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Wadena County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect involved in a hit and run ATV accident that took place during the evening of Aug. 13, 2018, around 8:50 p.m. The female victim had been struck by the ATV in Section 27 of Thomastown Township.  The female’s...
Staples and Motley area residents will have choices for the Staples-Motley School Board seats and one of the Motley City Council seats. The Staples City Council exactly matched the number of candidates with seats available. The candidates for local office will be on the ballot for the Tuesday, Nov...
Wadena County polling places used their polling pads for the first time at the Primary Election Aug. 14. Instead of the large books containing all the registered voters, the election judges used tablets that had the information already entered. Voters gave the first three initials of their last...
From left, drone photographer Matthew Breiter, Staples Parks and Recreation Director Tricia Jasmer and Mike Gold of the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation check out the Dower Lake beach on Aug. 8. The beach expansion is planned to take place in the area behind them with the tall reeds. (...
Three candidates have filed for the eleven open seats in local elections, after the first week of filing. Filing for local offices is open until Aug. 14. Staples-Motley School Board has three open seats, with current board member Mary Freeman filing for one of the seats. The other two seats are...
The Minnesota primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 14. The election will determine which county and state candidates will be on the ballot for the general election on Nov. 6. In each county race, the top two will face off in the general election. Wadena County will choose from five candidates running...
A difference of opinion regarding a consulting services contract is causing progress on the Staples-Motley School District building project to slow down. The school board discussed options on how to proceed at a work session Aug. 6.  The consensus was that their obligation to the initial consulting...
Whether you know very little about agriculture and want some fun ways to learn about it or you are in the business and want to expand your knowledge, the Central Lakes College Ag and Energy Center has an activity for you at their Field Day Friday, Aug. 24. They’ll even give you lunch with the best...
The Paint the Town committee has six houses to paint this year and they’re seeking volunteers to help. Three paint teams have been organized so far and at least three more are needed.  “We are looking for general volunteers, groups and anyone who can participate this year,” said Melissa Radermacher...
At the July 24 Staples Economic Development Authority meeting, much of the discussion was about how the city could support the school’s upcoming building project, how it relates to the Staples Community Center’s future, and the economic impact of the school to the community. “The school is the...

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