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Lack of skilled staff hampers business

Staples Economic Development Director Jerel Nelsen told the Staples Economic Development Authority ( SEDA) that there is a machine shop in Staples that is looking at adding a full shift to their production, which would add about fifteen jobs. More...

Crow Wing Currents

Wrestling extravaganza event at the Motley Fair

Die-hard wrestling fans didn’t let temperatures Pictured in lower right photo, enjoying the show, are Julie in the high 80’s keep them from attending the American and Dan Burton of Staple More...

Burglaries, theft and reports of gun shots in Morrison County

Recent reports from the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office included the following: o A burglary attempt on 320th St. in Cushing was reported by Marliss Eisel on June 27. According to the report, Eisel has a pole shed on a lot on Lake Alexander. More...

Crow Wing Calendar

July 5 - 8 CASS COUNTY FAIR IN PILLAGER, Thurs., July 5 - Sun., July 8, Pillager Fairgrounds. Music, food, midway, parade, animals, fireworks and more. July 17, 18 More...

Letters

Motley’s 2012 Street Project

Here are my observations from Motley’s 2010 and 2011 street projects. 1. You may have to give the city an easement for the street. More...

Current Happenings

Staples Library upcoming programs

Uncle Mike’s Big Dreams Show – July 9 More...

The Lundstroms at Thomastown Church

Larry and Gloria Lundstrom of Sisseton, South Dakota, will be appearing at Thomastown Covenant Church in rural Staples on July 8, beginning at 7 p.m. The Lundstroms have traveled the U.S. and Canada for over 40 years. More...

PACT health classes

Lakewood Health System will be offering free healthy living classes on Thursdays in July, at LHS main campus in Staples. The class schedule and focuses are: o July 12, 5: 30 p. More...

Life Currents

Senior Citizens

It’s officially summer. It had seemed like summer quite often before that. Too bad it’s so short. My flowers were so beautiful in June. Guess it was all that rainfall. It’s hard to believe the 4th of July has been already. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Ross and Mary Rychner of Staples, a baby boy, Leiten Jae weighing seven pounds, two ounces on June 25, 2012. More...

Schilling CLC diesel tech instructor

Dustin Schilling of Eagle Bend has been hired as a full-time Diesel Technology instructor at Central Lakes College, Staples campus. More...

Sports

Legion baseball runs record to 10-3

The Staples Motley Legion baseball team swept a doubleheader at Walker, 11-1 and 10-2 on June 25. The wins brought the team’s record to 10-3 for the year. More...

Grouse by the numbers

Hunting is probably the farthest thing from most of our minds, after “stewing in our own juices” over the past week in temperatures that flirted with 90 degrees. More...

Lumberbats win two of three games in heat

The Staples Lumberbats played three games in the heat this last weekend, winning two out of three to improve to a 7-5 record in the Lake and Pine standings. More...

City stays under budget

The City of Staples was under budget for revenues and under budget for expenditures for 2011, according to an audit presented to the Staples City Council on June 26 by Chuck Mayer of Mayer, Porter & Nelson. More...

‘What ever happened to . . . ?’

Andrea Schimpp, 1985 Staples High School grad

Small-town values, the importance of family; and ‘finding meaning in the little things’ continue to be important to Staples native Andrea (Schimpp) Carlson. More...

News

Wadena board selects courthouse security

Finally, after years of discussions and postponements of a decision, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners voted on June 26 to provide security for the courthouse. More...

Remembering the era of jumping trains

Larry Denny describes jumping during the Great Depression in the freight trains in his youth before his 1930s because teens were out of work, presentation and movie on ‘riding the parents could More...

Break in reported at Chamber office

The Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce office at the Staples Historic Depot was broken into sometime during the night of June 29-30. The office door was damaged and one item was taken. More...

Opinion

Health care ruling: a consumer’s guide

The Supreme Court has upheld the 2010 federal health care law, dismissing the challenge by states to the law’s requirement that individuals get insurance. More...

How much alcohol during pregnancy is too much?

The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) is concerned that the recent research study from Denmark gives women a mixed message. More...

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Senior Nutrition Program Anyone is welcome to a wholesome, nutritious meal at the nutrition site. Suggested donation: $3.50. Just call the phone number below between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations. More...

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Mark Your Calendar

July 6 DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MTG Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218- 631-1714. July 8 THE WAHOO VALLEY AREA MN DEER HUNTER’S ASSOC. MTG July 8, 7 p.m., Wahoo Valley. For info., 894-1956. More...

Obituaries

Kathleen Williams

Kathleen Williams, 88, of Staples, June 26, 2012 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital. Funeral services were held July 2 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Staples. Burial was in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. More...

Gera ld Stevens

Gerald E. Stevens, 81, of Motley, died July 1, 2012 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 6 at 11 a.m., at the Motley United Methodist Church. More...

Connie Dailey

Connie Dailey, 65, of Verndale, died June 27, 2012 in Omaha, Neb. Funeral services were held July 3 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating. Burial was in the West Lyons Cemetery, Verndale. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICE OF LAND PATENT

PUBLIC NOTICE OF LAND PATENT Re: property located at 23960 County 20 Browerville, Minnesota 56438. Complete notice can be viewed at City Hall, 615 Lake Street S., Long Prairie, MN 56347. 25-26pnp More...

PUBLIC NOTICE OF LAND PATENT

PUBLIC NOTICE OF LAND PATENT Re: property located at 34059 235th Avenue, Browerville, Minnesota 56438, Todd County Minnesota. Complete notice can be viewed at City Hall, 615 Lake Street S., Long Prairie, MN 56347. 25-26pnp More...

NOTICE VILLARD TOWNSHIP

The Villard Town Board will hold a Hearing on July 10, 2012 beginning at 6:45 p.m. More...