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Motley City Offices candidates

Seven names will be on the Nov. 2 ballot for Motley City offi ces (mayor and three city council positions). These include:   o Mayor: Konrad Alexander, inc umbent; and Nancy Nieken. More...

Bi-CAP board seeking member

Bi-County Community Action Programs, Inc. has an opening on its board of directors for one low-income representative from Cass County. The board member selected will fill an unexpired term that will end May of 2012.   More...

New pavement

Pictured above: Crews with Tri-City Paving, a subcontractor of J.R. Ferche, worked Oct. 12, to put down a layer of bituminous asphalt on Main Street West in Motley. More...

Current Happenings

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Motley school cafeteria. More...

Soup, Sandwich and a Song’ concert is Sunday

The Staples Area Women’s Chorus will present their “Soup, Sandwich and a Song” concert Sunday, Oct. 24, at 12:30 p.m. at the Staples Motley High School cafeteria. More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE. More...

Obituaries

George Marden

George Marden, 71, of Staples, died Oct. 13, at his home.   Funeral services were Oct. 18, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. Burial was at the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. More...

Sandra Reed

Sandra (Sandy) Elaine Reed, 50, of Clarissa, died Oct. 14, 2010 at her home.   Funeral services were held Oct. 19, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville with Fr. Ralph Zimmerman officiating. More...

Ruth Carlson

Ruth A. Carlson, 94, of Pillager, died Oct. 17, 2010 at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd   Funeral services will be held Oct. 23, at 1 p.m., at Casino Assembly of God Church in Pillager. Visitation is Friday, Oct. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION

To the voters of Todd County, State of Minnesota:   Notice is hereby given that a General Election will be held in all polling places within Todd County on Tuesday the (2nd) Second day of November, 2010, for the purpose of electing candidates More...

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION

To the Voters of the City of Staples,   Todd and   Wadena Counties,   State of Minnesota:   More...

NOTICE BECKER TOWNSHIP GENERAL ELECTION

The General Election hours for Becker Township are from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on November 2, 2010.   Yvonne Sampson, Clerk 41-42pnc   More...

Marijuana plants found, two arrested

On Oct. 6, agents of the Central Minnesota Drug and Gang Task Force, along with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension seized 443 marijuana plants from a plot in Little Elk Township of Todd County, an area east of Browerville.   More...

New scares greet visitors to Haunted Hollow trail

Derek and Jen Holst have completely redesigned their trail of horror so that it will startle, surprise and even shock those brave enough to start walking down the path.   More...

 

News

Region Five awarded $825,050 sustainable communities grant

Central Minnesota’s Region Five Development Commission was one of 45 grantees across the country awarded a Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grant recently by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).   More...

High school fall play features ‘scary’ stories

Literary critics will delight in the Staples Motley High School’s production of, “Usher, A Totally Teen Comedy,” by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus. More...

Transformation trails

Guests tell how trails changed their communities

When Jordie Stay finally convinced herself to completely change her business   and cater to bicyclists   in the tiny town of Bowlus, “It was literally the best   move I have done in my life,” she said at the Staples tra More...

Letters

Pageant response

I must say, I had to sleep on what I wanted my “letter to the editor “to reflect in regards to my concerns for the letter in last week’s paper about the pageant and others listed by name and the titles some hold. More...

Endorsement issue

Stapl es L et ’ s se e if I get this right. In the Tribune it is reported that some pastors are going to start endorsing political candidates from their pulpits, daring the IRS to sanction them or pull their tax exempt status. More...

Taxes

Just about every candidate running for office in the next few weeks is promising to improve your schools and hold down taxes, etc.   More...

Life Currents

Anniversary

60 years

Ken and Mary Lee (Martin) Becker of Staples will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on October 26, 1930, at Sacred Heart Church in Staples. More...

Senior celebrations

The monthly birthday party was held at the Staples Senior Citizens Center October 12, with 15 members attending. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to James and Alicia Wynn of Wadena, a baby girl, Bristol Rae Lynne weighing six pounds seven ounces on Oct. More...

Sports

Tennis team going back to state

The Staples Motley girls tennis team will go to the state tournament after cruising through the Section 6A tournament, taking West Central 7-0, Sauk Centre 6-1 and Osakis 5-2.   More...

Three long scoring passes beat DGF

The Staples Motley football team continued their winning ways this past week with another confer- ence win, 20-14 over Dilworth- Glendon- Felton. The Rebels had a record of 5-1. More...

Reichert, Pogreba, Fuhrman make all-conference teams

Staples Motley girls cross country team had three of the top fifteen finish- ers at the Mid State Confer- ence meet on Oct. 14, placing Lisa Reichert and Emma Pogreba on the All-Conference team and Emily Fuhrman on the honorable mention team. More...