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There are a handful of expressions that, though politically incorrect, are sometimes used to describe a person whose mental stability is – shall we say – uncertain. Cuckoo, cracked, batty and several others come to mind. Another that’s equally familiar is “loony,” a term especially resonant here in...
August by most measures is still what we would call high summer. But it’s an ambiguous month, a pivotal time when the transition from the season of growth and new life to the season of maturity and harvest begins. A drive through rural Minnesota will reveal hay bales already scattered across farm...
Employees from National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) and Lakewood Health System squared off in a friendly softball game on Aug. 1 at the Dower Lake fields. NJPA won the game 7-5, and it was reported that both teams displayed a surprising amount of talent at bat and in the field. The matchup was...
More photos from the Staples-Motley Little League Championship game on July 26. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
It may be true, as English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson penned, that “In spring a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love.” But it’s similarly true that in August the fancy of many, myself included, turns to thoughts of fall and the arrival of the hunting seasons.  Of course, there are still...
Logan Robben at the bat, with Dillon Robben as catcher.
“It was a great summer for the Staples-Motley Youth Baseball,” according to Kevin Roline, Staples-Motley Community Education Coordinator. The Staples-Motley Summer Recreation program held their Little League championships July 26. The Little League Champions were Staples Ace Hardware, over the...
Jack Benson and Jack Adamietz of Wadena County 4H qualified for National 4H Shooting Sports in Grand Island, Nebraska, June 26-30. They participated on the Hunting Skills Team. This team competes in 3-D archery, sporting clays, and three position 22 rifle. They complete written testing in ethics,...
A great way to locate fish in midsummer is to find crayfish. Just about every kind of fish likes to chew on crayfish, especially young crayfish before they get too big and their outside skeleton gets too hard. Bass, walleye, pike and even big panfish like to munch down crayfish.  Crayfish are...
As 2016 ended and 2017 began, I – like some others who write about the outdoors – took a wait-and-see attitude on how policies under a new president might impact fishing, hunting, outdoor recreation and the environment in general. I recall writing of a first-family member’s involvement in back-...
As wondrous as Nature is, some of its processes become so familiar that we begin to take them for granted. Some species of birds migrate thousands of miles from where they’re born to where they spend the winter. Worm-like caterpillars transform miraculously into the most strikingly beautiful...

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