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Kids aren’t the only ones going back to school. Throughout central Minnesota, current Foster Grandparents are eagerly anticipating another fun-filled, rewarding school year as they look forward to serving in local schools. The Central Minnesota Foster Grandparent Program is looking for local adults...
Todd County Commissioners: Barb Becker, Dist. 1 218-894-1493 barb.becker@co.todd.mn.us Gary Kneisl, Dist. 2 218-924-2081 gary.kneisl@co.todd.mn.us Rod Erickson, Dist. 3 320-760-7878 rod.erickson@co.todd.mn.us David Kircher, Dist. 4 320-285-2355 david.kircher@co.todd.mn.us Randy Neumann, Dist. 5 320...
You’ve picked up a ream of paper, paid the lunch money deposit, read the updated bus schedule and gotten the backpack ready. Don’t forget to make sure you have the one back-to-school item that’s free and provides access to nearly a million books, movies, music, e-books and online resources - your...
 School board news not misleading Because of my position on the school board and an ongoing legal issue, I cannot comment fully on last week’s letter by a former board member. (“Misleading school board news” letter to the editor, Staples World, Aug. 16, 2018, editorial page) I can tell you that on...
by Richard Master   Representatives Jayapal (D-WA), Ellison (D-MN) and Dingell (D-MI) recently announced they will be co-chairing the new Congressional Medicare for All Caucus. This caucus will have significant impact. They’ve already brought on 70 members of Congress as founding members, and if...
by Dr. Gary S. Smith   They danced. They sang. They shouted and cried for joy. Had their team won the Super Bowl or the Stanley Cup? Had they won a giant Powerball lottery? No, but their lives had been transformed. A well had been dug in their village and now they would have a clean, reliable...
 I have read the article pertaining to the FJJ contract with the Staples-Motley school board. (Staples World, news article “School building project hits a snag,” Aug. 9, 2018)  First of all, let’s set the record straight. I did not tell Greg Frisk that I resigned on account of the FJJ contract, nor...
The primary objectives of a weekly newspaper are to, first, tell the stories of the people in a community and, second, keep them informed on important issues in the area. In every story we write, we take the perspective of the general public and try to satisfy their need for local news the best we...
Nicole Haffely of Hillsboro will be inducted into a bowling hall of fame later this year. We know this because she was featured in a front-page feature story in the Hillsboro Banner.  In Mayville, the Riverwood Addition development site is nearly sold out as more people build homes there. That news...

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