October 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Mike Isenberg

1. PLEASE PROVIDE A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF YOURSELF AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU ARE QUALIFIED FOR THE CITY COUNCIL SEAT. Originally from a small southwestern Minnesota town, my wife, Libby and I moved to the Brainerd area in 1999 and to Staples in 2000. More...

Mary Theurer

1. PLEASE PROVIDE A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF YOURSELF AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU ARE QUALIFIED FOR THE CITY COUNCIL SEAT.   More...

Rep. Cravaack warns of China and debt pitfalls

Debt and China were the two main warnings U. S. Congressman Chip Cravaack gave to the 30 citizens, plus media and officials, at a town hall meeting in Wadena on Oct. 19.  Showing statistics for U. S. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Online public school provides flexibility, more family time, for two Motley households

The Converse and Mrazek families praise ‘Minnesota Connections Academy’

Although attending traditional public school was a good experience for them when they were growing up, Nate and Jody (Hoting)  Converse; and Joe and Tanya (Hoting) Mrazek, all of rural Motley, have chosen a different educational path for their c More...

VA wants veterans and families to MOVE!

Of the five million American veterans who receive health care from the VA, about 77 percent are overweight or obese.  The VA National Center for Health Promotion and  Disease Prevention has designed a free weight management program called & More...

Nolan running for Congress again

Former United States Rep. Rick Nolan has announced his candidacy for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. Nolan represented the state’s 6th District from 1975-1981.  Nolan announced his candidacy with July stops in Duluth, St. More...

Current Happenings

‘Soup, Sandwich and a Song’ by Staples Area Women’s Chorus

The Staples Area Women’s Chorus will host their “Soup, Sandwich and a Song” event  Saturday, Oct. 29, from noon-3 p.m. More...

Fall play rehearsal

Rehearsals are underway for the Staples Motley High School fall play, “ The Last Resort,” which will be performed at Centennial Auditorium in Staples Thursday, Nov. 3, Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m.  More...

10th annual community fall carnival Oct. 31

The Staples Alliance Church will be holding their 10th annual Community Fall Carnival on Monday, Oct. More...

Obituaries

John D. Petrich

John D. Petrich, 81, of Pillager, died Oct. 28, 2011 at his home. Funeral services will be held Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley. The wake will be Tuesday evening, Nov. 1 from 5-7 p.m. More...

Lloyd Hall

Lloyd T. Hall, 92, of Staples, died October 24, 2011 at Grand Village, Grand Rapids.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. More...

Lorra i ne Goodrich

Lorraine Irene Goodrich, 76, of Brainerd, formerly Staples, died October 20, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society-Bethany in Brainerd.  Services were held Oct. More...

Staples mayor, city council candidates talk budget, economics before Nov. 8 election

Three candidates will be on the November 8 election for the Staples City Council, Mary Theurer, Kevin Jenkins and Mike Isenberg. Mayor Chris Etzler also filed for his seat. More...

Wadena Co. seeks legal advice in pay issue

The Wadena County Board spent nearly an hour at its Oct. More...

Chris Etzler

1. PLEASE PROVIDE A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF YOURSELF AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU ARE QUALIFIED FOR THE MAYOR SEAT.   More...

Kevin Jenkins

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Todd County adds to courthouse fund

Todd County’s construction manager and engineering firm for the historic courthouse renovation project is once again saying the architect is responsible for escalating costs on the project.  More...

 

News

Bandshell tipping

It took two tow trucks from Scott’s Southtown of Staples, plus a third one on the other side to slowly tip the bandshell right side up at the Staples Mottley football field. The bandshell completely flipped in heavy wind Oct. 7. More...

Police find illegal dumping

On Oct. 23 a Staples Police Officer was patrolling in Pine Grove Park when he saw the dumpsters filled with garbage bags and car parts. Upon futher investigation the names of several individuals were found in the garbage. More...

Birkholtz earns Sergeant rank

Melissa ( Missi) Birkholtz was named police sergeant Oct. 16 and congratulated by Staples Police Chief Doug Case. Sergeant Birkholtz joined the Staples Police Department in 2000, and has worked as a Staples Police Officer for 11 year. More...

Opinion

No Child Left Behind act needs reform

If we want a stronger economy tomorrow, we need to give our kids a good education today. More...

Bonding will improve Ag and Energy programs

Our economy is still struggling. We have far too many unemployed Minnesotans and those with jobs are not seeing their situations improve. More...

What are we doing to children?

Children who grow up in homes with domestic violence are faced with the overwhelming task of finding a sense of trust with the untrusting, finding safety in an unsafe situation and finding control in an unpredictable and terrifying environment. More...

Life Currents

Abracadabra

Jacob Sharma, right, assists with a magic trick at Count Whackula`s Magic Show that took place at the Staples Library Oct. 6. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   More...

Care Center

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM CARE CENTER INCLUDE:  Ruth Ellis, Nov 1; Emm Fuller, Nov 1; Oscar Deiss, Nov 2; Charlotte Fabian, Nov 3; Melvin Lorenz, Nov 7; Pauline Page, Nov 8; Charlotte Niemann Nov 15; Vernon Whistler, Nov 21 .& More...

Sports

Cross country teams peaking for section

The Staples Motley boys and girls cross country teams each took another big step forward as they ran their final tune-up before heading to the section meet on Oct.  28 at Bagley.  The boys team placed third and the girls were sixth at the H More...

Cardinal attack

Staples Motley volleyball players Marilyn Eagletail, left, and Kaitlin Spar attack the volleyball against Verndale. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) More...

Setting the pace

country meet earlier this season. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...