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Annual burning restrictions coming soon. In an effort to prevent wildfires, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges woodland property owners to compost their yard waste rather than burn it. “Burning should be a last resort for yard waste—especially in April and May, when wildfire risk...
A program featuring author and book artist Linda Koutsky will be held Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Wadena City Depot. Linda Koutsky and Kathryn Strand Koutsky are the authors of “Tempt Me: The Fine Art of Minnesota Cooking”. The book is a recent release from the Minnesota Historical Society...
Ben Winchester from the University of Minnesota will be  returning to Todd County, Monday, April 9 at 1 p.m., at the Hilltop Regional Kitchen, Eagle Bend.  Winchester was in Todd County in January 2017, presenting his research on the topic “Rewriting the Rural Narrative.” His presentation,...
The Staples-Motley Speech team wrapped up their regular season, March 24, at the St. Cloud Tech speech tournament. Members competed with some of the best AA schools nationally. Placings included; Jonah Johnson and Sadie Thompson, third in Finals and second in Honor Finals in Creative Expression;...
Colton Paskewitz,  a junior at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, was a recipient of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Academic All-Conference honors. To be eligible, a student-athlete must reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA at his or her current institution. Colton,...
Births reported at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples included: Born to Alexis Barnett and Codee Pollack of Pillager, a baby boy, Cain Matthew weighing seven pounds, two ounces on March 17, 2018. Born to Mary and Perry Borntreger of Deer Creek, a baby girl, Rose Mary weighing eight pounds,...
Todd County 4-H groups formed teams to compete in the General Livestock Knowledge Bowl. The team meets weekly at the Sauer farm near Long Prairie to study information on beef cows, sheep, meat goats and pigs in preparation for competition at the Regional Project Bowl.  The teams recently traveled...
April 1 is the deadline for area poets to submit an original poem which may be selected for reading at “Minnesota Voices” on Thursday, April 19 at 12 p.m. at the Wadena County Museum as part of National Poetry Month.  Between 10 to 15 poems will be selected by the panel. The guidelines for...
The Staples ‘93 Lions Easter “Eggstravaganza was held March 24 at the Staples Community Center. Games, crafts, activities and more attracted over 140 children, each receiving their own Easter bag.  Above: The Easter bunnies posed for photos with the children. Baby Trambree Mudek was open to the...
The March Birthday/Anniversary Party was  postponed and is combined with the April celebrants on April 10. March birthdays included: Jan Pogreba and Sue Bergeson. Staples Senior’s 500 Card Club continues to meet at noon on the first Thursday and third and fourth Monday of each month at the Staples...

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