Brothers Jameson, Maddock and Liam Harvey of Staples.
Attendees at the Old Wadena Rendezvous learned how to bake cla
Hallel Bervig learns how to make a wooden puppet tap dance at
The Staples-Motley swimming team jumped into the pool for thei
Todd County Sheriff Steve Och (background) brought the county’
The Staples-Motley cross country team started running early at
Ray Boessel, Jr. , left, his passenger Midge Johnson of Aitkin and his son, Dan Boessel, led a group of paddlers who finished a short stretch of the Crow Wing River as part of Old Waden Rendezvous. Ray Boessel built and finished this birch bark canoe just days before participating in the Old Wadena...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School Board discussed renegotiating their contract with the Staples Community Center. At a school board work session on Aug. 5, the board reviewed a contract offered by the City of Staples that would charge $80,387 for 2019-20 and a 1.5 percent...
With a finished birch bark canoe on view, Ray Boessel, Jr., kept busy at the 2018 Old Wadena Rendezvous splitting strips of birch wood into the right size he will use for the ribs on his next canoe. Among many other onlookers one of the Crow Wing Muzzleloaders camping at the Rendezvous visited with Boessel. (Submitted photo)
by Tom Crawford   Ray Boessel, Jr., knows just how long it will take him to produce an authentic birch bark canoe.  “It takes about 80 hours for me to put one of these together,” he told a few onlookers at the Old Wadena Rendezvous in August, 2018, as he was stripping pieces of birch into the ribs...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   At the July 23 Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) meeting, Economic Development Director Melissa Radermacher reported on a meeting about child care involving major employers in the area, including Lakewood Health System, Sourcewell, and Trident. A...

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Leona M. Heinecke, 83, of Motley passed away August 6, 2019 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.Funeral services were held August 10 at the Taylor Funeral Home in Staples with Pastor...

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