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Seated, from left, are Jayme Carlson, Jodi Reeck, Dan Orth, Megan Haber and Sarah Gregerson. Standing, from left, are Melissa Radermacher, Barb Cline, Dawn Hagenson, Seth Dokken, Bruce Brotherton and Steve Gertken. Tasha Olds and Sandy Knosalla were unavailable for the photo.
“Rewriting the Rural Narrative” is the speaker’s topic at the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting Thursday, Feb. 4, at Ted and Gen’s, Aldrich. The speaker, Merritt Bussiere, is a community economic educator with University of Minnesota Extension’s Center for Community Vitality....
Not only is Lakewood Health System (LHS) planning to expand their clinic building, they are also attempting to expand their reach into the health of the surrounding community. At a community update event held Jan. 19, Lakewood officials tied the past and present with the future of healthcare. One...
Talking business after the Lunch & Learn, from left, Dick Jordan of SCORE, Rick Utech of the Todd County Development Corporation, Peter Nelson of the Small Business Development Center and Julie Nelson of Mayer, Porter & Nelson, Ltd., certified public accountants. SCORE and the SBDC are both free business mentoring services centered at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
It takes several years to prepare to sell a business, said Peter Nelson and Dick Jordan at a Lunch & Learn symposium held Jan. 14, at NJPA, Staples, sponsored by the Todd County Development Corporation, Staples Economic Development Administration and Staples Motley Chamber of Commerce.  Nelson...
The Staples Police Department responded to cold weather concerns during the recent cold snap. The following are from the police report: Jan. 14, at 2 a.m., Staples Police assisted the Wadena County Sheriff’s Dept. with transporting a subject who had been walking on Hwy  210 to their residence in...
Wadena County Attorney Kyra Ladd asked the Staples City Council for support in changing sentencing guidelines for drug offenders so that they reflect the difference between drug sellers and drug users. Ladd is the city’s attorney for cases in the Wadena County portion of Staples. At the Jan. 12...
On Jan. 5, Staples Police recieved a report of snowmobilers crossing the yards of private residences on the 1500 block of 3rd St NE. Police will do additional patrols in the area. Jan. 6; Staples Police were dispatched to the Staples Express for a report of a female with an active warrant. Police...
The Staples Police Department has recently received an increased number of reports of scam phone calls made to local phone numbers.  In the reports received the caller is claiming to be from the IRS and demanding banking information. The caller can be threatening and makes threats about criminal...
Fourth graders from Northhome School stopped by Central Lakes College in Staples for a tour of the robotics department Jan. 8. The students, part of the Lego Robotics Team sponsored by their school and Koochiching Cty. 4-H, were on their way to a sectional robotics competition in Elk River. “They...
Craig and Jennifer Hove lost some of their hogs in a barn fire in the early morning hours of Jan. 7, but Craig was able to save 79 of them through the back door. Their chickens were also spared from the fire. The Hoves said it may have been an electrical problem that started the fire. Their farm is...
ry supervision of newly licensed social workers was a discussion item at the Jan. 5 meeting of the Todd County Commissioners.  Currently, Todd County Health and Human Services (HHS) has two staff who require this type of supervision. Individuals must meet certain criteria to provide it. Since the...

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