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SEDA considers offer to buy house

While the Staples Economic Development Authority has set a goal to do what they can to clean up a block that includes several blighted houses, the board members decided to ask for a better offer before buying one of the houses on the block.  More...

Chamber moves to depot

Amy Hunter, Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce President and Executive Director, looks out of the ticket booth window at the Staples Depot, where the chamber office is now located. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Sylvan Township Centennial geocaching underway

Centennial Celebration, Saturday, June 9

Geocaching enthusiasts - or those wanting to try out this fun activity - can help mark Sylvan Township’s Centennial and Early Ancestry   Celebration by finding historic township sites. More...

Geocache site

The Chippewa Indian Agency (on the Crow Wing River) is one of the historic sites in Sylvan Township included in a geocaching event that began in April and runs through June 9. More...

Cass Lake man sentenced to serve 45 years

Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie reports that a 28-year-old Cass Lake man was sentenced to serve 45 years in prison on April 30.  More...

Letters

In defense of Todd County Courthouse

It upsets me when outsiders  talk trash about Todd County. Recently Rep. Mary Franson called our courthouse restoration project a boondoggle. It is not. More...

Flawless Teacher appreciation

Flawless could be but one word I would use to describe the Sound of Music performance I attended last week at Centennial Auditorium. The kids were phenomenal.  More...

Totally honored

Thanks for the great coverage for the Honor Flight to D.C.  John R. Giza Staples, Minn.   More...

Current Happenings

Staples Area Men’s Chorus to present ‘The Lighter Side’

After a busy year with challenging music and collaborations of every shape and kind, the Staples Area Men’s Chorus will wrap up their 2011-12 season on Saturday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at the Landmark Inn in Staples.  More...

Educational Opportunities

May 7   ‘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...

Special school board meeting

The Staples Motley School Board will meet in a special session at 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 8, at the district office at Staples Motley High School.  The agenda includes approval of resolutions to place Greg Robinson and Ron Storbakken on unrequested More...

Obituaries

Thomas Dahlen

Thomas R. Dahlen, 90, of Elephant Butte, N.M. died March 31, 2012 at Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences, NM.  More...

Dorothy Borle

Dorothy O. Borle, 90, of Staples died April 30, 2012 at Essentia Health/ St. Josephs Medical Center in Brainerd.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. More...

Donald Kemp

Donald Leon Kemp, 86, of Willmar, died April 24, at Glen Oaks Care Center in New London.  Memorial services were held April 27 at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Date: March 22, 2012 YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 1. More...

PUBLIC HEARING

TODD COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR 347 Central Ave. More...

NOTICE LEADER COMMUNITY HALL TOWNSHIP MEETING

The Townships of Byron, Poplar, Moose Lake and Meadow Brook will hold a Leader Community Hall business meeting, May 10, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.  Robert McKimmy, Treasurer  16-17pnc   More...

Street dance approved with reservations

The Staples City Council had many questions about a proposed July 14 street dance, but passed the request at their April 24 meeting.  Rodney Meech, owner of A-Rod’s Bar & Grill in Staples, requested permission to hold a street dance on More...

Criminal investigation being conducted into Browerville boys sports hazing reports

There are multiple victims and multiple suspects, according to an investigation into hazing incidents that involve Browerville boys sports teams.  More...

Wadena Board completes redistricting

At their April 26 meeting, Wadena County Commissioners heard testimony from Auditor/Treasurer Char West and elections coordinator Rosalie Miller about the best option for redistricting.  More...

Planning begun for Staples Railroad Days

Although Railroad Days is nearly four months away, the committee is busy making plans and recruiting volunteers.  More...

Hello, Readers,

On May 3, 1939, “Beer  Barrel Polka” was recorded by The Andrews  Sisters. The song, also known as “Roll Out the Barrel” became a popular standard during World  More...

 

News

Freedom Run hits home for Kim Bollig

The Tour de Staples 5K Walk/Freedom Run at Central Lakes College is an event that combines campus camaraderie, community service and a way to honor veterans. That is a combination that fits CLC student Kim Bollig perfectly.  More...

Tour de Staples 5K Walk/ Freedom Run is May 5

 Advance registration at clctickets.com, at Central Lakes College bookstore or various locations.   Saturday, May 5:  9 -10 a.m. - same-day registration  10:30 a.m. - walk/run start  More...

North/South Corridor and Overpass construction update

Mike Klasen, construction services with WSB & Associates, Inc., has provided the following update for the work to be done in the next couple of weeks on the North/South Corridor and Overpass project.  Grading Work   More...

Opinion

Legacy funding bill sent to Governor

The Minnesota Senate recently passed the Legacy Appropriations bill, which annually appropriates funds generated from the 2008 Clean Water, Land and Legacy Act constitutional amendment. More...

Celebrating a healthier Minnesota

It has been two years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and even though it won’t be fully implemented until 2014, millions of Americans and Minnesotans are already enjoying benefits from important provisions in the law. More...

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Senior Nutrition Program   Anyone is welcome to a wholesome, nutritious meal at the nutrition site. Suggested donation: $3.50. Just call the phone number below between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations. More...

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Mark Your Calendar

May 4   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  May 6   RETIREMENT/OPEN HOUSE RECOGNITION for Sandi Pratt, former Exec. More...

Life Currents

Scenes from “Vegas Baby” prom

Staples Motley High School prom was held in the gym April 28 with the theme, “Vegas, Baby”.  More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Laura Giles and Kory Bird of Brainerd, a boy, Jakob Allen weighing seven pounds, eight ounces on April 4, 2012  Born to Carl and Marit Moberg of Pequot Lakes, a girl, Si More...

Sending Service is Sunday for the Picconatto family

After 10 years of service to Staples Alliance Church, Pastor Mike Picconatto and his family are leaving to begin serving as Alliance missionaries in Germany.  Staples Alliance will hold a Sending Service for them on Sunday, May 6, and invite th More...

Sports

Girls track team picks up the pace

The Staples Motley girls track team showed improvement last week; after struggling with low numbers earlier in the season, the girls placed seventh at the Long Prairie Invitational out of 12 teams and went on to take third place at the Valley Pines I More...

Cardinals come back to win second game

The Staples Motley  Baseball team had a tough first game against the Detroit Lake Lakers, but they were able to come back and win the second game of the double header on April 27.  They also beat Minnewaska on April 24.  More...

Golfers live up to rankings

The Staples Motley boys golf team got some statewide recognition this week when they were rated as the top team in Class AA, according to the Minnesota Golf Coaches Association ratings. More...