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Lillie Payne and her son, Auston Payne, both of Staples, stocked up on household supplies at Dollar General in Staples March 13. A sign posted in the toilet paper aisle says that customers are limited to two packages each. Store employee Justin Eckenrode (not pictured) said that the sign had been posted the day before in response to the exorbitant amount of toilet paper people had recently begun purchasing. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   The COVID-19 coronavirus is at the forefront of national news stories, as well as conversations throughout our local area.  Since January, when this novel virus first came onto the scene in the United States, there have been 41 deaths, a total of 1,629 cases,...
The CARE Board has decided to cancel the Community Meals for March through May in Staples and Motley due to Coronavirus medical concerns. This completes the Community Meals for 2020.
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   At their March 2 meeting, the Staples-Motley School District accepted a $1.89 million bid from Eagle Construction of Little Falls for building and HVAC projects at the elementary school and high school. The projects had been recommended after a building study by...
Are you interested in getting involved in a community organization? Perhaps you thought about it in the past, but weren’t sure where to start. Over the next several months, the Staples World will feature information on a variety of organizations in the Staples-Motley area that are always looking...
Staples Staples Area Food Shelf would like to call attention to the Annual March Food Share Month. During March, Minnesota food shelves conduct their major campaign for funds and food shelf items. The funds and food items collected in March help determine the grant amounts available from Hunger...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   After a couple of months on his new job, Staples Public Works Director Scott Grabe is pleased to be a part of a system that is functioning well. “I like the team, the work and the people,” said Grabe (prounounced gray-bee). He said that is the result of the good...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School District is looking at the state of the school’s girls swim team, which had fewer participants this fall than in past years. The school does not have a boys swim team. At the Feb. 10 school board work session, Activities Director Blake...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples City Council approved a resolution that will start the process of a possible sales tax in the city. At the Feb. 11 council meeting, the council approved city officials to request legislative approval to hold a referendum on a local sales tax. City...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   With input from students, staff, and community members, the Staples-Motley School District showed a first draft of their new continuous improvement plan at a school board work session on Feb. 10. The information was presented by Staples-Motley Teaching and...
Renovation of the Batcher Block Opera House was included in a list of recommended funding for the upcoming state bonding bill. The bonding bill still has to go through the state senate and house of representatives before any funding is approved, but Staples Economic Development Director Melissa...

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