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Several Memorial Day events will be held on Monday, May 29, in the Staples and Motley area. The Staples service will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be U.S. Marine Corp and Army veteran Larry Doucette of Staples. Pastor Roy Miles will give the invocation, Brian...
Thirteen-year-old Rose Han of Staples gets a hug from the Scripps Bee (aka Cheryl Koll of Motley) at her recent surprise party held at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Han will compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., May 28 - June 2. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Out of 11 million hopeful spellers from classrooms across the United States, only 291 will be competing at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. next week. Rose Han of Staples, 13, is one of them. It’s a dream come true for Rose, an eighth grader at Staples-Motley High School, who...
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand...
Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses stolen personal information to file a fraudulent tax return to claim a refund.  IRS statistics show a 148 percent increase in tax-related identity theft incidents between 2014 and 2015. The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) reports that for several...
From Snapchatting to shopping for cars while behind the wheel, more than a thousand drivers made the choice to focus on activities other than driving during the statewide extra distracted enforcement period April 10-23.  Police officers, sheriff deputies and MN State Patrol participated in the...
On May 10 the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an individual thought to have brought a possible pipe bomb into the city offices in Menahga. The individual was asked to leave and was told to call the sheriff’s office.  A short time later, the individual contacted the sheriff’s office,...
The Staples City Council reported on their April 25 closed meeting to conduct their annual performance review of City Administrator Jerel Nelsen.  At the May 9 meeting, Mayor Chris Etzler said Nelsen was evaluated on 10 behaviors, and was rated between sucessful and superior on all ten. Etzler said...
Thirteen churches in eight Minnesota communities have been intentionally started on fire since 2012. The Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division (SFMD) and local authorities are renewing a call for the public to come forward with information about the unsolved cases, including last...
 “The Good Life” has been chosen to represent Region Five as a regional brand. “It states very simply how residents feel about the region. We have a good life - abundant natural resources, small town feel, access to health care, and important amenities such as strong school systems, access to local...
Staples Lions Clubs presented Sacred Heart Area School students with trees from the Fourth Grade Foresters USA program to plant on April 28. Pictured, front row from left, fourth grade teacher Rachel Przybilla, Axel Merten, Lilly Tyrrell, Jade Storry and Joe Zimmerman; back, Principal Jim Opelia,...

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