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Free concert is the point, Wayne Renn says

Wayne Renn said the economic downturn of the last three years has hit entertainers especially hard. More...

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Open House at MES/MSMS August 31

Parents, students invited to meet new principal

The new principal at  Motley Elementary and  Motley Staples Middle  School said he’s excited to meet students and their families at the schools’  Open House this Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 5 - 7:30 p.m.  More...

New principal

Justin Sperling, the new principal at Motley Elementary and Motley Staples Middle School, has been getting settled in at his new office and meeting other staff members. More...

Hard at work

Bruce Brotherton, Motley’s maintenance assistant; and Keith Fellbaum, employee of Widseth, Smith and Nolting (engineering firm in charge of Motley’s 2011 Streets and Utilities Improvement More...

Letters

Jobs for elderly

Recently, at President Obama’s Atkinson, IL Town Hall Meeting, Pam Dennis of the Henry County Community Action Agency cited Experience Works as an example of a program that helps people keep their heads above water. The program Ms. More...

Current Happenings

‘Fatal Incident’ coming for Railroad Days

Author Jim Proebstle will have his book “Fatal Incident” at the Stomping Grounds in Staples from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Aug. More...

College at high school

Central Lakes College hosted more than 100 high school instructors, counselors and administrators on Aug. 18, for an in-service day at the Brainerd campus. More...

‘On the Road’ with Mr. Davis

Kathy Odden, Staples, met up with Jason Davis, from KSTP Channel 5, who was in town recently to film a segment about the Batcher Block Opera House for his show, “On the Road with Jason Davis.&r More...

Obituaries

Dene Fahnlander

Dene R. Fahnlander, of Staples, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at Augustana Care Center in Apple Valley. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.  A00006B2011AG25   More...

Sa ndra K ludt

Sandra R. Kludt, 69, of Randall, died Aug. 17, 2011 at the Lake Country Assisted Living in Brandon.  Funeral services were held Aug. 22 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cushing with Rev. James Swanson officiating. More...

Jeanette Johnson

Jeanette Hilda Johnson, 85, of the Staples/Bertha area, died Aug. 14, 2011 at Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples.  Funeral services were held Aug. 20, at Domain- Anderson Funeral Home in Bertha with Pastor Marli Danielson officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

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...

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

The following foreclosure sale, originally scheduled for August 4, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., has been postponed to September 8, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at the Todd County Sheriff’s Department, located at 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, Minnesota. More...

Motl is finalist for Princess Kay of the Milky Way

Emma Motl is at the State Fair this week as a contestant for Princess Kay of the Milky Way. More...

Stan Carlson to lead Railroad Days parade

The Railroad Days Committee is starting a tradition of tying the annual parade with the Community Foundation Awards. More...

 

News

Missed the dog, hit the ditch

Staples fire and ambulance personnel carry Vincent Coulter of Staples out of the ditch after his car went off the road on Highway 7 just west of Wahoo Valley on August 22. More...

Contingency fund tapped for foundation

The Todd County Commissioners approved on Aug. 16 another $24,950 to repair the foundation of the historic courthouse. At an earlier meeting they approved the expenditure of an additional $88,080.  More...

Performance poetry is about participation

Cynthia French has no idea what the poetry slam in Staples will be like, and she’s the one who is bringing it here.  “You never know what you’re going to get,” she said. More...

Opinion

Ag cuts could hit everyone hard

Here’s a Minnesota perspective on Washington’s budget battles: The federal farm program, at least, is working as intended.  More...

Political Cartoons

Full Story

Why Minnesota’s corrections system is best

Kim Weisner, a community supervision agent in Chaska, received something unexpected in the mail: a thank you card from an offender she recommended be sent to jail. More...

Life Currents

Hello World

Born to Michael and Amanda Dumpprope of Staples, a baby girl, Layla Susan weighing seven pounds 10 ounces on Aug. 12, 2011.  Born to James and Brianna Madigan of Baxter, a baby boy, Urijah Samuel weighing nine pounds nine ounces on Aug. More...

Engagements

Terry and Bev Maybon of Baxter, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, LeeAnn, to Mike Fouquette, son of Guy and Liz Fouquette of Foley. LeeAnn is the granddaughter of the late John and Ida Kirk, Staples. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1986  Residents of the area will have a unique opportunity to step back into the past this weekend as the public is being admitted to the old Batcher’s Opera House for the first time in some 40 years. More...

Sports

Cross country practice underway

The Staples Motley High School cross country teams have nine seniors participating this season. They are, front row, left to right: Trevor Hofmann, Jenna Ziegler, Brandon Sterriker. More...

Football team has new coaches, senior leaders

Erik Johnson and Paul Mithun interviewed together for the head football coaching position at Staples Motley last winter. More...

Girls tennis team starts season at powerhouse tournament

The Staples Motley girls tennis team placed fifth in the Pine City tournament against some of the best teams in the state.  With Staples Motley earning its wings as one of those powerhouse teams, the newer generation of  More...