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In the middle of a multi-building fire

On March 25 a fire burned two sheds and a storage trailer on the Steve Scribner farm north of the Old Wadena Park. Scribner had been burning garbage in barrels when wind blew the fire into long grass in a wooded area. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

It’s March 32 in Motley; April Fools!

After weeks of grey days and intermittent snow showers, folks in Central Minnesota are ready for a little sunshine. Maybe that’s why the first day of April, with its promises of jokes and laughter, is almost a sacred holiday in these parts. More...

Former medical doctor pleads guilty in child porn case

A former family medicine doctor and chairman of the Family and Community Medicine Department at the University of North Dakota has pled guilty to federal child pornography charges.  More...

Motley June Fest will have pig races, fireworks, music, more

Sponsorships, volunteers needed

Plans are in full swing for the first-ever Motley June Fest, which will take place in the City of Motley June 16 - 19.  The event celebration is sponsored by the Staples Motley Chamber of Commerce and is being held in conjunction with the Morris More...

Letters

Support for Lundblad

In the race for State Representative for Cass, Todd and Wadena counties, I was pleased to see that Larry Lundblad is a candidate for the District 9A seat.  More...

Current Happenings

Old Wadena Society to feature ‘Wheat Trail’

The annual meeting of  Old Wadena Society will be held Sunday, April 10, at the BullsEye Restaurant in Verndale. A special buffet dinner will be available at noon followed by the program and meeting at 1 p.m.  Program speaker will be  More...

Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Staples Elementary staff and bus drivers shared a pancake breakfast March 23, for Bus Driver Appreciation Day. More...

‘Better Eating Made Simple’ classes set

All Staples and Motley area families with students in third grade are invited to attend one of the scheduled Better Eating Made Simple Bootcamps.  These short, hands-on, information packed classes are scheduled for April 5, 12 and 26, from 5-7 p More...

Obituaries

Helen Miller

Helen J. ( Swenson) Miller, 79, passed away December 18, 2015 at the Clarissa Care Center, in Clarissa.  Memorial services will be held Saturday. April 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. More...

Dav id Cooper

David Lawerence Cooper, 54, Motley, passed away March 25, 2016 at his home.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11 a.m. More...

Terri Abbas

Terri Abbas, 68, Staples, passed away March 27, 2016 at her home in Staples.  Services will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Staples United Methodist Church, with Pastor Greg Ciesluk officiating. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT  More...

Staples City Council okays land sale for 32 townhomes

The Staples City Council moved forward with selling land to a developer to build 32 townhome units in the city.  At their March 22 meeting, the council approved the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the sale of 10.49 acres of city-owned More...

EDA director Radermacher promotes spring clean-up events

At the March 22 Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) meeting, Economic Development Director Melissa Radermacher told the SEDA board about new ideas for the city’s spring clean-up. More...

Grass fire in Cass County

Firefighters from the Motley and Staples Fire Departments worked for several hours March 29 putting out a grass fire located approximately eight miles north of Motley off Highway 64 near 100th St. More...

 

News

Water quality program expanded

Farmers across Minnesota are now taking advantage of a state program that celebrates and ensures protection of the state’s water resources. With the help of a five-year, $9 million award from the U.S.  More...

Building fire

The Steve Scribner farm north of the Old Wadena Park lost two sheds and a storage trailer in a fire March 25. A garbage fire blew into the long grass and spread to the buildings. More...

Tanker refill

Staples firefighters pump extra water out of a nearby creek while fighting a barn fire on March 25 at the Steve Scribner farm.   More...

Opinion

The Republican view of the ‘State of the State’

If you listened to the recent “State of the State” speech, you heard the governor take credit for some things that are going very well in Minnesota: an economy that appears to be chugging along and a state budget surplus, for example. More...

You’re invited: Second Annual SES Color Run

Staples Motley Schools

The snow has melted, and the sun has been warming up the earth. This means it’s time to get outside, play and get some exercise. And, just in time, our Second Annual Color Run is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, at 3:30 p.m. More...

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Life Currents

Bringing the ‘Chief’ home

On March 25, the Staples Fire Dept. honored former Chief Jim Sadusky with an escort from LHS Hospital to his home, where he will be receiving hospice care. Sadusky has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.  More...

Meeting the Oak Ridge Boys

Gary and Dawn Timbs of Staples were privileged to spend time with the Oak Ridge Boys prior to their concert in Onamia March 26. More...

Care Center

APRIL BIRTHDAYS   Iras Chapin 8, Arlyn Welling 11, Deb Smead 17, Irene Kuha 19, Norma Anderson 21, Doris Peterson 27, Shirley Grewe 29.  APRIL SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM CARE CENTER:  Sat., Apr. 2 - 10 a.m. More...

Sports

Young baseball team getting ready for season

The Staples Motley baseball team is starting a second straight season of building with young players.  “We have a lot of underclassemen, some with very little baseball experience,” said Coach Mitch Anderson. More...

Success at wrestling nationals

Five Staples Motley wrestlers competed in the USA Wrestling Nationals in Las Vegas, Nev., March 24-26. Pictured above, Kyle Serich finished sixth, Alex Erpelding was first and Spencer Miller was first. More...

Thursday Twilight League Bowling Wadena Lanes

MARCH 24, 2016 Mason Bros. 23-9 Spectrum Marketing 21-11 Ted & Gen’s 19-13  Staples Vet. Clinic 16-16 Lefty’s 15-17 Ghost Team 2-30 HIGH TEAM SERIESMason Bros. 1,706 HIGH TEAM GAMEMason Bros. More...