Opinion

 I have read the article pertaining to the FJJ contract with the Staples-Motley school board. (Staples World, news article “School building project hits a snag,” Aug. 9, 2018)  First of all, let’s set the record straight. I did not tell Greg Frisk that I resigned on account of the FJJ contract, nor...
The primary objectives of a weekly newspaper are to, first, tell the stories of the people in a community and, second, keep them informed on important issues in the area. In every story we write, we take the perspective of the general public and try to satisfy their need for local news the best we...
Nicole Haffely of Hillsboro will be inducted into a bowling hall of fame later this year. We know this because she was featured in a front-page feature story in the Hillsboro Banner.  In Mayville, the Riverwood Addition development site is nearly sold out as more people build homes there. That news...
On March 14 of this year, students across the US left class for 17 minutes - one minute for every person killed in the Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School massacre. It is a bit disheartening to realize that, if the students had instead chosen to stay out of class one minute for every person killed...
“Attack on caucuses” Regardless of which of the two dominant political parties you support or align with in Minnesota, your endorsement process is being spit upon by a large number of candidates this year. Yes, all the time and expense of the endorsement process means nothing to the candidates who...
Large, hand-painted signs lean against a tent, the buzz of friendly conversation cuts through the humid air and the smell of fresh produce drifts in the breeze. You’ve found yourself at a farmers market. Farmers markets are common in urban and rural communities around the nation. In urban areas,...
The article, “Sidewalks and Trees,” (City Corner, Staples World, July 26, 2018, editorial page) certainly got my attention and in no time, pen in hand, I’m on a roll. The attention grabber was property owners are responsible for maintaining their lawns, boulevard and whatever, weeds and grass...
Back in 1883, Teddy Roosevelt wrote an essay on what it takes to be a true American citizen. He did not mince words. “The people who say that they have not time to attend to politics are simply saying that they are unfit to live in a free community,” he wrote. “The first duty of an American citizen...
There’s a lot of great things happening in Staples this summer. Development activity is visible with the ongoing construction of the Optometry and Dental office and Casey’s General Store along Highway 10. Construction also started on the Staples multi-family 38 unit apartment building on Airport Rd...

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