May 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

U of M Partnership hears from the public

A wide variety of groups and individuals were represented Wednesday, April 29 at a Having Your Say session at the Central Lakes Ag Center. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

BRICKS Travel Center It's all in the family

Goodbye El Ray; Hello BRICKS. Travelers along Hwy 10 in Motley can once again grab a bite to eat, gas-up their vehicle, pick up their bait and tackle; and purchase some one-of-a-kind gifts; all in a single stop. More...

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10

A day for cards, flowers, breakfast in bed

Mom - most likely she was there for you when you fell off your bike for the first time and needed someone to bandage that skinned knee. More...

One member resigns, another is reinstated to Motley City Council

Hopefully someone held on to his name-plate. After a four month reprieve, Bruce Mills will once again take a seat on the Motley City Council, instead of watching meetings from the sidelines as he's faithfully done since January. More...

Letters

Frustrated in the country

Thank you to the people who dump their pets along the road like yesterday''s garbage. That way they are someone else's problem. Did the animal never give you pleasure or companionship? More...

Firearms safety

We just finished a very successful Department of Natural Resources Firearms Safety Class this last Saturday with 21 students, which included one mother also taking the class. More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1984 Eleanor Peterson, secretary in the Staples school system, was honored as the recipient of the 1984 Outstanding Layperson in Educa- tion award by the Staples Educa- tion Association. She was treated to a banquet on May 2. More...

Poppy Day May 8

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has proclaimed May as Poppy Month. Staples Mayor Chris Etzler has declared Friday, May 8 as "Poppy Day" in Staples. The Ivan V. More...

Fishin' fanatics

Eight-year-old Molly Lindgren said she's looking forward to fishing with her dad, Kerry Lindgren, Staples Motley High School teacher and guest speaker at a special father-son dinner held at the Stomping Grounds April 30. More...

Sports

Diamond team downs B-H, loses 2

The Staples Motley Cardinals pounded out 15 hits, but couldn't put enough runs across the plate in dropping two Mid State Conference games 7-2 and 11-10 to the Detroit Lakes Lakers Tuesday, April 28. More...

Cardinal girls claim another first in track

The Cardinal girls track team traveled to the Pelican Rapids meet on April 30 and once again earned a first place finish for the team. All the girls cont r i buted, with some o f them bringing in first and second places individually. More...

Ness on winning all star team

Trevor Ness of Staples Motley High School recently completed a long weekend on an all-star hockey team representing Minnesota. More...

City's goal to not raise taxes for new city hall

With construction of a new city hall/library building to begin within a month, the Staples City Council was told April 28 the city's goal was no increase in city property taxes caused by the new city hall/library construction. More...

Downtown loan package okayed

Downtown Staples businesses, seeking a little help to handle an upcoming summer of road construction at their front doors, may be interested in an aid package approved April 28 by the Staples Economic Development Authority. More...

Open house is tonight on Highway 10 turnback

The City of Staples and Todd County is holding an open house tonight, May 7, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Staples Community Center. Plans for the turnback of old Highway 10 (Second Avenue) into a city street will be reviewed. The public is invited. More...

 

News

CLC awards announced

Central Lakes College recently held is Awards Day to recognize outstanding efforts for the 2008-09 academic year. Staples campus honorees: Outstanding Student - Stephanie Midgarden, Grafton, N.D. More...

It must be summer

Minnesota's other season, road construction, began May 1 and will run to approximately Nov. 1. In the Staples area, two projects, one on Highway 10 and another on 210 will be over by mid-summer. More...

Highway 210 project start delayed a week

A Highway 210 project from Staples to Hewitt that was to start May 4 was moved back one week to begin May 11. More...

Opinion

Two opinions on tax increases

Watching those noisy "T parties" recently got me thinking about all the quiet ways that these allegedly unbearable taxes were making for a better, safer and more prosperous Minnesota, even for those who hate taxes. More...

Two opinions on tax increases

As we near the final weeks of another season of "American Idol," we should also be nearing the final weeks of the Minnesota Legislative Session. More...

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Current Happenings

Wheat Trail tour May 16

Join the Wadena County Historical Society and the Verndale Historical Society as they host a bus tour by traveling over the remnants of the Historic Wheat Trail also called the Hubbard Wheat Trail. More...

Mark Your Calendar

May 7 'NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER' SERVICE Thursday, May 7, Staples Church of Christ, 7 p.m. For info., call Pastor Barry Klein at 218-894-2609, 218-894-3506. PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE for the upcoming Old Hwy 10/2nd Ave. More...

Educational Opportunities

May 11 'CIRCLE OF PARENTS' SUPPORT GROUP meets Mondays, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care provided. For more information on this free event, call 218-640-7035. More...

Obituaries

Jerry Wonders

Jerry Wonders, 67, of Staples died April 29, 2009 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples after a year long battle with cancer. Funeral services were held May 2, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, with Rev. Fr. More...

Lienwood Louden

Lienwood Lienden Louden of Grantsburg, Wisc. died April 28, 2009 at Wausau, Wisc. Funeral services were held May 2 at the Edling Funeral Chapel in Grantsburg, Wisc. Arrangements were with the Edling Funeral Chapel in Grantsburg. More...

Coy Finley

Coy Wilfred Finley, 80, Duluth, died May 3, 2009 at St. Lukes Hospice, Duluth. Funeral services were held May 7, at Northern City Baptist Church, Duluth. Burial was at Sunrise Cemetery, Hermantown. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

STATE OF MINNESOTA DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF TODD SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASE TYPE: Mortgage Foreclosure LCF Funding I, LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. More...

Staples City Council Minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF April 14, 2009 The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at the Staples Government Center. More...