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Recent reports taken by the Staples Police; Aug. 9 - Staples Police responded to an animal complaint on the 500 block of 8th St. NE. A dog had tangled its leash tangled in a fence and was sitting in the sun. Police attempted to make contact with the dog’s owner but were unable. Police untangled the...
Staples Mayor Chris Etzler speaks to the 150 or so people gathered for the National Joint Powers Alliance open house on Aug. 16, to celebrate the new addition to the NJPA building. Etzler said the growth, hard work and dedication that NJPA does makes the cooperative “a banner for our community.”...
Two construction projects are well underway in Staples. Above, the 52-room Timberlake Lodge has footings and block work already started. Below, the Staples Townhomes project, (looking west from 8th St. NE) getting ready for utilities needed for the 32-units. Both projects are expected to be...
A long term facilities plan for the Staples-Motley School District was approved at the board meeting Aug. 15. The board also received the annual report on QComp and held a closed session to evaluate the superintendent following the regular meeting. Marci Lord, school business manager, presented the...
At the Aug. 9 Staples City Council meeting, City Administrator Jerel Nelsen told the council that a petition from property owners spurred an effort to get Sunrise Drive paved. The short road off of Prairie Ave. NE could be paved this fall after the city and landowners agree on a special assessment...
The sights, sounds and flavors of the Old Wadena Rendezvous filled the air on two perfect days, August 13 and 14 at Old Wadena Park near Staples. The park overflowed with sounds of  folk music and performers, artisans, craftsmen, a traditional rendezvous camp by members of the Crow Wing Muzzloaders...
Children attending the Field Day at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 can expect to play with mini-drones coming from the AgCentric technology trailer, one of many technology examples that will be part of the demonstrations. Children ages 5-14 will see technology demonstrations, tractor driving and tour the on-site gardens. Plenty of tours and educational opportunities for adults are also on the schedule. The public is welcome to attend. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Variable irrigation controlled by a smart phone will be one of the demonstrations at the Central Lakes College Ag & Energy Center Field Day, Friday, Aug. 26, at the Staples campus, starting at 9 a.m. The irrigation workshop and demonstrations will be at 1:30 p.m. and will show how the...
Concern for police officers and their families has inspired Tina Maros to organize two candlelight vigils, on Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. 20, 8-10:30 p.m., on the overpass above Hwy 10 west in Staples. The events are “to honor fallen officers around the country, to show our appreciation and...
Voters will have choices  between the familiar faces of incumbents and the new faces of challengers in local races when they go to the polls Nov. 8. The filing period closed Aug. 16. Staples-Motley School Board incumbents Chad Longbella and Bryan Winkels, both of Staples, will be joined on the...
At the Aug. 9 county board meeting, architect Chad Bormann of BHH Partners, Perham, presented Wadena County Commissioners with two options for the facade of the new annex building: (1) lower half of red brick and upper of tan stucco, and (2) lower half of concrete blocks and upper half of stucco...

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