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Todd County salaries are below market

Staples Depot Restoration Project bid rejected

According to Ann Antonsen, vice president of Springsted, the long-awaited classification and compensation study shows that county salary ranges, on average, are below with what the market for same or similar jobs in other counties. More...

Parade judges

Judges at the Railroad Days Parade in Staples Aug. More...

Crow Wing Currents

Hayley Carlson, Motley, named 2014 MN Poultry Princess

Seventeen- year- o l d Hayley Carlson of Motley (Cass County) was named the 2014 Minnesota Poultry Princess Aug. 24, at the Minnesota State Fair. Tyler Amick, 18, of Austin (Mower County) was named the Poultry Prince. More...

Pedley serving sentence at Duluth Federal Prison Camp

Roger Martin Pedley, the 71-year-old former owner of Pine Ridge Golf Course in Motley, is currently serving a one-year sentence at the Federal Prison Camp (FPC) in Duluth. Pedley’s release date from the minimum-security prison is June 4, 2015. More...

Barricaded Cass Lake suspect taken into custody

At approximately 2:50 a.m. on Aug. 20, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office activated the emergency response unit in reference to an individual barricaded in a Cass Lake residence with a firearm and making threats. More...

Opinion

Are you a ‘real’ man?

Now that I’ve got your attention, you need to listen closely. There is NO excuse for not at least trying it once. After all, nobody has ever won the lottery without buying a ticket. More...

Advice for the first day of school, every age

It happens each year precisely on July 5. Sparklers and smoke bombs on aisle four are replaced with boxes of crayons and bargain notebooks and the back to school season officially begins. I’m never quite ready for it. More...

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Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Maura Wilds and Brent Boozell of Staples, a baby boy, Preslee Douglas weighing eight pounds, 15 ounces on Aug. 16, 2014. More...

Medallion found

Terri Kobliska, the Staples Branch Manager at Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union presents Jeremy Rach of Verndale with a $500 check for finding the medallion on Aug. 20 during Railroad Days. More...

The Baron of Bubble

The Baron of Bubble once again enthralled children of all ages with his “Fleeting Art . . . That Floats” during Railroad Days events Aug. 25 at Lincoln Park. More...

Sports

Railroad Days Dash family finishes

The 2014 Railroad Days Dash had a record number of youth runners finishing the 5,000 meter (3.1 mile) race. It was also popular for family groups to run together. More...

Records fall in RR Days 5K

Kenny Miller of Wadena beat his own course record at the Railroad Days 5K Dash on Aug. 23, winning in 15:58. Last year Miller won in 16:23. The women’s course record was also broken this year, by Deb Gormley of Plymouth finishing in 19:55. More...

Cross country team runs first meet

The Staples Motley cross country team hosted the 49th Annual Jerry Riewer meet on Aug. 25 at The Vintage golf course in Staples. More...

Wadena board sets land sale

The county’s tax forfeited land sale on Sept. 6 will not be held outside in a tent after all, commissioners learned at a special meeting held Aug. 22. Instead, the sale will be held inside the Wadena County Courthouse in the main courtroom. More...

Rockin’ The Rails

GB Leighton lit up the Staples Railroad Days street dance on Aug. 23. They got off to a slow start due to a rain shower that began about 8:15 p.m. and the lead in band did not play. However the rain subsided about 9:15 p.m. More...

Winning entry

The “A Time to Dance” parade entry was selected number one by the parade judges at the Railroad Days parade in Staples Aug. 23. More...

Wadena County to get forensic training

Wadena County employees Brandon Peterson, Brice Norton Jason Hofer and Kristal Roberts have been awarded basic forensic interview training scholarships to receive specialized training offered by Cornerhouse. More...

News

Brand new Factory Five

Tom Dunrud and his daughter Kaitlin show the Factory Five ‘33 Hot Rod that Tom brought to the Twisted Sisters Car Show on Aug. 22. More...

Variety show

Lee and Gar y Paskewitz reprised their version of the legendary Abbot and Costello routine “Who’s on First?” at the 2nd Annual Little Red Caboose Variety Show Aug. 21, a kick off for Railroad Days. More...

Smiles at ice cream social

From left, Marilyn Hall, Jeanette Olsen and Arvilla Dyer rested in the shade of the pavillion and enjoyed their pie, ice cream and coffee at the Living Legacy Gardens Aug. 22 during Railroad Days. (Staples World photo by Megan Han) More...

Letters

Isn’t it about time?

Isn’t it about time the City of Staples stepped up and let outsiders know how to use the overpass, so they don’t have to wait for trains? More...

Current Happenings

Attorney General candidate Newman coming to Staples

Minnesota Attorney General candidate, Scott Newman, will speak at the Town’s Edge Restaurant in Staples on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by Crossroads Conservatives. More...

Staples Motley Area Community Foundation grant opportunities

Is your organization or group in need funding to support a community project? More...

Staples Library offers programs

A Minnesota Workforce Center staff person will be available at the Staples Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 4 anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. to assist adult job seekers with resumes, accessing job sites and other one-on-one assistance. More...

Obituaries

Arnold Cole

Arnold “Tiny” Richard Cole, 70, of Pillager died Aug. 18, 2014 at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud. Funeral services were held Aug. 27 at the Pillager Community Center in Pillager, with Pastor Hector Merced officiating. More...

Richard Campbell

Richard “ Malcolm” Campbell, 79, of Osseo and formerly of Staples, died August 24, 2014 at The Villa of Osseo. Arrangements are pending. Funeral services will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Staples. More...

Virginia Sapp

Graveside services for Virginia Sapp of Roseville, formerly of Staples, will be held Monday, September 1, 2014, at Everygreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. Service begins at 11 a.m. with a short program at 11:30 a.m. Virginia died August 9, 2014. 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 AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

School Board Meeting #1 July 21, 2014 More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held August 5, 2014 CALL TO ORDER More...