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IPM or integrated pest management is a planned strategy for dealing with pests of any kind (weeds, insects, fungus, bacteria, rodents, etc.). Integrated pest management is not “What chemical can I use this year that the pests aren’t resistant to?” Although pesticides may be part of the plan it...
The Staples City Council held a short meeting on June 13 in which they: o Heard from City Administrator Jerel Nelsen that the Minnesota Legislature is proposing a three percent LGA increase for next year, plus some additional transportation aid. o Heard from Public Works Director Doug Bendorf that...
On June 22, 1944, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the G.I. Bill, an unprecedented act of legislation designed to compensate returning members of the armed services–known as G.I.s–for their efforts in World War II. The American Legion successfully fought for many of the provisions...
The L.A. (Leader Area) Pig Races were a big hit with people of all ages during last Saturday’s June Fest in Motley. Owner Gary Dauer was emcee at the event which included games and relays for both children and adults, music, prizes and of course, the infamous racing pigs. See more June Fest photos...
Enbridge’s preferred route (APR), the black line, would dip down to the northern portion of Wadena County, then go straight east to Superior, Wisc. One of the alternatives, the red line, keeps going through Wadena County to the Staples area and then south of Motley and into the Lincoln Lakes area and past Little Falls before heading back up to Superior.
Environmental factors were weighed against economic factors during a public meeting in Staples on June 14 about the Enbridge oil pipeline proposal. The meeting was held at the Staples Community Center by the Minnesota Department of Commerce to discuss the Line 3 project, in which Enbridge has...
After running a relay from Wadena to Staples, Wadena County Sheriff’s Office personnel and one Minnesota State Patrol officer pause for a photo after arriving at their destination. From left, support crew Brody Wangsness and Tim Stroeing, with runners Tyler Wheeler, Brett Farniok, Troy Wangsness...
Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples, held their board meeting on June 13 at 1 p.m.  Items on the agenda included a discussion on water availability at the cemetery. After several water line breaks this spring and an extremely large water bill, the board voted to eliminate city water at the cemetery....
The Upper Mississippi River - Brainerd watershed, which includes parts of Todd, Morrison, Crow Wing, Cass and Aitkin counties, includes 212 lakes larger than 10 acres, and 2,149 river miles - sources of economy, recreation and tourism for the area. While the health of Todd County’s waters are...
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking public review and comment of a draft proposal for regulating the use of nitrogen fertilizer in Minnesota.  The purpose of the proposed Nitrogen Fertilizer Rule is to minimize the potential for nitrate-nitrogen contamination from fertilizer in...
On the morning of June 8 vans, trucks and trailers were loaded with equipment from the Freshwater Alternative Learning Center in Staples and moved fo their new location at Central Lakes College. The building, owned by the Staples-Motley School District, is being sold to Roach Properties, the...

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