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Matt Miller shovels off the ice skating rink along 1st Street SW in Staples. The newly installed rink still needs another layer of ice before it is officially open, but people have been skating on it already. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
...compliments of the Staples Host Lions Club. The annual luncheon event was held Dec. 9 at the Staples-Motley High School cafeteria. Pictured above, from left, are Jiye Lee of South Korea, a foreign exchange student at SMHS; Brianna Mitchell, 10; and Alex Davis, Motley. 
Kids at the Staples Library gingerbread house building event spent part of their time building fancy creations out of graham crackers, icing and candy, and also enjoyed tearing the houses down while eating the candy. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Recent reports taken by the Staples Police Dept.: Dec. 5; Staples Police received a report of child neglect. The incident is under investigation.  Dec. 6; Staples Police responded to the city of Motley to assist the MN State Patrol with a combative subject at a traffic stop. Also responding to...
Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous, but if you plan ahead, you can stay safe and healthy. Many people prefer to stay indoors during the winter months, but remaining indoors is no guarantee of safety. Make sure to winterize your home by installing weather stripping, insulation, and...
Xena Mason of Staples, right, enjoyed bringing her two-month-old baby Castiel to the Community Christmas lunch in Staples Dec. 9. Holding the baby is his aunt, Stephanie Mitchell, also of Staples. Castiel had the opportunity to meet Santa for the first time, his mother said. The event was sponsored...
Hands of Hope Resource Center will be offering a 56-hour advocacy training to those interested in volunteering with victim/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and general crime.  The training is scheduled to start January 22, and is free to anyone willing to make at least a...
Hundreds attended the 2017 Community Christmas Concert in Staples, which featured Schubert’s Mass in G presented by the Staples Area Men’s Chorus, Staples Area Women’s Chorus, Staples-Motley High School A Cappella Choir and Staples-Motley High School Orchestra. Above, Rob Freelove directs the...
The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation seeks to fund a major community project. The foundation wants to partially or completely fund a major project that meets their mission statement of developing and strengthening community resources and enhancing the quality of life of individuals,...
Central Lakes College President Hara Charlier talks about the college’s connections with industry at the 21st Century Workforce Conference on Dec. 8 at NJPA. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Around 80 people gathered in Staples on Dec. 8, to work on one of the most important topics facing the nation, workforce development. The annual Building the 21st Century Workforce Conference is a chance for educators and business people from throughout the region to gather, collaborate, and set...

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