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By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Natasha Myers, Verndale, is scheduled to make her first appearance in Todd County Court on April 16, in front of Judge Daniel Benson. Myers is being charged with one felony and one gross misdemeanor for financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Myers was an...
The Angst film made such a splash among those who attended, a second showing was requested for interested people who were unable to come to the first event. The new film showing will be Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Motley United Methodist Church. A discussion will follow the 45 minute film....
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Two members of the Staples City Council asked to add a prayer at the beginning of every council meeting. Mayor Ron Murray brought up the topic and said he had been talking about it with council member Roy Miles, who is a pastor at the Assembly of God Church in...
An AMBER Alert issued by the Todd County Sheriff’s Office March 15, 2024, resulted in the arrest of a 36-year-old woman who now faces assault, neglect and torture charges. Jennifer M. Stately of Red Lake was arrested and is being held in the Todd County Detention Center for Felony 3rd Degree...
After an investigation into financial exploitation of vulnerable adults in Staples, Staples Police have filed a criminal complaint on Natasha Myers, 32, of  rural Verndale.  The complaint claims she exploited $15,865.14 from residents at a care facility in Staples. She is charged with Felony...
Five athletes, two teams, one coach and a pair of community contributors were announced as the 2024 class of the Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame. The two teams are the 1978 and 1979 Staples wrestling teams and the 1998 and 1999 Staples Motley boys cross country teams. The individual athletes...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School District is spending about 30 percent more for special education this year, Superintendent Shane Tappe told the school board at their Feb. 26 meeting. Business Manager Ellie Hill also told the board that the early childhood program is...
On Feb. 22, Staples Police and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension arrested North Allen Wiebesick, 36, of Staples, on charges of interference with privacy and 3 counts of possession of child pornography. He was taken to the Todd County Detention Center. Staples Police investigated a...
Volunteers are being sought to deliver meals for the “Meals on Wheels” program in Staples. Meals on Wheels is part of the Staples Nutrition Site based at the Staples Community Center. Volunteers deliver prepared meals weekdays, on average taking about one hour.  If interested call 218-894-2556, Mon...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School Board reviewed a communication plan presented by Staci Headley, the district’s marketing director. The board also reviewed a survey of school staff. The plan was presented at the Feb. 5, 2024 school board work session and included an...

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