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Todd County Courthouse foundation to be replaced

The Todd County Board of Commissioners dipped deeper into the $312,000 contingency fund for the historic courthouse rehabilitation project at their Aug. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Benedictine Sisters reel in R&R on Fish Trap Lake

Although they ‘ never take a vacation from prayer,’ a week at the cabin on Fish Trap Lake in Cushing is a real change of pace for the Sisters from Saint Benedict’s Monastery in St. More...

Motley’s budget committee works to reduce levy

Streets, squad car, new buildings discussed at budget meeting

Motley’s budget committee (made up of a quorum of council members) met Aug. More...

Giant bird house

Larry Anderson of Pillager spent three years building a replica of his town based on an old photo of downtown (around 1936) he discovered while doing historical research. More...

Current Happenings

Legacy fund workshop in Staples Aug. 16

The Minnesota Historical Society will host nine workshops around the state in August and September to talk with the public about competitive grants that will soon be available through the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program, which is sup More...

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Motley school cafeteria.  More...

Playing classic rock

Zeke’s Rock Band (Tim Thorman, Nate Beard, Brian Beard, and Zeke Fuhrman) will present a concert in the Staples Music in the Park series on Sunday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. (Submitted photo) More...

Obituaries

Hollie Carman

Hollie A. Carman, 78, of Wadena, died Aug. 2, 2011 at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena.  A private family service will be held in Texas.  Arrangements are with the Brenny Funeral Home, Staples.  More...

Everett Dahlvang

Everett “Ev” Ray Dahlvang, 42 of Wadena, died July 28, 2011 in Cass County.  Funeral services were held Aug. More...

Jerry Overbey

Jerry L. Overbey, 57, of Cushing, died Aug. 2, 2011 at his home.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.  More...

Sports

Lakewood’s golf classic

Lakewood Health System’s 18th Annual Foundation Golf Classic will be Friday, Aug. 26 at The Vintage in Staples. More...

Top placers at MGA Junior Championship

Michael Strain, left, lines up a putt while placing third at the MGA Junior Team Championship, while Emily Israelson, left, putts one toward the hole as she placed sixth in the girls competition. More...

Volleyball practice starts August 15

All Staples Motley girls in grades 7-12 who are interested in playing Cardinal volleyball should come dressed and ready to practice on Monday, August 15, at 6 p.m. More...

Todd County: Paskewitz farm starts with family

A path runs from the back of the the Bruce and Sandy Paskewitz home, through a grove of pine trees and up a hill to the home of Bruce’s parents, Robert and Phyllis Paskewitz.  More...

Batcher Block to be auctioned Aug. 18-21

The auction company is calling it the “estate sale of the century,” and for Staples, that may not be an exaggeration.  The Batcher Block Opera House and its contents will be sold by auction Aug. More...

 

News

CLC, Staples Motley Schools, to work together

Opening the door to increased sharing of resources between the two schools, Staples Motley High School and Central Lakes College administrators signed a Memorandum of Understanding on August 5.  More...

Opera House Stage

Members of the Minnesota Design Team and their host families visited the Opera House on April 3, 2008. The evening included short entertainment segments on the stage with the original backdrops. More...

High school cafeteria stage reappears

The stage portion of the Staples Motley High School cafeteria has been opened up and will be equipped with tables for students to eat there when school starts. More...

Opinion

Come to ‘Back to School’ night Sept. 1

Staples Motley Schools

Just like the seasonal changes that take place in Minnesota, when the calendar says Aug. 1 you know the start of school is fast approaching. Every year about this time you can sense an energy in the air. More...

Focus on payoff from improving achievement

Now that our divisive state government shutdown is over, Minnesota’s political leaders and all of us really, need to re-read an inspiring Pioneer Press editorial that ran the day after Christmas, just before the session began.  That editor More...

The tale of two liberals

The tale of two tax-andspend liberals begins in 2008 with the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. The plot takes us north to Minnesota during the 2010 campaign of Mark Dayton and concludes back in Washington D.C. in August of 2011. More...

Life Currents

Motley resident’s studies in Mexico are life-changing, eye-opening

Motley resident Heidi Wille, a senior at Augsburg  College in Minneapolis, recently studied abroad in  Cuernavaca, Mexico, as part of a ‘Latin American  Context’ program offered by Augsburg.  More...

Engagement

William and Cynthia Bleier, of Fargo, ND and Steven and Margo Hoemberg of Staples are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their children, Sarah Frances Bleier and Johnathan Ellsworth Hoemberg.  A September 3 wedding is planned.   More...

Anniversary

Michael and Linda Heier will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary in September. A “surprise” celebration honoring this event and hosted by their children will be held on  Sunday, August 14, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

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