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The library crowd was amazed when a red fox they were prepared to see turned out to be bright white. The staff from Wild Things Zoo Attractions of Arlington said all red foxes have a white tip of their tail but in northern climates around three percent develop black or white fur. Other animal...
Motorists who travel Hwy. 210 west of Staples will encounter a detour and delays as the Hwy. 210 bridge spanning Moran Creek, just east of Co. Rd. 9, is closed beginning Monday, July 23. Motorists should follow the signed detour along Hwy. 10 and Co. Rd. 9, or plan their own alternate routes. All...
Before the Minnesota Twins game on July 11, Huck Holst of Staples was honored with raising the American flag during the National Anthem, surrounded by family and friends. Pictured, Holst’s grandchildren hold the flag before the ceremony with family behind him and friends from Staples watching. Two...
The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) is looking to coordinate more with the Staples-Motley School District to work together as the school plans for a new building. At the same time, the city is studying what to do with the Staples Community Center. City Administrator Jerel Nelsen said...
Staples has two new roadmaps to help the city plan for the future. At the June 26 Staples City Council meeting, the city’s Comprehansive Plan and Safe Routes To School plans were approved. The Comprehensive Plan was a year long process that involved a steering committee and multiple forums for...
Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Poulton will make a presentation honoring the veterans who served the country, entitled “Who Defends Freedom,” on July 4 at 10 a.m. at the Staples All Veterans Park. There will be music and ice cream treats at the event. Part of the program will be to...
The Staples-Motley School Board contracted with Interim Superintendent Ron Bratlie for another year at their June 18 meeting. They also approved the 2018-19 budget and heard Deb Ferdon present the 2017-18 QComp Annual Report. Bratlie has been the interim superintendent since July 1, 2017. His...
These archtectural drawings show how the proposed K-12 school building would look and fit on the elementary site at 1025 4th St. NE, Staples. The one above is looking to the southwest. The dark roof is the existing building and the lighter color shows the new construction. The building’s main...
At their June 18 meeting the Staples-Motley School Board decided to focus their efforts for one K-12 school building at the current elementary site. Cost was a major factor in the decision. A very rough estimate puts the price of new construction and renovating the existing building at about $60...
 A feasibility study for a trail linking Staples to Pillager, comprehensive mental health intervention, experiential traffic safety education, and projects to support and honor area veterans, are the four regional projects recommended to receive Innovation Funding for the fiscal year 2018-19. These...

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