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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
232 Park Road
Staples, MN 56479
218-296-1419
cetzler@ci.staples.mn.us

Clerk: Phil Lindaman
122 6th St NE
Staples, MN 56479
218-894-2550
plindaman@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

3,004

Population
Growth Rate

0.09%

Median Age

40

Diversity Index

14.500

Housing & Income

Households

1,232

Total Housing Units

1,486


Owner Occupied

818

Renter Occupied

414

Vacant

254

Median Home Value

$104,665


Average Home Value

$123,871

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.10%


Per Capita Income

1.58%

Income Projection

Median Household

$38,064 $39,696


Average Household

$51,345 $55,711


Per Capita

$21,534 $23,290

Workforce

Total Businesses

167

Total Employed

2,934

Workers 16+

1,345

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

3

Employed

14

Manufacturing

Businesses

11

Employed

255

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

1

Employed

6

Some
High School

63

Graduated
High School

579

Associates
Degree

284

Bachelor's
Degree

358

Graduate
Degree

124

Average Commute Time

20 min.



Resident Commuters

474

Non-Resident Commuters

871

Drive Alone

1,088

Carpooled

124

Public

15

Work At Home

39


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.