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Tony Olson puts extra car to work as a snow plow

Proving that a small idea can go a long way, Tony Olson of Staples saw a Youtube video of a car converted into a snow plow and thought that was something he might do. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Pillager Fiddler’s Contest April 13

Remembering Connie Cole, event founder

Now in its 29th year, the Pillager Fiddler’s Contest is set for Saturday, April 13, 7 p.m., at the Pillager Middle School gymnasium. Doors open at 5 p.m., and pre-contest music will be provided by Barb Cline and Daryl Larson. More...

Pine River area man arrested in Easter stabbing incident

A Pine River area man was arrested March 31, for allegedly stabbing a man in the stomach.  Formal charges are pending on Loren Rice, 49; and the investigation continues.  More...

Cross carrier

Alan Marshall of Motley carried a cross for several miles along Hwy 10 on Good Friday, eventually placing it in front of the Motley Free Methodist Church prior to their Good Friday service and draping a purple cloth on it.  More...

Letters

High School Music Tour

The music department just returned from Tour 2013 to New York City. More...

Current Happenings

Nelsen reflects on serving in legislature

Bruce Nelsen will share his reflections on serving in the Minnesota State House of Representatives. The event will be held at Town’s Edge Restaurant in Staples on Tuesday, April 9, at 6 p.m. More...

Final Stomping Grounds ‘Soup Feed’

Fran O’Rourke, barista at the Stomping Grounds coffee house in Staples, holds up one of the pottery bowls made by Staples Motley High School art students for the ‘Soup Feed’ Sunday, April 7, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. More...

Women of Today events

There will be two informational meetings for the Women of Today chapter that is forming in the Staples Motley area. More...

Obituaries

Lorraine Spencer

Lorraine T. Spencer, 84 of St. Louis Park, died March 25, 2013 Jones-Harrison Residence, Minneapolis. Funeral services are Thursday, April 4, at noon at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Wayzata. More...

Marjorie Hajek

Marjorie (Marge) Joyce Hajek, 79, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Staples, died March 9, 2013 at the Lakewood Health Care Center in Staples  A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 6 at noon at the Motley United Methodist Church More...

Donald Sommars

Donald Merton Sommars, 97, of Verndale, died March 22, 2013 at Grace- Pointe Commons Assisted Living in Cambridge. Funeral services were held March 30 at the United Methodist Church in Verndale with Pastor Jill Pawlowski presiding. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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   More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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...

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 27

Area law enforcement and health systems are collaborating for a “Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More...

Downtown incubator store hits money snag

The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) has been exploring the idea of purchasing a downtown building to use as an incubator store, for people to get a start in the retail world without huge start up costs.  More...

Council promises to work with extension request

The Staples City Council officially denied a request from August Langseth to grant an extension on the demolition of a house he owns along Highway 10 in Staples, but Langseth got a promise from City Administrator Nate Mathews that he would have an op More...

Hello, Readers,

Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 39 years old. More...

 

News

Survey shows support for levy, less for bond

A survey shows that residents of the Staples Motley School District will support an operating levy that replaces an expiring one, while a building bond that would upgrade classrooms and add technology also had support, but to a lesser extent.  More...

Trial begins next week

Tickets are now on sale for the Lamplighter Community Theatre production of “ Sandbag, Stage Left or One Dead Dolly.” This zany parody of a courtroom drama features mud- slinging lawyers, wacky witnesses and an injurious judge. More...

School board suggests helping kids in poverty

The Staples Motley School Board will use their June work session to make their final recommendation for possible referendum questions for the 2013 election.  Board member Mary Freeman suggested one possible use for a levy would be tying it to fi More...

Opinion

Energy mandates will raise local utility rates

The Minnesota Legislature is considering several proposals that would negatively impact the rates of municipal and cooperative utility ratepayers in greater Minnesota, including our Staples Municipal Electric Utility.  More...

Cultivating big dreams on a smaller scale

Agriculture microloans gain popularity

Throughout my career with the Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA), I have met several small and beginning farmers and ranchers, military veterans and disadvantaged producers interested in making a living in production agriculture.  More...

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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

April 5 DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714. April 7 More...

Life Currents

Relay for Life committee members

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event is scheduled to take place Friday, July 19, at the Motley Fairgrounds. Several committee members met recently at Lakewood Health Center in Staples to begin planning for the annual event. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Melissa Peterson and Benjamin Lundberg of Pillager, a baby girl, Jaylin May weighing seven pounds, 10 ounces on March 24, 2013.  Born to Mona Stuber and Brian Wernecke o More...

Engagement

Willgohs, Wright

Jon and Stacy Willgohs and Rex and Annette Wright, all of Staples, announce the engagement of their children, Elizabeth Willgohs and Ryan Wright.  Elizabeth is a 2009 graduate of Staples Motley High School. More...

Sports

Gildow resigns, reflects on Cardinal basketball program

Ray Gildow resigned as the Staples Motley head boys basketball coach, saying that he had been asked by administration to step down. Gildow spent 29 years as a coach at Staples Motley, the last two as head coach. More...

Indoor practice

Tanner Fischer and Devon White take cuts using undersized bats during the Staples Motley baseball practice. The Cardinals’ first game has been pushed back to April 16 because of snow still on the ground. More...

In the cage

Jordan Denning gets some swings in the batting cage at the Staples Community Center during baseball practice on April 2. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...