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Quote of the week “June is bustin’ out all over, all over the  meadow and the hill. Buds’re bustin’ outa bushes, and the rompin’ river pushes,  ev’ry little wheel that wheels beside a mill.” — Rodgers and Hammerstein (“South Pacific”)   New ways of presenting arts, supporting artists By Mark...
Sourcewell CEO Chad Coauette and Honorable Rachel Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of the United States Army Installations, Energy and Environment, show the signed agreement with U.S. Army personnel backing them. The ceremony was held at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. (Submitted photo)
By Chad Coauette Chief Executive Officer, Sourcewell    The sound of a telephone ringing a number of years ago triggered a recent Sourcewell trip to Washington D.C. The Sourcewell board of directors and several Sourcewell staff recently returned from the Pentagon where we signed a ground-breaking...
Senior cohousing seen as antidote to loneliness epidemic By Nancy P. Kropf Dean of Perimeter College & Professor of Social Work at Georgia State University and Sherry Cummings Associate Dean and Profesor of Social Work at University of Tennessee   One of the major questions of growing older is...
Mark Anderson with the moose story that was introduced to a national audience through the Garage Logic podcast. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Apparently the Garage Logic podcast guys really liked the Staples World story about the moose that traveled through the area before Thanksgiving last year. Last week, I got a phone call saying that the people on the podcast had gotten a copy of the newspaper and...
Congressman Stauber (wearing hat at left) and colleagues receive a briefing from United States Border Patrol agents. (Submitted photo)
Congressman Pete Stauber recently traveled to Cochise County, Arizona with his Western Caucus colleagues to hear from United States Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement agents about the ongoing border crisis. He also had the opportunity to participate in a House Natural Resources...
First year as Mayor sees city buzzing with activity By Ron Murray Staples Mayor   Hello again to the people of Staples. I have finished my first year as Mayor and have enjoyed all the things I have learned about our great city and getting to know our staff even better. We said goodbye to a long...
Feb. is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month By Barb Dinkel Goodrich Hands of Hope Resource Center –  Todd County   February was declared Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month by Congress in 2010. It is a nationally recognized campaign to raise awareness and education on teen dating violence and...
Caucus puts government in your hands   On Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m., Republicans across Minnesota will be gathering in their neighborhoods for precinct caucuses. The future of our party and nation belongs to those who show up. If you wish to see a change in our party or our candidates, precinct...
Riley Reese works on a cradle.
The Staples-Motley wrestling team won two dual meets decisively despite having two of their starters out. They had wins over Park Rapids 57-7 and Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 41-16 on Jan. 31 at Bertha. They also took a partial team to the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley tournament on Feb. 2,...
Legislation introduced for housing shortage Submitted by the office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar   U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar  and Tim Kaine (VA) reintroduced the Housing Supply and Affordability Act to create a new grant program that would provide funding to help localities develop and...

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