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Contractors work grinding and polishing the lobby floor at Northern Pacific Historical Depot, Staples, part of the restoration and rehabilitation project. At right, Bess McCollough, historic architect  with Collaborative Design Group; Jerry Thiessen, project manager for Alliance Building Corp.; and...
A bus-car accident occurred at the intersection of Warner Road and 8th Street NE in Staples on Jan. 9, around 9:20 a.m. The bus driver, Robert Erickson, 67, told police he did not see the car when he pulled into the intersection. The car driven by Tiffany Brandt, 31, of Staples, was traveling east...
The Todd County Commissioners paused for a photo at their organizational meeting Jan. 3. From left are Barb Becker, Randy Newmann, Rod Erickson, Gary Kniesl and David Kircher. Commissioners Becker, Neumann and Erickson had taken the oath of office earlier in the meeting as they were re-elected for...
Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union President and CEO Chuck Albrecht has been nominated for induction into the Credit Union House Hall of Leaders. According to Mark Cummins, President and CEO of the Minnesota Credit Union Network, Albrecht’s nomination was unanimously endorsed by the Network Board...
Margaret Ktytor of Staples sipped on a cup of hot coffee while posing for a photo beneath the Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank sign that read minus 27 degrees the morning of Jan. 6. Ktytor works across the street at the Clark Station. “I got there at 4:45 a.m. this morning,” she said, noting that...
The first meeting of 2017, held Jan. 3, Commissioner Dave Hillukka was elected chair of the Wadena County Board. Commissioner Sheldon Monson was elected vice-chair. Both elections were by unanimous vote with no opposition. This is Hillukka’s second time as chair, and Monson’s first time as vice-...
After some discussion at their Jan. 3 meeting, the Todd County Commissioners tabled the hiring of Joseph Hatch as county coordinator until their Jan. 17 meeting. Commissioner David Kircher had asked if they were doing a contract and what the length of the contract would be. Commissioner Rod...
Three members were elected to the Staples-Motley School Board Nov. 8 and they took their oath of office at the board’s organizational meeting Jan. 3. From left are Bryan Winkels, Greg Frisk and Chad Longbella. Seated is Mary Freeman, board chair. (Staples World photo by Brenda Halvorson)
On a split vote the Staples-Motley School Board changed their meeting dates and location as well as some of their committee structure at their organizational meeting Jan. 3. Following the oath of office for board members Bryan Winkels, Chad Longbella and Greg Frisk, who were elected Nov. 8, the...
Duke Pieper was on top of his hockey world late in 2008, and headed even higher. As a 15-year-old freshman, he made the varsity starting lineup for the Minnesota high school powerhouse Hill-Murray. He seemed destined for four years of prep glory and a certain scholarship to one of the premier...

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