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Kinneman proposes data center

Tim Kinneman of Staples told the Staples Economic Development Authority about his dream of starting a data center that could turn Staples into a technology hotbed with countless business opportunities that could stem from it. He spoke at the Aug. More...

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Grateful school staff members

Motley School staff members received several bins of needed school supplies for students recently, thanks to the generosity of the Motley United Methodist Church and the Motley and Scandia Valley Lions clubs. More...

Motley School staff members receive unexpected gifts

It appeared that Christmas arrived early for the entire Motley School staff last week.  Of course there wasn’t any snow on the ground, or carols being sung; but the spirit of Christmas definitely made a summer showing for the school staff More...

Drug assessment survey in the works

Input from the public sought

The Working Together Coalition and Cass County Sheriff’s Office are working together to get an understanding of the current environment surrounding the actual, as well as the perception of prescription and over-the-counter drug misuse in our co More...

Letters

Recent accident

The recent accident at 4th Street and Highway 10 was inevitable. I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner. ( Although who knows how many nearmisses there have been.)  More...

General Election Policies - 2012

Letters to the Editor   Letters to the editor in support of or in opposition to a specific candidate, political party or ballot question may be paid for and placed on the opinion page under the heading of “Paid Political Letter.” The More...

Current Happenings

Big Equipment Show scheduled

Fundraiser for local early childhood programs

The Staples Motley Early Childhood Coalition (SMECC) will hold its 3rd annual Big Equipment Show on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 4:30 - 7 p.m. in the Staples Elementary parking lot. All families and community members are invited to attend.  More...

Staples City Council agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

Schedules for temporary lane closures

Lane closures needed to resurface segments of five area highways have been rescheduled or postponed. The closures were originally scheduled to begin Aug. 20.  More...

Life Currents

SHS Class of 1952 60th reunion

Staples High School Class of 1952 held their 60th class reunion August 25 at Ted & Gen’s in Aldrich.  Pictured above are, front row, left to right: Elaine (Winter) Cherro, Jan (Simon) Goff, Betty (Wonders) Smith, Judy (Morse) Petrie, C More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Elven and Maggie Gingerich of Deer Creek, a baby girl, Sylvia E weighing seven pounds, five ounces on Aug. More...

Sports

Team blocking effort

The Staples Motley offensive line opens another hole in the Pequot Lakes defense. More...

Strong start fades for Cardinal volleyball team

The Staples Motley volleyball team hosted their first match of the season on Aug. 28 against Holdingford.  The Cardinals came out strong when Marilyn Eagle Tail started serving. She served five points in a row to give the Cardinals the lead. More...

Cardinals contend in first half, fall flat in second

Big plays and turnovers turned a tight first halfintoaaone-sidedloss when the Staples Motley football team opened their season with a 38-6 loss to Pequot Lakes, in a game played on the Pillager field because of construction on the Pequot Lakes field. More...

City lot sold for retail venture

The SEDA recommended that the City of Staples sell a lot between Ernie’s Food Market and the municipal water plant. It is 1.2 acres, south of Highway 10 and west of 12th Street.  More...

Mathews, Burkett are on short list

Two people of local interest are on the final list of applicants for the Brainerd City Administrator position.  According to the Brainerd Dispatch newspaper, Staples City Administrator Nathan Mathews and Todd County Administrator Nathan Burkett More...

Firefighters ask for relief association increase

Staples firefighters Scott Braith and Jeff Kobliska made a request to the Staples City Council that they work out a plan to increase contributions to the Staples Fire Department Relief Association, the entity that holds firefi ghter retirement funds. More...

Lakewood group visits Kenya sister hospital

Six representatives from Lakewood Health  System took a trip to Kenya in June in the first big step of setting up a sister hospital relationship with  Tabaka Mission Hospital in Tabaka, Kenya.  On this inagural trip,  Lakewood Pre More...

 

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New art at Staples Public Library

Pam Collins (left) of Staples, was commissioned by the Friends of the Staples Public Library to create an original work of art for the library. Together the pieces measure 12 ft. wide by 4 ft. tall. More...

Police help with animal complaints

On Aug. 27, at 11:35 a.m., Staples Police responded to Pine Grove Park for a sick racoon near the playground. Upon arrival officers located the animal under the playground equipment. The racoon was breathing but unresponsive. More...

Freshwater Area Learning Center offers alternatives

Minnesota students have a number of enrollment option programs that empower them to choose where they want to attend school. More...

Opinion

Here’s to a great 2012-2013 school year

This year we welcomed one of our largest kindergarten classes in many years. We are proud these parents have chosen Staples Motley to educate and care for their children. More...

Rewrite constitution to include photo ID?

With the recent Supreme Court ruling, Minnesotans will decide in November whether we rewrite our state constitution to include new restrictions on voting, including the need to show photo ID at the polls.  In its decision, the court affirmed the 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...

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Mark Your Calendar

September 7   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  September 9   THE WAHOO VALLEY AREA MN DEER HUNTER’S ASSOC. MTG Sun. Aug. More...

Obituaries

Donald Windorski

Donald “Duck” James Windorski, 63 of Crosby, died Aug. 28, 2012 at his son’s home in Staples.  A celebration of life was held Sept. 1 at the American Legion in Ironton.  More...

Sara h Shaf fer

Sarah Mae Shaffer, 94, of Kendallville, Ind. died Aug. 29, 2012 at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville.  Funeral services were held Sept. 4, 2012 at the Motley Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. More...

Gera ldi ne Bennett

Geraldine D. Bennett, 68, of St. Cloud, died Aug. 23, 2012 at her home.  Funeral services were held Sept. 5 at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.  Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Home in 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...

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE BRAINERD AND STAPLES CAMPUS TELEPHONE SERVICES

Central Lakes College is requesting proposals for telephone services for Brainerd and Staples Campuses. More...

NOTICE TODD-WADENA COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS MEETING

The Todd-Wadena Community Corrections Executive Committee will meet Monday, September 10, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. at the Todd County Office, 200 First Street NE, Staples, Minnesota. More...