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Should the Staples-Motley School District move students from three buildings to two buildings? What might be the cost savings in utilities and transportation? What might be the implications for personnel?  These questions will be the topic of the school board’s Oct. 1 work session as decided at...
The Staples Veterans Park is getting a granite facelift. The retaining wall surrounding the flagpole and military pavers is being covered with black granite by Northland Monument of Longville. The crew started working on Sept. 18 and plan to be in Staples for four or five days to finish the wall....
Bea Olson, affectionately called ‘Queen Bea’ by those who know her best, celebrated her 100th birthday on Sept. 16. She is pictured with several family members at a party held in her honor Sept. 15, at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Front row, from left, are great-grandsons Boyer and Mack Mertens, Roseau; Bea, Staples; great-grandsons Ty and Trey Mertens, Roseau. Back row: great-granddaughter, Memphis Mertens; grandson Jacob Mertens and his wife, Kelli Mertens, Roseau; daughter, Debra Olson, St. Paul; so
Bea Olson of Staples  has lived through 18 presidents in her lifetime...from Woodrow Wilson to Donald Trump.  At the rate she’s going, she just might live to find out who number 19 will be. Chalk it up to good Christian living, strong Norwegian genes and a desire to learn something new every day....
A reader came across this photo and said it brought back good memories. He sent it to see if anyone else remembers the people and the circumstances. Many of the individuals still live in the area. Bring your answer in to the Staples World office at 224 4th St. NE or email Brenda at info@...
Staffing issues, job descriptions and a facility update were among the discussion topics at a work session of the Staples-Motley School Board Sept. 10. Susan Anderson, Early Learning Services director, came to the board with a proposal to increase the wages of staff at Little Cardinal Academy. She...
Trees in downtown Staples are small, sparse and sporadic, often ignored or undervalued, despite studies showing that people will shop more in stores with trees in front of them. With a little love and caring, like the Christmas tree in the Peanuts Christmas cartoon, the Staples downtown could flourish with more trees. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
By Dan Burden, Blue Zones Director of Innovation and Inspiration  (This was first published on walkable.org in August 2006 and has been adapted and shortened.)   Street trees are of great value to people living, working, shopping, sharing, walking and motoring in and through urban places. For a...
Sourcewell’s procurement team takes care of the entire competitive solicitation process—both request for proposals on general purchases and invitations to bid on construction contracting. Pictured from left, Carol Jackson, Brandon Town, James Voelker, Jeremy Schwartz (CPO), Chris Robinson (manager), Michael Munoz, Kim Austin, and Sheila Christoffersen. Not pictured: Greg Grunig, currently deployed on assignment in Kuwait with the Army National Guard. (Submitted photo)
By Mark Anderson News Editor With Sourcewell press release   By paying attention to the details of their bidding process, Sourcewell (formerly NJPA) has become a successful contract purchasing source, where schools, government entities and non-profits can purchase needed equipment without going...
Donations of $1,000 each were presented to the Motley Food Shelf and the Staples Food Shelf in memory of Shirley (Miller) Thompson. Above: Sherry (Miller) Frisk, Motley Food Shelf Director, Ron Redemske, Shirley’s son; Marilyn (Miller) Holst  and Amy and Frank Liedenfrost representing the Staples...
The Staples City Council spent much of their Aug. 28 meeting discussing why the city has to pay for the purchase and removal of dilapidated houses, when those houses are already owned by the county through tax forfeiture. Council member Doug Case raised the question about an agenda item to purchase...
Despite the City of Staples planning to spend more next year, taxes for homeowners will likely go down. At the Aug. 28 Staples City Council meeting, City Administrator Jerel Nelsen said there has been a substatial net tax capacity increase due to new development that will more than cover the budget...

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