May 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

School project short on local contractors

Despite attempts by the administration to use local sub-contractors for this summer’s school construction projects, only one local contractor was on the list when it was presented at the Staples Motley School Board meeting Monday night.   More...

Cruising on Lake Osakis

A one-of-a kind seven meter long boat took its maiden voyage Wednesday, May 12 on Lake Osakis, attracting a crowd of curious onlookers when the crew stopped for a lunch. More...

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Street improvements to begin in Motley

It’s been over nine months since the City of Motley first held an informational meeting about the Beaulieu Street Area Improvement Project. More...

Science project

Eighth graders at Motley Staples Middle School spent time outside May 18, drawing solar systems for Mrs. Hegarty’s science class. More...

Motley’s Evergreen Cemetery gets attention

Over 100 gravestones at Motley Evergreen Cemetery have received muchneeded attention recently, thanks to the efforts of the Tri-County Post #124 American Legion.   Legion member Paul Schlichting is the maintenance worker at Evergreen. More...

Current Happenings

Local band

“Orvs Avenue” will be featured performers at the Stomping Grounds coffee house in Staples, Saturday, May 22, at 7 p.m., part of the Open Mic night. More...

Open house celebrates retirement of FED staff

An open house honoring three people retiring from Freshwater Education District will be held Saturday, May 22, from 2-5 p.m. at the Landmark Inn, 631 3rd Ave. NE, Staples. The Landmark Inn was formerly Faith Lutheran Church. More...

Project Together gardening

Project Together is sponsoring a garden group to meet at 6:30 p.m. one or two Tuesday nights a month starting in June and continuing through the summer into early fall.   More...

Life Currents

Student Achievements

JASON BORGSTROM, Pillager, recently graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Health Education. More...

Senior celebrations

The monthly birthday/anniversary party was held at the Staples Senior Citizens’ Center on May 11, with 18 members in attendance. More...

Music clinician visit

Guest Jim Bartsch, above, of the MN Orchestra Education Dept, a MN Opera Orchestra Violist and one of the directors with the MN Youth Symphony worked with students orchesta students grades six through More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Staples City Council Minutes

April 27, 2010   More...

Freshwater Education District

Minutes of the Governing Board   of Education   of Freshwater Education District   April 27, 2010   A meeting of the Freshwater Education District Governing Board was called to order by Vice- Chairperson Brever at 7:30 p.m. More...

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Public Notice   NOTICE   Town of Villard   County of Todd   State of Minnesota   Villard Township will be accepting bids until Monday, June 7, 2010, for the application and compaction of gravel to one mile of road. More...

To Retire

   State Representative Mary Ellen Otremba (DFL-Long Prairie) announced May 19 that she will retire from the Minnesota House of Representatives at the end of her seventh term in office.  More...

Rep. Otremba to retire from state House of Representatives - Free Access

Veteran legislator has served District 11B since 1997

State Representative Mary Ellen Otremba (DFL-Long Prairie) announced May 19 that she will retire from the Minnesota House of Representatives at the end of her seventh term. More...

County okays Highway 10 turnback bids

The Todd County Board of Commissioners awarded a $4,090,729.28 contract to Tom’s Backhoe Service of Brainerd to do the old Highway 10 turnback project in Staples during the board’s Tuesday, May 18 meeting.   More...

Residents outline thoughts on Dower Lake, other park areas

More than a dozen people turned out Monday night to discuss the future of Dower Lake Recreational Area and related recreational features.   More...

 

News

NJPA to begin rebates to voting members

In a move to give back to the cities, counties and school districts in Region Five, the National Joint Powers Alliance Board of Directors recently approved a rebate program that will initially turn $539,754.48 back to many of its members.   More...

Police report numerous items

The following items were among many reports from the Staples Police department.   More...

DNR lifts all burn limits

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced on May 14, that all seasonal burning restrictions will be lifted in all counties and burning permits for vegetative matter will once again be available. More...

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Tea partiers’ rhetoric doesn’t match the facts

A message to tea partiers, conservatives, Republicans and other assorted angry people: Get a new bumper sticker, find a new issue. More...

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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...

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Mark Your Calendar

May 21   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., 210 Jefferson St. S (Cyber Cafe) Wadena. For info., 218-631- 1714. More...

Obituaries

Melvin Simon

Melvin (Mel) Jon Simon, of Staples, died May 9, 2010 at the St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud.   Funeral services were May 14, at the Sacred Hearth Catholic Church in Staples.   Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. More...

Sports

Cardinal girls finish fourth at TT track

After two weeks of rain cancellations or delays the Staples Motley girls track and field team finally saw some sunshine and some track action May 13. More...

Cardinal boys fifth in AA Section True Team track

The Staples Motley boys ran into some stiff competition when the Class AA Section True Team Meet was hosted - for the first time ever - by the Card inals Thursday afternoon.   More...

Girls host Invitational at The Vintage

Staples Motley’s girls were busy on the links this week, despite the weather.   Kelley Hagenson shot an 81 Saturday on The Vintage course to lead the Cardinals in the annual Cardinal Invitational.   More...