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Todd County Board of Commissioners Karin L. Nauber karin@inhnews.com   Todd County has completed a conditions assessment for the rock wall which surrounds the hill upon which the historic courthouse sits.  This was funded in part from a grant obtained through the Minnesota Historical Society. The...
Ten years have passed since Peter Achermann of Leader left to run some errands in Staples and never returned home. It was July 24, 2009, a date now etched in the minds of all who knew and loved Peter, as well as those who have followed his case this past decade, hoping for answers to surface about...
Team Reed, named after camp mentor Reed Johnson, makes adjustments to their robots between rounds at the SEaM Camp (Science, Engineering & Manufacturing) at Central Lakes College in Staples on July 12. The students competed as teams in robot soccer/hockey. Pictured clockwise from lower left,...
The Staples City Council passed their annual audit with no major issues. Chuck Mayer of Mayer, Porter and Nelson acounting firm presented the audit to the council at their June 25 meeting, and said “We did not find any items during our audit.” Mayer said one unusual item in the audit is that the...
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...

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