January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sen. Gazelka pledges legislative help for mental health goals

State Senator Paul Gazelka and his wife Maralee attended a meeting of 24 medical, social services, law enforcement, hospital administration, mental health, judicial and Wadena County government officials held at Wadena County Social Services on Jan. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

‘What ever happened to...?’

Pam Sachs, long-time Motley High School teacher

Reporter’s note: “What ever happened to...?” is a periodic column which highlights stories of alumni from schools in Motley and Staples. More...

Two dead, one seriously injured, following head-on collison on Hwy. 210 near Pillager

A 66-year-old Fargo woman and a 51-year-old Brainerd man are dead following a head-on collision near Pillager Jan. 22. The incident happened at 12:22 p.m., on Hwy 210 and 25th Ave. SW, between Pillager and Baxter. More...

Motley Police, Morrison Cty. Sheriff’s Office reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following:  Jan. More...

Current Happenings

SMECC hosts Move, Drop and Read event

The Staples Motley Early Childhood Coalition (SMECC) will host their Move, Drop (everything) and Read event on Monday, Feb. 1, at Staples Elementary Gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m. All area children, ages 0-six and their families are invited to attend.  More...

The ‘Central MN Adult & Teen Challenge Choir’ at Motley Free Methodist Church, Feb 7

The Motley Free Methodist Church is hosting a free performance by the Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge (MNTC) Choir on Sunday, Feb. 7, at the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. More...

Central MN Irrigation and Nutrient Management workshop

The 2016 Central Minnesota Irrigation and Nutrient Management Workshop will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11, at Thumper  Pond in Ottertail. More...

Obituaries

Theresa Weber

Theresa (Mona) R. Weber, 87, of Staples, passed away January 21, 2016, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 25 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, with Father Arlie Sowata officiating. More...

A ndrew Froehle

Andrew Froehle, 72, of Browerville, passed away unexpectedly January 22, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  More...

A lden Nelson

Alden (Chuck) Norman Nelson, 75, of Browerville, passed away January 24, 2016, at Woodland Good Samaritan Society in Brainerd.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE LEADER COMMUNITY HALL BOARD MEETING   The Leader Community Hall Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2016. More...

Todd County Health & Human Services

MINUTES TODD COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES MEETING December 22, 2015   Call to Order  The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Todd County Historic Courthouse in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 22nd day of December, 2015 a More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DECEMBER 29, 2015   More...

‘Re-Start Campaign’ recommended for school district by administration

Plan is to realign grades in buildings, change school name

As a result of the new belief statements, mission, vision and goals for the Staples Motley School District, the administration is proposing an action plan it believes will help the district reach those objectives.   More...

Fifteen welcomed to honor society

Fifteen Staples Motley High School students became members of the Minnesota Honor Society on Jan. 24. More...

Mommy’s little helper

Four-year-old Christian Winter helped his mom, Michelle Winter, shovel the sidewalk on 4th St. NE in downtown Staples the morning of Jan. 25. More...

 

News

Irrigators concerned with proposed DNR regulations

Proposed water regulations from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are not quantifiable, and were called “vague” by Daniel Whitney of Northwest Aqwa- Tek Solutions and Alan Peterson, President of the Irrigation Associatio More...

Staples Motley School District

Vision A community united to become the region’s school district of choice. More...

Eagle sculpture planned for Staples Veterans Park

An eagle sculpture overlooking a new sign will be part of the improvements at the Staples Veteran’s Park in 2016.  More...

Opinion

Clean water means small business

More than half of Minnesota’s workforce is employed by the state’s 500,000 small businesses. That’s more than 1.2 million Minnesotans, many whose livelihoods depend on clean water. More...

Where do we stand on MNsure?

The first order of business when the 2016 Legislative session begins March 8 should be a vote on whether to continue Minnesota’s government-run Obamacare website, MNsure.  More...

Second semester offers more student options

Happy New Year and Happy Second Semester. As we venture into the second half of our school year, there are so many impressive events just around the corner.  More...

Life Currents

Sno Daze Feb. 1 - 5 at Staples Motley High School

A coronation of Sno Daze royalty will be held Friday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at Centennial Auditorium, as part of the Staples Motley High School’s winter festival. More...

Packaging food for ‘Kids Against Hunger’

A total of 14,040 meals were packed for the ‘Kids Against Hunger’ non-profit organization Jan. 20, at Staples Church of Christ. More...

Care Center

February Birthdays at  LHS Care Center  Jeanne Brown, Feb. 4; Linda Berquam, Feb. 9; Marge Pearson, Feb. 11; Stanley Brastad, Feb. 13; Eugene Gordhamer, Feb. 14; Eleanor Welling, Feb. More...

Sports

The thrill of victory

Nearly 400 youth wrestlers took part in the Staples Motley Invitational on Jan. 17, with Staples Motley wrestlers having the largest contingent. Pictured, the local wrestlers show their skills. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)   More...

Boys hoops team wins big game on the road

The Staples Motley boys basketball team upped their game late in the second half to defeat Pillager 66-59 on Jan. 22. More...

Wrestlers solidify section ranking

The Staples Motley wrestling team staked a claim on earning the second seed in the Section 6A wrestling tournament with wins over Pelican Rapids, 54-19, and Bertha Hewitt/ Verndale, 42-30 on Jan. More...