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The Staples City Council will hold a public hearing to present plans for a new wastewater treatment plant for the city. The hearing will be held at the next council meeting, Tuesday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at Staples City Hall. The estimated cost of the project is $8.46 million. According to the Public...
Over 2,000 people attended the 1976 Field Day at the Ag Center, arriving in buses, planes and all those cars. It is said that day had “ ... more impact on irrigation in Minnesota than any other one event that’s ever happened.” (Submitted photo)
EDITOR’S NOTE: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Ag & Energy Center DelRay Lecy is writing a history, recording the people and events that created it. He’ll show how it has evolved and changed to meet the challenges of the times. This is the third article in an occasional series...
With his image up on the big screen atop the Twins stadium, Huck Holst raises the flag during the National Anthem. To qualify for this honor, Holst’s son Derek checked the Twins web site every day in February to find the narrow window of time when submissions are accepted. Huck’s wife Marilyn wrote...
The library crowd was amazed when a red fox they were prepared to see turned out to be bright white. The staff from Wild Things Zoo Attractions of Arlington said all red foxes have a white tip of their tail but in northern climates around three percent develop black or white fur. Other animal...
Motorists who travel Hwy. 210 west of Staples will encounter a detour and delays as the Hwy. 210 bridge spanning Moran Creek, just east of Co. Rd. 9, is closed beginning Monday, July 23. Motorists should follow the signed detour along Hwy. 10 and Co. Rd. 9, or plan their own alternate routes. All...
Before the Minnesota Twins game on July 11, Huck Holst of Staples was honored with raising the American flag during the National Anthem, surrounded by family and friends. Pictured, Holst’s grandchildren hold the flag before the ceremony with family behind him and friends from Staples watching. Two...
The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) is looking to coordinate more with the Staples-Motley School District to work together as the school plans for a new building. At the same time, the city is studying what to do with the Staples Community Center. City Administrator Jerel Nelsen said...
Staples has two new roadmaps to help the city plan for the future. At the June 26 Staples City Council meeting, the city’s Comprehansive Plan and Safe Routes To School plans were approved. The Comprehensive Plan was a year long process that involved a steering committee and multiple forums for...
Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Poulton will make a presentation honoring the veterans who served the country, entitled “Who Defends Freedom,” on July 4 at 10 a.m. at the Staples All Veterans Park. There will be music and ice cream treats at the event. Part of the program will be to...
The Staples-Motley School Board contracted with Interim Superintendent Ron Bratlie for another year at their June 18 meeting. They also approved the 2018-19 budget and heard Deb Ferdon present the 2017-18 QComp Annual Report. Bratlie has been the interim superintendent since July 1, 2017. His...

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