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Dennis Hanson, Staples is seen roof raking snow from his home’s roof on Feb. 12, in hopes of preventing ice dams forming when as the snow melts and refreezes. Hanson said he’s already shoveled the roof earlier this winter, but it’s piled up just as high again. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson...
A forum addressing mental health, depression and their connections with suicide, will be held Monday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. at Centralkes College, in Staples. Anyone with an interest in the topic is invited to attend. The tagline “S.O.S.: Safety Over Suicide,” Staples Motley Beyond Poverty will be...
The Staples-Motley School Board is continuing to negotiate a contract with Dawson-Boyd Superintendent Shane Tappe to take the superintendent job here after interviewing staff at his current school and giving Tappe a tour of the Staples-Motley district. At a Feb. 5 special meeting, Board Chair Bruce...
Jaydon Friedel and Andrew Bates learn that they have advanced to the final round as well. As a duo, Friedel and Bates placed second; and individually, Bates and Friedel placed first and second respectively in the drama category. Bates also received a blue ribbon in the storytelling category. A team...
Approximately 200 students from area schools participated at the 41st Annual Staples Host Lions Speech Tournament at Staples-Motley High School Feb. 9, at which the Cardinals took first place as a team. Individually, the team members walked away with a number of trophies that day, representing a...
At their Jan. 22 meeting, the Staples Economic Development Authority agreed to pay the fee to join three different organizations that help connect businesses to locations. The three groups, CVN, MMP and EDAM, are explained below. The SEDA also approved joining with Wadena County in a Business...
The Staples-Motley Speech team competed at Little Falls Jan. 26. Front row, left to right: Katie Niemi, Grace Allen, Luke Bates, Iain Sams, Cy Johnson, Caden Mrazek, Andrew Bates, Sadie Thompson, Emily Roberts, Ari Brings, Jonah Johnson. Second row: Coach Alex Erickson, Emery Lorber, Jack Tyrell, Antonio Cuertera, Coach Delaney Larson, Kimberley Stachowiak, Samantha Mrazek, Brooke Ferdon, Cael Sams, Lilly Niemi. Back: Coach Heather Sams, Coach Coleman Klimek, Coach Brian Sams. (Submitted photo)
The Staples-Motley Cardinal Speech Team earned the first place trophy at  the Little Falls Lucky Lindy Speech Tournament held Jan. 26.  “Points were awarded for all speakers, not just finalists, so everyone who participated contributed to our team’s success,” said Speech Coach Heather Sams. Extra...
Sno Daze king and queen candidates from the Staples-Motley High School senior class, as well as representatives from each of the other classes, were announced at a school assembly Jan. 29. The king and queen will be crowned Friday, Feb. 8, following the lip sync contest at 11 a.m. Pictured above...
Matt Varilek, president of the Initiative Foundation, announced that Julie Nelson of Mayer, Porter & Nelson certified public accountants, Staples, has been appointed to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. “We’re lucky to have leaders like Julie in our region, and I’m thrilled to welcome her to...
A rural Staples man has been charged with second degree unintentional murder in connection with the death of a three-month-old infant who was in his care. The infant was his wife’s baby. Presley Arron Sleyster, 20, was charged in Cass County District Court and is currently booked at Crow Wing...

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