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Hello, Readers, On April 26, 1954, the Salk polio vaccine field trials, involving 1.8 million children, begin at the Franklin Sherman Elementary School in McLean, Virginia. Children in the United States, Canada and Finland participated in the trials, which used for the first time the now-standard...
The familiar white transit bus provides rides for those who need transportation to and from appointments, shopping, dining, school and more. The bus is also equipped with a bike rack. In Staples, free transportation is offered to students involved in Summer Recreation, the Adventures programs and summer school. (Submitted photo)
Friendly Rider continues to grow and expand its service, now serving 17 communities in Wadena, Todd, Otter Tail, Morrison, and Cass counties. Friendly Rider recently applied for additional grant funding hoping to expand services to give more access to public transportation.  On March 30 Lt....
Serenity Keppers, employee at Y-Knot Liquor in Motley, gets some assistance recently from Alice the cat, one of the pets that calls the store ‘home.’ Although she was reluctant to be open on Sundays, store owner Sue Kobus said that they have decided to be open on Sundays during the summer months. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota, banned since 1858, will go into effect July 2. Starting that day, liquor stores throughout the state  can open their doors between 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. The bill repealing this decades-old ban was signed by Gov. Mark Dayton March 7, following both the Senate and House...
Two recommendations by Superintendent Mary Klamm failed on split votes at the Staples-Motley School Board meeting Monday, April 17. Twenty minutes after the meeting adjourned, Klamm emailed the board a one-sentence letter of resignation. In an interview Tuesday morning Klamm said it was “...
A New York Mills Police car chases a suspect vehicle (not pictured) through the streets of Staples on April 18 at the corner of 4th Street and Park Ave. NE. Multiple law enforcement vehicles from other jurisdictions also joined the chase, including Otter Tail County, Wadena County and Todd County...
Holy Week is a reflective time for people of many faiths and Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are marked by tens of millions around the world. However, Holy Week in 1865 was a defining period in American history. On Palm Sunday, April 9, Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern...
Pete Bleess is retiring July 28 and the personnel committee recommended posting in-house to fill the Building Services Supervisor position as soon as possible. The request was made at the April 4 meeting of the Todd County Commissioners. County Coordinator Joe Hatch explained that if someone...
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has launched the Cropland Grazing Exchange. The new online tool can connect crop farmers and livestock farmers to improve soil health.  Livestock are an integral part of achieving optimal soil health. They convert forages to more available forms of...
otley Schools listening session held April 10 at the high school cafeteria selected upgrading the Staples Community Center and keeping the music program strong as their two top priorities. The community center suggestion was related to gym space and more shared use of the facility. Of the final...
As the City of Staples develops the community’s Comprehensive Plan, they are interested in gathering input from area residents and business owners.  The Staples Community Visioning Session is one of the tools they’re using to collect this information. The visioning session will be an open house...

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