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Should the Staples-Motley School District close one building and operate out of two buildings for the 2019-20 school year? What would that look like? What efficiencies in budget and in staff could be realized?  How would those changes affect plans for the proposed addition to the elementary school...
Staples-Motley Superintendent Ron Bratlie showed the school’s building plans to the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) at their meeting held Sept. 25. SEDA Board member Doug Case said he doesn’t want to see the high school building eventually abandoned and become an eyesore in the middle...
Six members of the Staples Fire Department, along with a few significant others, participated at the Memorial  Stair Climb in Green Bay, Wisc., on Sept. 22.  Pictured above, front row,from left: Brandon Brusewitz, Austin Redemske. Middle: Sherri Holst, Darren Holst. Back: Kim Petrich, Scott Braith, Donald Brusewitz, Cameron Larson, Trisha Larson. (Submitted photo).
Six Staples firefighters recently participated in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisc. The annual event is a tribute to the 343 firefighters who gave their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, during the tragic events at the World Trade Center in New York City that day.  “It was...
Todd County commissioners set the preliminary tax levy at a 5.63 percent increase over last year, at the Sept. 18 meeting. The preliminary 2019 levy of $16,408,853 includes an additional $500,000 for the county capital improvement fund.  The board considered four options for the preliminary levy...
Twenty-eight veterans were honored at a special “Welcome Home” event at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples Sept. 22.  The ceremony included a Litany for Veterans led by Pastor Carl Larson, a medal presentation, special music by Gary and Dawn Timbs, blessing of the flags, and a video of local veteran...
Citizen Roger Dukowitz addressed the board during the public comment portion of the Sept. 18 meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners regarding the Expo building on the county fairgrounds.  He said that if his house needed shingles, he wouldn’t tear it down to replace them. He would...
Voting for the 2018 General Election began Sept. 21. Minnesota voters can request an absentee ballot quickly and easily at mnvotes.org using the online application. Voters can also request an absentee ballot by downloading the “2018 Minnesota Absentee Ballot Application” and returning it to their...
Is your organization or group in need of funding to support a community project? The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation (SMACF) is accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations within the Staples Motley School District boundaries.  The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation...
Actor Kevin Olsen sets a bag on the table to initiate conversation about poverty. At the table, front: Jerel Nelsen, Kathy Annette, Blandin President/CEO, left, along with other Blandin trustees. Other actors included Amy Hunter, Heidi Brings, Julie Mertens and Jim Vollegraaf.   
The Staples City Council approved a preliminary tax levy with an increase of 11 percent, but with a higher tax capacity within the city, property taxes on homes should go down next year. City Administrator Jerel Nelsen said there are several budget increases that are necessary, such as salary...

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