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School staffing set for new grade alignment

An update on the Re- Start Campaign, a proposed calendar change, the schedule for summer school, and a proposal for two positions were part of the Staples Motley School Board’s work session April 11.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

City of Motley offers support for June Fest

The City of Motley is on board to help with the Motley June Fest, scheduled for June 16 - 19. More...

Received trophy

Mark Huber of rural Motley was recently named “Pillager Citizen of the Year.” Pictured above back row from left, are Zach Huber (Mark’s son); Mark Huber; Jennifer Paananen, Pillager Fair Board member; Kenneth Toole, Boy Scouts Distr More...

Discussing neurons

Seventh grade science students at Motley Staples Middle School asked questions of Medical student Michael Boerner recently, following a discussion about neurons. More...

Letters

Shining ‘Stars’

Staples Motley area performing arts shine!  Last week’s Staples Motley High School production of “Anything Goes” was fabulous. More...

Thoughts on the presidency

While he was still on the campaign trail Marco Rubio asserted that if we fail to elect a Republican President this fall that we will be faced with a continuation of the “failed Clinton Presidency”.  Not bad, Senator. More...

Crime Victims Rights Week

Millions of people’s lives are impacted by crime every year. More...

Current Happenings

Statewide tornado drill Thursday April 14

Severe weather can threaten the lives and property of Minnesotans at any time, April 11-15 has been designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week. More...

High Tech comes to CLC

During technology week March 26-April 1, the Central Lakes College Heavy Equipment campus in Staples was buzzing. More...

Lane closures expected along Highway 210

Motorists on Highway 210 between Hewitt and Hassman may encounter delays with lane closures as crews replace more than 2,300 road signs along nearly 100 miles of the road.  More...

Obituaries

Sandra Warzecha

Sandra L. Sandberg Warzecha, 52, Eagle Bend, passed away April 6, 2016 at the St. More...

Sports

Hasselberg honored by fellow athletic directors

Former Staples Motley Activities Director Glen Hasselberg was honored at the annual MnIAAA Administrators Conference March 29-31 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud.  More...

Miller, Klefsaas win conference events

The Staples Motley girls and boys track and field teams competed at the Heart O’ Lakes Conference indoor track meet at Concordia College in Moorhead on April 7.  The Cardinals had two champions, Millie Klefsaas in the 55 hurdles and pole v More...

Sacred Heart 5K run, May 14

Sacred Heart Area School, Staples, is sponsoring a 5K run and kids 1K run on Saturday, May 14, starting at 9:30 a.m.  Contact Sacred Heart Area School at 218-894-2077 for a registration form, or go to the school’s facebook page. More...

School site renaming process outlined

The school building site renaming process and schedule has been developed, reported Superintendent Mary Klamm reported at the Staples Motley School Board’s April 11 work session.  This is part of the Re-Start Campaign which includes the re More...

Connections projects explore career options

Connections High School held their Project Showcase Night April 11, with students showing what they’ve been working on in their school with project-based curriculum.  More...

Educators make case for public education

A group of area educators sent a message to Senator Al Franken to ease paperwork regulations, fund special education, loan forgiveness incentives to prospective teachers and help with community mental health issues that have fallen into the laps of s More...

 

News

Update given on Hilltop Community Kitchen

Everybody eats, but not everybody eats healthy.  The Hilltop Regional Kitchen group gave its first community update April 4 to a large gathering of invited individuals.  The kitchen will provide healthy meals for senior citizens in Todd Cou More...

Friend of Old Wadena award

Tom Kajer, outgoing president of the Old Wadena Society, is shown with his Hudson Bay wool blanket and plaque he received as recipient of the 2016 Friend of Old Wadena award. More...

Big help for city parks

Michael Jewison drags a big branch while Gail Honek carries an armful of sticks as part of the clean up day at Pine Grove Park in Staples on April 5. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Opinion

It’s time to rename our school buildings

Staples Motley Schools

Our district’s vision is to be a “community united to become the region’s school district of choice.” As we reorganize grade levels within our school buildings, now is the best time to review our site names and how they reflec More...

It’s tax time, but those big corporations aren’t paying

Tax day offers a stark reminder of the difference between those of us who pay all our taxes every year and the big corporations that don’t. More...

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Life Currents

Coe family donates books in son’s memory

Erica and Bryan Coe of Brainerd recently donated 250 books each to Lakewood Health System, Staples, Essentia Health, Brainerd, Cuyuna Range Medical Center, Crosby, and Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis.  More...

SES students happy with kiwi packs

This year Staples Elementary School students have been using kiwi packs, (book bags for reading materials sent home with students). The Staples Host Lions club donated $500 toward the purchasing of the bags. More...

Music General dancers win awards

Fifth and sixth grade girls competed in Burnsville over the weekend performing a tap dance routine to “Footloose!” They won the platinum award and 1st place for high score in their category. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF REDEMPTION (THESE PARCELS HAVE NOT FORFEITED TO THE STATE OF MINNESOTA) STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF TODD DENISE GAIDA, COUNTY AUDITOR/TREASURER TO: ALL PERSONS WITH A LEGAL INTEREST IN THE PARCELS OF  More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FEBRUARY 16, 2016 Call to Order The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 16th  More...