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No salary increase for Todd County officials

In keeping with their earlier resolutions to offer no wage increases this year the Todd County board approved a resolution at their Dec. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

‘What ever happened to...?’

Duane Hendricks; 1980 Motley High School grad

Reporter’s note: “What ever happened to...?” is a periodic column which highlights stories of alumni from schools in Motley and Staples. More...

Backus woman’s efforts have helped Cass County 4-H’ers attend state fair

Thanks to Barbara Frederick of Backus, several Cass County 4-H’ers from the Motley and Staples area have received scholarships to attend the Minnesota State Fair. More...

Law enforcement reports

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Gregory Luberts of Cushing Dec. 22, in regard to damage to his 911 sign and post. There are no suspects.  On Dec. More...

Letters

Why I love Staples

Two events reminded me recently of the reason I love living in Staples.  More...

Difference maker

I hope that the students of Central Lakes College get their Christmas wish. My Christmas wish is that the school keeps Diane Wuollet, Director of Disability Services. She has true dedication and a heart for her students. More...

Outdoor skating

I wanted to thank the city crew members for once again putting a skating rink on the south side of Staples by the fire station. The ice surface is excellent. I want to encourage parents and kids to check it out. More...

Life Currents

Lakewood welcomes Jessica Wilmes as new midwife

Jessica Wilmes, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and Certified Nurse Midwife ( CNM) is the newest member of Lakewood Health System’s Women’s Health team. More...

Memories of Staples

EDITOR’S NOTE: These memories of Staples are shared with us by Eileen Jaeger O’Brien via Donna Miller. They were written by Eileen’s mother, Cecelia Robinson Jaeger, at some point before the Centennial in 1989. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Nick and Jenny O’Reilly of Baxter, a baby girl, Adrienne Ruth weighing six pounds, 15 ounces on Dec. More...

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the con More...

Todd County Health & Human Services

MINUTES of the Health & Human Services Meeting held November 25, 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 25th day of November, 2014, More...

Little local reaction to transportation sales tax

In January of this year, Todd County started a one-half percent sales tax, while Wadena County is continuing their onehalf percent sales tax that started in 2014. Both sales taxes go for road projects to improve transportation in both counties.  More...

Lakewood’s first baby in 2015

Lucas Joe Buck was born January 2, at 4 a.m., the first baby to be born at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. He weighed seven pounds and was 21 inches long. Parents are Chandra Rogers and Mickey Buck of Menahga. More...

Former POW creating a healthy life in Staples

Bob Hall is enjoying life after moving to Staples a few months ago. He is a former prisoner of war after being captured during the Korean War, but he didn’t make the official POW list because he was only in the enemy hands for three days. More...

 

News

Todd County approves child support contract

The Todd County Commissioners approved an agreement with Morrison County for child support program supervision at their regular health and human services meeting Dec. 23. More...

Bus drivers learn behavior techniques

Student behavior on school busses is a concern for every school district. Kids of all ages ride the bus, and generally have nothing to do. Behavior can sometimes can get out of hand. More...

Staples Police report includes four arrests

On Dec. 29, the Staples Police Department recieved a complaint of a dog attack on the 700 block of 7th St NE. The woman said a dog ran at her and attacked her and her dog. More...

Opinion

Is there a difference?

Years ago the electric utilities were the good guys. They brought light into a dark world, made life-changing appliances possible and helped all manners of business to become more productive. More...

When does the school close due to cold weather?

Staples Motley Schools

Having been a superintendent for over nine years this was a question I was rarely asked until the Governor closed schools across the state due to cold weather last year. More...

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The Great American Think-Off releases 2015 essay question

The 2015 Great American Think-Off has released the philosophy question for its 23rd annual essay competition. More...

Staples Public Library sets January activities

The Staples Public Library is offering the following programs.  Reading Roundhouse Storytime – Jan. 12   Children from two to seven years old are invited to Reading Roundhouse Storytime at the Staples Public Library; Monday, Jan. More...

Mark Your Calendar

January 8   WIC NUTRITION EDUCATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM Thurs., Jan. 8, Staples Family Center, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. For info., 320-732-4456.  January 10   More...

Sports

Cardinal girls win Little Falls holiday tournament

The Staples Motley girls basketball team won both of their games at the Little Falls tournament Dec. 29- 30, overcoming two different styles of play by their opponents. More...

Lundgren to be honored with UMD Hall of Fame induction

Former Staples wrestler Trevor Lundgren is one of six athletes to be inducted into the University of Minnesota-Duluth Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. More...

Wrestlers learn from tough competition

The Staples Motley wrestling team lost five dual meets in a row, two at Pine River on Dec. 23 and three in a home meet on Jan. 2.  “We got a good look at where we need to be,” said Coach Dave Anglin. More...