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Russell Kleinschmidt, rural Staples, holds up garlic that was planted last fall and harvested from his garden Aug. 7. The garlic is then placed on a wire mesh rack where it will stay for a couple of weeks until it is dried. At that point, the stems can be taken off. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
A lot has changed since the Staples World last caught up with Russell Kleinschmidt at Kleinschmidt Farms in rural Staples last May. Tomatoes are now in full production, as are a variety of peppers, zucchini and summer squash. He picked his first ears of sweet corn on August 8, Russell  said. Those...
Community members are invited to The Night Out, an event that directly benefits Central Lakes College students, at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Dennis Drummond Wine Company, Brainerd. Hosted by the CLC Foundation, The Night Out will feature: A silent auction, appetizer & dessert stations, music...
The Central Lakes College Upward Bound Program will be able to help more area high school students transform into college students thanks to three federal grants totaling $3.86 million over five years. Two grants - the Mille Lacs County Upward Bound Grant and the Todd County Upward Bound Grant- are...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Aug. 2 - The MPD received a complaint regarding a stolen handsaw, hatchet and small red motorized scooter without a seat. According to the report, a juvenile had been...
At a two-plus hour budget meeting Aug. 7, the Motley City Council and the city’s department heads looked over the proposed 2018 budget and levy; and determined possible ways to decrease both. City Clerk/Treasurer Lacey Smieja provided two proposed levys. The 2018A proposed total levy was $376,461,...
Attendees of the recent Summerfest in Scandia Valley had the opportunity to witness a helicopter landing back behind the fire hall. Trained staff also offered an up close look at the aircraft and answered questions.The helicopter is owned and operated by North Memorial Health Air Care. (Staples...
Thirty donors stopped by the Motley United Methodist Church recently to give blood to the American Red Cross, including Monica Pilgrim (above), who has donated nearly four gallons over the past few years.   
Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cushing Monday, Aug. 14 - Thursday, Aug. 17, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. This year’s VBS theme is “Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose.” Children four years old through sixth grade are welcome. Older children and teens...
Commander Tom Ladwig and members of the Motley American Legion kicked off the Growler’s Gathering Parade in Leader last weekend. Prior to the start of the parade, Cody Hanson of Leader sang “The Star Spangled Banner.”   

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