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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...
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...

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