Opinion

Welcome to Sunshine Week, March 12-18, a national effort to promote openness in government. Sunshine Week is brought to you by the American Society of News Editors and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. When we are experiencing “fake news,” “alternative facts,” frequent falsehoods and...
STATE OF MINNESOTA  COUNTY OF TODD IN DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Case Type #14 - Other Civil ________________   SUMMONS     Dennis R. Weirens and  Rita L. Houle, Plaintiffs   vs. David A Remjeske, Susan Remjeske, Charles F. Hinnenkamp, Janet M. Welters a/k/a/ Janet Marie Zitzow, Donna...
Access to the internet. The internet is now considered a basic human right; it is how people find employment, handle their finances, receive an education, work, and receive medical care. However, not everyone is able to use the internet to its full potential, due primarily to slow speeds. Rural...
I was very surprised to see the headline “Connections High School to Close” in last week’s paper. The headline was misleading and sensationalized.  At the Connections School Board meeting on Feb. 7, our board voted to change to become a department within Staples-Motley High School. Nothing in the...
We LOVE to read at Staples-Motley Elementary. And we LOVE the support we get from parents and families, encouraging children to practice the reading skills they are learning in school.  By rereading the books sent home, students build fluency and accuracy. By talking about the books with your child...
Every year Minnesota townships are required to hold an “Annual Town Meeting.” It’s held the second Tuesday of March, which is March 14 this year. It’s a true form of direct democracy, encouraging all members of the community to participate.  As with most American political ideas, town meetings have...
I hope Staples-Motley School District residents joined community members, parents and students throughout the state of Minnesota to salute their local education leaders during Minnesota’s annual School Board Recognition Week - held February 20-24.  Governor Mark Dayton set this week aside to...

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