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Technology Mobile recently received the donation of two additional 3D printers for use in area schools. From left are Paul Drange, National Joint Powers Alliance; Alicia Green, Technology Mobile; and Steve Reberg, Staples Business Advantage representative. (Submitted photo)
Technology Mobile’s library of cutting-edge technology increased by two 3D printers this week, giving the collaborative program additional resources to better serve Region 5 school districts. Staples Business Advantage, a National Joint Powers Alliance® partner, heard of “Tech Mobile,” through Dave...
The public can now view winter road conditions from the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s new “plow cams” available through the 511mn.org website. Some of the agency’s 838 snowplows are equipped with cameras that show real-time road conditions along plow routes. “The plow cams are another...
The year 2016 was a big year for the Obstetrics (OB) department at Lakewood Health System in Staples.  This last year, the OB department had a record 475 deliveries, with five sets of twins. This number is up from the previous record of 468. Along with this record number of babies, the OB...
Front: Rachell Fisher, Raven Rian Kakaygeesick-Hart, Samantha Svendsen, Mardi Opheim, Bryn Williams, Sophie Roberts, Delaney Larson, Macy Judd, Kallee Abbas, Julia Trantina and Krystal Yoder.  Back: Alex Brings, Andrew Bates, Elijah Sams, Coleman Klimek, Jonah Johnson, Matt Fisher, Cade Bestland, Jeremy Stultz, Torii Nienow, Sadie Thompson and Samantha Mrazek.
The Staples-Motley High School Speech Team placed first at their first meet of the season, Jan. 14, in Pequot Lakes, 17 points  ahead of the Walker team to earn the first place trophy. Twelve speakers out of the 21 members participating advanced to the final round including two first timers, Sadie...
Representatives from Staples and Long Prairie are headed to the Washington, D.C., area to join approximately 3,000 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from throughout the country for CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s) 27th Annual National Leadership Forum. “We...
On Jan. 23, Staples Police received a report of a hit and run where the complainant was hit while parked on the side of the road with his bicycle. Police later received a call from the driver indicating he had hit the complainant. The driver, Patrick Neelan, was charged with failure to stop at a...
Three consulting firms gave presentations to and answered questions from the Staples-Motley School Board at a work session Jan. 30 regarding an assessment to develop a long range facilities plan. Representatives from Widseth Smith Nolting (WSN), Baxter; Foss Architecture & Interiors, Fargo, N....
The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women (MCBW) released the 2016 edition of the Femicide Report Jan. 31. The Femicide Report includes an overview of the 21 known homicides due to domestic violence in 2016, as well as observations and recommendations for community responses to end domestic...
CLC Automotive Technology instructor Ray Johnson leads a break-out session at the Jan. 27 career fair in Staples.
Eleven area high schools participated in a career exploration day at Central Lakes College on Friday, Jan. 27. Schools included Aitkin, Browerville, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Crosby-Ironton, Pillager, Pequot Lakes, Sebeka, Staples-Motley, Royalton, Brainerd AEC and Pine River-Backus. About 530...
As the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) discussed construction projects at their Jan. 24 meeting, they talked about making sure local contractors and local businesses are used as much as possible.  Board member Doug Case noted that the townhomes being built by Roach Properties is not...

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