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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...
With temperatures nearing 20 degrees below zero Jan. 5, it was a rough day for anyone working outside. Pictured above and at left, Brian Bates, Staples postal worker, delivers mail near Pleasant Ave. and 3rd St. NE in Staples. Wearing layers is key, Bates said of being outside for hours in sub-zero...
The home of Leona Blonigan was severly damaged by a fire on Jan. 9. The home is on Portage Loop, 10 miles south of Staples near Sylvan Shores. Staples and Motley fire departments responded and battled the fire for three hours, through snow and cold and wind. Staples Fire Chief Scott Braith said the...
The Todd County Commissioners approved the budget and fee increases for the solid waste department at their Dec. 29 meeting. The budget for the Solid Waste Enterprise Fund shows revenues of $1,831,888 but expenditures of $2,138,019 for a 2017 projected loss of $306,131. Board Chair Barb Becker...
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will be conducting a mail ballot election to fill board vacancies for Minnesota’s barley, beef, corn, and soybean research and promotion councils. Elected members serve three year terms, directing the investment of their councils’ check-off program...
A public hearing was held Dec. 20 at the regular meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners for issues related to Solid Waste. Mike Hanan who acts as the director, said that solid waste has two main sources of revenue:  o Tipping fees and MSW disposal fees, and  o Parcel fees. The purpose of...
Staples-Motley third grade students enjoyed swim time at the Staples Community Center Jan. 3, part of the school’s Activity Day. Children and their parents can swim FREE on family swim days, every Saturday, from noon-3 p.m. January through March. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  

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