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Motley Firefighters Nick Dille (left) and Bryan Stevens spent ten days in Oregon helping to fight the wildfires there, along with six days of round-trip travel. They worked a total of 222 hours during that time. They are pictured near Hope Mountain in Oregon during a break.
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   It wasn’t an easy assignment, but both Nick Dille and Bryan Stevens, members of the Motley Fire Department, said they’d travel across the country again to help battle wildfires if called upon in the future. The MFD firefighters returned home Oct. 1, after...
Five candidates for three seats on the Staples-Motley School Board were asked the following questions: 1. What is your background experience that will help you on the school board?  2. The school is undergoing a facilities study that may result in a building referendum. Why do you think the last...
From Todd County Health and Human Services   Todd County has experienced a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the past three weeks, with 124 cases being reported between Sept. 20-Oct. 12. These cases are spread out across the county and include residents of all ages. The majority of cases...
Cory Detloff
Central Lakes College has named Cory Detloff as its new Director of the Ag & Energy Center and Farm Business Management. Detloff replaces Keith Olander, who has served in the roles since 2014. Olander will remain in his current physical location and work with Detloff through the transition....
Wadena County Attorney, Kyra Ladd, has been appointed to the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz.  Ladd replaces Washington County Attorney Peter Orput, who resigned August 1, 2020, due to medical reasons.  The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission (MSGC)...
2020-2021 homecoming court candidates were announced recently at the Staples-Motley High School football field. From left are Emmet Anderson, Max Strickland, Heidi Lombard, Logen Weite, Rose Han, Cole Winkels,  Lizzy Noble, Payton Bjerga. Not pictured: Ava Schneider   The king and queen will be...
A free food distribution for those in need of food or those newly struggling to make ends meet due to the COVID-19 crises will be held Thursday, Oct. 15, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Staples-Motley Elementary School parking lot in Staples. The event is hosted by the Staples and Motley Area Food Shelves,...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   JLG Architects has been selected to help guide the Staples-Motley School District in options pertaining to their building needs. Their hiring came after a recent interview process led by ICS Consultants and the school board’s Facilities Planning Committee,...
The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation (SMACF) announced the 2020 grant round. The SMACF is a Partner Fund of the Initiative Foundation, established with the mission to develop and strengthen community resources and to enhance the quality of life of individuals, families and organizations in...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   After a train stopped traffic in Staples for 20 minutes, the Staples City Council talked about putting up signs to reroute traffic in those instances. On Sept. 6, the Staples Police Department issued a ticket to the BNSF railroad for stopping a train in the...

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