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Jasmer’s college dreams in reach

College bound

Just as she had given up hope, Betsy Jasmer got a lifechanging call.  It has been her dream to attend the nursing program at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Touring Motley’s wastewater treatment facility

Fourth and fifth graders at Motley Elementary the new plant) points out the operating costs for the School had the opportunity to tour the City of Motley’s wastewater treatment facility. More...

Radio coverage testing to be conducted in Cass Cty

Sheriff Tom Burch reports that the Cass County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting radio coverage testing for the new 800 Mhz radio system that went live April 17.  More...

Morrison Cty Sheriff’s Office reports

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a variety of calls in late April and early May, including the following:  More...

Letters

Gift of kindness

Last week a number of people in Staples experienced a gift of kindness that meant a lot to those involved.  More...

Current Happenings

Register for summer recreation programs

Staples Motley Community Education will offer special registration times in each school building for the summer recreation programs.  The schedule is: o 3:30-5 p.m., Monday, May 14, at the Motley Staples Middle School office. More...

Alzheimer’s education program

The Todd County Council on Aging is offering bus transportation to “Living Well with Alzheimers,” an educational forum offered in Brainerd May 16.  The bus will start in central Todd County and will pick up people at Ernie’s Gr More...

Educational Opportunities

May 14   ‘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...

Life Currents

SM shines at sectionstate music contest

Approximately 250 students from 13 schools participated at the sectionstate music contest (for choir, band and orchestra) held May 5, at Staples Motley High School. More...

Engagement

Nickole Andert and Chris Laney, both of Browerville, announce their engagement.  Nickole is the daughter of Robert and Roxanne Andert of Staples; and Chris is the son of Rusty and Jilene Laney, of Pillager.  Nickole is a graduate of Staple More...

Memorial service for Civil War veteran includes re-enactors

A memorial service to honor Civil War veteran Edgar Lewis will be held Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. at the Hewitt Cemetery, just east of Hewitt on Hwy. More...

Sports

Baseball team runs conference record to 7-1

The Staples Motley baseball team traveled to Crosby-  Ironton last week and came home with a 10-4, 10-0 sweep to improve their Mid-State Conference record to 7-1.  “I was very impressed with how we played,” commented Coach John More...

Softball team keeps winning

The Staples Motley softball team won two games against Crosby- Ironton 15-0 and 13-0 in a doubleheader on May 3, then split a doubleheader at Perham on May 5. At home against C-I, the Cardinals scored early and often in both games. More...

Huber sets long jump record

The Staples Motley boys and girls track and field teams both had a good day at the Pillager Invitational. More...

Gottschalk likes what he sees in Staples

In his first few days as the new Staples Police  Chief, Matt Gottschalk has seen a lot of positive things. “There are great officers on the department and the people are very welcoming,” he said. More...

Staples hosts District 9 Republican Convention

The Town’s Edge Restaurant was host to over 200 people who traveled to Staples for the District 9 Republican Nominating Convention May 5.  “I was excited to have so many people in our town,” said Bev Nelsen of Staples, one of t More...

 

News

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...

Robot races

Thomas Holker drives his team’s beginning and pick up the ball again for robot while teammates Travis Johnson, the final lap. More...

School board approves budget cuts

Two staff members were placed on unrequested leave at a special meeting of the Staples Motley School Board Tuesday morning.  The special meeting was necessary because the full board could not attend their regular meeting on May 21.  More...

Opinion

The Truth about Postal Reform

Now that U.S. Senate has passed a bill, S 1789, to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House of Representatives. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Never too old to play: May is Older Americans Month

Bingo, knitting, sitting quietly in a rocking chair all may seem like normal activities for a senior, but every day these stereotypes are being broken by seniors who are Never Too Old to Play. 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...

Obituaries

Morris Trager

Morris Trager, 64, of Floresville, Texas, died May 2, 2012 at his home.  Funeral services were held May 9 at New Life Fellowship in Converse, Texas. More...

Nancy Case

Nancy Case, 81, of Staples, died May 7, 2012 at the  St. Cloud Hospital.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 10 at 1:30 p.m., at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples, with visitation beginning at noon. More...

Iris Bacon

Iris LaVern Bacon, 85, of Pine Village in Cambridge, formerly of Staples and Thief River Falls died May 2, 2012 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West.  A memorial visitation was held May 5 at the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home in Cambridge.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

TODD COUNTY County Administrator 347 Central Ave. Suite 5 Long Prairie, MN 56347 320-732-6644

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 9:45 a.m. More...

TODD COUNTY GENERAL NOTICE TO CONTROL OR ERADICATE NOXIOUS WEEDS

Notice is hereby given this 10th day of May, 2012, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 18.83, Subdivision 1 (2009), that all persons in Todd County, Minnesota, shall control or eradicate all noxious weeds on land they occupy or are required to ma More...

TODD COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 215 First Ave. South Long Prairie, MN 56347 320-732-4420

PUBLIC NOTICE   Notice is hereby given that on Thursday May 24, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. More...