No conflict of interest
An editorial opinion piece published on April 19 referred to my role in a recent discussion among the Motley City Council of an item approving the Motley Police Department’s purchase of a second squad car. The author of the piece implied that my participation as a...
Newspaper valuable to community
I am reaching out to you in regards to the opinion article you wrote and published in The Staples World in the April 19, 2023 edition.
I have been reading this Newspaper for at least ten years and am pleased with the undying commitment you and the staff there have...
Minnesota legislative update from House of Representatives
By Mike Wiener
It’s been very busy recently in St. Paul with hours-long debates on a variety of budget bills. I want to take a moment to encourage you to make sure the family of Pope County Deputy Sheriff, Josh Owen...
Newspaper keeping an eye on local government ethics
By Mark Anderson
In the last two weeks, the Staples World has developed concerns about governmental ethics in three of the boards that we cover.
One is a potential conflict of interest situation and the others are concerns...
By Ron Murray
I just finished my first quarter as mayor of Staples. I thought I would share how things are going. I have a chance to visit with many citizens of Staples about concerns and questions related to how things work and to explain things. We have a great deal going on...
By Barb Dinkel Goodrich
Hands of Hope Resource Center
Every year, millions of people’s lives are impacted by crime every year. Victimization and its aftermath may be one of the most difficult periods in a person’s life – and victims’ families, friends and communities often face...
RMAP good for rural small businesses
From Center For Rural Affairs
With U.S. House and Senate congressional committees considering funding for 2024, the Center for Rural Affairs and 30 organizations from across the country are asking for their continued support of rural small businesses.
Quote of the week
“I still believe that if your aim is to
change the world, journalism is a more
immediate short-term weapon.”
— Tom Stoppard
Newspapers lead effort to expand Minnesota Supreme Court transparency
By Mark Anfinson
Minnesota Newspaper Association Attorney
The Minnesota Supreme...
Staples avoided a sticky situation where a smoke shop was proposed for a building near the high school. The proposal was denied because of inconsistencies in the tobacco license application, and the city is now taking steps to prevent smoke shops from going up near schools.
The built environment...
Letter from the
Staples-Motley School District submitted to the Staples City Council
It has come to our attention that the vacant building on 2nd Ave. NE (previously Orton’s) has been purchased with the intent to open up a smoke shop. At less than 500 feet from our Middle/High School building,...