Current Happenings

William D. Green, Professor of History at Augsburg College, will be the Wadena County Historical Society’s featured guest speaker at the Robertson Theatre in Wadena on Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. He will talk about his book “Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912...
Firearm safety classes, a Minnesota DNR certified program, will be offered in Motley and Staples April 17, 18, 20, 24, 25 and 27, from 7:30 - 9 p.m. each night.   The classes are free and open to youth ages 11 and older. Firearm safety classes and the field day experience allows students to learn...
Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government will present the forum “What Is Clean Water Worth for Northern Minnesota Communities?”  on Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at the Chalberg Theater at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.  Presenters are: o Kent Montgomery, Central Lakes College...
Lakeland Currents host Ray Gildow will welcome Mike and Mary Ives, owners of the Timberlake Hotel in Staples, to the show  Friday, March 17, at 8 p.m. on Lakeland Public TV.   Together, they will discuss what it means to be a business entrepreneur in our communities in North Central Minnesota. What...
The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation awarded a $2,000 grant to the Staples Area Men’s Chorus in support of the Big Sing 2017 event. The foundation annually awards grants for local projects that promote economic vitality, implement positive experiences for residents of the Staples Motley...
Minnesota Farm Bureau’s Sesquicentennial Farm program will honor Minnesota families who’ve owned their farms for at least 150 years. Since the Sesquicentennial Farm program began in 2008, over 225 farms have been recognized, according to the following qualifications: 1). The farm must be at least...
Mary Casanova, award-winning Minnesota author of young adult and children’s books is the March guest of Book Ends, the monthly meet the author event at The Uptown in Wadena. The event on Saturday, March 11, begins at 11 a.m. and concludes with lunch at noon.  Casanova’s recent books are set in...
The Todd County Council on Aging will meet at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, at the Browerville Community Center.  Bob Mueller of Thrivent Financial will discuss opportunities for community strategies using Thrivent Funds.  Harry Grammond will share information about the Rock-A-Thon fundraiser in...
March 8 Free Tax-Aide Wednesdays, noon - 3:30 p.m., through April 12, Staples Community Center. No appt. needed. For people 60 and older, low-moderate income. For info., 218-894-5772. March 9 Wadena Whirlaways Square Dance Club Mtg Thurs., March 9, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Wadena VFW. Roger McNeil, caller;...
The Staples City Council will meet Tuesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. at the Staples City Hall, 122 6th St NE, Staples. Preliminary agenda items include: o Consider bids for Dower Lake Park campground expansion. o Consider first reading of ordinance establishing a local lodging tax. o Hear report from...

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