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Old Wadena event includes well known entertainers

Long time favorites Curtis and Loretta, plus hometown favorite Erik Koskinen are just two of the performers slated for the stage at this year’s Old Wadena Rendezvous.  The annual rendezvous and folk music festival is set for Saturday and S More...

Spain and Italy: ‘Trip of lifetime’ for youth

“We have the best view of the city from our room because we’ve got four balconies,” bragged some.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Memories made at Two Rivers Music Fest in Motley

‘The Millers’ on parade The Miller family float, “We’re the Millers,” was one of several entries in the Two Rivers Music Fest parade in Motley July 26. More...

Hundreds attend Growler’s Gathering in Leader

Redneck pool With temperatures pushing 80 degrees July 26, the ‘redneck pool’ in Leader was a popular hangout for kids. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs) More...

Leader Area Lions receive ‘Friend of 4-H’ award at Cass County Fair

The Leader Area Lions were recognized recently at the Cass County Fair in Pine River as a ‘Friend of 4-H’ by the 4-H Ambassadors.  Representing the Lions and accepting the certificate at the awards program were Walt and Lucille Sowe More...

Letters

Adopt welcoming attitude

Thank you, “Grandma  In The Hood,” you made my point. When I appeared at the Staples City Council,  I complimented the Chief of Police, Matt Gottschalk, on what I perceive as a “friendlier” police force. More...

Great educational opportunity

I am writing this letter as the parent of a child who graduated in May of 2014 with the first class from Connections High School in Staples.  More...

Current Happenings

Todd Menton to perform solo show at ‘Music in the Park’ series in Staples

Lead singer for folk-rock band Boiled in Lead; Edgy Celtic music

Todd Menton of Minneapolis, known for his “Edgy Celtic/eclectic folk and original music” will perform a solo show at Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, August 3, at 7 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...

Chili Cook Off teams needed

The Staples Railroad Days Chili Cook Off is still in need of teams. The event will be Saturday, Aug. 23 in downtown Staples, from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  More...

Obituaries

Velma Gedde

Velma Gedde, 83 of Staples, died July 22, 2014 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services were held July 28 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. More...

Gary Finn

Gary Lee Finn, 55, of Motley, died July 23, 2014 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  In honor of Gary’s wishes, no funeral services will be scheduled.  Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples.  Gar More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Health & Human Services

Minutes of the Meeting of the Health & Human Services Meeting held June 24, 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 24th day of June, More...

Public Notices

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 con More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

School Board Meeting #20, 7 p.m. June 16, 2014   Minutes  More...

Progress seen on development but no firm action taken yet

Economic Development Director Jerel Nelsen updated the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) Board about ongoing progress in manufacturing, child care center and movie theater.  More...

Olsen brothers star in play about brothers

Sam Shepard’s ‘True West’ to be presented in Staples August 13, 14, 15 and 17

Brothers Matthew Olsen and  Christopher Olsen are back in  Staples rehearsing the lead roles of brothers Lee and Austin in  Sam Shepard’s play “True West.”  More...

Triathlon transition

From left, Jason Brill, Keith Porter and Kali Klimek emerge from the water after the quarter mile swim portion of the Lakewood Try A Triathlon at Dower Lake on July 26, on their way to the biking portion of the race. More...

 

News

‘Staples Sings!’ vocal contest Aug. 23, during Railroad Days

Amateur vocalists ages 15 - 25 will have the opportunity to compete in the “Staples Sings!” vocal contest Saturday, Aug. 23, during Railroad Days in Staples. More...

Upcoming Tom Sawyer performance

The Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre presents Tom Sawyer as this summer’s show, with two public performances on Friday, August 1 at the Centennial Auditorium in Staples. Show times are 5 and 7 p.m. There is an admission fee. More...

Specifics needed on issues with building inspector

At the July 22 meeting, council member Joel Quance said that he has heard from local contractors that they are having issues with the building inspector in Staples. Quance was concerned that it might be affecting development in Staples.  More...

Opinion

Give college grads real debt freedom

The U.S. Senate held a vote recently to bring up legislation allowing student debt holders to refinance old loans at lower current interest rates. The motion to debate the “Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act” (S. More...

World Breastfeeding Week supports mothers

August 1-7 is denoted as World Breastfeeding Week yearly. More...

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Life Currents

Lakewood Manor classes inspire senior citizens to improve health

Lakewood Manor, a senior living facility in Staples, is becoming a place where all area senior citizens can gather while they learn ways to live better with age. More...

Student achievements

JORDAN WICK, Staples, has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management for Spring semester, 2014. To qualify, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.67 for the semester. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Jeffrey and Sarah Sovich of Parkers Prairie, a baby girl, Sydney Faye weighing five pounds, 14 ounces on July 19, 2014.  Born to Travis and Allison Bjerketvedt of Baxter More...

Sports

Tough deer hunt rules in store

Inside the Outdoors

At the risk of being guilty of “me too-ism,” it’s hard to overlook addressing here what is certainly the hottest outdoor news of the week. More...

CC captains practice Aug. 4

The Staples Motley cross country team will begin captains practices on Monday, Aug. 4. Students interested in joining the cross country team are invited to the practices.   Practices will be held at the high school football field, at 8:30 a.m. More...

Triathlon racers

The men and team competitors at the second annual Lakewood Try A Triathlon, which had 47 participants. The top male competitors were Jason Brill 37:57, Zane Freeman 40:06 and Jon Willgohs 47:25. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)   More...