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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)  
Staples-Motley School Board Candidate Forum moderator Brenda Halvorson, left, reads an audience question as the candidates wait to answer them. From left, Creig Dobson, Chad Longbella, Greg Frisk and Bryan Winkels. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
An audience question about whether there is still a stigma between the communities of Staples and Motley over school pairing was addressed at the Oct. 12 Staples-Motley School Board Candidate Forum at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. Two of the candidates were board members at the time the two...
Motley City Council and mayoral candidates were asked to submit a photo and reply to two questions: 1. Summarize your personal background and qualifications. 2. What will your top priority be if elected? More can be learned from the candidates at the candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m....

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