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Groups wanting to restore, protect or enhance public land can apply for Conservation Partners Legacy (CPL) grants to help pay for work on Minnesota prairies, forests, wetlands or other habitat for fish and wildlife. Nonprofit organizations and government entities are eligible to submit applications...
The custodial crew at Staples-Motley High School has been hard at work during the summer months, getting the entire facility ‘deep cleaned’ and ready to go prior to the first day of school in September. Pictured above, from left, are full-time custodians Bea Meech (left) and Travis Benson.
There seems to be a misconception that school custodians are taking it easy during the summer months. “That’s actually one of our busiest times...that and basketball season,” said Travis Benson who has worked as a full-time custodian at Staples-Motley High School for the past seven years.  As soon...
The Staples City Council approved a purchase agreement for two city-owned lots, between 7th and 8th St. NE, near Hwy 10, to Casey’s Retail Company, a convenience store business. At their July 25 meeting, City Administrator Jerel Nelsen said they have set a closing date for Jan. 31, but they...
Staples Police Officer Jeremy Pape takes an official stance preparing to dodge a barrage of water balloons. The games were part of the fun, food and family time at the “Take Back the Night” event held August 1 at Northern Pacific Park in Staples. Officer Pape and Officer Ryan Walwick (out of photo...
The City of Staples is in the process of developing a community vision and comprehensive plan update. Two electronic surveys were available for public input from May 15 through July 26, 2017. The general community survey included the areas of transportation, housing, economic development, community...
Bruce Drone of Staples retired July 31 after 32-plus years of service at Staples-Motley High School. Most recently, Drone worked as a custodian. He has also worked at the school in the areas of buildings and grounds, food service, custodial maintenance and cleaning. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Bruce Drone has seen a lot of changes during the nearly 33 years he’s worked at Staples-Motley High School. He recalled the year they tore down the 1920 building and added on the new gymnasium and locker room. During that time they also remodeled what had formerly been a technical college and...
With the recent severe weather, many Minnesota homeowners are looking to their insurance policies to cover the costs of repairs to their homes. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) wants to ensure that Minnesota homeowners are aware of a rule to protect them when they begin...
Cody Noble attributes his roping success to being a good student.“I pick up on every little thing,” he said. “You have to have very good listening skills. Even if a 12 year old has a suggestion, I will try it out.”Noble’s study paid off at a national roping competition in New Town, ND, in July, as...
Rynell Schock
Companies and organizations always strive for a healthy culture that propels employees to fulfill their potential. An opportunity to help create such a culture is coming to Staples in the form of GIANT Worldwide, a leadership program that has proven results.Rynell Schock is a GIANT Worldwide...
Changes in activity fees and in co-curricular eligibility requirements were approved at the Staples-Motley School Board meeting July 24 along with the resignation of Chris Halverson, the middle school principal.Halverson accepted the job of high school principal in the Pine River-Backus School...

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