August 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Dower Lake barriers coming down

Closed for three weeks after a July 12 storm that knocked down the softball concession complex and felled dozens of trees, Dower Lake Recrecreation Area is expected to be re-opened on Thursday, Aug 6 and remain open for the summer. More...

Building permit fees, other fees, going up

An increase in building permit fees was approved by the Staples City Council at their July 28 meeting.  The council also approved Small Cities Development Program plans for the city and a parking easement agreement with NJPA.  More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Memories made at Scandia Valley’s ‘Summerfest’

  Former classmates at SHS Janet (Hoemberg) Sanda of Apple Valley (right), 1981 graduate of Staples High School, had a booth at Scandia Valley’s Summerfest Aug. More...

Motley continues search for police chief; discusses hiring interim help

The City of Motley is hoping to hire Morrison County Investigative Sergeant Doug Rekstad to provide supervision to their current police staff while they continue to search for a new police chief.  More...

Motley’s new skate park should be a reality by September

Skateboarders and BMX bikers will be happy to hear that the City of Motley will soon have a skate park, thanks to a decision made at a special city council meeting July 28.  The council first began discussing the idea for a skate park after lear More...

Letters

Helping the community

I want to let the community know that we have good guys in our midst. Yes, I know, we have good gals too-I live with one, but this time, it just happensa to be the male of the species.  More...

Current Happenings

‘Book Bingo’ Aug 15 at Staples Public Library

Families with children of all ages are invited to play Book Bingo at the Staples Public Library Saturday, Aug. More...

‘Woman’s Work’ show Aug 9, Wadena Depot

Actress Pippa White will present “Woman’s Work” at the Wadena Depot Sunday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. as part of the closing reception for the traveling exhibit, “Minnesota Homefront”.  More...

Town hall mtg. for veterans

Veterans served by the St. Cloud VA Health Care System are invited to participate in a town hall meeting on Sept. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Pearson

Elizabeth “Betty” Pearson, 83, of Motley, died August 2, 2015, at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a. m. Thursday, August 6, at St. More...

Scott Markus

Scott Markus, 56, of Motley, died August 1, 2015.  A Memorial Gathering will be held Thursday, August 6, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. More...

Jack Olson

Jack Olson passed away August 3, 2015, at the Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, at the St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena, with Fr. Aaron Kuhn officiating.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS JULY 7, 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 7th day of July, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

MINUTES ISD. #2170 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #21 MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015, 7:00 P.M. HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER   More...

Public Notices

NOTICE TODD COUNTY SPECIAL MEETING   There will be a special meeting Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in the Todd County Commissioner’s Board Room, Long Prairie, Mn. More...

New business considers EDA building on 4th St.

A new business has expressed interest in purchasing the former Ben Franklin building at 125 4th St. More...

Wadena County dealing with health care reform

On July 28, Governor Mark Dayton announced the results of the state’s first ever competitive bidding process for managed health care contracts in Minnesota’s 87 counties. More...

All decked out

The Anderson siblings of Motley had their faces painted during Summerfest in Scandia Valley Aug. 1. They also sported festive T-shirts and held balloons commemorating the annual event. More...

 

News

Leave okayed on split vote

A one year leave of absence request from Cathy Wiese was approved on a split vote at the July 27 meeting of the Staples Motley School Board.  Wiese has been a paraprofessional in the district for 17 years. More...

Local talent set for variety show

The Little Red Caboose Variety Show will feature all local talent as it kicks off Staples Railroad Days at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. More...

CLC Ag and Energy Field Day is Aug. 21

Central Lakes College, will hold its annual Agriculture and Energy Field Day from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 at the Ag and Energy Center in Staples.  Everyone is welcome to attend the day of fun, educational events. More...

Opinion

Habitat for Humanity seeks Staples partners

Lakes Area Habitat For Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat For Humanity International, announces that Staples (more specifically, the zip code of 56479) is now in their service area.  More...

Railway safety is a high priority for Minnesota

Submitted by, Mn DOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle, Mn Dept. of Public Safety Commissioner Ramona Dohman and MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine   More...

New laws effective Aug. 1

Among the laws that went into effect on Aug. 1 are new limits on how Minnesota law enforcement agencies can harvest and store data collected by automatic license plate readers .  More...

Life Currents

A visit from the governor

Craig Loughery of Ely, District Governor of Rotary International District 5580, and his wife Diane, left, visited the Staples Rotary Club July 29. More...

Motley High School Class of ‘65 reunion

The Motley High School Class of ‘65 held their 50th class reunion July 25, at the Scandia Valley Community Center. Nineteen of the original 38 class members attended and are pictured above.  More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Nicholas and De Esta Soukup of Clitherall, a baby boy, Emmett Leonard weighing seven pounds, three ounces on July 25, 2015.  Born to Angella Peck and Jamar Samuels of Br More...

Sports

The Vintage ladies golf league

The Monday evening ladies golf league at The Vintage golf course has enjoyed playing various events during the evenings this summer.  More...

Varsity volleyball begins Aug. 17

Staples Motley High School varsity volleyball for grades 9-12 practices will begin Aug. 17; with two practices each day; 9-10:30 a.m. and 3:30-6 p.m.  Fees, forms and physicals need to be completed by this time. More...

One scavenger evokes pride, another prejudice

Inside the Outdoors

As my fishing partner Jim and I relaxed at midday in lakeside lawn chairs after an early morning’s fishing, I spotted a large bird well out over the water, laboring shoreward. More...