May 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

State approves funds to design overpass plan

A $300,000 appropriation to fund the design and construction of a highway overpass over U.S. Hwy. 10 and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad tracks in Staples has been signed into law, according to Sen. Dan Skogen. More...

Staples plans city hall, library ground breaking

A ground breaking ceremony for the new Staples City Hall and Library building will take place at noon, Thursday, May 28. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Motley Police Department joins 'Traffic Enforcement Task Force'

Police Chief Brian Madison offers some friendly reminders to motorists

Travelers along Hwy 10 near Motley May 22, were greeted by an extra dose of police officers; all of whom were making a concerted effort to crack down on seatbelt enforcement. More...

Memorial Day, 2009, recognized in Motley area

Heartfelt address Brian Goltz, Commander of the Staples World photos by Dawn Schimpp Timbs American Legion Tri-County Post #124, spoke on "The Meaning of Memorial Day" at the Memorial Service held at Motley Evergreen Cemetery. More...

Free meals offered at Pillager School

Pillager Public Schools will be offering free breakfast and lunch to all children ages 0-18 during the summer months. Meals will be served in the school cafeteria at the following times: Breakfast, 8 - 9 a.m.; and Lunch 11 a.m. - noon. More...

Current Happenings

Friends of the Library annual meeting set

The Friends of the Staples Public Library will hold their annual meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, at the Stomping Grounds Coffee House, 213 4th St, NE, Staples. The public is welcome to attend. More...

Boys choir concert

The Central Minnesota Boys Choir will present its final home concert of the season on Thursday, June 4, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 7:30 p.m. The concert will culminate a three day tour to North Dakota, visiting Fargo and Jamestown. More...

School board work session

The board of Staples Motley School District will hold a special school board work session meeting on Monday, June 1, at 6:45 p.m. at the Motley School media center. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss theme-based options. More...

Obituaries

Craig Anderson

Craig L. Anderson, 50, of Staples, died June 1, 2009, at the St. Cloud Hospital. A memorial service is planned for Thursday, June 4, at 2:00 p.m., at the Staples Alliance Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. More...

Staples City Council Minutes

Meeting #17 April 20, 2009 CALL TO ORDER Chair Schmitt called the meeting to order. Roll Call was taken with the following board members present: Swecker, Schmitt, Longbella, Freeman, DiGiovanni and Anderson. More...

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Photo

Staples World photo by Dawn Schimpp Timbs Honoring People of all ages made a trek to Motley Evergreen Cemetery May 25, to honor American Veterans at the annual Memorial Day service, led by the American Legion Tri-County Post #124. More...

Todd County board okays solid waste plan

Todd County Solid Waste Administrator Tim Cadwallader received approval from the Todd County Board of Commissioners for the new 10 year County Solid Waste Plan at the county board's May 19 meeting. More...

Vet's homecoming is an emotional one

A Staples area man was among the troops welcomed home from service in Iraq over the Memorial Day weekend. More...

 

News

Heritage group adds Dallas Sams to name

The name of the Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council has been changed to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. This name change was in honor of Staples area state Sen. More...

Nimrod man dies in tractor accident

The Wadena County Sheriff's Office reported a fatal tractor accident and an assault arrest over the past weekend. A deputy responded at 12:41 p.m. Sunday to a report of a farm tractor rollover on County Road 14 north of Nimrod. More...

Top readers

The top AR readers for fourth quarter at Staples Motley High School are: front row, from left, Tabetha Trantina, 9th, 139.4 pts.; Catherine Johnson,10th, 88 pts.; Emma Pogreba,10th, 122.9 pts.; and Amber Myrum,11th, 67.8 pts. More...

Opinion

Credit card reform protects the consumer

Once upon a time, credit cards were a luxury. Then they became a convenience. Now, for many Americans, credit cards are a practical necessity. More...

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Memorial Day to me is all about remembrance

Memorial Day has always been a significant holiday in my family and the communities where I grew up. However, Memorial Day was not a day for the lake, fishing or other activities. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

May 28 REGION FIVE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION MEETING Thursday, May 28, 6:40 p.m., Region Five Office, Staples, Board Room. For info., call Nicole Scheler, 218-894-3233. More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1984 Commencement at Staples High School was May 29th, where 124 seniors graduated. More...

Anniversaries

Fred and Dorothy Becker, Browerville, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 7, from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Community Center in Browerville. Friends and family welcome - no cards have been sent. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Cory and Charlie Minion of Motley, a baby boy, Zachary Daniel weighing eight pounds four ounces on May 18, 2009 Born to Ronald Churchwell and Patricia Mason- Carner of Pequot La More...

Sports

Cards baseball earns runner-up honors in SS

Playing Monday in St. Cloud

Cards stay alive with second win over New London-Spicer More...

Cardinal girls are Sub section track champs

The Mid State Conference girls track champs are still running strong, adding the Sub- Section title to their 2009 record. The Staples Motley girls, on Thursday May 21, took first against nine teams in Section 6AA, with 158 points. More...

Hooked on Fishing

The annual Hooked on Fishing event for fourth graders in the Staples Motley elementary schools was held May 16 on Dower Lake. Fifty-one students participated with 18 volunteers (including this group above) providing boats. More...