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Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad crews will repair the railroad crossing in Staples Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 25–26, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced on Oct. 19. Highway 210 will close between Highway 10 and Front Street at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, until 8 a.m. Thursday,...
Donations of gently used books and DVDs are now being accepted for the Friends of Staples Public Library book sale which is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 17 from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m.-noon. Donations are accepted only during regular library hours and cannot be left in the atrium...
The public is invited to pray for the nation Saturday, Oct. 14, noon, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. All denominations are welcome. The ‘Public Rosary Rally’ will be held outside, but in the event of bad weather, will be moved inside the church.
As a means of continuing the 60-year legacy of Longbella Drug, co-owners Chad Longbella and Lani Longbella Roberts, have made the decision to sell Longbella Drug to Lakewood Health System, Staples.  Chad and Lani were looking for opportunities to continue to provide the Staples community with the...
Homecoming Oct. 2 - 6   Staples-Motley Schools’ Homecoming will kick off with a pep fest on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 8:20 a.m. Homecoming Week will be held Monday, Oct. 2 - Friday, Oct. 6, with the Coronation set for Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 9:15 a.m. Royalty candidates The 2023 Homecoming royalty...
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Wadena County Attorney, Kyra Ladd, has been reappointed to the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz. Ladd previously was appointed by Governor Walz in September 2022 to replace and finish the term of Washington County Attorney Peter Orput, who had resigned...
Five athletes, two teams, one coach and one community contributor will be inducted into the Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be Saturday, Sept. 16 at Centennial Auditorium. The event will begin with a social hour at 4:30 p.m. The ceremony is at 5:30 and will be streamed on...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   As of Sept. 23, 2023, you won’t be seeing Motley Police Chief Jason Borash behind the wheel of the department’s squad car. You won’t see Officer Cody Holtz, either. The Motley City Council accepted both of their resignations Aug. 29, at a special meeting...
Staples resident Corie Hurtig, 25, was arrested as a suspect in the theft of tools from the Staples-Motley Elementary School construction. On Aug. 14, Staples Police received a burglary report at the Staples-Motley Elementary School building site. The construction company managing the project...
By Tom Crawford   “The average city taxpayer does not pay for my services,”  Scott Sadusky, Staples building inspector, told the Staples City Council at the August 8 meeting of the council. “The only people who pay are the builders and contractors.” Sadusky and  City Administrator Jerel Nelsen...

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