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No chronic wasting disease was detected in more than 11,000 precautionary samples from deer that hunters harvested this fall in north-central, central and southeastern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  “This is good news for Minnesota,” said Lou Cornicelli,...
I know there’ve been 5,000 articles written about catching walleye in the winter time, but maybe I can help one angler try something not tried before and if it works, this article is well worth the effort. This fall, like our last few falls, has been warmer than usual until about mid-October when...
Kiera Dumpprope scrambles after a loose ball in the girls basketball game against Holdingford.(Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
When it comes to attracting birds to your backyard, it’s hard to beat an ornamental crabapple tree. Not the kind that a youngster would pilfer sour-tasting fruit from, but tiny crabapples less than an inch or so across that turn a deep red as they wither in late fall and which many birds feed on as...
Spencer Miller and Owen Bjerga both reached the championship match of the Brainerd Paul Bunyan Tournament Dec. 8-9, but both ended up second after close matches. At 132 pounds, Miller lost in overtime in the championship match, falling 6-4. Bjerga was at 145 pounds and stayed close until the final...
Josh Lombard looks like he is about to feed the Cardinal on the wall, but instead he finger rolled the basketball into the hoop for a score against Verndale.
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team put up a lot of three point shots in their first two games, helping them beat Verndale 79-69 on Dec. 5, but a big three pointer against them led to an 85-80 loss to Wadena-Deer Creek on Dec. 8. Against Verndale, two quick threes by Derek Kennedy helped the...
Kaitlyn Smith dribbles past the pressure defense. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
With 34 points in the Dec. 5 game against Crosby-Ironton, Claire Wolhowe achieved the 1,000 point mark for her varsity career. The Staples-Motley girls basketball team had two learning games in which they played well at times but ended up with close losses. They lost to C-I 64-52, then fell 43-38...
Claire Wolhowe has been named by Minnesota Basketball News to the Top 50 Class AA Players list for the 2017-2018 season.  
Recently my wife and I and our Labrador retriever took a walk to enjoy what was predicted to be the warmer and sunnier of the weekend days, that being Saturday. We left the car in a boat launch parking lot at the end of a lake that’s the site of the family cabin. Here the road is close to the lake...
Spencer Miller dumps his opponent on his way to a second place finish at the WDC tournament.  (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley wrestling team got off to an uneven start with three dual matches and a tournament in their first two days of action. On Dec. 1, the Cardinals wrestled in a quad meet at New York Mills, where they beat United Clay Becker 52-16 and lost to NYM 48-30 and to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/...

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