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SEDA looks at housing as jobs grow

The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) is pursuing a housing assessment agreement with AdMark Resources. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Wind storm near Oylen downs trees, damages Smith home

Strong winds downed several trees in the Oylen area of Bullard Township the evening of May 2, blocking roadways and crashing through the roof of one residence.  More...

‘What ever happened to...?’

Jim Bainer; 1981 SHS grad, now award-winning instructor

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

Motley Police, Morrison Cty Sheriff’s Office reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) include the following:  On April 22, MPD Officer Jason Borash issued speeding citations to Heather Vanwert, 19; and Chad Brooks, 36.&nb More...

Letters

Foster Grandparents

I’m writing to express my gratitude to all the wonderful Foster Grandparent Volunteers in our school district and to encourage others to participate in this great program.  More...

Rewarding work

I am a Foster Grandma at Motley Elementary working with all the students. If some need a little extra help with math, reading and spelling, I try to give them special time.  I love my job and love the kids. They are special to me. More...

Current Happenings

The dangers of texting and driving

Staples Police Officer Jacob Maros gave a presentation to Staples Motley High School students on April 24, about the dangers of texting and driving. More...

Staples Church of Christ to hold VBS June 1 - 5

Staples Church of Christ invites children ages three years through fifth grade to celebrate “Jesus Makes a World of Difference” at their Vacation Bible School June 1 - 5, from 6 - 8 p.m. More...

Staples City Council agenda

The Staples City Council will meet Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the Staples City Hall, 122 6th St. NE, Staples.  More...

Obituaries

Christine Marsh

Christine Joyce Marsh, 62, of Brooklyn Center, passed away April 27, 2015, at North Memorial Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family and friends after a lengthy illness.  A Memorial Service celebrating her life was held May 1 at Evans-N More...

Dorothy Trana

Dorothy Trana, 91, of Staples, died May 1, 2015, at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  Mass of Christian burial was held May 6 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Father Joe Korf officiating.  Interment was at Evergree More...

Larry Kenrick

Larry Allen Kenrick, 73, of Motley, died April 30, 2015, at the St. More...

Staples Motley Supt. Schmitz resigns, search underway

The resignation of Mark Schmitz as superintendent of the Staples Motley School District was accepted at a special meeting of the school board May 4. More...

City approves shortened administrator search

The Staples City Council will go ahead with a process to vet interim City Administrator Jerel Nelsen to see if he is qualified for the position and if he fits the city’s vision for that position.  More...

Area mothers share thoughts, advice

Staples World reporter Dawn Timbs caught up with several mothers recently (from 28 - 100 years old) and asked them a few questions about their role as ‘mom.’ Their responses are listed below. More...

 

News

Domestic incidents reported by police

April 27, Staples Police responded to a domestic at 1403 3rd St NE. On arrival, police attempted contact with Nathan Petro, 25, who fled on foot. More...

NJPA honors area ‘Teachers of Excellence’

Area teachers were honored April 29 at the National Joint Powers Alliance ( NJPA) Teachers of Excellence Awards Banquet. These teachers, chosen by their school leaders, exemplify commitment, expertise, and leadership in teaching. More...

Lions club donation

The Staples Host Lions Club recently donated $600 to the Staples Police Department. Pictured above, are Bob Mueller, president of the Lions club; and Police Chief Melissa Birkholtz. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)   More...

Opinion

Local reflections on the value of fishing

So, in a short while it will be the opening of fishing. I am becoming more concerned about it because fishing, like a lot of our outdoor sports, is becoming less popular with our younger people.  More...

School board outlines superintendent search

Dear Staples Motley School District Stakeholders:  More...

Legislative survey makes a few things very clear

I would like to pass along the results of a legislative survey I conducted in our district this session. Thank you to the hundreds of people who participated and provided me with valuable information on where local people stand on the issues.  More...

Life Currents

Fuhrman named outstanding educator by MnSCU

Central Lakes College Photographic Imaging Technology instructor Bruce Fuhrman was one of 35 educators to be named 2015 Outstanding Educators by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees.  Fuhrman received the honor on Apri More...

Paskewitz, Crye

Engagement

Lee and Laurie Paskewitz of rural Browerville are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay, to Aaron Crye, son of Chris and Roxy Crye, of LaCrosse, WI.  Lindsay is a 2007 graduate of Staples Motley High School.  The coupl More...

Scholarship available

Todd County American Dairy Association is sponsoring a college scholarship for Todd County dairy farm families that have a high school senior who wishes to further their education.  Students can plan on attending an accredited vocational/technic More...

Sports

Israelson wins two, girls playing well

Andrew Israelson was the medalist at two meets during a busy week for the Staples Motley boys golf team.  Meanwhile, the girls team started moving up in the standings with Olivia Klefsaas, Emily Ladd and Hailey Koenig leading the team to top-hal More...

Cardinals baseball team gets first two wins in doubleheader

Eric Kossan picked up two wins in one day and the Staples Motley baseball team avoided becoming O-for April with a doubleheader win on April 30. More...

Cardinal softball experiences ups and downs of game

The Staples Motley softball team had two completely different double-headers in a row, losing 20-3 and 19-2 to Perham on April 28 then beating Crosby-Ironton 25-0 and 19-3 on April 30. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

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 Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS APRIL 7, 2015  Call to Order   More...

Freshwater Education District Minutes

MINUTES REGULAR BOARD MEETING FRESHWATER EDUCATION DISTRICT #6004 Freshwater Ed. Dist. Office, Staples, MN April 22, 2015   More...