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Covering our great community   I like the Staples World paper and staff. The photographs on the front page are often “works of art” that would be hard to beat by any newspaper. I’m especially reminded of the evening shot of the local township staying open for voters. It was always a “chatty” fun...
  Data shows Americans increased time with newspapers during pandemic   By Bob Sillick Editor and Publisher Magazine   When the pandemic struck, news was as essential to the public as the most important household items they were panic-buying at stores or online. Although TV viewership increased,...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The newspaper is a public forum. As such, we like for our readers to submit story ideas, photos, opinions and reactions every week. Unlike social media, the newspaper screens out hate speech, false information, and unfair personal attacks. That is why we consider...
By Mike Holst   I dreamed a dream the other night that this year for Christmas, I could just go back and relive one of the 79 Christmases I have experienced in my life, instead of creating another one. Although most of them are lost to memory, a few of them are still there in my meandering thoughts...
Make customers safe   After spending the weekend with my mother in Motley, Sunday morning I said to myself “I need to get out of this town before it kills me”.  Maskless employees.  Barely-masked employees.  Maskless customers.  I like to support local businesses in Staples and Motley.  The grocery...
COVID rules not heeded   In the words of esteemed epidemiologist, Dr. Michael Osterholm, “The U.S. is about to enter COVID hell.” We have been fortunate in Minnesota to have delayed the widespread infections that other places in the world have experienced from the SARS-CoV-2, but the time has come...
When I visited Disney World’s Epcot Center 25 years ago, they made a big deal about predicting what the future would be like. Many of their “futuristic” ideas revolved around remote communication, such as grandparents who could talk on screens to their families  who live hundreds of miles away....
Minnesota executive orders change due to COVID-19 outbreak Todd County is experiencing a significant increase of COVID-19 cases, from October 30 through November 12, 396 cases were reported in Todd County.  With this amount of community transmission, residents are more likely to come in contact...
Food shelf support   As I picked up the mail from the food shelf post office box this past week, I was once again in awe of the generosity and support from local businesses, organizations and individuals that continue to give.  As director, it is my responsibility to see that our shelves are kept...
When our institutions fail us, do the right thing at a personal level Small town  diet  By Mark Anderson Editor   We rely on our institutions to keep our society functioning. Our government, education and businesses all rely on rules and procedures that have been developed over centuries. A lot...

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