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Jacob Roelofs waters the plants while Lydia Roelofs smooths out her garden plot at the Living Legacy Gardens. The two are participating in the children’s gardening class through Staples-Motley Community Education. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Between May 31 and June 16, The Staples Police Department checked out more than 100 ordinance violations in Staples. According to the Staples Police report, many of the nuisances resulted in the serving of a violation order. In some cases the nuisance was cleaned before the form was issued. Also on...
At 7:15 p.m. June 14 Staples Fire Chief Scott Braith arrives at the Hwy. 10 and Hwy. 210 intersection stoplights in Staples driving the brand new Staples Fire Department’s pumper truck. The he shiny red emergency vehicle pulled into the fire station that evening, its new permanent home. A two-year...
Workers finish with the exterior changes to the American Family Insurance building in Staples, with new windows and doors. The interior will also be completely remodeled and agent Brian Kargel said they hope to have it finished by mid July. At that time, he and customer service representative...
IPM or integrated pest management is a planned strategy for dealing with pests of any kind (weeds, insects, fungus, bacteria, rodents, etc.). Integrated pest management is not “What chemical can I use this year that the pests aren’t resistant to?” Although pesticides may be part of the plan it...
The Staples City Council held a short meeting on June 13 in which they: o Heard from City Administrator Jerel Nelsen that the Minnesota Legislature is proposing a three percent LGA increase for next year, plus some additional transportation aid. o Heard from Public Works Director Doug Bendorf that...
On June 22, 1944, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the G.I. Bill, an unprecedented act of legislation designed to compensate returning members of the armed services–known as G.I.s–for their efforts in World War II. The American Legion successfully fought for many of the provisions...
The L.A. (Leader Area) Pig Races were a big hit with people of all ages during last Saturday’s June Fest in Motley. Owner Gary Dauer was emcee at the event which included games and relays for both children and adults, music, prizes and of course, the infamous racing pigs. See more June Fest photos...
Enbridge’s preferred route (APR), the black line, would dip down to the northern portion of Wadena County, then go straight east to Superior, Wisc. One of the alternatives, the red line, keeps going through Wadena County to the Staples area and then south of Motley and into the Lincoln Lakes area and past Little Falls before heading back up to Superior.
Environmental factors were weighed against economic factors during a public meeting in Staples on June 14 about the Enbridge oil pipeline proposal. The meeting was held at the Staples Community Center by the Minnesota Department of Commerce to discuss the Line 3 project, in which Enbridge has...
After running a relay from Wadena to Staples, Wadena County Sheriff’s Office personnel and one Minnesota State Patrol officer pause for a photo after arriving at their destination. From left, support crew Brody Wangsness and Tim Stroeing, with runners Tyler Wheeler, Brett Farniok, Troy Wangsness...

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