July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Downtown storm damage

Workers clean up a section of the roof that blew off the back part of the Staples Auto building on 2nd. Ave. NE. Staples Auto owner Henry Shornack said a few of the cars on the lot suffered some damage. More...

Former Rep. Mary Ellen Otremba dies

Mary Ellen Otremba’s life of public service mirrored her personal beliefs. More...

Crow Wing Currents

Motley votes to terminate its relationship with city attorney

Peter Vogel is once again the City of Motley’s official attorney. More...

Construction underway

Construction of Motley’s new water treatment plant, projected to be completed by next May, is underway. DiMar Construction of Excelsior is the contracted company for the project. More...

Current plant

Motley’s current water treatment plant, built in 1993, is located on Third Ave. S. More...

Current Happenings

Greg Herriges to perform at ‘Music in the Park’ in Staples

Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, author

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Greg Herriges of Minneapolis will perform at Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, July 27, at 7 p.m. More...

The 2014 Summer ‘Land and Water’ Tour

Marcus Edin and Steve Flanagan farms featured

The 2014 Summer “Land and Water” Tour, hosted by the Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council, will take participants to the Marcus Edin and Steve Flanagan Farms Thursday, July 31 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.. More...

Educational Opportunities

July 28 ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP Mon., July 28, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care/refreshments provided. More...

Obituaries

Rev. James Trygg

Rev. James Winchell Trygg, 58, of Staples, died June 22, 2014. Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. James was born Sept. 18, 1955, in Virginia to Daniel and Margaret Trygg. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

School district seeks new Motley principal

The search is on for a new principal for Motley Elementary School and Motley Staples Middle School. The resignation of Justin Sperling was accepted by the Staples Motley School Board at their July 21 meeting. More...

Storm damage in Staples

Following a day of sweltering heat and humidity July 21, a severe storm with reports of 70 mph winds blew through the Staples area around 11:30 p.m., taking down a number of trees and leaving people without power for about three hours. More...

Filing for local elections opens July 29

Filing for local elections opens July 29 and closes Aug. 12. Candidates can file with the city, school or township clerks. More...

News

Cardinal Jump Start to begin in September

The new Cardinal Jump Start program will start in September at Staples Elementary. Jump Start will be piloted in Staples for the 2014-2015 school year with the goal of expanding the program offering to Motley Elementary for 2015-2016. More...

No deal for Wadena County transit facility

After four months of negotiation, there is still no agreement on the terms of the lease that MnDOT and Wadena County will eventually sign for the newly remodeled county transit facility next to the highway department. More...

Langer files for Todd County Sheriff position

Long Prairie Police Chief Kevin Langer has filed to run for Todd County Sheriff. Langer is starting his 26th year with the Long Prairie PD and has been chief for the last three years. Langer has worked at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. More...

Opinion

Fairer tax code can improve infrastructure

As Congress headed home to celebrate the Fourth of July, they were left with two critical issues unaddressed. More...

Improving chemical safety a baby step in the right direction

In the aftermath of the explosion of a fertilizer storage facility in West, Texas last year that killed 15 people and destroyed three schools and a nursing home, federal officials realized there are serious gaps in federal oversight authority of faci More...

Denied Freedom Of Information Act request sparks intro. of new bill

Earlier this year, the Veterans Affairs Administration denied the Tampa Tribune’s Freedom of Information Act More...

Life Currents

Mike Holst releases new detective novel

Crosslake author Mike Holst releases his tenth book, “Visions of Justice.” In this book the reader will be reunited with Torch Brennan, the surly and sometimes churlish old Minneapolis Police Detective from ‘‘Absence of Consci More...

Student Achievements

JEREMY HOEMBERG Motley, has been named to the Dean’s List at Bemidji State University for Spring Semester, 2014. To qualify, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for the semester. CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE recently announced its More...

Summer Food Service Program offers free breakfast, lunch at MES

The Summer Food Service Program will remain open for three more weeks at Motley Elementary School, located at 132 1st Ave. S. in Motley. Service at the Motley site will conclude with the end of summer school on Aug. 14. More...

Sports

Staples Softball League results

Results from Wednesday night, July 16, at the Staples Softball League: Lefty’s Bar 12, Ted & Gen’s/ Motley Discount Liquor 7 Rardin Construction 14, Twisted Sister’s Bar & Grill 8 Ted & Gen’s/Motley Discount Liquo More...

Ironman competitors

Three former Staples Motley students participated in an Ironman 70.3 race this past weekend in Racine Wisconsin. More...

Vintage MGA team to state

The Vintage girls golf team qualified for the 54th State MGA Jr Amateur Team Championship at Heritage Links Gold Club on August 4-5, with Emily Ladd placing first in the District 3 individual competition. More...