The Staples Police Department initiated a home search on Jan. 19, under Staples Police Chief Melissa Birkholtz. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Staples resident Dyllan Burton, 29, was arrested Jan. 19 on drug related charges following a search and investigation of a home at 1507 4th Street NE in Staples. Staples Police, along with West Central MN Drug and Violent Offender Task Force and Wadena County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search...
Three school board members took the oath of office as the first order of business at the Jan. 4 board meeting. From left, Bryan Winkels, Jeremy Reeck and Lisa Anderson. This is the first term for Reeck and Anderson, while Winkels is an incumbent board member. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley School Board held their organizational meeting on Jan. 4, the first meeting for new members Lisa Anderson and Jeremy Reeck. The board elected Bryan Winkels as chair, Bruce Lund as vice chair, Mary Freeman as clerk and Brad Anderson as treasurer. The board approved the same yearly...
Twenty-twenty-one brings the celebration of birth for Katie Bounds and Brandon Lorentz, Wadena, who welcomed their new baby girl, Charli Kaye, into the world on Jan. 1. Charli was born at 4:42 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measuring 20 1/2 inches. The delivering providers were Dr. Lindsay...
The massive spike in COVID-19 in November and December is continuing to go down, with Central Minnesota part of the decline. Every county and city in the area is seeing fewer new cases in previous weeks. For the first time since the pandemic started, Todd County has fewer new cases than Wadena...

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Mary Donna (Neznik) Motl, 68, of Little Falls, passed away January 17, 2021, at the St. Cloud Hospital.A memorial service will be held Sat., Jan. 30 at 1:00 p.m. at the Taylor Funeral Home in Staples...

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