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The Lin Club now open

Lincoln area restaurant/bar has new owner

The Lin Club...it's back. Located on Old Hwy 10 in the Lincoln Lakes area, the newly reopened restaurant/bar has been completely remodeled and offers a full menu, including the 'chicken and dumplings' recipe it was known for years ago. More...

MCC plans to discuss street repairs, MPCA violations

Although many decisions were made at the regular Motley City Council meeting July 28, at least two major items were tabled for a later date. More...

Thirty-five foot catapult built by two local families

Joe Otto of Pillager was challenged recently by his city-dwelling relatives to come up with some family entertainment that didn't have anything to do with hunting. More...

Current Happenings

Johnson to hold book reading at Center

Bernice Koehler Johnson, originally from New York Mills, will present passages from her new book "The Shan: Refugees Without a Camp", free of charge on Friday, Aug.14, at 7:30 p.m. in the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. More...

Mark Your Calendar

August 7, 14 FOOT CARE CLINIC, Fridays, Aug. 7 and 14, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lakewood Health System, Staples. For info., appt., 218-894-8080. More...

Kristi Morris to perform at Music In The Park

A little country mountain folk rock

Kristi Morris, will present a concert in the Staples Music in the Park series on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. The concert will be held in the Northern Pacific Park across f rom the Government Center at 611 Iowa Avenue NE. More...

Obituaries

Grant L. Cheney

Grant L. Cheney, 83, of Motley died Aug. 8, 2009 at Lakewood Health Systems Hospital in Staples. Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. Visitation beginning at 5 p.m. More...

Merle A. Marden

Merle A. Marden, 76 of Staples, died Aug. 9, 2009 at Lakewood Health Systems Hospital in Staples. Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating. More...

Ethel L. Smith

Ethel L. Smith 92, of Motley, died Aug. 9, at Lakewood Health Systems Hospital in Staples. Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 11 a.m., at the Assembly of God Church in Staples. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5 – 7 p.m. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Staples City Council Minutes

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

Public Notices

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 77-PR-09-807 In Re: Estate of Donald J. More...

Staples EDA okays loan to farm products firm

The city of Staples has approved a $10,000 operating loan to assist a young firm that produces products for farm commodity producers. More...

Search continues for Peter Achermann

Despite concer ted efforts by a dedicated group of searchers, no one has found any evidence of the missing Leader area man, Peter Achermann. Cass County sheriff's deputies and family member are continuing their search efforts this week. More...

 

News

BNSF rail crossing to be replaced later this year?

Question: Who wants to believe a promise from two of the biggest bureaucracies in the world, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and the Minnesota Department of Transportation? More...

City sets amount for fire retirement fund

"I wish I had better news," Staples Firefighter Jeff Kobliska said as he stepped to the podium at the Staples City Council meeting July 28. More...

Lots of babies

Lakewood Health System celebrated 335 births when it hosted its 6th annual Expectations Birthday Party July 23. The event celebrated babies born at the facility between June 1, 2008 and June 1, 2009. More...

Opinion

Making health care affordable

As we look for ways to make our health care more affordable, many in our nation's capital are looking to Minnesota as a model for what the rest of the country should be doing. Minnesota has a lot to be proud of when it comes to health care. More...

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Getting ready for school: dorm and campus safety

It's August and with back-to-school on everyone's mind, it's a good time to remind new and returning students about safety. 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...

Life Currents

Looking Back

5 Years Ago - 1984 Plans calling for a $243.2 million in major construction and reconstruction highway projects between July 1, 1984 and June 30, 1 9 8 9 , were announced today by the Minn esota Depart - ment of Trans- portation. More...

Anniversary

50 years

The children of Lloyd and Judy Palmer of Staples are hosting an open house for family and friends in honor of their parent's 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. More...

74 years

There will be an open house celebration held in honor of Duane Dukowitz for his 74th birthday. The event will be held on Saturday, August 15 at 2 p.m., at the home of Donald and Kari Brusewitz, 213 Park Rd., Staples. More...

Sports

Babe Ruth team playing in state tourney

First round game is this Thursday afternoon at 2:30

The Staples Motley 13 and Under Babe Ruth team, after a season of struggle, is headed to the state Babe Ruth tournament this week, starting play Thursday at at Hawley. The state meet is August 6-9. More...

Cardinal Pride Day SM School/LHS kickoff

To kickoff the 2009-10 school year, Staples Motley Schools and Lakewood Health System are excited to announce the first annual Cardinal Pride Day on Wednesday, August 12. Several events have been planned for student/athletes, parents and coaches. More...

Press box contribution

Lynn Peterson, Staples Motley High School activities director, accepted a donation Monday of $2,500 from Arvig Communication Systems for renovating the football field press box. More...