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Widmer’s plastic boat goes through tests

Developed here for possible Navy use

Stan Widmer of Staples returned to his hometown last month to put the boat design he has spent the past 40 years developing to its first major test.   More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Construction at Motley Staples Middle School

When students return to classes in Motley this fall, they will notice a number of changes to the school building, including a new main entrance area and an expanded library. More...

KC’s Saloon, The Old Mill, back in business

Two restaurant/bar establishments - one in Pillager and the other in the Lincoln Lakes Area - are back in business, having both been victims of fire within the last year. More...

Music Fest parade is Sat., July 24

Seeking recent returning vets

Vintage cars, tractors and floats of all sizes will be part of Motley’s parade Saturday, July 24, a main attraction of the city’s Two Rivers Music Fest, which takes place July 23 - 25. More...

Letters

Looking good, Staples

I am not very good at writing letters to the editor, but this letter I will make sure gets finished.   More...

Current Happenings

Staples City Council agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 12 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE. More...

Green Lake Bluegrass Band kick off free concert series

Free concerts in the park are returning to Staples for another season beginning July 11 through Aug. 22.   The concerts will be Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Northern Pacific (NP) Park located at 625 6th St. NE. More...

Burn victim to share story of hope, healing

Former skydiver Mickey Robinson of Franklin, Tennessee, will share his story of hope and healing Saturday, July 17, 7 p.m., at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. More...

Obituaries

Gladys Christensen

Gladys Olive Christensen, 93, died June 28, 2010 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.   Funeral services were held July 3, at the Trinity Lutheran Church of North Branch with Rev. Gary Guptil officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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NOTICE OF   MORTGAGE   FORECLOSURE SALE   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 Motley School Board Minutes

Meeting #18   May 17, 2010   CALL TO ORDER   More...

SHS receives $49,400 grant

The Minnesota Historical Society awarded a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant in the amount of $49,400 to the Staples Historical Society. More...

Overpass ideas aired at PWC meeting

Some tentative plans for the Staples North South Corridor and Overpass project were aired last week at a meeting of the Staples Public Works Commission.   More...

Todd County okays ditch work

The Todd County Board of Commissioners approved an approximately $35,000 repair of County Ditch 4 at their meeting on Tuesday evening, June 29.   More...

 

News

Todd deputy makes marijuana arrest east of Staples

The Todd County Sheriff’s Department reported a Todd County deputy at about 11:45 p.m. on June 21, stopped a vehicle on Highway 10 just east of Staples for an equipment violation. More...

CLC summer season ends with ‘Noises Off’

“Noises Off,” described as “the funniest farce ever written,” closes the Central Lakes College summer theatre season July 6-10 and 13-17 in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus. Performances are at 7:30 p.m.   More...

Police get report of garbage dumping

Among numerous items reported to Staples Police the past week were the following:   More...

Opinion

Todd County Transparency:

What is a county?

Counties in Minnesota were created by the State to serve as the administrative arm of the State. More...

Staples Motley Schools

Testing shows students are improving each year

As part of Minnesota’s assessment system, the Minnesota Department of Education measures whether or not students are meeting the state math and reading academic stan- dards, which are what they should know and be abl e to do in a particular gr More...

Supplemental vote shows what Congress values

Stap les It’s no t eno ugh that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have topped $1 trillion. More...

Life Currents

Student Achievements

BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY, has announced its Spring Dean’s List for 2010. To qualify, students must carry 12 semester hours and earn a 3.25 grade point average. More...

80 years

Join us in wishing a “Happy 80th Birthday” on July 12 to our wife, mother and friend, Lorraine Macho. Send cards to: Lorraine Macho, P.O. Box 347, Motley, MN 56466. LC26p More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985   Jill Hedquist, a 1985 Staples High School graduate, was crowned 1985 Region III Dairy Princess last Thursday at Alexandria. More...

Sports

SM Legion squad wins two of three games played

The Staples Motley American Legion baseball team last week won two games and lost one while playing teams from Park Rapids and Wadena-Deer Creek. More...

Inside the Outdoors

Cell phone versus solitude in BWCA

There is a thoughtprovoking piece that appeared in the St. Paul Pioneer Press on the 4th of July, written by outdoor columnist Chris Niskanen. More...

Staples Softball Association

JUNE 10 CO-REC DIVISION Twisted Sister’s 13, Bullseye 3; Lefty’s 16, Gould Construction 14; SouthSide Mini Mart 21, LHS 9; Twisted Sister’s 15, Jimmy’s Wurst Saloon; Bullseye 2; Lefty’s 20, Jimmy’s Wurst Saloon 1 More...