August 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

City looking at more budget cuts

First draft shows nine percent tax increase so Mathews asks for recommendations for cuts

The City of Staples is facing more budget cuts for next year. At the Aug. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Business partners

Mother and daughter team Linda Thesing (left) of Ft. Ripley and Janelle Johnson of Cushing are owners/operators of ‘The Old Creamery Quilt Shop’ in Randall. More...

‘The Old Creamery Quilt Shop’ in Randall now open

Opening ‘ The Old Creamery Quilt Shop’ in Randall has been a dream come true for Linda Thesing and her daughter, Janelle Johnson.  More...

Open Houses at Motley Schools Wednesday, Aug. 29

Tour MES, MSMS, Motley Family Center

Open Houses will be held at District #2170’s Motley School building on Wednesday, Aug. 29, beginning at 5 p.m. More...

Letters

More bullying

I saw another interesting news article today: The Willow Springs Water Park in Little Rock, Arkansas had been knocking a few dollars off the price of admission for people who came to the park with their church group.  More...

Missed my point

I think my point was missed in my Letter to the Editor (Aug. 9 issue of the Staples World)  More...

Current Happenings

Staples Area Women’s Chorus

New member night opens 2012-2013 season Monday, September 10

The Staples Area Women’s Chorus will be opening their 2012-2013 rehearsal season with a New Member Night, Monday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. More...

Entries sought for Poetry Slam

The Staples Motley Area Arts Council is seeking entries for a Poetry Slam to be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

Obituaries

Rachel Bristlin

Rachel E. Bristlin, 90 of Staples, died Aug. 18, 2012 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. More...

Richard Peterson

Richard (Dick) A. Peterson, 84, of Staples, died August 15, 2012 at the Care Center in Staples.  Visitation is Thursday, August 23 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with prayer at 7 p.m. More...

Charles Spreiter

Charles W. Spreiter 80, of Centuria, Wisc., formerly of Taylors Falls, died July 22, 2012 at his home.  Funeral services were held July 27 at First Lutheran Church in Taylors Falls. 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...

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...

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 77-PR-12-861

Estate of Evelyn M. Head, a/k/a Evelyn Head, Evelyn M. Waggoner, Evelyn M. More...

New things to try at 2012 Railroad Days

New activities have been added to the Railroad Days schedule, Aug. 23-26. Notably, there will be more downtown activities on Sat., Aug. 24 and additional events leading up to the Sunday, Aug. 25 Wayne Renn concert.  More...

Medallion found on second day

Terri Kobliska of Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union presents Rick Odden with a $500 check for finding the medallion in the bank’s Railroad Days week annual medallion hunt. Odden found the treasure on Aug. More...

 

News

Franken, Poticha give national perspective on plan

The Region Five Resilient Region project was given national recognition on Aug. 14, when U. S. Senator Al Franken and U.S. Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities Director Shelly Poticha spoke at the final consortium meeting.  More...

Resilient Region themes and champions

1. Affordable Housing - Lynn Hunt (Resilient Living Council, Happy Dancing Turtle), Jennifer Bergman (Brainerd HRA); ex officio: Deanna Hemmersch (CMHP)  2. Housing - Colleen Faux (MMBA) Janie Weston (Director Greater Lakes Assoc. More...

Break-in, stolen wallet, stolen car linked

Staples Police reported on three linked crimes occuring Aug. 13. The South Side Mini-Mart was broken into with merchandise stolen. A vehicle parked near a residence on 7th St. SE had a wallet stolen from it and a nearby car was stolen. More...

Opinion

Financial health questions answered

Recently the county board has fielded several questions about the financial health of Todd County. I am writing this letter to share some information about the finances of the county.  HOW MUCH MONEY DOES THE COUNTY HAVE ON HAND?  More...

Activities participants held to high standards

As the Director of Activities, my goal is to cooperatively improve all areas of our programs and to find new and meaningful experiences for all of our students, grades Kindergarten through 12. More...

Why high-speed rail is good for Minnesota

Recent developments might have some Minnesotans questioning the level of support for high-speed rail in the Midwest and in Minnesota. More...

Menus

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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...

Life Currents

Engagement

Lubitz, Myers

Kassandra Lubitz, daughter of Roy and Tammy Bell of Leader and Kerry and Sandy Lubitz of Perham; and Travis Myers, son of Ken and Deb Myers of Motley, announce their engagement. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Paul and Elsye Burton of Baxter, a baby girl, Cabotina Jean weighing eight pounds, nine ounces on Aug. More...

Staples Elementary class list

Kindergarten   MRS. More...

Sports

Enjoying the run

Members of the Staples Motley girls cross country team warm up before a recent practice. More...

Edin, Israelson lead tennis team

Emily Israelson and Nikki Edin showed that the Staples Motley girls tennis team has a lot of depth when they won the number three doubles title at the Pine City power tournament on Aug. 20. More...

Cardinal football takes young team into tough schedule, challenges

Erik Johnson and Paul Mithun are back for their second season as co-coaches of the Staples Motley football team. “We made some strides last year,” said Mithun.  More...