Opinion

With all the things that have been happening in our country this past year, I wonder what the future will bring. I had the honor of driving the Staples-Motley-Verndale High School swim team to their meets in Holdingford and Fosston this fall. At each of the events (and I’m told this is done at all...
Less than a year ago, the University of Minnesota and the Center for Small Towns barnstormed the state with “Rewriting the Rural Narrative,” filled with stastical findings from large scale studies about trends in Minnesota and rural America. Their overwhelming conclusion is that small towns are not...
Several years ago cyberspace was frenzied over many popular websites going dark for 24 hours to protest a federal bill meant to crack down on video piracy. The Stop Online Piracy Act - or SOPA - was a controversial and perhaps misguided effort championed by the Motion Picture Association of America...
I would have never guessed I would be THIS pleased with how our Re-Start has gone. We are already one month into the 2016-17 school year and many kinks have worked themselves out.  I want to thank the Staples-Motley School District staff, parents and students for their willingness to be flexible...
The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation and to provide necessary information of value. Notice in those words not a mention of celebrity content,...
People put up lawn signs because they care about their communities, their government and their future.  Good people are on all sides of the current political process. Good people who want the best for us all, but see a different path to get there. Those involved in the political process are also...
What a Re-Start we have had!! September is flying by here at Staples-Motley Elementary. The students and staff are settling in, and kids are getting used to routines and systems we have in place.    With Staples-Motley Elementary being the transportation transfer hub, we have been studying the...

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