Mike, Burl, Mary and Kris Ives share their plans to build the Timberlake Hotel in Staples.
The Staples Timberlake Hotel will be named after the Timberlake Lodge in Grand Rapids, but the hotel itself will be all about Staples. On June 22 at NJPA in Staples, the Ives family, Mike and Mary Ives, their son Burl and his wife Kris, presented their plans for building the hotel in Staples and...
The Staples All Veterans Park will hold a paver dedication at the park on Monday, July 4, at 10 a.m. . The ceremony will honor veterans whose names are on pavers that have been added since the last dedication. The ceremony will also be an opportunity to celebrate the eagle sculpture and new granite...
(#23 Things to Do in Staples, “Take a Community Ed/summer school class.”) Staples Motley Schools offered a mix of speakers, classes, field trips and other activities to students attending the first summer school session June 13-23. The focus was on reading, writing and math as well as social skills...
(#8 Things to Do in Staples, “Stroll through the Living Legacy Gardens.”) After weeding and watering their gardends, kids in the childrens’ gardening program at Living Legacy Gardens take a pond break, looking for tadpoles and fish before moving on to their art projects. From left, starting on the...
(#49 Things to Do in Staples, “Find a ball, find a friend and play.”)  Boys at the Staples Alliance Church picnic play a pickup game of football at Pine Grove Park on June 26.
Budget General Fund spending will increase by $182 million state spending will increase in the 2016-17 biennium, using about a fifth of the $900 million projected surplus that was forecast in February.  Sponsored by Rep. Jim Knoblach (R-St. Cloud) and Sen. Richard Cohen (DFL-St. Paul), a new law...
With temperatures in the 80’s June 23, a trip to the lake or a front-yard pool were popular destinations for children in the Staples area. Pictured above, keeping cool in their pool on 6th St. NE, are, from left: Karter Lynch, six; Olivia Lynch, five; and Kain Erickson, six, all of Staples.   
(#7 Things to Do in Staples, “Build a sand castle at Dower Lake beach.”) With hot, humid weather on June 25, people cooled off at Dower Lake Recreation Area, mostly in the water. 
(#4 Things to Do in Staples, “Attend a Lumberbats game.”) The Sunday crowd at the Staples Lumberbats baseball tounament on June 26, relaxed in the sunshine and hot weather. The tournament is part of fundraising for baseball field improvements at Pine Grove Park, one of which will be the addition of...
Maria Wolfe and her daughter Natalie of Brainerd  stopped by the Little Free Library in rural Motley recently.  It is located in Scandia Valley Township, near Maria Wolfe’s parents’ home (Bob and Carolyn Lohman) on West Shamineau Dr. (Submitted photo)
A ‘Free Little Library’ is now available to book lovers of all ages in the Lincoln Lakes area. Located at the corner of Cty. Rd. 202 and West Shamineau Dr. in rural Motley (at the end of Bob and Carolyn Lohman’s driveway), the library is open to anyone who wishes to use it. “We hope to share books...


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