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The Staples Area Farmers Market openend at their Lakewood Health System location Thursday, May 12, amid chilling winds. Vendors had greens, baked goods and canned goods, plus a couple of rutabegas that stayed in the ground over the winter. This year the markets will have card readers for credit...
Five Wings Arts Council announces a new grant program designed to encourage and support the integration of the arts to address a local community issue, problem or need through an arts-based solution.  The Arts Based Community Development (ABCD) grant program is a pilot initiative open to any...
  Staples-Motley Elementary Schoool Motley-Staples Middle School Staples-Motley High School These are the names of the Staples Motley School District buildings unanimously approved by the school board at their May 16 meeting. Also approved on a split vote was the addition of a hyphen between the...
It’s one thing to be recognized as a team captain, a class MVP (Most Valuable Player) or an all-conference competitor, but to be recognized as an all-stater is another level. Each year, hundreds of the absolute very best music students from across the State of Minnesota audition for an opportunity...
Sheriff Michael D. Carr reports that on May 13, the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) advising of a suspicious package that was being mailed from Arizona to a residence in the City of Wadena. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Dept...
On May 13, at 10:16 p.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an adult female attacked by a bear at her residence, in Section 16 of Meadow Township, northeast of Sebeka. Catherine Hanson, 59, of Sebeka, had been on the deck of her house when the bear attacked. It appeared the...
Awards Ceremony
arded to outstanding student artists at the Freshwater Education District/National Joint Powers Alliance Art Show in Staples May 12 and 13. The show was held at Centennial Auditorium and featured a variety of art from students representing 11 area schools. These included Bertha-Hewitt, Brainerd...
Joshua Winter and his son, JJ spent some quality time fishing for sunnies at Dower Lake near Staples on May 9. JJ pulls up a sunny with dad’s help while fishing from the southeast part of the lake.
The 2016 Minnesota fishing opener for walleye, northern pike and other species is May 14.  
Three members of Barn Quilts of Central Minnesota put the first coat of paint on a 4 ft. by 4 ft. barn quilt which will eventually be installed at Don and Dave’s Store. From left are Lisa Kajer, Pam Collins and Mary Noska.
p that took them across across northern North Dakota on Highway 2. When they stopped for gas between Grand Forks and Devils Lake, Lisa Kajer was intrigued by a brochure about an area barn quilt trail.  As they headed out across Nelson County near Michigan, N.D., Kajer began noticing the colorfully...
The 57 Staples Motley High School seniors who received scholarships at the May 4 Dollars For Scholars pose for a photo following the event. The local Dollars For Scholars chapter awarded $88,875 to the students.
The Staples Motley Dollars for Scholars awarded $88,875 in scholarships to Staples Motley High School seniors at their annual ‘Awards night’ held May 4 at Centennial Auditorium. Sixty- six different sponsors awarded 159 awards to 57 seniors. Since its inception in 1986, Dollars for Scholars (DFS)...

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