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The last of the barn quilts made for non-profit organizations was recently installed. “Interwoven Star” was placed at the Staples Veteran’s Park just in time for the paver dedication celebration on July 4. Twelve barn quilts for non-profits were made by Staples-Motley High School art students under...
The Staples-Motley School Board approved a 2017-18 budget reflecting a nearly $500,000 deficit at a special meeting June 29. Even though Superintendent Mary Klamm noted that she was not confident that the estimated fund balance for June 30, 2017, was totally accurate, a budget needed to be approved...
The Staples Economic Development Authority is using a grant to improve the city’s image. At the June 27 SEDA meeting, Staples Economic Development Director Melissa Radermacher said the SEDA received $5,000 for branding from the Good Life grant, the regional marketing program from Region Five that...
The 2017 Farm Family of the Year for Wadena County is the Neal Family of Staples. Charles (Chuck) Neal grew up on his family’s farm, graduating from Verndale High School. His father, Willard Neal owned a then 200 acre farm. When Chuck and DeeDee (Baker) were married in 1952, they rented the farm...
More than 115 people attended the July 4 paver dedication at the Staples Veterans Park. Pictured, Jack Wilson gives a talk. He said that July 4 is an important day for him, as it was the day he boarded a plane in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1964, on his way back to Minnesota. In the background are Veterans...
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) regulations to establish presumptions for the service connection of eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, are effective as of Mar 14, 2017. They will begin processing new compensation...
Rick Odden, Staples, brought home a big check after winning $31,000 in a Northstar Cash jackpot. (Submitted photo)
Rick Odden’s persistence paid off on a $1 ticket purchase in a big way after the same set of numbers he has been playing for a number of years were drawn on June 22 to win a $31,000 Northstar Cash jackpot. The Staples resident picks his own set of numbers using family birthdays. He didn’t even need...
Brothers Tyler, 14 (left) and Vinnie Osborne, 11, of Motley cooled off in the Crow Wing River near Motley June 30. In addition to offering respite from the summer heat, the rivers and lakes of Central Minnesota provide recreation outlets for fishermen, boaters and swimmers alike. (Staples World...

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