February 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Political parties set caucus sites Mar. 1

Democrats and Republicans will gather at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 1 for their parties’ biennial caucuses. Registration opens at 6:30 p.m.  More...

Public invited to forum for CLC President search

Community members are invited to open forums with three candidates for president of Central Lakes College at both the Brainerd and Staples campuses.  Brainerd campus:  The open forums will run from 8-9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Dave Rowe of Motley: Living ‘the dream’

Somewhere in the back of his mind, Dave Rowe could always hear the voice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reciting his “I Have a Dream” speech.  More...

Robotics Club at MSMS

The Robotics Club, an extracurricular activity at Motley Staples Middle School, began this past December. John Regan, MSMS math teacher, is their advisor. More...

Cushing man arrested after foot pursuit

After a nearly three-hour foot pursuit in a wooded area in Cushing Township Feb. 15, a Cushing man was apprehended by a K-9 team and is currently in custody at the Morrison County Jail.  More...

Letters

Plan has potential

Superintendent Klamm, with the support of her administrative team, has recommended that grades K-3 be in Staples in the current Staples Elementary School, grades 4-7 in the Motley School building and grades 8-12 in the current Staples Motley High Sch More...

BRAVO!

Joyce and I were in Ballroom A at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Feb. 11, when Staples Motley music students performed. More...

Current Happenings

‘What the Tech Expo’ at M State Wadena campus

A $10,000 Broadband Innovation Grant from the Blandin Foundation will help connect Minnesota State Community and Technical College students and residents of west central Minnesota with the latest in technology innovations.  More...

Organic Workshop

The Fifth Annual Organic Management Workshop organized by the Staples Area Farmer’s Market Association will be Saturday, Mar. 5, at the Verndale Community Center.  Registration will be begin at 8:30 a.m. More...

‘Farm to Institution Networking’ event

Getting Minnesota apples, tomatoes and other locally grown foods on the menus of schools and other institutions such as hospitals, long term care facilities and childcare centers requires cross-sector partnerships, community support and relationship More...

Obituaries

Raymond Knosalla

Raymond “Sonny” Knosalla, Jr., 78, of Motley, passed away February 13, 2016, at his home.  More...

Randy Skeesick

Randy Skeesick, 65, of Motley, died February 9, 2016 at his home. Funeral services were held Feb. 16 at the Motley Free Methodist Church, with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. More...

L aVer n Wood

LaVern Wood, 84, of Wadena, passed away on February 14, 2016 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS JANUARY 5, 2016 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 5th day&nbs More...

Public Notices

NOTICE TODD COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION 215 1st Ave. South, Suite 103 Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347 320-732-4420   More...

Larry Lundblad seeks Dist. 9A House seat

Rep. Mark Anderson chooses not to run again

Dr. Larry Lundblad, President of Central Lakes College, has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for Minnesota House of Representatives seat 9A. Earlier this week, Rep. More...

Quevedo arrested after break-in investigation

Staples Police arrested Juan Quevedo, 32, of Staples, in connection with a series of break-ins at Staples businesses. More...

 

News

Council updated on continuing projects

The Staples City Council held a short meeting on Feb. 9, with two items to approve, the authorization of a MnDOT grant for airport maintenance and to approve a bingo request from Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  More...

RDO withdraws applications for irrigation permits

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently rejected a petition by Central Minnesota residents for an environmental assessment on RD Offutt’s proposed expansion into the Pineland Sands Aquifer.  More...

Will Staples Area Men’s Chorus shave on stage?

Dinner concert attendees will decide

The Staples Area Men’s Chorus will take their show on the road traveling to the Clarissa Ballroom Feb. More...

Opinion

Change: Looking forward

Lakewood Health System

They say that the only constant in this world is change. The older I get the more I reflect on all of the great things from the past that I no longer see. More...

Many choices are available for our middle school students

Staples Motley Schools

It is amazing that we are already staring down spring. It seems like only yesterday the school year was getting under way.There has been so much going on in and around our schools this year, it can be very hard to keep up! More...

What makes our small towns worth living in?

Small town diet

The people are coming. More...

Life Currents

Plopper performs with Honors Orchestra Feb. 13

SMHS freshman Trenton Plopper, was selected to perform with this year’s Honors Orchestra. Through an audition process held in November, Trenton along with 61 other 7 - 9 grade students in Minnesota were selected and came together Feb. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Lena Youngberg and Jason Mattsen of Brainerd, a baby girl, Justice Ann, weighing four pounds, 14 ounces on February 9, 2016  Born to Alexandria Amling and Jacob Martin of Pill More...

Senior calendar

STAPLES SENIOR CITIZEN’S  SCHEDULE FOR MARCH:  Tues., March 1, 12:15 p.m.- Whist  Weds., March 2, 11:45 a.m.- Meal & penny bingo  Thurs., March 3, 11:45 a.m. - Meal; 12 p.m. - 500 cards; 1:30-3 p.m. More...

Sports

Wrestlers make it to section finals

The Staples Motley wrestling team finished 15 points short in the Section 6A team championship, but Coach Dave Anglin feels they were very close to pulling the upset. More...

Flip for first, going to state in four events

Millie Klefsaas is upside-down above the balance beam, but landed safely and went on to win the Section 8AA beam event with a score of 9.425. More...

Bringing halftime cheer

Young Cardinal cheerleaders performed at halftime of the boys basketball game on Feb. 4. More...