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The Staples City Council reported on their April 25 closed meeting to conduct their annual performance review of City Administrator Jerel Nelsen.  At the May 9 meeting, Mayor Chris Etzler said Nelsen was evaluated on 10 behaviors, and was rated between sucessful and superior on all ten. Etzler said...
Thirteen churches in eight Minnesota communities have been intentionally started on fire since 2012. The Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division (SFMD) and local authorities are renewing a call for the public to come forward with information about the unsolved cases, including last...
 “The Good Life” has been chosen to represent Region Five as a regional brand. “It states very simply how residents feel about the region. We have a good life - abundant natural resources, small town feel, access to health care, and important amenities such as strong school systems, access to local...
Staples Lions Clubs presented Sacred Heart Area School students with trees from the Fourth Grade Foresters USA program to plant on April 28. Pictured, front row from left, fourth grade teacher Rachel Przybilla, Axel Merten, Lilly Tyrrell, Jade Storry and Joe Zimmerman; back, Principal Jim Opelia,...
Family and friends look to Central Lakes College graduates during their graduation ceremony on May 10. This year for the first time the graduation was held at the CLC campus in Staples, in the newly refurbished commons area. CLC President Hara Charlier said the students chose to sit to the side of...
The City of Staples held its first visioning session for their Comprehansive Plan on May 4 at the Staples Community Center. The purpose of this event was to gain valuable insight of city residents. Participants worked with steering committee members to identify their needs, ideas, strengths,...
Eleven applications were received for the job of interim superintendent of Staples-Motley Schools by the May 15 deadline.  The applications will be discussed at a special board meeting Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in the high school media center.  Board members were to visit the district office...
In a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional. The historic decision, which brought an end to federal tolerance of racial...
Brooke and Dr. Seth Dokken, with their daughter Adriane (not pictured, daughter Aleese), with Dr. Jackie McCall and Shannon Ostlund of the Midwest Family Eye Center. The Dokken’s business, Staples Eye Clinic, is purchasing McCall’s Staples business while she concentrates on her business in Baxter. Ostlund will stay on as an employee. Dr. Dokken said they have decided to see all their patients at the Staples Eye Clinic. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Seth and Brooke Dokken are purchasing the Midwest Family Eye Center practice in Staples and merging it with their business, Staples Eye Clinic. “We will be a full-time, fully equipped optimetric practice,” said Seth Dokken. Dr. Jackie McCall is leaving the Staples office of Midwest Family Eye...
At their regular meeting on May 2, Todd County Commissioners completed a sale of two parcels to the City of Staples. The parcels, which were tax-forfeited, both were condemned by an inspector. Staples City Administrator Jerel Nelsen met with the commissioners during a work session on April 25 to...

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