December 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Tisdales find Staples to be a place to relax

Don and Launette Tisdale found a whole new world when they moved from Albertville to Staples.  “ We got the feeling everything slowed down, things are not hurried or congested,” said Don.  More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Two from Bemidji receive minor injuries in vehicle collision in Motley

Tara Summers, 24; and Kennedy Vilas, 21, both of Bemidji, sustained minor injuries as the result of a two-vehicle collision in Motley Nov. 25. The incident occurred at the intersection of Hwys. 10 and 210 at approximately 1:44 p.m. More...

First responders at work

First responders assisted at the scene of a two-vehicle collision in Motley Nov. 25. Pictured above, Tara Summers of Bemidji is transported via stretcher onto the Staples Ambulance. More...

Back for a second year

Over 2,200 visitors attended the first ‘Live Drive- Thru Nativity’ in Pillager last year, an event sponsored by the Pillager faith community. More...

Letters

Big Ag is marching into northern Minnesota

Nothing is sacred anymore. Big Ag, led by Big Pig, is moving into northern Minnesota lake country. Rather than change the way that industrial agriculture raises animals, Big Pig is moving north to limit disease outbreak. More...

Current Happenings

Community Concert features Handel’s Messiah

Change of venue adds seating for previously sold out show

The Community Christmas Concert set for Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Staples found itself with a good problem. The show had appeared to be a “sell out” before they had a chance to sell tickets to the public.  More...

VA Identification card

On July 20, President Barack Obama signed a bill from U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan that allow veterans nationwide to get a special, government-issued identification card. More...

Staples City Council agenda

The Staples City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Staples City Hall, 122 6th St. NE, Staples.  More...

Obituaries

Linda Hamilton

Linda Lou (Hamberg) Hamilton, 69, died October 12, 2015, in Klamath Falls, Oregon. More...

Evelyn Sowers

Evelyn Elisabeth Sowers, 88, of Wadena, passed away at the Fair Oaks Lodge, Wadena, November 22, 2015.  Funeral services were held Dec. More...

Michael Meyers

Michael David Meyers, 25, of Los Angeles, Calif., died November 21, 2015, in an avalanche while climbing in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lone Pine.  In respect of Michael’s wishes, no services will be held.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Staples Motley School Board  MINUTES ISD. #2170 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #5 Mon., Oct. 19, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Motley Media Center   Call to order  More...

Van Ettens appreciate way of life in Staples

With the experience of living in four different states, Jim and Monica Van Etten know how lifestyles compare in different communities. “We appreciate some of the things that people take for granted,” said Jim. More...

Lakewood approves expansion to address clinic space issues

Lakewood Health System’s district board approved a $19.8 million expansion to the Staples and Pillager clinics at their board meeting on Dec. 1. More...

SEDA focuses on housing as job projections escalate

The Staples Economic Development Authority identified housing as a need in the wake of several area businesses expanding, bringing the potential of hundreds of new jobs to Staples in the next few years. More...

Winter beauty

At least four inches of snow fell in the Staples area Dec. 1, covering streets and sidewalks and frosting trees with white. It was the first significant snowfall of the season. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)   More...

 

News

Todd County considers armory purchase

Todd County Commissioners considered options regarding the purchase of the Long Prairie Armory at their Nov. More...

Horse power and muscle power snow removal

The first real snow of the season fell in the Staples area Dec. 1 and with it the appearance of shovels, snowblowers and plows that had been in storage. Picture above, a road is plowed in Staples Township. More...

Fire department gets raise in benefits

The Staples City Council approved increasing the pension benefit level of the Staples Fire Department Relief Association from $1,500 to $1,600 per year of service.  At their Nov. More...

Opinion

Celebrating Star Wars: It’s robotics, not rocket science

Small town diet

At a Central Lakes College event this fall, I learned something that should have been obvious to everyone. Robotics instructor Nate Peterson told me it is a stereotype that all robotics students are huge Star Wars fans. More...

Grateful for collaboration to help students succeed

Staples Motley Schools

Happy Holidays to all of the wonderful families and friends of Stapes Elementary. This is such a special time of year to reflect and give thanks for all that we have in our lives. More...

Who should pay?

Construction costs and the price of carbon

As the owner of a construction company, I’m angry that politicians say we can’t do anything about climate change because it would hurt business. More...

Life Currents

Dr. Christine Albrecht receives RPAP Preceptor Achievement Award

Dr. Christine Albrecht, family practice physician at Lakewood Health System, recently received the Rural Physician Associate Program’s (RPAP) Preceptor Achievement Award. More...

Wolhowe, Schmidt

Wedding

Derek Wolhowe and Kristine Schmidt were married June 13, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia.  Parents of the couple are Craig and Michelle Wolhowe of Staples; and Tim and Jeanette Schmidt of Chaska.  More...

Ludovissie, Gaskey

Engagement

Jimmy and Heather Gaskey, Morgantown, Kentucky, announce the engagement of their daughter, CheyAnne to Jordan Ludovissie, son of Paul and Stephanie Ludovisse, Paducah, Ky. The wedding will take place Dec. 19 in Morgantown.  More...

Sports

Cardinals surge in second half but come up short

The Staples Motley boys basketball team lost their opening game of the season against Minnewaska, 69-64. It was a game in which the Cardinals fell behind in the first half but came back to make it close by the end of the game.  More...

Youth volleyball camp participants

A youth volleyball camp for thirdfifth graders was held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in November.  More...

Lund, Erpelding, Miller, Berggren named alldistrict, all-section

The Staples Motley football team celebrated their winning season with an awards banquet held Nov. 5. More...