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By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The City of Staples approved a 1.08 percent increase in their tax levy for 2022, but that small increase will be be distributed differently throughout the city. Items affecting the city budget in clude an 11.7 percent increase in health insurance costs, salaries...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   More than 50 community members attended the Staples-Motley School Board truth in taxation meeting on Dec. 6. Most of those who spoke at the meeting questioned the board’s financial decision to raise taxes for building upgrades and for a new gym and classroom space...
 As Lakewood Health System, Staples, continues to deal with the effects of the current COVID-19 surge, decisions have been made by the hospital incident command system (HICS) and administrative teams to address staffing and patient needs throughout the system. Some of these decisions will directly...
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children five to 11. This approval makes the Pfizer vaccine the only one currently available to everyone ages five and up. The Moderna and Johnson &...
The Staples Lions recently held their peace poster contest. This year’s theme was, “We Are All Connected”. Winners were announced recently at the middle school. Above: Lion member and Staples Elementary Principal Kathy Johnson holds the third place poster by Madisson Perius (missing); Evan Schultz; Madelyn Kist, second place; Lion Beth Gedde; Sophie Schlosser, the Peace Poster winner and Wanda Lutz, Motley Lion holding Jadalynn McKenna’s poster (missing).   Cash prizes were provided by the Motley Lions and
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   What’s needed for downtown Staples to continue to be a center for commerce in the area? What’s missing from the downtown? What do you consider to be the Staples downtown?  Those were some of the questions that were brought up at the first meeting of the Staples...
With 74 new cases of COVID-19, the Staples area recorded the highest weekly total since zip code numbers were released weekly starting more than a year ago. The highly contagious Delta variant now makes up virtually all the cases spreading in Minnesota. Other area communities are still seeing a...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples City Council reviewed a plan for Magney Construction to provide $15,000 available to the City of Staples in case they incur any damages while their new wastewater treatment plant is being completed. The plant was scheduled to be finished in July, but...
Wes Budke with President Reagan (above, in sunglasses) and George Bush, below left.
Area veterans are invited to attend the Veterans Day program on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. at Staples-Motley High School. Before the event, veterans are invited to a special breakfast at Staples-Motley Elementary School at 9 a.m. Area resident Wes Budke will be the featured speaker at the high...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples City Council approved an updated Safe Routes to School plan and will now request state funding to build the infrastructure associated with the plan. The plan calls for an updated sidewalk system for students to reach the Staples-Motley Elementary...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School building project is on track to go to bids in January. At the Oct. 18 school board meeting, the board heard reports about ICS finishing design documents in November and soil borings being taken in October. Following a review of Staples-...

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