October 15, 2015 RSS feed / News

Achievement honor

Mary Theurer addresses the crowd at the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation Awards program on Oct. 8 at Ted & Gen’s after receiving the Duane R. Lund Award for Lifetime Achievement. More...

Staples Police cite three for possession of marijuana

On Oct. 5, Staples Police Police received a report of a suicidal male at a residence on 4th St. NE. Ambulance crews arrived on scene and transported the male to Lakewood Health System Hospital.  More...

Applications taken for U.S. military academies

U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s (D-Mn) office is now accepting applications from young Minnesotans interested in attending one of the nation’s four military service academies, including the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. More...

Operation Round Up funds given

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative’s Community Trust Board met October 5, and awarded 10 Operation Round Up grants totaling $9,006, including $3,900 toward projects in Staples.  More...

South Country Health Alliance regains contracts

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) announced in late July that South Country Health Alliance’s (SCHA) coverage for MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance would be discontinued in all but one county, threatening the survival of the h More...

Implementing the 2015 buffer legislation

This past June Governor Dayton signed into law a new buffer initiative aimed at protection of state waters through buffer establishment along waterways. More...

The riches of fall abound around us

The Dower Lake Pier, above, stretches into infinity in the fog, accentuated by the fall colors of sumac, cattails and turning grasses. Right: Maple leaves turn while nestled on a bed of pine needles and cones at Pine Grove Park. More...

Firefighters give equipment demo

First grade students listen as firefighters explain the use of some of the equipment they use at fires. The students visit was part of Fire Prevention Week. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Future firefighters in training

Staples Firefighter Brandon Sterriker helps first grader Isaiah Edberg aim the fire hose during the students visit to the Staples fire hall on Oct. More...

Citizen of the Year

Bob Hamann, left, recieves the Citizen of the Year award from presenter Chuck Horsager at the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation Awards.   More...

Youth award

Sarah Koopmann speaks with her Youth of the Year award from the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation. More...

Riewer starts pro basketball career with four wins

Jordan Riewer’s professional basketball career is off to a great start as his Oettinger Rockets Gotha team started the season 4-0 with Riewer playing about half of each game. More...

Inspiring clean water

Central MN land use decision maker symposium

One hundred and fifty local land use decision makers and natural resource managers from eight counties in west-central Minnesota gathered to discuss preserving and enhancing water quality through available watershed tools and the use of local experts More...

Scam Tracker program launched

In an effort to monitor and track fraudulent activity - both locally and across the U.S. More...

Contributing factors to highway crashes

Ask A Trooper

Question: What are the leading contributing factors in crashes in Minnesota?  More...

Sacred Heart Area School tours fire hall

Students in first through fifth grades at Sacred Heart Area School toured the Staples Fire Hall Oct. 8 as part of FIre Prevention Week.  Left: Staples firefighter Kurt Wilson helps Andrew Paklonsky with a fire hose. More...

Pumper tank fills up fast!

As part of Fire Prevention Week Staples Elementary School students watched at how fast the Staples fire truck can fill up the pump tank. More...

Open house at Staples Fire Hall

As part of Fire Prevention Week Staples firefighters held an open house Oct. 9 with food, fun and demonstrations. As part of the celebration firefighters demonstrated the extraction in a car rescue. More...