April 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Jam session

Following the contest, participants in the 27th annual Fiddler’s Contest held at the Pillager High School April 2, joined on stage for a peppy jam session. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Motley can afford another streets project, says the city’s financial advisor

Public Hearing set for April 14, 6 p.m.

Financial advisor David Drown said he “sees no reason to put the brakes on” in regard to going ahead with a proposed streets improvement project in Motley.  Estimated to cost $ 1,008,469, the proposed project includes improvements ( More...

Fiddlin’ in Pillager

Twenty-six fiddlers competed at the 2011 Fiddler’s Contest in Pillager April 2, vying for a number of prizes and a shot at being named “Fiddler of the Year.” The contestants ranged More...

Fiddler’s Contest entertains, raises money

Fiddlers came from all over Minnesota and parts of North Dakota April 2, to participate in the 27th annual Fiddler’s Contest, held at the Pillager High School gym.  Sponsored by the Pillager Fairboard, all proceeds from the event went towa More...

Letters

Freedom isn’t free

I am the daughter, wife and mother of a U.S. Marine. Growing up I remember seeing my father’s uniform tucked back in the closet and the albums of photos, yellowed with age, from boot camp days and serving as a drill instructor.  More...

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Todd County - April 10, 2011, marks the beginning of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a time to honor victims and the advocates of victims’ rights. More...

Small town birthday

Last week was my dad’s birthday (Gary Schimpp). Since my husband, our three kids and I live in Decorah, Iowa we were unable to make the six hour trip to help celebrate my dad’s birthday with him this year.  More...

Life Currents

Responders honored

Volunteers of the Barnesville Ambulance Service are used to responding quickly on every call and doing whatever they can in an emergency situation. More...

EMT receives award

Former Staples resident Scott A. Nelson, now of Barnesville, was recently honored by the city of Barnesville for his part in the life saving efforts of Jayne Lien.  More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Aaro and Megan Young of Pine River, a baby boy, Briscoe Harlan weighing seven pounds 13 ounces on March 25, 2011  Born to Dyana Rasinski of Pequot Lakes, a baby girl, Ce More...

Public Notices - Free Access

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASE TYPE: 14-Other Civil Court File No.: 77-CV-11-223

Delores Isensee,  More...

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD IN DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Case No.: 77-CV-11-150 Case Type: QUT Assigned to: Unknown

SUMMONS  James Abers and Charles Abers, a/k/a Charles E. Abers,  Plaintiff, vs. Calvin W. Abers; Marguerite A. Abers; Calvin G. More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE PRIVATE

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.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage More...

Christian rock concert added to Railroad Days

Parade re-routed to 2nd Ave.

Faith Lutheran Church volunteered to host a family friendly Christian rock concert on Friday of Railroad Days in Staples this year. More...

Todd County to remain in health alliance

The Todd County Commissioners held a special meeting on March 29, to consider whether or not to withdraw from the South Country Health Alliance. The commissioners had 72 hours to make the decision to withdraw from the 11 county insurance fund. More...

 

News

Health rankings study: ‘where we live matters to our health’

Minnesota’s counties are included in a report ranking the health of every county in each of the 50 states. More...

Poor health rankings in area counties

Although Minnesota ranks as one of the healthiest states in the country, the four counties surrounding the Staples Motley area scored poorly in the recently released County Health Rankings, which rate health factors in counties nationwide.  More...

Morning trek

Two Amish men walk up a hill to work as the sun arises along Highway 210 south of Staples. (Staples World photo by Janice Winter) More...

Opinion

Cuts should not be the only budget option

Word is, Minnesota is broke. And the only talk by Republicans these days is what to cut and by how much. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Help for homeless veterans

Minnesota’s long, cold winters can be tough on everyone and this one has been tougher than most. More...

Current Happenings

Staples library offers children’s workshops

The Great River Regional Library, Staples branch is offering the following programs.  More...

Speech winners

Front row: Jenessa Iverson, Kali Klimek, Hallie Olsen, Tera Weyer, Julia Fink, Lynnea Iverson, Janelle Jennissen, Renee Weyer. More...

18 advance to section speech

The Staples Speech Team competed in the sub-section tournament March 26, in New York Mills. The top six places will speak at the section meet. More...

Sports

Track team time trials

The Staples Motley boys and girls track teams competed in indoor time trials at Foley on March 29. More...

DNR seeks comments on Fort Ripley ATV trail

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites public review and written comments on a proposal from Crow Wing County for funding of a 53-mile Grant-in-Aid (GIA) all-terrain vehicle (ATV) recreational trail within existing county and sta More...

Sellnow elected to fifth hall of fame

Staples native Ron Sellnow was elected to the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Hall of Fame this year, after 47 years as coach and volunteer in the sport of hockey.  Sellnow has also been enshrined in the Minnesota Athleticss Directors Hall of Fame, the More...