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Mark Anderson with the moose story that was introduced to a national audience through the Garage Logic podcast. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Apparently the Garage Logic podcast guys really liked the Staples World story about the moose that traveled through the area before Thanksgiving last year. Last week, I got a phone call saying that the people on the podcast had gotten a copy of the newspaper and...
Congressman Stauber (wearing hat at left) and colleagues receive a briefing from United States Border Patrol agents. (Submitted photo)
Congressman Pete Stauber recently traveled to Cochise County, Arizona with his Western Caucus colleagues to hear from United States Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement agents about the ongoing border crisis. He also had the opportunity to participate in a House Natural Resources...
First year as Mayor sees city buzzing with activity By Ron Murray Staples Mayor   Hello again to the people of Staples. I have finished my first year as Mayor and have enjoyed all the things I have learned about our great city and getting to know our staff even better. We said goodbye to a long...
Feb. is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month By Barb Dinkel Goodrich Hands of Hope Resource Center –  Todd County   February was declared Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month by Congress in 2010. It is a nationally recognized campaign to raise awareness and education on teen dating violence and...
Caucus puts government in your hands   On Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m., Republicans across Minnesota will be gathering in their neighborhoods for precinct caucuses. The future of our party and nation belongs to those who show up. If you wish to see a change in our party or our candidates, precinct...
Riley Reese works on a cradle.
The Staples-Motley wrestling team won two dual meets decisively despite having two of their starters out. They had wins over Park Rapids 57-7 and Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 41-16 on Jan. 31 at Bertha. They also took a partial team to the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley tournament on Feb. 2,...
Legislation introduced for housing shortage Submitted by the office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar   U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar  and Tim Kaine (VA) reintroduced the Housing Supply and Affordability Act to create a new grant program that would provide funding to help localities develop and...
Recruiting physicians to rural areas needs to show what communities offer, which goes far beyond money By Heather Close  The Rural Blog   Student loan reductions and payoffs have not enticed enough graduating doctors to move into rural areas. But when medical providers experience working in less...
1949 letter remembers early Staples happenings   Jan. 27, 1949 - Staples World headline: ‘Letter from Herb Wilson Reminiscent of Pioneer Days in Staples and Community.’   A letter recently received from William H. (Herb) Wilson, of Alhambra, Calif., will be interesting to many people in Staples,...
Klobuchar legislative priorities for 2024 By Senator Amy Klobuchar   As Minnesota families celebrate the new year, I want to reflect on everything we achieved together in 2023 and look forward to the year ahead. Despite a divided Congress, we worked across the aisle and made progress on a range of...

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