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Jim Hofer challenges Ralph Miller for Wadena County board seat

Jim Hofer, Staples, and Ralph Miller, Verndale, have both filed for the Wadena County Board in District 2, which includes Staples. The seat is currently held by Miller.  Hofer and Miller vied for this position in the 2008 election. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

May Twp residents stranded when road washes out

At least two families who live on the east side of Mosquito Creek (the north branch) in May Township were stranded when heavy rains washed out 100th Street on May 27.  As of the evening of May 29, the road (which runs east of Hwy 64) was still o More...

Memorial Day observed at four locations in Motley area

‘It’s not just a day for barbecues,’ says speaker

Once again, the Tri- County American Legion Post #124 sponsored Memorial Day Programs at four locations in the Motley area: Motley Staples Middle School, Bridgeman Cemetery, Motley Evergreen Cemetery and Poplar Cemetery.  More...

At attention

Members of the Tri-County American Commander Greg Frisk, guest speaker; Legion Post #124 and other participants Pastor Jim Johnson (Motley Free at the Memorial Day Service Methodist Church), who led More...

Current Happenings

School board work session agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet in a work session Monday, June 4, from 7-8:30 p.m. More...

Home concert

The Central Minnesota Boys Choir organization will present its “Home Concert” on Tuesday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. More...

SES book fair May 31

The Scholastic Book Fair at Staples Elementary library continues May 31 from 12 to 6 p.m. at the school. More...

Life Currents

‘Hannah’s Hopefuls’

Friends of Hannah Dolezal (front walk for me,” Hannah said, adding that row center), fifth grader at Staples Elementary this is the fifth walk she’s been a part of School, donned tutus a More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Amanda Strong and Lewis Bell of Brainerd, a baby boy, Riley Anthony Michael weighing six pounds seven ounces on May 19, 2012  Born to Matt and Polly Uselman of Verndale, More...

SES playground equipment fundraiser wrap on Phase II

The Staples Elementary Parent Teacher Connection (PTC) asked students for help to raise funds for playground equipment. Phase 2 of the Staples Elementary playground project fundraiser wrapped up May 2. More...

Sports

Cardinal sweep in doubles

Coughlin/Hirschey, Seuss/Solway make state

Guthrie Coughlin and Austin Hirschey earned the Section 6A tennis doubles championship while Shane Seuss and Josh Solway bounced back from a loss to their teammates to capture true second in the tournament.  Both teams qualified for the state to More...

Softball team beats OTC for sub section championship

When the dust settled, the Staples Motley softball team came out on top to win the sub section championship with a 10-7 victory over Ottertail Central. More...

Softball playoff run ends

The Cardinal softball season came to an end on May 29, with two losses in the championship round.  Staples Motley lost 3-0 to Albany in the meeting of sub section champions and then lost the next game in the double elimination round, 5-3 to Litt More...

Dollars for Scholars awards $100,000

An even $ 100,000 in scholarship money was given to Staples Motley High School students at the Dollars for Scholars awards night on May 16.  More...

Scholarship trio

Harold Griffiths Scholarship winners, from left, Jenna Ziegler, Janelle Jennissen and Tabetha Trantina. (Submitted photo) More...

Respect

Color guard U. S. Navy veteran Gary Mueller salutes the wreaths laid at the veteran’s memorial at Evergreen HIll Cemetery during the Memorial Day ceremony in Staples. More...

 

News

Meeting didn’t follow statute

Two Todd County Commissioners acknowledge that the Todd County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting on February 14 in violation of a Minnesota statute. More...

In the trenches

On May 25 workers measure for the footings for the retaining wall being built at the Staples All Veterans Park. More...

Lions support the arts

The Staples Host Lions donated $2,500 to Music in Park. Pictured, Lions President Henry Shornack presents a check to Stan Carlson of the Staples Motley Area Arts Council. More...

Opinion

Staples Clean Up Day is Saturday, June 9

Following last year’s successful event, the City of Staples again will be hosting a City Clean Up Day in 2012. The clean up will be held at the same location: the City Street shop/ compost site area (12th Street NE) on June 9 f rom 7 a.m. More...

Doing more around the state for foster youth

“I want to go to college,” “I want to get married,” “I want to have a family,” “I want to be a social worker someday.”  More...

Let’s focus on building bridges, not walls

My home state of South Carolina has imposed a tough new law to address “illegal” immigration.  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...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

May 31   SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR Thurs., May 31, 12 - 6 p.m., Staples Elementary Library. Buy one, get one free. Sponsored by Staples Elem. Parent Teacher Connection. Public welcome.  June 1   More...

Obituaries

Marjorie Ackerson

Marjorie Ackerson, 69, resident of May Township, Cass County, died May 26, 2012 at Lakewood Health System in Staples.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 31 at Heritage Assembly of God Church in Baxter. More...

Norris Mattson

Norris S. Mattson, 84, of Motley, formerly of Hopkins, died May 22, 2012 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples.  Funeral services were held May 26 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley. More...

LaVerne Hagenson

LaVerne Hagenson, 79 of Staples, died May 24, 2012 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples.  Funeral services were held May 29 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Fr. Joe Korf officiating. Burial was in St. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the  Todd County Board of Commissioners Special  Meeting held on  April 20, 2012   CALL TO ORDER  More...

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2012 STREET AND UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS Municipal Project Number 2012-1

City of Motley, Minnesota   More...

MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE Certificate of Assumed Name

Minnesota Statutes, 333   More...