December 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

New bylaws okayed for city's fire relief association

The Staples City Council last week voted to okay a revised set of bylaws for the city's volunteer firemen's retirement group. More...

Director/composer Carlson debuts new music

Stan Carlson, Staples, has long been respected for his skills as a director; known throughout Minnesota for his many years of conducting stellar choirs in this region. At a Community Christmas Concert Saturday, Dec. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Pillsbury Junction under new ownership

Building gets a face-lift, both inside and out

Pillsbury Junction, located at Hwy 210 and Cty Rd. 1 South in Pillager, has new owners; and a new look. Mark and Laurie Pagnac purchased the gas station/ convenience store Sept. More...

Who will get a contract with Motley?

Waste Management, Long Prairie Sanitation or Bob LeMieur?

The City of Motley is still undecided as to who they will contract with for their solid waste and recycling removal. At their regular meeting Nov. More...

Crow Wing Calendar

December 9 WOMEN IN RECOVERY AA MEETING, Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Motley Free Methodist Church located behind Mr. Ed's. For more info., call JoAnn at 218-575-2611. More...

Letters

ELCA Church - Gay ministry

- Gay ministry I and many others I know are upset by the decision of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) made at its church wide assembly this past August to allow its pastors be in gay and lesbian relationships. More...

Current Happenings

Free concert by local artist Dec. 19 Staples

Local artist and rising rap tycoon, Casual P (aka Joshua Nichols) will perform at the Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples, Saturday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Casual P's music is described as "a tasteful blend of rap, indie and alternative rock. More...

Decorating the depot

MaryAnn Riewer and Tom Kajer helped get the Northern Pacific Depot in Staples ready for Christmas last weekend, a project organized by the Staples Historical Society. At least a dozen volunteers showed up Nov. More...

Author Holst to bring new book to Staples

Crosslake author and columnist Mike Holst has released "The Magic Book," his newest fiction novel and fifth overall. Holst is originally from Staples and a graduate of Staples High School. He will be in Staples Sunday, Dec. More...

Obituaries

James Wickman

James "Mike" Wickman, 58, of Staples, died Nov 23, 2009, at Bethany Good Samaritan in Brainerd, after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. Mike very generously deeded his body to medical science. More...

Paul Koval

Paul C. Koval, 69, of Lakeland, died November 23, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Paul. Funeral services were held Nov. 28, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church of Lake St. Croix Beach with Fr. Jerome Keiser offi ciating. More...

Mary Fearing

Mary A. Fearing, 81, of Staples died Nov. 25, 2009, at the St. Cloud Hospital, due to complications of cancer. Funeral services were held Nov. 28, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, with Fr. Ronald Schmelzer officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notice

NOTICE CITY OF STAPLES NOTICE is hereby given that the Staples City Council gave an ordinance its first reading modifying Ordinance No. More...

Staples City Council

November 10, 2009 The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at the Staples Government Center. More...

SEDA members discuss issues with a new community sign

A Staples com- munity sign is considered a good thing. If so, it's somewhat strange as it also seems like a hot potato. More...

Setting up

City Public Works employees Jason Anderson (left) and Kirk Lingenfelter were busy Thanksgiving week putting up the city's Christmas decorations on streets and parks. Here they were setting Frosty straight on top of the caboose at the East End park. More...

 

News

H1N1 flu vaccine slowly available

More H1N1 vaccine has become available and will be offered in coming weeks both at Lakewood Health System clinics and clinics conducted by local public health agencies. More...

Bogwalk progress

Volunteers from the Old Wadena Society and Staples 3M retirees have been working all fall on repairing and rebuilding sections of old docks. More...

Homecoming

His cat wasn't the only one welcoming him home. Joe Hasselberg of Staples came home Nov. 23 after 2-1/2 weeks in the hospital. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

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Thankful for many things, including taxes

We can give thanks on this 388th anniversary of the Plymouth Colony's first Thanksgiving to be living in the United States of America and to be Minnesotans and we also can be grateful for all those taxes that pay for some of the best governments on More...

Rural America deserves renewable energy jobs

In 2010 there will be much debate in Congress about stimulating the economy and creating jobs. There will also be much debate about America's energy future. For rural America, the two are closely linked. 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

December 4 DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING every Friday at 4 p.m., 210 Jefferson St. S (upstairs at the Cyber Cafe) Wadena. For info., 218-631- 1714. PRESCHOOL OPEN GYM sponsored by MOMS Club, Dec. 4, 6 - 7 p.m., Staples Community Center. More...

Life Currents

High school grad

On Thanksgiving, John Odden received an honorary high school diploma at his home in Staples. John, who was born in August, 1926, attended school in Staples with the members of the class of 1945. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1984 The Staples Jaycees announced this week the selection of Dallas Sams as their local Outstanding Young Farmer award winner. More...

Caring Tree

Area residents can once again show they care this Christmas season through the Caring Tree at Lakewood Health System Care Center. More...

Sports

Post-season awards conclude football season

The 2009 Staples Motley football team, which finished the season with a 9-1 record. Front row, left to right: Erik Nelson, Cody Wing, Zach Borders, Brady Killian, Lance Flickinger, Cody Hoemberg, Levi Anderson, Gavin Kadlec. More...

Wolf, human encounters still making news

Inside the Outdoors

We're hearing more accounts these days of a new degree of "togetherness" between wolves and humans. Understandably, many of these stories coincide with - o - deer hunting season. More...

Cardinal wrestlers to begin season this Friday

The Staples Motley Cardinals wrestlers are on the mat, getting ready to start the 2009-10 season. The boys have been practicing for over a week and will see their first action this Friday, Dec. 4, when they open their season in the Melrose gym. More...