Don Wedll points to a treaty map showing different areas sold to settlers by the Native Americans in Minnesota. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Old Wadena, the site of a former trading post and the first town in
Five Wings Arts Council Executive Director Mark Turner and Grants & Program Coordinator Vicki Chepulis are at the entrance of their headquarters in Staples, behind the First International Bank parking lot. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson
Singers, actors, musicians, visual artists, dancers, storytellers,
“Wolves at our Door,” a program led by Cassiopeia (Cassi) Camara, Outreach Educator with the International Wolf Center in Ely, was presented to students at Motley-Staples Middle School recently. The program included a power point presentation and a variety of wildlife artifacts which students were able to handle. Pictured above, Camara speaks to seventh graders about wolf pack territories in Minnesota. Seated, from left, are William Dolezal, Emilya Case, Seth Larson. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
Students in grades 4 - 7 at Motley-Staples Middle School had the op
With three railroads and three trunk highways, Wadena rapidly became the distribution center for a large and rich territory. This photo from 1936 shows a view of Jefferson Street South from the corner of Colfax Avenue looking north on a vibrant business community.  Most of the buildings in those pictures are still standing and remarkably intact. (Submitted photo)
Denis Gardner, National Register Historian at the Minnesota State H
Evelyn Ohman shows the  turtle she made at the Reading Roundho
Anna Koopmann and Casey Smithley will perform at Timbers Event Center in Staples on Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m., as part of the Staples Motley Area Arts Council’s regular series. The ‘Afternoon Tea’ event includes tea, coffee, sweets and savories, serenaded by harp and acoustic guitar (Submitted photos)
Enjoy a variety of sweets and savories, while being serenaded by mu
Don Wedll points to a treaty map showing different areas sold to settlers by the Native Americans in Minnesota. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Five Wings Arts Council Executive Director Mark Turner and Grants & Program Coordinator Vicki Chepulis are at the entrance of their headquarters in Staples, behind the First International Bank parking lot. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson
“Wolves at our Door,” a program led by Cassiopeia (Cassi) Camara, Outreach Educator with the International Wolf Center in Ely, was presented to students at Motley-Staples Middle School recently. The program included a power point presentation and a variety of wildlife artifacts which students were able to handle. Pictured above, Camara speaks to seventh graders about wolf pack territories in Minnesota. Seated, from left, are William Dolezal, Emilya Case, Seth Larson. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
With three railroads and three trunk highways, Wadena rapidly became the distribution center for a large and rich territory. This photo from 1936 shows a view of Jefferson Street South from the corner of Colfax Avenue looking north on a vibrant business community.  Most of the buildings in those pictures are still standing and remarkably intact. (Submitted photo)
Anna Koopmann and Casey Smithley will perform at Timbers Event Center in Staples on Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m., as part of the Staples Motley Area Arts Council’s regular series. The ‘Afternoon Tea’ event includes tea, coffee, sweets and savories, serenaded by harp and acoustic guitar (Submitted photos)
Five Wings Arts Council Executive Director Mark Turner and Grants & Program Coordinator Vicki Chepulis are at the entrance of their headquarters in Staples, behind the First International Bank parking lot. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson
Singers, actors, musicians, visual artists, dancers, storytellers, crafters and cultural creatives do more than beautify their community, they help create a large economic impact where they work. These artists, along with nonprofit organizations focused on arts and culture, generated $10,514,000 in...
The Staples City Council will meet Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at the Staples City Hall, 122 6th St NE, Staples. Preliminary agenda items include: o  Hold public hearing for TIF 1-9 Staples Multi Family LLC which includes consider resolution approving the establishment of Tax Increment Financing...
EDITOR’S NOTE: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Ag & Energy Center DelRay Lecy is writing a history, recording the people and events that created it. He’ll show how it has evolved and changed to meet the challenges of the times. This is the first article in an occasional series...
Region Five Development Commission Executive Director Cheryal Lee Hills talks about the regional impact of NJPA at the NJPA/Sourcewell open house. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
At the 40th anniversary celebration of National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) in Staples, Executive Director Chad Coauette said the organization is “offering service like never before.” His assessment was backed up by some of the partners and members in the audience at the event. Little Falls School...

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John A. Gaylord, 100, of Osakis, formerly of Wadena, passed away April 4, 2018, at the Lakeside Lodge Adult Foster Care, Osakis.Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 21, at 3 p.m. at the...

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