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Heather Wiegand and Erik Johnson were the two Staples-Motley teachers honored at the Educators of Excellence event held May 3, at the Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts at the Brainerd High School. More than 50 educators from schools in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena counties were...
The Motley American Legion Post #124 provided the Presentation of the Colors at the Staples-Motley Dollars for Scholars event May 3, at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. Pictured, from left, are veterans Ron Unger, Frank Vaseca, Commander Alan Marshall, Huck Holst. The Motley American Legion will celebrate its 100th Anniversary on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Motley City Hall. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
The Motley American Legion will celebrate its 100th anniversary Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Motley City Hall. Coffee, cake and ice cream will be served at the open house, and all are welcome. The Motley Legion was formed a few years after the American Legion was officially formed in...
On Sunday, April 30 at approximately 6:42 p,m, the Todd County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of a grass/swamp fire just east of Staples on the Todd Line Road (Warner Road). The Staples Fire Department responded and were able to quickly head off the fire limiting the area involved. ...
The Staples Motley Area Ministerial invites you to join together with them and millions of individuals across our nation on Thursday, May 4 for the annual National Day of Prayer. This local prayer event will take place at the Staples Government Center (122 6th Street NE) from noon to 1 p.m. At this...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School Board made moves to officialy accept the $6 million donation from Lakewood Health System to add a wellness center to the school’s gym expansion.Outside work will begin this summer, with the interior gym expansion planned for the summer of...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples City Council approved a new ordinance regulating the sale of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products, a derivative of marijuana. The council opted to make changes to their tobacco ordinance and learned that a second application has been submitted to open a...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples City Council approved the first reading of ordinances that will limit the sale of tobacco and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products, the compound from marijuana plants.  Each ordinance included restrictions that will prevent opening a smoke shop or...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School board received an offer to purchase the Motley school building, but the offer was well below the asking price and the board was skeptical of the terms of the initial offer. Superintendent Shane  Tappe said an individual offered to pay $48...
Two St. Paul men were  arrested following a traffic stop in Motley March 18, during which law enforcement located a large quantity of drugs in their vehicle.  The incident took place at Hwy 10 South and Spruce Road. According to a news release, a Motley Police Officer observed a vehicle drive past...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples City Council denied a tobacco license, denied an alcohol license, and took steps towards restricting the selling of tobacco and marijuana products in the city. The action was a result of several different agenda items that came to the council at their...

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