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St. Pierre and Johnson named Todd County Outstanding Senior Citizens

Bernie St. Pierre and Rodney Johnson were named the Todd County Outstanding Senior Citizens at the Todd County Fair on Aug. 15.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Ownership changes in store for Countryside Restaurant, Motley

Countryside Restaurant in Motley will be going through ownership changes in the next year, reports current owner Rod Hafften.  Hafften, who became full owner of the restaurant in 2002, will be turning over the reins to Kassie Myers of Leader and More...

Motley Police Dept. seeks long term officer

The Motley Police Department has been undermanned at times this summer. At the Aug. 13 Motley City Council meeting, Motley Police Chief Brian Madison said two of the part time officers left for other jobs this summer, with one coming back. More...

Open houses August 27, at MES, MSMS, Motley Family Ctr.

Open houses will be held at Motley Elementary and Motley Staples Middle School Wednesday, Aug. 27, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.; and at Motley Family Center (Early Childhood), 4 - 6 p.m.  More...

Current Happenings

Todd Co. HHS open house Aug. 26

Todd County Health & Human Services will host an open house on Tuesday, August 26 from 4:30-6 p.m.  All are welcome to attend a guided tour. More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

Special guest

Officer Jake Maros of the Staples Police Department was a special guest on the last day of summer school at the Staples Elementary School. More...

Obituaries

DeLyle Johnson

DeLyle Leroy Johnson, 86, died on Aug. 10, 2014 at the LHS Care Center, Staples. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at Faith Lutheran Church, 430 12th St. NE, Staples. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. More...

Dewey Jenson

Dewey Lloyd Jenson, Msgt Ret., 64, of Staples, died on Aug. 15, 2014 at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.  Funeral services were held Aug. 19 at Church of Christ Church in Staples, with Pastor Lee Paskewitz officiating. More...

Maris Snyder

Maris Robert Snyder, 90, of Staples, died Aug. 13, 2014 at the St. Cloud VA Center.  Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. More...

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Public Notices

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PUBLIC NOTICES

OFFICE OF THE MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE Certificate of Assumed Name  Minnesota Statues 333   The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. More...

Celebrating 125 years at Railroad Days

Staples will be celebrating its 125th birthday this year. And what better way to celebrate than with Railroad Days?  There are endless activities available that will appeal to everyone. More...

Gaugert century farm full of flowers, poetry, family

Robert Gaugert has been connected to his farm for nearly 90 years, after his father, Robert Sr., purchased it in 1913.  More...

 

News

School board debates student athlete policy

Should fifth graders be allowed to participate in student athletic programs? More...

Who has filed for school board?

In the article in the Aug. More...

Banner on display for quasquicentennial

At their Aug. 12 meeting, the Staples City Council approved paying $500 of the $900 banner that’s displayed near the Staples Depot, celebrating the Staples quasquicentennial, or 125th year.  More...

Opinion

Recollections of Staples and railroad

It’s been 55 years since I left Staples and occasionally I get back from time to time to see friends and relatives. I always take a slow tour around the town to see what’s changed. More...

Lessons not learned or now forgotten from Watergate

At the urging of daughters and a few friends, I’m looking back 40 years to the historic night of Aug. 8, 1974, in Washington, D.C. More...

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Life Currents

Family reunion

The annual Modrow family reunion was held August 2 at Pine Grove Park, Staples. Sally Ross, 92, center, is the last surviving member of the Modrow family. She shared the day with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Chet and Jeannie Wynn of Pequot Lakes, a baby boy, Wyatt Allen weighing eight pounds, 11 ounces on Aug. More...

SHS Class of ‘64 reunion August 23

The Staples High School Class of ‘64 will celebrate its 50th reunion Saturday, Aug. 23. More...

Sports

Football coach VanOverbeke makes change a good thing

Travis VanOverbeke is used to change. He attended three different colleges and has taught at a variety of schools in Minnesota. “It has been a lot of moving around, but it has been phenomenal,” said VanOverbeke.  More...

Swim program re-energized

New coaches, diving added

With a bunch of fresh faces and two new coaches, the Staples Motley/Verndale swimming team is showing a lot of energy during their early practices.  More...

Cross country teams combine experience, youth

Fifteen boys and fifteen girls attended the first week of the Staples Motley cross country practice, with more runners expected to join the team.  More...