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The Staples Congregational UCC Church would like to thank all the individuals and businesses who donated and participated in our annual Penny Auction held during Railroad Days. We had a tremendous turnout, the best year yet. Due to everyone’s generosity, we were able to donate $1,776 to the Staples...
Efforts to significantly reduce carbon pollution between now and 2050 are vital and feasible. Electrifying transportation and the heating of residential and commercial buildings will help reduce carbon pollution because the electric grid is getting cleaner each year. This creates a huge opportunity...
Is economic recovery being felt by rural Minnesota’s communities? According to Blandin Foundation’s 2016 Rural Pulse survey, released recently, yes.  Sort of. And by some. Commissioned since 1998 by the Grand Rapids-based foundation, Rural Pulse™ provides a snapshot every few years of how rural...
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...
Newspaper in the classroom  Since you are reading this, it means you read the newspaper. How many students do you think look at the newspaper? I think it is a pretty small number. Unfortunately, with our world moving at the rate it is, students rely on the internet and social media to get any...
Every day, millions of Americans get behind the wheel to head out on the highway, with a specific destination in mind. Some of them are off to the store or school and some to the office. For Minnesota’s professional truck drivers, their sights aren’t set on a certain end point, because they work on...
We know when rural communities do well, America does well. Rural America provides us with the food we eat, the water we drink and the energy we use, not to mention a disproportionate percentage the nation’s military that keeps us safe from threat. That’s why it’s good news that in all corners of...
As the school year wrapped up last spring, we knew this fall would begin with a new look by adding our eighth grade to the high school campus. What an addition they are. They’ve allowed us to provide over 70 staff to work alongside each other. The team - including teachers, paras, office and...

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