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  “Children don’t need to be told how to be creative, give them a crayon and some paper and they know what to do,” said Pam Collins, a Staples artist who will be the judge of the Freshwater Education District/National Joint Powers Alliance Art Show May 12 and 13 at Centennial Auditorium. “I love to...
More than 20 people helped plant trees at Northern Pacific Park in Staples for an Arbor Day celebration on April 29. Five maple trees were planted at the park, along with two ornamental crab trees. A total of 21 trees were planted in the city, including trees on boulevards near Staples Elementary...
Development waste concerns were brought up at the April 26 Staples City Council meeting, citizen Ken Klose said he was concerned about the plans for the proposed 34-unit townhome project being planned for the area between 5th and 8th St NE, north of Chicago Ave. Klose said the 8th St sewer pipe has...
Stan Widmer still has plans to build a boat factory in Staples. Despite setbacks preventing an agreement with the U.S. Navy’s  Office of Naval Research (ONR), Widmer has new hopes with a new design and new contacts within the ONR. Widmer’s original plan was to build rotationally molded polyethylene...
Central Lakes College’s Quadcopter Team participated in NASA’s MN Space Grant Consortium’s Community College Quadcopter Challenge on April 15. Eight student teams from five community colleges participated, with each team building an ELEV-8 quadcopter from a kit and creatively outfitting it to...
The Todd County Citizens Against Drugs coalition held their monthly meeting on April 27 at the Staples Police Department. A special guest, Mary Marana of the Crisis Line shared here views on concerns about recent suicides in the Staples area. “When there is a suicide in a community, everybody...
Staples needs a lot more homes, especially apartments and houses on the higher end of the financial scale, according to a housing study by Michael Schoenecker of AdMark Resources.  He recommended immediately pursuing a new 24 unit apartment building with modern amenities such as a fitness center....
Staples Motley High School students showing some of the art they plan to display in the Freshwater Education District/National Joint Powers Alliance Art Show at the Centennial Auditorium lobby. The art show will be open to the public Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13, from 6-9 p.m. both days. An...
Jeff Kreitz
People gathered to watch as the eagle sculpture was lifted onto the rock at the Staples All Veterans Park on April 22. The Staples All Veterans and Community Park Association contracted with artist Jeff Kreitz (pictured above at center left reaching out for the eagle), to create the sculpture. At...
Staples Motley schools have created transition plans to accommodate the redistribution of students and teachers to school sites that will be in effect this fall. As part of this process, community members, families, staff and students were asked to be a part of each building’s Transition Team. The...

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