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By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School District is looking at reducing some programs, but so far they are not predicting staff cuts.  At the April 19 Staples-Motley School Board meeting, Business Manager Chuck Herdegen said the reductions are “right-sizing the district” to fit...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   The Staples-Motley School Board held a work session May 3, during which time they heard presentations about the School Improvement Plan (SIP), formerly known as ‘Plan B’; and student opportunities for 2021 - 2022. Prior to the start of his presentation, Mike...
Larken Hirschey (left) and Addison (Hirschey) Schlosser, twin sisters from Staples, shared stories about their mom, Sharon, recently, at Los Corrales in Staples. They look forward to spending time with her on Mother’s Day. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
With Mother’s Day around the corner on May 9, the Staples World caught up with a few area residents recently, asking them each a few questions about their own moms. Their responses are included below. Preston Hangge, 10, Staples What Is Something Your Mom Taught You?  How to swim.  What’s Your...
Staples-Motley area residents rejected a bond referendum that would have allowed the school district to invest $64.4 million in renovations and expansions to the middle/high school and elementary school. The referendum was proposed by the Staples-Motley School Board to address aging infrastructure...
Combines, congress members, local and regional panelists intermixed at the workforce forum at CLC on April 8. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   U.S. Representatives Michelle Fischbach and Pete Stauber learned about the needs in Minnesota communities to fill job openings. Area employers, industry specialists and development professionals took part in a workforce roundtable forum at Central Lakes College in...
Dick Bremer’s book contains 108 stories relating to his life in the Minnesota sports world, including 37 years as Minnesota Twins broadcaster. The book also goes into his time at Staples High School.
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Starting his 38th season as the main television announcer for the Minnesota Twins, Dick Bremer still draws on his experience playing high school baseball and taking classes at Staples High School. Some of those experiences are in Bremer’s book, “Game Used: My Life...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) is planning to get engineers to determine if a downtown building is structurally sound enough to renovate. The building, which last housed Ron’s Musical Resale, is located on the 100 block of 4th Street NE....
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Minnesota House of Representatives suggested an alternative to the City of Staples implementing a sales tax to pay for improvements to the Staples Community Center. At a committee hearing of the Minnesota House Property Tax Division, Staples City Administrator...
Bexley (left) and Marley Colsen of Cloquet (ages five and three respectively) had fun helping set up Easter decorations at the home of their great-grandparents, Swede and Chris Colsen, in Staples. The Colsens, whose home is located on 3rd Ave. NW, said they have inflatable decorations for every holiday. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Staples and Motley churches are planning special events and worship services for Easter week. Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, is April 1; Good Friday is April 2; Holy Saturday is April 3 and Easter Sunday is April 4. *Staples Alliance Church Saturday - Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m....
A three-year-old child was fatally injured after he was reportedly run over by a skid-loader March 18. The Todd County Sheriff’s Office responded to a farm accident call that occurred at a residence on Cty. Rd. 11 in Bartlett Township  at 3:42 p.m. It was reported that a three-year-old male had...

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