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The home of Leona Blonigan was severly damaged by a fire on Jan. 9. The home is on Portage Loop, 10 miles south of Staples near Sylvan Shores. Staples and Motley fire departments responded and battled the fire for three hours, through snow and cold and wind. Staples Fire Chief Scott Braith said the...
The Todd County Commissioners approved the budget and fee increases for the solid waste department at their Dec. 29 meeting. The budget for the Solid Waste Enterprise Fund shows revenues of $1,831,888 but expenditures of $2,138,019 for a 2017 projected loss of $306,131. Board Chair Barb Becker...
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will be conducting a mail ballot election to fill board vacancies for Minnesota’s barley, beef, corn, and soybean research and promotion councils. Elected members serve three year terms, directing the investment of their councils’ check-off program...
A public hearing was held Dec. 20 at the regular meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners for issues related to Solid Waste. Mike Hanan who acts as the director, said that solid waste has two main sources of revenue:  o Tipping fees and MSW disposal fees, and  o Parcel fees. The purpose of...
Staples-Motley third grade students enjoyed swim time at the Staples Community Center Jan. 3, part of the school’s Activity Day. Children and their parents can swim FREE on family swim days, every Saturday, from noon-3 p.m. January through March. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
The steps were the last to go during the recent demolition of the apartment building along Hwy 10 in Staples, next to Taylor Funeral Home (the former city hall building). The building, owned by Taylor Funeral Home, was razed in order to put in a parking lot for their establishment. Originally, the...
Staples Community Center lifeguard Lili Schneider shares some information with a swimmer. Lifeguards will help record the swimmers miles in the “Swim the Mississippi” contest, which began in January. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson
The world’s most commmon New Year’s resolutions are to exercise more/lose weight. The Staples Community Center has new opportunities to help with those resolutions and more. The Lakewood Health System Foundation is sponsoring free family swims every Saturday, January through March from noon-3 p.m....
“Who in Todd County gets a 15 percent salary increase?” asked Commissioner Randy Neumann as the Todd County Board of Commissioners reviewed a 14.8 percent salary increase request from County Recorder Cheryl Perish. A motion and a second were waived so that Perish could come forward and talk about...
In his many walks of life, Ray Gildow keeps an eye on the future. People in Staples know Gildow as a television talk show host, educator, coach, musician, fishing guide and outdoors columnist. Gildow said he’s not a true futurist, but follows the subject and it will be the topic of his speech at...
A baby boy, Chase Lane Peterson, is Lakewood Health’s 2017 New Year’s baby. Baby Chase was born at 6:26 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2017, his parents are Mercedes Bollin and Matthew Peterson of Browerville.The family was given a handmade quilt from Judy Droubie of the Piecemakers Quilt Club. They also received...

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