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“The election is in 22 days, it’s going to be pretty epic,” Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon told Central Lakes College students on Oct. 17. “I can’t think of a more interesting time to be in the democracy business.” Simon came to the college to thank the CLC Student Senate for registering...
Spurred by reports of cars parked on front lawns in Staples, the Staples City Council discussed ways to enforce city ordinances. Council member Kevin Jenkins said he has seen cars and a tractor parked on front yards on 5th St. NE and other places in town, which is prohibited by city ordinances....
Where can the levy be reduced to lessen the impact on the school district’s taxpayers? How can the school district improve student achievement? These topics were tackled by the Staples-Motley School Board at their Oct. 17 meeting. Tax levy options At their September meeting the board approved their...
Dozens of resources that reach out and help people have been pulled together by Staples Motley Beyond Poverty for the second annual Community Connect, a resource fair for people who want to know more about local services that can help them. The event is Wednesday, Oct. 26, 3-6 p.m. at the Staples-...
Seamus Ford burst out in laughter taking his turn operating the water hose at the Staples Fire Hall with help from firefighter Kyle Braith. The second graders from Staples-Motley Elementary School toured the fire hall Oct. 14 visiting several educational stations, but the highlight was letting the...
The Staples and Verndale Fire Departments responded to a report of a vehicle fire west of Staples in Thomastown Township at approximately 4:44 p.m. Oct. 13. Firefighters arrived on scene to find the vehicle fully engulfed and proceeded to put out the fire. There was additional damage to trees and...
Coralie DeWald, left, signs up to donate blood at the Red Cross blood drive held Oct. 14 at the Staples Community Center. From left, Staples-Motley High School student organizers included; Grace VanAlst, Norah Anderson, Taylor Converse and Taylor Heldman. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
The Central Lakes College Heavy Equipment program did some hands on practical learning on different machines they used to form the bed for another leg of  the bike trail connecting CLC with the overpass portion of the trail. The class plans to finish the trail work by the end of October, with a...
The Staples-Motley outdoor recreation class is creating a bluebird trail, along the bike trail along Airport Road and at the CLC Ag Center’s prairie grass field. Students researched needs for bluebird houses and built the houses in the school shop. They hope to work out a plan with the elementary...

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