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Following a closed board meeting on July 26 to discuss labor strategy, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners reconvened their open meeting to approve a 2 percent pay raise for all human services non-supervisory and confidential employees, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016. The move comes shortly after...
The ‘Multiples of Lakewood,’ facilitated by Dr. Christine Albrecht, is a support group for parents of twins, triplets; and expectant parents of multiples that meets bi-monthly at the main campus of Lakewood Health System in Staples. This group promotes networking and the sharing of ideas to start...
On Aug. 8, Staples Police conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 10 for obstructed view and over the fog line. Police could smell an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. After searching the vehicle, Police cited Mariesha Voss, 21, of Cambridge for possession of a small amount of marijuana in a motor...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Aug. 3 - The MPD assisted the Staples Police Department with a juvenile who was out of control. Aug. 2 - The MPD assisted the MCSO and Scandia Valley first response team...
“I am impressed with the people of Staples and their can-do attitude,” said Mike Ives at the groundbreaking of the Timberlake Hotel in Staples. The Ives family is building the hotel and naming it after their Timberlake Lodge in Grand Rapids. Above, from left, are Rick Utech, Todd County Development...
Staples Police Officer, Jacob Maros  offers a hand, to a character actor Linda Flanders, to help her off a bridge railing. This is in a training scenario, where Flanders is also the instructor for the course. Character actors helped guide officers to deal with people in crisis situations. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The first step is to take a deep breath. “You can’t go wrong with getting someone to breathe,” Linda Flanders told a group of 16 area law enforcement officers and first responders during a training at National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) in Staples on Aug. 4.  Flanders, who is from Red Wing, led...
Several people have filed for seats in local elections, but still more are needed to fill all the open seats. The filing period is Aug. 2-16. As of Aug. 9, two current Staples-Motley School Board members have filed for re-election; Chad Longbella and Bryan Winkels. There are three seats open on the...
Brian Wicklund & the Barley Jacks will be performing at 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Old Wadena Rendezvous and Folklife Festival. Other entertainers include John Gorka, Curtis and Loretta, Dave Virnala, Caitlin Robertson, Leane Flynn, Jake Kaehne and the Margo McCreary Puppet Show. (Submitted photo)
This weekend on a scenic bluff overlooking the Crow Wing River, the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era will once again come to life during the Old Wadena Rendezvous and Folklife Festival. Held annually for the past 25 years at the Old Wadena County park just north of Staples, the event...
Swing your officer.....turn to the right
At the National Night Out event held Aug. 2 children had the opportunity to dance with Staples Police officers Ryan Walwick and Jacob Maros. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
On Sunday, July 31, at approximately 12:25 p.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a landowner who stated they discovered bullet holes in the walls of their cabin.  When the deputy arrived at the cabin, which is located in section 24 of Bullard Township, the homeowners...

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