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The expression in the title above has almost certainly been overworked.  I’m sure I’ve “worked it” myself more than once.  But that’s because it’s so fitting and so true.  For some it’s a complaint that at this season there are too many pressing chores; keeping up with falling leaves, last-minute...
With nearly 500,000 firearms deer hunters in the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages hunters to purchase their licenses early to avoid long lines and any potential system issues associated with the high sales volume.  The 2017 Minnesota firearms deer season begins a half...
The Staples-Motley football team outgained Wadena-Deer Creek on Oct. 13, but didn’t match them on the scoreboard, falling 37-19. The Cardinals gained 319 yards, compared to 308 for W-DC. But three turnovers hurt the team, as did going one for nine on third down conversions. Chase Davis caught seven...
The Staples-Motley girls swimming and diving team switched up their lineups for a meet against Detroit Lakes on Oct. 12, then got their first taste of their new tougher section at the True Team meet on Oct. 14. “We decided it was time to switch things up and swim events they don’t normally swim, so...
As the Staples-Motley volleyball team lines up before the game, the students get ready to haunt the opponents. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
The Staples-Motley cross country had two Mid State Conference champions as Kira Sweeney and Emmet Anderson easily outpaced the competition. Sweeney won the girls race in 21:12 over a tough course that followed cross-country ski trails. The girls also had the second and third place finishers in...
Anna Willgohs
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team lost in the first round of the Section 8A tournament, falling 4-3 to Park Rapids on Oct. 12.  But they came back in the individual tournament, as Kelsi Peterson won three matches to place third in singles, and the doubles team of Claire Wolhowe and Anna Willgohs...
Alex Davis rises up for a spike.
The Staples-Motley volleyball team is looking for more consistency as they play against good competition. The Cardinals lost three matches in straight sets, where they were very close in the first set, but dropped one of the next two by a wide margin. Coach Gretchen Bestland said the team is trying...
Autumn Nelsen rises out of the water during the butterfly race against DL.
The Staples-Motley girls swimming team hosted a powerful Detroit Lakes team on Oct. 3, and performed well with many fastest times of the season. “The girls were having fun, and a lot of improvement took place, expecially for this point in the season,” said Coach Amanda Olson. Team results The 200...
The Staples-Motley girls team had the top three finishers at the Sauk Centre Invitational on Oct. 3, and the boys team continued their hot season, winning their second consecutive meet. For the girls, Kira Sweeney was way out in front for a clear win, but Addison Lorber and Ashley Robben had some...

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