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Veterans highway issue vexes Todd County

In a flurry of rescinded, new and dead-for-a-lack-of-a-second resolutions, the Todd County Board of Commissioners attempted to put a lid on the controversy swirling around the Veterans Memorial Highway at their March 2 m.eeting.   More...

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Crow Wing Currents

‘Heart and Hands’ Ministry celebrates first anniversary

One year after its grand opening, Heart and Hands Ministry/Thrift Store is going strong and continuing to meet the needs of people in the Motley and Pillager areas.   More...

“Krazy Kamp”runs March 12, 13

MSMS play at Centennial Auditorium

Cast and crew members of the Motley Staples Middle School play, “Krazy Kamp,” have been working hard for the past several weeks; and are excited and ready for the show’s opening March 12. More...

Tragedy in Motley

Man dies in trailer accident

A 27-year-old man from Avon died March 5, after a flatbed trailer he was working under fell onto his chest, the Morrison County Sheriff’s Department reported. More...

Letters

Reaction to Klobuchar

Senator Klobuchar wrote about health care reform last week. More...

Concerned

Another Staples business is closed. We are very unhappy about the Helling’s Grocery Store closing.   We appreciate Ernie’s, but believe we need two grocery stores in Staples to provide variety and competition. More...

Current Happenings

Robert Robinson to sing in Staples Mar. 21

The Star Tribune calls him the Pavarotti of gospel. Singer Robert Robinson will present a concert at Centennial Auditorium in Staples Sunday, Mar. 21, at 2 p.m.   More...

Who gets Grandma’s yellow pie plate?

Workshop offered April 28

“Who gets Grandma’s yellow pie plate?”   Everyone has personal belongings such as wedding photographs, a baseball glove or a yellow pie plate that contain meaning for them and for other family members. More...

Educational Opportunities

March 14   CAR SEAT INSPECTION CLINIC, hosted by Tri-County Hospital Obstetrics Dept., Sun., March 14, TCH, Wadena, noon - 2 p.m. Free. For info., 218-632-8781. More...

Obituaries

Darlene Knosalla

Darlene Anna May Knosalla, 85, of Staples, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at the Lakewood Care Center. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 13, at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, with Fr. Ron Schmelzer officiating. More...

Walter Gronlund

Walter Raymond Gronlund, 84 of Staples, died March 8, 2010, at the Lakewood Health Care System in Staples. Funeral services were March 12, at St. John Lutheran Church in Wadena, with Pastor Stephen Meltzer officiating. More...

Robert Shebeck

Robert “Bob” Shebeck, 60, of Minnetonka, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 at Methodist Hospital of Multiple Myeloma. Funeral services were March 4, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins. Burial was at Lakewood Cemetary in Minneapolis. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

P TODD COUNTY BOARD OF   ADJUSTMENT 215 First Ave. South   Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347   320-732-4420   PUBLIC NOTICE   More...

Judgement awarded in one lawsuit

One of two lawsuits brought against the former owners of the First Integrity Bank of Staples came to a conclusion late last month with a judgement against the bank’s principal former owner and chairman of the board.   More...

Ryan Odden is Wadena County engineer

The Wadena County Board on Feb. 26, voted unanimously to offer their vacant county highway engineer position to Ryan Odden.   Odden will start in his official capacity as full-time county engineer on April 1.   More...

Closed

The automatic sliding doors at the Helling’s Food Pride store in Staples are not sliding any more. More...

 

News

Three SMHS speakers win top spots at Walker

Senior co-captain Gemma Shaffer earned the second place medal in Storytelling to lead the Staples Motley Speech Team award winners in the Walker Speech Tournament Saturday, March 6. More...

Arrow of Light awards

Seven Webelos Scouts of Pack 61 received their Arrow of Light award on March 7. The Arrow of Light is the highest award a cub scout can earn. Six of the scouts went on to bridge into boy scouts. More...

Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 61 of Staples Motley recently held their annual Pinewood derby. More...

Opinion

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Legislative session is ‘interesting, challenging’

This legislative session continues to be interesting and challenging. We have had some mixed but fairly positive economic news, including a state employment report that announced the best jobs numbers in five years. 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 12 DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., 210 Jefferson St. S (Cyber Cafe) Wadena. For info., 218-631- 1714. FOOT CARE CLINIC sponsored by Lakewood Health System, Fri., March 12, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., LHS sr. campus. More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985   Motley’s Volunteer Fire   Department drive for funds   totaling $12,145 for the “Jaws of Life” was exceeded   More...

Future plans

Jordan Ludovissie, flanked by his parents, Paul and Stephanie (Brichacek) Ludovissie, signed a letter of intent to play football at Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky. on Feb. More...

CLC students to perform in Minneapolis

Central Lakes College’s Theatre for a Diverse Population will perform at The Chair Academy’s 19th annual International Leadership Conference March 16 in Minneapolis.   More...

Sports

Section 6, Class AA boys basketball brackets

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Cardinal girls win sub section

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

The No. 1 seed Staples Motley Cardinal girls won the West Sub Section 6AA tournament Tuesday, downing No. 2 seed Benson 56-52 at Minnesota Morris on Tuesday night.   More...

Four Cardinal wrestlers lose at state

Blake Petrich, Cardinal 189 pounder, worked to complete an escape during his 189 pound match with Ripp Baker from Milaca. Petrich’s state wrestling ended when he was pinned in the first round match. More...