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By Karin Nauber, Todd County reporter   As the final action taken during their regular meeting Dec. 19, the Todd County Board of Commissioners approved the final 2018 budget at $34,573,613. Auditor/Treasurer Denise Gaida said that the preliminary levy in September was a 4.13 percent increase. The...
Lakewood Health System invites the public to the opening of its newly expanded clinic in Staples Friday, Jan. 5 from 5-7 p.m. Attendees are asked to use Entrance B, at the south end of the building (49725 Cty. 83, Staples). Tours will be offered of the new- space.  The Staples clinic expansion...
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...
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 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...
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....
Why did my taxes go up? What changed? Do I qualify for Homestead? How do I apply? What’s going on with other properties around the county? According to Todd County Auditor/Treasurer Denise Gaida, these types of questions account for about 80 percent of the calls her office receives when the annual...
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,...

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