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Two recommendations by Superintendent Mary Klamm failed on split votes at the Staples-Motley School Board meeting Monday, April 17. Twenty minutes after the meeting adjourned, Klamm emailed the board a one-sentence letter of resignation. In an interview Tuesday morning Klamm said it was “...
A New York Mills Police car chases a suspect vehicle (not pictured) through the streets of Staples on April 18 at the corner of 4th Street and Park Ave. NE. Multiple law enforcement vehicles from other jurisdictions also joined the chase, including Otter Tail County, Wadena County and Todd County...
Holy Week is a reflective time for people of many faiths and Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are marked by tens of millions around the world. However, Holy Week in 1865 was a defining period in American history. On Palm Sunday, April 9, Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern...
Pete Bleess is retiring July 28 and the personnel committee recommended posting in-house to fill the Building Services Supervisor position as soon as possible. The request was made at the April 4 meeting of the Todd County Commissioners. County Coordinator Joe Hatch explained that if someone...
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has launched the Cropland Grazing Exchange. The new online tool can connect crop farmers and livestock farmers to improve soil health.  Livestock are an integral part of achieving optimal soil health. They convert forages to more available forms of...
otley Schools listening session held April 10 at the high school cafeteria selected upgrading the Staples Community Center and keeping the music program strong as their two top priorities. The community center suggestion was related to gym space and more shared use of the facility. Of the final...
As the City of Staples develops the community’s Comprehensive Plan, they are interested in gathering input from area residents and business owners.  The Staples Community Visioning Session is one of the tools they’re using to collect this information. The visioning session will be an open house...
Staples-Motley High School competitors heading to the state speech tournament are: front, from left, Coleman Klimek and Elijah Sams; back, from left, Samantha Svendsen, Samantha Mrazek and Cade Bestland. See team photo on page 6a. (Submitted photo)
The Staples-Motley Speech Team brought home the Section 6A Championship trophy April 8, from the Section 6A meet held in Underwood. Staples-Motley registered 19 entries (21 speakers) with  ten finalists and four entries advancing to the state competition. “That gave Staples-Motley a narrow victory...
The following is information provided on special services for Holy Week and Easter Sunday, April 16. Staples Alliance, Assembly of God, Thomastown Covenant and Staples Church of Christ will hold a community Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. at the Staples Assembly of God. Motley Free Methodist Church...
The artist who created and assembled these three crosses said his inspiration was “two little angels” who live in rural Browerville, Abby and Lily Brichacek. Their grandfather Daniel Schilling said the girls “wanted everybody to see the crosses and to know what Jesus has done for us and the gifts...

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