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The following is a Facebook post attributed to Staples-Motley School Board member Greg Frisk, written on Nov. 6. The post has since been deleted online.   “At last night’s school board work session, we met with representatives of the Minnesota State School Board Association to discuss the interview...
To Greg Frisk, Staples-Motley School Board Member: I am probably one of those ignorant (expletive) you referred to on your website post last week. I do have strong feelings on losing our high school and now losing our school completely. I remember last fall, when you were running for the school...
By Kari Benson, Executive Director of the Minnesota Board on Aging;  Jessica Looman, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce;  Jan Malcolm, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health;  Emily Piper, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services   While Medicare open...
It was far from the deadliest shipwreck in the history of the Great Lakes. But none are more enduring. Saturday, Nov. 10, marks the anniversary of the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald, a 729-foot ore carrier in Lake Superior that was lost amid one of the worst storms in Great Lakes history on Nov. 10...
I have this job in my old age now of cleaning out closets and throwing away things I don’t need anymore. I always knew it had to be done someday but I always thought I would make it her job. I was good at that in the years we were married. But she fooled me and she left first, so now I’m left...
Helping the Food Shelf The Staples Area Food Shelf would like to thank the Staples area churches and youth groups who took part in the Halloween “Tricks or Treats for Food Shelf” event. A total of 1,025 pounds of food items were collected along with several cash donations. Great job. Well done....
A letter to the editor in the Nov. 1 issue of the Staples World regarding flower displays at the cemetery was written by Kathy Richardson Blessing, not Kathy Marden Blessing.  
Where have flowers gone? All the flowers at Evergreen Hill Cemetery have been taken away as directed by the cemetery board, although not all members knew about this. The flowers were all in compliance, in either vases or flower pots on the tombstones/graves. This is what the cemetery by-law rules...
According the Corporation for National and Community Service, a national study has shown that volunteers who are 50 and older live longer than same age non-volunteers. Another recent study of Americans over age 60 found that those who volunteer reported lower disability levels and higher levels of...

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