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The most noticed change for visitors at the Staples Historic Depot are the new bathrooms. Above is the women’s bathroom with new sinks, new flooring which meets/mixes with the old floor and new wall tiles mixed in with the historic tiles where it was possible. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson...
People who were involved with the recent renovation project at the Staples Historic Depot did a final walk-through March 3. Much of the recent project was installing new heating and cooling systems, water heaters and electric work. Above from left, are Tom Kajer, Staples Historical Society; Loren...
Marc Chadderdon, left, of the Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office, spoke to the crowd about the successful prostitution stings his unit has helped operate in southern Minnesota. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Rural areas are often overlooked when it comes to sex trafficking and prostitution in their communities. Rural law enforcement doesn’t have a vice department to keep track of such crimes. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. “It will be a shocker in the community when people start getting...
Myths and misinformation about the health risks of marijuana are being promoted in conversations: “Marijuana is harmless, right? I’ve heard that it’s not addictive. It’s definitely not as bad as smoking cigarettes!” The Staples Citizens Against Drugs (CAD) would like to know local thoughts on the...
Pictured above are members of the Big Stone Therapies team. Front, from left, Michael Judd, Neil Feist, Amy Ziegler, Amanda Braith, Brittany Schack, Norris Anderson. Middle: Jessie Campion, Jay Adelmann, Taylor Thompson, Emily Giese, Jaclyn Tarnowski, Amber Zambrano, Debra Hagel, Amanda Kronen, Becky Smith, Marilyn Dolezal. Back: Cheriese Benoit, Erika Hilde, Melissa Hoffman, Holly Hanson, Meredith Griffin, Abby Wicklund, Wade VanDover, Ron Murray. (Submitted photo)
Big Stone Therapies (BST) recently celebrated its one-year anniversary of providing rehabilitation services at Lakewood Health System in Staples.  When BST and Lakewood partnered on March 1, 2016, there was a combination of nine BST employees and traveling therapists; and two administrative...
The North Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Central Lakes College recently completed its 31st year of assisting small businesses and entrepreneurs in Minnesota. The SBDC provides information, training and consulting services to small business owners and prospective small...
On Feb. 7, the Todd County Citizens Against Drugs was one of 171 community coalitions honored during a graduation ceremony at CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) National Leadership Forum, just outside of Washington, D.C. The coalitions received a graduation certificate for...
Members of the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce board  posed near their sign in Staples Feb. 21, following their monthly meeting. Pictured, from left, are Bruce Brotherton, Dan Orth,  Megan Haber, board members; Barb Cline, executive director; Jodi Reeck, board member; Steve Gertkin,...
After careful review of video footage from the March 2 Lakes Bee, National Joint Powers Alliance® names Forestview Middle School eighth-grader Meryl Tigenoah and Staples-Motley eighth-grader Rose Han co-champions of the regional spelling bee. Both Han and Tigenoah will represent Region 5 at the...
The Staples-Motley Speech Team placed second at the Bemidji Speech Invitational held Feb. 25. Twenty-six teams participatied, from both A and AA. Finalists and medal winners included: Cade Bestland, 1st - Creative Expression; Coleman Klimek and Elijah Sams, 1st - Dramatic Duo; Samantha Svendsen,...

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