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Eligible voters can begin casting their ballots Sept. 23 for the Nov. 8 General Election by voting absentee. This is the first presidential-election year where Minnesotans no longer need an excuse to vote absentee - a reform also known as no-excuses absentee voting. Minnesotans can request an...
Electric cars could be driving through Staples but they have no place to recharge. Staples Public Works Director Doug Bendorf said that Staples is in the center of a “dead zone” where there are no car charging stations nearby. At the Sept. 13 Staples City Council meeting, Bendorf said they are...
Money matters were among the items on the minds of the Staples-Motley School Board members at their Sept. 19 meeting.  As has been their custom and on the recommendation of Marci Lord, district business manager, the board approved their proposed tax levy at an 11.82 percent increase, the maximum...
Connie Burns, member of the Staples Citizens Against Drugs, was at the Stomping Grounds in Staples on Sept. 19, to meet and great people interested in the group. She will be back Monday, Sept 26, from 7:30- 9:30 a.m.; and will return for more informal meetings on Monday, October 10, from 7:30- 9:30 a.m. Burns said she would like to hear from anyone interested in the group’s activities. The full coalition will meet Tuesday, Sept. 27, at noon at the Staples Police Department. (Staples World photo by Mark Ande
The Staples Citizens Against Drugs will offer a coalition presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at noon at the Staples Police Department The presentation will answer some of the following questions:  o What’s the difference between coalitions and programming? o  Why build a coalition?  o What are the...
The newspapers of some of our loyal subscribers have not been delivered in a timely fashion the past few weeks.  We appreciate that you miss the paper and we want to know when you don’t get it on time. We want you to know that we are just as frustrated as you are.  Your calls alert us to where the...
Today, Sept. 22, is the first official day of autumn and the fall colors are beginning to show themselves as in this scene of the Crow Wing River near the landing in Motley. To be exact, the Northern Hemisphere enters fall at exactly 9:21 a.m. CDT, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. The day -...
Minnesota 4-Hers from 86 counties arrived with over 2,800 animals and over 2,600 exhibits at the 2016 “Great Minnesota Get-Together” held Aug. 25-28. Todd County 4-H’ers from Todd County exhibiting livestock at the State Fair and their placings include:  Hannah Hulinsky, Beef Breeding Heifer (...
Women in Philanthropy (WIP) a program of Lakewood Health System, is currently accepting grant applications for programs that focus on physical and mental health of children and youth. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 15, 2016. The WIP group offers competitive grant dollars to surrounding...
The Reichert Place has a rich history in Long Prairie. It hasn’t always been a pleasant history, but enough people have cared about the building on Central Avenue throughout its life that hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent to keep it a viable part of the city. At their Sept. 6 meeting...
Lisa Bjerga, CPA, MBA, FHFMA, recently accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Lakewood Health System in Staples. Originally from Sartell, Bjerga has an undergraduate degree in accounting and economics from St. Cloud State University; and a Master’s in Business Administration and...

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