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School board brainstorms ideas for efficiencies

How are we doing now?  What can be changed to make us better?  How can we become more efficient?  How can we take the resources we have and maximize the opportunities for our students?  More...

SEDA building sparks interest in downtown

The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) could soon be looking for a tenant for their downtown incubator building. At the Jan. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

New associate pastor at Motley Free Methodist is passionate about his faith, happy to be here

Isaac Lang is excited about his work as Associate Pastor at the Motley Free Methodist Church, located just off Hwy 10 near downtown.  “I’m most excited to see people grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and to see God at work More...

Motley Science Fair winners to compete at district level Feb. 10-11

A record number of projects were entered at this year’s Science Fair at Motley School and the winners will go on to compete at the Freshwater Education District Science Fair in Bertha Feb. 10 and 11.  More...

Motley Staples Middle School Honor roll

A Honor Roll  Grade 8   More...

Letters

Sustainable Agriculture

It seems there are more and more individuals, as well as groups, misusing the term, “Sustainable Agriculture”. More...

Current Happenings

Staples Area Men’s Chorus offers Valentine theme dinner concert

The Staples Area Men’s Chorus (SAMC) has had a long tradition in Staples of hosting a dinner concert singing their way through the evening while serving a meal to dinner guests.  More...

Mark Your Calendar

February 6   WADENA CTY PUBLIC HEALTH MATERNAL/CHILD HEALTH MULTICLINIC Thurs., Feb. 6, WCPH, Wadena. WIC appts. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Immunizations, 3 - 5 p.m.; Prenatal assessment/ teaching by appt. 9 a.m. More...

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program   Suggested donation: $4. 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. Meals served with bread, and milk. More...

Obituaries

Deborah Weite

Deborah Sue Weite, 61, of Staples, died Jan. 29, 2014 at her home after a battle with MS.  Funeral services were held Feb. More...

Cecelia Beckner

Cecelia Marie Beckner, 96 of Wadena, died Jan. 24, 2014 at the St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.  Funeral services were held Jan. 29 at the St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena with Fr. Aaron Kuhn officiating. More...

LaVonne Vukel ich

LaVonne L. Vukelich, 52 of Rice died Feb. 3, 2014 at her sister’s home in Anoka.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids, with Rev. Roy Miles officiating. 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.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage More...

Freshwater Education District

Minutes of the Governing Board of Education of Freshwater Education District January 22, 2014   CALLED TO ORDER at 6:33 p.m. by C. Hasbargen, Vice-Chair in absence of the 2013 Chair  Board Present: C. Hasbargen Menahga; C. Funk- Sebeka; C. More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

School Board Meeting #11, December 16, 2014 MINUTES   Roll Call, Determination of Quorum, and Pledge of Allegiance  More...

Neumann calls for hiring freeze

At its Jan. 28 Health and Human Services Board meeting and work session, the Todd County Board of Commissioners heard Fifth District Commissioner Randy Neumann call for a hiring freeze in the county. More...

Staples council examines golf, community center options

Staples City Administrator Nate Mathews brought a dilemma to the city council at their Jan. 28 meeting, asking them if it would be worthwhile to ask the Staples Motley School District to take over the Staples Community Center.  More...

Ice fishing on Lake Alex

Above: It was cold out on Lake Alexander Feb. 1, but that didn’t keep the Wymans and Radermachers from ice fishing. More...

CEO program discussed at chamber annual meeting

The Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) program was touted at the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting at Ted and Gen’s in Aldrich on Jan. 30.  More...

 

News

Events planned for Staples Motley SnoDaze

Public invited to coronation Feb. 14

Staples Motley High School will hold SnoDaze events starting with the announcement of royalty candidates on Friday, Feb. 7 and running until coronation on Friday, Feb. More...

Police report DWI, school assault

On Jan. 31, at 3:04 a.m., Staples Police responded to the intersection of 8th St. NE and Michigan Ave. NE, for a report of a vehicle that drove into a snowbank. Police arrived and arrested Alex Kropuenske, 41, for 4th degree DWI.  More...

Minnesota homeless project on display in Staples and Motley

An art project, The Oral History of Homelessness, will be displayed in many locations in Staples and Motley during the month of February, brought to the area by Staples Motley Beyond Poverty.  More...

Opinion

Finally a Farm Bill

After nearly four years of work, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2014 Farm Bill conference report (H.R. 2642) with a bipartisan 251-166 vote on Jan. 29.  More...

Drug arrests noted

This is my first newsletter as Todd County Sheriff. I would like to take the opportunity to wish Sheriff Mikkelson the very best in his retire- ment, he earned it.  More...

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Life Currents

Goltz, Franklin

Ashley Goltz of Staples and Dustin Franklin of Wadena announce their engagement.  Ashley is the daughter of Butch and Cathy Goltz of Staples; and a 2005 graduate of Verndale High School.  Dustin is the son of Edwin and Arlene Franklin of W More...

Student Achievements

MATTHEW SIEGEL, Pillager, graduated from North Dakota State University Fall 2013, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Management.  JACQUELYN WHITE, Pillager, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List at Minnesota State Mankato. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Wade and Molly Larson of Pine River a baby girl, Dalia Marie, weighing seven pounds, 10 ounces on Jan. More...

Sports

Cards win close games

The Staples Motley girls basketball team learned from a loss to the top ranked Class AAA team, Fergus Falls, and came back to win two close games, 50-48 in overtime at Crosby-Ironton in an important conference game and 60-50 at home against Osakis in More...

Olympic connection

Dan Orth of Staples will be paying special attention to the Winter Olympics starting Thursday, Feb. 6 in Sochi, Russia. His brother-in-law’s niece, Anne Schleper, will play for the USA Women’s Hockey team.  More...

Cardinal boys win one of three straight games

The Staples Motley boys basketball team picked up a win at Wadena-Deer  Creek on Jan 30, then lost home games to Crosby-  Ironton on Jan. 31 and to  Pelican Rapids on Feb. More...