June 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Two arrested for meth, stolen property

Thomas Penman, 31 and Melinda Walters, 35, both of rural Motley, were arrested on June 18 in connection to a search warrant at their residence at 31403 County Road 28, near Philbrook.  Methamphetamines and stolen property from four counties were More...

Caterpillar art

Madison Johnson and Lauren Rutten show their completed caterpillars, one of the projects at the children’s gardening class at Living Legacy Gardens June 18. See more photos on page 9a. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson).   More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Motley City Council approves bond sale for water treatment plant; and purchasing a new squad car

At a special meeting June 17, the Motley City Council approved two motions. More...

Morrison County burglary suspect apprehended

Michael Arndt, the man being sought for his suspected connection to several burglaries in the Randall, Little Falls and Pierz area, has been arrested.  The 34-year-old was arrested by Morrison County deputies and Little Falls police officers Jun More...

Sandbagging efforts in Sylvan Twp

Members of the Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) assisted the Cass County Sheriff’s Office in sandbagging a house on Little Red Sand Lake in Sylvan Township affected by flooding. More...

Letters

Homeless youth

There is tremendous power in working together to create change in our communities. On May 31 neighbors in Brainerd were a shining example.  More...

Current Happenings

June 30 is deadline for Community Awards

The deadline is Monday, June 30, for nominations to be accepted for the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation’s Community Awards.  The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation (SMACF) seeks to honor those who have contributed to the com More...

Dale Blanshan to speak at Wadena Depot July 3

Dale Blanshan will present a program called “Follow the Flag” on Thursday, July 3 at 7 p.m. at the Wadena Depot.  From the Revolutionary War to the present, the American Flag has thrilled patriotic hearts. More...

Mark Your Calendar

Weekly events   ONGOING EVENTS POSTED LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH:  AA MTG Mondays, 8 p.m., Motley United Methodist Church. For info., 218-639- 9743.  More...

Obituaries

Kenneth Holst

Kenneth E. Holst, 66, of Shoreview, died June 15, 2014 in his home.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 7 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples, with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating. More...

Rebecca Martinson

Rebecca Joy Martinson, 56, of Staples, died June 22, 2014. at Lakewood HEalth System, Staples  Funeral services will be held at Thomastown Covenant Church in Staples, on Friday, June 27 at 12 p.m, with Pastor Nathan Hillman officiating. More...

Robin Sandberg

Robin Sandberg, 89, of Pillager died June 20, 2014, in Pillager at Riverside Assisted Living.  Funeral services were held at First Lutheran Church in Pillager on June 25. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

School Board Meeting #18 May 19, 2014   Roll Call was taken with Longbella, Freeman, Schmitt, DiGiovanni and Winkels present (comprising a quorum) (Anderson joined the meeting later). Also present were Supt. More...

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CITY OF STAPLES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE APPLICATION FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT

NOTICE is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Staples will hold a public hearing at 5:00 p.m. More...

Home daycares seek links with schools, counties, public

Members of We Care, a group of family daycare providers in the Staples area, cited a need for the public to know about their educational curriculum in a meeting with members of the Staples Economic Development Authority. More...

Lady Slippers in bloom

Pink and white Lady Slippers dressed up a ditch in rural Staples recently. The rare state flower usually blooms in that area for a couple of weeks every June. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)   More...

School board ponders request to skip a grade

Whether or not to allow a student to skip eighth grade at Motley Staples Middle School in order to attend Connections High School in Staples was a topic of discussion at the Staples Motley School Board meeting June 16.  The discussion (which las More...

 

News

Todd County to ask for disaster declaration

EDITOR’S NOTE: On June 19, two days after this meeting, Gov. Mark Dayton declared a State of Emergency in 35 counties. Todd and Morrison counties were included. More...

“Mykonos” featured in French magazine

Rose Edin, Staples watercolor artist, is featured in an eight-page article in the French magazine, “The Art of Watercolour”. A painting was also featured on the cover of this magazine. More...

Staples Police make arrests for car theft

On June 17, Staples Police recovered a stolen vehicle from Ottertail County. Police later arrested two individuals for the theft of the motor vehicle, Ona Kassera, 41, of Sturgeon Lake and Zachary Fleck, 25, of Henning. More...

Opinion

World War I began 100 years ago this Saturday

It was called the “Great War” and the “war to end all wars.” Unfortunately for mankind, there were even greater and more deadly, wars to come.  More...

Bipartisan momentum to build up infrastructure

This month, major bipartisan legislation was signed into law that will give Minnesota’s waterways, ports, flood protection and economy a big boost. More...

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Life Currents

Porter, Goter engaged

Wayne and Diane Goter of Mandan, N.D. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Terry and Crystal Erickson of Brainerd, a baby boy, Owen Lowell weighing five pounds, 12 ounces on June 13, 2014.  Born to Greg and Sara Imrick of Staples, a baby girl, More...

‘Science Camp’ at Staples Public Library

A two-day Science Camp at Staples Public Library “was a success,” says Ellen  Peters, Library Services  Coordinator at both the  Staples and Eagle Bend libraries. More...

Sports

Heavy June rains are a mixed blessing

Inside the Outdoors

Whether most Minnesotans know it or not, our state is the envy of many other parts of the country. More...

Martial arts trophies

Matthew Larsen, 6 participated at two martial arts tournaments, an invitational in Breckenridge, where he took a first in forms and third in board breaks, and an invitational tournament in Detroit Lakes where he competed against two competitors to ta More...

Chamber golf tournament champs

For the second year in a row the team from the Dawson Dairy Queen placed first in the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce golf tournament coming in from the nine-hole scramble with six under par. More...