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Differences of opinions on policy and personnel issues led to three split votes at the April 24 Staples-Motley School Board meeting. The votes were on QComp pay, head coaches and posting openings for staff with two of those topics generating discussion.  Board member Greg Frisk made a motion not to...
At the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) meeting on April 24, the SEDA board discussed advantages and disadvantages of tax increment financing (TIF) districts, and what other communities are doing with them. A TIF district is a tax break for developers who want to build something in a...
A proposal to build income-based housing in Staples will move forward as the Staples City Council approved the sale of city land along Michigan Ave. and 12th Street NE to Central Minnesota Housing Partnership (CMHP), for the purpose of building townhome rental buildings. Several citizens voiced...
Staples-Motley High School speech  team members competed at the state meet on April 21, at Apple Valley High School. “Five of our seven entries made it into the finals,” said Head Coach Heather Sams. Highest ranking competitors for SM were, Jonah Johnson and Ethan Gilbertson, third in Duo. Placing...
The City of Staples is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan and is seeking community input to guide future planning efforts.  A comprehensive plan is an expression of a community’s vision for the future and a strategic map to reach that vision. Comprehensive planning is an important...
A subdivision request for a preliminary plat named Aldrich Amish Cemetery was discussed at the Todd County Commissioners April 17 meeting, then tabled and sent back to the Planning Commission. During the open forum, citizen Steve Gaugert said there were numerous concerns with the potential cemetery...
Five Wings Arts Council Executive Director Mark Turner and Grants & Program Coordinator Vicki Chepulis are at the entrance of their headquarters in Staples, behind the First International Bank parking lot. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson
Singers, actors, musicians, visual artists, dancers, storytellers, crafters and cultural creatives do more than beautify their community, they help create a large economic impact where they work. These artists, along with nonprofit organizations focused on arts and culture, generated $10,514,000 in...
The Staples City Council will meet Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at the Staples City Hall, 122 6th St NE, Staples. Preliminary agenda items include: o  Hold public hearing for TIF 1-9 Staples Multi Family LLC which includes consider resolution approving the establishment of Tax Increment Financing...
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 first article in an occasional series...
Region Five Development Commission Executive Director Cheryal Lee Hills talks about the regional impact of NJPA at the NJPA/Sourcewell open house. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
At the 40th anniversary celebration of National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) in Staples, Executive Director Chad Coauette said the organization is “offering service like never before.” His assessment was backed up by some of the partners and members in the audience at the event. Little Falls School...

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