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Garbage dumping rate rises

Businesses and residences in Todd County that have garbage pick-up will likely see an increase in costs starting in June. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Pillager School District hopes to build $13.5 million expansion

Community mtg is tonight, 7 p.m., at the school

The Pillager School District is exploring the possibility of expanding its current campus to accommodate a student population that has grown signifi cantly over the past five years.  Plans for a 60,000 square feet new addition (estimated to cost More...

Crow Wing Calendar

February 15, 16

AL- ANON MTG, Tues. , noon, Motley United Methodist Church. For persons struggling with a friend’s or family member’s drinking/ substance abuse problem. Newcomers welcome. For more info., 218-310-8813.  More...

Warning to snowmobilers

Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel reports that the sheriff’s office has received several complaints from various parts of the county of snowmobilers driving off the trails onto private property.  Wetzel reminds snowmobilers that such c More...

Letters

Move beyond the ‘rift’

I was extremely disappointed to read the article in last week’s paper about the “ rift” between the union negotiations team, better known as the city administrator and two of our elected city council members. More...

Teenage dating violence

Teen dating violence is a problem affecting teens in every community across the United States. Did you know that one in five female high school students report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner? More...

Life Currents

Five generations

Five generations gathered for a photo. More...

Four generations

Four generations of the Kaste family recently gathered for a photo. More...

Nytes, White

Julia ( Nytes) White, daughter of Gary and Betty Nytes of Staples; and Seth White, son of Dan White and Lisa Goodrich of McHenry, Illinois, were joined in marriage Sept. 25, 2010, at the James J. Hill Reference Library in St. Paul.  More...

Sports

Aspiring cheerleaders

The Staples Motley cheerleaders teach a cheer to some of their younger fans during halftime of a recent game. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) More...

Thursday’s Twilight League Bowling Wadena Lanes

JANUARY 27 Gappa Oil 12-4 Mason Bros 10-6 Spectrum Printing 10-6 Lefty’s 8-8 Staples Vet. More...

Scoring slumps in three losses

In three losses this past week, the Staples Motley boys basketball team played competitively against ninth- rated Perham, stayed with Crosby- Ironton until the end, and lost to a 12-4 Pelican Rapids team. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

FOR SALE BY BID CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE

1986 Link Belt LS-2800B Hydrauic Excavator S/N A5H5866  1983 Mack Superliner 4 Axle Low Boy Truck V/8 Mack Engine  Kenworth Dump Truck 6v71 Detroit Engine S/N 132958  60” Blue Peterbilt Sleeper  Blaw- Knox PF- 180H Paver&nbs More...

MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME

1. State exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted:  Staples Consignment  2. State the address of the principal place of business:  128 4th Street NE, Staples, MN 56479  3. More...

MEETING NOTICE MORAN TOWNSHIP

The Moran Township Board will hold their Annual Board of Audit meeting on February 22, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. at the Moran Town Hall. Teresa Wagner, Clerk 5pnc   More...

School board rejects bids

More local contractors sought

A communications issue caused the Staples Motley School Board to reject all bids for two construction projects at a special meeting Monday night.  Bids were presented for new siding for the Freshwater Education District building and for changes More...

‘Savor the Moment’

The crowd enjoyed pleasant music, cooking demonstrations and great food at the Landmark Inn, Staples, Saturday night at “Savor the Moment,” a chef’s challenge for education presente More...

Head basketball coach is on paid leave

Lynn Peterson, Staples Motley High School activities director, dean of students and boys basketball head coach, was placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday.  Mark Schmitz, Superintendent of Staples Motley Schools, said the action was taken p More...

 

News

All day preschool is a potential goal for ISD2170

An all day preschool, a comprehensive evaluation system for all school staff and an expanded curriculum are likely to be adopted as the top three goals for the Staples Motley School District.  More...

Staples Motley Public Schools

Community Planning Initiative  Action Outcome Statements   More...

Freshwater District Science Fair at Bertha

The Freshwater Education District will sponsor their Elementary Science Fair on Thursday, Feb. More...

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Todd County Sheriff’s year end data, report

The Todd County Sheriff’s Office has been busy compiling data from 2010 for our end of the year statistics.  More...

Current Happenings

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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...

Will Rogers Tribute to perform in Staples

“Will Rogers Today,” a tribute to the great American humorist, cowboy, social commentator and vaudeville performer, will be performed by Randall Reeder at Centennial Auditorium, Staples, on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Mark Your Calendar

February 10  STAPLES MOTLEY EARLY CHILDHOOD COALITION FUNDRAISER Thurs., Feb. 10, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Prairie Bay Restaurant, Baxter. For info., 218-894-2715. More...

Obituaries

Donald Moe

Donald John Moe, 84 of Motley and formerly of Staples, died Feb. 6, 2011, at his home.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Staples United Methodist Church with Pastor Kathy Horn officiating. More...

Douglas Ostlund

Rev. Douglas Harold Ostlund, 85, formerly of Bertha, died Jan. 31, 2011, in St. Cloud.  Funeral services were held Feb. 5, at the Faith United Church of Christ in Bertha. Burial was in the Peace Evangelical Cemetery in Bertha.  More...

Helen Kramer

Helen Kramer, 93, formerly of Motley, died Feb. 7, 2011, at the Camilia Rose Care Center in Coon Rapids.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley. More...