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Staples based Stern Rubber Co. plans to add 10 jobs and double the size of a manufacturing facility in Aitkin.  The company said it will invest $1.26 million to expand its Aitkin plant from 10,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet. Stern will use the extra space to create additional sizes of gate...
On June 23, the Wadena County Sheriff’s Dept., along with the Ottertail County Sheriff’s Dept. and agents from the West Central MN Drug and Violent Offender Task Force, arrested Jennifer Kay Ehrmantraut, 27, of Sebeka, on 1st degree sale of a controlled substance, 1st degree possession of a...
One of the secrets to a happy life, says Dick Huebsch of Staples, is to “be content.” Huebsch recently retired after 45 years working at Twin City Optical (formerly Benson Optical) in Staples, a job he enjoyed and one that helped provide for his family. He’ll miss his coworkers, but Dick says he’s looking forward to spending time working in the yard, as well as with his family.
The grass couldn’t be any greener on the other side of Dick Huebsch’s fence; but even if it were, chances are he wouldn’t want to live anywhere else than on Ravilla Ave. in Staples. “We started building this house in 1977,” Dick said, looking out the kitchen window at the flower gardens and plush...
NJPA Board Chair Mike Wilson, left, and NJPA Executive Director/CEO Dr. Chad Coauette at the 2016 Top 150 Workplaces awards luncheon.
National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) in Staples  was named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on June 26. The report can also be found at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2016. ...
Mike, Burl, Mary and Kris Ives share their plans to build the Timberlake Hotel in Staples.
The Staples Timberlake Hotel will be named after the Timberlake Lodge in Grand Rapids, but the hotel itself will be all about Staples. On June 22 at NJPA in Staples, the Ives family, Mike and Mary Ives, their son Burl and his wife Kris, presented their plans for building the hotel in Staples and...
Maria Wolfe and her daughter Natalie of Brainerd  stopped by the Little Free Library in rural Motley recently.  It is located in Scandia Valley Township, near Maria Wolfe’s parents’ home (Bob and Carolyn Lohman) on West Shamineau Dr. (Submitted photo)
A ‘Free Little Library’ is now available to book lovers of all ages in the Lincoln Lakes area. Located at the corner of Cty. Rd. 202 and West Shamineau Dr. in rural Motley (at the end of Bob and Carolyn Lohman’s driveway), the library is open to anyone who wishes to use it. “We hope to share books...
Recent reports in to the Straples Police Dept. include; June 13; Staples Police were advised of a party sleeping at night at Northern Pacific Park.  June 13; Staples Police received a report of a purse stolen out of a vehicle on the 800 block of 4th St. NE. June 14; Staples Police responded to a...
ong time employee and the possibility of some state funding, the Staples-Motley High School student services office is being restructured.  The retirement request from Connie Hoffert was approved at the Staples-Motley School Board’s meeting June 20. Hoffert has been with the district nearly 20...
NJPA contract administrator Kelly McAllister, left, conducts a meeting with NJPA vendors from Bobcat, using one of the huddle rooms in the new addition, equipped with two screens that can display information or be used for interactive communications.   
Kathy Gaalswyk of Pillager, founding president of the Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation, has announced that she will transition out of her position at the end of this year after 30 years of service. In her role, Gaalswyk has led the Foundation from its inception in 1986 through three decades...

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