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SEDA looks at changes to director job

The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) Board could look to hire a director who specializes in marketing, communication and coordinating with local businesses. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

The Pillager Fair runs July 9 - 12

Stop by for music, food, mud runs and more

“Food, fun and games,” are on the agenda for the 117th Cass County Fair in Pillager, scheduled for July 9 - 12 at the Pillager Fairgrounds.  It’s the place to come to for music, horse judging events, broasted chicken and Kiddie More...

City council still discussing response time requirement for Motley Police Chief

The Motley City Council held a special meeting June 23, to discuss the response time requirement for the city’s police chief. More...

Two vehicle accident, Leader

The Motley Fire Department were first responders at a two-vehicle crash in Leader June 28.  No injuries were reported. More...

Letters

Todd County administration

Letter to the Editor

Todd County Board Chair David Kircher, I’ve noted that you have made the hiring of a county administrator a priority of the board and have sent you a similar letter prior to the recent Todd County Board of Commissioners meeting.  More...

Current Happenings

Deadline near for Community Awards

The deadline is Wednesday, July 15, for nominations to be accepted for the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation’s Community Awards.  The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation (SMACF) seeks to honor those who have contributed to the More...

Visit community solar garden

Members of the public, local community leaders, utilities, businesses, congregations, and schools are invited to join a discussion and tour of a community solar installation Thursday, July 9, 1-3:30pm at Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) in Pel More...

Arvig receives reports of an online scam

Arvig has been receiving reports of a potential online scam claiming to be market research conducted by Arvig. More...

Obituaries

Sylvia Reis

Sylvia Reis, 79, of Avon, died June 18, 2015.  Prayer Services were held July 1 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph.  Burial was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. More...

Doug Reger

Doug Reger, 56, of Verndale died unexpectedly at home, June 23, 2015.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held June 27, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples  Burial was at St. More...

John Kubitza

John R. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS JUNE 2, 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 2nd day of June, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. More...

Public Notices

NOTICE POPLAR TOWNSHIP BID REQUEST   Poplar Township is taking bids to rebuild and finish the first mile west of 71st Ave. on 56th St. East, Poplar Township, Cass County. Bids must be received no later than July 3, 2015. More...

Klamm may be new superintendent

At a special meeting June 29 the Staples Motley School Board passed a motion to enter into contract negotiations with Mary Klamm for the job of superintendent. More...

July 4 event to include paver dedication, lunch

The Staples Veterans Park paver and bench dedication will be held Saturday, July 4, at 11 a.m.  Following the program, the Staples All Veterans and Community Park Association will team up with the Evergreen Hill Cemetery Board to host a brat and More...

Community center to get new gym floor

The Staples City Council approved a five percent increase in the rental agreement with the Staples Motley School District’s use of the Community Center. More...

 

News

Friendly Rider continues service in new building

The Friendly Rider bus service showed off their new bus garage in Wadena with an open house on June 25. More than 60 people attendedlistening as speakers described the growth of the bus service, since it started in 2003. More...

Volunteer playground assembly

Staples Elementary School now has a brand new playground, after more than three years of fundraising by the Parent Teacher Connection (PTC). More...

Climbing clampdown

Greg Robinson, left, and Marv Rothstein climbed high on the play ground to secure one of the pieces to the post on June 24.   More...

Opinion

What is the Fourth of July to you?

I have always remembered a particular Fourth of July celebration when I was a youngster growing up in Staples Minnesota.  That year the National Guard brought a tank to be in the annual parade. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Bar the Confederate flag? or not?

The court’s verdict is in - and it’s one rooted in the First Amendment, even if the decision is to retire a bit of expressive speech, the Confederate battle flag, from public view.  More...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Tanner and Erin Hunter of Baxter, a baby boy, Greysen James weighing seven pounds, seven ounces on June 19, 2015.  Born to Kathryn Gerhardt and Travis Storey of Brainerd More...

New Rotary president

Seth Dokken, left, presents out-going president Heidi Cunningham with a plaque in appreciation for her service the past year. Dokken is president of the Staples Rotary Club for 2015-16. (Staples World photo by Brenda Halvorson)   More...

Central Lakes College Spring Honors List

Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, has announced its 2015 Spring Semester Honors List. The President’s List includes students who earned a grade point average of 3.75 or higher while enrolled for at least 12 credits. More...

Sports

Hoemberg earns medal at national competition

Jace Hoemberg set his sights high beginning at the age of eight. That was when he participated in his dad’s trap league shoot and placed third among the adults. More...

State’s last spring sport competition ends with a bang

Inside the Outdoors

Here we are on the cusp of July, when thoughts of spring high school sports were, for most fans and participants, old news and past history.  More...

2015 Cardinal Golf awards

Year end awards were given at the Cardinal Golf banquet held at The Vintage, Staples. Varsity letter award winners for this year’s season were, left to right: Hailey Koenig, Emily Ladd, Jordan Haglin, Andrew Israelson and Jack Benson. More...