May 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Who oversees capital improvement plan?

Todd County Commissioners debate question

The question of who would implelment a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) was raised at the Todd County Commissioners April 28 work session.  More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Motley’s new water treatment facility now in operation

Council discusses variety of items at recent mtg

The City of Motley’s new water treatment facility has been up and running since May 6. More...

New police officer

Jason Borash of Randall is the new part-time officer for the Motley Police Department. His first day on the job was April 2. He is also a five-year veteran of the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office, at which he works fulltime. More...

Motley Police Dept., Morrison Cty Sheriff’s Office reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following:  On May 6, the MPD issued citations to Nizom Abdukadyrov, 25, for speeding and for expired tabs; and to Sam Vah More...

Letters

Appreciated career

Go back, if you can, to July 1981.  Jack Nelson and Judy Bjerga interviewed me and believed in a young woman right out of college. A few days later I was offered a job to teach first grade at, then called, North Elementary. More...

Current Happenings

2015 Baccalaureate service

Baccalaureate service for the Staples Motley 2015 graduating class will be held Sunday, May 17 at 7 p.m. More...

SM School Board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, May 18, at 7 p.m. at the Staples Motley High School media center.  More...

Staples Motley student art show

Three of the students who will have their works shown at the Staples Motley High School art show on Friday, May 15, are, from left, Kaitlin Spar, Kendra Beach and Karlee Morales. More...

Obituaries

Frances Reese

Frances N. Reese, 81, of Staples died May 7, 2015, at her home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 14, at 9 a.m. More...

Betty Crampton

Elizabeth “Betty”  Crampton, 88, of Staples died May 1, 2015, at Lakewood Health System Care  Center in Staples.  Memorial services will be held at the Lakewood  Health System Care Center on Saturday, May 16, at 1:30 p More...

Edward Vogel

Edward (Ed) Vogel, 70, of Staples, died May 11, 2015, at his home.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE MONT ROSE CEMETERY BOARD   The Mont Rose Cemetery Board will meet Monday, May 18 at 10 a.m.  The meeting will be held at the Countryside Restaurant in Motley, Mn. More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS APRIL 21, 2015  Call to Order   The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 21st day of April, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. More...

Todd County Health & Human Sevices

MINUTES TODD COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES MEETING March 24, 2015   The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Todd County Historic Courthouse in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 24th day of March, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. More...

Profile being built for superintendent search

What goals do you want your school district to achieve in the next three years and what strengths and challenges exist for achieving these goals?  What are the most important characteristics/ skills the next superintendent needs to possess to be More...

Lecy inducted into state FFA Hall of Fame

Del Lecy has been a part of FFA since his high school years, and FFA has become a part of him. “It gets in your blood, and when that happens it makes you stick with it,” said Lecy. More...

New owners seek county tax abatement

In about 60 days, Verndale residents will once again hear the sounds of hammers and power drills at Verndale Custom Homes. The business will reopen under new ownership sometime during July 2015.  More...

 

News

Results posted for FED, NJPA student art show

Regional student work was the highlight of an art show sponsored by Freshwater Education District and National Joint Powers Alliance at Centennial Auditorium in Staples.  Eight school districts participated in the art show which was open to the More...

Community forum

Approximately 30 people attended the community forum May 11 where input was sought into the selection of a new superintendent for the Staples Motley School District. More...

Lions help SM students

The Staples Host Lions Club recently donated $3,000 to the Staples Motley Dollars For Scholars (DFS); and $1,000 to the Staples Motley High School Grad Blast. More...

Opinion

A fair path forward

Why ‘net metering’ reform is needed

Minnesota electric cooperatives and municipal utilities are owned, managed and operated by the customers they serve. That means we aren’t focused on stock prices or far away shareholders. More...

Forgotten Children’s Fund makes life a little better for foster children

May is Foster Care Month

Riding a bike, attending summer camp and going to the prom - most of us would consider these childhood rites of passage. But for some children, particularly the state’s 12,000 foster children, they are not.  More...

Parents can restrict teen alcohol use

Parents, let’s talk.  As a community, we are united in caring about the safety and wellbeing of our students. We are entering a time of graduation parties and other summer celebrations. More...

Life Currents

Staples American Legion and Auxiliary

The American Legion Post #70 and Auxiliary Unit #70 held their annual dinner and meetings May 6, at the Lion’s Building in Staples.  Guest speaker was Melony Butler, Director of Eagle’s Healing Nest, located in Sauk Centre, a non-pro More...

Todd County Historical Society met

The Todd County Historical Society held its monthly meeting on, May 4, at the museum.  More...

SHS Class of ‘75 reunion

Contact info. needed for some

The Staples High School Class of 1975 will celebrate their 40th reunion sometime this summer.  Addresses are still needed for the following class members: Jane Anglin, Debra Billinger, Earl Hahn, Deb Harris, Mike Hassler, Mark Klaus, Bill LaDouc More...

Sports

Fishing opener frenzy is uniquely Minnesota: nice!

Inside the Outdoors

The 2015 Minnesota fishing opener is now in the books. In a state the size of ours it’s risky to make broad statements, but the consensus that is forming is that the fish were notably more ready to be caught than on many other openers. More...

Israelson, Klefsaas earn all-conference

The Staples Motley golf teams braved the cold, rain and wind on May 11 to each place third in the Mid State Conference meet at Ruttgers.  Andrew Israelson claimed the boys championship with a round of 74 and Olivia Klefsaas shot 83 for a fourth More...

Cards fall in doubleheader

The Staples Motley baseball team lost a doubleheader, on May 8, at Wadena-Deer Creek; 9-1 and 19-12.  In the first game the Cardinals scored first for an early lead but that was all the offense they could generate. More...