News

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...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   At the July 23, Staples City Council meeting, Public Works Director Doug Bendorf said the city is planning on going to automated meters for water and light, by the year 2021. With the change, the city will be able to implement different rates for peak hours and...
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...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Staples-Motley students will no longer pay fees to participate in activities, including sports, music and performing arts. Superintendent Shane Tappe said the decision was made to improve academics. “Data shows students who are active and involved do better in...
By Tom Crawford   Want to try a canoe trip on a river? How about square dancing, or pottery making?  Or perhaps you are interested in having your own barn quilt on your house or another building? If any of these ideas interest you,  consider attending the Old Wadena Rendezvous and Chautauqua event...
Todd County Board of Commissioners Karin L. Nauber karin@inhnews.com   Todd County has completed a conditions assessment for the rock wall which surrounds the hill upon which the historic courthouse sits.  This was funded in part from a grant obtained through the Minnesota Historical Society. The...
Ten years have passed since Peter Achermann of Leader left to run some errands in Staples and never returned home. It was July 24, 2009, a date now etched in the minds of all who knew and loved Peter, as well as those who have followed his case this past decade, hoping for answers to surface about...
Team Reed, named after camp mentor Reed Johnson, makes adjustments to their robots between rounds at the SEaM Camp (Science, Engineering & Manufacturing) at Central Lakes College in Staples on July 12. The students competed as teams in robot soccer/hockey. Pictured clockwise from lower left,...

Pages

Staples World

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100
Staples, MN 56479
Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570
Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112
E Mail: info@staplesworld.com

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to Breaking News feed