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Ray Garland, left, and Jim Hofer worked a shift at the rose sale, an annual fundraiser for the Staples Rotary Club.  “We appreciate everyone who purchased roses,” they said. Proceeds support local scholarships, youth leadership camp and other local and international civic projects. Funds also support the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. (Submitted photo)
By Brenda Halvorson   Can a few people make a difference in the campaign to eradicate polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today?  The answer is yes. The local example can be found in the Staples Rotary Club.  Some of you who are reading this may...
By Mike Holst   Growing up in a small town like Staples there was little to do for entertainment. Most of the activities had to do with the school and sports activities or concerts. So in the summer time when the school was largely shuttered, it became bleak indeed. But every so often there was...
From Minnesota DNR   Minnesota’s climate is becoming warmer and wetter, and the Department of Natural Resources is taking action to identify climate-related changes, understand the impacts of these changes on the state’s natural resources and recreation, mitigate the impacts as much as possible,...
By Heather Chapman The Rural Blog   Rural residents often have a harder time getting to a grocery store than their suburban and urban counterparts. It’s an even bigger problem for the rural poor, including seniors and those with disabilities, since they may be unable to drive to the store. “The...
By Philip Napoli and Jessica Mahone niemanlab.org   Local newspapers have always been the epicenter of local news ecosystems. While communities may have other sources of journalism, such as TV and radio stations and online-only outlets, the bulk of the reporting serving local communities has...
It’s October and in a few days the leaves will be off the trees in your woodlots and hunting land. You now will be able to spot an invasive species that will destroy your woodlot and hunting land. This invasive species will crowd out native plants, displace any new trees, and native shrubs. In...
Preventing suicide is everyone’s business. As memberts of a family, a school, business, neighborhood, faith communities, friends and government, we all need to work together to solve this problem. Everyone can help by learning about the symptoms of mental illnesses and substance abuse, the warning...
Lifelong lessons and care for Minnesota’s tremendous outdoor heritage start with quality time outdoors. The Department of Natural Resources is offering a new grant program called “No Child Left Inside” to help more children cast a fishing line, study animal tracks, hike or bike, or simply learn...
More than 200 Minnesota schools and thousands of students will participate in International Walk and Bike to School Day Wednesday, Oct. 2. The annual event, sponsored by Minnesota Safe Routes to School, encourages students and parents to increase their physical activity, practice pedestrian and...
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, not unlike all other awareness months, special emphasis is put on domestic violence information. This is a good thing, but what about the other 11 months of the year?  So far in Minnesota in 2019, there have been 14 women killed by acts of domestic...

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