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EDA eyeing park site for road gravel pit

Using a corner of the vacant Staples Airport Industrial park for a borrow pit could have a double benefit for the city. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Two Pillager School teachers retiring after 34 years

Charlie Johnson and Bari Rahn will say ‘goodbye’ this spring

The Pillager School will say ‘goodbye’ to two long time instructors at the end of this school year. More...

MES first graders each reading 21 books

Running Start Program a hit

First grade students at Motley Elementary School presented their annual “Running Start Program” April 23, at the school.   They performed songs (accompanied on guitar by Mrs. More...

Sheriff Michel Wetzel seeks re-election

Morrison County Sherif f Michel Wetzel announced May 3, that he will seek re-election to a third term of office. More...

Letters

My turn

I know that what I am about to say will make some people upset or even angry. That is your right as a United State citizen; as so, it is my right to have free speech to express my views.   More...

Current Happenings

CLC graduation is May 12, 13

Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, will hold its spring commencement exercises next week. More than 950 students have applied for graduation. More...

Foundation speaker

Becky Hagen Jokela spoke to a crowd of over 120 people who came to hear about “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate” April 28 at Faith Lutheran Church. More...

Educational Opportunities

May 14   WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE CLASS taught by Francisco Jimenez, Tae Kwon Do instructor,   Friday, May 14, 7 - 8 p.m., Motley Elementary   School gym. Register by May 7, 218-894-1897.   F WAC deadlines   More...

Obituaries

Wallace Hanson

Wallace Dwight Hanson, 87, of Paynesville, died April 24, 2010, at Banner Hospice in Mesa, Ariz.   More...

Florence Jambor

Florence Jambor, 90, of Browerville, died April 29, 2010 at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa.   Funeral services were held May 4, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville with Fr. Ralph Zimmerman officiating. More...

Esther Dahlvang

Esther Leone Dahlvang, 92, died April 27, 2010 at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena.   Funeral services were held May 1, at the Thomastown Covenant Church in rural Staples with Pastor David Harlow officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

TODD COUTY   NOTICE OF FILING FOR THE 2010 STATE   GENERAL ELECTION   More...

Staples City Council

April 13, 2010   More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

Meeting #14   March 15, 2010   CALL TO ORDER   More...

Second dance during Railroad Days tabled

The Staples City Council, after listening to the pros and cons of adding a second street dance to the Railroad Days schedule in August and holding it in a residential neighborhood, decided to table the request to give the local chamber of commerce t More...

School board approves construction bids

Construction bids for projects at the Motley School building and at the Staples Motley High School gym were approved at a special meeting of the Staples Motley School Board Friday morning, April 30.   More...

Technology could serve elderly, attract young

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth and final installment in a series that has been prepared by Minnesota Public Radio News as part of its Ground Level project, which explores Minnesota communities facing their futures.   More...

 

News

Railroad Days set for Aug. 27, 28 in Staples

Staples Railroad Days promises a blend of old and new activities for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 27 and 28. More...

A weekend of art shows in Staples

Three art shows were held the past weekend in Staples. Above, the Five Wings Arts Council held an open house Saturday at their new offices at 121 4th St. More...

Arbor Day program to coincide with tree planting Saturday

The annual Staples Arbor Day program will be held in conjunction with the Staples Historical Society’s Planting Party this Saturday at 1 p.m. on the west side of the depot. More...

Opinion

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State’s business tax climate improving

A new report from an outfit called the Council on State Taxation landed on my desk recently and it has some positive news for those, like me, who are concerned about the costs of doing business in Minnesota.   More...

Commissioner requests increased enforcement

Recently, traffic crashes have claimed more than a dozen lives, most of the victims were young people. 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

May 7   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., 210 Jefferson St. S (Cyber Cafe) Wadena. For info., 218-631- 1714. More...

Life Currents

In Appreciation

On behalf of Hands of Hope Resource Center, I would like to thank all the businesses and community members who participated in our fourth Annual Denim Day.   More...

CLC Band European tour meeting

The Central Lakes College Community Concert Band is planning a European concert tour for July of 2011.   A free informational meeting with refreshments will be held in the rehearsal hall (E471) on the Brainerd campus on May 6, at 7 p.m. More...

Hello World

Born to Lillie Payne and Steve Doege, Staples, a baby girl, Alexis Mae, weighing seven pounds six and onehalf ounces on May 3, 2010.   Welcomed home by Aaron, Angela and Auston.   More...

Sports

Forsberg medalist at Cardinal Invite

Staples Motley sophomore leads team to second place finish

Cardinal golfer Nick Forsberg continued last week to turn in some of the best performances so far this spring on central and northern Minnesota golf courses.   More...

Cardinals tennis plans change due to rain

Rainfall created havoc with the Cardinal boys tennis schedule this week, m a kingfora change of plans.   The boys hosted Aitkin on Monday, May 3, four days later than initially scheduled. More...

Softball girls claim win over Pelican Rapids

The Staples Motley softball Cardinals scored a big win on April 27 but got drowned out by the weather on April 30. More...