November 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SHAS program

First and second grade students at Sacred Heart Area School read poems honoring veterans during their program held Nov. 11. The audience participated saying the Pledge of Allegiance and singing the National Anthem. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Local truck driver Jack Pate nominated for national award

The National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC) represents over 4,500 trucking companies in the U.S. and Canada that employ over 65,000 drivers collectively. More...

Ask A Trooper

Question: How long does a person have to change their driver’s license address?  More...

‘Unity Day’ at Pillager Elementary

Pillager Elementary School students took a stand against bullying during a recent ‘Unity Day’ event, hosted by the Pillager PTO (Parent Teacher Organization).  More...

Current Happenings

Dairy program signup extended

The deadline to sign up in the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for dairy producers has been extended until Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.  The MPP is a voluntary program and was established by the 2014 Farm Bill. More...

Orphan train speaker scheduled in Wadena

Author Renee Wendinger will present a program about the orphan trains on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Robertson Theatre in Wadena.  More...

Special education evaluations available

In response to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA 2004) Minnesota school districts must demonstrate that “all children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless More...

Life Currents

Nordell, Pierson

Wedding

Rachel Pierson of Pequot Lakes and Tyler Nordell of Staples were united in marriage April 19, 2014, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes. More...

Jares, Winters

Engagement

Keith Jares and Dawn Winters, both of Frazee, announce their engagement.  Keith is the son of Frank Jares, Sr. of Staples and Marlys Jares of Motley. More...

Fall play this weekend

The Staples Motley High School fall play, The Night of the Living Beauty Pageant, will be performed:  • Friday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m.  • Saturday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m.  • Sunday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held October 21, 2014   CALL TO ORDER  More...

Public Notices

NOTICE STAPLES MOTLEY ISD #2170 FOR SALE BY SEALED BID   Staples Motley ISD #2170 is selling 4.6 acres of land, parcel #38-4007700.  More...

Veterans Day observed at Staples Motley High School

Music, readings and tributes were all part of the Veterans Day Program held at Staples Motley High School Nov. 11. More...

Native American military tradition

Teresa Sorenson, Todd County Veterans Service Officer, backed by the Motley American Legion Color Guard spoke at the Veterans Day program held at the Motley school. More...

Many children hoping for their ‘forever home’

The Sampsons of Motley share their story during National Adoption Month

Five children have found their ‘forever home’ with Rob and Lorri Sampson of Motley...four by way of adoption.  “Life is so much fuller,” Lorri said, when asked how things in the Sampson household had changed since the arr More...

 

News

Wilson fills need with 4th Street Storage

A 16 unit storage building is now open in Staples.  Located at 1149 4th St. NE, just north of Staples Elementary School on the lot that runs along a drainage ditch, the idea for 4th Street Storage was that of Kurt Wilson of Staples.  More...

Scary costumes

Fifth grade students were ready to School Fall Festival. (Staples scare anyone coming to the Staples El ementary  World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Excited for the Fall Festival

Staples Elementary first grade students sat still long enough for a class photo before joining all of activities at the Fall Festival, sponsored by the Parent Teacher Connection. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Opinion

Regional thinking is shaping Staples area

Small town diet

People think of Brainerd and Little Falls as regional hubs in this area, with other lake locations drawing visitors from all over the state. More...

Not just one day, but a lasting commitment

Let me first state the obvious. Veterans Day is for those who return from war. Memorial Day is for those who have not survived. Two days to remind us in a multitude of ways how to remember, and also act. Our veterans need us now.  More...

Paradox in rural America

There are two closely held, and widely believed, narratives about rural America.  The narrative in the national media is a fatalist one. Rural places are dying. The people are leaving.  More...

Obituaries

Lael Wiegele

Lael Wiegele, 75, of Motley passed away November 3, 2014, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.  A memeorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. More...

Steven Taylor

Steven Taylor, 76, of Anoka, died November 7, at Homestead Care Facility in Anoka.  Funeral services were held Nov. 12, at Zion Lutheran Church, Anoka. More...

Daniel Seekins

Daniel Leonard Seekins, 67, of Cushing died November 3, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  More...

Sports

The deer hunting experience: more than antlers and venison

Inside the Outdoors

There are only a few events in the Minnesota sportsman’s year that approach near-religious significance. One of these is the fishing opener. A close second is the deer hunting opener. More...

A 15-pointer

Darren Heldman, Staples, shot this 15-point, 220 pound buck south of Staples in the early morning of Nov. 11. Heldman had attempted to shoot this same deer during bow-hunting season Nov. 4, but missed. (Submitted photo)   More...

Libby’s first deer

Eleven-year-old Libby O’Neil of Staples shot an eight-point buck in Bertha Nov. 8, opening day of Minnesota’s regular firearms deer hunting season. She was hunting with the Longbella family of Staples. More...