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Lakewood plans to expand into more community health programs

Not only is Lakewood Health System (LHS) planning to expand their clinic building, they are also attempting to expand their reach into the health of the surrounding community. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Traffic stop near Motley yields to three-mile chase, drug arrests

A traffic stop near Motley Jan. 14 resulted in the arrest of 24-year-old Ashley Thomas, Crookston; and 38-year-old Billy Vincent of Bemidji. They each now face two felony drug charges.  More...

Receives Lions award

Pillager Lions Club member Les Swift, center, was recently awarded the International Presidents Leadership Medal at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd. More...

Grand Rapids man sustains injuries in one-vehicle accident in rural Motley

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Jan. 12, at approximately 5:30 p.m., their office received a call of a one vehicle accident with injuries on Azalea Rd. near Dove Rd.  More...

Current Happenings

Annual Tri-Care Festival of Health is in Wadena

The 26th annual Tri- Care’s February Festival of Health is a community-wide health fair to be held Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at M-State’s Wadena campus on Hwy 29. More...

Touring the Staples World

Students from Freshwater Education’s ALC (Area Learning Center) in Staples toured the Staples World Jan. 14. More...

CWRBFC annual workshop Feb. 11

Cattle producers won’t want to miss the 16th annual Winter Workshop 2016, presented by the Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council (CWRBFC), February 11, at Central Lakes College, 1830 Airport Rd, Staples, beginning at 8:30 a.m. More...

Sports

Cardinals take down Barnesville wrestlers

The Staples Motley wrestling team took a big step in getting a high section seed with a win over  Barnesville 39-33 in the first round of the Don  Dravis Duals Jan. 16. More...

Low scores in girls basketball games

The Staples Motley girls basketball team entered into a five game losing streak to start the second half of the season, dropping games to Detroit Lakes 46-34 on Jan. 14 and to Minnewaska 51-36 on Jan. More...

Boys hoops team splits to conference games

The Staples Motley boys basketball team suffered a letdown in a conference game on Jan. 12, falling to Pequot Lakes 70-53, but they bounced back with a strong showing in a 66-43 win over Park Rapids on Jan. 14.  More...

Drugs, alcohol, involved in majority of city crime

Wadena County Attorney Kyra Ladd asked the Staples City Council for support in changing sentencing guidelines for drug offenders so that they reflect the difference between drug sellers and drug users. More...

Chamber annual meeting features rural economics

‘Rewriting the Rural Narrative’

“Rewriting the Rural Narrative” is the speaker’s topic at the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting Thursday, Feb. 4, at Ted and Gen’s, Aldrich. More...

 

News

Wadena County gets ballpark estimates of remodeling costs

At the request of the Wadena County Board of Commissioners, two representatives from Vercon, the county’s construction manager, appeared at the Jan. More...

Businesses urged to plan transitions

It takes several years to prepare to sell a business, said Peter Nelson and Dick Jordan at a Lunch & Learn symposium held Jan. More...

Staples Police check on people in cold weather

The Staples Police Department responded to cold weather concerns during the recent cold snap. The following are from the police report:  Jan. 14, at 2 a.m., Staples Police assisted the Wadena County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Opinion

Keys to reducing poverty: Opportunity, responsibility, security

Consensus plan for restoring American dream

As America recovers slowly from the Great Recession, many of our fellow citizens remain mired in poverty. More...

‘Together, we can create great readers’

This is such a great time of the year in school. Kids are back from Christmas Break and we hit the ground running. There are so many things to accomplish and the days are filled with a lot of activity. More...

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Life Currents

Student Achievements

NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, FARGO has announced its Fall 2015 Dean’s List. To qualify, students must earn a 3.50 grade point average or higher and be enrolled in at least nine credits. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Brent and Anna Muhonen of Menahga, a baby girl, Cali Aspen weighing eight pounds, six and one-half ounces on January 8, 2016 .  Born to Rob and Ashlee Novotny of Motley, More...

January birthday celebrations

Fourteen members attended the monthly birthday party held January 12 in the Staples Senior Citizen’s Room at the Community Center with six members celebrating January birthdays. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE STAPLES TOWNSHIP BOARD OF AUDIT MEETING   Staples Township will hold their Board of Audit meeting immediately following the regular monthly meeting on Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Town Hall. More...