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Local missions team working to make a difference at Mexican orphanage

Brian Sams of Lincoln believes that “if you want to help someone, help their kids.” That philosophy, along with a desire to live out his faith in a practical way, is at the heart of why Brian has embarked on several mission trips to Mexic More...

Crow Wing Calendar

May 7   AL- ANON MTG, Tues. , noon, Motley United Methodist Church (across from Countryside Restaurant). For persons struggling with a friend’s or family member’s drinking/ substance abuse problem. Newcomers welcome. More...

A visit from Jeff Halverson

Conservation Officer Jeff Halverson stopped by the recent Arbor Day Celebration at Pillager School to talk with students about wild animals, trapping/hunting safety and to show them a variety of animal pelts, including those of a wolf and coyote. More...

Current Happenings

The bears are back

These tracks were recently spotted along 12th Ave. NW in Staples, just outside of town. Peg Hirschey, who lives near this area, reports that she has seen a large bear in her yard a few times this spring. More...

Connections High School board agenda

The Connections High School Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 4 p.m. More...

Lakewood Health System to host Pink Power party

Lakewood Health System is celebrating Women’s Health Month by hosting a Pink Power party on Tuesday, May 14, at the LHS main campus in Staples.  Women are invited to stop in anytime between noon and 4 p.m. More...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Shannon Grauman and Robert Stimson of Brainerd, a baby boy, Aiden Cory weighing six pounds, six ounces on April 19, 2013. More...

Staples World tour

Members of the Staples Motley area Tiger Cubs, two brothers and their parents, toured the Staples World newspaper office April 25. More...

Northern Lakes Arthritis Walk May 18, Paul Bunyan Trailhead

Three local teams participating in this year’s walk

Three teams from the Staples Motley area will be participating in the upcoming Arthritis Walk in Baxter...hoping to raise awareness and funds for arthritis. More...

Sports

Baseball team falls in outdoor opener

The Staples Motley boys baseball team put in their first outdoor game of the season on April 29, ending up on the short side of a competitive 3-2 loss to Browerville. More...

Track teams start fast outdoors

The Staples Motley track and field teams finally got in two outdoor meets. For the first one at Park Rapids on April 26, the track was cleared but the meet was run with 15 inches of snow to the side of the track. More...

Inside the Outdoors

Cormorants continue to make news

You may remember from a recent column, our noting that one of the new arrivals on Spring’s migratory stage was the double-crested cormorant. More...

Electrical upgrade will cost Staples $3.2 million

An overhaul of the electrical distribution system in Staples will cost $3,272,000, according to a plan approved by the Staples City Council at their April 23 meeting.  More...

Todd County to hire ACA jobs

At its April 23 work session, Todd County Commissioners heard from Health and Human Services (HHS) Director Cheryl Schneider that she needs to hire 2.5 people to take on the work of determining eligibility of Todd County residents for healthcare cove More...

Singing on the Sea of Love

With the 2013 Staples Motley Prom theme “Sea of Love,” a group of seniors from the Acapella Choir sang a song during the introduction of prom couples on April 27. More...

 

News

Incubator businesses discussed at SEDA

A month after learning that starting an incubator storefront in downtown Staples was cost prohibitive, the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) discussed alternatives to get such a building started. More...

Staples Food Shelf raises over $18,000

Minnesota’s FoodShare March campaign was deemed a success both on the state and local level. More...

Fire department report

The Staples City Counicl approved the 2012 Staples Fire Department Annual Report.  The report cited 55 total calls in 2012, including four structure fires in the city of Staples, three structure fires in rural areas covered by the department and More...

Opinion

May is Lyme Awareness Month

Spring is among us, bringing positive thoughts of extended daylight and warmer temperatures.  More...

Keeping rural communities connected with the world

Distance has always been a tough economic challenge for rural Minnesota. Cars and highways have gone a long way toward shortening that distance. Now, modern communications are bringing the world even closer.  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

May 7   TOPS (TAKING OFF POUNDS  SENSIBLY) CHAPTER #1077 OF  STAPLES Tues., Faith Lutheran Church, 430 12th St.  NE, Staples. Weigh-in, 5:30 p.m., meeting follows. More...

Obituaries

Delores Larson

Delores Larson, 89, of Long Prairie, died at her residence on April 21, 2013.  Funeral services were held Friday, April 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Prairie. More...

Robin Crandall

Robin Jayne Crandall, 57, New York Mills, died April 27, 2013, at her home.  Funeral services were held May 2 at the United Methodist Church, Wadena.  Arrangements were with the Karvonene & Son Funeral Home, New York Mills.  More...

Louise Logering

Louise Janet Logering, 84, of Staples died April 30, 2013 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

Meeting #12 March 18, 2013

Roll Call, Determination of Quorum, and Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call was taken with the following present for all or part of the meeting: Board members Anderson, Freeman, Longbella, Schmitt, Winkels and DiGiovanni, (Co More...

SCHOOL BOARD WORK SESSION Meeting #13 April 1, 2013

MINUTES  Call to Order   More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held April 2, 2013

CALL TO ORDER The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 2nd day of March, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was called to order by Chai More...