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Five generations recently gathered in Staples. Seated is great-great grandmother Iras Chapin of Staples, holding great-great granddaughter Madelynn Petersen; kneeling is grandmother Julie Nelson of Atwater; standing is great-grandmother Shari Christiansen of New London and Madelynn’s mother,...
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking for individuals and organizations to join the more than 4,100 groups and 16,000 people in the state who are Adopt a Highway volunteers. The program, which realized an estimated $6 million benefit in 2017, is a public service project that helps...
On July 12, 1973, approximately 16-18 million Official Military Personnel Files were destroyed when a fire ripped through the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. More than 40 years later, staff at the NPRC still are attempting to piece together those records.  Kevin Pratt, NPRC’s...
Edina Realty, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the Midwest’s largest residential real estate firm, recently announced that Judy Altrichter from the Cushing, Staples  and Motley area is being recognized for outstanding sales performance, market knowledge and customer service as members of Edina...
Medical Assistant student Jill Clark won one of three $1,000 Minnesota Society of Medical Assistants scholarships for 2018. Clark, of Pillager, is only the fourth CLC student to receive one of these scholarships. She will be recognized at the Minnesota Society of Medical Assistants Spring...
Births reported at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples included: Born to Danielle Hanson of Brainerd, a baby boy, Reese Odin, weighing five pounds, eight ounces on March 29, 2018. Born to Meghan and Justin Gangestad of Baxter, a baby boy, Benjamin Kolbe weighing eight pounds on March 31,...
Staples-Motley FFA members Kai Gelle, Olivia Leslie, and Ben Olander attended the APEX conference in St. Paul, shown here with Representative John Posten. (Submitted photo)
Three Staples-Motley FFA members traveled to St. Paul to attend the Agricultural Policy Experience (APEX). Kai Gelle, Olivia Leslie and Ben Olander, with advisor Kerry Lindgren, attended the conference at the state capitol March 4-6. Thirty selected FFA members from around the state attended the...
Edina Realty, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the Midwest’s largest residential real estate firm, recently announced that Sandy Knosalla and Nikki Bjerga from the Staples office are being recognized for outstanding sales performance, market knowledge and customer service as members of Edina...
od Health System Hospital in Staples included: Born to Jacquelyn and Christopher Goff of Motley, a baby boy, Lincoln William weighing seven pounds, three ounces on March 22, 2018. Born to Lindsey and Joshua Meech of Wadena, a baby boy, Odin Rhett, weighing eight pounds, one ounce on March 26, 2018...
Alyssa Vanderhoof’s ‘A Night of Art’ exhibit and sale was “very successful,” the Staples-Motley High School senior reported recently. In addition to showcasing her work through this project, Vanderhoof’s goal was to raise money to purchase school supplies for students in need. Over 100 people...

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