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Recent reports taken by the Staples Police Dept. include the following: March 6; 3:07 a.m., Staples Police responded to the 500 block of 5th St. NE for a report of a suspicious noise in the basement of a residence. Upon investigation, police observed smoke in the basement originating from an...
First International Bank & Trust, Staples, sponsored jackets for the Staples Motley FFA chapter officer’s team.  FFA members recognize the jackets as “an icon of an American tradition; “instilling pride and responsibility in those who wear it.” Front, from left, Alison Robben, First...
Josh Byman, a lineman with Todd Wadena Electric Cooperative.
Linemen were at work along Warner Rd. in Staples March 16, restringing wire on telephone poles. The project, which encompasses a three-mile stretch, began this past January and includes changing and upgrading wire, as well as fixing or replacing poles.  Six bucket trucks were at work that day. (...
A year ago, job projections indicated that several Staples businesses would be expanding their operations and would be in need of employees to fill positions. The help wanted section of the Staples World newspaper has been filled steadily over the past year as some of the companies have started...
Ice jams were visible along the Crow Wing River north of Staples March 15. The ice had gone out earlier in the month, only to re-freeze a short time later when temperatures plummeted. By March 20, the first day of spring, the temperature in the Staples area reached nearly 50 degrees, giving hope...
Staples-Motley High School will have a full time counselor next year. The position was approved on a split vote at the Staples-Motley school board meeting Mar. 20. The board agreed on the need for the position, but did not agree on how to fund it. The board also approved adding a Title I teacher...
The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) has selected Julie Mayers Benson, MD, FAAFP, of Staples, as the 2017 Family Physician of the Year. The award has been presented annually, since 1981, to a family physician who represents the highest ideals of the specialty of family medicine,...
Students from Staples-Motley High School in A Cappella Choir, Symphonic Band and Chamber Orchestra returned home March 17, from their six-day trip to Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Students spent months fundraising and saving their extra cash to pay for their trip. Music directors Jon Crust, Caleb...
More than 130 people attended the annual Todd County Feedlot Meeting on March 16, held in Staples for the first time, at Central Lakes College. Pictured above, Kent Solberg talks about integrating livestock into cropping systems to improve soil health. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Recently a Freeport man lost his life in an accident involving an abandoned manure pit. Manure pits are dangerous for anyone living in areas where manure pits are located.  Pits are muck-filled with steep sides that are difficult to get out of; often they have filled with rain/snow, which in some...

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