February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Todd County Chief Deputy salary on hold

A board action to increase the recently appointed Chief Deputy Gene Ziegenhagen’s salary was tabled after discussion at the Feb. 17 meeting of the Todd County Commissioners. Background: At the Jan. More...

Sno Daze royalty

Newly crowned royalty, Addie Klefsaas and Stephen Plopper enjoying ‘the’ moment as the Sno Daze queen and king. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson) More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Motley Area Food Shelf hopes to raise $20,000 in March

The Motley Area Food Shelf (MAFS) is hoping to raise $20,000 during March, Minnesota’s Food Share Month. Funds received during this time will go towards meeting the needs of people in the Motley community. More...

Controlled burns at Camp Ripley began early

The Camp Ripley Fire Department will conduct controlled burns Jan 11- Mar 15, throughout the day and night. “Usually the burns are completed every spring before the summer annual training season begins. More...

Motley area roads in Dayton’s proposal

If Governor Mark Dayton’s proposal for road and bridge improvements is approved, two roads in the Motley area will see upgrades. A nine mile section of Hwy. 210 between Motley and Pillager is on the list as well as 34 miles of Hwy. More...

Letters

Forests and potatoes and water

Adding to what Dale Hausmann wrote in “Letters to the Editor” last week - I would just like to comment “Good letter, Dale.” I would like to add my concern for the quality of our water. More...

Current Happenings

Oil, water and pipelines

What do we need to know?

The Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government will continue the discussion of oil pipelines in general and the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline in particular in a forum on Monday, March 2. More...

Al-Anon and AA event planned

The Alexandria Alcholics Anonymous and Al- Anon members are hosting the 11th Annual Big Ole Roundup at the Holiday Inn of Alexandria March 6-8. More...

School board work session

The Staples Motley School Board will meet in a work session Monday, Mar. 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Staples Motley High School media center. Agenda items include review the budget forecast and options for next year. More...

Obituaries

Georgeine Ferdinando

Georgeine ( Goergie) Edith Ferdinando, 50, died Feb. 19, 2015, following a courageous battle with cancer. There will be a Celebration of Life for Georgeine on Saturday, Feb. 28, which would have been her 51st birthday. More...

William Guelker

William (Bill) E. Guelker, 93, of Staples, died Feb. 17, 2015, following a short illness while wintering with family members in Milwaukie, Oregon. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS HELD JANUARY 20, 2015 CALL TO ORDER More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

MINUTES ISD #2170 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING - #12 TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015, 7:00 P.M. STAPLES MOTLEY HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER More...

Public Notices

NOTICE CITY OF STAPLES ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS STAPLES COMMUNITY CENTER ROOF REPLACEMENT More...

School to install safer building door systems

In addition to approving the capital outlay list for the 2015-16 school year, Staples Motley School Board members were informed at their Feb. More...

Wadena Co. approves sergeant/investigator

After discussions at several recent board meetings, commissioners decided at the Feb. 17 board meeting to approve the new employee position requested by Sheriff Mike Carr. More...

Teacher’s brawl

Staples Motley High School staff took part in the lip-sync competition, coming out in a fighting mood. From left are Rachel Sanders, Kriste Johnson, Kermit Klefsaas, Steve Fligge, Marly Simmons and Onni Sharp-Anderson. More...

 

News

High density grazing provides organic benefits for soil

Packing cattle into small mobile pens for short periods of time can increase organic matter in soil by more than one percent, according to Dr. More...

Staples Police assist in road rage incident

On Feb. 20, at approximately 4:03 p.m., Staples Police responded to assist the Morrison County Sheriffs Office with a road rage incident involving a weapon. The vehicle was reportedly traveling westbound on Hwy 10 between Staples and Motley. More...

Seminar offered on how arts impact community

Five Wings Arts Council, in collaboration with Region Five Development Commission, will host “Together: Building Resilient Communities Through Creative Placemaking” Thursday, March 5, 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Great River Arts, 122 SE 1st St. More...

Opinion

Will the U.S. stand alone in rejecting children’s rights?

Within a matter of months, the U.S. government seems likely to become the only nation in the world still rejecting the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. More...

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Life Currents

Aryn Ladd studying in Italy during college spring break

Staples native Aryn Ladd, a junior at Concordia College in Moorhead, is taking part in a study abroad program during spring break, Feb. 21 - March 1. More...

70th Anniversary

Eldon and Margie Miller, Atkins, Iowa, formerly of Staples, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family gathering. The former Marjorie Olson and Eldon Miller were married Feb. 12, 1945, at St. Frederick’s Church, Verndale. More...

Waiting for a Mentor

Jason, a nine-year-old from Staples, is our featured Child Waiting for a Mentor this week. Jason describes himself as being nice, fun, funny, happy and active. He would like to be a chef when he grows up. More...

Sports

Erpelding, Lisson qualify for state wrestling

Alex Erpelding won the Section 6A championship at 145 pounds and Eric Lisson was second at 126. Both wrestlers will advance to the state wrestling tournament on Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28. Staples Motley Coach Dave Anglin said all the More...

Klefsaas finishes season at state gymnastics meet

Staples Motley 10th grader Millie Klefsaas advanced to the state gymnastics tournament at the University of Minnesota, competing for the Brainerd High School team. More...

Confidence key as basketball playoffs start

The Staples Motley boys basketball team ended the regular season with a 77- 68 win over Pequot Lakes on Feb. 20. Before that they lost 74-57 to Sauk Centre on Feb. 17. More...