December 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

College could have shop space available

The Staples Economic Development Board discussed Central Lakes College, rail corridor, broadband fiber and the Initiative Foundation at their Nov. 23 meeting. More...

Identifying a dangerous intersection

Staples Police Chief Kyle Huber said the intersection of Highway 10 and 14th Street has been averaging about one accident a week for the last month. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Dallas Brass performs Dec. 9, at PHS

Clinic offered to Pillager band students

The internationally acclaimed Dallas Brass will be performing at Pillager High School Thursday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. More...

Worksite wellness programs offered in Cass County

The Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grant of Cass County Health, Human and Veterans Services is providing assistance for employers in Cass County who are interested in developing worksite wellness programs. More...

Local actress

Breeze Bestland, 8th-grader at Motley Staples Middle School, is playing the role of Louisa in Great River Educational Arts Theatre’s production of “The Sound of Music.” The musical, which opened Nov. 27 and runs through Dec. More...

Current Happenings

‘Old Fashioned Christmas’ at Depot

The public is invited to join Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus at an “Old Fashioned Christmas” at the Historic Depot in downtown Staples Sunday, Dec. 5, from 2-5 p.m. More...

Great Coat Giveaway

The “Great Coat Giveaway” continues, with over 400 coats now available. Clean, wearable coats in all sizes are being collected and provided free to anyone needing them. They are available at Heart and Hands Thrift Store in Motley. More...

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...

Obituaries

Sharron Hoemberg

Sharron J. Hoemberg, 66, of Staples, died Nov. 22, 2010, at her home.   A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m., at the Staples United Methodist Church. Visitation is Friday, Dec. More...

Robert Marden

Robert “Bob” Merle Marden, 81, of Staples, died Nov. 26, 2010 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital, Staples.   Funeral services were held Nov. 29, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Fr. Ron Schmelzer officiating. More...

Patricia Blake

Patricia Ann Blake, 70 of New Brighton died Nov. 24, 2010 at United Hospital in St. Paul.   A memorial service was held Dec. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Staples City Council Minutes

November 9, 2010   More...

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...

NOTICE REGION FIVE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

Request for   Proposals, Engineering Services   More...

Power outage causes trouble

It was darker than Black Friday in Staples Nov. 24, when a power outage left residents and business owners without electricity for over two hours Thanksgiving Eve. More...

Duct taping the principal

Staples Elementary School Principal Jason Luksik was duct taped to the wall recently by students (142 in all) who had sold at least eight items during the school’s fall fundraiser. Students who sold 25 items also earned a ride in a limo. More...

Public nuisances assessed

The Staples City Council approved charging 15 landowners with removal of public nuisances. The list from 2010 was approved at the Nov. 23 council meeting. More...

 

News

Thefts, accidents reported by Todd County Sheriff

Todd County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a game trail camera and a homemade portable deer stand were stolen on property just outside the Staples city limits. The theft occurred some time between Nov. 3 and Nov. 23.   More...

SES earns $16,540 during fundraiser

Money will go toward new playground equipment

Students at Staples Elementary School raised a total of $16,540.55 for playground equipment during their fall fundraiser. “We are so excited,” said Lori Bates, President of the Parent Teacher Connection group. More...

Student of the year

“Let’s lace up our boots and go hog some dirt,” Maggi Carlson told her fellow graduates at the CLC Heavy Equipment Program graduation on Nov. 24. More...

Opinion

Staples Motley Schools

Parents are the key to successful education

Parents and guardians of school age children play a crucial role in developing the strategies needed for being successful at school. More...

Political Cartoons

Full Story

One e-reader stands out in today’s market

A group that I am involved in is looking into why people are dropping their memberships. Apparently, one of the reasons is that the group no longer provides a published newsletter. More...

Life Currents

Veteran honored

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 70 honored veteran Clara Hopkins of Staples for her two years of service in the Naval Hospital Corps from 1956 to 1957. Clara served during peace time between the Korean and Viet Nam wars. More...

American Education Week noted

In honor of American Education Week, Bernie St.Pierre, Educ Chairman, right, and Carol Olsen, President of the American Legion Unit 70, Staples, visited local schools. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985 Highway 10 was a treacherous place for vehicles Monday as high winds and falling snow combined to lower visibility and create slippery conditions. More...

Sports

Wrestlers open season Dec. 2 at Ricori

The Staples Motley wrestlers have been hard at work this past week, preparing for the opening of the 2010-11 season, which starts this Thursday night. More...

Girls filling shoes with young, athletic team

The Staples Motley girls basketball team lost two 1,000 point scorers and one two-year starter from last year’s 24-6 section runners up. More...

Young players stepping up for boys basketball

A very young and inexperienced Staples Motley boys basketball team will take the floor this year, after the loss of many seniors from last year’s team. More...