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While it is still apparent that some of the adjoining school districts don’t want to have any part of the Eagle Valley School District as it goes through involuntary dissolution, a bit more discussion on the topic did take place at a work session held by the Todd County Board of Commissioners on...
Third grade students read a play about Paul Bunyan during the Staples-Motley Elementary School Home Run Derby Night on April 27. One of the goals of the evening was to inspire kids to keep reading over the summer. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
The Staples Motley Area Chamber  of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at North Fourth Laundromat and Car Wash located at  920 4th St. NE, Staples. Owner Mike Gold purchased the business in March 2008 and revamped the building with new water lines, plumbing, wiring and insulating the walls. He’s added...
Prom couples from Staples-Motley High School walked to the end of the Dower Lake pier for photos, April 29 before the Grand March held back at the high school.  (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
After numerous firefighter trainings were conducted at the Motley Motel April 29, the entire building (along with the adjoining house) was set on fire during a controlled burn. The motel (formerly known as the El-Ray Motel) is believed to have been built around 1957, in conjunction with the El-Ray...
After several hours at the scene of a controlled burn at the Motley Motel April 29, Motley firefighters worked to put all of their equipment and gear away. Pictured above in front of the last remaining remnants of the motel are, from left, Lonna Dille, Jim Uhlman, Chief Todd Judd; and Nick Dille, 2nd Asst. Chief. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
All that’s left of the Motley Motel is a sign that lost its neon years ago; and some assorted memories of the building along Hwy 10 first known as the El-Ray Motel. On April 29, the motel was burned to the ground by dozens of firefighters participating in a controlled burn. The event was organized...
Second grade students come to art class for a closer view of the 3D printer. From left, Ty Mumm, Bella Hines, Lillian Czechowicz and Tristyn Janssen. The spool of plastic filament at the top feeds the printer.  
On April 16, Staples Police responded to the 1400 block of 3rd St NE for a report of possible drug use, and a noise complaint. While investigating, police arrested Jade Nickels for a felony order of protection violation and a felony DANCO violation. Other reports included: April 16; Staples Police...
Camp Invention, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to Central Lakes College the week of July 17- 21. Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing inventors and invention, promoting...
With nearly 350 members and guests in attendance, Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative held their 77th Annual Meeting at Wadena’s Memorial Auditorium April 20.  In the board of director elections, Nominating Committee Chair, Jerry Miller, announced that incumbents Dale Adams, Norm Krause and Gene Kern...

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