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Staples All Veterans, Community Park fundraiser

The Staples All Veteran’s and Community Park Association invites you to their annual Fundraiser, Thursday, March 17 at Ted & Gen’s, Aldrich. The fundraiser will be held from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Cushing man climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

Only half of the 30,000 hikers that attempt to reach the summit of Mount  Kilimanjaro in Africa each year make it. More...

Motley Police, Morrison Cty Sheriff’s Office reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following:  Feb. More...

Opinion

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Join the RE-START journey transition

Staples Motley Schools

Our Staples Motley School Board approved the Re-Start Campaign proposal at their February meeting. More...

Kresha plans for 2016 legislative session

Congrats to the Pierz Pioneers wrestling team for their third-place finish at state last week. Great job, guys. And a shout out to the Long Prairie boys and girls basketball teams for their successful season. More...

Current Happenings

Mark Your Calendar

March 16   FREE AARP TAX- AIDE Wednesdays, noon - 3:30 p.m., through April 13, Staples Community Center. No appt. needed. For people 60 and older, lowmoderate income. For info., 218-894-5772.  March 17   More...

CLC to host egg hunt

Community members are invited to an egg hunt at Central Lakes College, Staples, on Saturday, March 26 at 9:30 a.m. More...

Senior orchestra members honored at final concert

The Staples Motley senior orchestra members pictured above at the 7th Annual All-District Orchestra Concert held Feb. 29 at Centennial Auditorium in Staples.  More...

Obituaries

Patricia Benkufsky

Patricia (Patty) Benkufsky, 74, of Miltona, passed February 27, 2016 at the Douglas County Hospital, Alexandria.  Memorial services will be held Friday, March 18, 2016 at 1 p.m. More...

Julie Zylka

Julie Zylka, 69, of Fish Trap Lake, passed away March 4, 2016 at Essentia- St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd.  Memorial services were held March 8 at St. More...

Dora Brown

Dora Della Brown, 93, of Seattle, WA, passed away, February 29, 2016 at home.  There will be no services at this time.  Dora was born May 29, 1922 in St. More...

Wadena MHC wants to send messages to legislators

Two of the subcommittees formed by the Wadena County Mental Health Collaborative (MHC) met on March 3 to work further on the messages they want to present to State Senator Paul Gazelka and other Minnesota legislators in the next few weeks. More...

SMHS Knowledge Bowl team poised for state

The Staples Motley Knowledge Bowl team will continue their amazing season at the regional competition on March 15. Despite low numbers, Staples Motley will be one of 21 teams participating at the regional competition.  More...

CLC in top 50

Central Lakes College,  More...

MSMS to present “Robin Hood: The Next Generation”

Dress rehearsal was held March 6 for “Robin Hood: The Next Generation”. The Motley Staples Middle School will present the play Fri., March 11 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 12, at 2 p.m. at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. More...

 

News

Dave Hughes announces candidacy for House of Representatives

Karlstad resident Dave Hughes has announced his candidacy for House of Representatives, 7th Congressional District of Minnesota, currently held by Representative Collin Peterson. More...

Todd Dairy Princess banquet and coronation held March 5

The Todd County American Dairy Association held its 2016 Dairy Princess Banquet and Coronation on March 5, 2016 at the Browerville Community Center. More...

The “Great iPad Giveaway”

Through the annual “Great iPad Giveaway” contest, the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of St.  Cloud provides technical learning tools for Catholic schools. More...

Letters

DNR should be making natural resource decisions, not legislators

Thank you Rep. Green for shining a big spotlight on just why there ARE any legacy funds. For years and years the legislature had been underfunding and then diverting funds from the DNR into the general fund. More...

Resurgence of Meth and Heroin

I read in the Star Tribune an article about the resurgence of Meth and heroin use. Webster defines the word logical as something that is sensible, considering the circumstances. More...

Republican Presidential Preference Poll

A Republican Presidential Preference Poll taken at the precinct caucuses on March 1, had a different result in Todd County than in Congressional District 7 than in the entire state.  More...

Life Currents

Percentage of Minnesotans without health insurance is at all time low

A report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the U of M finds that Minnesota cut its uninsured rate nearly in half between 2013 and 2015, and the rate of Minnesotans without health insurance has now reached an all-time low. More...

Much Appreciated

TCCA quilt event a success

How do you describe the results of an entire county of individuals, organizations and businesses stepping to the plate to support a cause? One word - “AWESOME”... and then you cry tears of joy.  More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Joseph and Jessica Moats of Baxter, a baby boy, Logan Joseph weighing seven pounds, 14 ounces on February 26, 2016.  Born to Rhonda Mareck of Brainerd, a baby boy, Rhett More...

Sports

Cardinals play tough in two playoff games

After winning their first playoff game with a strong finish, 61-50 against Crookston on March 3, the Staples Motley girls basketball team led much of the way in their second round game, but a lengthy cold spell led to a 57-45 loss to Pelican Rapids o More...

Huber named NSIC Field Athlete of the Year

Minnesota State University Moorhead sophomore Brian Huber has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Year for the indoor season.  Huber scored 14 points at the NSIC Indoor Championships on Feb. More...

Wolhowe on MIAC first year team

Grace Wolhowe was named to the All-MIAC First-Year Women’s Basketball Team.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FEBRUARY 2, 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 2nd d More...

Public Notices

NOTICE PUBLIC MEETING PRAIRIE LAKES MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY The Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority (PLMSWA) Board; made up of six County Commissioner representatives from the member counties More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

ISD#2170 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #12 MINUTES Monday, January 25, 2016, 7:00 p.m. HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER The meeting was called to order with Members Freeman, Longbella, Di- Giovanni, Winkels, and& More...