March 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

TCI to host public meeting

The public is invited to attend the community meeting of the Thriving Communities Initiative (TCI)w Tuesday, March 29, at National Joint Powers Alliance in Staples. The meeting is 5:30-8 p.m., with free dinner included. More...

‘Tis great to be Irish, says Lynn Lenk

She’ll be eating cornedbeef and cabbage this St. Patrick’s day; and most likely drinking green beer at Lefty’s, Lynn (Kelly) Lenk said recently at her home in rural Staples. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

City of Motley receives positive feedback regarding annual audit

At their regular meeting  March 14, the Motley City  Council accepted the Annual Audit Year Ended Dec.  31, 2015, as presented by Jon Archer with Schlenner Wenner & Company, certified public accountants from Little Falls.  More...

Looking over the city’s annual audit

Jon Archer (in forefront), an accountant with Schlenner Wenner & Company, went over the City of Motley’s Annual Audit with the council at their regular meeting March 14. More...

Motley Police, MCSO reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following:  March 2 - The MPD issued a speeding citation to Zachary Crist, 24.  Feb. More...

Letters

Wadena County leads state in unemployed parents

It was reported (from the 2015 Minnesota Early Childhood Risk & Reach Report) that 25 percent of children in Wadena County have parents who don’t work, higher than any county. The state average is 3.4 percent. More...

Current Happenings

Upcoming Cardinal speech team events

Public welcome to attend

Upcoming events for the Staples Motley High School speech team include the following: o PARENT AND COMMUNITY NIGHT: Monday, March 21, 7 - 9 p.m., SMHS Cafeteria. Many students will be performing their presentations. More...

Council on Aging to discuss legal issues

“Legal issues for seniors” is the program topic at the March 24 meeting of the Todd County Council on Aging at the Long Prairie Senior Center.  The center is on Hwy 27 E in Long Prairie. More...

Basket weaving

Len Sharon of Royalton taught a class on basket weaving at the Staples Public Library on March 5. Participants learned weaving techniques and each went home with their own basket. More...

Obituaries

Raymond Sellnow

Raymond Sellnow, 85, of North Branch, passed away March 11, 2016 at Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center in Wyoming.  Memorial services will be held on Friday, March 25, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, North Branch, with Rev. More...

Ellen Bosen

Ellen Vieno Bosen, 81, of Battle Lake, passed away, March 2, 2016 at the Broen Home in Fergus Falls.  Funeral services will be held Saturday April 2, 2016 at 1 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, Battle Lake with Rev. Jake Dyrhaug officiating. More...

Donald Dingman

Donald Dingman, “The Wood Man”, 86, long time resident of Forest Lake, passed away peacefully March 6, 2016.  A Celebration of Life will be held in June with a full obituary to follow.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT  More...

Meth: Not on my block

A community awareness forum titled “Meth: Not on my block,” will be held Thursday, March 31, at Central Lakes College in Staples.  The event will reveal how methamphetamines are affecting the community and help people identify users More...

Weinerman seeks District 9 Senate seat

A long- time believer in the importance of collaboration between citizens and the government that represents them, Little Falls resident Jason Weinerman has announced his candidacy for Minnesota’s Senate District 9.  More...

Koopmann memorizes 1,000 digits for Pi Day

Staples Motley High School students baked pies, made artwork, performed songs, dances, produced videos and memorized between 25 and 1,000 digits, all for the sake of one math term.  More...

 

News

Case pushes for more seasonal camping at Dower Lake park

Staples City Council member Doug Case made a push to get seasonal camping sites built at the Dower Lake Recreation Area as soon as possible. More...

Heavy fog causes pile-up in Aldrich

Heavy fog contributed to a four vehicle accident along Hwy 10 in Aldrich on March 14. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Neil Reining, 35, of Clarissa, was pulling out from Central Ave. into the eastbound lane of Hwy 10. More...

Police make meth arrest, investigate robberies

On March 10, Staples Police conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 10 for a cracked windshield. After talking to the driver and passenger, police saw signs of recent drug use.  More...

Opinion

Getting the right name is crucial to school

Small town diet

One little-discussed portion of the  Staples Motley School District’s Re-start proposal was the directive to change the name of the school.  Because people were concerned with other issues in the Restart proposal, the name change was More...

Political Cartoon

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Ten Commandments for Open Meetings

“I think heroic deeds were all conceived More...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Michael and Monica Cole of Pillager, a baby girl, Sarah Christina weighing nine pounds, one ounce on March 5, 2016.  Born to Kyle and Yalanda Klein of Clarissa, a baby b More...

Todd County Historical Society meeting held

The Todd County Historical Society considered the installation of a security system at the museum at their March 7 meeting.  The discussion included possible options for funding a system. More...

Sue Boehland awarded MAAP Exemplary Award

Sue Boehland is the recipient of the 2016 Exemplary Award from the Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs. Sue was recently honored at the MAAP’s Statewide convention held Feb. 11 in Duluth.  More...

Sports

Track team enjoys outdoor practice

It is rare for the Staples Motley track and field team to start their first practice outside, but on March 14, warm weather saw the entire crew running, jumping and throwing at the outdoor facility. More...

Fly ball

At right, Hennie Lindoe camps under a fly ball during the first day of softball practice   More...

Hustling on the first day

Stephanie Mitchell charges in on a dropping fly ball during the first day of softball practice March 14. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)   More...