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Wadena Board denies grievance application

During its Feb. More...

Suddenly Staples, Motley are in the center of map

After years of being fractured by having a part in four different legislative districts, the Staples Motley area is now smackdab in the center of the new District 9, according to the new Minnesota State Legislative District map.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Helping feed the hungry one donation at a time

Motley Area Food Shelf asks for support during MN Food Share Month

Non- profit organizations like the Motley Area Food Shelf have made a significant difference in the lives of many individuals over the years. More...

Motley’s 2012 Streets Improvement Project ‘a go’

Council makes decision on contractor’s change order request for 2011 project

At a special meeting held Feb. 21, the Motley City Council made two decisions. One, on a change order request from Kuechle Underground, Inc. More...

Golfing on Lake Alex

Pictured above are participants at the fifth annual Winter Golf Tournament on Lake Alexander, held Feb. 18. More...

Current Happenings

Programs offered at the Staples library

The following programs are being offered at the Staples Public Library.  Poetry and Collage with artist Marie Olofsdotter – March 3  More...

Snowman’s best friend

A snowman and his snowdog friend appeared in a yard near Sixth Street and Second Ave. in Staples after one of the recent snow showers. More...

Center for Lifelong Learning adds world affairs to programming

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Central Lakes College has added the Great Decisions as part of its international programming, allowing an opportunity to learn more about world affairs and their implications for U.S. foreign policy.  More...

Life Currents

SMHS speech 10th in Bemidji tournament

The Staples Motley Speech team placed 10th at the Bemidji Lumberjacks’ tournament held Feb. 25. There were 25 teams and 425 participants at the competition. More...

Ash Wednesday observed

Members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples held their Ash Wednesday service Feb. 22, followed by a soup dinner in the church’s fellowship hall. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Samantha Lahr and Kyvan Quarry of Cushing, a baby boy, Bentley Allan weighing eight pounds, eight ounces on Feb. More...

Sports

DeYonge, Petrich, Miller headed to state wrestling

For some of the Cardinal wrestlers the season is over but three of them will be going on to the 2012 State Tournament. More...

Cardinals drop two after falling behind early

The Staples Motley boys basketball team got down early and couldn’t quite come back in two games against Nevis on Feb. 23 and Crosby-Ironton Feb. 24. More...

Lady Cards finish season on positive note

The Staples Motley girls basketball season finished with two wins going away against Pillager and Nevis last week. More...

Cuts proposed for every school building

All three Staples Motley principals and superintendent presented plans to the school board that would have them taking on more responsibilities while making cuts to various positions.  The board took the budget reduction suggestions under consid More...

Discipline for student, staff

The Staples Motley School Board held a closed meetings to consider allegations against a student and another closed meeting to discuss allegations against a school employee.  Superintendent Mark Schmitz said the board took action for exclusion o More...

Face full of fun

Alex Black tosses a cup full of sprinkles onto Staples Elementary Principal Jason Luksik. More...

Mennonite church and school proposed

A decision regarding a request for a Conditional Use Permit to build a church and school in Little Elk Township was put on hold until March, by the Todd County Board of Commissioners at their Feb. 21 meeting.  More...

 

News

Commons area covered

Over 70 booths and information stations were open for display at the “Laugh and Live Well” Women’s Expo held Feb. 25 at Central Lakes College, Staples. More...

Enjoy the spirit of being a woman

Experiencing the movement of yoga with smiles, clapping and “feel good” exuberance area woman attending the “Laugh and Live Well” Women’s Expo hosted by Lakewood Health More...

Relaxing massage

  Andrea Broughten gives Karen Mertes of Pillager a relaxing massage at her popular booth during the women’s expo held Feb. 25. Broughten has been a massage therapist Lakewood Health System for five years. More...

Opinion

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The cost of no health care reform

There is no doubt that in an election year we all engage in potentially heated conversations about the direction the United States should go in a multitude of areas that affect every one of us. More...

What happened to ‘Not a Penny More’?

During last summer’s protracted budget debate; conservative lawmakers developed the slogan “Not A Penny More” to push back against Gov. Dayton’s billion dollar tax increase proposal. More...

Obituaries

Alois Lauer

Alois “Al” Joseph Lauer, 85, of St. Cloud, died Feb. 26, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud, with Rev. Alan Wielinski officating. More...

Hattie LaFontaine

Hattie May LaFontaine, 95, of Motley and formerly of Bird Island, died Feb. 25, 2012 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. Funeral services will be held 1 p. m. Thursday, March 1 at Dirks-Blem Funeral Hom in Bird Island with Rev. More...

DeWayne Bollig

DeWayne Richard Bollig, 63, of Aldrich, died Feb. 23, 2012 at the Centra- Care Long Prairie Nursing Home.  Funeral Services were held Feb. 28 at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Bluegrass. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE CONNECTIONS HIGH SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

The Connections High School Board of Directors will meet at Central Lakes College on March 6, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.  This meeting is open to the public.  8pnc   More...

NOTICE POPLAR TOWN BOARD MEETING

Poplar Town Board will hold a business meeting March 13, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at Leader Community Hall.  All meetings are open to the public. Hope Johnson, Clerk  8pnc   More...

NOTICE BYRON TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING

Byron Township Annual Meeting will be held at the Leader Community Hall, March 13, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.  In case of inclement weather, the meeting may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March. Cheryl Husman, Clerk  8-9pnc   More...