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Staples Area

The historic, quaint town of Staples is located in north central Minnesota (Todd and Wadena counties) and has a population of approximately 3,000 people. Its neighbor, Motley, is just a few miles away and has another 1,000 people. The two towns collaborate on many community-wide initiatives, including the local school system. Staples boasts many attractive store fronts and businesses in the downtown area, giving it a “Main Street USA” feel.

Staples is proud of its rich history and accomplishments in the areas of business, education, health care, athletics and cultural activities. Community involvement, passion, and loyalty is alive and well in Staples — From the town rallying around local sports teams, to attending concerts and other fine arts-related events, to supporting local philanthropic efforts, to cultural activities representing the strong Scandinavian & Finnish ancestries in the area.

Other Staples attractions include Central Lakes Community College, a historic brick train station built in 1909, a municipal airport, a weekly newspaper — Staples WorldThe Vintage Golf Course, an eclectic mix of restaurants and coffee shops, and a variety of retail stores to meet just about anyone’s shopping or gift-giving needs.

To learn more about why this area is a perfect place to work, live, learn and play, visit the Greater Staples Website at: www.greaterstaples.com

Our employees appreciate and enjoy living here for many different reasons:

“The beautiful nights of moonlight on snow. Quiet sunsets on the lake and loons crying into the night. Beauty all around every day.”

“No matter where I am, someone always offers a hand – and this is important since I’m in a wheelchair. Sometimes I’ll have THREE people offer to help me fill my car – even in the snow!”

“This is a friendly community with opportunities to get involved in activities and community planning/development.”

“I enjoy the lifestyle here. It’s rural, yet very accessible to larger areas for shopping, dining, etc.”

For an afternoon outing or weekend getaway, there are many destinations – just a short car ride away – that showcase all the best the Midwest has to offer!

Brainerd Lakes Area ~ 25 miles: www.explorebrainerdlakes.com
Ottertail County ~ 40 miles: http://www.ottertailcountry.com/
Alexandria ~ 60 miles: http://www.alexandriamn.org/
St. Cloud ~ 65 miles: http://www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/Default.aspx
Minneapolis / Saint Paul ~ 120 miles: http://www.minneapolis.org/