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Todd County Truth in Taxation meeting brings out large crowd, testy tempers

The Todd County Truth in Taxation meeting held Nov. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Live Drive-Thru Nativity in Pillager Dec. 17 - 18

A ‘Live Drive-Thru Nativity’ will take place Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. More...

Motley Police, MCSO reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: o The MPD received a report of theft from Orton’s BP in Motley Nov. 21. More...

Christmas lights

Bruce Brotherton, Utilities Supervisor in Motley, worked to put up Christmas lights downtown on Nov. 25. The lights were lit in time for Thanksgiving Eve, providing a festive welcome to travelers along Hwy 10. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs) More...

Opinion

What is an Accountable Care Organization?

Lakewood Health System

An announcement was published in  Staples World on Nov. 20 about Lakewood  Health System’s collaboration with Essentia Health-Brainerd on an Accountable  Care Organization (ACO). More...

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Staples Motley School District college readiness

Staples has a population of 2,907. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the poverty rate in Staples is 15.9 percent. That being said, there are 462 people in our community living in poverty. More...

Life Currents

Jacobs is new CRNA

Brian Jacobs, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), is the newest member of Lakewood Health System’s medical staff.  More...

Senior Citizens Calendar

Mon., Dec. 8 - 12 p.m. monthly board meeting; followed by cards - 500.  Tues., Dec. 9 - 11:30 a.m. Birthday/Anniversary Party, penny bingo.  More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Aaron and Jessica Funk of Sebeka, a baby boy, Cooper Douglas weighing eight pounds, 10 ounces on Nov. More...

Sports

Israelson scores 31 in wild basketball game

After building leads in the first half and in the second half, the Staples Motley boys basketball team could not keep up their frantic pace and lost to Pierz in the final minute Dec. 1, falling 85-89.  More...

Wrestlers show promise in early meet

The Staples Motley wrestling team had eight people place in the Wadena Deer Creek tournament on Nov. 29, including champion Alex Erpelding, who won the 152 pound bracket. More...

Deer antlers tell tales beyond bragging rights

Inside the Outdoors

For the last several weeks abundant space in local newspapers and outdoor publications has been devoted to a gallery of Minnesota deer hunting success stories. More...

SEDA talks about high wages in Staples area

The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) learned that over the past few years, Staples has risen to one of the highest earning cities in the area, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). More...

Crow Wing River study identifies impairments

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency ( MPAC) has concluded their study of the Crow Wing River Watershed that identified several lakes and streams that are impaired with contaminants.  There is a public comment period which ends Thursday, Dec. More...

Interim Chief Birkholtz reports to city council

The Staples City Council held a short meeting Nov. 25, to briefly discuss a few topics.  Since Chief Matt Gottschalk, was leaving Nov. 29, Interim Police Chief Melissa Birkholtz gave her first report to the council.  More...

 

News

Perish is new Staples Library Coordinator

Cathy Perish started as the Staples Library Service Coordinator on Oct.  27. Perish has spent nearly eight years with the Great  River Regional Library, and was the assistant coordinator at Eagle Bend before coming to Staples. More...

Depot walkthrough

Sixteen contractors and sub-contractors have shown an interest in the Staples Depot renovation project. A walk-through was held Dec. 1, before the bid deadline of Friday, Dec. 5. More...

Historic preservation

Architect Bill HIckey of Collaborative Design Group points out to the contractors the historic doors in the Staples Depot baggage room which are among some of the historical items that have to be preserved as part of the renovation.   More...

Letters

Connections is not a charter school

It has come to our attention that many people in the community still think that Connections High School (CHS) is a charter school.  We are not a charter school. More...

Angels

We would like to extend our thanks and sincere appreciation to all of those in the Staples area the morning of November 10 when we rolled our Ranger Pickup truck on eastbound Highway 10 just east of Staples.  More...

Current Happenings

Gary Timbs to perform Christmas concert

The Staples Motley Area Arts Council presents, “Gary Timbs - Afternoon of Christmas Songs,” at  Centennial Auditorium in  Staples on Sunday, Dec. More...

Community Christmas Concert set for Dec. 13

The Staples Community Center parking lot and parking areas near the west side of the Staples Motley High School have been full many of these cold winter evenings, with temperatures hovering close to zero it begs the question: What is bringing folks o More...

‘Christmas at the Depot’ Dec. 7

The Staples Historical Society will hold their ‘Christmas at the Depot’, Sunday, Dec. 7, from 1-3 p.m.  The Central Minnesota Boys Choir will be performing at 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Chandra Johnson

Chandra D. Johnson, age 57, of Motley, died Nov. 26, 2014, at St. Joseph’s-Essentia Health Hospital in Brainerd.  Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, Motley United Methodist Church. More...

Dorothy Wetzel

Dorothy Wetzel, age 88, of Belview and formerly of Olivia and the Browerville area, died Nov. 29, 2014 at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.  More...

Robert Smieja

Robert “Bob” Smieja, 84, of Browerville, died Nov. 25, 2014, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

OFFICE OF THE MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE Minnesota Limited Liability Company/ Article of Organiztion  Minnesota Statues 322B  The individual( s) listed below who is (are each) 18 years of age or older, hereby adopt(s) the following Articl More...