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National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. This year, National Prevention Week was May 14-19.  Each day during the week had a theme, with the May 15 theme being “Prevention of...
The annual county financial audit results were presented to the Todd County Commissioners by Clifton, Larson Allen Auditor Doug Host at their May 15 meeting. Overall, the audit was very favorable for the county with many of the funds showing an increase. Host said that there were some material...
The Staples-Motley eighth grade geography class had a chance to taste their east and southeast Asia geography unit when chef Tanner Fideldy of Timbers Restaurant showed them how to make sushi rolls. Pictured from left, Brookelyn Huisenga, Malaya Reem, Klaire Storry, Francesca Hanson and Mackenzie...
Claire Wolhowe and Alexandra (Alex) Davis have been named valedictorian and salutatorian of the Staples-Motley High School Class of 2018. “Claire and Alex represent all the characteristics of fine high school students,” Principal Mike Schmidt said recently. “They’re involved, academic, artists,...
Several local educators were among the 49 educators from Region 5 schools who were honored by National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) on May 9 at its fifth-annual Educators of Excellence Awards Banquet at Grand View Lodge near Nisswa. Nominated by their respective schools for their commitment to...
Besides being a hunter, fisherman, and volunteer safety instructor, David Bartylla also enjoyed restoring Farm-All tractors. Pictured, Dave enjoys the view from the latest tractor he restored before his death in March. He will be missed on the trails, on the lakes, and on the landscape. (Submitted photo)
Linda Bartylla remembers when her husband Dave was honored as the Snowmobile Instructor of the Year by the Minnesota DNR in 2013. “He was so proud, he was shaking, he had tears in his eyes,” she said. “He would have loved getting this award,” said retired DNR Officer Jeff Halverson, as he presented...
At least five Japanese Lilac trees  were planted in downtown Staples May 9, replacing trees that had not survived the previous year. Pictured above near the Stomping Grounds coffee shop at 4th St. NE are, from left, public works department employees Clyde Mertens, Bruce Grondahl, Steve Statema.
A number of new trees are being planted throughout the City of Staples. According to Parks and Recreation Director Tricia Jasmer, these include 10 Japanese lilac trees in the downtown area plus 30 maples and approximately 115 saplings planted in a variety of areas including Dower Lake Recreation...
On May 8, Staples Police delivered 140 pounds of prescription drugs collected at the police station, to be incinerated. The prescription drug drop box is located in the entryway of the Staples Police Station. On May 8, Staples Police responded to a report of a domestic at the 800 block of Highway...
Four houses have been torn down in the vicinity of 7th St. NE and Hwy 10 in Staples recently, making room for a Casey’s General Store. The Tradesmen Construction, Inc., out of Alexandria is the contracted company. It will be roughly 19 weeks to completion once the dirt work began the week of May 14...
Central Lakes College students line up for graduation on May 9, including Zac Carlson, front row left, who received his associate of arts degree. The ceremony was held at the commons area of the Staples campus. Nearly 130 students earned degrees at the Staples campus this semester. (Staples World...

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