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For 30 years, Brenda Halvorson has made sure Staples World readers can learn about their community every single week.  She believes in the saying that newspapers are the”first draft of history.” “You can’t tell the whole story in one paper, but you can tell it as it evolves over time,” she said....
The Presto Change Saturday, April 18, 1891’s paper (Vol. II, No. 8) is the earliest paper in the archives at the current Staples World Office. It was called The Presto Change. The Presto Change, in 1891, was located in the northern half of the building that is now Baby STEPs, formerly Ben Franklin...
The Staples-Motley School Board approved the maximum tax levy at their Dec. 18 meeting, an increase of about 24 percent over last year. Business Manager Chuck Herdegen of Bergen KDV said the main reason for the levy increase was that the levy was tied to bonds that were predicted to be sold but...
Staples-Motley school district want to build a new school, and they strongly support public education, but a majority of them feel they can’t afford the amount required to build a one site K-12 building. Those were some of the results of the school survey released at a special meeting of the...
Area churches are planning special services for Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, plus other holiday events. The lineup includes: Faith Lutheran, Staples Christmas  Eve  2 p.m. Family Service  5 p.m. Candlelight Service  10 p.m. Lessons and Carols Staples United...
Scott Doss, with microphone, and Ben Rudrud talk to the audience at Timbers Restaurant in Staples during their RIPL training. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Personal connections can help overcome societal factors that contribute to violence and depression among children, according to the RIPL training in Staples on Dec. 10. Ben Rudrud, one of three presenters at the event, said credit should be given to Lakewood Health System for bringing this topic to...
Cindy Koopmann directed the Bell Choir in their rendition of “Silver Bells” at the recent Cardinal Christmas concert in Staples. In addition, the Bell Choir performed “Advent Carol” and accompanied the audience as they sang, “O Come, All Ye Faithful.”   
With hesitation on all of them except the sheriff’s salary, the Todd County Commissioners approved all of the elected official salaries for 2019 at their Dec. 5 meeting. First up was the salary for County Attorney Chuck Rasmussen which was an increase of 5.14 percent. Commissioner David Kircher...
The Staples Economic Development Authority agreed to join a buisness retention and expansion project in Wadena County. Economic Development Director Melissa Radermacher said she has been talking with project coordinator Katie Heppner, who said the project could cover all of Staples, not just the...
The school portion of the 2018 levy, payable in 2019, for taxpayers in  the Staples-Motley School District could increase by 24 percent over last year  when the school board approves the final levy at their Dec. 18 meeting. The figure of $2,444,593 for the maximum levy was presented Dec. 3 during...

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