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Secrets of Old Wadena revealed by digs

Archeology has confirmed some of the history of the Little Round Hill incident. Work at Old Wadena by Kat Hayes of the University of Minnesota gives insights into the first contact between Native Americans and Europeans. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Too close for comfort

Spectators at the recent Motley Fair’s demo derby got an up-close view of the action at least two times during the event. More...

2011 Motley Fair winners

A number of ribbons and some cash prizes were given away during the Morrison County Fair in Motley, June 23 - 26.  Listed below are some of the events that took place at the fair and the names of the winners in each:  Demo derby   More...

Motley boy bit by pit bull, receives 200 stitches

An eight-year-old boy in Motley reportedly received approximately 200 stitches after being bitten by a pit pull owned by his mother’s boyfriend.  According to the Morrison County Sheriff’s Department, the incident happened at 33129 A More...

Letters

No change

I came across the following article which I had saved from the Thursday, July 27, 1995, Staples World. Obviously, I identifi ed with the writer because I chose to clip and file it for future use. More...

About being alienated from one’s own culture

Two years ago I went to Washington, D.C. I love that city. My niece’s husband is an officer in the Pentagon. For several days I sponged- correction- stayed with them.  More...

Life Currents

Anniversary

50 years

There will be an open house celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of Rodney and Janet Johnson.  The event will be held Saturday, July 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the shelter in Pine Grove Park in Staples.  No gifts, please.   More...

Hello World

Born to Ryan and Gena Olson of Pequot Lakes, a baby boy, Leif Ryan weighing six pounds, one ounce on June 25, 2011.  Born to Savanna Loeffler and Tony Doran of Pine River, a baby boy, Chantz William weighing seven pounds, five ounces on June 25, More...

Engagement

Desotell, Almquist

JacyRea Desotell, daughter of Reaume and Beverly Desotell of Browerville; and Daniel Almquist, son of Richard Almquist and Mary Liemandt of the Bertha area, announce their engagement.  JacyRea is a first grade teacher at Sacred Heart Area School More...

Sports

Summer rec baseball

When summer arrives, thoughts turn to baseball, which for area youth means the summer rec. program. Pictured, t-ball players (left and below, left) and little league players show their skills on the diamond.   More...

Chamber golf winners

The winning team at the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce golf tournament on June 16 was the Staples Fire Department team. From left, Cory Wilson, A.J. More...

Legion team moves above .500

The Staples Motley Legion baseball team added another win to their record last week, to improve to 5-4.  Staples Motley had a great performance by Gunner   Johnson, along with eight hits to pull off a 7-1 win against Crosslake on June 29, a More...

Thoele sees advantages in local hydroponics

To Barry Thoele, growing vegetables in a greenhouse is more than a new business venture, it is the way of the future. “ We need to take back our produce production,” he said. More...

Commissioners accept quotes despite warning

At a special meeting called for July 1, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners voted to accept the low quote from J.R. More...

 

News

Shutdown layoffs to wait in Todd County

In response to the shutdown of state government the Todd County Board of Commissioners held a special board meeting on Friday, July 1.  More...

City stays within budget

The Staples city budget appears to be in good shape after an audit by Mayer, Porter, Beinhorn & Rowe,was presented to the city council at their June 28 meeting by Chuck Mayer.  More...

Rotary recogntion

Ray Garland, right, received recogntion for completing his fourth Paul Harris Fellowship for Rotary International Foundation at a recent picnic with the Staples Rotary Club. More...

Opinion

Shutdown a shame to both parties

Since when has compromise become a dirty word?  And since when have deadlines failed to spur action for getting work finished?  Apparently, the answers are since the Minnesota State Legislature opened the 2011 session.  With the midnig More...

Political Cartoon

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Current Happenings

Larry Sanger to kick off summer concerts

Free concerts in the park are returning to Staples for another season. The concerts will be held in the Northern Pacific (NP) Park on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning July 10 and will run through Aug. 21. More...

MPC A seeks help on water quality

Volunteers who care about their waters are needed to help gauge the health of lakes and streams in Minnesota. More...

District 36 picnic July 9 at Pine Grove

A picnic will be held Saturday, July 9 at Pine Grove Park, Staples, for all former teachers, students and their families, friends and neighbors of School District 36. The picnic reunion will begin at noon. Bring a dish to share.  More...

Obituaries

Peter Baumgartner

Peter Baumgartner, 68, of Motley, died June 30, 2011 at home.  Funeral services were held July 6, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley. More...

Dwain Johnson

Dwain Luverne Johnson, 89, of Alexandria, died May 7, 2011 at Diamond Willow in Alexandria.  Private services were held.  Arrangements were with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.  Dwain Luverne Johnson, was born in Elbow Lake to Art More...

Carol Casi

Carol A. Casi, 71 of Perham, died June 16, 2011 at home.  A prayer service was held June 22, at the Schoeneberger Funeral Home in Perham with Fr. Joseph Herzing officiating.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Staples City Council Minutes

May 24, 2011   The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at City Hall. Present were Mayor Etzler, City Council Members Carlson, Flaten, Miles, Quance and Schmieg. 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.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage More...

NOTICE VILLARD TOWNSHIP HEARING

The Villard Town Board will hold a Hearing on July 12, 2011 beginning at 6:45 p.m. for the purpose of reviewing a request to vacate in the Townsite of Philbrook the following:  More...