July 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Keeping cool

With temperatures nearing 90 degrees July 21, area residents sought relief from the heat and humidity by heading to local lakes and rivers. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Training burn

Approximately 30 firefighters participated in a controlled burn at the former Pillager Assembly of God Church for training purposes. More...

Four area fire departments participate in live burn training

Pillager AG church building now a memory

The cross was about the last thing to go during a controlled practice burn of the former Assembly of God Church in Pillager July 21.  Built in 1930, the church had been vacant since its closing at least three years ago. More...

Missing man reported in Pine River area

Cass County authorities are seeking help from the public in reference to Mark Andrew Huesmann, who was last seen in the Pine River area approximately one week ago.  Huesmann is described as a 27-year-old male, 6’3” and weighing 220 - More...

Letters

Praise for Pine Grove

What a wonderful park you have at Pine Grove Park. I had not been there for probably 50 years, and what a surprise to see what a lovely town park you have created. More...

Free speech

I was interested in a news article this week where the mayor of Boston is vowing to block Chickfi l-A from opening a restaurant in his city.  More...

Slumlords and slackers

Last April, I really thought the city officials finally sharpened their governing skills and took a major step in having the dump site on U.S. Hwy. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

July 27   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  July 28   FOURTH ANNUAL GRACIE’S RUN Sat., July 28, at Twisted Sisters, Staples. More...

Life Currents

MHS Class of 1957 reunion

The Motley High School Class of Crider, Raymond Konen, Janice Opheim 1957 held their 55 year class reunion on Badamo. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Jason and Jenelle Caldwell of Staples, a baby boy, Gavin Robert weighing seven pounds, eight ounces on July 13, 2012.  Born to Stacey Johnson and Darrell Granholm of Bra More...

Arts council seeking new board member

The Five Wings Arts Council Board of Directors is seeking a representative from Todd, Wadena, Cass and Morrison counties for a term beginning Aug. 28. More...

Sports

Aces take home hardware

Lakes Area Aces tennis team the University of Minnesota after placing members, front row from left, Maggie third in the USTA Twin Cities Team Tennis O’Keefe (Staples), Kayla Kraemer Area Champi More...

Lumberbats split playoff games, need win to advance

The Staples Lumberbats split a pair of games in the opening weekend of Lake & Pine League playoffs. More...

Football meeting Aug. 1

Staples Motley football coaches are holding a football informational meeting for all players and parents in grades 9-12.  The meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the high school cafeteria.  More...

Railroad Days are Aug. 23-26

Volunteer opportunities available

Staples Railroad Days are less than a month away and organizers are putting the finishing touches on the plans.  More...

Todd County Board approves remodeling

At their July 17 meeting, the Todd County Board of Commissioners approved a set of remodeling and maintenance projects for the county buildings called Annex I and Annex II, in Long Prairie. More...

Holy smokes

Full Story

Eurasion watermilfoil found in Lake Shamineau

Eurasian watermilfoil has been discovered growing in Lake Shamineau in Morrison County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reported.  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 in Staples. More...

Burglaries reported to Staples Police

Three garage burglaries or burglary attempts were reported to Staples Police beginning about 7 a.m., July 18, on 8th St. More...

Assault reported at Clarissa bar

Jeremy Williams of Browerville was charged with assault for an incident where the victim suf- fered a broken tooth and severe head trauma, according to Todd County Police.  More...

Opinion

Future of Community Center to be examined

For decades, the Staples Community Center has been an important and positive part of the quality of life for people in the City of Staples and greater Staples area. More...

Olympic games are the world’s greatest event

The Olympic Games start this week, the one time every four years where I suggest everyone spend as much time as possible in front of their TV.  More...

Current Happenings

Mathison Family Fiddlers to perform in the park

The Mathison Family Fiddlers will present a concert in the Staples Music in the Park series on Sunday, July 29 at 7 p.m.   More...

Boy Scout Camp

Boy Scout Troop 61 from Staples Motley, went to Many Point Scout Camp in Ponsford for a week of camping. They earned several merit badges. More...

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. For evening meals, please call one day in advance.   More...

Obituaries

James Motl

James Motl, of Staples died July 26, 2012 at the St. Cloud VA Hospital in St. Cloud. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples. More...

Ellen Dehlin

Ellen Ann Dehlin, 81 of Alexandria, died July 13, 2012 at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.  Funeral services were held July 25 at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria. More...

Manola Tanner

Manola, F. Tanner, 87, of Motley, died July 17, 2012 at the Lakewood Care Center, Staples.  A memorial service was held July 24 at the First Baptist Church in Pillager. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

CITY OF ALDRICH FILINGS NOTICE

The City of Aldrich will open for Filings for the following positions: One (1) Clerk, One (1) Mayor, and Two (2) Council. You may file from July 31, 2012 to August 14, 2012 until 5:00 p.m. More...

CITY OF STAPLES NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION

To the Electors of the City of Staples, Todd and Wadena counties, State of Minnesota:   More...

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...