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By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School Board heard an update of the ongoing building project at their July 24 meeting from Damien Williams of ICS. The structural steel on the elementary school gym was nearly complete. They were possibly going to delay concrete pouring because...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Staples City Administrator Jerel Nelsen explained the city’s method of paying their building inspector, based on an agreement the city passed in 2015. Two community members attended the meeting to question the payment numbers reported in the Staples World the...
Staples Police, Fire Department and Amublance line up in solidarity to pay respect to Jake Wallin, 23, a Fargo Police officer who died in the line of duty when an assailant fired his gun at police who were helping at a car accident. Wallin is from St. Michael-Albertville High School and has...
The death of Vickie O’Brien, 63, a nursing teacher at Central Lakes College, has been ruled a murder. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department said her husband, Terrance O’Brien, 64, shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself. Both victims were found on June 26 at their home in Sylvan Township,...
Cass County Sheriff Bryan Welk reports that on Monday, June 26, at 10:04 a.m., their office received a request for a welfare check at a residence on Brook Ln SW, in Sylvan Township, rural Pillager.   Deputies arrived at the residence and, through their investigation, located an adult female, age 63...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples City Council felt their only option was to approve the license for a smoke shop near Staples-Motley High School, despite objections from the school. The council received a letter from City Attorney Joe Krueger saying that the 300 foot restriction they...
The Fourth of July celebration and BBQ at All Veterans Park in Staples will begin at 11 a.m.  In case of rain, the celebration will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples.  This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Ryan Kroll of Staples, whose speech is about ‘Patriotism.’ Dr. Kroll works at Lakewood...
Staples-Motley High School senior Vittorio Centrone, a foreign exchange student from Italy, looks at his diploma for the first time at the Commencement Ceremony May 26. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   At the May 22 Staples-Motley School Board meeting, Superintendent Shane Tappe told the board that this year’s graduation rate of 95.5 percent is the second highest in the region only behind Brainerd. “We’ve grown so much in our graduation rate, the board should be...
Members of the Tri-County American Legion Post #124 gathered at Motley City Hall May 13, for an open house celebration of the American Legion’s 100th birthday. Pictured, from left, Norm Cronin, Huck Holst, Harry Meyer, Ron Unger, Ron Hanson, Frank Vasecka, Commander Alan Marshall. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Several Memorial Day events will be held on Monday, May 29, in the Staples and Motley area. Staples The Staples service will be held at the All Veterans Park located at 820 Hwy 10 at 10 a.m. Bring your lawn chairs. Huck Holst will serve as emcee, Pastor Carl Larson will give the invocation, U.S....
Staples-Motley graduates will receive their diplomas Friday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at the high school gym. Above: The “Class of 2023” group photo on the bleachers at the SMHS football field. (Submitted photo)  

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