February 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Staples Motley High School Sno Daze court

Staples Motley High School Sno Daze Coronation was held Feb. 8 in Centennial Auditorium. Candidates were announced earlier and student voting took place during the week’s special activities. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Educational Opportunities

February 18   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP Mon., 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care/refreshments provided. More...

Staples Library Programs

History of Bluegrass  Teen Workshop – Feb. 22  Bluegrass band Monroe  Crossing will present their “History of Bluegrass” program to an audience of students in grades 9 through 12 in the Staples Motley  More...

Sixty years of Valentines

Three local couples share their love stories

Sixty years ago, at least three couples from the local area said, “I do.” They promised to love each other “for better or worse...for richer or poorer” and most likely experienced a bit of each word.  More...

Current Happenings

‘Premier Bluegrass and Gospel Quintet’

Minnesota Music Hall of Fame bluegrass artist Monroe Crossing will perform at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Local author launches first publication

“His Name Was Merle - Our Journey through Alzheimer’s Disease.”  Lynda J. Olander Converse will launch and release her first book at a book signing event Tuesday, Feb. More...

Monroe Crossing to perform in Staples

Minnesota Music Hall of Fame bluegrass artist Monroe Crossing will perform at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on  Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Life Currents

Speech team awarded 3rd place trophy

The St a - ples Motley speech team brought home a third place trophy from the Perham Yellowjackets Invitational Speech meet held Feb. 9. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Randy and Tracy Shequen of Motley, a baby girl, Taija Lou weighing six pounds on Feb. More...

Student Achievements

The following students have been named to the 2012 Fall Semester Dean’s List at Concordia College in Moorhead. To qualify, students must carry a minimum of 12 semester credits and have a grade point average of at least 3.7. 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...

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...

Larson has change of heart, improved outlook

Stephanie Larson doesn’t have any big plans for Valentine’s Day with her husband Jesse, other than going to her daughter’s school party.  “As long as we’re here together, that’s okay with me,” said Larso More...

Lundblad is guest at State of the Union address

On Feb. 11, U.S. Senator Al Franken announced that Dr. Larry Lundblad, the President of Central Lakes College in Brainerd, would be his guest at the State of the Union address on Feb. 12.  More...

Hello, Readers,

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Here are a few facts related to the holiday from the Census Bureau:  1,155 - Number of  More...

 

News

Science fair winners describe their projects

Staples Elementary School students took their curiosity to a higher level by exploring a variety of subjects in the 2013 school science fair. Grand champions at the fair were asked how they came up with their project and what they learned from it. More...

Area legislators to host town hall meetings

Local legislators will cohost a series of town-hall meetings in three District 9 cities Saturday, Feb. 23.  Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Cass County, will join Reps. More...

Crunch time

Minnesota Timberwolves mascot Crunch runs toward the basket as Staples Elementary School students await his next trick on Jan. 31. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson) More...

Opinion

End violence against women and girls

Valentine’s Day was taken over long ago by cards and flowers, candy and dinners accompanied by gifts. It is now a cash cow holiday for merchandisers. In addition, for many, it has become a day to honor women and girls in a fresh way. More...

Vocational courses still part of curriculum

Vocational studies today at Staples Motley High School, and in the State of Minnesota, look quite differ- ent than twenty to thirty years ago. More...

Setting the right priorities for our state’s budget

The 2013 Legislative Session is underway in St. Paul. More...

Menus

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program   Suggested donation: $3.85. Call between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations.   Menus are subject to change.  Staples 894-2556  Serving at 11:45 a.m. sharp. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

February 18   SIT ‘N KNIT Mon., 6 - 8 p.m., Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples. For info., 218-895-5750.  February 19   More...

Obituaries

William Smith

William J. Smith, 75, Motley, formerly of Rogers, died Feb. More...

Sports

Team learns from tough competition

The Staples Motley wrestling team ran into some tough competition at the Albany tournament on Feb. 8 and also in a home match against Pierz on Feb. 7, but they had one standout match in beating Browerville on Feb. 7.  More...

Cardinals clinch conference with win

The Staples Motley girls basketball team pulled away in the second half against Mid State Conference rivals Pequot Lakes on Feb. More...

Boys hoops team loses on last second shot

After beating Pequot Lakes earlier in the year, the Staples Motley boys basketball team nearly pulled off a season sweep, but a shot in the last two seconds defeated them.  “Our kids played hard but for the second game in a row we had over More...