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Veterans Day programs

Veterans and the general public are invited to attend one or all three of the programs on Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 11, at area schools. More...

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Motley Police Dept., MCSO reports

Reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following:  On Oct. 29, the MPD received a call regarding a horse that was running loose near 38704 Hwy 10 in Motley. More...

Middle school volunteers at ‘Feed My Starving Children’

Thirty-four students at Motley Staples Middle School traveled to Coon Rapids Oct. 21, to volunteer at the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) packing site. More...

Fall Festival fun

Students at Motley Elementary enjoyed a number of activities during their annual Fall Festival. More...

Current Happenings

Crazy characters highlight high school fall play

What you see in real life is not what you will see on stage. More...

School board canvassing meeting

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 7:45 a.m. at the district office to canvass the returns of the Nov. 4 school board election.   More...

Mark Your Calendar

November 10, 11   DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP sponsored by Tri-County Health Care, Mon., Nov. 10, 3:30 p.m., TCHC, Wadena. For info., 218-631-3510, ext. 5376.   SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR sponsored by Staples Elem. More...

Obituaries

Dr. Sheila Froemming

Dr. Sheila Froemming, 39, Leaf Valley, and formerly of Staples, passed away November 2, 2014, at her home. Funeral services were held Nov. 5 at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church near Leaf Valley, and a memorial service will be held Thursday, Nov. More...

Sports

Plopper finishes CC career at state meet

Stephen Plopper finished the Minnesota State Cross Country meet in 96th place with a time of 17:27.  More...

Lorentz voted into St. Scholastica hall of fame

Former Staples- Motley High School standout Chris (Lorentz) Windschitl was inducted into The College of St. Scholastica Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 3 in Duluth.  More...

Placed in tournament

Matthew Larsen, left, and Levi Larsen, pictured here with Master Lolita Myers, brought home trophies from their first Tae Kwon Do tournament at Grand Rapids Oct. 25. Matthew placed second in sparring and third in forms. More...

Injunction granted on Blonigan residence

The City of Staples was successful in a request for a permanent injunction against city resident David Blonigan and property owner Rudy Bjerga, Jr., for repeated violations of the city’s nuisance ordinance at a home on the 900 block of Highway More...

As chamber director, Hunter looked at the big picture

“There will always be a special place in my heart for the community,” Amy Hunter said as she steps down after nearly five years as Director of the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce.  More...

 

News

Chamber undecided on replacement path

As Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce Director Amy Hunter steps down from her position, the chamber board of directors and president Dan Orth are working on getting a replacement but they face some roadblocks before they make a decision.  More...

NJPA awards $72,500 to Wadena County for drug agent position

The National Joint Powers Association (NJPA), based in Staples, has awarded a grant to Wadena County to fund a Drug Agent position for one year, beginning in 2015.  More...

Hadfield proposes collaboration

The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) spoke at length with Chris Hadfield, Dean of Career and Technical Education at Central Lakes College at their Oct. 28 meeting.  More...

Opinion

Veterans Day brings Staples depot memories

The year was 1953 in the town where I grew up, Staples. Mostly a railroad town but still a sleepy farming community too. I was 12 years old and at that awkward age - somewhere between a boy and a young man.  More...

The big question: Is our election system working?

Democracy is messy. It supposedly puts the people in charge of their own government and provides a mechanism by which they can elect representatives who will govern them the way they wish to be governed. More...

Letters

Rail safety

A recent article in this paper, “Staples is in middle of oil train safety issues,” failed to provide significant information from a key player in railroad safety - the railroad.  More...

Pet duty on the trails

I am a huge fan of the new biking/walking trails we have in the City of Staples. I have walked them nearly every day this spring, summer and fall. What a wonderful addition for the residents of our city to enjoy.  More...

Life Currents

‘Mittens and More’ will help area families

Mid-Minnesota Federal  Credit Union (MMFCU) is leading an effort to warm the hands and hearts of those throughout the community this winter season.  MMFCU will host a “Mittens and More Drive” through the month of November. More...

Halloween safety class

Members of the Staples American Legion Auxiliary Unit 70 visited first grade students at Staples Elementary School and Sacred Heart Area School (above) on Oct. 29. More...

Costumes, parade and games at SHAS

Students, teachers and staff, at Sacred Heart Area School, in Staples held their Halloween event on Oct. 31. Students enjoyed snacks, a parade and participating in game stations run by volunteer parents and grandparents.  More...

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Public Notices

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS   The Todd County (hereinafter referred to as Owner):  Staples Historical Society C/O City of Staples Mr. Crawford or Mr. Kajer 122 Sixth Street N.E. Staples, MN 56479   More...

Todd County Health & Human Services

Minutes of the Meeting of the Health & Human Services Meeting held September 23, 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 23rd day of More...