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Cass Lake man charged with attempted murder

A Cass Lake man has been charged with one count of attempted murder in the 1st degree as well as two counts of burglary in the 1st degree and one count of assault in the 2nd degree.  According the report of Cass County Attorney Christopher Stran More...

Sharing songs of the season

The Dahlvang family, whose roots are in Motley, spent time caroling at the care center in Staples Christmas Day, in memory of Everett Dahlvang who died this past summer. More...

SHIP grants awarded to fight chronic disease

Morrison, Todd, Wadena and Cass counties are among the 51 counties, four cities and one tribal government to receive Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grants over the next 18 months.  Funding for the 18 grants totals approximately $11. More...

Current Happenings

Library winter reading program begins

The 2012 Winter Reading Program at Great River Regional Library (GRRL) begins at all 32 library locations on Tuesday, Jan. 3 and ends February 25. More...

Educational Opportunities

January 2   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP Mondays, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care/ refreshments provided. More...

FWAC grant application deadline

The Five Wings Arts Council announces that artists, non-profit arts organizations, community groups, schools and government agencies in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties are invited to apply for financial support of arts projects th More...

Life Currents

The manger scene

Sacred Heart Area School students presented two performances of “The Mall and the Night Visitor” at the Sacred Heart Church on December 21. More...

Care Center

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CAMPUS INCLUDE:  Sally Ross, Jan. 11; Lorraine Hanson, Jan. 12; Ruby Card, Jan. 18; Olive Haste, Jan. 21; Ray Larson, Jan. More...

Christmas Eve service

At the Christmas Eve service at Staples Alliance Church, a number of Christmas carols were sung, scripture was read by children in the church, a message was given by Pastor Mike Picconatto; and a cantata, “Joy to the World,” was performed More...

Sports

Lower weights set the tone in win over OTC

The Cardinal Wrestlers had just one meet this past week, when they took on the athletes from Ottertail Central Dec. More...

Home opener becomes a step backward

After starting the season with five straight road games, the Staples Motley boys basketball team welcomed a chance to host a game when Brainerd came to town Dec. 20. More...

Rising up

Shane Suess leaps over the Brainerd defense for a shot in the first half. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) More...

Todd County levy remains the same

At their Dec. 20 meeting, the Todd County Commissioners approved a certified levy of $ 13,272,090. Included in the levy is $ 1,202,259, leaving the local tax levy at $12,069,831. More...

Weather

This Week’s Forecast  High Low Precip. Dec 29 33 21 Showers Dec 30 34 21 Showers Dec 31 37 23 Sun/Cld Jan 1 30 12 Snow Jan 2 25 15 Snow   More...

Hello, Readers,

Here’s some advice for the new year from Benjamin  More...

 

News

Winter in Minnesota?

Temperatures reached nearly 50 degrees over the Christmas weekend in Staples. There wasn’t any snow for sledding; and instead of wearing snowmobile suits, kids playing outside were dressed in sweatshirts or light jackets. More...

Energy Assistance program funds available

Funding is still available for households in Otter Tail and Wadena counties for help with heating and electric costs. More...

Food shelf gets a Christmas gift

Instead of a gift exchange, the third grade students from Staples Elementary School collected items for the food shelf. As a part of their math lesson, they also weighed the food in all three classrooms. More...

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Looking forward to a year of achievements

January is typically a time of looking forward to a new year and achieving goals. At Staples Motley, that’s exactly what we are doing as a school district. More...

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Obituaries

Jeffrey John Madson

Jeffrey John Madson, 32, of Luck, Wis., formerly of Staples, died Dec. 31, 2011 at his home. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 6 at 12 p.m. at the Staples Alliance Church with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. More...

Malcolm "Mac" Dahl

Malcolm “Mac” Dahl, 83 died Dec. 26, 2011 at the LaCrosse Hospital in LaCrosse, Wis. Memorial services were held Jan. 3, 2012 at La Crescent United Methodist Church in La Crescent. Burial will be at a later date in Fort Snelling. More...

Lorraine Arndt

Lorraine Arndt, 95, of Baxter, formerly of Bemidji and Staples, died Dec. 20, 2011 at her home. Funeral services will be held Jan. 10 at Excelsior Place, 14211 Firewood Dr. Baxter. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of  Commissioners held on  November 29, 2011   CALL TO ORDER  More...

NOTICE OF FILING FAWN LAKE TOWNSHIP

Fawn Lake Township will hold filings for candidacy for:  One (1) Supervisor positron for a three (3) year term, and  One (1) Office of Clerk for a two (2) year term.  Persons wishing to file for office may call Kelly Miller at 218-531- More...