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After several hours at the scene of a controlled burn at the Motley Motel April 29, Motley firefighters worked to put all of their equipment and gear away. Pictured above in front of the last remaining remnants of the motel are, from left, Lonna Dille, Jim Uhlman, Chief Todd Judd; and Nick Dille, 2nd Asst. Chief. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
All that’s left of the Motley Motel is a sign that lost its neon years ago; and some assorted memories of the building along Hwy 10 first known as the El-Ray Motel. On April 29, the motel was burned to the ground by dozens of firefighters participating in a controlled burn. The event was organized...
Second grade students come to art class for a closer view of the 3D printer. From left, Ty Mumm, Bella Hines, Lillian Czechowicz and Tristyn Janssen. The spool of plastic filament at the top feeds the printer.  
On April 16, Staples Police responded to the 1400 block of 3rd St NE for a report of possible drug use, and a noise complaint. While investigating, police arrested Jade Nickels for a felony order of protection violation and a felony DANCO violation. Other reports included: April 16; Staples Police...
Camp Invention, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to Central Lakes College the week of July 17- 21. Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing inventors and invention, promoting...
With nearly 350 members and guests in attendance, Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative held their 77th Annual Meeting at Wadena’s Memorial Auditorium April 20.  In the board of director elections, Nominating Committee Chair, Jerry Miller, announced that incumbents Dale Adams, Norm Krause and Gene Kern...
The combined men’s chorus groups perform  their final song at the Big Sing event, held April 23, at the Staples-Motley High School gym. In front are; Central Minnesota Boys Choir and Land O’Lakes Choirboys, singing “What Will We Promise” written by guest conductor Christopher Aspaas. The men’s...
The Crisis Line and Referral Service has partnered with Canvas Health to bring to the five-county area a new 24/7 suicide prevention texting program called TXT4LIFE. The two entities will be educating students, teachers and community members on suicide prevention while providing them with resources...
A regular construction meeting for the Timberlake Hotel turned into a showcase of different possibilities of what people will see when they visit or drive past the hotel in Staples. Six students from the Central Lakes College landscaping class came up with six very different designs for the hotel...
A log grapple feeds a load of wood logs and tree limbs into a wood chipper in rural Pillager recently, one of the steps taken by Rod Enberg of Enberg Logging, Motley, in producing wood chips for biomass energy.
Rod Enberg, a one-time watch-repairman, has been in the logging business since 1982, and has owned Enberg Logging in rural Motley since 1985. Located in Cass County along Hwy 64, Enberg Logging encompasses 160 acres and is home to a vast array of equipment, thousands of cords of wood, and hundreds...
By Karin Nauber Todd County reporter   “There’s a lot going on - a lot of opportunity and needs - a lot to get excited about.” Those are the words of Joe Hatch who has been serving as Todd County coordinator since Feb. 27. He also oversees the human resources department. “Things are going well....

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