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At their June 18 meeting the Staples-Motley School Board decided to focus their efforts for one K-12 school building at the current elementary site. Cost was a major factor in the decision. A very rough estimate puts the price of new construction and renovating the existing building at about $60...
 A feasibility study for a trail linking Staples to Pillager, comprehensive mental health intervention, experiential traffic safety education, and projects to support and honor area veterans, are the four regional projects recommended to receive Innovation Funding for the fiscal year 2018-19. These...
A housing study in Staples confirmed that there’s a need for the proposed income based apartment complex, according to Deanna Hemmesch, Executive Director of Central Minnesota Housing Partnership. Hemmesch presented results from the study at the June 12 Staples City Council meeting. She asked the...
The Staples-Motley School Board contracted with Interim Superintendent Ron Bratlie for another year at their June 18 meeting. They also approved the 2018-19 budget and heard Deb Ferdon present the 2017-18 QComp Annual Report. Bratlie has been the interim superintendent since July 1, 2017. His...
These archtectural drawings show how the proposed K-12 school building would look and fit on the elementary site at 1025 4th St. NE, Staples. The one above is looking to the southwest. The dark roof is the existing building and the lighter color shows the new construction. The building’s main...
Facilities and finances were the main topics at the June 11 work session of the Staples-Motley School Board. A special meeting that followed the work session focused on personnel issues. Facilities update Bryan Winkels, one of the board members on the building steering committee, reported on the...
For the lack of a motion at the June 5, 2018 meeting of the Todd County Commissioners, the request by Health and Human Services to hire a child services supervisor failed. This position and the need for it was discussed at length at a work session in May. Jackie Och, health and human services...
The Todd county Commissioners heard a report from Jackie Och, at their May 15, work session. According to Todd County Health and Human Services Director Jackie Och, more help is needed in the form of a child services supervisor because of the general increase in child protection services. Currently...
Britney Bursch (center) has been hired as the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director, taking over for Barb Cline who resigned due to illness. Bursch is pictured with Steve Gertken (left), Chamber President; and Megan Haber, Chamber board member. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Britney Bursch is excited to have been hired as  Executive Director of the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce (SMACC). She hopes to make a difference, Bursch said, adding that she is wanting to make the Staples-Motley area a destination place...to building it up to what she knows it can be. “I...
The filing period for county, state and national offices ended June 5, with a couple of local races having multiple candidates. The race will be narrowed down at the primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 14, to determine which candidates will be on the ballot in the November general election. The...

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