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Frozen water pipe reports slowing down

At the Feb. More...

Woman found dead in Motley is identified

On Feb. 25 the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a woman was found lying in the snow near the Country Terrace Apartments in Motley and she appeared to be deceased.  More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

City of Motley developing comprehensive plan

Next meeting for public comment is March 24

Does the City of Motley need more variety in housing options? What kind? and where should they be?  How about walking and biking trails? More...

Motley Area Food Shelf seeking help during Food Share Month

The Motley Area Food Shelf (MAFS) is hoping to collect at least $20,000 during March, Food Share Month.  “We’ve been very busy this year,” said Pat O’Regan, MAFS board member and volunteer. More...

Area educator earns award

Mark Wolhart of Pillager Area Charter School was recognized for his 28 years of service to children in alternative programs at the 31st Annual State Conference of the Minnesota Association for Alternative Programs  (MAAP) held in Duluth on Feb. More...

Current Happenings

Mark Your Calendar

March 6   WIC NUTRITION EDUCATION & SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM offered by Todd County Health & Human Services, Thurs., March 6, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Staples Family Center. For info., 320-732-4456.  March 7   More...

‘Jeffrey Hatcher’s Hamlet’ to be staged in Staples

Hamlet.  Even those who have never read Shakespeare’s powerful tragedy about the Prince of Denmark can conjure the image of the doomed prince holding a skull surrounded by an atmosphere of treachery, revenge, incest and moral corruption.&n More...

Dairy workshops

The University of Minnesota Extension is offering two dairy workshops. One at Central Minnesota Credit Union 1181 South Main Street in Sauk Centre on Thursday, March 13. The second is at Morrison County Government Center Meeting 213 1st Ave. More...

Obituaries

Glen Mosman

Glen Mosman, 87, of Long Beach, Calif. and formerly of Staples, died March 10, 2013, at the VA Hospice Care Unit in Long Beach.  Interment was in the Ascension Mausoleum at Forrest Lawn Cemetery, Cypress, Calif.  More...

Leona Noska

Leona Noska, 88 of Browerville died Feb. 28, 2014 at Centra Care Health System in Long Prairie.  Funeral services were held March 4 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville. More...

Mark Reierson

Mark Thomas Reierson, 63 of Staples, died on Feb. 28, 2014 at his home.  A memorial service will be held Friday, March 7 at 3 p.m. at Staples United Methodist Church with Pastor Greg Ciesluk officiating. More...

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Public Notices

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF CASS Case Type: Invalidation/ Reformation DISTRICT COURT NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT  Court File No. 11-CV-13-2397  AMENDED SUMMONS _______________  FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WALKER, Plaintiff, v. PHIL L. More...

Todd County Health & Human Services

Minutes of the Meeting of the Health & Human Services Meeting held January 28, 2014   CALL TO ORDER  The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Todd County Historic Courthouse in the City of Long Prairie MN on the 28th day of Jan More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

SCHOOL BOARD  MEETING #13  JANUARY 21, 2014  MINUTES  More...

No action taken on kickboxing permit

The Staples City Council declined to act on a request from Lefty’s Bar to close 2nd Ave. to host a kickboxing event with alcohol sales in April. More...

Historical society fund drive tops $25K

The Staples Historical Society’s fund drive to assist in second floor renovations and in the installation of an elevator at the historic Northern Pacific Depot topped $25,000 as January came to a close. More...

Jobs increasing, where are the people?

Statistics supplied by Staples Economic Development Director Jerel Nelsen show a steady increase in jobs in the city for the past 12 years, accompanied by a steady rise in average weekly wages. More...

 

News

MNsure future open enrollment deadline

As open enrollment reaches its final weeks, MNsure is reminding Minnesotans about two important deadlines that impact when coverage will begin.  SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014 – Plan selection and payment for the first month’s premium is d More...

Business of 30 years appreciates Staples

In March, Wayne and Anita Wilson are celebrating 30 years of running Wayne’s Electric business and are pleased with their decision to return to Staples 13 years ago, ahead of their schedule to retire in the city.  More...

Todd County board reviews Rainbow Rider fund deficit

At the Feb. More...

Opinion

Staying warm this winter

Having a warm place to call home is a necessity during these cold winter months. Especially here in Minnesota, where winter temperatures have plunged to record lows. More...

Searching for a vibrant city

Small town diet

An enormous shadow hangs over every discussion of downtown Staples. More...

Happy to be here

Thank you to all the Staples Elementary staff, students and families. I have felt so welcomed and appreciated in the time that I have been here. I am excited to continue on in my role as principal. More...

Life Currents

Staples Motley FFA hosts Region II event and elections

The Staples Motley FFA Chapter hosted a Region II interview event on Feb. 7. Those from the chapter that applied for their Minnesota State FFA Degree were Christina Smith, Alexus Jordan and Jared Reining.  More...

FFA Region II officers elected

Region II officers elected Feb. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Philip and Jessica Stanley of Breezy Point, a baby boy, Troy Joseph weighing seven pounds, nine ounces on Feb. More...

Sports

Cardinals scramble to win first playoff game

The Staples Motley boys basketball team made the best of their first home playoff game in three years, winning a close game against Pierz on Feb. 27. They followed that with a good effort in a loss to Sauk Centre, 61-48 on March 1. More...

Peterson, Erpelding have state success

Drew Peterson and Alex Erpelding both won matches at the state wrestling tournament but they also both lost before the medal rounds and did not come home with a place.  “They both wrestled with a lot of heart and a lot of intensity,” More...

Walthall, Riewer take MSUM to new heights

A pair of Staples natives helped the Minnesota State University Moorhead men’s basketball team to its first conference title since the 1981-82 season.  More...