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The Commission on Judicial Selection is recommending three candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. This vacancy was created by the retirement of the Honorable David R. Battey and will be chambered at Alexandria in...
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits presented its Responsive Philanthropy Award to the Initiative Foundation and its five Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s sister organizations during its Oct. 7 annual conference. A video also was produced to highlight the collective responsive philanthropy work of...
At the Oct. 18, Todd County Board of Commissioners work session, Planning and Zoning Director Tim Stieber reviewed seven areas of the current zoning ordinance proposed to be revised. The revisions will be presented at the Dec. 1 and Jan. 5 planning commission meetings and be made available online...
The first regular meeting of November on Nov. 1 for the Todd County Board of Commissioners was short. Including the closed session, the meeting was 50 minutes in length. The closed session was for the purpose of 2018 labor negotiation strategy. No report was given. Open Forum District 9A Democratic...
Al Kolling, left, president of the Staples Rotary Club, welcomed Rotary District 5580 Governor Herbert Schmidt and his wife Bonnie to a recent club meeting. The Schmidts currently live in Fargo, N. Dak., but originally are from Dickinson, N. Dak., same as Kolling. The theme for Rotary International...
Recent reports taken by the Staples Police Dept. include the following: Nov. 2, Staples Police responded to Staples-Motley Elementary School for a student that ran away from the school. The student was returned. Nov. 2, Staples Police put three abandoned bikes from the community center in the...
The Wadena Police Department is investigating a possible homicide in the 300 block of Bryant Ave. SW, Wadena. At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, the Wadena County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center received a 911 call of an adult male with a gun. An officer responded to the location and observed an adult...
Staples-Motley High School astronomy students Austyn Ploshnick and Kyle Huepenbecker show their 3D constellation model, part of a class project, to third grader Kaden Speckhard. Instructor Dawn Paurus’ high school astronomy class, is  made up of students in grades 8-12. Students in Donnalee Butler’...
At the Nov. 1 Wadena County Board meeting, commissioners voted to proceed with the bidding letting process for the remodeling part of the Public Health Building. Vercon, the county’s construction manager, is supervising the project. The remodel is to improve building security, enclose work areas...

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