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Investigators from the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension have located items of interest regarding the homicide of Terrance “Terry” Brisk, reports Sheriff Shawn Larsen. These items were located April 17,  during a search of the Brisk property located...
The Staples City Council approved a number of financial adjustments at their April 11 meeting. The council approved a resolution to add administrative penalties for ordinance violations. The penalty will be $100 be for each ordinance violation. The resolution also states that the penalty will be...
The Lakewood Health System Foundation held its 24th Annual Foundation Dinner Auction April 7, raising a total of $41,730 for the renovation of the Suite Time Away hospice and respite suites at Lakewood Pines in Staples. Approximately 180 people attended the fiesta-themed event, which included a...
Investigators from the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension have located items of interest regarding the homicide of Terrance “Terry” Brisk, reports Sheriff Shawn Larsen. These items were located April 17,  during a search of the Brisk property located...
Hello, Readers, On April 26, 1954, the Salk polio vaccine field trials, involving 1.8 million children, begin at the Franklin Sherman Elementary School in McLean, Virginia. Children in the United States, Canada and Finland participated in the trials, which used for the first time the now-standard...
The familiar white transit bus provides rides for those who need transportation to and from appointments, shopping, dining, school and more. The bus is also equipped with a bike rack. In Staples, free transportation is offered to students involved in Summer Recreation, the Adventures programs and summer school. (Submitted photo)
Friendly Rider continues to grow and expand its service, now serving 17 communities in Wadena, Todd, Otter Tail, Morrison, and Cass counties. Friendly Rider recently applied for additional grant funding hoping to expand services to give more access to public transportation.  On March 30 Lt....
Serenity Keppers, employee at Y-Knot Liquor in Motley, gets some assistance recently from Alice the cat, one of the pets that calls the store ‘home.’ Although she was reluctant to be open on Sundays, store owner Sue Kobus said that they have decided to be open on Sundays during the summer months. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota, banned since 1858, will go into effect July 2. Starting that day, liquor stores throughout the state  can open their doors between 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. The bill repealing this decades-old ban was signed by Gov. Mark Dayton March 7, following both the Senate and House...
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...

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