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First ever Railroad Days Dash set for Aug. 22

Plans are in the final stages for the first ever Railroad Days Dash, a 5 kilometer run/walk being held on Saturday, Aug.22, in Staples. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Invalid dog gets wheelchair and new lease on life

Thanks to a wheelchair created specifically for dogs, a 10-year-old German Shepherd named Lacy has been given a new lease on life. More...

"What ever happened to...?"

Nadia Wilkins, 1966 MHS graduate, now a published author

Reporter's note: This is the first in a series entitled, "What ever happened to...?" a periodic column which will highlight stories from graduates in the Motley and Pillager areas. More...

LHS Pillager Clinic expansion underway

Nor-Son Construction broke ground at Lakewood Health System's Pillager Clinic on Friday, July 24, to begin an expansion project adding 2,850 square feet to the building. More...

Letters

Vote no on school levy

I write this in response to an article by Mr. Mark Schmitz, Superintendent, Staples Motley Schools, in your July 30 edition of Staples World. More...

A rail safety issue

As a former resident and long time observer of your community I'm surprised and a bit embarrassed about the gridlock and animosity that seems to plague much of the local decision making process. More...

Menus

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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

August 18 BRAINERD CHPT. #738 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED EMPLOYEES, meet Tuesday, Aug. 18, Bonanza in Baxter. Social time 11:30 a.m.; lunch at 12:30 p.m. Program, Deb Hoffman, Master Gardener. More...

Life Currents

Birthday

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...

Student Achievements

o REBEKAH IVERSON, Staples, has been named to the spring semester 2009 dean's list at Augsburg College, Minneapolis. Rebekah is the daughter of Jeff and Kathy Iverson. More...

MN property tax refund apps. due Aug. 17

The Minnesota Department of Revenue reminds Minnesotans to file applications for state property tax refunds and renter's refunds by Aug. 17, 2009. Even taxpayers who didn't qualify previous years may be eligible. More...

Sports

Babe Ruth finishes third at state

Staples Motley Babe Ruth team last weekend finished third in the State Babe Ruth Tournament in Hawley, winning three games and losing two. Coach Joe Roline turned in the following report. More...

Cardinal girls tennis season set to start August 17

The Staples Motley Cardinal girls tennis team is gearing up for a busy and challenging 2009 schedule with a team that is growing in num- bers and strength. More...

Hunters will find '09 waterfowl rules fair

Inside the Outdoors

Duck and goose hunters have been patiently waiting for final details of the regulations that will govern Minnesota's 2009 waterfowl season. Those details were announced recently and there are some changes that should please Minnesota hunters. More...

Giza Plumbing reaches 75th year in business

One of the older family operated businesses in Staples will soon be celebrating 75 years in business under the same name. Giza Plumbing and Heating will hold an open house, with coffee and cookies on Friday, Aug. 21. More...

Counties prep for H1N1 virus

Todd County By Tim King Todd County Reporter Todd County Public Health Director Cheryl Schneider told the Todd County Commissioners, at their Aug. More...

 

News

Many events planned for Railroad Days

Events are falling into place for the annual Railroad Days celebration in Staples August 21 and 22, 2009. Events listed and a tentative schedule includes: Friday, Aug. More...

On top of city hall

Derek Holst, of Holst Construction, paused to look over his worker's efforts on the top of the Staples City Hall and Library building under construction at Sixth Street and Second Avenue. More...

Two departments report early budgets

Todd County Attorney Charles Rasmussen and Todd County Sheriff Peter Mikkelson made preliminary budget presentations to the county commissioners on Aug. More...

Opinion

Staples Business Group shares positive message

I want to share with you some of the thoughts of our July 28, Business Group's guest speaker, David Evert from STEP (Stimulating Economic Progress) in Wadena. More...

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Current Happenings

Marya Hornbacher to speak August 13

Marya Hornbacher is a nationally known author from Minneapolis and recipient of a host of awards for journalism. She will speak at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), North Central Region, support meeting on Aug.13, 2009. More...

Eric Neznik to close out Music in the Park

Staples native, Eric Neznik, will return home to close out the Staples Music in the Park series with a concert on Sunday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. More...

Educational Opportunities

August 17 '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

Florence I. Bean-Rohl

Florence I. Bean–Rohl, 85, of Brainerd, died Aug. 17, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 21, at the United Methodist Church in Motley with Reverend Greg Ciesluk officiating. More...

Melvin Arthur Fuller

Melvin Arthur Fuller, 84, of Verndale, died Aug. 15, 2009 at the Lakewood Health Care Center Care Center in Staples. More...

Bert Lavern Fornshell

Bert Lavern Fornshell, 86, of Pillager, died Aug. 16, 2009 at his home, following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pillager. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

TODD COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 215 First Ave. South Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347 320-732-4420 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. More...

Freshwater Education District

Minutes of the Governing Board of Education of Freshwater Education District July 28, 2009 A meeting of the Freshwater Education District Governing Board was called to order by Chairman Runyan at 7:31 p.m. More...

Public Notice

CITY OF STAPLES FILING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the filings for the biennial election for the City of Staples will open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 and will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. More...