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Staples Police Chief Melissa Birkholtz gave a child a choice of prizes given by the department for National Night Out. The second annual event, which was coordinated by the Staples Police Department, featured city and county law enforcement and emergency services. About 200-300 people attended.
Law enforcement has been at the forefront of news and conversations over the past few weeks, due to tragic shootings that took place in Falcon Heights; Dallas, Texas; and Baton Rouge, La. The Staples World spoke with the police chiefs from Motley and Staples recently to find out how their...
The state-wide primary election will be held next Tuesday, Aug. 9. Wadena County’s polling places and times, as well as a sample ballot, were on page 8a of the July 28 Staples World. Todd County’s sample ballot and notice of election is on page 8a of this issue. Wadena County has two contested...
Nancy Simon celebrates the power of caretakers with her hand in the air during the Relay For Life at the Motley Fairgrounds on July 22.
  The Staples Motley Relay For Life brought in more than $13,300 for the American Cancer Society during their overnight event on July 22. “We had a great evening of celebrating our survivors, remembering our loved ones lost and fighting back against cancer,” said Angie Niemi, one of three event...
The loan in the amount of $300,000 that was borrowedby the county from the Solid Waste Enterprise Fund to help with the costs of the Health and Human Services Building renovation project, was paid back in full. The action was noted at the Todd County Commissioners meeting July 19. The 2014 and 2015...
Mike Hajek, standing, Director of Business Development at National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) addressed the Staples Rotary Club just prior to a tour of NJPA’s new facility. He gave some history of the organization and explained their contract purchasing program. They establish relationships with...
The recent Staples Police report had several reports for domestic incidents. Included in the report:  July 20, Staples Police responded to an argument on the 200 block of Airview Dr. The parties were separated. July 21; Staples Police arrested William Pruitt, 28, of Staples, for an Order for...
ut they are not something out of a sci-fi movie - like “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” - where an evil alien replaces your beloved grandma with an alien version of her. No, they are little backyard living spaces for people for whom a care center or other facility is not a feasible option. Also...
Staples-Motley Elementary School will have a second section of Kindergarten Jump Start and the high school will have a career advisor, thanks to action taken by the Staples-Motley school board at their July 18 meeting. The Jump Start class is limited to 12 students and as of July 18 the elementary...
The Staples Motley Relay For Life was held July 22 at the Motley Fairgrounds. Six teams participated in the fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Pictured, one of the teams, the Holy Walk-a-molies, are dressed up to start their team lap around the track of luminaries dedicated to cancer...
The filing period for local elections is Aug. 2-16. City, township, school and hospital district seats will be up for election locally. Prospective candidates for mayor and council member must file with the city clerk. Candidates for school board must file at the district office. Township...

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