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Pine Grove ‘transplants’

Staples Rotary members Al Kolling and Dan Orth dig sapling trees out of Pine Grove Park on June 1 to replant along the Legacy Bike Trail in Staples. The crew transplanted white pine and maple trees from a scrub area of the park. More...

Crawford knew many she recorded for cemetery

After nearly four decades serving as secretary for the Motley Public Cemetery Association, Patricia (Pat) Crawford recently resigned.  “ I was appointed as acting secretary in 1978 and secretary in 1979,” Pat wrote in her resignation More...

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Crow Wing Currents

The Motley Fair runs June 19 - 21

The Morrison County Fair in Motley opens Friday, June 19 and runs through Sunday, June 21.  This family friendly event offers something for everyone, including a lawn mower pull, magic show, demo derby, food, animal shows and a midway.  Sto More...

Motley Council reviews police department needs

Police department needs and unfinished work from a 2012 street project were among the main topics at the Motley City Council meeting June 8.  The council also closed the meeting for over an hour to discuss security issues regarding police patrol More...

Motley Police and County Sheriff reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Dept. More...

Current Happenings

Registration open for Staples Sings contest

The Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce and the Staples Motley Area Arts Council are sponsoring a ‘Staples Sings’ contest Aug. More...

Farmers market offers samples

The Staples Area Farmer’s Market Association’s Lakewood site will be offering samples Thursday, June 11, from 2 p.m. More...

Lamp Camp 2015

Lamplighter Community Theatre presents Lamp Camp 2015, “Under the Sea” with a free public performance on Friday, June 19 at 7 p.m. Above, left to right: Bryn Williams, Abby Seamann, Cade Bestland, Andrew Bates and Mel Litts. More...

Obituaries

Charles Gilleland

Charles E. Gilleland, 87, of Staples, formerly of East Grand Forks, passed away June 8, 2015, at the Veteran’s Hospital in St. Cloud.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 11, at 11 a.m. More...

Leslie Ash

Lesslie “ Les” James Ash, 86, of Verndale, died May 30, 2015, at his home.  Funeral services were held June 5 at the Verndale Alliance Church with Rev. More...

Richard Willoughby

Richard “ Dick” Willoughby, 79, of Cushing, died June 5, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family.  Memorial services were held June 9 ,at St. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MAY 5, 2015   More...

Todd County Health & Human Services

MINUTES TODD COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES MEETING April 28, 2015  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 28th day of April, 2015, at 9:0 More...

Wadena solid waste bonds rated AA+

Wadena County’s general obligation solid waste bonds of 2015 received a AA+ rating from Standard & Poor’s Rating Service. The $995,000 in bonds were sold to help pay for improvements at the county’s transfer station. More...

Mid-Central celebrates 40 years in Staples

Starting out as a small one-person operation, Mid- Central Federal Savings Bank in Staples has grown to a full service bank with seven employees. Along the way, banking has changed, the building has changed and they survived a robbery.  More...

‘Sprucing’ up Lions shelter

As part of their June 1 work day, the Staples Host Lions Club painted the shelter at Pine Grove Park. The shelter has a new roof after a tree damaged it last year. Now it has a fresh coat of paint. More...

 

News

Can committee members ‘testify’ on behalf of the county? Should they?

Commissioner Randy Neumann expressed his angst about citizens who are appointed to committees testifying before the legislature and presenting themselves as representing the county board. More...

Businesses seek help for grant

Paskewitz Millwork, Browerville, and An Open Book, Wadena, are asking individuals to support them in an effort to become eligible for a $100,000 grant through Chase’s Mission Main Street Grants.  Businesses need votes on Facebook by June 1 More...

Unity donates to Railroad Days

Unity Bank employees presented Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce Director Barb Cline with a $1,000 donation for Railroad Days. More...

Opinion

Recalling the Holocaust, speaking the truth

In another of his patented truth-to-power moments, Pope Francis triggered international debate recently by having the temerity to call genocide “genocide.”  More...

Who determines the use of school buildings?

Staples Motley Schools

This past year our school board has been working with a group of community people to look at the best use of our school buildings and create a long term facilities plan. More...

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Life Currents

Elementary school patrols recognized

On May 27, the last day of school, Bernie St. More...

Benefit meal and silent auction held

A fundraising event was held May 29, for the Ramsdell family of rural Verndale, whose family farm was destroyed by the April 11 fire near Aldrich/ Staples. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Roger and Elana Seibert of Wadena, a baby boy, Kaleb Landon weighing eight pounds, nine ounces on May 29, 2015.  Born to Elicia Delcourt and Kyle Erickson of Bertha, a b More...

Sports

Cardinals shine at state track

Five runners bring home seven state medals

All of the Staples Motley track and field athletes earned medals at the state meet as they all exceeded their section qualifying times to get onto the awards stand.  Zack Hofmann came into the state meet with the ninth best 400 meter dash, but h More...

Israelson one over at state golf meet

Andrew Israelson finished the first day of the Minnesota State Golf Tournament on June 9, with a one over par 73. That score puts him in 15th place midway through the event. More...

Deer population goals approved

New deer population goals have been approved by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for large portions of northeastern, north-central and east-central Minnesota, covering 40 of 128 deer permit areas in the state.  More...