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Citizens and haulers protest fee increase

Todd County Solid Waste Public Hearing

The Todd County Solid Waste Department held a public hearing on Sept. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Open house at Pillager Fire Hall

The Pillager Area Fire and Rescue will hold an open house Thursday, Oct. More...

Motley Police, MCSO reports

The Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) reported the following:  On Sept. 28, the MPD issued citations to Cody Rivetts, 18, for speeding and failing to signal. Rivetts was stopped at 4th Ave. More...

Cover crops still an option

Cover crops serve an important function in our agricultural ecosystems and are much under utilized. More...

Letters

Support, promote, enjoy the arts

Let me just tell you. Staples was singing on Saturday night.  If you didn’t get to Real Men Sing, you missed the best concert of the year by far. More...

Twenty-five years of teaching

I call this year’s class my “Silver Anniversary” class. Celebrating my 25th year of teaching has caused much reflection on my part. More...

Current Happenings

Wadena County Historical Society Annual Meeting Oct. 14

The Wadena County Historical Society will hold their 76th annual meeting on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Wadena Elks Lodge, 647 Jefferson Street North. The public is invited to attend. More...

Preparing for disasters, training offered Oct. 15

“Can you survive a three-day power outage, no electricity, no travel, no water and no heat?”  These are questions posed by the Todd County Council on Aging, who will address these issues at a community preparedness training Wednesday More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14 in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

Obituaries

Geraldine Hines

Geraldine “Deanie” Judith Hines, 66, of Brainerd, died on Oct. 4, 2014 at Essentia Health/St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. Funeral services were held Oct. 8 at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. More...

David Mohr

David Michael Mohr, 61, of Brookline, Mass., died Aug. 12, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Motley United Methodist Church. Visitation is one hour prior to services in the Fellowship Hall. More...

David Knudson

David Kevin Knudson, 56, of Browerville, died Oct. 4, 2014 at his home. Funeral services are not scheduled at this time. Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. More...

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Public Notices

STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP MANAGEMENT AND CIRCUL ATION   More...

School board candidates to meet in forum

The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation is hosting a forum for school board candidates Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 7-8:30 p.m. More...

Fall ride

On a brisk Oct. 7, family members took a scenic horseback ride near the Alice B. Marsh Landing along the Crow Wing River near Staples. Left to right: Amy Rutten and son, Ben, Jacque Doll and Julie Peterson with grandson Oskar Doll. More...

 

News

NJPA helping cities, counties with training

The NJPA oil train safety seminar was one of their new line of trainings offered free of charge to cities and counties in the region.  More...

Properties

Thomas Murdock, Ph.D, gave area firefighters a look at a sample of the Bakken crude oil, which is similar in viscosity and flamability to gasoline. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Standing room only at ‘Real Men Sing!’ event

Over 700 people (not counting the approximately 500 singers) attended the “Real Men Sing!” choral festival in Staples Oct. 4. More...

Opinion

Newspapers: Living, breathing, caring

What do you care most about in life?  Most of us would put family at, or near, the top of such a list. Friends would be there. So would our jobs or businesses, our livelihoods. Our homes.  Maybe our pets. Our hobbies and pastimes. More...

Newspapers create sense of community

There are hundreds of beautiful towns in the United States. And each of them has a claim to fame. More...

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Life Currents

Storbakken, Conway

Inga Storbakken and Patrick Conway were married on July 12, 2014, at Schaar’s Bluff/Spring Lake Park Reserve in Hastings.  Inga is the daughter of Ron and Sue Storbakken of Staples. More...

Community meal

Over 180 people were served at the free community meal Sept. 30, at the United Methodist Church in Staples. The community meals are sponsored by CARE Ministry and held at various churches in Staples and Motley each month during the school year.  More...

Serving dinner

Volunteers prepared and served dinner at this year’s first free community meal, sponsored by CARE Ministry and held at Staples United Methodist Church. More...

Sports

Cardinals finish high in two CC meets

The Staples Motley cross country teams took part in two smaller meets in preparation for the Mid State Conference meet at Detroit Lakes on Thursday, Oct. 9. The Cardinals ran at Sauk Centre on Sept. 30 and at Ottertail Central on Oct. More...

Tennis team earns top seed in section

The Staples Motley girls tennis team will defend their section championship as the number one seed, starting Thursday, Oct. 9 at Courts Plus in Fargo. In preparing for the section, the Cardinals defeated Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 6-1 on Sept. More...

Football team shows progress against state’s top ranked team

The Staples Motley football team had some positive plays against the state’s top ranked team Hawley on Oct. More...