July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Lester’s cancer journey brings her home

Marcy ( Reger) Lester’s life journey has crossed paths with cancer a number of times. She has lived half of her life in Staples, but also has lived in Browerville and North Dakota. More...

Crow Wing Currents

Two Rivers Music Fest in Motley is Saturday, July 26

Music, food, fireworks, raffle and more

The eighth Annual ‘Two Rivers Music Fest’ in Motley (a free event) will be held Saturday, July 26, at the fairgrounds. More...

Two injured in motorcycle accident north of Motley

A Cass Lake husband and wife received minor injuries in a motorcycle accident July 13, approximately 16 miles north of Motley. More...

Growler’s Gathering in Leader set for July 26

The 16th Annual Growler’s Gathering in Leader will be held Saturday, July 26, beginning with a parade at 2 p.m. More...

Letters

You made the mess, clean it up

In regards to the residents grumbling that Staples needs to be pretty and appears unfriendly, this is not the case at all. More...

Lakeland Public TV

For the past several years, Charter Communications has had ongoing problems receiving the local public television signal (KAWB - Lakeland Public Television.) The public television signal quality issues have been due to changes Charter has made with t More...

Current Happenings

Stripes on Stripes to perform at ‘Music in the Park’ series in Staples

Features Staples native Peter Lund and Jessica Scherer

Stripes on Stripes, an Americana band led by Staples native Peter Lund and his fiancé Jessica Scherer, will perform at Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, July 20, at 7 p.m. More...

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program 218-894-2556 Suggested donation: $4. Call between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations. Menus are subject to change. Menus are subject to change. Serving at 11:45 a.m. sharp. More...

Railroad Days chili teams, vendors, parade units needed

Railroad Days in Staples are only five weeks away and the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting entries for activities on Saturday’s activities - the chili cookoff, the parade and for vendors. Railroad Days are Aug. 21-24. More...

Obituaries

Linda Nygren

Linda Nygren, 64, of Pillager died July 15, 2014 at Riverside Assisted Living, Pillager. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 19, at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Pillager. Visitation will be held Friday, July 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Wild parenting in the spotlight

Inside the Outdoors

If spring is about the courtship of wild creatures, summer is about the upbringing of their young. More...

Two teams share lead in men’s rec softball league

Results of the Staples Softball League’s first few weeks show Ted & Gens/ Motley Discount Liquor and Lefty’s Bar on top of the standings with one loss each. More...

Cardinal pitcher

Rebecca Daly throws a pitch in the U-14 softball league. Teams from Perham and Pequot Lakes meet at the Staples softball field to play the Staples Motley team. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) More...

Water causes basement wall to collapse

Cyle Dobson awoke to the sound of a big bang right before 6 a.m. on July 11 and got up to see what it was. “I opened the basement door and water was flowing in,” he said. More...

Over 600 attend Breakfast on the Farm

Solid Rock Dairy Farm, Browerville, established in 1991, was named after all the rocks on the farm and for the Paskewitz family’s faith. More...

News

Wadena County begins budget process for 2015

At the July 8 board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners had their first discussion of the budget they must set for 2015. The budget process is usually somewhat contentious and no one really wants to be the first to bring it up. More...

Sleeping under overpass is not allowed

On July 7 at 6:11 a.m., Staples Police received a report of a subject sleeping under the overpass. The offi- cer made contact with the subjects, identified them and advised them to leave the property. More...

Becker is second woman to serve on county board

On May 29 Barb Becker became the second woman to serve on the Todd County Board of Commissioners following the retirement of former District 1 Commissioner Mark Blessing on Dec. 31, 2013. More...

Opinion

Alert driving improves safety for all road users

The tragic death recently of a mother bicycling with her two young children in Rock County is a horrifying reminder that distracted driving is a growing problem in this state. More...

How to get and keep women’s support

There is a lot of talk these days about the importance of the women’s vote for the 2014 elections. More...

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Life Currents

SAFM and ‘Choose Health CSA’ program promote healthier living

Stop by the parking lot at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples on Thursdays and you might just avoid an emergency trip to the doctor sometime down the road. Why Thursday? More...

Alliance VBS part of mission project

The summer Vacation Bible School event “Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides” will be held at Staples Alliance Church Sunday, August 3 to Thursday, August 7. Children ages four years through (entering) sixth grade may attend. More...

Hello world

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Allisa Thiel and Austin Hirschey of Staples, a baby boy, Sawyer Michael weighing five pounds, three ounces on July 4, 2014. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Freshwater Education District Minutes

Minutes of the Governing Board of Education of Freshwater Education District June 25, 2014 CALL TO ORDER at 6:30 p.m. by C. Hasbargen, Chair More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF FILING DATES FOR ELECTION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. More...