S taples, Minnesota VISITORS GUIDE

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S taples, Minnesota VISITORS GUIDE
Staples, Minnesota

VISITORS GUIDE | 2022-2023
S taples, Minnesota VISITORS GUIDE
S taples, Minnesota VISITORS GUIDE

Where small town goodness meets outdoor adventure and fun.
We have everything you need to relax, recharge, and reconnect. Here you can
enjoy a beautiful bike ride on our countryside roads, a lazy float down the Crow
Wing River, music in the park, a self guided barn quilt tour and a good meal in a fun
atmosphere all in one day! Our small town will feel like home in no time.

Conveniently located off Highway 10, between Little Falls and Wadena, or more
broadly between Fargo and Minneapolis. With events in every season you are sure
to find a reason to visit and come back for more. From our pet-friendly amenities
to seasonal festivities including Holst Acres Haunted House, The North Pole Drive
Through light display, Railroads Days and Bark in the park to name a few. Relax,
have fun and enjoy your time in Staples!

                                                                                        AREA ATTRACTIONS/ACTIVITIES
              1-14             Area Attractions/Activities
              15-18            Food and Drinks
              19-20            Places to Stay
              21-26            Live in Staples
              27-28            Resources

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Dower Lake Recreation Area
                          24615 Thunder Rd, Staples
                          Dower Lake Recreation Area is the perfect
                          summer destination - for a day or for the whole
                          season. Located 2 miles west of Staples on
                          Thunder Road. One of a kind 612’ fishing pier
                          (new 2008), softball fields, Frisbee golf course,
                          basketball court, swimming beach, horseshoe
                          pits, sand volleyball courts, picnic shelter, 45    Fish MN’s Longest inland Pier
                          unit campground, and picnic areas.
                                                                              Right here in Staples is the longest fishing
                                                                              pier in Minnesota located at Dower Lake.
                                                                              Take a leisurely stroll 612 feet into Dower
                                                                              Lake. This highly photographed pier is
                                                                              perfect for fishing, or take a stroll and
                                                                              relax at the end of the pier on one of the
                                                                              benches and enjoy the view! This iconic pier
                                                                              is one of our favorite photo spots in every
                                                                              season and a fun stop on your travels.

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Ice Fish
                                Dower Lake is a local favorite for fishing during the winter.
                                Go old school with just your auger, super warm clothes, and
                                a fishing line. Or choose to fish in style and bring your whole
                                fish house! Just remember to always check the ice thickness
                                before stepping on the ice.
                                Need gear or bait? Visit Staples ACE Hardware or Staples True
                                Value. Both stores carry a wide selection of fishing gear and
                                offer helpful fishing tips.

Swimming and Boating
Summer wouldn’t be summer without time at the lake.
And in Staples, you can enjoy the natural beauty of
Dower Lake Recreation Area (DLRA). It is located a
quick 2 miles west of town and has everything your
family needs for a great day on and at the lake.
Put the boat in the water for a quiet day of fishing or
get the kids screaming as you pull them on a tube. Then
head to the swimming beach and wiggle your toes in
Dower Lake’s sandy shore.

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Living Legacy Gardens
                                                                         26505 County Road 2, Staples
                                                                         This ten-acre garden just outside of the
                                                                         downtown area has a park-like setting
                                                                         you will want to discover over and over
                                                                         again to see what is newly blooming
                                                                         spring through fall. With an orchard,
                                                                         vineyard, and a native prairie there
                                                                         are several serene spots to relax, play,
                                                                         or picnic as you unplug and unwind.
                                                                         Other features of this incredible garden
                                                                         include a children’s and fairy garden!

                              Staples Historic Depot
                              First Avenue NE & Fourth St NE,
                              Staples Immerse yourself in local
                              history at the newly renovated
                              Staples Historic Depot. The Staples
                              Historical Society recently made
                              $400,000 of improvements to the
                              building’s structure while retaining its
                              rich and beautiful past. It’s open to
                              the public - visit anytime. For those

                              who love history, this is a “must see.”
                              The Staples Depot is the only
                              Amtrak station between
                              St. Cloud and Fargo.

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Crow Wing River
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                                   Free appliance delivery within 20 miles.                      On the northern edge of Staples, the Crow
                                    • FISHING BAIT AND TACKLE                                    Wing River beckons to nature enthusiasts.
                                                                                                 The river offers opportunities to fish, kayak,
                                            • LOCAL ARTISTS AND
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                                                                                                 Or maybe just take a picnic and relax next
                                                                                                 to the scenic waterway. There are many
                                     2 0 5 WA R N E R R O A D N W                                landings along the Crow Wing including the
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                                                                                      championship         public golf course that
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                                                                                      River and through hardwood and pine
                                                                                      forests. Golf with friends, a league, or
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                                                                                      – including families!

                                                                                      The Vintage is also a beautiful choice
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      304 2ND AVE NE, STAPLES, MN
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Central Lakes College
                                                                    1830 Airport Rd, Staples
                                                                    CLC is a comprehensive community and technical
                                                                    college serving about 5,500 students per year.
                                                                    With a knowledgeable, caring faculty and modern,
                                                                    results-oriented programs in comfortable facilities,
                                                                    CLC is the college of choice for seekers of success.
                                                                    Their beautiful campus was recently remodeled to
                                                                    facilitate CLC’s work in these in-demand fields. CLC is
                                                                    one of 37 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities,
                                                                    offering excellent, affordable education in 54

                                                                    communities across the state.

                              Central Lakes College
                              Central Lakes College (CLC)’s Staples
                              campus offers top-caliber course offerings
                              in agriculture, energy, manufacturing, and
                              heavy equipment. Their beautiful campus
                              was recently remodeled to facilitate CLC’s
                              future work in these in-demand fields.

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Hike and Bike                                Bicyclists can take advantage of two repair
The Legacy Trail provides miles of paved     stations in Staples, if necessary. One is
trails for walking, jogging, and biking.     located at the Staples Community Center
The trail runs from Legacy Gardens in the    (corner of 3rd Ave and 4th St) and one
north all the way down past the overpass     is along the Legacy Trail at the corner of
for highway 10. It winds through and past    Summit and Airport Road.
beautiful open areas and mature, tall
evergreens. Shorter walking routes can be
found on our Staples Trail Map.
For a more rustic
approach to
hiking, head to
Pine Grove Park
or Dower Lake Recreation
Area for nature trails in
and around scenic
wooded areas. There
are plenty of activities
available at both parks so plan to spend
the day. Hike, picnic, playground, frisbee
golf, and repeat!

Step back into time at Old Wadena
Park. This beautiful environmental park
offers walking trails, a footbridge across
Leaf River, and a unique Bogwalk. The
Bogwalk stretches fully from one side of
the bog to the other. Stop and learn
about the wetlands animals and plant
life at learning stations
throughout the

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Lumberbats Baseball
                                    6am-10pm daily
                                    90 5 4th S t N E                Hometown favorites, the Staples’ Lumberbats, typically
 & LAUNDRY                          (2 18) 29 6-2 3 5 5             start swinging in May each year. The ‘Bats are amateur
                                                                    baseball at its finest. Come cheer on our hometown
                                                                    The Lumberbats play all home games during their spring and
                                                                    summer season at Pine Grove Field. Admission to all games
                                                                    is simply a free will donation during the game. Of course,
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                                                                                 Staples Eye Clinic, Inc.

                                                                            WE PUT THE CARE IN EYE CARE
                                                                                    • Get Perscription Sunglasses.

                                                                                    • Dilation Free Comprehensive Eye Exams

                                                                                    • Prescription sunglasses

                                                                                    • Eye care for the whole family

                                                                                             Mon-Thurs 7:30am-5pm
                                                                                               Fri 7:30am-4:30pm

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                                                  922 US Hwy 10 East Staples, MN 56479 | 218-894-1331
Tubing the River
                                   Gather the group and hang out on the Crow Wing River.
                                   Tubing is always a popular warm-weather activity. Lay back,
                                   chill out, and enjoy the hot sun and cool water. Bring your
                                   own tubes or rent them from Staples True Value or Wahoo
                                   There are various landing points along the Crow Wing River.
                                   You can download or print the Crow Wing River Water Trail
                                   Map from the DNR. A popular family-friendly tubing route is
                                   from McGivern Park to Orville’s Landing.

                                   Old Wadena Park
                                   This environmental Park feels like a condensed State Park.
                                   Here you can explore the bog walk and learn about the
                                   special echo system bogs maintain, after passing and
                                   enjoying a photo op at Warrior Tree. Grab your pet and
                                   explore some of the the Crow Wing River; cross a most
                                   picturesque bridge that leads you to several trails where the
                                   trees canopy your way to a beautiful open field.
                                   *The Old Wadena Rendezvous is the 2nd weekend

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                                   of the month in August.
Camping out is a summer staple. Campfires, roasted
marshmallows, telling stories, and sleeping under
the stars.
Want to go “old school” and pitch a tent? Rustic
camping is available at both Dower Lake Recreation
Area (DLRA) and Old Wadena Park.
Need the creature comforts of your RV? DLRA’s
campground has 14 seasonal sites and 20 electric
sites available for rent. Enjoy free firewood, hot
showers, and full-utility services.
Camping gear and supplies can be found at Staples
True Value and Staples Ace Hardware. Stock up on
groceries – remember the marshmallows! – at either
Jon’s Family Foods or Ernies’ Food Market.                                                            9
Music in the Park
      Sundays in July and August feature amazing
      music in an extremely relaxed environment.
      Head to Northern Pacific Park at 7pm, bring
      some chairs or a blanket, and enjoy watching the
      show. The Staples-Motley Arts Council brings
      a wide variety of local, regional, and national
      performers to Staples for their summer Music in
      the Park series.
      Concerts will be held at Northern Pacific Park in
      Staples on Sundays, 7 p.m.
      In case of rain, they will move to Faith Lutheran
      Church in Staples
      Music in the Park is funded by the Staples Host
      Lions; and sponsored by the Staples Motley Area
      Arts Council and the City of Staples
                                                                    Free - Bring your lawn chairs

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    Don your orange, lace up your hiking boots,
    and pack the hunting gear. Hunt the scenic
    Staples Wildlife Management Area (Staples
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     to everything with comfortable lodging
     choices and delicious restaurants.
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                                                        Shooting Range
                                                        Sight in your rifle or bow! Hunting season
                                                        is just around the corner, and now is
                                                        the right time to get some practice. The
                                                        Staples Sportsman’s Club maintains a
                                                        public rifle and archery range just north
                                                        of town. The rifle range has 25, 50, and
                                                              Staples Eye Clinic, Inc.
                                                        100-yard target backstops. Archery has

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                                                        four targets available. The range is open
                                                        every day from 9 am – sunset. Become
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                                                        to trap shoots. Our very own Staples
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                                                                          spring has their practice
                                                        and competitions here.
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                                922 US Hwy 10 East Staples, MN 56479 | 218-894-1331
Central MN Barn Quilt Trail
                          The Central Mn Barn Quilt Trail winds through
                          the heart of Staple and the 4 surrounding
                          counties. These unique and colorfully painted
                          wooden squares have a rich history in rural
                          areas throughout the United States. Each barn
                          quilt tells a story and has a special meaning
                          for its owner. With over 120 barn quilts you are
                          sure to find one that inspires
                          you. Think of it as an open air
                          art gallery. Maps are available
                          at the Staples Historic Depot,
                          local restaurants, hotels, and
                              For more information
                          contact Lisa Kajer at:

                                                                      Holst Acres Laser Tag & Haunted Hollows
                                                                              Welcome to Holst Acres, your place for FUN
                                                                                   in Staples, Minnesota - featuring an
                                                                                    event center, year-round laser tag, and
                                                                                     a variety of seasonal activities. During
                                                                                     the fall, enjoy our family-friendly corn
                                                                                    maze, take a hayride, or venture into

                                                                                    our scary “Haunted Hollow” at night! In
                                                                                    the winter, visit Santa’s Workshop! Bring
                                                                                        your family or friends and make
                                                                                         some memories!
                                                                                         Host your next banquet or event
                                                                                         contact us for more details.
                                                                                         We’re located in Staples - in the
                                                                                         heart of Minnesota. Take a drive
                                                                                         through the scenic countryside and
                                                                                         come visit us!
                                                                                         Holst Acres
                                                                                         28943 Todd Line Road
                                                                                         Staples, MN 56479
                                                                                         Info & Reservations: (218) 838-2618
                                                                                         Email: holstacres@gmail.com
Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe
The Vintage Golf Course isn’t just for warm-
weather fun. Nordic skiers appreciate the
winding trails through the woods and
gently sloping hills. The scenic landscape is
breathtaking in every season.
The trails are maintained by local volunteers.
Skiers must bring their own equipment.
Do you prefer to walk rather than ski? Pine
Grove Park, Dower Lake Recreation Area, and
The Vintage Golf Course are great spots to get
in a long (or short) snowshoeing adventure.

Lakewood’s Sledding Hill
Winter activities include well-groomed snowmobile
trails but there is also another activity that draws
families, young and old alike - the Sledding Hill at
Lakewood Health System located on County 83.
Lakewood’s hill is a great place to gather you friends
or family and spend a few hours or half a day sledding
down and running up! Parking is just at the base of
the back side of the hill of Lakewood Health System;s
employee parking lot. Some days you might even
catch the helicopters landing or taking off from just
across the parking lot.

This is a favorite winter location for community
members and travelers to gather to catch up.
Everyone from the young to young at heart enjoys
sledding, tubing or even tobogganing down the hill.
This hill is expansive enough to do all at the same
time! Come on out to Lakewood’s Hill and enjoy a fun
snowy day or two!

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                              Have a need for speed? Staples is the place for you.
                              Our central Minnesota location is at the heart of
                              miles and miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Trails
                              abound to the north, south, east, and west. Ride in a
                              new direction each day!
                              Pick up your printed map at local businesses. Or find
                              all the trails online at the DNR website.
                              Staples True Value, Wahoo Valley Bar & Grill, and
                              Timberlake Hotel allow snowmobilers to use their
                              parking lots as staging areas. These businesses are
                              located right by the trail. Park your vehicle, don your
                              gear, and head on out to the trail. It’s that easy.
                              Make a day of it or stay all weekend! Staples has great options for
                              lodging and dining to round out your day after traveling the trails.

                                                                                               Railroad Days
                                                                                               Celebrate Staples at Railroad
                                                                                               Days the weekend before the
                                                                                               State Fair! August 20th is our
                                                                                               big day of outdoor fun! It’s four
                                                                                               full days of activities, events,
                                                                                               and fun for everyone: games,
                                                                                               food, contests, a parade, musical
                                                                                               performances, a street dance,
                                                                                               fireworks, CLC’s Field Day, and
                                                                                               so much more. Make your hotel
                                                                                               reservations early to get in on all
                                                                                               the festivities!

01   Los Corrales                            08   Staples Bakery
     Mexican Grill Restaurant
                                                  129 2nd Ave NE
     Delicious Mexican food and giant
     304 2nd Ave NE                          09   Stomping Grounds Coffee
                                                  213 4th St NE
02   The Spot Cafe Restaurant
     Casual American restaurant serving
     breakfast, lunch, and dinner.           10   Subway
                                                  Casual counter-serve chain for build-
     116 2nd Ave NW                               your-own sandwiches & salads, with
     218-894-9928                                 health-conscious options.

03   Timbers Restaurant
                                                  1101 2nd Ave NE
     & Event Center
                                                  Bar and Grills
     1212 2nd Ave NE
     218-895-1400                            11   Tower Pizza

04   Wahoo Valley Restaurant
                                                  414 2nd Ave NE
     19680 Wahoo Valley Dr
     218-894-1691                            12   B&B Sports Bar & Grill

05   Burger King
                                                  115 2nd Ave NE
     Well-known fast-food chain serving
     grilled burgers, fries & shakes, plus
     breakfast.                              13   Becks Burger Co.
                                                  We have 21 beers on tap and a wide
     201 2nd St NE                                selection of burgers, wings, and
     218-894-3202                                 more!
                                                  119 3rd St NE
06   Casey’s
     Convenience store offering baked
     goods, subs, pizza, and soft-serve
     ice cream.                              14   Lefty’s Bar and Grill
                                                  You’re always right at Lefty’s – your
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     713 US 10 E                                  neighborhood bar for 70 years!
     218-894-0572                                 Serving burgers, pizza, and a bar
                                                  menu to go with your favorite
07   Dairy Queen Grill & Chill                    beverage.
     Soft-serve ice cream & signature
                                                  423 2nd Ave NE
     shakes top the menu at this classic
     burger & fries fast-food chain.
     1100 2nd Ave NE                         15   Local Legends Bar
                                                  102 4th St NE
                                                  218-894-0101                            15
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Conquer the area’s outdoor adventures.             Highway 10 with many lodging options within
Escape to a romantic weekend getaway. Visit        walking distance to restaurants, parks, and
with friends and family. Rest after a long day’s   downtown. Pitch a tent, jump in the pool,
journey on Highway 10. Staples is the perfect      or relax at a bed and breakfast. With a wide
place to stay while visiting Central Minnesota.    variety of choices and amenities, you will find
                                                   the right place to stay for your budget and
Staples offers easy on and off access from         your style.

Timberlake Hotel
The Timberlake Hotel opened for guests in mid-2017. They have 52
rooms including extended stay suites, king suites and spa suites in
addition to standard rooms. Enjoy all the amenities: indoor pool,
business office, exercise facility, breakfast cafe, party
and meeting room, and laundry facilities.
The Timberlake Hotel is handicap accessible, dog-friendly,
100% smoke-free, and provides guests a complimentary
hot breakfast each morning. Timberlake Hotel also
manages a newly refurbished restaurant and event center
in Staples.

                                                                                                     PLACES TO STAY

Dower Lake Campground
             Pitch your tent and unpack the RV! Dower
             Lake has everything you need to have a
             great camping adventure. The campground
             has 14 new seasonal sites, 20 electric sites,
             and 11 rustic sites available for rent. Enjoy
             free firewood, hot showers, and full-utility
             Dower Lake Recreation Area offers public
             lake access, swimming beach, softball
             complex, disc golf, basketball court, picnic
             shelter, picnic areas, horseshoe pits, sand
             volleyball court, and nature trails. It is also
             home to MN’s longest fishing pier!

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                                                               America’s Best Value Inn in Staples offers value for
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[Small Town] Living at its Best
Seize the life you and your family deserve.
Gain the things you treasure – a bigger
backyard, a friendly neighborhood, a
quality education, and more time in your
day. Break free of stressful commutes and
the high cost of living.
Staples invites you to join our active,
growing community. We are known for
music, fine arts, sports, and outdoor
recreation - a little bit of everything and
more than you may imagine.
While the atmosphere is laid-back,
‘sleepy’ isn’t a description for Staples.
Explore the outdoors: fish, hunt, swim,
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hike, bike, and camp. Attend concerts,
plays, baseball games, and community
events. Be involved in your community
and get to know your neighbors.
Choose the joy of open, natural spaces.
Relish hometown friendliness and ease.
Make Staples MN, your home!
                  Kids riding bikes down tree-lined streets.
                  Backyards big enough for the dog to run. Time
                  to visit with your neighbor as you take your
                  morning walk. Make your vision for your family
                  a reality.
                  Staples offers a wide range of quality housing
                  choices to fit your lifestyle: single-family homes,
                  townhomes, and apartments.
                  Whether you buy or rent, living in town ensures
                  easy access to everything in town from grocery
                  stores to restaurants. Ride a bike or walk to just
                  about anywhere in town.
                  Need more space? Choose to live just outside
                  of town and find the breathing room you desire.
                  Land is available to build your dream home.

Education                                        When the school day ends, the fun continues
                                                 in our many after school activities, fine arts
Staples-Motley School District serves            concerts, and Community Education classes
about 1,000 students in our elementary           for learners of all ages. Whether you’re just
and middle/high schools. At just the             passing through, or in the Staples-Motley
“right” size, the district offers diverse        area to stay, we hope you’ll don your red and
opportunities for students of all ages. At       black, and join our flock to experience true
the Middle/High School, each student can         Cardinal PRIDE!
find a class or activity where they belong,
whether it’s singing in our state-recognized
choirs, working on a project in our recently
renovated welding shop, or sharpening their
pencil for a College in the Schools class for
dual credit! Our elementary school students
thrive with smart schedules, creating ample
time to excel in core areas, while ensuring
all students experience specials like physical
education, music and STEAM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, Art & Math).

                                                    Sacred Heart Catholic School
                                                    Sacred Heart Catholic School is
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                                                    a private school offering classes
                                                    from preschool to grade 6. This
                                                    faith-based school prides itself on
                                                    small class sizes, a well-rounded
                                                    curriculum, and many student
                                                    activities. It is accredited through

Childcare Resources
              Small fingers smushing playdough. Listening
              to a favorite book. Climbing up a slide and
              zooming down. The joys of young children is
              also their best learning environment.
              Dependable childcare and preschool options
              are a cornerstone of a thriving community.
              Our families have a variety of choices for their
              young children. In-home daycares, daycare
              centers, Head Start, and school readiness
              programs are all available to families living in
              To learn more about local daycare options or to
              find out about openings, please call
              (888) 291-9811 or visit
              For preschool and Head Start options, please
              visit the Staples-Motley School District website
              or call Sue Anderson at 218-894-5400 ext. 3531.

                                                   Mending a broken bone. Straightening a teenager’s smile.
                                                   Bringing the world into 20/20 focus. It’s important to have
                                                   trusted, quality healthcare close to home.
                                                   Staples is proud to be home to the award-winning, nationally
                          H E A LT H S Y S T E M   recognized Lakewood Health System. Lakewood is made up
                                                   of a critical access hospital, 5 primary care clinics, an array of
                                                   senior housing and services, pharmacy, and a medical supply
                                                   In addition, our residents have access to a full complement of
                                                   service providers including dentistry, orthodontics, pharmacy
                                                   services, optical, and chiropractics right here in town. These
                                                   healthcare professionals welcome new patients and are ready
                                                   to serve you.

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                                                        Time to break up with your long commute? Living
                                                        and working in Staples means more time and energy
                                                        to enjoy life – not just sit in your car. Use your former
                                                        commute time to be home earlier, see your kids’
                                                        basketball game, attend a play, or go tubing down the
                                                        Crow Wing River.
                                                        Our growing, local businesses have a wide range of
                                                        employment opportunities available, from entry-level
                                                        to professional positions. The largest employers in
                                                        Staples include Lakewood Health System, Sourcewell,
                                                        3M, and Stern Rubber Company.
                                                        Planning to open your own business or relocate
                                                        an existing one? Talk to the Staples Economic
                                                        Development Authority (SEDA). SEDA offers building
                                                        and development incentives along with financing and
                                                        incentive programs.
                                                        Additional information on our business community
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Whether you are new to town or have lived in Staples your whole life, sometimes
you just have questions. And we want to help! Find common websites, City Hall and
library information, transportation links, and commonly asked for maps.

City Hall and Library
Check out your favorite stories. Attend a city council meeting. Register for city
services. Obtain a pet license.
Located in the middle of town, the beautiful City Hall building houses city
administrative offices, the public library, and a large conference room. The City Hall
was first opened in February 2010.
The Staples Public Library is a member of the Great River Regional Library (GRRL)
System. Library patrons have access to materials – books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and
much more - from across the state with GRRL’s huge 900,000-item collection.
The library also offers WiFi access, public workstations,
online catalog access, and programming for all ages
throughout the year. Need help finding something? Ask
one of the friendly, helpful staff.
New to town? Stop into the city office! Ask questions,
receive helpful information about Staples, and set up
utility service for your home.


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                 20 miles.
            Monday - Saturday. The service runs as an
elivery within  20 miles. schedule. They do not run
            routes. Riders are picked up and dropped off
            anywhere within the service area. The bus is available Monday through Friday from 6am-6pm
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            AND            or 888.773.5500).
                                                                           Greyhound runs through Staples on a regular
                                                                           schedule. The bus will pick up and drop off at
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                                                                           or visit their website at www.amtrak.com. Those
                                                                           taking the train from the Depot may park on
                                                                           the west side of the building.
                For those looking to fly into town, the Staples airport, adjacent to an expanding industrial park,
                has a 3,300 ft hard-surfaced runway lit with an instrument approach.
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