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BNSF donates to Staples Depot Museum Fund

Amy McBeth of the BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) Railway Foundation hands a $25,000 check to Wally Thompson of the Staples Historical Society. More...

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Motley City Council on board for community celebration

Differing opinions regarding city attorney choice voiced at meeting

At their first regular meeting of the new year held Jan. More...

Opinion

Public shouldn’t pay the price for big ag’s pollution

Recently a special report in the Star Tribune newspaper revealed how much water pollution from agriculture is costing taxpayers. At $125 million in 2014 alone, the price of industrialized, monocrop agriculture is significant and only likely to grow. More...

How to ensure people get end-of-life healthcare they want

My mom paid a painful price for not completing an advance directive about her preferences for end-of-life medical care. More...

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Life Currents

Central Lakes College announces Fall Honors List

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

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Nicole Rassmussen Knaeble and Travis Stokke of Brainerd, a baby boy, Reid Michael, weighing six pounds, 11 ounces on January 4, 2016.  Born to Jeremiah and Kassidy Rice More...

Todd County school project seeks more responses

The Todd County Historical Society is still lookking for responses to their questionnaires for the country school project.  Fifty-five packets have been sent out with 19 having been returned. More...

Sports

Cardinals take down conference BB leaders

The Staples Motley boys basketball team moved into a tie for first place in the Mid State Conference by beating Detroit Lakes 71-62 on Jan. 8. More...

Cardinals wrestle tough in duals, tournament

The Staples Motley wrestling team stayed right with two tough teams on Jan. More...

Girls hoops team suffers three losses

The Staples Motley girls basketball team played three close games but ended up with three losses, falling to Pequot Lakes  62-49 on Jan. 5, to Fergus  Falls 58-52 on Jan. 7, and an overtime loss to Park Rapids, 72-67, on Jan. 11.  More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE MEETING CHANGE THOMASTOWN TOWNSHIP   The regular monthly meetings of Thomastown Township will be held on Mondays, February 1, March 7 and April 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the town hall. More...

Todd County Commissioners

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DECEMBER 15, 2015   More...

Jim Hofer to lead Wadena County Board

The first county board meeting of the year is always a busy one. New board officers must be elected, elected officials’ salaries must be set, new committee assignments made. Most of these requirements were completed on Jan. More...

Long range planning develops goals for Staples Motley Schools

The Staples Motley School District now has some direction to follow for the next five years. More...

 

News

Emily Steinert hired as social worker supervisor

Barb Becker, District 1, is Todd County board chair

How to provide mandatory supervision of newly licensed social workers was a discussion item at the Jan. 5 meeting of the Todd County Commissioners. More...

Tour of the robotics dept. at CLC

Fourth graders from Northhome School stopped by Central Lakes  College in Staples for a tour of the robotics department Jan. 8. The students, part of the Lego Robotics Team sponsored by their school and Koochiching  Cty. More...

Thriving Communities Initiative meeting

Eighteen people attended the first Thriving Communities Initiative informational meeting held Jan. 7. A second meeting will be held this evening, Thursday, Jan. 14, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. More...

Current Happenings

Her Voice, Her Song to feature NDSU director

Dr. Charlotte Moe from North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo, ND will be the guest director for this year’s women’s choral festival Her Voice, Her Song set for Jan. 30 at Staples Motley High School.  More...

‘Building 21st Century Workforce’ conference

A “Building the 21st Century Workforce” conference will be held Friday, Jan. 29, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA), Staples.  More...

Renovations at CLC

An extensive renovation project at Central Lakes College in Staples, which began last June, is nearly complete. Pictured above Jan. 8, standing at her new desk in the admissions dept., is Gayle Wonders.  More...

Obituaries

Mathias Heltemes

Mathias “ Matt” A. Heltemes, 78, of West Bend, WI, passed away January 7, 2016 at Kathy Hospice in Polk, WI.  Mass of Christian burial was held Jan. 13, at St. More...

Julie Hudalla

Julie A. Hudalla, age 49, of St. Cloud, passed away January 4, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Services were held Jan. 8, 2016 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud with Reverand Tom Knoblach officiating. Burial was at St. More...

Dale Chapin

Dale Monroe Chapin, 87, of Staples, passed away January 7, 2016, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  A memorial service was held Jan. More...