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City receives petition for charter change

A petition seeking voter approval of major spending decisions was presented to the city of Staples this past week. The petition was received, City Administrator Nate Mathews told the council Tuesday, Oct. 27. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Deer hunting; a family tradition

The Smiths of rural Staples share memories

It's beginning to look a lot like...deer hunting season. Folks all over are decked out in blaze orange, sighting in their rifles; and planning strategies for driving out that prized buck that somehow got away last year. More...

'Big Boyz' needs a little help

Business owner pleads with Motley City Council

Jon Alexander, owner of Big Boyz Truck & Tire in Motley, is hoping the city can help him make a go of his business, which opened Aug. 4. Alexander spoke to the Motley City Council at their regular meeting Oct. More...

LHS update provided to Motley City Council

Lakewood Health System is doing well and continuing to make strides in a number of areas, reports LHS President Tim Rice, who has been with the nonprofit organization since 1980. Rice stopped by the regular Motley City Council meeting Oct. More...

Letters

What can we say about forty years?

Forty years ago, the internet was created. Fortysome years ago, we landed on the moon. Forty years ago, I was 38 and selling investments and insurance. More...

Food drive

It was nice to see the pictures in the Staples World of the Staples Motley youth out collecting food for the food shelves. The Cub Scouts went out early in October and the churches youth groups went out on October 25, "Trick or Treating for food. More...

The other side

I read two letters to the editor last week from Andrea Hanson and Dennis Hanson. Both severely criticized the Staples Motley High School for letting Gordy Thompson go as head wrestling coach. 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

November 5 FRIENDLY RIDER - TRANSIT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING Thursday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m., Social Services, Wadena. For info., 218-631-7605. More...

Obituaries

Marian Carroll

Marian (Martin) Carroll, 68, died Oct. 27, 2009 at her home in Akeley after a prolonged illness. A memorial service was held Nov. 1, at 2 p.m., at the VFW, Akeley. Burial was in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. More...

Keigan Rychner

Keigan Ross Rychner, infant son of Ross and Mary (Doucette) Rychner, of Staples, was stillborn on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. A visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Esther Johnson

Esther Mae (Collison) Johnson, 94, of Wadena, died Oct. 30, 2009 at the Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena. Funeral services were Nov. 3, at Swan Valley Lutheran Church in Leader with Rev. Mel Nefstead offi- ciating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

P 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...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

September 1, 2009 The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN, on the 1st day of September 2009 at nine o'clock a.m. More...

Staples City Council

PROCEEDINGS OF October 13, 2009 The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at the Staples Government Center. More...

Programs planned for Veteran's Day

Appreciation brunch is Nov. 15

Veteran's Day 2009 will be observed with four programs on Nov. 11 in the area. Motley Elementary and Motley Staples Middle School will be first with a program at 9:30 a.m. at the middle school gym. More...

Results of Nov. 3 Elections

City of Staples

Mayor Chris Etzler ^ ..........315 Terry Minnick ........202 ^ 2 yr. term begins 1/2010 * 4 yr. term begins 1/2010 Council Mike Isenberg .........300 Roy Miles* ...............342 Joel Quance* ...........323 Rob Schmieg* .......... More...

EDA hears progress report on Veterans Park

Members of the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) heard a progress report Oct. More...

 

News

Todd County begins H1N1 immunizations

Flu still an attendance issue at area schools

Todd County Public Health held clinics Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 4 and 5, to immunize a targeted group for the H1N1 flu. More...

Chamber welcome

The Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce congratulated Midwest Family Eye Center as they moved into their new location at 121 4th St. NE in Staples. Left to right: Chuck Meyer, chamber treasurer; Michelle Yungbauer, Optician; Dr. More...

Sales tax deduction available for 2009 car purchase

With 2010 models arriving in dealer showrooms, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that purchasing a new car, light truck, motor home or motorcycle could qualify them for a special deduction for the state and local sales and excise taxes More...

Opinion

Health care reform takes a left turn

The road to healthcare reform took a hard left turn recently. The leaders of both the House and the Senate announced that they would bring bills with a public option to the floors of both chambers for a vote. More...

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Rural Americans support health care reform

The media often suggests that rural people do not support congressional action to fix America's health care system. With critical votes approaching in Washington, that claim should be examined. More...

Current Happenings

All School Reunion Committee needs help updating addresses

The next committee meeting is November 12

The All School Reunion Committee has begun meeting to plan a reunion for Aug. 21, 2010, during Railroad Days. A mailing to all alumni of Staples High School and Staples Motley High School is planned for January. More...

Auction at the Care Center

Residents at the Lakewood Health System Care Center earned credit to bid on items at their annual auction recently. Linda Hall held one of the many items up for auction. The items were donated by local businesses and care center employees. More...

Educational Opportunities

November 9 'CIRCLE OF PARENTS' SUPPORT GROUP 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...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1984 Texgas Corporation has appointed Gary Cowles as manager of the Staples branch. The appointment was announced by the Midwest region general manager. More...

Halloween treats

Trick-or-treaters braved the snow Oct. 30, collecting candy from businesses in Staples the day before Halloween. More...

Military

Air Force Airman Ryan Hudalla, son of Karen Hudalla of Browerville, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Sports

Boys cross country team heading to state

The Boys Cross Country team is headed to the state tournament, this Saturday, Oct. 30, at the St. Olaf College in Northfield. More...

Cardinal girls tennis ends season on winning note

The third ranked Cardinals struggled to put their best play in gear in the first round of state tourn ament action hoping to ove rcome the perennial s t rength in Rochester Lourdes. More...

Thursday's Twilight League Bowling Wadena Lanes

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