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A Dower Lake campfire

“We come here every year to camp,” said Terry Meyer (above far left) of Staples. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Motley Fair’s demo derby draws a crowd

Thirty-five drivers from across Minnesota competed at the recent Demo Derby in Motley, held at the fairgrounds during the Motley Fair.  “It was amazing,” Motley Fair Board Vice President Jason Olson said of the demo derby. More...

Full house at Motley Fair’s demo derby

The demo derby was a popular attraction during the recent Motley Fair. There were 35 drivers who traveled from across the state to compete for cash prizes in three different classes. More...

Pillager Fair receives $10,752 grant

The Cass County Fair in Pillager has been awarded a 2014 County Fair Arts Access and Cultural Heritage Grant - Equal Share - in the amount of $10,752.69.  More...

Letters

Amateur Baseball

First I want to say thank you to the Staples World for supporting the efforts of the Staples Amateur Baseball Association, in the rebuilding of Pine Grove Field and by sharing with the community the progress of the project.  More...

Current Happenings

Todd County’s ‘Breakfast on the Farm’ July 12

2014 ‘Breakfast on the Farm’ is at the Solid Rock Dairy hosted by Lee and Laurie Paskewitz

This year’s ‘Todd County Breakfast on the Farm’ will be held Saturday, July 12, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Solid Rock Dairy in rural Browerville. More...

48 Across the 48: Carolyn Held Memorial Bike Ride

Minneapolis pianist and composer George Maurer is about to embark on a once in a lifetime bicycle journey across the country to raise money for cancer research in the name of a late friend who completed her own journey for a larger cause.  More...

Mark Your Calendar

July 5   ‘MEET THE LINDBERGHS’ TOUR Saturdays, July 5 and 19, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, 1620 Lindbergh Dr., Little Falls. For info., 320-616-5421.  July 8   More...

Obituaries

Daneen Olson

Daneen M. Olson, 76, of Staples, died June 30, 2014 at Lakewood Health System in Staples.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 3 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, with Father Joe Korf officiating. More...

Michael DeWald

Michael James DeWald, 25, of Motley, died unexpectedly June 29, 2014 in Oylen.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 5 at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow until 6 p.m., at 29063 430th Street, Browerville.  Arrangements are with th More...

Harmony Russo

Harmony Gabrielle Russo, 29, of Brooklyn Park, died June 26, 2014.  Funeral services were held June 28 at Motley Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Burial was at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Health & Human Services

Minutes of the Meeting of the Health & Human Services Meeting held May 27, 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 27th day of May, 20 More...

Public Notices

TODD COUNTY 2014 BRIDGE REPLACEMENTS CLOSING DATE: July 29, 2014   Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m., July 29, 2014 by the Todd County Public Works Director/Engineer and County Auditor/Treasurer at 44 Riverside Drive, Long Prairie, M More...

Ordinance appeal denied

The Staples City Council seemed open to working with residents on the timeline for cleaning up nuisance properties, but due to lack of information, they denied the one appeal they faced.  More...

DeWald killed in rollover

Michael DeWald, 25, of rural Motley, was killed in a one vehicle rollover reported at 1:30 a.m. More...

Cooling off

MacKenzie Werder (front left) and her mom, Kaitlyn Werder of Sartell, cooled off in Dower Lake June 28. Pictured in back, from left, are Jenny Anderson, Austin Olson and Isaac Olson, all of Little Falls. More...

Smith’s Kinship role is to help kids succeed

As the new Kinship Program Coordinator for the  Staples and Motley area,  Heidi Smith has found that working for the mentoring program is a great way to help kids.  Volunteering as the  More...

 

News

Steampunk photo shoot at Staples Depot

Photographer Jen Salvevold of Breezy Point organized a steampunk themed photo shoot at the Staples Depot June 29. More...

Like mother like daughter

Holly Lehman, left, and her daughter Kennedy Monson were two of the models for a steampunk photo shoot at the Staples Depot June 29. More...

Steampunk cell phone?

Neli Volz, left, and Ben Sabas of Pine River posed for the photo shoot with a lantern made especially for the occasion. The photographer Jen Salvevold and her father custom made many of the props. Volz sewed her outfit for this shoot. More...

Opinion

Many participants and volunteers are needed for Railroad Days

Dear Community Members and Businesses,  It’s that time of year again.  The Staples Motley Area Chamber is in the process of making plans for this year’s Railroad Days Celebration which will take place August 21 to 24. More...

Facts from the Census Bureau about July 4

Number of signers to the Declaration of Independence - 56.  Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston comprised the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration. More...

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Life Currents

Staples native graduates from medical program

Dr. Sara Nelson, Staples native, recently graduated from Residency in Internal Medicine from Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wisc.  Dr. More...

Cain, Quiroga

Engagement

Teri Cain of Staples and the late Dr. William Cain of Bismarck, N.D. announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Cain, to Felipe Quiroga, son of Louis and Gloria Quiroga of Bogota, Columbia.  More...

Restored statue to be donated

Bothers (l-r), Joel, Jerry and Bud Rengel, along with a statue of the Virgin Mary they are donating to Sacred Heart Area School from the Rengel family, in remembrance of their parents, John and Rose Rengel. More...

Sports

Boys and girls of summer

The Staples Motley summer recreation baseball leagues are playing Monday and Wednesday evenings. Pictured, PeeWee league players make plays on the ball. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)   More...

A fish in the hand . . .

Inside the Outdoors

When we come home fishless after time spent in a boat, or in a pair waders, some of us may say philosophically that “It was good just to be out on the water.” There’s nothing necessarily dishonest about that.  More...