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Central Lakes College has named Cory Detloff as its new Director of the Ag & Energy Center and Farm Business Management. Detloff replaces Keith Olander, who has served in the roles since 2014. Olander will remain in his current physical location and work with Detloff through the transition....
Wadena County Attorney, Kyra Ladd, has been appointed to the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz.  Ladd replaces Washington County Attorney Peter Orput, who resigned August 1, 2020, due to medical reasons.  The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission (MSGC)...
2020-2021 homecoming court candidates were announced recently at the Staples-Motley High School football field. From left are Emmet Anderson, Max Strickland, Heidi Lombard, Logen Weite, Rose Han, Cole Winkels,  Lizzy Noble, Payton Bjerga. Not pictured: Ava Schneider   The king and queen will be...
A free food distribution for those in need of food or those newly struggling to make ends meet due to the COVID-19 crises will be held Thursday, Oct. 15, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Staples-Motley Elementary School parking lot in Staples. The event is hosted by the Staples and Motley Area Food Shelves,...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   JLG Architects has been selected to help guide the Staples-Motley School District in options pertaining to their building needs. Their hiring came after a recent interview process led by ICS Consultants and the school board’s Facilities Planning Committee,...
The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation (SMACF) announced the 2020 grant round. The SMACF is a Partner Fund of the Initiative Foundation, established with the mission to develop and strengthen community resources and to enhance the quality of life of individuals, families and organizations in...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   After a train stopped traffic in Staples for 20 minutes, the Staples City Council talked about putting up signs to reroute traffic in those instances. On Sept. 6, the Staples Police Department issued a ticket to the BNSF railroad for stopping a train in the...
By Mark Anderson, Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley Safe Learning Plan was presented to the Staples-Motley School Board at their Aug. 24 meeting. The school year will open on Sept. 8 with full in-person learning, but the plan also has guidelines for distance learning and a hybrid model and...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   A grand jury has indicted Staples resident Bryce Williams and three other men for helping burn the Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct on May 28, during protests and riots that were sparked by the killing of George Floyd by police officers. Williams had already been...
Lakewood Health System Care Center has identified a positive case of COVID-19 in one of its staff members. “While this is an unfortunate situation, we are well prepared and doing everything we can to ensure the ongoing safety of our residents and staff,” said Kathy Dobson, Vice President of Senior...

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