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The City of Motley will have three council positions and the mayor on the Nov. 6 ballot. To assist readers in learning more about the following five candidates prior to the general election, the Staples World sent each a questionaire. Their responses are listed below. Al Yoder Please provide a...
The City of Staples will have three council positions and the mayor on the Nov. 6 ballot. To assist readers in learning more about the following four candidates prior to the general election, the Staples World sent each a questionaire. Their responses are listed below.   Thomas Toepper Photo...
By Mark Anderson News Editor   Four candidates for three spots on the Staples-Motley School Board discussed their views of the school district at a candidate forum held Oct. 15, at the Staples-Motley High. Mary Freeman, Brad Anderson, Robert Follis and Bruce Lund explained their views of where the...
After hearing the resolution read by Connie Nelson, the coordinator of Hands of Hope Resources Center (HOHRC), the Todd County commissioners approved it proclaiming October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month at their Oct. 2 meeting. They urged criminal justice systems and community members to...
Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) has been selected as a member of the Bush Foundation’s second Community Creativity Cohort. “We are excited to support the amazing work of R5DC to help make our region better for everyone,” said Bush Foundation Community Creativity Portfolio Director Erik...
The Center for Rural Policy and Development, over the following months, will be releasing a three-part series exploring the workforce shortage in rural Minnesota, “Finding Work or Finding Workers?” Published Oct. 3 is Part 1, “Job Vacancies: High Hurdles for Employers, Big Opportunities for Job...
A free resource fair, the Staples Motley Area Communities Connect, will take place at Timbers Restaurant and Event Center in Staples on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. This resource fair is for all area residents, especially those interested in connecting with local resources. The event...
A report from the Planning and Zoning Commission was the topic of discussion at the Sept. 25 Staples City Council meeting. Solar power installations at Central Lakes College will require re-zoning portions of the campus, according to City Administrator Jerel Nelsen. A public hearing was set for...
Should the Staples-Motley School District close one building and operate out of two buildings for the 2019-20 school year? What would that look like? What efficiencies in budget and in staff could be realized?  How would those changes affect plans for the proposed addition to the elementary school...
Staples-Motley Superintendent Ron Bratlie showed the school’s building plans to the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) at their meeting held Sept. 25. SEDA Board member Doug Case said he doesn’t want to see the high school building eventually abandoned and become an eyesore in the middle...

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