October 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Two similar buildings, one denied, one permit approved

Jim Hoemberg questioned the building permit policies of the City of Staples at the Sept. 24 city council meeting.  More...

Drop-in Center has low pressure activities

The Staples Drop- in Center meets every Friday at noon in the lower level of the Landmark Inn in Staples, except when they schedule a trip like they did on Sept. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Pillager Huskies celebrate 2013 Homecoming in style

Members of the Pillager Huskies football team posed for a photo at the homecoming pep fest Sept. 27. The Huskies took on the Prairie Valley Rebels later that evening and defeated them 23-14. More...

Cass County 4-H’ers shine at MN State Fair

Several Cass County 4-H’ers participated at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair. held in St. Paul, both in the areas of livestock and general projects.  More...

Free film at Lindbergh Historic Site

‘Who Killed Lindbergh’s Baby?’

Lindbergh Historic Site Film Series presents, “Who Killed Lindbergh’s Baby?” on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., at Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site in Little Falls. Admission is free.  More...

Letters

A real blessing

Last Friday afternoon Staples Motley schools had their district wide evacuation drill. More...

Current Happenings

11th annual Real Men Sing!

The Staples Area Men’s Chorus will host the 11th annual “Real Men Sing!” festival Oct. 12 at Staples Motley High School in Staples.  More...

Civil War topic at Todd County History Day

The fourth annual Todd County History Day will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Browerville Community Center. The theme is “Todd County Involvement in the Civil War, Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg”. More...

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. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Roberts

Margaret Alice “Marge” Roberts, 92, of Long Prairie died Sept. 25, 2013.  Funeral services were held Sept. 30 at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Long Prairie with Fr. Mark Willenbring officiating. Burial was at Ft. More...

Mary Hill

Mary Margaret Hill, 75, of Boulder, Colorado, died on Sept. 24, 2013 at the TRU Hospice Care Center in Louisville, Colo.  A memorial service was held Sept. 28 at the First Presbyterian Church in Boulder.  Arrangements were with M.P. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held September 3, 2013   CALL TO ORDER  More...

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL For PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES FOR CLIENTS OF THE NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Central Lakes College is requesting proposals for Child Care Services at the Brainerd Campus. More...

STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP MANAGEMENT AND CIRCUL ATION

1. PUBLICATION TITLE: Staples World 2. PUBLICATION NO. 518-760 3. FILING DATE: September 26, 2013 4. ISSUE FREQUENCY: Weekly 5. NO. OF ISSUES PUBLISHED ANNUALLY: 52 6. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  More...

City could expand Dower Lake Rec. Area

The Dower Lake Recreational Area (DLRA) could be expanded with a major land purchase, depending on the potential sale of a similar sized piece of city land. At their Sept. More...

Schmieg resigns from city council

The Sept. 24 Staples City Council meeting started with the resignation of Rob Schmieg, who has been a council member since Feb. More...

Staples may be pilot site for CEO program

Staples Economic Development Director Jerel Nelsen told the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) that there have been more meetings to bring the CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) Program to the Staples Motley School District as a More...

 

News

Understand your health insurance terms

As Minnesota consumers start planning for their insurance needs in time for  Open Enrollment and the opening of Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace, MNsure, on Oct. More...

High school makes use of technology to increase choices

Staples Motley High School students are designing their own personal education, with more choices than ever before. More...

Taser used for resisting arrest

On Sept. 27, at 3:02 p.m., Staples Police received a report of a domestic dispute on the 200 block of 7th St. NE. While attempting to arrest the suspect, Troy Breckenridge, 40, of Staples, he fled and physically resisted arrest. More...

Opinion

It’s more than singing

Real Men Sing! They sing to express their joy and their sorrows, their hopes and their fears. They sing to be a part of creation, to enter into the process of making the world a better and kinder place. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Rural/metro long term care funding imbalance

The pleasant weather continues and some much-needed rain has blessed District 9B just in time for harvest, hunting and fall colors. As I drive the district, I notice the early colors are just beginning. More...

Life Currents

Boy Scouts collecting for food shelves Saturday

The annual Scouting for Food will take place on Saturday, Oct. More...

MHS Class of 1963 reunion

The Motley High School Class of 1963 held their 50th reunion Sept. 14, at Pine Ridge Golf Course, rural Motley. More...

Community foundation 2nd grant round open

The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation is opening a new grant round period that starts now and goes through Nov. More...

Sports

Tennis team undefeated in conference play

The Staples Motley girls tennis team had three champions at the Mid State Conference tennis tournament to help them finish in first place on Sept. 28. The Cardinals are also the regular season champions with no losses.  More...

Cardinals swim past four teams to win invitational

The Staples Motley girls swim team put together their best meet of the year to win the championship at the Fosston Bagley Swim  Invitational on Sept. 29.  The Cardinals also swam against Park Rapids on  Sept.26, losing 108-61.  More...

Cardinals lose big play battle

The Staples Motley football team made many big plays on offense and defense, but it wasn’t enough to hold back Pelican Rapids on Sept. More...