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Staples-Motley Business Manager Patty Vacek started at the school on Nov. 16.
Patty Vacek knows the role that students have in keeping a school funded. “If you are losing students, you are losing money,” said Vacek, who started as the Staples-Motley Business Manager on Nov. 16. That’s why Vacek said a lot of her job is getting involved with staff, teachers and students, so...
Governor Mark Dayton is encouraging all eligible Minnesotans to apply for one of the eight current vacancies on the Legislative Salary Council. The council was created upon Minnesota’s voters passing the Constitutional Amendment and this citizens-only council will prescribe salaries for legislators...
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) urges those who want to mow and or bale hay on state rights of way, land along Minnesota’s state roadways, to put in their permit applications early next year. MnDOT recently adopted a statewide standard for mowing and baling in the rights of way...
On Nov. 21 at approximately 2:45 p.pm, the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a snowmobile accident on 340th Street, west of Hwy. 71 in Blueberry Township.  Deputies arrived on scene and learned Carl Hendrickson, 28, of Menahga along with passenger Stephanie Velasio, 26, of Fargo, N....
The next comprehensive plan for Staples could be a readable coffee table book, making it easier for residents to understand the future plans for the City of Staples. At the Nov. 22 Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) meeting, Economic Development Director Melissa Radermacher said she is...
The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office and the Sebeka Police Dept. released a community notification for a Level 3 Predatory Offender who moved to the City of Sebeka. Timothy George Bungert, 34, was released Nov. 18 after serving his sentence. He has a history of contacting adolescent females (ages 12-...
Eillie Welling (left) and Iras Chapin, co-presidents of the Residents Council at Lakewood Health Center Care Center in Staples, are pictured by the newly decorated Giving Tree located in the dining room of the care center. Each bow on the tree has the name of a care center resident with gift ideas...
Dean Fearing of Staples, left and Robert Warnberg of Princeton, right look at photos of past reunions of crew members of the USS Lowndes. The two, who are former shipmates met Nov.22, at Fearing’s home in Staples. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Dean Fearing of Staples and Robert Warnberg of Princeton had a World War II reunion of sorts recently in Staples. The two were crew members of the USS Lowndes, a supply and transport ship that was a crucial part of the Pacific Theater in World War II. They’ve been through Hawaii, Japan, Iwo Jima,...
Students at Staples-Motley Elementary School were treated to a special Thanksgiving lunch Nov. 22, complete with turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing and pumpkin-spice yogurt dessert. Volunteers with the Staples-Motley Elementary PAC (Parent Teacher Connection) decorated the cafeteria and...
After studying population trends, economic trends and open enrollment trends, John Powers believes the Staples-Motley School District will maintain approximately the same number of students in the coming decade. Powers, of Applied Insights North,  gave a presentation of his study at the Nov. 21...

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