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Successful food drive The Staples Area Food Shelf thanks everyone for a successful March Campaign. We received $18,000 and 1,492 pounds of food. This is a great help that enables us to continue to feed the needy with a little extra care. We try to see to it that they receive a three day supply of...
In 1902, in Douglas County, Minnesota, T.A. Erickson started local agricultural after school clubs and fairs, which by 1912 were called 4-H clubs. Today, 4-H serves youth in rural, urban and suburban communities in every state across the nation. The 4-H’ers are tackling the nation’s top issues from...
Many of our readers have unclaimed property held by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. This could include abandoned bank accounts, insurance policies, utility deposits, trust funds, safety deposit boxes, tax refunds, rent deposits and more. By law, the state must preserve those funds, but since...
Are you helping invasive pests spread in Minnesota or around our country?  You may have heard that invasive plant pests and diseases are primarily introduced through commercial trade - that’s true. But once they’re here, these destructive plant pests don’t move far on their own; they’re mostly...
I will soon be out fishing, not in the office thinking about fishing. The sun will descend toward the horizon creating a masterpiece that needs no photo filter or alteration. Then I’ll feel that pull. Part of my success will stem not only from skill, luck or some combination of the two, but believe...
Our students are digital natives. That means that they read, create, collaborate and solve problems using technology. They learn differently than ever before. It’s almost comical when we say we’re striving to catch up with our 21st Century learners when we’re already 17 years into the 21st Century...
I will soon be out fishing, not in the office thinking about fishing. The sun will descend toward the horizon creating a masterpiece that needs no photo filter or alteration. Then I’ll feel that pull. Part of my success will stem not only from skill, luck or some combination of the two, but believe...
It’s my belief that a community connected to their school will impact the students’ experience through their support. I have several examples of this from Motley-Staples Middle School this year.  Motley-Staples Middle School students held their annual Veteran’s Day program on Nov. 11, 2016. Each...
April 9 through April 15 is National Library Week, a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support....

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