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MnDOT property to be sold

Staples EDA was offered a chance to buy two properties in the community that had been purchased by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). More...

Ag & Energy Expo set at CLC on Feb. 18

The Staples campus of Central Lakes College will host the first Ag & Energy Expo on Friday, Feb. 18, a free event that features a farmer- professor as keynote speaker.  More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Little Falls man dies after falling through roof

A Little Falls man is dead after falling through the roof of his pole shed while trying to remove snow.  The accident happened Jan. 31, at approximately 6:43 p.m., according to a report from the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Crow Wing Calendar

February 7  ‘A STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE’ at Pillager School Mon., Feb. 7, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Pie, coffee, stories led by Lowell Scearcy. Come to share. Come to listen. For info., to RSVP, 218-746-2105. February 8  More...

In their new space

The Special Education Department at Motley School is now at home in the former administration offi ces area/nurses station of the school. More...

Letters

Thankful for community support

To those who stopped by the Stomping Grounds on Friday morning after the shop had been burglarized, thank you for your support.  More...

Current Happenings

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...

‘Relay for Life’

The SM Relay for Life Team will hold an organizational meeting for captain/committee members, Thurs., Feb. 10, 6 p.m., Giovanni’s, Staples. Looking for new team members/ ideas. For info., 218- 352- 6365, or 218-894-2627.   More...

Jefferson Lines bus stop relocation in Staples

Moves from Orton’s to Ernie’s

Effective Monday, Feb. 7, Jefferson Lines will relocate the Staples bus stop location to Ernie’s Grocery, 1230 Hwy 10 E.  More...

Obituaries

Erwin Seefeldt

Erwin “Erbe” Seefeldt, 83, rural Motley, died Jan. 29, 2011, at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples with Rev. More...

Al Johnson

Al Johnson, 82, of Motley, died Jan. 27, 2011 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services were held Jan. More...

Student Achievements

NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY recently announced its fall 2010 dean’s list. To qualify, students must earn a 3.50 grade point average and be enrolled in at least 12 credits. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Staples City Council

January 11, 2011

The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at City Hall. Present were Mayor Etzler, City Council Members Carlson, Flaten, Miles, Quance and Reeck. More...

NOTICE VILLARD TOWNSHIP BOARD OF AUDIT MEETING

The Villard Town Board will hold their Annual Board of Audit meeting on February 8, 2011 at 6:45 p.m. at the Eastwood Inn in Motley.  The regular monthly meeting will follow at 7:00 p.m. Connie Mosack, Clerk 4pnc   More...

MEETING NOTICE

BARTLETT  TOWNSHIP  The monthly meeting of Bartlett Township has been changed to the third Tuesday of each month effective immediately. More...

Rift exposed in city’s union negotiation team

The Staples City Council made changes in their union negotiation team after members of the team developed a rift in their working relationship.  More...

Morning coffee interrupted

Friday morning patrons of the Stomping Grounds Coffee Shop in Staples were surprised to find the front entrance door boarded up and signs in the windows saying the shop was closed due to an overnight More...

Burglar smashes glass, takes cash at three businesses

Three smash and grab break- ins occurred at downtown Staples businesses in the early hours of Jan. 28 and 29.  The first break-in was the Stomping Grounds coffee shop on 4th St. NE. More...

 

News

8th and 5th grade students win top honors

Seventeen students vyed for the title “spelling bee champion” at the Staples Motley District 2170 Spelling Bee held Jan. More...

Top spellers

Spencer Svendsen won the Staples Motley District 2170 Spelling Bee and Kassidy White was runner up, earning trophies and a spot at the Lakes Bee in Brainerd on Feb. 18. More...

Fish house thefts in Todd County

Between Jan. 15 and Jan. More...

Opinion

Top goal should be higher education

Start with U.S. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

‘Remediation and Reward’ at Staples Motley HS

R and R.  When someone says to you that they need some ‘R and R,’ images come to mind of palm trees, white sand beaches and warm temperatures. More...

Life Currents

Birthday

90 years

Hazel Messer celebrated her 90th birthday on January 29, 2011. A card shower is being held in her honor and visits are welcome. Send your cards and messages to: 1526 2nd St. S.W., Wadena, MN 56482. Phone: 218-632-7034.__________   More...

Hello World

Born to Crystal Rekowski and David Herrera of Brainerd, a baby girl, Aireanna Lee weighing six pounds 13 ounces on Jan. 22, 2011.  Born to Jay and Stephanie Raymond of Brainerd, a baby girl, Olivia Jayne weighing eight pounds one ounce on Jan. More...

Engagement

Bounds, Lange

Mark and Peggy Bounds of Cushing would like to announce the engagement of their son, Daniel Allen, to Tara Lange, daughter of Paul and Lisa Lange of Orion, Ill.  Both Tara and Dan earned Bachelor of Art Degrees in Drawing at Drake University, De More...

Sports

Improvement shown as boys get third victory

By pushing two good teams to the finish and getting their third win of the season, the Staples Motley boys basketball team showed signs last week that the young team is getting better.  “We would like to have a better won-loss record,&rdqu More...

Free throw difference in loss

Jaelin Beachy scored 19 points and Jasmine McGillvray hit five three-pointers, but it wasn’t enough as Wadena- Deer Creek outscored the Staples Motley girls basketball team 70-59 on Jan. More...

Conference champs

The Cardinal wrestlers continued to win last week, after a tough loss to Pierz on Jan. 25. On Jan. 27 the  SM boys beat both Breckenridge and Parkers Prairie, and won the Mid State  Conference tournament championship on Jan. More...