July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Getting ready for Railroad Days

Sponsor a pig in the pig races and you get to name it. Get your friends and coworkers together for a chili cook-off team. Enter a unit in the parade and/or a vehicle in the car show. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Remembering Reno’s last ride in Pillager

It was the first time in several years that Reno, a member of the Cass County Mounted Posse, was not there to offer assistance at the Pillager Fair. More...

Reno’s final parade

Rick Wrobel (right) on Reno; and Julie Wrobel on Joe, represented the Cass County Mounted Posse at the 2014 Pillager Fair Parade. More...

Motley Rodeo Aug. 7 - 8, at the fairgrounds

The Motley Rodeo will be held at the Motley Fairgrounds on Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8, beginning at 7 p.m. each night. Gate opens at 5:30 p.m. More...

Current Happenings

Family bluegrass band to perform at Lincoln EV Free Church Aug. 6

The Wissmann Family gospel bluegrass band will be in concert Thursday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m., at Lincoln Evangelical Free Church in Cushing. More...

Military brass band ‘Rampage’ to perform at ‘Music in the Park’ series in Staples

The 34th Infantry Division “Red Bull” Military Band, Rampage, will perform at Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. Rampage is an eightpiece brass band that plays a wide variety of music. More...

Mark Your Calendar

Weekly events ONGOING EVENTS POSTED LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH: AA MTGS AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL MAIN CAMPUS, STAPLES, CLASSROOM A: Tuesdays, 8 p.m.; Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 7 p.m.. For info., 218-639-1428. More...

Obituaries

Edith Lee

Edith M. Lee, 95, of Staples, passed away July 25, 2015, at the Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 31, at 2 p.m. at the Taylor Funeral Home in Staples. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. More...

Sports

Cross country practice begins

Cross Country Captain’s practices will be held twice a day beginning Aug. 3 at Pine Grove Park on Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8:30-10 a.m. and 6:45-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday practices will be at the football field at 8:30 a.m. only. More...

Hole-in-one

Margie Solem of rural Motley got her first hole-in-one July 12, at Pine Ridge Golf Course, Motley. Solem, who was on hole #10 at the course, was using a 3-hybrid club. (Submitted photo) More...

Roping contest

A number of contests pertaining to the “ Wild, Wild West” took place during the 17th Annual Growler’s Day event in Leader July 25. (Submitted photo) More...

Medical bills exceed county jail budget

Sheriff Mike Carr told the Wadena County Board on July 21 that medical expenses for inmates in the county jail have already exceeded this year’s entire medical budget, and there’s six months left to go. More...

Kayaking the Crow Wing

The Staples Motley Area Women of Today hosted a kayaking event on the Crow Wing River on July 1 to celebrate Founder’s Day, the anniversary of the organization’s beginning. More...

MNSure flawed, Todd County notes

In spite of the good that the MNSure system may provide for clients who need help securing health insurance at an affordable rate, the system remains flawed and takes a lot more work to manage, according to Health and Human Services Financial Supervi More...

 

News

Staples Police handle domestics, thefts

The Staples Police Department was busy last week with a number of traffic stops, including speeding, faulty equipment, driving after revocation of license and failure to stop at stop signs. Other activity included: More...

Arm injury in farm accident

On July 23, 2015 at approximately 8:15 p.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Dept. responded to Rockwood Township for a report of a farming accident. More...

Field trip for preschoolers

Magic Forest Childcare Center visited Staples City Hall and the Staples Library on July 20. The children were given a tour by City Administrator Jerel Nelsen. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) More...

Opinion

The First Amendment and the power of ‘fear’

President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” In a world wracked by terrorism, that carries even more meaning today. More...

Legislation that could end unwanted medical treatment

Roughly 25 million Americans have been subjected to unwanted medical treatment at some point in their lives, and that means we have a healthcare system that is not listening to patients. More...

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Life Currents

Celebrating July birthdays/ anniversary

The birthday and anniversary party was held July 14, in the Senior Citizen’s Room at the Staples Community Center. Bud and Betty Haskin (front, right) were honored for their 65th wedding anniversary. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Christopher and Heidi Kuschel of Brainerd, a baby boy, Carsen Christopher weighing six pounds, nine ounces on July 7, 2015. More...

Jenson is newest behavioral health provider at Lakewood Health System

Jody Jenson, board certified psychiat - ric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP BC), is the newest member of Lakewood Health System’s behavioral health provider staff. More...

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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 AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. More...