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Staples-Motley area residents rejected a bond referendum that would have allowed the school district to invest $64.4 million in renovations and expansions to the middle/high school and elementary school. The referendum was proposed by the Staples-Motley School Board to address aging infrastructure...
Combines, congress members, local and regional panelists intermixed at the workforce forum at CLC on April 8. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   U.S. Representatives Michelle Fischbach and Pete Stauber learned about the needs in Minnesota communities to fill job openings. Area employers, industry specialists and development professionals took part in a workforce roundtable forum at Central Lakes College in...
Dick Bremer’s book contains 108 stories relating to his life in the Minnesota sports world, including 37 years as Minnesota Twins broadcaster. The book also goes into his time at Staples High School.
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Starting his 38th season as the main television announcer for the Minnesota Twins, Dick Bremer still draws on his experience playing high school baseball and taking classes at Staples High School. Some of those experiences are in Bremer’s book, “Game Used: My Life...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) is planning to get engineers to determine if a downtown building is structurally sound enough to renovate. The building, which last housed Ron’s Musical Resale, is located on the 100 block of 4th Street NE....
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Minnesota House of Representatives suggested an alternative to the City of Staples implementing a sales tax to pay for improvements to the Staples Community Center. At a committee hearing of the Minnesota House Property Tax Division, Staples City Administrator...
Bexley (left) and Marley Colsen of Cloquet (ages five and three respectively) had fun helping set up Easter decorations at the home of their great-grandparents, Swede and Chris Colsen, in Staples. The Colsens, whose home is located on 3rd Ave. NW, said they have inflatable decorations for every holiday. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Staples and Motley churches are planning special events and worship services for Easter week. Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, is April 1; Good Friday is April 2; Holy Saturday is April 3 and Easter Sunday is April 4. *Staples Alliance Church Saturday - Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m....
A three-year-old child was fatally injured after he was reportedly run over by a skid-loader March 18. The Todd County Sheriff’s Office responded to a farm accident call that occurred at a residence on Cty. Rd. 11 in Bartlett Township  at 3:42 p.m. It was reported that a three-year-old male had...
Roger Houselog (right), longtime owner of Tower Pizza in Staples, passes the pizza paddle to the new owner, Eric Neznik. Neznik, along with his wife, Alissa (Pesta) Neznik, recently purchased the restaurant from Houselog. (Submitted photo)
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   Tower Pizza, a mainstay in downtown Staples since 1984, is now under new ownership. It’s still the place to go for customer favorites like the Northwoods Special, Pizza Toast and Calzones, but instead of being greeted by Roger Houselog, it’s Eric and Alissa (...
Derek Holst, Mike Hajek and Kevin Swecker install the Cardinal Pride sign into place along Highway 10 in Staples, near the 6th Street stoplights. The sign represents the 30 team state champions and 63 individual state champions that Staples, Motley and Staples-Motley athletes have earned. A lot of local pride went into building the sign. Michael Sedivy sandblasted and painted the sign, he is the brother of Mary Dravis, whose husband Don Dravis was the coach of many state champion wrestling teams and individ
By Mike Hajek Chairperson  SM Athletic Hall of Fame   The halls and class rooms of our school and the communities of Staples, Motley and surrounding rural areas make up the foundation of our school community. The pride of our community is deeply rooted and measured in a variety of ways. From a...
In last week’s Staples World, a cited amount of tax increase should have been per year, instead of per month. The story quoted the tax increase for the median home value in the district, which is $125,000. The tax increase for such a home would be $282 per year, or $24 per month. Below is a chart...

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