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    The Staples-Motley Relay for Life will be held Friday, July 22, at the Motley Fairgrounds. Activities start at 5 p.m. and the opening ceremony starts at 7 p.m.  The Event Leadership Team has been working hard since January of this year to plan a great family event for our communities. We have...
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System has launched a second phase of the Access to Excellence scholarship campaign to raise $50 million for scholarships. This goal represents the most ambitious scholarship drive in the history of Minnesota State – more than double the goal of the...
The Staples ‘93 Lions and Staples Host Lions clubs have installed new signs at the four ends of town. Pictured above with the sign on the west end of Staples are, from left, Joann Schornack, incoming president of Staples ‘93 Lions; Kay Mueller, outgoing president of Staples ‘93 Lions; Tom...
Hara Charlier is finding everything she wants in a job and a lifestyle as President of Central Lakes College. “I grew up in rural areas and I love rural colleges,” she said, “There is something about small town living, it is the fiber of America,” she said. In this rural setting, Charlier is...
On June 29, members of the Staples All Veterans Park board, Bob Hamann, Huck Holst, Kevin Jenkins and Mel Daniels, along with  Lee Jenkins and Joan Hamann,  visited the Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville, Wisc.  Highground is more of a state park located in the center of Wisconsin. ...
Staples Motley Community Education Director Kevin Roline celebrated his first week on the job by helping at the pee wee baseball practice, giving high fives to kids learning to run the bases.
While he officially started as Staples Motley Community Education Director on July 1, Kevin Roline spent the month before that getting immersed in the places where education meets community. “I’m still learning all the pieces that go with the position,” said Roline. As a native of Staples, Roline...
During the public comment held before the start of the regular meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners July 5, Citizen Steve McReynolds from the Staples area asked the board how he could go about getting a driveway to his land. “I have been fighting with soil and water all summer. They...
At a special board meeting held June 27, Wadena County Commissioners chose a location for the new courthouse annex. The annex, which will be built next fall, will be located at the corner of Jefferson St South and Dayton Ave. SW, just north of the existing courthouse. The two residential lots that...
On Saturday, July 2, at 12:52 a.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Conservation Road northeast of Wadena for a structure fire.  When deputies arrived on scene they saw smoke coming from the roof and vent. The property owners, Alan Froleck, 65, of St. Joseph and Paul...
The City of Staples had few issues on their annual audit, other than a change in the way pensions are reported in the budget. At the June 28 council meeting, Chuck Mayer of Mayer, Porter and Nelson accounting firm detailed the audit and Julie Nelson of the same firm explained the pension issue....

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