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The lobby at the new Timberlake Hotel in Staples features high ceilings with tin tiles, a fireplace and seating area, along with views of the pool area. Adjacent to the lobby is a breakfast cafe with ample seating for guests. Pictured above on June 1, from left, are Chris Etzler, Mayor of Staples; Alan and Machel Marshall of Motley, first guests at the hotel; and Lisa Jenkins, Staples. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
It was 76 degrees and sunny June 1, the day the Timberlake Hotel in Staples officially opened for business. At 2 p.m., the first guests  checked in, commenting about the beautiful weather which seemed specially ordered to match the ambiance of the new hotel. Hailing from Motley, Alan and Machel...
Students in Brian Schornack’s Plant Science class planted the planters in Staples May 31. The City of Staples provided new dirt in time for the students to plant the started seedlings they had grown in class. Five 18’x5’ planters - like the large one shown above on Highway 10 - were planted along...
On May 26 at pproximately 1:11 a.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a crash involving a semi vs a house. Wadena County Sheriff’s Dept. responded to a residence, located in Section 36 of Orton Township. Upon arrival the deputy saw a semi-tractor and trailer in the yard...
With blacktop being laid and landscaping being done in this week, the Pullman Townhomes in Staples are on target for people to start moving in on June 1. The photo above was taken from 6th St. NE, north of Chicago Ave. The townhomes were built with help of a tax increment finance (TIF) district...
Thirteen projects that will directly benefit school districts in Region Five are recommended to receive a collective $2.6 million in Innovation Funding from National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) for the 2017-18 school year. Region Five education leaders gathered at NJPA on May 11 for the 2017...
Cell phones and cameras were out and ready as the 2017 Staples-Motley graduates entered the gym for their graduation ceremony. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
...Paul Bunyan gave to me, five Staples-Motley High School graduates.’ Pictured above, from left, in the gymnasium at SMHS are Katie Benson, Coleman Klimek, Cade Bestland, Samantha Svendsen and Noah Han, SMHS seniors who graduated May 26.  To see a video performance of their song, visit the Staples...
Staples-Motley students attaining the highest honor cords at the Cords and Awards ceremony May 26 for the highest academic ranking based on grade point averages were, from left, Norah Anderson, Katie Benson, Hunter Berggren, Taylor Converse, Noah Han, Alisha Johnson, Millie Klefsaas, Matt Miller,...
The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) discussed the relationship between housing and business growth at their May 23 meeting. Board member Doug Case said with the new townhomes going up, the SEDA should concentrate on bringing in more manufacturing businesses. Economic Development...
The Staples-Motley School Board interviewed Ronald Bratlie of Audubon May 25 for the district’s interim superintendent opening. He’s an experienced superintendent currently serving as an interim in the Rothsay School District. However, the board met again May 30 to discuss options in case Bratlie...

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