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Leader parade route

The road through Leader was lined with people for the parade during Growler’s Day on July 30. The stage coach gave rides after the parade. See more photos on page 1b. More...

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Moving to the music

Young and old alike enjoyed the polka music of The Jolly Zuks Band at the Two Rivers Music Fest in Motley last weekend. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) More...

Veteran’s float

Motley area veterans enjoyed the ride through the parade during the Two Rivers Music Fest July 30. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) More...

Crowded at the top

Kids find a fun a way to cool off at Growler’s Day in Leader July 30. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) 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...

Poetry writing class includes Poetry Slam

The Staples Motley Area Arts Council is sponsoring a Poetry Writing Class on Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 7-9 p.m. at the Freshwater Education District building, 1100 5th St. NE, Staples.  More...

Pat Surface to play at Music in the park

Pat Surface and the Boundary Waters Boys will present a concert in the Staples Music in the Park series on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m.  More...

Obituaries

Leonard Winn

Leonard Winn, 64 of Austin formerly of Staples died, July 27, 2011 in Austin.  A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. More...

Markus Schmidtbauer

Markus Ervin Schmidtbauer, 61 of Goodland and formerly of Staples, died July 20, 2011 in Grand Rapids.  A graveside service was held July 26, at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Goodland, with full Military Honors provided by the American Legion Pos More...

Susan Kellner

Susan Carlson Kellner, 94, of Waite Park, formerly of Staples, died July 29, 2011 at Sterling Park Health Care Center, Waite Park.  Private family services will be held Aug. 28, at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud. More...

SEDA seeks action on some eyesore properties in city

Cleaning up or redeveloping properties on the block between 8th and 9th Street NE and 2nd Ave. and Highway 10 NE were identified as a priority by the Staples Economic Development Authority at a planning meeting in January. More...

City deals with funding cuts

Roads, police, newspaper targeted

The Staples City Council found out they would be without $162,996 of Local Government Aid ( LGA) and market value homestead credit (MVHC) from the State of Minnesota, stemming from cuts made in the budget deal worked out during the state shutdown.&nb More...

Todd County in good fiscal shape

The Todd County Commissioners received a report on the county’s fiscal health at their July 19 meeting. The county’s auditor, Doug Host of Larson Allen, said the county’s finances continued to be in generally good shape. More...

21st Annual Old Wadena Rendezvous, a family entertainment festival, set for Aug. 13-14

The Old Wadena Society has announced the line-up of music and entertainment acts for this year’s Old Wadena Rendezvous and Folklife Festival to be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13-14, at Old Wadena Park in Wadena County.  More...

 

News

School board sets public comment time

Members of the Staples Motley School Board will be available just prior to the regular board meetings to take comments and suggestions from the public on various topics facing the board.  More...

Five SM students selected for All-State Choir

Being selected to a Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) All- State ensemble is arguably the highest honor that a high school musician can receive in our state, says Staples Motley High School choir director Steve Hoemberg.  More...

Erickson completes national training

The Region Five Development Commission announces that Tad Erickson has successfully completed the National Development Councils training series for Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) Certification.  More...

Opinion

Rural middle class ‘pay ransom’ on budget deal

Three months ago, an article on Republican actions in the debt- ceiling fight carried the headline: “America Held Hostage.” In the deal struck this week to avert financial catastrophe, middle-class workers now will pay the ransom.  More...

MFU working to support small family dairies

Recently, Representative Collin Peterson presented a dairy reform proposal to National Farmers Union. The proposal attempts to resolve a number of critical issues that prevent the current dairy safety net from functioning adequately.  More...

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Life Currents

Anniversary

50 years

There will be an open house celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of Larry and Linda Paskewitz.  The event will be held Saturday, August 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples.  No gifts, please.   More...

Hello World

Born to Bobby and Mandy Berndt of Eagle Bend, a baby girl, Alexis Leigh, weighing six pounds, 12 ounces on July 22, 2011.  Born to Anthony and Trisha Szczodroski of Pillager, a baby girl, Emry Sura-Faith, weighing eight pounds, three ounces on J More...

Engagement

Gregersen, Good

Cassie Gregersen, daughter of David and Mona Gregersen of Starbuck; and Trevor Good, son of Tom and Annette Good of Staples, announce their engagement.  Trevor is a 2001 graduate of Staples Motley High School and attended North Dakota State Univ More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

July 5, 2011   CALL TO ORDER  The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 5th day of July, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. More...

NOTICE BARTLETT TOWNSHIP

Due to Road Maintenance issues the August monthly meeting will be changed to August 9, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.  If any questions please contact the clerk at 218-445- 2403. Debra Nelson, Clerk 30pnc   More...

NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE

BRAINERD AND STAPLES CAMPUS HEALTH SERVICES

Central Lakes College is requesting proposals from qualified individuals or organizations to offer limited registered nurse health services to students at the Brainerd and Staples Campuses of Central Lakes College. More...