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The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) took steps to help with future growth by approving funds to finish the Shovel-Ready application for the Staples Industrial Park and approving a child care grant to help get more daycare and preschool opportunities in Staples. The board also approved...
Mary Marana, Crisis Line and Referral Service Executive Director, speaks at a QPR training in Staples on June 25. She will lead the SOS Beyond discussion on July 17, at 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Motley, starting at 6 p.m. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
“Ask a question, save a life.” -Mary Marana Learn ways to prevent suicide at the second SOS Beyond community coversation on Wednesday, July 17, at 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Motley, starting at 6 p.m. The discussion will focus on QPR, which stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. The...
Maria Ervasti shows how to paint a picture of a watermelon to artists attending the Sprout Á la cARTe Initiative at Sourcewell on June 25. The July 9 program will feature a different artist with new projects for kids. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Marco Puentes, 47, of Staples, was killed in a motorcycle/SUV accident on June 28. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Puentes was driving his motorcycle westbound on Highway 10. An SUV driven by Judith Bjerga, 73, of Motley, was crossing the highway at 12th Street NE, heading northbound. The...
The group of Staples natives enjoying one of ther stops while touring France as part of the 70 year D-Day reenactment, from left, Tanner Greig, Lee Jenkins, Jim Greig, Todd Greig, Erik Carlson and John Carlson.
The ‘Band of Relatives’ flew out of Minneapolis June 3, bound for Normandy, France, to take part in the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing. Members of this group included Lee Jenkins, Staples; Jim Greig, Motley; Todd and Tanner Greig, Sheridan, Wyo.; and John and Erik Carlson, Rapid City, S.D....
Jack Rengel will be the featured speaker at the July 4 Staples Veterans Park celebration, with the program starting at 10 a.m. Rengel was born and raised in Staples. He graduated in 1964, received a BA from St. Cloud State University and was drafted in 1969. He attended Vietnamese language school...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley school district is projecting a balanced budget for next year, Business Manager Chuck Herdegen told the school board at their June 17 meeting. He said the budget will continue to spend down the reserve fund and will also increase the long term...
A brother and sister from Staples were recently sentenced for their involvement in shooting and  killing a family dog and leaving it in a county park, while posting a video of the incident on social media in February. The siblings, Josiah W. Shegstad and Tayiah V. Shegstad, were convicted...
As a follow-up to the SOS (Safety Over Suicide) forum, Staples-Motley Beyond Poverty is starting “SOS Beyond,” a series of community conversations featuring Mary Marana, one of the speakers at the SOS forum. The public is invited to attend any and all events, free of charge. There will also  be...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School Board was split on how to tackle the next step of the building process, after the May 14 building referendum was voted down. At their June 3 work session, the board debated the need for a survey and for different methods of communication...

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