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Lakewood Health System news release     The COVID-19 surge we’ve been expecting is here. The number of positive cases in Minnesota and our local communities have been steadily increasing for the past several weeks and the surge peak isn’t expected until early spring. Lakewood Health System, Staples...
Staples-Motley Schools launched SMTimeToRise.com, a new website dedicated to informing residents about the district’s long-term facilities planning. “We’re excited to launch this website to keep residents informed about our facility planning process,” said Superintendent Shane Tappe. “The district...
Staples resident Bryce Williams entered a guilty plea on one count of conspiracy to commit arson, in connection with the burning of a Minneapolis Police station during the riots that followed the police killing of George Floyd. U.S. Attorney Eric MacDonald announced the plea but did not give more...
Olivia Lynch and her mom, Erin Lynch
The Staples World recently caught up with a few area residents and asked them each three questions pertaining to Thanksgiving Their responses are included below. Phil Lindaman, Staples.  What Are You Most Thankful For This Year?  The health of my family. As of yet, no one has had Covid. I’m also...
Lakewood Health System, Staples, is temporarily closing its Motley clinic effective Nov. 13, and its Eagle Bend clinic will be closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, effective Nov. 16. Both operational changes are due to the need to effectively deploy staff and resources in response to COVID-19. ...
Lakewood Health System Care Center has identified positive cases of COVID-19 in two of its residents. “While this is an unfortunate situation, we are well prepared and doing everything we can to ensure the ongoing safety of our residents and staff,” said Kathy Dobson, Vice President of Senior...
The winner of the annual Lions Peace Poster Contest was Aliza Qureshi.  She said she saw this year’s theme, “Peace Through Service,” in all the essential workers.  She made symbols for police, firemen, justice department,  educators, military and doctors.  She added 7 stars for the continents and a...
Lakewood Health System, Staples, has been working diligently to increase the ease of accessing COVID-19 testing for patients and community members.  A standing order is now in place which allows a drive-up COVID-19 test to be ordered and completed for those who meet the following criteria: o...
The three seats for the Staples-Motley School Board will go to Bryan Winkels, Jeremy Reeck and Lisa Anderson. The Wadena County Commissioner District 2 race came down to four votes. Michael Weyer emerged with a narrow victory with 762 votes while Brian Hagen had 758. There were 12 write-in votes....
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) continues to ask for the public’s assistance in the homicide investigation of Terrence “Terry” Brisk’s death that occurred four years ago on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. The sheriff’s office is still investigating this case with assistance from the Bureau of...

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