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Minnesota 4-Hers from 86 counties arrived with over 2,800 animals and over 2,600 exhibits at the 2016 “Great Minnesota Get-Together” held Aug. 25-28. Todd County 4-H’ers from Todd County exhibiting livestock at the State Fair and their placings include:  Hannah Hulinsky, Beef Breeding Heifer (...
Women in Philanthropy (WIP) a program of Lakewood Health System, is currently accepting grant applications for programs that focus on physical and mental health of children and youth. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 15, 2016. The WIP group offers competitive grant dollars to surrounding...
The Reichert Place has a rich history in Long Prairie. It hasn’t always been a pleasant history, but enough people have cared about the building on Central Avenue throughout its life that hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent to keep it a viable part of the city. At their Sept. 6 meeting...
Lisa Bjerga, CPA, MBA, FHFMA, recently accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Lakewood Health System in Staples. Originally from Sartell, Bjerga has an undergraduate degree in accounting and economics from St. Cloud State University; and a Master’s in Business Administration and...
At a summer faculty and staff in-service day, Central Lakes College Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs David Hietala announced he will be leaving the college effective Sept. 1. At that in-service day, Hietala said, “I thank you from the bottom of my heart, so very deeply, for the...
 The High 48s Bluegrass Band will perform at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m., kicking off the Staples Motley Area Arts Council’s new season.  Since forming in 2006, The High 48s have been making music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a...
Confronted by a huge increase in Social Services expenses, but without the state and federal funds to cover them, the Wadena County Board held a special budget meeting on Sept. 6. For more than three hours, commissioners began working line by line through the 2017 estimated budget of 51 pages....
Three decades of community-building will take center stage on Oct. 7 when the Initiative Foundation and its founding president, Kathy Gaalswyk, celebrate the people who have powered possible in Central Minnesota during its 30-year anniversary celebration at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St...
Aug. 29;  9:59 a.m., Staples Police responded to a report of a missing two year old child at 825 4th St NE. The  parent of the child had fallen asleep and woke to find the child missing. Police began searching the area with the assistance from Wadena County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Staples Fire Dept...
ard meeting, Veterans Service Officer Dave Anderson shared that Wadena County ranks first in the amount of federal veterans’ funding brought into the county, that assists the 1,183 veterans living here. The ranking was determined through calculations made by VSO Dan Tingwell of Carver County, using...

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