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The oath of office was given by Judge Sally Robertson, center, to these individuals on Jan. 3 prior to beginning their business for the new year. Each will serve a four year term. From left are Chuck Horsager, District 4 commissioner; Curtis Bryniarski, recently appointed Wadena County  Deputy...
The Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) has surpassed 300 certified farms, marking a year of strong growth with a milestone. This voluntary program works with farmers and landowners to identify and mitigate risks to water quality on a field by field basis. The...
Question: What items should I have in my vehicle during this extreme cold weather? What is the proper procedure if I become stranded and/or go off the road? Answer: With the recent below zero temperatures, being prepared with an emergency kit and plan can save your life. We recommend the following...
The public is invited to join Todd County Citizens Against Drugs coalition members for an engaging presentation on Rewriting the Rural Narrative by Extension Senior Research Fellow Ben Winchester.  It seems the rural story has already been told. Small towns keep getting smaller.  Churches, schools...
The Staples Police Department assisted the Minnesota State Patrol and county law enforcemen officers with multiple cars going off area roads. Among the reports: Dec. 25 and Dec. 27, cars were towed from Airport Rd in Staples; Dec. 27, two rollovers on Hwy 10 near Aldrich; Dec. 28, one vehicle in...
The Staples Police Department assisted the Minnesota State Patrol and county law enforcemen officers with multiple cars going off area roads. Among the reports: Dec. 25 and Dec. 27, cars were towed from Airport Rd in Staples; Dec. 27, two rollovers on Hwy 10 near Aldrich; Dec. 28, one vehicle in...
A snowplow passes emergency vehicles at an accident scene on Jan. 10 in Aldrich. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a car driven by Kaitlynn Swank, 18, of Verndale, hit the back of an SUV driven by Robert Hirschey, 83, of Cushing, after a semi passed both vehicles, reducing visibility. In an...
Three members were elected to the Staples-Motley School Board Nov. 8 and they took their oath of office at the board’s organizational meeting Jan. 3. From left are Bryan Winkels, Greg Frisk and Chad Longbella. Seated is Mary Freeman, board chair. (Staples World photo by Brenda Halvorson)  
Contractors work grinding and polishing the lobby floor at Northern Pacific Historical Depot, Staples, part of the restoration and rehabilitation project. At right, Bess McCollough, historic architect  with Collaborative Design Group; Jerry Thiessen, project manager for Alliance Building Corp.; and...
A bus-car accident occurred at the intersection of Warner Road and 8th Street NE in Staples on Jan. 9, around 9:20 a.m. The bus driver, Robert Erickson, 67, told police he did not see the car when he pulled into the intersection. The car driven by Tiffany Brandt, 31, of Staples, was traveling east...

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