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Concern for police officers and their families has inspired Tina Maros to organize two candlelight vigils, on Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. 20, 8-10:30 p.m., on the overpass above Hwy 10 west in Staples. The events are “to honor fallen officers around the country, to show our appreciation and...
Voters will have choices  between the familiar faces of incumbents and the new faces of challengers in local races when they go to the polls Nov. 8. The filing period closed Aug. 16. Staples-Motley School Board incumbents Chad Longbella and Bryan Winkels, both of Staples, will be joined on the...
At the Aug. 9 county board meeting, architect Chad Bormann of BHH Partners, Perham, presented Wadena County Commissioners with two options for the facade of the new annex building: (1) lower half of red brick and upper of tan stucco, and (2) lower half of concrete blocks and upper half of stucco...
Liz Koskiniemi (left), a member of the Staples Motley Area Women of Today, was recently awarded with a State Presidential Pin for her volunteer services with the local chapter. The Presidential Pin is awarded to an exclusive number of state members who go above and beyond to make their communities a better place. District Director Barb Zeroth of the Rice Chapter (right) presented the award. (Submitted photo)
Would you like to: meet new people, have a night out for yourself, give back to your community, try new things or enrich your leadership skills? If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these, the Staples Motley Area Women of Today extend to you an invitation to join. Meetings are held on the first...
Following a closed board meeting on July 26 to discuss labor strategy, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners reconvened their open meeting to approve a 2 percent pay raise for all human services non-supervisory and confidential employees, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016. The move comes shortly after...
The ‘Multiples of Lakewood,’ facilitated by Dr. Christine Albrecht, is a support group for parents of twins, triplets; and expectant parents of multiples that meets bi-monthly at the main campus of Lakewood Health System in Staples. This group promotes networking and the sharing of ideas to start...
On Aug. 8, Staples Police conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 10 for obstructed view and over the fog line. Police could smell an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. After searching the vehicle, Police cited Mariesha Voss, 21, of Cambridge for possession of a small amount of marijuana in a motor...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Aug. 3 - The MPD assisted the Staples Police Department with a juvenile who was out of control. Aug. 2 - The MPD assisted the MCSO and Scandia Valley first response team...
“I am impressed with the people of Staples and their can-do attitude,” said Mike Ives at the groundbreaking of the Timberlake Hotel in Staples. The Ives family is building the hotel and naming it after their Timberlake Lodge in Grand Rapids. Above, from left, are Rick Utech, Todd County Development...
Staples Police Officer, Jacob Maros  offers a hand, to a character actor Linda Flanders, to help her off a bridge railing. This is in a training scenario, where Flanders is also the instructor for the course. Character actors helped guide officers to deal with people in crisis situations. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The first step is to take a deep breath. “You can’t go wrong with getting someone to breathe,” Linda Flanders told a group of 16 area law enforcement officers and first responders during a training at National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) in Staples on Aug. 4.  Flanders, who is from Red Wing, led...

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