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Artist inspired by Minnesota landscapes

Since moving up north to the Lincoln Lakes area, artist Kerry Kupferschmidt says he never runs out of subjects for his watercolors.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Chainsaw artists carving out a niche in Motley

If you’ve ever traveled along Hwy 10 S. More...

MS Middle School Honor Roll

A Honor Roll   Grade 8  Tasha Achermann, Mackenna Bjerga, Owen Bjerga, Ashley Black, Izaiah De- Mars, Jaydon Friedel, Jonah Johnson, Valeria Lozano, Alixandra Peterson, Riley Peterson, Rylie Rau, Brandon Rubink, Madeline Rutherford, Cael Sa More...

Pillager School Honor Roll

Superior Honor Roll   More...

Letters

Perfection

Hi, Steve!  On April 10 I attended the Staples Motley High School musical production of “Anything Goes.” I sat in the front row of the auditorium next to the orchestra pit because I didn’t want to miss a note, an action or a li More...

Current Happenings

Olsen to hold directing workshops in Wadena

Madhatters Community Theatre of Wadena is offering three workshops on theatre directing for community theatres. The event is open to the public. Workshop dates are: April 25 and April 27 from 7-9:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Seventh graders explore high school

On April 18, an orientation for Motley Staples Middle School seventh graders was held at Staples Motley High School, where they will attend eighth grade next school year, with the new re-allignment of the school buildings. More...

Healthy living classes to be offered for senior citizens

Senior citizens living in Wadena, Todd and Morrison counties will have opportunities to take classes in healthy living thanks to a $27,000 grant received by Wadena County Public Health from the Central Minnesota Council on Aging.  The funding wi More...

Obituaries

Michael Kray

Michael “Mike” Edward Kray, 47, Staples, passed away April 14, 2016 at his home.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Verndale Alliance Church, with visitation from 9 a.m. More...

Douglas Vogel

Douglas Vogel, 63, of Motley, passed away April 10 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. More...

Sports

Klefsaas sets school pole vault record

Millie Klefsaas cleared 10 feet, 8 inches in the pole vault to set a Staples Motley school record at a meet at Wadena-Deer  Creek on April 14. More...

Baseball season starts with busy week

The Staples Motley baseball team battled hard but but came up without a win in their first five games of the season.  The Cardinals opened with a doubleheader at Detroit Lakes on April 12, falling 10-0 and 12-4. More...

Cardinals come from behind for first softball win

After falling behind 5-2, the Staples Motley softball team tightened up their defense and came back to beat Aitkin 8-6 on April 15. More...

Thriving Communities chooses project lists

Task forces are being set up to work on the projects identified as priorities for Staples after several meetings of the Thriving Communities Initiative, a program of the Initiative Foundation.  More...

Wadena County sees results in abatement

Since being granted a four-year property tax abatement from Wadena County in 2015, Verndale Custom Builders has kept its part of the agreement, Auditor/Treasurer Judy Taves told the county board on April 12. More...

 

News

Celebrating CLC’s makeover

Central Lakes College and the Staples Motley Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting April 10 to commemorate the completion of major renovations at the college. More...

Walker struck by train

On April 16 at 6: 09 p.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a train hitting a pedestrian in Wadena. A female and her dog had been struck and killed by an eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train. More...

FFA regional meeting held in Staples

Hundreds of students in blue jackets convened in Staples, on April 18 for the FFA Region II meeting held at Central Lakes College. Pictured at the podium, Staples Motley chapter member   Rebecca Paskewitz speaks to the crowd. More...

Opinion

No sidelines in fight against climate change

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans hit the streets to protest the environmental effects of more than 100 years of uncontrolled fossil-fueled industrial development. It was the first Earth Day.  More...

Thanks for the memories

Staples Motley Schools

“From the moment students enter a school, the most important factor in their success is not the color of their skin or the income of their parents. More...

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Life Currents

April senior celebrations

The Staples Senior Citizens held their April birthday and anniversary party April 12 in the Senior Citizens room at the Staples Community Center. More...

Math league winners

Pictured are the 2016 Math League winners at Staples Elementary School. Front row, from left are fourth graders: Aaron Payne, most improved; Aiden Stevens, 1st, 23 points; Sabina Moe, 3rd, 19 points; Kadin Ottomoeller, 2nd, 20 points. More...

Check Mates win Staples tournament

The kindergarten-third grade Check Mates team won the championship trophy at the Staples Chess Tournament held April 16. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notice

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...

Public Notices

NOTICE REQUEST FOR QUOTE THOMASTOWN TOWNSHIP   More...