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Stowe Prairie Township


Welcome to Staples

The town of Staples is a thriving regional center of business, arts and culture, and education. Home to Central Lakes College, the town has a strong educational foundation, as well as a business community that includes retail and manufacturing establishments, including Lakewood Health System, 3M’s Fabrication Services Plant, Stern Manufacturing and the new Timberlake Hotel - Convention Center.

City Website


Mayor: Chris Etzler
122 6th St NE
Staples, MN 56479
218-296-1419
cetzler@ci.staples.mn.us

Clerk: Diane Archer
122 6th St NE
Staples, MN 56479
218-894-2550
darcher@ci.staples.mn.us

Administrator: Jerel Nelsen
122 6th St NE
Staples, MN 56479
218-894-2550
jnelsen@ci.staples.mn.us


*City Council Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Staples Government Center, Staples, MN 56479
* Construction and Utilities Permits for within the City of Staples can be picked up at the Staples Government center.
* Elections are held at the Staples Community Center, 425 4th St NE, Staples, MN 56479
 

Documents/Forms:
City Parcel Map


Staples, MN

Population

Total Population

3,020

Population
Growth Rate

0.16%

Median Age

40

Diversity Index

14.500

Housing & Income

Households

1,243

Total Housing Units

1,501


Owner Occupied

822

Renter Occupied

421

Vacant

258

Median Home Value

$97,350


Average Home Value

$118,856

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.21%


Per Capita Income

2.08%

Income Projection

Median Household

$38,292 $41,080


Average Household

$53,128 $58,737


Per Capita

$21,900 $24,276

Workforce

Total Businesses

170

Total Employed

2,974

Workers 16+

1,315

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

1

Employed

1

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

4

Employed

17

Manufacturing

Businesses

11

Employed

255

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

2

Employed

15

Some
High School

140

Graduated
High School

587

Associates
Degree

256

Bachelor's
Degree

352

Graduate
Degree

91

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

485

Non-Resident Commuters

812

Drive Alone

1,104

Carpooled

130

Public

3

Work At Home

13


Fast Fact Image

Todd County was created on February 20, 1885 (Organized in 1873) from Cass County.  The county was named in honor of John Blair Smith Todd, commander of Fort Ripley (1849-56); general in the Civil War; delegate in Congress from Dakota Territory, 1861 and 1863-65; governor of Dakota Territory, 1869-71.