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Results from the Nov. 6 election include the following: Staples-Motley School Board (elect 3) Brad Anderson 2,400, Mary Freeman 2,368, Bruce Lund 2,251, Robert Follis 1,215 Motley City Mayor Al Yoder 182 City Council member (elect 2) Amy Hutchison 139, Jace Carlson 126 City Council special election...
Results from the Nov. 6 election include the following: Staples-Motley School Board (elect 3) Brad Anderson 2,400, Mary Freeman 2,368, Bruce Lund 2,251, Robert Follis 1,215 Motley City Mayor Al Yoder 182 City Council member (elect 2) Amy Hutchison 139, Jace Carlson 126 City Council special election...
Staples and Motley have been chosen to receive funding by Minnesota Housing, the state’s housing finance agency, after a competitive statewide application process. The new state and federal investments in affordable housing were announced by Senator Paul Gazelka.  “Central Minnesota needs more...
Wendel Toedter remembered his years on submarines with the U.S. Navy. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
“As a kid on the farm, I’m not sure I knew there was such a thing as a submarine,” said Wendel Toedter of Staples. But in the 1960s and ‘70s, a booming need for submarines in the U.S. Navy brought Toedter around the world, gave him an education and allowed him to teach what he had learned to others...
Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) Director Melissa Radermacher said STEP (Supporting, Teaching, and Empowering People) is negotiating an offer to purchase the former Ben Franklin and Staples Dollar Store building from the city for the costs that the city has into it, around $100,000....
At their Oct. 23 meeting the Staples City Council approved a conditional use permit for Central Lakes College to build solar arrays at the main campus and west campus. The plan shows solar panels are to be set up in the field behind the main campus. CLC is working with the Rural Renewal Energy...
Staples-Motley Schools and the Staples All Veterans Park Association will host a Veterans Day program on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. at the high school gymnasium. Elementary, middle school and high school students will be part of the event. Sacred Heart Area School will also hold a Veterans Day...
Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) selected ten projects to include as Vital Projects in their Comprehensive Regional Economic Development Strategy (CREDS). Included on the list is expanding the Legacy Trail from Staples to Motley to Pillager. The projects were prioritized by a group of...
After contentious discussion at their Oct. 16 meeting, Todd County Commissioners voted three to two to approve the lease agreement on the Expo Building to the Long Prairie Hockey Association for one season. Background The lease agreement with the Long Prairie Hockey Association (LPHA) for 2016...
Preliminary estimates indicate that nearly half a million dollars could be saved for the 2019-20 school year if the Staples-Motley School District closes the building in Motley.  The school board discussed the possibility at their Oct. 22 meeting. They requested that more information be presented...

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