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Todd County Board shocked by list of needs

At the county board work session on July 23, commissioners heard Part II of an extensive report by County Engineer Loren Fellbaum about the state of the county’s roads, including Fellbaum’s suggestions for how to pay for the long list of More...

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National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the US, held the first  Tuesday of August. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Little Falls infant bit by rabid skunk

A skunk that bit a fivemonth old infant July 23, has tested positive for rabies.  According to the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred at a residence on 153rd Street near Little Falls.  More...

Growler’s Day in Leader a success

As candy was thrown from floats at visitors; and in addition to the parade, the Growler’s Day parade July 27, children the summer festival included pig races, of all ages scrambled to fill thei More...

Accident on Hwy. 64

Motley Police Chief Brian Madison (above center) helped direct traffic at Mile Marker 10 along Hwy. 64 north of Motley July 26, following a onevehicle rollover that afternoon. More...

Letters

Public service?

It seems that nowadays the service to the public from our public employees is a thing of the past. I have two examples. One about the City of Staples and one about the Staples Motley School District.  More...

Current Happenings

Seth Doud will be at Music in the Park

Seth Doud will perform at Music in the Park Series in Staples Sunday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m.  Seth Doud was born and raised in Brainerd. For 25 years Doud has written, traveled and performed his unique blend of soulful acoustic folk rock.  More...

Library programs

The following programs are offered at the Staples Public Library.  SOIL ROCKS! CAN YOU DIG IT? – AUGUST 5  More...

Rendezvous and Folklife Fest Aug. 10-11

Two of the upcoming performances at the 2013 Old Wadena Rendezvous and Folklife Festival will include Andra Suchy, left, with Andrew Pierzina and right, The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund.  Suchy performs country music and is a Red House Reco More...

Life Currents

From work place to place of worship

With so much enthusiasm, exuberance and spirit to share, the “new” Verndale Family Life Church opened their doors even wider, celebrating the church’s dedication service on July 28.  More...

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BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Brad and Kristi Larsen of Staples, a baby boy, Andrew Marvin weighing seven pounds, 10 ounces on July 20, 2013.  Born to Lacey Crider and David Long of Clarissa, a baby More...

Sports

Legion team battles into fourth round

The Staples Motley Legion baseball team made it to the fourth round of the District 6 Tournament before being eliminated. The team opened with a 9-2 win over Pierz, then lost 8-0 to Paynesville on July 25. More...

Triathlon a big success

If the goal was to get people to try a new event, the Try-A-Triathlon on July 27 was a huge success. More...

Turning two

Second baseman Mark Kossan attempts to turn a double play against Paynesville during the Legion playoffs. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) More...

Downtown incubator building is approved

At their July 23 meeting, the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) approved a plan to purchase the former Staples Dollar Store for $30,000 and fix it up to rent as retail space. More...

Listening to needs at ‘innovative’ NJPA

As he takes over the position of National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) Executive Director, Chad Coauette plans to spend some time listening.  He said his role as executive director is to match needs with solutions, so he first has to listen to f More...

 

News

Outdoor business meeting

Due to renovation at the Nyhus Chevrolet-Buick car dealership, a temporary business trailer is being used with this outdoor reception area where employees and customers can sit and chat. More...

Somewhere over the Rainbow

The Lakewood Health System Relay For Life team used a Wizard of Oz theme during their team walk on July 19, with a scarecrow, good witch, lion, and a pair of Dorothys walking. More...

Carol Spearman writes political romantic thriller

Local author Carol Spearman is a fan of best-selling crime-thriller writer John Grisham, she shared during a recent interview in Staples. “He writes about issues and so do I,” Spearman said. More...

Opinion

Mid-summer update on City of Staples activities

The successful completion of many public construction projects in recent years has generated a fresh feel in the City.  More...

New tax code may end sales tax shell game

As a county commissioner in Minnesota, I often find myself trying to help my fellow citizens understand how their county property tax dollars are spent. 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

August 1   MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH MULTISERVICE CLINIC Thurs., Aug. 1, Wadena County Public Health Dept., Wadena. WIC appts., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Immunizations, 3 - 5 p.m.; Prenatal assessment/ teaching by appt., 9 a.m. - 4 p. More...

Obituaries

Steve Haste

Steve Haste, 54, of Motley, died July 28, 2013 at his home.  Steven’s wishes were to be cremated without a funeral.  Arrangements were with Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples.  More...

Mark Michel, Jr.

Mark Jordan Michel, Jr., 23, of Staples, died July 23, 2013.  Funeral services were held July 29 at the Staples Christian and Missionary Alliance Church with Pastor Bob Hepokski officiating. More...

Roy Eblen

Roy E. Eblen, 75, of Staples, died July 27, 2013 at the Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. at the St. Michael Catholic Church in Motley. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

TODD COUNTY AUGUST 08, 2013 LAND AUCTION LIST OF TAX FORFEITED LANDS

State of MinnesotaCounty of Todd  Karen Busch County Auditor/Treasurer  Notice is Hereby Given, That Todd County will sell to the highest bidders, the following described parcels of land which have forfeited to the State of Minnesota f 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.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage More...

Staples Motley School Board

School Board Meeting #18 June 17, 2013

Roll call was taken with Winkels, Anderson, DiGiovanni, Freeman, Longbella and Schmitt (comprising a quorum) present for all or part of the meeting. Also attending were Supt.  More...