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Organizers are preparing for this year’s Great Coat Giveaway and have made some changes in their process.  People who are interested in donating new or gently used children’s coats can take them to any church in the area. Each church has been asked to designate one person to handle the donations. ...
Several Staples JCI members were the recipients of Presidential Medallion award at the state convention, from left; Samantha Fischer, Scott Lenk, Robin Rothstein, Megan Haber, Zachariah Johnson, JCI MN President Josh Regan.
JCI Staples (Staples Jaycees) won a number of awards at the Fall All State convention  held Sept. 16-18, in Willmar. The chapter was also awarded Silver Chapter. Those receiving special distinction of the Presidential Medallion, an honor bestowed by the Minnesota Jaycees State President and given...
After looking at things in each department line item by line item, the Todd County Finance Committee was able to reduce the projected preliminary levy by $814,791. Originally, at their Aug. 10 meeting, the committee met with the preliminary levy slated to come in at $15,935,090 or an 11 percent...
Eligible voters can begin casting their ballots Sept. 23 for the Nov. 8 General Election by voting absentee. This is the first presidential-election year where Minnesotans no longer need an excuse to vote absentee - a reform also known as no-excuses absentee voting. Minnesotans can request an...
Electric cars could be driving through Staples but they have no place to recharge. Staples Public Works Director Doug Bendorf said that Staples is in the center of a “dead zone” where there are no car charging stations nearby. At the Sept. 13 Staples City Council meeting, Bendorf said they are...
Confronted by a huge increase in Social Services expenses, but without the state and federal funds to cover them, the Wadena County Board held a special budget meeting on Sept. 6. For more than three hours, commissioners began working line by line through the 2017 estimated budget of 51 pages....
Three decades of community-building will take center stage on Oct. 7 when the Initiative Foundation and its founding president, Kathy Gaalswyk, celebrate the people who have powered possible in Central Minnesota during its 30-year anniversary celebration at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St...
Staples-Motley Elementary students were under tables trying to get a better angle at controlling their robots, as part of the hands-on Technology Mobile day, held Sept. 12. Students at the Motley-Staples Middle School had their turn Tuesday, Sept. 13. The elementary students were able to try out...
Enrollment figures, academic eligibility policy and passes to extra-curricular events were among the topics covered by the Staples-Motley School Board at their Sept. 12 work session. As of Monday, Sept. 12, the Staples-Motley School District has 1,152 students enrolled. Superintendent Mary Klamm...
In Staples, a sign along Hwy 10 read, “9-11. You may have fallen but will never be forgotten. 343.” Sept. 11, 2016 was the 15th anniversary of the attacks. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
Fifteen years have passed since the United States was attacked by terrorists. The date was Sept. 11, 2001; and if you were old enough to understand what was going on that day, it’s a date that is most likely seared into your memory. On 9/11 (the shorthand name for that tragic day), four coordinated...

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