March 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Highway 10 turnback construction okayed

A big step toward the major road construction project in Staples this summer was taken Feb. 23 when the city council, following a public hearing, okayed the Highway 10 turnback project and ordered plans and specifications to be completed.   More...

EDA considers micro lending program

The topic of creating a micro lending program through the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) was debated by the SEDA board of directors at their Feb. 23 session.   More...

Fire call report shows busy year

The Staples Volunteer Fire Department responded to 59 calls in 2009, Staples Fire Chief Scott Braith reported in his annual report to the Staples City Council on Feb. 23.   More...

Cabin Fever Day

Music, games and hot drinks are the antidote to Cabin Fever Sunday, Mar. 7, from 2-5 p.m. at the depot in downtown Staples. The Staples Historical Society is celebrating 100 years of the Staples Northern Pacific Depot with Cabin Fever Day. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Rep. Al Doty to run again in 2010

Seeking re-election in District 12B

State Representative Al Doty (DFL Royalton) announced March 4 that he will be seeking re-election to his seat representing District 12B in Morrison and Crow Wing counties. More...

March is Food Share Month

Motley Area Food Shelf helping fight hunger in Central Minnesota

Volunteers with the Motley Area Food Shelf are hoping to collect a total of $20,000 worth of food supplies (both pounds and dollars) during March - Food Share Month. More...

Motley accident

A Motley woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident shortly before noon Monday at the intersection of Highway 10 and 210 in Motley. More...

Letters

Refreshingly pleased

Thank you, Lamplighter Community Theatre, for your performance of Drinking Habits, giving us two hours of laughter.   Did anyone besides me notice the absence of profanity? More...

Highway concerns

Wake up, Staples. Do you really know what is going on in your city?   More...

Current Happenings

Cardinal speakers tie for third at Park Rapids

The Staples Motley Speech team had a successful Saturday at the Park Rapids speech invitational held Feb. 20.   Senior Shelby Wilds earned the championship medal in Great Speeches. More...

Educational Opportunities

March 8   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT   GROUP - FREE Mon., 6:30 - 8 p.m., Staples Elementary   School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care provided. For info., 218-640- 7035. More...

Staples City Council agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, in the council chamber at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE. More...

Obituaries

Joyce Ingebritson

Joyce Elene Ingebritson, 83, of Staples, died Feb. 24, 2010, at the St. Cloud Hospital.   Funeral services were held March 1, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery at Staples in the spring. More...

Helen Kringen

Helen Kringen, 95, of Mora, died Feb. 24, 2010 at Scandia House, Mora   Funeral services were held March 1, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mora with Pastor Vic Elfstrom officiating. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora. More...

Wanda Westin

Wanda E. Westin, 78, of Staples, died Feb. 25, 2010 at her home.   Funeral services were held March 1, at First Congregational Church in Staples with Pastor Muriel Hachfeld officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF   MORTGAGE   FORECLOSURE   SALE PRIVATE   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...

Staples City Council Minutes

February 9, 2010

The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at City Hall. Present were Mayor Etzler, City Council Members Carlson, Flaten, Miles, Quance, Reeck and Schmieg. More...

Public Notice

NOTICE BECKER TOWNSHIP   ANNUAL MEETING   The Annual Meeting for Becker Township will be March 9, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at the Becker Town Hall, followed by the regular monthly meeting.   Yvonne Sampson, Clerk 7-8pnc   More...

Coming to a garage near you

 Ann and Robb Peterson of 275th Avenue just south of Staples had a surprise visitor just before 5 p.m. Tuesday. A pickup driven by Tim Mears of Staples left Hwy. More...

Tickets available for Friday girls game

SMHs in Section 6AA title game at St. Cloud State

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Reward increased and extended in Peter Achermann's disappearance

Leader area man, age 82, missing since July 24, 2009

The reward of up to $20,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for Peter Achermann's disappearance, if it is determined it happened as the result of foul play. More...

Sweet moment

Cardinal Derek Wolhowe (21) raised his arms in exultation after teammate Jordan Riewer stole the ball away from a Crosby-Ironton player with under five seconds left in overtime. More...

Free tax assistance

Free tax help, an AARP - sponsored service, is available for seniors and low-income persons on Wednesdays in Staples. More...

Free tax preparation available through AARP

Judy Petrie of Staples can’t say enough good about the free AARP sponsored tax service that’s available in her home town. More...

 

News

Unity Bank lists new staff at Staples office

Rick Wiersgalla, Chief Operations Officer of Unity Bank, has announced three new additions to the staff at the Unity Bank, Staples. More...

Work at Ernie’s

Greg Giza from Giza Plumbing and Heating was digging trenches for water lines in the interior of the new Ernie’s Food Market on Monday. More...

Down they come

The cedar shake awnings that have been a trademark of Staples for nearly 40 years are coming down. Workers for the Mike Lovelace Construction Co. More...

Opinion

Real reform means real negotiations

This month the President holds his meetings with Democratic and Republican leaders on health care. More...

Cartoon

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Concerning trend noted in legislature

We are reviewing at least four bills this session that would amend the state Constitution and some of them provide the Legislature with more power. That is a concerning trend.   More...

Menus

Menus

Senior Nutrition   Program   Anyone is welcome to a wholesome, nutritious meal at the nutrition site. Suggested donation: $3.50. Just call the phone number below between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

March 5   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MTG Fridays at 4 p.m., 210 Jefferson St. S (the Cyber Cafe) Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.   FOOT CARE CLINIC sponsored by Lakewood Health System, Fri., March 5, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., LHS sr. campus. More...

Life Currents

Fifteen SMHS speakers win awards at Osakis

Senior Shelby Wilds won her fourth championship in Great Speeches and senior co-captain Gemma Shaffer was the champion   Storyteller to lead the Cardinal   Speech Team award -winners in the Osakis   Speech Tournament Feb. 27. More...

Celebrating reading

Students in each classroom at Sacred Heart Area School enjoyed special guests reading from Dr. Seuss books on Feb. 26. More...

Anniversary

60 years

Clarence and Enid Nelson will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 14, 2010 with an open house from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Leader Community Hall in   Leader. No gifts.   LC8-9p   More...

Sports

Cardinal Section 8AA wrestling results

103 Pounds Championship More...

Cardinals down Sebeka 69-66 before packed house

Staples Motley hands Trojans second loss of season

Cards improved to 21-5 with win More...

Cardinal girls win sub section

SMHS in Section 6AA title game Friday at St. Cloud State

Cardinal girls one game away from state More...