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Gorton restores another Negro League legacy

William Binga’s role in baseball is now memorialized after he was forgotten for 60 years. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

One woman injured in twovehicle collision in rural Motley

A Pequot Lakes woman was injured in rural Motley July 7, when the van she was driving was hit by a car driven by a juvenile.  More...

MPD, MCSO reports

Recent law enforcement reports from the Motley Police Department and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office include the following:  The MPD reports that on June 27, Andrew Kronenberg, 25, was arrested during a traffic stop along Hwy 10 in M More...

Fun and food at Staples Farmers Market

Above: Mary Sperley of Staples bought lemonade from brothers Huntington and Gunnar Kleinschmidt at the Farmers Market in Staples July 3. More...

Letters

Relay For Life 2014

On Friday, July 18 you will have the opportunity to help make progress in the fight against cancer in our community and world.  More...

Cardinal Pride

I am proud to send a message to formally introduce myself back to the SM District and school community. It was a joy to visit with colleagues and students in the halls, offices, gymnasiums and weight room before school was out. More...

Current Happenings

Daybreak opens ‘Music in the Park’ series in Staples

Daybreak, one of Central Minnesota’s most versatile musical groups, will kick off the Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, July 13, at 7 p.m.  Expect to hear hits from the 40’s through today’s top classics; “Fro More...

Meet the candidates

Local people will have the opportunity to meet several candidates who are running for office this fall, at one place and at one time. The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 19, 4–8 p.m. More...

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program 218-894-2556   Suggested donation: $4. Call between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations. Menus are subject to change. Menus are subject to change. Serving at 11:45 a.m. sharp. More...

Obituaries

Judy Cantleberry

Judy Cantleberry, 77, of Scandia Valley Township, died June 30, 2014 at her home on Lake Shamineau.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 12 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley, with Father Joe Korf officiating. More...

Robert Rollins

Robert “Bob” Gene Rollins, 72, of Kendallville, Ind. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE MEADOW BROOK TOWNSHIP CANDIDATE FILING   The following Meadow Brook Township offices will be voted for at the State General Election to be held Tuesday November 4, 2014. More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held June 3, 2014   CALL TO ORDER  More...

Fourth of July on the farm

Scott and Sheila Becker hosted a Fourth of July kiddie parade on their farm east of Staples, as part of the 100 year celebration of the Riedel-Becker family farm. Around 200 relatives attended the event. More...

Local citizens among CLC Outstanding Alumni

Central Lakes College honored 75 outstanding alumni at a special recognition ceremony on June 21, at the Brainerd campus.  More...

 

News

MDVA offers disaster relief grants to vets

As a result of recent flooding and storms, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is offering Disaster Relief Grants for reimbursable expenses to Veterans in counties of Beltrami, Blue Earth, Brown, Dodge, Faribault, Freeborn, Goodhue, G More...

Lane closures Hwy. 10 by Motley and Cushing

Motorists may encounter daytime delays and work crews on both directions of Highway 10 between Motley and Cushing as segments of the roadway are reduced to a single lane through July 18.  More...

Highway 10 east of Staples closed July 9

Motorists traveling near Staples may have encountered stopped traffic and delays as all lanes of Highway 10 near 305th Avenue, two miles south of Staples, was expected to be closed intermittently between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. More...

Opinion

For business, grass is greener here

That anti-government refrain about Minnesota being too generous for workers - and thus, bad for business - always tends to grow louder as temperatures and political campaigns heat up.  But so far this summer we seem to be hearing a little less e More...

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Life Currents

Former resident head of California foundation

Michelle Lange, formerly of Staples and currently of Monterey County, Calif., has been hired as the Director of Development for the California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation. Lange is the daughter of Shirley A. Mueller, Staples.  More...

Student Achievements

BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY recently held its commencement ceremony at the conclusion of the 2014 Spring Semester. Local students who graduated include: o Daniel Schoon, Motley, Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. More...

Ness, Funk

Charles and Cheryl Funk of Sebeka announce the engagement of their daughter, Maria Funk, to Mitchell Ness, son of Al and Linda Ness of Staples.  Maria is a 2009 graduate of Sebeka High School and a 2012 graduate of the University of Minnesota, C More...

Sports

Outdoor lifestyle: sun damage better prevented than cured

Inside the Outdoors

“You might want to wait for this treatment until after the holidays,” the doctor said as he handed me the prescription he had just finished adding his signature to.  More...

McGuires help bring baseball to South St. Paul

Staples native Melba (Stone) McGuire and her husband Bill were featured in the SSP Voice for their role in expanding town team baseball in South St. Paul. More...

Little League action

The Staples Motley summer recreation Little League program plays on Mondays and Wednesdays in Staples. More...