 Touchstone Energy Community Award, according to the cooperative’s board chair,  Michael Thorson.  Thorson rece More...

Current Happenings

New MN state laws effective Jan. 1, 2016

The following are selected new laws passed during the 2015 legislative session that take effect Jan. 1, 2016.  The asterisk following the bill number denotes the language that became law. More...

Food shelf donation

In lieu of a Christmas gift exchange this holiday season, third graders at Staples Elementary School collected food for the Staples Food Shelf. After each class weighed their goods they added the weights together and came up with 185 pounds total. More...

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative accepting grant applications

The next deadline to submit applications for Operation Round Up grants from Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative is Jan. 15, 2016. More...

Obituaries

George Pribbenow

George Pribbenow, 85, of Staples, passed away at home, December 17, 2015.  Services were held Dec. More...

Ronald Hume

Ronald Hume, 82, of Wadena, passed away December 18, 2015 at the Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 16, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hubbard. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DECEMBER 1, 2015   Call to Order  The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 1st day of December, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. More...

Public Notices

NOTICE BECKER TOWNSHIP BRUSH WORK Notice to all Becker Township residents: Becker Township has contracted with Cass County to do routine brush work. This will start mid- January 2016. More...

Freshwater Education District

REGULAR BOARD MEETING FRESHWATER EDUCATION DISTRICT #6004 Maslowski Center, Wadena, MN November 18, 2015   More...