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City hears audit, views effect of LGA cuts

The Staples City Council last week heard a positive report on the city's finances, approved a taxicab license renewal and discussed the repercussions from the state' budget cutbacks, or unallotments, for the city's taxpayers. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

'Log Cabin Quilting by Mary' now open

Open House Thursday, July 9, northeast of Leader

"Log Cabin Quilting by Mary" is up and running in rural Motley; and the public is invited to an open house Thursday, July 9, from 3 - 7 p.m. More...

Motley Fire Chief Davis steps down

After nearly 20 years of service to the City of Motley, Fire Chief Troy Davis has agreed (per request of the Motley City Council) to step down from his position. More...

Crow Wing Calendar

July 5 PATRIOTIC OUTDOOR SERVICE, will be held Sunday, July 5, at Pillager Baptist Church, 10:30 a.m. Cookout, picnic to follow. Bring a dish to share, lawn chair. More...

Current Happenings

Historical Photos opens at Cultural Center gallery

"Then and Now: Historical Photographs of New York Mills" opens in the Cultural Center gallery beginning Thursday, July 2, 2009. The show will be open to the public at no charge until Saturday, July 25. More...

Educational Opportunities

July 6 '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...

Prenatal classes at TCH

Free prenatal education classes, hosted by Tri- County Hospital's obstetrics department, will be available for:. o "Prepared Childbirth" classes for the last three months of pregnancy., will be held for six consecutive beginning July 6. More...

Life Currents

Old farts

The daily 'morning coffee clutch' at Tower Pizza in Staples met June 24, to celebrate Tom Crawford's (far left) birthday a day early; and to congratulate him on his "Best Investigative Writing" award from the Minnesota Newspaper Association More...

Student Achievements

o NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY graduates from the area include: o Casey Peterson, Motley, Bachelor of Science degree, Public Relations and Adver. o Nicole Barnett, Staples, Bachelor of Science degree, Pharmaceutical Sciences. More...

Lending a hand

Sara Frie of Leader, a junior at Staples Motley High School, helped move costumes and props during an all-day event for Upward Bound students at Central Lakes College in Brainerd June 17. More...

Sports

Another lake invasion; high hopes for hunting

- o - Inside the Outdoors

By now Minnesotans are becoming accustomed to hearing the unwelcome news that another body of water in the state has been invaded by a harmful foreign plant - o - or animal, an "exotic species, " as they are known to science. More...

New dugouts at Pine Grove

A pair of concrete block dugouts are the latest addition to the baseball field at Pine Grove Park, home field for the Staples Lumberbats baseball team. The dugouts were built with concrete block furnished by the W.W. More...

Lumberbats near end of season

The Staples Lumberbats, playing in the Lakes and Pine (South) League, sent three players to the annual Lake and Pine All Star game played June 20 at Dent. More...

Staples EDA okays loan to Stern Manufacturing

The Staples Economic Development Authority last week okayed a $50,000 loan to Stern Manufacturing and also agreed to terms for a new tenant in the Staples Industrial Building. More...

Pouring cement

Construction continued June 24, on the new city hall and public library in Staples, with cement being poured on the main level floor. More...

Fireworks, gospel concert in Scandia Valley on July 3

Fireworks, bluegrass gospel and pony rides are on the agenda in Scandia Valley Friday, July 3, beginning at 6 p.m. Lincoln Evangelical Free Church will host the following: o Pony rides, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. More...

 

News

Tri-County owner charged with cattle theft in South Dakota

The owner of the Tr i - County Livestock Sales at Motley has been charged with the theft of cattle at a sales barn he owns in Watertown, South Dakota. Joey J. More...

Minnesota dairy industry briefing

Minnesota's dairy industry, consisting of over 5,000 farms, contributed several hundred million dollars to the state's economy in 2009. More...

Drawing a crowd

Sidewalk widths along the length of the new Second Avenue roadway drew several people to the Staples City council's June 23 meeting. More...

Opinion

The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the complete text of the Declaration of Independence as adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776. The original spelling and capitalization have been retained. More...

City faces Local Government Aid reductions

- o - City Corner

It is well reported in the news that the State of Minnesota's $4 billion budget deficit and Governor Pawlenty's desire to personally balance the budget, is resulting in significant reductions in health care assistance, higher education and Local Go More...

Menus

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program Anyone is welcome to come and enjoy a wholesome, nutritious meal and good fellowship at the nutrition site. Suggested donation: $3.50. Just call the phone number below between 8:30 a.m. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

July 4 FOUNDATION QUARTET GOSPEL CONCERT, Eagle Bend Assembly of God, Saturday, July 4, 7 p.m. Info., 218-738- 3332. July 7 PRAYER CONNECTION, hosted by Wadena Christian Women's Club, Tuesday, July 7, 9:30 a.m., Humphrey Manor, 311 3rd St. More...

Obituaries

Donna J. Hagenson

Donna J. Hagenson, 80, of Staples, June 30, 2009 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center. Funeral services were held July 2, at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. Burial will be at the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. More...

Theresa Kaste

Theresa Kaste, 50, of Staples, died June 23, 2009 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. Funeral services were held June 27, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Burial was in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. More...

Clarinda Gumke

Clarinda Gumke, 62, of Verndale, died June 25, 2009 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services were held June 30, at the United Methodist Church in Verndale. Burial was in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Verndale. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING UNITED HOSPITAL DISTRICT COUNTIES OF TODD, MORRISON, CASS AND WADENA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hospital Board of United Hospital District, Todd, Morrison, Cass and Wadena Counties, Minnesota (the "District") More...

Staples City Council

June 9, 2009 The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at the Staples Government Center. More...