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By Andrea Brichacek   In 1909, well know architects Charles A. Reed and Allen H. Stem, from New York, were commissioned by Northern Pacific Railroad to oversee the construction of a train station in Staples. Now, more than a century later, the ol’ depot is once again being designed and built - only...
Ron Murray won the race for Staples Mayor, while Mary Jo Goff, Roy Miles and Blake Gerard won seats on the Staples City Council. Doug Case, the other candidate for Staples Mayor, will retain his seat on the council because it was not up for election this year. For Staples-Motley School Board, Kyle...
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 six years ago on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. The sheriff’s office is heavily invested in this case with assistance from the Bureau of...
A Veterans Day program will be held Friday, Nov. 11, at 9:30 a.m., in the Staples-Motley High School gym. Prior to the program, at 8:30 a.m., all veterans and their spouses are invited to a special breakfast at Staples-Motley Elementary School. Frank Odell will be the featured speaker at the...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   At the Oct. 19 candidate forum sponsored by LEAP, Staples-Motley School Board candidates discussed district issues including the school’s mission, academics and the school’s position in the community. Erich Heppner, Ryan Wright, Chandler Trout and Bruce Drone were...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   At the Oct. 19 candidate forum sponsored by LEAP, Staples City Council and Mayor candidates discussed downtown revitalization, a healthy community and a perceived divide between the south side and north side of the city. Council candidates Benjamin Johnson, Roy...
Two candidates are running for Mayor of Staples this year, Ron Murray and Doug Case. Below are their responses to five questions that the Staples World asked them: 1. Personal profile (where you live, where you work, family details, education, involvement with the community, etc.) 2. What is the...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School Board accepted some bids but rejected others that were higher than expected and would have put the next building project over budget by about $800,000. The bids were for the elementary gym addition, high school addition and high school...
At no charge to participating schools or students for the Real Men Sing festival, the Staples Area Men’s Chorus books the facility, hires the guest conductors and a voice teacher, buys the music, and provides the afternoon snack, and an evening meal for all participants. So, just how many...
Bruce Martin (left) and Pastor Dan Johnson, pictured in the sanctuary at Casino Assembly of God Church, have been part of the planning for the church’s upcoming Centennial Celebration. They’re looking forward to meeting up with past and present church members during the upcoming weekend, as well as hearing from guest speakers. The public is invited to attend the celebration. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   Casino Assembly of God (AG) Church in rural Pillager will celebrate its Centennial Sept. 14 - 18, with a number of special events planned during that time. The public is invited to hear guest speakers each day, including several former pastors at Casino, the...

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