June 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Mears hopeful after stem cell treatment

For Tim Mears of Staples, an unproven treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is helping him beat the condition for at least a little longer. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Minnesota Power launches sustainable forestry initiative named ‘Rajala Woods’

Property near Pillager to benefit from project

In recognition of former ALLETE, Inc. More...

Donation of plants

Warren Mertens’ science class at Pillager Area Charter School donated all of their greenhouse plants to Harmony House in Motley. Above, from left are Abby Johnson, student, Kim Voge, Harmony House Program Manager and Jordon Liebeg. More...

Two injured in off road accident

Aaron Virnig and Chris Medek, both of Pierz, were injured when the Chevy pickup Virnig was driving down a trail near 213th and Melody Road went off the trail and hit a rock.  Virnig, 40, had minor injuries. Medek, 27, was transported to St. More...

Letters

Community awards

It has now been ten years since the event to celebrate the life’s work of Dr. Duane R. Lund’s many gifts to our community morphed into the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation Awards Celebration. More...

Current Happenings

Community meetings part of supt. interviews

The Staples Motley School District is searching for a new superintendent and the public is invited to be part of the process.  Community meetings have been scheduled with each of the three finalists. Those sessions will be from 5-6 p.m. More...

Lamp Camp 2015 performance is June 19

Lamplighter Community Theatre presents Lamp Camp 2015, “Under the Sea” with a free public performance Friday, June 19 at 7 p.m., Centennial Auditorium, Staples.  More...

Volunteers needed for playground installation

Volunteers to assemble the new Staples Elementary School playground are asked to come any time during the work day and into the evening from Monday, June 22, until Thursday, June 25, to help build the new structure. More...

Obituaries

Beverly Shea

Beverly Jean Shea, 89, of Staples, passed away on June 13, 2015, at her home surrounded by family.  A private family celebration of Bev’s life will be held at the Taylor Funeral Home in Staples on Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 3 to 5 p.m. More...

Carol Berg

Carol Berg, 86, of Chokio, died May 28, in St. Paul.  Memorial services will be held Friday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Chokio, with Rev. Gloria Anderson officiating. More...

Donald Roline

Donald Roline, 87, of Staples, passed away June 12, 2015, beside his beloved wife, Betty, at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  More...

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Public Notices

TODD COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 215 FIRST AVE. SOUTH LONG PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA 56347 320-732-4420  PUBLIC NOTICE   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Thursday June 25, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MAY 19, 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 19th day of May, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. More...

Nelsen hired as Staples City Administrator

The Staples City Council approved hiring interim City Administrator Jerel Nelsen as the permanent administrator at their June 9 meeting.  The council did not discuss the decision at the meeting and approved the hiring unanimously, dependent on c More...

Fine arts now on school fee schedule

A new fee schedule including fees for fine arts was approved by the Staples Motley School Board at their regular meeting June 15.  The board also approved a communications contract with J & J Solutions, LLC, a local marketing and public rela More...

 

News

ATV accidents reported

On June 13, at approximately 7:20 p.m., the Todd County Sheriff’s Office and Staples Police responded to a 4-wheeler accident with injuries in Fawn Lake Township.  More...

Luman plays 126 holes to raise money for MS

Preston Luman couldn’t wait to get up the morning of June 11. He woke up at 4 a.m. at his Lakeshore home, got his golf equipment ready and drove to Staples. More...

Wadena Co. Human Services employees join AFSCME

At a vote taken several weeks ago, the employees of the Human Services Department of Wadena County chose AFSCME Council 65 as their exclusive representative. More...

Opinion

Budget bills passed at special session

It looked like the setting for a mock legislative session: Instead of desks and nameplates on the floor of the Minnesota House, there were theater-style seats assigned by slips of sticky paper, while a small lectern stood in for the Speaker of the Ho More...

DFL perspective

At the end of the 2015 legislative session, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed three bills because he knew they could be better. After the conclusion of the special session, we can appreciate Gov. Dayton’s actions; his vetoes did improve the bills.  More...

Special session report

On Thursday evening, June 11, legislative leaders and Governor Dayton agreed to a one day special session that was Friday, June 12 and concluded in the early hours of Saturday, June 13. More...

Life Currents

Lt. Chantel Meech

Chantel Meech, daughter of Brian and Dawn (Ludovissie) Meech, Fergus Falls, graduated Magna Cum Laude from North Dakota State University, Fargo ND,, May 16, 2015, with a bachelor of science degree in Business Management and a minor in Aerospace Studi More...

The Deweys in Staples

Levoy and Cleon Dewey, songwriters, musicians, parents of two and grandparents of five, will be ministering at the Staples Assembly of God Church, Sunday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. More...

June birthdays celebrated

Staples Senior Citizens celebrating their June birthdays are Arlene Grover and Dean Paskewitz. Both were recognized at the monthly birthday party held in the Senior Citizen’s room at the Staples Community Center June 9. More...

Sports

Cardinal trap team enjoys their most successful season

The Staples Motley High School trap team participated in the MSHSCTL State Championship qualifiers on June 13.  The Cards competed with 32 teams in Class 3A with nearly 800 shooters participating on third day of the six day event. More...

Israelson climbs leader board on day two at state

Consistency proved to be the key for Andrew Israelson as he jumped eleven spots on day two of the state golf tournament, while shooting the same score as day one. He finished tied for fourth place after sitting in 15th place on day one.  More...

MN Wild ‘15 Tour drops puck in Wadena

Minnesota Wild hockey players will be in Wadena Wednesday, June 24, from 1-2 p.m. at The Depot, 100 Aldrich Ave. More...