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At a summer faculty and staff in-service day, Central Lakes College Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs David Hietala announced he will be leaving the college effective Sept. 1. At that in-service day, Hietala said, “I thank you from the bottom of my heart, so very deeply, for the...
 The High 48s Bluegrass Band will perform at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m., kicking off the Staples Motley Area Arts Council’s new season.  Since forming in 2006, The High 48s have been making music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a...
Confronted by a huge increase in Social Services expenses, but without the state and federal funds to cover them, the Wadena County Board held a special budget meeting on Sept. 6. For more than three hours, commissioners began working line by line through the 2017 estimated budget of 51 pages....
Three decades of community-building will take center stage on Oct. 7 when the Initiative Foundation and its founding president, Kathy Gaalswyk, celebrate the people who have powered possible in Central Minnesota during its 30-year anniversary celebration at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St...
Staples-Motley Elementary students were under tables trying to get a better angle at controlling their robots, as part of the hands-on Technology Mobile day, held Sept. 12. Students at the Motley-Staples Middle School had their turn Tuesday, Sept. 13. The elementary students were able to try out...
Enrollment figures, academic eligibility policy and passes to extra-curricular events were among the topics covered by the Staples-Motley School Board at their Sept. 12 work session. As of Monday, Sept. 12, the Staples-Motley School District has 1,152 students enrolled. Superintendent Mary Klamm...
In Staples, a sign along Hwy 10 read, “9-11. You may have fallen but will never be forgotten. 343.” Sept. 11, 2016 was the 15th anniversary of the attacks. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
Fifteen years have passed since the United States was attacked by terrorists. The date was Sept. 11, 2001; and if you were old enough to understand what was going on that day, it’s a date that is most likely seared into your memory. On 9/11 (the shorthand name for that tragic day), four coordinated...
The Minnesota Department of Education has announced the household income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for free and reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program. The income...
What’s new?   The Todd County Feedlot Program is in the process of re-inventorying all livestock sites in the county.   How? The state database has over 1,200 potential livestock sites inventoried in Todd County dating back to 2001.  This information is outdated.  Approximately 300 registrations...

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