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Joseph Raymond McCarthy, a relatively obscure Republican senator from Wisconsin, announced during a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, on Feb. 9, 1950, that he has in his hand a list of 205 communists who have infiltrated the U.S. State Department. The unsubstantiated declaration, which was little...
The Minnesota House overwhelmingly approved the conference committee report for Senate File 1 on a vote of 108-19, recently. The bill provides a 25 percent premium reduction to Minnesotans who do not qualify for MNsure tax credits on the individual market and includes key Republican-led reforms to...
The Staples Area Women’s Chorus (SAWC) hosted the 2017 Women’s Choral Festival, ‘Her Voice, Her Song,’ on Jan. 28, at the Staples-Motley High School in Staples. The day-long event culminated with a combined concert for the public at the SMHS gymnasium. Seventeen area schools participated in the...
Technology Mobile recently received the donation of two additional 3D printers for use in area schools. From left are Paul Drange, National Joint Powers Alliance; Alicia Green, Technology Mobile; and Steve Reberg, Staples Business Advantage representative. (Submitted photo)
Technology Mobile’s library of cutting-edge technology increased by two 3D printers this week, giving the collaborative program additional resources to better serve Region 5 school districts. Staples Business Advantage, a National Joint Powers Alliance® partner, heard of “Tech Mobile,” through Dave...
The public can now view winter road conditions from the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s new “plow cams” available through the 511mn.org website. Some of the agency’s 838 snowplows are equipped with cameras that show real-time road conditions along plow routes. “The plow cams are another...
The year 2016 was a big year for the Obstetrics (OB) department at Lakewood Health System in Staples.  This last year, the OB department had a record 475 deliveries, with five sets of twins. This number is up from the previous record of 468. Along with this record number of babies, the OB...
Front: Rachell Fisher, Raven Rian Kakaygeesick-Hart, Samantha Svendsen, Mardi Opheim, Bryn Williams, Sophie Roberts, Delaney Larson, Macy Judd, Kallee Abbas, Julia Trantina and Krystal Yoder.  Back: Alex Brings, Andrew Bates, Elijah Sams, Coleman Klimek, Jonah Johnson, Matt Fisher, Cade Bestland, Jeremy Stultz, Torii Nienow, Sadie Thompson and Samantha Mrazek.
The Staples-Motley High School Speech Team placed first at their first meet of the season, Jan. 14, in Pequot Lakes, 17 points  ahead of the Walker team to earn the first place trophy. Twelve speakers out of the 21 members participating advanced to the final round including two first timers, Sadie...
Representatives from Staples and Long Prairie are headed to the Washington, D.C., area to join approximately 3,000 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from throughout the country for CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s) 27th Annual National Leadership Forum. “We...

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