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Memories made, prizes awarded, at Pillager Fair

A number of events were held during the recent Pillager Fair, including free music, a street dance, ‘kiddie games,’ open horse show, Mudd Run, a parade and fireworks.  More...

Pillager parade

Downtown Pillager was lined with people who came out for the parade (part of the Pillager Fair) July 7. Pictured above, children gather up candy thrown from floats. More...

Garrison woman sentenced for murder

Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie reports that Helene Mitchell- Abraham, 62, of Garrison, was sentenced July 9, for the offences of second degree intentional murder and interference with a dead body.  More...

Opinion

Supporting farmers and rural communities

Recently the U.S. Senate passed the 2012 Farm Bill on a bipartisan vote of 64-35. This five-year legislation, which sets federal priorities for America’s farmers and rural communities, is now pending in the House of Representatives.  More...

Class sizes are down and enrollment is up

This fall we project our kindergarten class enrollment will once again be significantly increased at both Motley and Staples elementary schools. This is the second time in three years that enrollment numbers have been u p fo r both locations. 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

July 12   MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT AND EDUCATION GROUP MTG Thurs., July 12, 2:30 p.m., Tri-County Health Care, Wadena. For info., 218-631-7480.  July 13   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. More...

Life Currents

Roline earns agency award

Kevin P. Roline, an American Family Insurance agent in Staples, has been rec- ognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the J. D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program. More...

Cycling for Leader Dogs

Lion Mark Mansell (right), from La Center, Wash., biked through Staples July 9, taking a short break before continuing on his 3,500 mile ride to Portland, Maine. More...

Wedding

Kincaid, Walsh

Michael Kincaid and Christine Walsh were married at Breezy Point Resort June 30, 2012, with Rev. Kathy Horn, former minister at Staples United Methodist Church, officiating.  Michael is the son of John and Anne Kincaid of Staples. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE PRIVATE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. More...

CITY OF MOTLEY NOTICE OF CITY ELECTION

Notice is hereby given that the election for the City of Motley will be held in the City Hall on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. More...

Todd County Board holds first meeting in renovated courthouse

The first meeting held in the newly renovated Todd County Historic Courthouse was gaveled to order on July 3, at 9 a.m. in the new Todd County Board of Commissioners room, formerly the county courtroom, by Board Chair Gerry Ruda. More...

Increase in bear sightings this year

It has been a year for black bears in Staples.  “I’ve been getting calls on them since spring,” said Minnesota DNR agent Jeff Halverson. More...

 

News

North/South Corridor and Overpass update

2nd Ave. will close one day middle of next week

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 in Staples.  Grading work   More...

Energy efficient heating and cooling in historic courthouse

The renovation of the Todd County Historic Courthouse in Long Prairie includes a new heating and cooling system, making use of the latest energy-efficient technology.  The courthouse joins several other public buildings in central Minnesota inc More...

HUD update on homeless

In the fall of 2010, the Region Five Development Commission received a HUD grant. The grant supports a multijurisdictional planning effort and will be used to build economic competitiveness throughout the region. More...

Letters

Historic Courthouse re-opening

The Todd County Board of Commissioners would like to thank all of the people who endured the heat and the humidity to attend the July 3 Grand Re-opening of the Historic Courthouse in Long Prairie. More...

To the community of Staples

Our fuel pump went out   More...

Current Happenings

Elisa Korenne to kick off free summer concerts July 15

Elisa Korenne will open the Summer Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, July 15 at 7 p.m. The series is made possible with a gift from the Staples Host Lions Club. More...

Quartet at Assembly of God

The Harbingers Quartet from Minneapolis will perform in concert at the Staples Assembly of God Church on Sunday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m. Above: Dan Turner, Dick Hall, Jim Krans and John Krans. More...

Missionary Jim Tilus is guest speaker

Jim Tilus, missionary to Japanese students, will be the guest speaker at Verndale Family Life Church Sunday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m.  More...

Obituaries

A rcher Martin

Archer Ray Martin, 60, of Eagle Bend, died July 3, 2012 at the Long Prairie Hospital in Long Prairie.  A celebration of his life will be held Aug. 3 at his home, 12661 County Road 14, Eagle Bend from 5 to 8 p.m. with a memorial at 7 p.m.  More...

Lenore Thrugstad

Lenore Crosby Thrugstad, 75, died July 4, 2012 at Diamond Willow Care Center in Baxter.  A memorial service will be held at Camp Ripley Chapel on July 16 at 3 p.m. with a reception following at the American Legion in Brainerd.  More...

Jodie Hoemberg

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Sports

U.S. duck numbers up; Minnesota, not so much

Maybe you’ve seen this enduring TV commercial theme: school children in the lunch room, sizing up one another’s lunches, some with obvious envy. More...

Legion team wins three of four from W-DC

The Staples Motley Legion baseball team ran their record to 13-4 by winning three of four in two doubleheaders against Wadena-Deer Creek.  On July 2, Staples Motley swept their home games 3-1 and 5-4, then traveled to Wadena on July 9, to lose t More...

The boys of summer

Staples summer rec T-ball players learn the basics of baseball. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson) More...