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Five newly elected members of the Staples City Council took the oath of office as they began their new terms on the council. From left, Rachel Johnson, Chris Etzler, Mary Theurer, Doug Case and Brian Fisher. Johnson and Fisher are starting their first term on the council, while Etzler was re-elected as mayor and Theurer and Case were re-elected as council members. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples City Council discussed shoveling sidewalks and ice skating at their Jan. 10 meeting. Council member Doug Case said residents had asked him if the city was going to have a skating rink this year. City Administrator Jerel Nelsen said there were no plans to start one. He said in past years...
Panelists who will help facilitate discussions following the screening of “Being Mortal,” from left, Dr. Julie Benson, Daryl Jacobson, Lakewood Health System Chaplain, Dan Frank of the Initiative Foundation and Lonna Dille, Lakewood Health System licensed social worker (LSW). (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
e is going to die soon is one of the most avoided conversations in the medical world. Part of it can be that the patient or their family isn’t ready to hear that prognosis. There is also hesitation from medical professionals who likewise want to keep hope alive even if they see no other outlet. “It...
There was standing room only at Motley Free Methodist Church Jan. 17, as hundreds of mourners came to pay their final respects to 20-year-old Alan Dumpprope of Motley, who died Jan. 13, as the result of a trailer home fire. A sign at the front of the church, “Life is Precious,” was a reminder to all who attended Dumpprope’s Celebration of Life service, officiated by Pastor Jim Johnson.
Tragedy struck twice in Cass County this past week, taking the lives of two young men from the local community.  On Jan. 10, 18-year-old Devin Alexander, a senior at Pillager High School, died as the result of a two-vehicle crash in Sylvan Township; and on the morning of Jan. 13, a trailer house...
On Jan. 11, at 2:47 p.m., Staples Police received a report of a stolen vehicle from the Clark Station in Staples. A description of the vehicle was put out and the Motley Police Dept. located the vehicle, which fled and started a pursuit involving Motley Police Dept. and Morrison County Sheriff’s...
Farm recycling dumpsters being delivered in Winona County. The Central Minnesota dumpster hub is located at the Pope County Fairgrounds in Glenwood. (Submitted photo)
Farmers have heard about this, now it’s here, on the ground, in Minnesota. The first 400 new Ag Plastic Recycling Dumpsters were delivered January 9, to the Pope County Fairgrounds in Glenwood. The program, offered by Revolution Plastics, is part of an effort led by a core group of nine Central...
The Minnesota Department of Revenue will open state individual income tax filing season Jan. 23. For the benefit and convenience of Minnesotans, this is the same day as the Internal Revenue Service. The filing deadline to submit 2016 tax returns is Monday, April 18, rather than the traditional...
Liz Koskiniemi, left, of the Staples Motley Area Women of Today, presented a $250 check to Gloria Palmer, president of the Friends of the Staples Public Library to support library programming. The funds were earned during the annual Railroad Days Car Show organized by the Women of Today. Koskiniemi...
Three members were elected to the Staples-Motley School Board Nov. 8 and they took their oath of office at the board’s organizational meeting Jan. 3. From left are Bryan Winkels, Greg Frisk and Chad Longbella. Seated is Mary Freeman, board chair. (Staples World photo by Brenda Halvorson)  
Contractors work grinding and polishing the lobby floor at Northern Pacific Historical Depot, Staples, part of the restoration and rehabilitation project. At right, Bess McCollough, historic architect  with Collaborative Design Group; Jerry Thiessen, project manager for Alliance Building Corp.; and...
A bus-car accident occurred at the intersection of Warner Road and 8th Street NE in Staples on Jan. 9, around 9:20 a.m. The bus driver, Robert Erickson, 67, told police he did not see the car when he pulled into the intersection. The car driven by Tiffany Brandt, 31, of Staples, was traveling east...

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