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The Staples World has been your weekly, community newspaper since 1890.We serve the communities of Staples, Motley, Aldrich, Leader, Lincoln and Pillager.  We are published Thursdays and have a paid circulation of 2,600. Deadline for submitted news, display and classified ads is Monday by 5 p.m.

The Sunday Square Shooter, a total market coverage shopper with a circulation of 10,000, is published Sundays. The deadline for ads is Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

The Heartland Market is a common supplement with 14 member newspapers and a circulation of over 31,000. The deadline is Wednesdays at 5 p.m.


Staples World

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100
Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570
Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112
E Mail:
Official Newspaper for:
City of Staples, City of Aldrich,
Staples Motley School District,
Freshwater Education District and Todd County.


Devlin Newspapers, Inc.


General Manager  

Brenda Halvorson


News Editor  

Tom Crawford


Advertising Representative  

Gary Mueller


Graphics/Photo Tech  

Janice Winter


Front Office/Proofreader  

Kathy Odden


CWRR Reporter  

Dawn Schimpp Timbs



Linda LeMans


Courier   Robert McKimmy

Letters: Readers are encouraged to express their views by writing letters to the editor. Letters are verified for authenticity, so please include a name, address and phone number. Only the author’s name and city will be published. Letters may be edited for spelling and grammar errors, libel, length and other factors. Private thanks, solicitations and libelous letters will not be published. Letters are printed on a space available basis. The editor reserves the right to reject letters.

The deadline is 5 p.m. Monday.

Opinions expressed on this page do not necessarily represent the views of this newspaper. Fairness: The Staples World tries conscientiously to report fairly and accurately. If you feel we fall short of this objective at any time, please direct your complaint to the manager whose name appears on this page. If we cannot resolve our differences, we would welcome you to register your complaint with the Minnesota News Council, an organization which has our complete support. Call 612-341-9357.

Note to Advertisers: Advertisers should check their ad following first publication. This newspaper shall not be liable for failure to publish an ad or for the typographic error or errors in publication except to the extent of the cost of the ad for the first day’s insertion. Adjustment for errors is limited to the cost of that portion of the ad wherein the error occurred. The publisher reserves the right to cancel any advertisement at any time.

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