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By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   At the July 23 Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) meeting, Economic Development Director Melissa Radermacher reported on a meeting about child care involving major employers in the area, including Lakewood Health System, Sourcewell, and Trident. A...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Staples-Motley students will no longer pay fees to participate in activities, including sports, music and performing arts. Superintendent Shane Tappe said the decision was made to improve academics. “Data shows students who are active and involved do better in...
By Tom Crawford   Want to try a canoe trip on a river? How about square dancing, or pottery making?  Or perhaps you are interested in having your own barn quilt on your house or another building? If any of these ideas interest you,  consider attending the Old Wadena Rendezvous and Chautauqua event...
Todd County Board of Commissioners Karin L. Nauber karin@inhnews.com   Todd County has completed a conditions assessment for the rock wall which surrounds the hill upon which the historic courthouse sits.  This was funded in part from a grant obtained through the Minnesota Historical Society. The...
Ten years have passed since Peter Achermann of Leader left to run some errands in Staples and never returned home. It was July 24, 2009, a date now etched in the minds of all who knew and loved Peter, as well as those who have followed his case this past decade, hoping for answers to surface about...
Team Reed, named after camp mentor Reed Johnson, makes adjustments to their robots between rounds at the SEaM Camp (Science, Engineering & Manufacturing) at Central Lakes College in Staples on July 12. The students competed as teams in robot soccer/hockey. Pictured clockwise from lower left,...
The Staples City Council passed their annual audit with no major issues. Chuck Mayer of Mayer, Porter and Nelson acounting firm presented the audit to the council at their June 25 meeting, and said “We did not find any items during our audit.” Mayer said one unusual item in the audit is that the...
The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) took steps to help with future growth by approving funds to finish the Shovel-Ready application for the Staples Industrial Park and approving a child care grant to help get more daycare and preschool opportunities in Staples. The board also approved...
Mary Marana, Crisis Line and Referral Service Executive Director, speaks at a QPR training in Staples on June 25. She will lead the SOS Beyond discussion on July 17, at 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Motley, starting at 6 p.m. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
“Ask a question, save a life.” -Mary Marana Learn ways to prevent suicide at the second SOS Beyond community coversation on Wednesday, July 17, at 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Motley, starting at 6 p.m. The discussion will focus on QPR, which stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. The...
Maria Ervasti shows how to paint a picture of a watermelon to artists attending the Sprout Á la cARTe Initiative at Sourcewell on June 25. The July 9 program will feature a different artist with new projects for kids. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  

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