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A brother and sister from Staples were charged in a February incident involving the shooting of a dog north of Staples in Wadena County. Some of the incident was video recorded and posted to social media. Josiah W. Shegstad, 20, and Tayiah V. Shegstad, 18, have been charged separately, both with...
Property tax assessments are up this year, especially in the city of Staples north of Highway 10.  A state statute requires a minimum of six sales to be used in the annual analysis by the county assessor’s office.  Todd County Assessor Chris Odden said every year 30 to 40 homes are sold in Staples...
The Staples-Motley School District will host two informational evenings for community members to learn more about the proposed school building project, and give them a chance to tour the buildings where the construction project is proposed. The meetings are Tuesday, April 9 at Staples-Motley...
Two community visioning sessions about the Batcher Building Opera House will be held April 10, at Central Lakes College in Staples, from 3:30-5 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. The purpose is to get community ideas and input as the building is undergoing a feasibility study to apply for funding to open it up...
The Staples-Motley School Board approved job postings for teachers resigning or retiring, before the board approves the resignation. The change was made at the March 18 board meeting. In the past, the board had to approve a resignation before the position could be posted for hire. Although it is a...
Alyssa Vanderhoof reads from her book while a page of the book is projected on the screen and Mary Marana looks on. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
“S.O.S.: Safety Over Suicide,” a mental health forum was held Feb. 25 at Central Lakes College in Staples. Four panelists gave their views on suicide before answering questions from the crowd of about 90 people. Panelists were Alyssa Vanderhoof, author of “When the World Goes Dark,” Mary Marana,...
Three coaches, four athletes, two teams and one at-large supporter duo will be the first inductees into the Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame. Coaches: Don Dravis, Bill Finn and Jerry Riewer, athletes: Del Cerney, Arden Beachy, Warren Mertens and Bob Peterson: 1985 Staples girls basketball team...
The Annual March Food Share Month is around the corner, which means Minnesota food shelves will be conducting their major campaign for funds and food shelf items during the coming weeks. The Minnesota Food Share March Campaign brings together various community organizations, businesses and faith...
“Lakewood Health System recently learned it was the victim of an email phishing attack which impacted the email accounts of 12 employees. A portion of these employee emails contained patient personal health information (PHI) and/or personally identifiable information (PII), including names, Social...
A version of the elementary school floor plan the Staples-Motley School District is submitting to the state, for the referendum on May 14. The light gray area is existing space that will be lightly refurbished; the dark gray is existing space that will have heavier remodeling, including what is currently the lunchroom/gymnasium. The pink area is proposed new space, including a new lunchroom, gymnasium, locker rooms, music, science and specialty rooms. The yellow portion is the proposed activities center, wh
The Staples-Motley School Board approved a two question building proposal for a May 14 referendum. The first question will be for up to $48.2 million in new construction and upgrades at the Staples-Motley High School and Staples-Motley Elementary sites. The second question will be to build a $10.4...

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