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ut they are not something out of a sci-fi movie - like “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” - where an evil alien replaces your beloved grandma with an alien version of her. No, they are little backyard living spaces for people for whom a care center or other facility is not a feasible option. Also...
Staples-Motley Elementary School will have a second section of Kindergarten Jump Start and the high school will have a career advisor, thanks to action taken by the Staples-Motley school board at their July 18 meeting. The Jump Start class is limited to 12 students and as of July 18 the elementary...
The Staples Motley Relay For Life was held July 22 at the Motley Fairgrounds. Six teams participated in the fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Pictured, one of the teams, the Holy Walk-a-molies, are dressed up to start their team lap around the track of luminaries dedicated to cancer...
The filing period for local elections is Aug. 2-16. City, township, school and hospital district seats will be up for election locally. Prospective candidates for mayor and council member must file with the city clerk. Candidates for school board must file at the district office. Township...
A 51-year-old Elk River man has been reported as missing. He was last seen on July 25 at Crookneck Lake in northwest Morrison County. The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports that Glenn Hoppe was at a camper with a friend. He was last seen leaving the camper wearing a bright green shirt, blue...
On July 17 the Staples Police arrested Chad Garrow, 33, Staples, for domestic assault and disorderly conduct. He was transported to the Wadena County Jail. On July 16 police received a report of a financial crime at two businesses on 2nd Ave. NE and 2nd Ave. NW. On July 15 police received a report...
On July 2, Staples Police received an anonymous tip that a female with multiple felony warrants was inside a residence in Staples. A short time later police observed the female getting into a vehicle along with three males.  Police approached the vehicle and could smell marijuana coming from the...
Chris Halverson of Baxter has been hired as the principal at Motley-Staples Middle School, a position he assumed July 1. “I love education and I’m excited for the opportunity to help make a good impact as I work at this new level,” Halverson said recently. Prior to coming on board at the middle...
    After years of patching breakdowns and dealing with service outages, Wadena County offices will soon have a new telephone system in line with today’s security needs and customer requests. At the July 12 county board meeting, commissioners approved purchasing the new telephone system. West...
The Staples City Council took a step towards eliminating a nuisance property that has been a topic of concern in the city for more than five years. At their July 12 meeting the council voted to purchase the property, which could mean the issue could soon be resolved. The council did not discuss the...

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