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Joe Hegarty of Brainerd enjoyed fishing the Crow Wing River near Wahoo Valley in Bullard Township May 14, the second day of fishing opener. A Wadena native, Hegarty said he’s been fishing the Crow Wing for years and has found it to be a great place for Walleye and Northern Pike. He often fishes by...
Lettuce planted in Russell Kleinschmidt’s high tunnel April 30, was ready to be harvested May 9. There are a number of other vegetables in the high tunnel as well, including tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage, kale, mustard, bok choy and carrots. They were planted at various times, with the earliest being March 22; and will be harvested throughout the summer. Some of the plants, like carrots, were planted from seed in the high tunnel; and others were started by seed in Kleinschmidt’s basement and transplanted at a
This is the second in a series of articles about gardening, as the Staples World follows the work of Russell Kleinschmidt, from planting to harvest.   Kleinschmidt Farms  CSA members (Community Supported Agriculture) have received their first delivery of the early season, which included spring...
Question: What are the seat belt law exemptions in Minnesota? Answer: Law enforcement is focused on educating the public on the dangers of not wearing a seatbelt in a motor vehicle. Working as a state trooper for the last 18 years, I have seen the tragic outcomes that result all too often when not...
The Staples Memorial Day service is planned for Monday, May 29, at Ever Green Hill Cemetery at 9 a.m. The rain location will be at Centennial Auditorium at Staples-Motley High School. Volunteers are welcome to help put flags on veterans graves, starting Monday, May 22 at 5 p.m. The group will meet...
Staples Police collected 153 pounds of prescription pills in the drug drop box located at the Staples Police Dept. The drugs were transported to the Todd County Sheriff’s Office for incineration. The prescription drop box is emptied periodically as it gets full. Other reports into the Staples...
Mitch Pearlstein will speak Tuesday, May 16, at 6 p.m. at Twisted Sister’s in Staples,located at 119 3rd St NE on the corner of 2nd Ave. and 3rd St NE. The event is sponsored by Crossroads Conservatives. Dr. Pearlstein’s topic is “Great Jobs Without A Four-Year Degree - What It Means for Students,...
Students who were given special recognition at the Staples-Motley speech banquet on April 30 included, front row from left, Samantha Svendsen,  All-Pro and Top Speaker awards; Cade Bestland, Staples Lions Club award for outstanding speech at the state tournament; Alex Erickson, Most Dedicated; back...
Healthy Kids Collaborative members accepts the $2,500 award from the First International Bank & Trust Live First Community Grant. From left, Hallie Bergeson, Marge Lelwica, Elizabeth Quillo, Heidi Chapman, Alicia Bauman, Kayla Miller, Jef Cichos, First International Bank, Katie Paine-Santos and...
Chris Kappler
National Joint Powers Alliance Education Solutions recognizes the profound impact of educators and celebrated the work of several area educators from Region 5 schools recently at its fourth annual Educators of Excellence Awards Banquet held at Grand View Lodge, near Brainerd. Among those honored...
Staples-Motley Elementary School Social Worker Hallie Bergeson (left) and Principal Kathy Johnson place a Cardinal Pax into a student’s backpack in their locker on Fridays which provides healthy food over the weekend. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Healthy kids are getting healthy food, thanks to a new program in the Staples-Motley schools. The Healthy Kids Collaborative is a group started by Lakewood Health System, Staples after their Community Health Needs Assessment found that 19.3 percent of area children are food insecure, meaning they...

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