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Several people have filed for seats in local elections, but still more are needed to fill all the open seats. The filing period is Aug. 2-16. As of Aug. 9, two current Staples-Motley School Board members have filed for re-election; Chad Longbella and Bryan Winkels. There are three seats open on the...
Brian Wicklund & the Barley Jacks will be performing at 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Old Wadena Rendezvous and Folklife Festival. Other entertainers include John Gorka, Curtis and Loretta, Dave Virnala, Caitlin Robertson, Leane Flynn, Jake Kaehne and the Margo McCreary Puppet Show. (Submitted photo)
This weekend on a scenic bluff overlooking the Crow Wing River, the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era will once again come to life during the Old Wadena Rendezvous and Folklife Festival. Held annually for the past 25 years at the Old Wadena County park just north of Staples, the event...
Swing your officer.....turn to the right
At the National Night Out event held Aug. 2 children had the opportunity to dance with Staples Police officers Ryan Walwick and Jacob Maros. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
On Sunday, July 31, at approximately 12:25 p.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a landowner who stated they discovered bullet holes in the walls of their cabin.  When the deputy arrived at the cabin, which is located in section 24 of Bullard Township, the homeowners...
    A board action to put into place an abatement policy as presented at a work session in May met with contention which resulted in the action being tabled at the Todd County Commissioners meeting Aug. 2. They are seeking more information and waiting for a response to a letter to the Department of...
Lisa Bjerga of Lakewood Health System is one of 50 people in the nation to be named the the Becker’s Hospital Review “Rising Stars: 50 Healthcare Leaders Under 40,” announced in July. “It was surprising and flattering,” Bjerga said. “It was an honor just to be nominated.” Bjerga said she was...
Recent reports from the Staples Police included; July 26; approximately 3:30 a.m., Staples Police observed a vehicle parked and running on the southeast corner of the Towns Edge property. Police identified the individuals in the vehicle, who stated they were playing a Pokeman game.  The building...
Matthew R. Olsen, director for the play, “Twelve Angry Men,” gives the cast some feedback during a recent rehearsal in Wadena. The play is being co-produced by Lamplighter Community Theatre in Staples; and Madhatters Community Theatre in Wadena. It opens Thursday, Aug. 11, at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. Cast members pictured clockwise around the table are Kevin Olsen, Tamber Edin, Paul Baymler, Jerry Reck (standing), Mim Maas, Pam Collins, Carol Aspengren, Meg Litts (standing), Hallie Olsen, Don Hoffm
With talk of court trials, guilt and innocence resonating around the country, a play is being produced that can help people work through those connected issues. “Twelve Angry Men” is being presented by Lamplighter Community Theatre of Staples and Madhatters Community Theatre of Wadena. Staples...
On Sunday, July 31, at approximately 12:25 p.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a landowner who stated they discovered bullet holes in the walls of their cabin.  When the deputy arrived at the cabin, which is located in section 24 of Bullard Township, the homeowners...
At the July 19 county board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners decided to sell the two houses they recently bought on residential lots adjacent to the courthouse, and have the houses moved off the land to another location. Originally, commissioners thought they would demolish the houses, but...

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