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Question: What should I do about my neighbor who snow blows the snow from his driveway into the street? I don’t know who to report this to. This morning I nearly had an accident sliding down our street. Answer: There’s a law that covers this issue. The state statute says that it’s unlawful to...
Bob Haddorff developed a passion for wilderness and solitude after visiting the Boundary Waters Canoe Area during his youth. As adults, Bob and his wife, Ginny sought to renew this passion. In 1998, they purchased a cabin on Little Whitefish Lake in Crow Wing County, since then acquired another 200...
Neil Koppes of Staples is looking forward to doing a lot more fishing when he retires in the near future. He is pictured with a 42-inch muskie he caught on Lake Shamineau a number of years ago. Also pictured is a wooden flag he designed and built in his shop at home. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
When he was still a teen, Neil Koppes knew he wanted to make a mark on this world. “I wanted to do something,” he shared recently at his home in Staples. And, Neil went on, he didn’t want his disability to define him. Born with cerebral palsy in 1957 to Tony and Mae Koppes, Neil grew up on a farm...
One of the lesser known, but extraordinary legends of ages past is the legend of St. Urho, patron saint of the Finnish Vineyard workers, celebrated on March 16 in Finnish communities around the world. As you can see at the statue in Menahga, St. Urho is revered because he banished the grasshoppers...
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) released the initial results of nitrate testing in private wells as part of the agency’s Township Testing Program. Sampling occurred during the summer of 2016 and was offered to residents in nine townships of Todd County. Well water sampling was focused...
A jobs and skils fair will be held Thursday, March 23, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Central Lakes College in Staples. Employers that are hiring will be on hand, agencies that can help with job searches and college representatives who can help develop the skills needed for various jobs. There will be...
Several new doors were part of the recent depot restoration project, included was this new door on the east room, where a sliding door used to be. The sliding door is still positioned on the inside for historical effect. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Staples community members manned tables at the Reality Store held March 8, in the S-M High School gym. Juniors and seniors had the opportunity to find their way through information tables, on what they will need to live on after they graduate. Community volunteers showed examples to students what...
In the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy report on the Long Prairie River Watershed, Moran Creek, located south of Staples, has been labeled as an impaired stream. That means water quality standards are not met for aquatic life, aquatic recreation...
Is your organization or group in need funding to support a community project? The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation (SMACF) is accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations within the Staples Motley School District boundaries.  The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation will...

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