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10 earned top awards at Section 6A

Staples Motley’s most talkative teens woke up early for the “road trip” to the Section 6A Speech tournament in Underwood April 5. More...

Wadena County reaches labor agreement

At the April 1 board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners approved a salary and benefit agreement with Friendly Rider Transit System employees, who were transferred to the highway department effective on that date.  The employees previously were More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Arnie Cole is the ‘2014 Pillager Citizen of Year’

Arnie Cole has been named Pillager’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ for 2014. The news was announced at the town’s Annual Fiddler’s Contest April 5. More...

Record amount raised for Motley Food Shelf

A total of $26,001 was donated to the Motley Area Food Shelf this past March, during Minnesota’s ‘Food Share Month.’  Sharon Stone, MAFS Director, said that this is the largest amount of money raised for the food shelf.  More...

Pillager’s 30th Annual Fiddler’s Contest draws a crowd

Thirteen fiddlers rosined up their bows to compete for cash prizes at the 30th Annual Fiddler’s Contest in Pillager April 5.  Sponsored by the Pillager Fair Board, the event is the group’s largest fundraising event each year. More...

Current Happenings

Mark Your Calendar

April 10 - 13   PILLAGER HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, “ANNIE” PERFORMANCES Thurs., April 10, 7 p.m.; Fri., April 11, 7 p.m.; Sat., April 12, 3:30 p.m. (NOT 2 p.m. as previously stated); Sun., April 13, 2 p.m., in the elem.cafeteria. 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...

Educational Opportunities

April 14   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP Mon., April 14, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care/refreshments provided. More...

Obituaries

Calvin Glockzin

Calvin D. Glockzin, 73 of Browerville, died April 1, 2014 at the VA Health Care System in St. More...

Gerald Iverson

Gerald “Bud” Aaland Iverson, 95 of Mahnomen, died March 30, 2014 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes.  A memorial service was held April 6 at the First Lutheran Church in Mahnomen. More...

Sports

Golfers goal: back to state

The reigning boys golf state champions have three members of their team returning this year. More...

Rec volleyball crowns champs

Seven teams played in this Co-Rec Division 2 Volleyball League at the Staples Community Center this season.  Teams included First International Bank, Penny Pinchers, Twisted Sisters, Lefty’s, Town’s Edge, Ace’s Wild, National J More...

Neil Jennissen receives Alumni Achievement

The St. Cloud State University wrestling team presented its Alumni Achievement Award to Neil Jennissen at its annual team awards banquet on April 4 in St. Cloud.  More...

Four county area still low in health rankings

For the second year in a row, the four counties in the Staples Motley area are ranked near the bottom of the state health rankings. More...

Todd County fills positions

At the April 1 county board meeting, commissioners hired and/or authorized the recruitment of candidates for eight positions made vacant through retirements, resignations and seasonal needs.  More...

SMHS Speech members going to state

The five Staples Motley speakers advancing to state competition are, left to right: Samantha Weyer, Jenessa Iverson, Spencer Svendsen, Kali Klimek and Chloe Litts. The state competition will be held in Blaine on April 12. More...

After the game

Alumni of Staples Motley High School and Staples High School were thrilled to meet up with fellow alum David Joerger at a recent NBA basketball game at Target Center in Minneapolis. More...

 

News

Adams, Kern, Krause re-elected to TWEC

Nearly 400 members and guests attended Todd- Wadena Electric Cooperative’s (TWEC) annual membership meeting on April 3 at Memorial Auditorium in Wadena.  More...

The shoe drops tonight

Who will the shoe fit? Hint: it’s not one of the village maidens in the Staples Motley High School production of Cinderella. The opening performance is Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. More...

Students learn finances through Reality Store

More than 70 local volunteers helped students from three school districts learn about keeping track of their finances by hosting a Reality Store at the Staples Motley High School gym on April 2.  More...

Opinion

Protecting Minnesota taxpayers from fraud

In 2012, a retired businessman from Circle Pines named Alan Stender was working to file his taxes on time. After completing all the forms and sending in his tax returns, Alan heard from the IRS there was a major problem. More...

Career and Technical Education expanding

Staples Motley Schools

Last November, the school board asked voters to approve a levy to provide additional Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities for our students. And voters responded with a resounding “yes!”  More...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Each year, county boards, governors and the president of the United States proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. More...

Life Currents

Coach Joerger ‘Groupies’

At least 40 people with Staples area roots attended the Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves game at Target Center April 2, to cheer on Staples native David Joerger, now head coach for the Memphis Grizzlies. More...

Before the game

Members of David Joerger’s family (including parents, siblings, aunts and uncles) grabbed a bite to eat at Hubert’s Sports Bar & Grill prior to the NBA basketball game at Target Center April 2. More...

Meet and greet time

Staples native Blaine Joerger (right), now of the Twin Cities area, spoke with Gretchen (Rach) Bestland, Staples, and other people from his hometown area following the NBA basketball game at Target Center April 2. 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...

Public Notices

TODD COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 215 First Ave. South Long Prairie, MN 56347 320-732-4420  PUBLIC NOTICE   Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. More...