The alley space that the Staples City Council declined to vacate runs between the Stingley property, left, and the Springer property, right. The Springers asked the city to vacate the alley so they could build a double garage on their property. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples City Council voted to not move forward with a request to vacate an alley land north of
Gary and Dawn Timbs with Dawn’s parents, Carmen and Gary Schimpp, performed Saturday afternoon
Heidi Zimmerman, Motley, is pictured with the $100 check she received after taking first place at the Todd County Fair’s talent contest. (Submitted photo)
Ten-year-old Heidi Zimmerman of Motley will be competing at the Minnesota State Fair’s Amateur Tale
Celebrating the last day of Summer Learning Camp the Staples-Motley Elementary students went s
Russell Kleinschmidt, rural Staples, holds up garlic that was planted last fall and harvested from his garden Aug. 7. The garlic is then placed on a wire mesh rack where it will stay for a couple of weeks until it is dried. At that point, the stems can be taken off. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
A lot has changed since the Staples World last caught up with Russell Kleinschmidt at Kleinschmidt
The family of Wilbur and Lillian Holst celebrated their 40th annual Holst Reunion July 14-16,
The alley space that the Staples City Council declined to vacate runs between the Stingley property, left, and the Springer property, right. The Springers asked the city to vacate the alley so they could build a double garage on their property. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Heidi Zimmerman, Motley, is pictured with the $100 check she received after taking first place at the Todd County Fair’s talent contest. (Submitted photo)
Russell Kleinschmidt, rural Staples, holds up garlic that was planted last fall and harvested from his garden Aug. 7. The garlic is then placed on a wire mesh rack where it will stay for a couple of weeks until it is dried. At that point, the stems can be taken off. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
Cale Simkins and his son Allen hold a bear rug Simkins created with a rug binder, pattern and scissors. The new store, Rug Nuggets, is located along Highway 10, between 4th and 5th Street NE. On the chair next to Allen is the binding machine that Simkins purchased and fixed up after finding the family owned company that built the machine. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Cale Simkins hopes his new floor covering store will find a niche in Staples.  “I’m having a heck of a lot of fun, building something from nothing,” said Simkins. To celebrate his store opening, Simkins is holding an event on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 5-9 p.m. He has two artists coming to help him,...
Efforts are being made to rebuild the existing band shell, nearly 50 years old, that is located at Northern Pacific Park in Staples. At the Music in the Park event held Aug. 6, Bruce Nelsen of Staples shared the following information about these efforts: The Staples Band Shell was originally...
Recent reports from the Staples Police include the following: Aug. 7, Staples Police were dispatched to a possible assault and subject driving intoxicated. Police met with the reporting party and the female subject that was possibly assaulted. The female was intoxicated and would not provide the...
Monday, Aug. 21, the continental United States will see its first total solar eclipse in 38 years. The shadow of the moon will cross the country, touching land in Oregon and leaving from South Carolina.  A partial eclipse will be visible in the Staples area beginning at 11:42 a.m. It will peak at 1...

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Robert Ellis Manning, 75, of St. Paul, formerly of Staples, passed away August 12, 2017 at Highland Chateau Hospice. He succumbed to colon cancer.Robert was born on March 25, 1942 in Detroit, MI to...

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