April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Wadena teen dies in ATV rollover accident

On Monday, April 21 at 6:28 p.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of an ATV rollover accident at the intersection of Apache Ave. and Cree St. in Wadena Township, south of the City of Wadena. More...

Teammate battles

Aiden Winter, left, waits for the next move as Landin Faust looks over the chess board, while the adjoining table, Keegan Bestland and Owen Winter are locked in a match during the Staples Motley Checkmates tournament on April 12. More...

Crow Wing Currents

It’s maple syrup time at the Kukloks’ in Cushing

With warmer weather in Minnesota comes hints of green, the reappearance of robins and the sound of running water in rivers that had been frozen over for months. More...

Watkins woman dies in threevehicle crash near Leader

A Watkins woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash near Leader April 19, the Minnesota State Patrol reports. Jackie Boulton, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened at mile marker 13 on Hwy 64 around 2 p.m. More...

Law enforcement reports

The Motley Police Department was notified on April 15, that a 15-year-old girl had ridden the bus to Motley Staples Middle School and then disappeared. More...

Current Happenings

Staples Area Men’s Chorus present ‘The Afterglow’ concert May 3

The Staples Area Men’s Chorus (SAMC) will perform “The Afterglow” at the Landmark Inn in Staples on Saturday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. More...

‘Mother’s Day’ essay contest deadline May 2

Three winning ‘Mother’s Day’ essays will be featured in the editorial section of the Staples World May 8. In addition, the Staples World will award each winner with $25 in Chamber Dollars. More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 29 in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE. More...

Obituaries

Gene Ingebritson

Gene Robert Ingebritson, 62 of Staples, died April 20, 2014, at the Lakewood Health System Hospital, in Staples after a seven year battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. More...

Patricia Borash

Patricia Marie Borash, 76 of Little Falls, died April 14, 2014 at her home. Funeral services were held April 21 at St. Stainislaus Catholic Church in Sobieski with Fr. Jimmy Joseph officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. More...

William Rempel

William Paul Rempel, 78 of Fergus Falls and formally of Motley, died April 14, 2014 at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls. A remembrance service will be held Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m. at the Sebeka United Methodist Church in Sebeka. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held March 18, 2014 CALL TO ORDER More...

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...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held April 1, 2014 CALL TO ORDER More...

School starts hiring for career tech. ed. positions

In November, Staples Motley voters approved a levy to increase career technical education at the school. At their April 21 meeting, the Staples Motley school board approved two hires as part of the push for more technical training. More...

Olander ready to coordinate, grow programs at CLC ag center

The agriculture program at Central Lakes College is constantly growing in new directions and Keith Olander, in his new position as Associate Dean of Agriculture, sees his role as keeping those programs going while adding more programming that will he More...

News

Police respond to various complaints

On April 18, Staples Police observed two subjects skateboarding on the south side of Staples Motley High School. Police stopped and identified the two subjects and advised them regarding being on school property after hours. More...

Court facilities re-do estimate shocks Wadena County Board

Eight hundred thousand dollars - that was the estimate for the remodeling of the court facilities portion of the Wadena County Courthouse, submitted April 10 by BVK Architects, Minneapolis, to the Wadena County Board at a special meeting in the Court More...

Leadercast will feature world-renowned speakers

Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast® at the Town’s Edge Event Center, Staples, on May 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

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CMCOA awards help elderly remain at home

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) has long been a leader in fostering the care and wellbeing of older adults. More...

National Infant Immunization Week is April 26 - May 3

April 26 - May 3 is National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), which is an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations and to improve the health of children two-years-old or younger. More...

Life Currents

Checkmates place in home tourney

The Staples Motley Chess Club “The Checkmates” hosted their third annual tournament on April 12, 2014, at the Staples Motley High School Cafeteria. More...

Staples Senior Citizens

Thurs., May 1 - 11:45 a.m. Noon Meal and penny bingo Tues., May 6 - 12:15 p.m. Whist Weds., May 7, 14 and 21 11:45 a.m. Noon Meal and penny bingo Thurs., May 8, 15 and 22 5:00 p.m. Evening Meal and penny bingo Mon., May 12, 12 p.m. More...

Last blast of winter?

Just when it had appeared spring was here to stay, a few inches of snow fell throughout the Staples area April 16. “I had already put the plow away for the season,” said Bryan Stevens of Motley, pictured above in downtown Staples. More...

Sports

Golf teams start out shooting well in big meets

The Staples Motley girls golf team opened their season by hosting a meet at Cragun’s Legacy course on April 21. More...

Road trip! North Shore restores sanity

Inside the Outdoors

Anyone who came of age in the 1970’s, or soon thereafter, will probably connect the phrase “road trip” to the college comedy National Lampoon’s Animal House. More...

Minnesota bear permit deadline May 2

The deadline to apply for a Minnesota bear hunting license is Friday, May 2. Licenses are available at any Minnesota Department of Natural Resources license agent, online at www.mndnr.gov/buyalicense and by telephone at 888-665-4236. More...