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Royal court in homecoming parade

The Staples Motley High School homecoming royalty paused for quick photos in front of the school before participating in the homecoming parade in Staples on Sept. 18. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Pillager Hall of Fame 2015 inductees named

The fifth annual Pillager Hall of Fame Induction Banquet was held Sept. 19, with four new inductees added to the roster. These included Kathy (Phillips) Johnson, John Reimer, Daryl “Yogi” Richmond, Lynn (Sandberg) Scearcy. More...

Once again, Motley votes to have a new city atty.

The City of Motley has once again decided to hire a new city attorney and to discontinue its contract with Peter Vogel, a lawyer with Rosenmeier Law Office in Little Falls.  More...

Pillager man arrested, marijuana seized, following search warrant

Frank Darnell, 56, of Pillager was arrested Sept. More...

Letters

Penny auction

The Staples Congregational UCC Church would like to thank all the individuals and businesses who donated and participated in our annual Penny Auction held during Railroad Days.  More...

Current Happenings

Real Men Sing! concert to premiere new music

A professional men’s vocal ensemble, a university men’s choir and the premiere of a specially commissioned piece of music are all features of the 2015  Real Men Sing! More...

Blood drive at SMHS

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Staples Motley High School from noon-6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15.  To make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  More...

SMHS Class of ‘05 to hold 10 yr. reunion

The Staples Motley High School Class of 2005 will hold its 10 year reunion Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Olsen residence in Staples (111 Ravilla St.), beginning at 2 p.m.  For more information and to RSVP, call Jordan Olsen at 701-330-3591.   More...

Obituaries

Vivian Klodt

Vivian Alice Klodt, 88, of Stapes, died September 12, 2015, at her daughter’s home in Mound.  Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 25 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hope Chapel, rural Verndale with Pastor Neal Malcore officiating. More...

Wayne Carlson

Wayne Arthur Carlson, 86, passed away September 4, 2015, in New Mexico. Memorial services were held Sept. 19 at Life Ministries Foursquare Church in Roswell, NM. Arrangements were by Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home, Roswell, NM. More...

Harold Gillson

Harold Amand Gillson, 96, of Pillager, died on Sept. 15, 2015, at Riverside Assisted Living in Pillager.  Memorial services were held Sept. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE TODD COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION 215 1st Ave. South, Suite 103 Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347 320-732-4420   Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. More...

Backroads beauty

Heading home late does have its perks such as witnessing a breathtaking sunset along Highway 210. (Staples World photo by Janice Winter)   More...

‘Community Connect’ event to help people find resources

Service providers in the Staples and Motley area will be offering a free one day event connecting people in need with resources available to them in their area. The first “Community Connect” event is Thursday, Oct. 15, from 1-7 p.m. More...

CLC seeks public input

Community members are invited to weigh in as the search for the next Central Lakes College president begins.  More...

Manufacturing tours offered next Thursday afternoon in Staples

Stern Rubber Company, Central Lakes College and Olander Tooling are opening their doors to the public for an open house during the Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing.  October 1-10 has been designated as the Minnesota Manufacturing Week. More...

 

News

Todd County approves two promotions, finally

It took quite a bit of discussion at the Sept. More...

A Seipkes homecoming

With popcorn in hand, Lavonne Seipkes ( above, with daughter Pam Seipkes) gets ready to watch her son, Don Seipkes, head coach of Ottertail Central, play the More...

Friendly Rider to launch program to increase ridership

At the Sept. 15 county board meeting, Wadena commissioners learned about a new marketing program soon to be unveiled in Wadena County by Friendly Rider Transit.  More...

Opinion

Government shutdown clock keeps on ticking

The shutdown clock is ticking - only five legislative days are left. More...

Strong economy will mean rural resurgence

The future success and long-term sustainability of rural Minnesota communities, especially in Todd and Morrison counties, lies with our children and our ability to give them a quality education that puts them on the path for future success.  More...

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Life Currents

Staples High School Class of 1960 reunion

The Staples High School Class of 1960 held its 55th class reunion Sept. 19, at Wahoo Valley in rural Staples. More...

Catching up

Members of the Staples High School Class of 1960 rekindled friendships during their 55th reunion Sept. 19, at Wahoo Valley in rural Staples. More...

Reading in the Roundhouse

Guest reader Barry Klein read various books about animals in the Reading Roundhouse Sept. 14 during the monthly story time at the Staples Public Library. The next story time will be Monday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m.  More...

Sports

DFS punt, pass and kick for scholarships

Three Staples Motley seniors have a head start on their college fund when their names were drawn to participate in the DFS punt, pass and kick competition held during halftime at the Sept.11 football game. More...

Volleyball team puts one in the win column

The Staples Motley volleyball team earned their first win of the year at the Crosby-Ironton tournament on Sept. 19, just two days after they nearly knocked off C-I in a home match on Sept. More...

SM girls tennis second in Mid State Conference

The Staples Motley girls tennis team used the strength of their doubles teams to place second in the Mid State Conference tournament, Sept. 19.  More...