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Staples doctor Ted Lelwica was inducted into the Minnesota Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame with an honors banquet on April 21 at Austin. Lelwica was given a Lifetime Service Honoree award. Lelwica was nominated by former Staples wrestling coach Don Dravis, who is also a hall of fame...
The Staples City Council approved a new location for the Railroad Days street dance that will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, despite concerns of noise in the downtown location. At the April 24 council meeting, Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce Director Barb Cline said the street dances are run by...
Differences of opinions on policy and personnel issues led to three split votes at the April 24 Staples-Motley School Board meeting. The votes were on QComp pay, head coaches and posting openings for staff with two of those topics generating discussion.  Board member Greg Frisk made a motion not to...
At the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) meeting on April 24, the SEDA board discussed advantages and disadvantages of tax increment financing (TIF) districts, and what other communities are doing with them. A TIF district is a tax break for developers who want to build something in a...
A proposal to build income-based housing in Staples will move forward as the Staples City Council approved the sale of city land along Michigan Ave. and 12th Street NE to Central Minnesota Housing Partnership (CMHP), for the purpose of building townhome rental buildings. Several citizens voiced...
come the North Pole during the month of December as the park is transformed by lighted displays.  The park lighting event will open Friday night, Nov. 30, kicking off a full day of special events for the new event “A Staples Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 1. “We’re looking to pull people into the...
Staples-Motley High School speech  team members competed at the state meet on April 21, at Apple Valley High School. “Five of our seven entries made it into the finals,” said Head Coach Heather Sams. Highest ranking competitors for SM were, Jonah Johnson and Ethan Gilbertson, third in Duo. Placing...
The City of Staples is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan and is seeking community input to guide future planning efforts.  A comprehensive plan is an expression of a community’s vision for the future and a strategic map to reach that vision. Comprehensive planning is an important...
A subdivision request for a preliminary plat named Aldrich Amish Cemetery was discussed at the Todd County Commissioners April 17 meeting, then tabled and sent back to the Planning Commission. During the open forum, citizen Steve Gaugert said there were numerous concerns with the potential cemetery...
Five Wings Arts Council Executive Director Mark Turner and Grants & Program Coordinator Vicki Chepulis are at the entrance of their headquarters in Staples, behind the First International Bank parking lot. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson
Singers, actors, musicians, visual artists, dancers, storytellers, crafters and cultural creatives do more than beautify their community, they help create a large economic impact where they work. These artists, along with nonprofit organizations focused on arts and culture, generated $10,514,000 in...

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