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The Staples-Motley boys and girls cross country teams ran an early morning workout in the fog at Pine Grove Park on Oct. 7, which created some interesting forest scenery.
Readers of the Staples World had a lot to follow in 2017. The Staples-Motley School Board hosted many discussions on their facility plan, with each one reported in the newspaper. The school also advanced from a discussion about one to one technology to the result of every high school student being...
The school portion of the levy for taxpayers in  the Staples-Motley School District could increase by 16.4 percent over last year’s levy if the school board approves the maximum levy at their special meeting at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 21.  The figures were presented Dec. 18 during the board’s...
Staples City Council members shook hands with retiring City Clerk Phil Lindaman. From left, Rachel Johnson, Ron Murray, Roy Miles (partially hidden), Chris Etzler and Mary Theurer.  For the past 29 years, Staples City Clerk Phil Lindaman has kept track of city budgets, rules and payments. At the...
The facility options for the Staples-Motley School District have been whittled down to three and the next step is more discussion with the community. This was the consensus at the school board’s work session Dec. 11 as they discussed the most recent presentation by FJJ (Foster, Jacobs & Johnson...
Despite three “material weaknesses” and two “significant deficiencies,” the Staples-Motley School District earned an unmodified or “clean” opinion on their annual audit report. Mary Reedy of CliftonLarsonAllen reviewed the 2016-17 fiscal year audit with the school board at a work session Dec. 11....
A development company from St. Cloud has made a proposal to the City of Staples to build 38 apartments, with a second phase of 36 more apartments possible, along Airport Road between the Prairie View Apartments and the Lakewood Pines senior living apartments. The company is asking for tax abatement...
David Jacob Miller, 17, died after a semi truck hit the horse and buggy he was driving on Nov. 30. Around 7:19 a.m., Miller was driving his horse and buggy along Highway 210, southwest of Staples. The semi truck, driven by Douglas Calkins, 60, of Deerwood, was traveling the same direction,...
The Staples City Council had their first look at a revised tobacco ordinance that includes vaping pens and other delivery devices not included in the old city ordinance. The council had some discussion on whether to prevent sampling as part of the ordinance. City Administrator Jerel Nelsen said...
“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”  President  Franklin D. Roosevelt   Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day remembering the attack which took place on...
Schools built to high performance standards lead to higher performing students and lower operating costs. That is the documented conclusion of Staples-Motley interim superintendent Ron Bratlie given to the school board in a work session Nov. 20. The U. S. Department of Education defines a high...

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