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The finished “Railroad Crossing” barn quilt is now up at the Staples Depot. Pictured are Staples Historical Society members with Ashley Smith, who painted the 4 ft. by 4 ft. quilt. From left are Sally Gorton, Pat Miller, Tom Kajer, Smith and Tom Crawford. The depot quilt has been added to the Barn...
The Healthy Kids Collaborative is working to improve nutrition in the Staples-Motley schools. The daily meals won’t change much, but kids will be more informed and aware of the healthy choices in the lunch line. Kayla Miller, Lakewood Health System’s Community Health Project Coordinator, said...
t’s for lunch” each day, as the Healthy Kids Collaborative works at improving choices in all of the Staples-Motley schools. Above, Food Service Director Shelly Miller, Kayla Miller of Lakewood Health System and Elizabeth Quillo of the U of M Extension team up to create a “Smart Lunchroom Scorecard...
Heather Moline has joined Horizon Health, Inc. as their new hospice director. She brings over 19 years of nursing experience, knowledge and skills along with an MBA in Healthcare Administration. “With the hospice movement growing, my vision strives for the commitment of providing quality end of...
Kassie Heisserer was recently named the Executive Director of Bridges of Hope. Heisserer replaces former Executive Director Jana Shogren who left to take a position with the Central Lakes College Foundation.  Heisserer has worked at Bridges of Hope since 2004, most recently as Development Manager,...
As cold weather sweeps into the state, the Minnesota Commerce Department is encouraging low-income Minnesotans to get help with paying their heating bills through the state’s Energy Assistance Program. “The cold weather may have been slow in arriving this winter, but we know there will be plenty of...
Livestock producers can apply for a portion of $2 million in grants available for on-farm improvements as part of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) program. With funds awarded during the Fiscal Year 2015 Livestock Investment Grant,...
People in Staples, across Minnesota and around the country are commemorating the life of Duane Lund, the former Staples School District Superintendent who was known for accomplishing community and economic development while working for the school. According to his friends and associates, Lund’s...
The Heartland Symphony Orchestra (HSO) invites students or any other young musicians to audition for the 2017 Youth Concerto Competition.  Auditions will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m.-noon  at the St. Francis Music Center in Little Falls. Up to two winners will perform with the HSO at its...
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently released the 2016 Statewide Freight System Plan, which guides the agency and its partners in preserving and improving the state’s freight transportation system. The freight plan describes the state’s current freight system and its role in...

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