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Wadena County Sheriff Mike Carr became the Minnesota Sheriffs Association President, sworn in by Judge Sally Ireland Robertson. At left is outgoing MSA President Richard Stanek, Hennepin County Sheriff. (Submitted photo)
Wadena County Sheriff Michael D. Carr was sworn in as President of the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) by Seventh Judicial District Judge Sally Ireland Robertson, at their annual winter conference held Dec. 13, at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria.  Carr brings over 22 years of experience in law...
On a split vote the Staples-Motley School Board approved a 5.8 percent increase in the 2016 tax levy, payable in 2017, at their meeting Dec. 19.  Roy DiGiovanni and Dave Hoemberg were opposed to the motion. Bruce Lund, Mary Freeman, Chad Longbella and Bryan Winkels voted in favor of that option....
Area churches will be holding special services for Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25. Motley Motley Free Methodist Church Christmas Eve Candlelight 4:30 p.m. Christmas Day 10:30 a.m. Motley United Methodist Church Christmas Eve 6 p.m.  Lessons, Carols, Communion,...
Seventeen-year-old Samantha Svendsen of Staples captured this photo of the Sørlandet, while floating in a dingy out on the Pacific Ocean last year. The Sørlandet (Norwegian for ‘Southern Land’) was Svendsen’s home for over 10 months, having received a full-ride scholarship to study onboard through A+World Academy. (Submitted photos)
After spending the holiday season in the middle of the Pacific Ocean last year, far from family and friends, Samantha Svendsen of Staples said she’s looking forward to a white Christmas at home. “I was so happy when it snowed here a few weeks ago,” Samantha said recently, adding that it had been...
Todd Senior Companion volunteers with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota were recently honored for their service. Senior Companions provide companionship, transportation to grocery shop, medical appointments and assistance to elderly community members, allowing them to continue living...
Workers waded through mud as Rudenick’s Concrete Pumping of Staples poured concrete footings for the Lakewood Health System addition on Nov. 30. The new addition will add physician offices, exam rooms and procedure rooms. It will also allow for development of a mental health area. The $20 million...
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting Letters of Interest for Value Added Feasibility Study Grants. Funds are available through the Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) Program. Value Added Feasibility Study Grants assist the development of profitable...
If you use the Todd County Solid Waste Transfer Station on Saturdays, you might want to check your calendar before you go. During their regular meeting on Dec. 7, the Todd County Commissioners decided to reduce the hours  of the transfer station to one Saturday per month December through March,...
On Dec. 20, 1957, while spending the Christmas holidays at Graceland, his newly purchased Tennessee mansion, rock-and-roll star Elvis Presley receives his draft notice for the United States Army. With a suggestive style–one writer called him “Elvis the Pelvis”–a hit movie, Love Me Tender, and a...
On Dec. 2, Staples Police were working a TZD (Toward Zero Deaths) shift county wide in Wadena County. Police stopped a vehicle in the City of Wadena for an equipment violation. While at the vehicle officers  noticed signs of recent drug use from the occupants. Police asked the Wadena County Sheriff...

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