It’s been five years since a rural Staples man disappeared, and authorities still don’t know what happened to him. Eighty-two-year-old Peter Achermann left his home to run errands on July 24, 2009. He was last seen on Warner Road by the Crow Wing River Bridge between noon and 1 p.m.
Union postal workers are protesting outside Staples in the Twin Cities because of an agreement reached between the U.S Postal Service and Staples, which would put outlets in the stores. Jerry Sirois, president of the local union, says they have a number of concerns about protecting the sanctity of the mail.
Trains have traveled through this part of Minnesota for just under 150 years, and as the small town of Staples grew around their tracks, railroads were virtually the only source of jobs for decades. “Four hundred men used to work in these offices,” Tom Kajer, 75, head of the Staples Historical Society, said as he walked on the fiberglass- and plaster-littered floors of the original depot’s second story. “Now, zero do.”
Minnesota playwright Jeffrey Hatcher is taking his one-man show about his childhood experience staging Hamlet on the road this month. “Jeffrey Hatcher’s Hamlet” will travel to seven Minnesota communities. Hatcher was 11 when he adapted, directed and performed in Shakespeare’s drama “Hamlet” for a fifth-grade English class in Steubenville, Ohio.
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office says the body of a 36-year-old Staples woman was discovered in the snow outside an apartment building.
Cass County authorities are hoping a $20,000 reward will help solve the disappearance of an elderly Staples, Minn. man in 2009.
Authorities said two people were killed and three others were hurt after a van rolled over near Staples early Tuesday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash at about 4:47 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 210 at mile post 89 near Staples.
Authorities said at least one person is dead after a rollover crash near Staples Tuesday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash at about 4:47 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 210 near Staples.
It feels like we may need some freebies to get us through the long, cold week. I’ve found a few sizzling deals to get you going.
Check out a few of these weekend coupons (some are still lingering after Earth Day).
Wadena County said the towns of Wadena, Staples and Verndale are all without power.