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A 51-year-old Elk River man has been reported as missing. He was last seen on July 25 at Crookneck Lake in northwest Morrison County. The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports that Glenn Hoppe was at a camper with a friend. He was last seen leaving the camper wearing a bright green shirt, blue...
On July 17 the Staples Police arrested Chad Garrow, 33, Staples, for domestic assault and disorderly conduct. He was transported to the Wadena County Jail. On July 16 police received a report of a financial crime at two businesses on 2nd Ave. NE and 2nd Ave. NW. On July 15 police received a report...
On July 2, Staples Police received an anonymous tip that a female with multiple felony warrants was inside a residence in Staples. A short time later police observed the female getting into a vehicle along with three males.  Police approached the vehicle and could smell marijuana coming from the...
Chris Halverson of Baxter has been hired as the principal at Motley-Staples Middle School, a position he assumed July 1. “I love education and I’m excited for the opportunity to help make a good impact as I work at this new level,” Halverson said recently. Prior to coming on board at the middle...
    After years of patching breakdowns and dealing with service outages, Wadena County offices will soon have a new telephone system in line with today’s security needs and customer requests. At the July 12 county board meeting, commissioners approved purchasing the new telephone system. West...
The Staples City Council took a step towards eliminating a nuisance property that has been a topic of concern in the city for more than five years. At their July 12 meeting the council voted to purchase the property, which could mean the issue could soon be resolved. The council did not discuss the...
    The Staples-Motley Relay for Life will be held Friday, July 22, at the Motley Fairgrounds. Activities start at 5 p.m. and the opening ceremony starts at 7 p.m.  The Event Leadership Team has been working hard since January of this year to plan a great family event for our communities. We have...
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System has launched a second phase of the Access to Excellence scholarship campaign to raise $50 million for scholarships. This goal represents the most ambitious scholarship drive in the history of Minnesota State – more than double the goal of the...
The Staples ‘93 Lions and Staples Host Lions clubs have installed new signs at the four ends of town. Pictured above with the sign on the west end of Staples are, from left, Joann Schornack, incoming president of Staples ‘93 Lions; Kay Mueller, outgoing president of Staples ‘93 Lions; Tom...
Hara Charlier is finding everything she wants in a job and a lifestyle as President of Central Lakes College. “I grew up in rural areas and I love rural colleges,” she said, “There is something about small town living, it is the fiber of America,” she said. In this rural setting, Charlier is...

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