April 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Council approves substation contracts

At their March 25 meeting, the Staples City Council approved a bid to construct a new electrical substation for $589,233 to National Conductor Constructors of Brainerd. More...

What’s a little snow?

Justin Domogalla of Staples didn’t let a snowstorm stop him from biking around town March 27. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

‘Annie’ to be presented at Pillager School April 10, 11, 12, 13

The Pillager High School Music Department will present the musical, “Annie,” April 10 - 13, at the Performing Arts Center located in the elementary school cafeteria. Performances are as follows: o Thursday, April 10, 7 p.m. More...

Randall teen dies from injuries he sustained in two-vehicle crash

A 17-year-old Randall boy died March 29 from injuries he sustained in a car crash two days earlier.  According to the Randall Police Department, Charles Mellema, 17, was traveling north on Superior Ave. in Randall at approximately 11 p.m. More...

Reading across the school

At least 500 people (including students, parents, teachers and staff) lined the halls at  Motley School March  28, to participate in the ‘Read Across the School’ event. More...

Current Happenings

Birk to speak at ‘Men’s Night Out’ in Wadena

Tri- County Health Care’s annual “ Men’s Night Out” program will be held on Monday, April 14 at the Wadena Memorial Auditorium. More...

Long Prairie Orchestra features music of Russia

The Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra will present their spring concert, “Russian Reflections”, on Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School Auditorium.  More...

Upcoming programs at the library

The Staples Public Library is offering the following programs. LLAMA LLAMA STORY TIME – APRIL 11: Ages three to five are invited to a special Llama Llama story time in the Round House on Friday, April 11, 10:30 to 11 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Melvin Smith

Melvin A. More...

Sheila Stevens

Sheila Stevens, 55 of Motley, died March 28, 2014 at her home.  Funeral services were held April 1 at the Motley United Methodist Church in Motley with Pastor Greg Ciesluk officiating.  Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Chapel, Stap More...

David Lindblom

David L. Lindblom, 80 of Verndale, died March 25, 2014 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, N.D. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5 at the Verndale Chapel in Verndale with Pastor Nate Loer 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...

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...

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed bids will be received by the City Administrator of the City of Staples, Minnesota, at the City offices, 122 6th Street NE, Staples, MN 56479, until 1:00 P.M. More...

Daycare, realtor relations discussed

The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) board continued their planning discussion at their March 25 meeting and decided they want to know more if daycare opportunities are preventing some families from moving to the city of Staples and woul More...

Railroad Days planning more for downtown

Minnesota rocker GB Leighton will headline a day-long downtown celebration in Staples on Saturday, Aug. 23, according to the first Railroad Days 2014 announcement. More...

Todd County might raise trash costs

At a March 25 work session, Todd County Commissioners heard a presentation from Solid Waste Supervisor Jeremy Clasemann about the need to increase Todd County tipping fees charged to garbage haulers and county environmental fees charged to property o More...

Staples Host Lions chartered 75 years ago

This year the Staples Host Lions Club is celebrating 75 years of service to the community. The anniversary will be celebrated with a banquet at the Town’s Edge Restaurant on Thursday, April 10, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  More...

 

News

Riding in style

The people of Motley can expect to see a new vehicle rolling down the streets this year. More...

Wadena County decides on coordinator office

After months of discussion and indecision, Wadena County Commissioners have settled on where to place the new county coordinator temporarily when he or she is hired and begins work on May 1.  More...

Wadena Historical Society exhibit on display at Cozy Theatre

A new exhibit created by the Wadena County Historical Society is on display at the Cozy Theatre in Wadena. The exhibit showcases the 100 year history of the Cozy Theatre which had its grand opening in March of 1914. More...

Opinion

Financial myths busted

Lakewood Health System

With the cost reductions we have been required to take because of health reform, questions about our financial position at Lakewood Health System (LHS) have arisen. More...

Preschool Enrollment Fairs are April 8 and 15

Staples Motley Schools

Staples Motley schools have a strong tradition of excell ence. This inc ludes programm i n g for our youngest learners. More...

Greatest generational transfer of wealth

The 2013 Legislative Session adjourned last May with unprecedented tax and spending increases. During the interim an insurance client came to visit me with news that he is leaving Minnesota. More...

Life Currents

Annual ‘Survivor’s Dinner’ for cancer survivors set for April 28

The Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group has been preparing for the annual ‘Survivor Dinner’ hosted by Lakewood Health System. Recently they made ribbons which will be presented to all cancer survivors at the upcoming event.  More...

Check Mates place second

in Brainerd Chess Tournament

The Staples Motley Check Mates Chess Club participated at the Brainerd Chess Tournament held March 29 at Forestview Middle School in Baxter. The K-3 grade division had three first time players with a total of five playing in this division. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Cameron and Amanda Matter of Sartell, a baby boy, Jameson Cory weighing seven pounds, 13 ounces on March 20, 2014.  Born to Randy and Autumn Nelson of Motley, a baby gir More...

Sports

Returning state athletes backed up by new faces

Despite five state qualifiers coming back for the Staples Motley track and field teams, including a state champion, Coach Jerry Reck said the big story for both the boys and girls teams will be the overall inexperience.  More...

Cardinal baseball team to rely on six seniors

The Staples Motley baseball team goes into the season with high expectations after losing two seniors from last year’s team that tied for first in the Mid State Conference with a 9-3 record.  More...

New faces of Staples Motley track and field

A group of Staples Motley sprinters warms up for practice on March 31. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...