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Filing dates for upcoming local elections will run from July 28 to August 11, 2020. The Staples-Motleys school board has three seats up for election this year, currently held by Chad Longbella, Bryan Winkels and Greg Frisk. Staples City Council has three seats up for election, currently held by...
Employees and their families gathered for a photo in front of the store. From left, Manager Jamie Dolezal and family; William, Jennie and Hannah; Lead Truck Driver, Todd Hoemberg, Heather and Amelia; Owner, Jeremy Reeck and family; Jodi, Jacob and Connor; Yard Foreman, Tim Holmberg and family; Christina, Lilly and Alex; salesman Tim Nieminen, Cade Schmidt and Alex Giza, yard workers. (Staples World photo by M Anderson)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Central Building Supply, Staples, is celebrating their 37th year in business with the same family, but a new ownership structure this year. Jeremy Reeck took over the business when his father Bob Reeck retired, this past winter after nearly 50 years in the...
For the fourth straight week, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has dropped in Todd County, with just four new cases reported in the week of June 29-July 5. In the weeks prior to this, the county reported 23, 15, and nine new cases. The four new cases put the county total over 400. Wadena,...
Tad Carlson of River Rock Blasting in Motley, works at resurfacing the old NJPA sign. The black granite sign was donated to the City of Staples by Sourcewell and is being prepared for use in the construction of a “POW-MIA” memorial in the Staples Veterans Park. (Photo by Ken Klose)  
Sourcewell employees gather (before COVID-19) to show how much they appreciate working there. (Submitted photo)
Out of thousands of businesses in Minnesota, two of the Top 150 Workplaces have headquarters in Staples. Lakewood Health System and Sourcewell were both on the list published June 28 in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Over 3,000 companies were invited to participate, and the analysis included...
Staples-Motley Community Education has announced a few summer recreation programs that are now starting, with more still in the planning stage to be announced later. With COVID-19 restrictions, many programs had been canceled. There will be social distancing restrictions for some of the programs,...
Bryce Williams, 26, of Staples, is being charged with conspiracy to commit arson during the protests in Minneapolis May 28-29. According to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Williams was recorded by surveillance cameras holding a molotov cocktail device while another...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   At the June 10, 2020  Staples Chamber of Commerce videoconference, Staples-Motley Schools Superintendent Shane Tappe said “Overwhelmingly, the parents and teachers want our kids back in the classrooms” next fall. A school survey provided information from parents...
The Staples City Council approved reducing license fees for bars by one half at the June 9 council meeting.  The city had planned to reduce the fees according to the number of days the bars were shut down by the state stay at home order, but council member Doug Case suggested cutting the fee in...
Staples and Motley Dollars For Scholars awared $93,125 at their annual event held May 21, 2020. Since their inception in 1986 the chapter has awarded Staples-Motley students a total of $1,789,015. Scholarships presented SM students included: 3M - Owen Bjerga, Riley Peterson Staples Host Lions -...

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