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Her Voice, Her Song ... my selfie

Dr. Charlette Moe, the guest director at the Her Voice, Her Song women’s chorus program on Jan. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Bookmobile still makes regular stops in Leader

Since 1966, the Mobile  Library has made a monthly stop in Leader, offering area residents the opportunity to check out a variety of books; and in recent decades, videos and DVD’s.  In the early years, the  Mobile Library (bookmo More...

Motley Police Department, MCSO reports

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

Valentine’s Day cards for the troops

Kindergarten teacher Ginger Stiner rallied the “troops” at Motley Elementary to create Valentine’s Day cards and collect goodies to send to soldiers serving with the 682nd Engineer Battalion of the Minnesota  More...

Current Happenings

Brian & Sheralyn Barnes in concert Valentine’s Day

Husband and wife duo Brian & Sheralyn Barnes, joined by bass player James Dungan-Seaver, will present a concert at the United Methodist Church in Motley on Sunday, Feb. More...

Making a big noise

The Science Museum of Minnesota visited the Motley Elementary School and Staples Elementary School Jan. 28 with the presentation topic on “Sound”. More...

School board special meeting and work session

The Staples Motley School Board will hold a special meeting and a work session Monday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Motley School cafeteria.  Action at the special meeting will be to ratify the 2015-17 teachers master contract.  More...

Obituaries

Waldemar Anderson

Waldemar “Wally” Anderson, 82, of Staples, passed away January 31, 2016, at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  More...

Sports

Wrestlers finish regular season with tournament victory

With four tournament champions, the Staples Motley wrestling team came out in first place at the Walker Wolves Invitational on Jan. 29.  Spencer Miller, Blayne Dumpprope, Eric Lisson and Alex Erpelding all won their weight bracket. More...

Girls show positive signs

The Staples Motley girls basketball team played well at times against two good teams, but ended up dropping both contests, 54-46 to Osakis on Jan. 26 and 58-37 to Sauk Centre on Jan. 28. More...

Boys drop two out of three

The Staples Motley boys basketball team had an easy win at Frazee, 57-38 on Jan. 26, then slipped a little in their two games later in the week, losing to Verndale 58-56 on Jan. 28 and at Crosby-Ironton 75-54 on Jan. 29. More...

Meth drug use ‘really’ increasing

Staples Police Chief  Melissa Birkholtz told the  Staples City Council that “ methamphetamine is really increasing,” at the Jan. More...

For Barb Becker, it is about education

“How do you grow if you don’t educate yourself and look outside of the box?”  For Todd County First   District Commissioner  Barb Becker, doing her job is not only about educating herself, but also educating her peers More...

Hotel talk heating up again in Staples

Motel developers will be coming to Staples Feb. 23 with the intention of determining the need for a motel. More...

 

News

School district Science Fair results

The winning projects advance to the Freshwater Education District Science Fair Feb. 9 and 10 at the Bertha Community Center.   More...

Hinson to run for U.S. House

Amanda Lynn Hinson, Long Prairie, kicked off her campaign against Congressman Collin Peterson in Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District Jan. More...

From dance to debate

Students at Connections High School in Staples shared a variety of individual and group presentations during ‘Project Show Case Night’ Jan. 26. More...

Opinion

Board can change grade locations

Staples Motley Schools

At the January 25 school board meeting, I proposed a Re-  Start Campaign for the Staples  Motley School District. The proposal would realign grades in each building so all grade levels are together: K-3 in Staples; 4-7 in  More...

State grant allows free college tuition

Central Lakes College

High school seniors graduat - ing this spring have an incred- ible op- portunity to get free college tuition. Y o u read that correctly. For those who qualify, tuition is covered when you enter into a career program. More...

Closing down ‘free speech’ is no joking matter - really

If this were a joke, it would have to start out: “So, three censors walk into a bar….” Except that it’s no joking matter when the trio calling for private or public censoring of the Internet include the two leading candidates More...

Life Currents

Speech team earns first and third place trophies

The Staples Motley speech team kicked off their season with a first place finish Jan. 16 at Pequot Lakes. The Cardinals also brought back a third place trophy from the Fergus Falls meet held Jan. 30.  More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Stephanie Bredeson and Brandon DeLaHunt of Lake Shore, a baby boy, Weston Lee, weighing seven pounds, seven ounces on January 22, 2016  Born to Emil and Amanda Sirucek o More...

Student Achievements

ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY  held its 2015 Fall Semester commencement ceremonies Dec. 18. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

MINUTES MEETING #10 Budget & Levy Public Discussion Monday, Dec. More...

Public Notices

NOTICE HEARING TO APPEAR WADENA COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES   More...