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Mertens dedicated to farm

It is not an easy life running the family farm, but for Nick Mertens, it is the only way to raise his kids. More...

Nelsen wins state conservation award

Jack Nelsen received the Future Farmers of America (FFA) award from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Tom Landwehr during a ceremony Aug. 31 at the Minnesota State Fair.  More...

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Lakeview Store in Cushing now open

The Lakeview Store in Cushing is once again the place to gas-up one’s vehicle, purchase some bait, order a deli sandwich and chat with friends over a cup of coffee. More...

Improvements made to Highway 10 in Motley

The drive along Hwy 10 in Motley is a smoother ride these days, thanks to a recent MnDOT project called ‘micro surfacing.’  “The project went well,” said Superintendent Mike Thom, with Astech Corp.  (Asphalt Surface More...

Micro surfacing in action

A 22-member crew from Astech Corporation (Asphalt Surface Technologies Corp.) out of St. Cloud spent about four days recently micro surfacing a two-mile portion of Hwy 10 in Motley. More...

Current Happenings

Volunteers sought for cooking nutrition class

Staples Motley Early Childhood Education and the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development are looking for volunteers to take part in a study of cooking based nutrition education.  Participants will attend six weekly sessi More...

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Staples Motley High School media center.  The chairs of the finance, policy, facilities and curriculum committees will be available at 6:45 p.m. More...

Educational Opportunities

September 17   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP Mondays, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care/refreshments provided. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

September 13   MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP MTG Thurs., Sept. 13, 6 - 7:30 p.m., LHS Sr. Campus, Staples. For info., 218-894-8393.  BIG EQUIPMENT SHOW sponsored by SM Early Childhood Coalition, Thurs., Sept. More...

Life Currents

Whiskey Creek Film Festival

The model established for the Whiskey  Creek Film Festival seven years ago has proved to be a success: show the best available current release movies not available at most theaters in the region and people will come. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITA INCLUDED:   Born to John and Jessica John Dickinson of Brainerd, a baby girl, Aila Claire weighing eight pounds, one ounce on Sept. More...

Class of 1962 holds 50th reunion

The Staples High School Class of 1962 reunion was held at Wahoo Valley and Ted and Gen’s. Fortynine of the 114 classmates attended the reunion. More...

Sports

Cardinals push the pace early

The Staples Motley cross country teams got off to fast starts in their first two meets of the season. While many of the runners faded in the heat at the Whitetail Invitational in Wadena on Sept. More...

Volleyball team works for first victory

The Staples Motley volleyball team got their first win of the year, 3-1 against Park Rapids on Sept. 6. Coach Alissa Ailts said it took a team effort to win that first game. “Everyone did their part,” she said.  On Sept. More...

Signs point to fall and hunting

Flocks of youngsters waiting for school buses and the first of many high school and college football games, are not the only signs of fall these days. More...

Coughlin agrees to leave job

The resignation of Staples Motley High School social studies teacher and tennis coach Kevin Coughlin became official Aug. 31. The separation agreement authorized by the school district at a special meeting Aug. More...

Coughlin feels he was targeted

Kevin Coughlin doesn’t believe he has done anything that warrants getting fired from his teaching position at Staples Motley High School.  “There is nothing I’ve done that I’m ashamed of, there’s nothing criminal in More...

Todd County approves zero tax increase

At its Sept. 4 meeting, the Todd County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a preliminary 2013 levy with no increase over the 2012 levy. More...

State award

Jack Nelsen receives his FFA award from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr at the Minnesota State Fair with his mother Vall Murray, far left, and his advisor Kerry Li More...

 

News

Wadena Board settles for ‘Band-aid solution’

Wadena Commissioners have changed their minds again. After voting on June 26 to proceed with the design phase of the proposed Courthouse Security Addition, they abandoned the idea of the addition at their Sept. 4 meeting.  More...

‘Ride to Revitalize’ raises $4,600 for seniors

Cooler temps and gusty winds didn’t stop bikers from participating in the second annual “Ride to  Revitalize” benefit event, sponsored by Lakewood  Health System.  “It was awesome,” said  More...

Scandinavian artwork, Motley history on tour

Roger Randgaard lives every day surrounded by Vikings, trolls and Norwegian kings. He eats meals under Swedish costume and Christmas plates. Randgaard’s collection will be on display during the 2012 Staples Area Tour of Homes. More...

Opinion

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USPS picks winners and losers

An editorial from the National Newspaper Association   The newspaper business - both small and large papers - has sounded fullthroated opposition this past month about a plan by the U.S. More...

Todd County Sheriff addresses special operations and costs

Recently there have been some comments made about some of the different functions of the sheriff’s office and whether or not there is a need for some of these special operations and the cost associ- ated with them. 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...

Staples area Republicans to meet

Republicans in the Staples area invite conservatives, libertarians, and independents to a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. at Town’s Edge in Staples.  The purpose is to discuss ways to be effective in the coming election. More...

Driver Safety Program

The AARP-sponsored Driver Safety Program will offer the following courses at the United Methodist Church in Motley: o Refresher course: Thursday, Sept. 20, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. o Refresher course: Thursday, Sept. 27, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Elmer Mickelsen

Elmer Mickelsen, 98, of Staples, died Sept. 18, 2012 at the Owatonna Care Center.  More...

Orville Thiel

Orville Frederick Thiel, 95, of Wheaton, died Sept. 17, 2012 in Wheaton. More...

Jane Fiemeyer

Jane Evelyn Fiemeyer, age 8, of Wadena, died Sept. 6, 2012 at her home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were held Sept. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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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...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

Meeting #1 July 16, 2012   More...