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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...
The Rensberry family of Browerville  is pictured April 1, gathering buckets of sap from maple trees they have tapped in the rural Cushing area. The Rensberrys partner with the Leinbach family, also of Browerville, in making maple syrup which is sold in area grocery stores; and at various crafts events and farmers markets. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
The sap is running in Minnesota, which means it’s a busy time for the Leinbach and Rensberry families of rural Browerville. For the past few years, they have teamed up to make maple syrup, producing dozens of gallons of the thick, sweet liquid each spring. “Last year we did 3,000 gallons of sap,”...
Tricia Jasmer and Mary Rychner were part of the City of Staples clean up crew that pulled debris from the east entrance area and Caboose Park in Staples. Other groups involved in the city-wide park clean up were the Lions Club at Dower Lake and Rotary at Northern Pacific Park.  
The Vintage Golf Course in Staples is now open to the public. Pictured, Staples-Motley golfers chip onto the practice green.
Staples area golfers will get an extra month of playing this year, as The Vintage Golf Course is now open after a warm spring. Volunteers have cleaned the course and made it ready to play. The volunteers said the course came through the winter well and it looks great as the grass is starting to...

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