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From the 1988 Staples World: As the snowfall got heavier, the Cardinal offense breaks from the huddle, starting a 99 yard scoring drive against Totino Grace in the state semifinal. The Cardinals didn’t let the snow slow them, scoring on a touchdown pass on their first play from scrimmage, and the...
Staples-Motley softball players had some fun working out in the gymnasium during the first week of practice, as there is still a couple feet of snow covering their playing field. The track and field team also started practices, but also had to find alternative workout spaces, such as running the...
What a difference a little time and distance make. The weather, a favorite topic of Minnesotans, has continued to dominate news and conversation as we’ve reached the midpoint of March and are moving on toward April. The past week brought snow-melting temperatures and more than an inch of rain to a...
Bob Peterson was a record-setting sprinter at Staples High School, and also was a star on some high level football, basketball and baseball teams. He will be among the first class to be inducted in the Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame ceremony will be Friday, April 5, at...
On Sunday, after shoveling my own driveway for two hours, I walked over to a neighbor’s house. I was concerned because he hasn’t shoveled out for weeks, except for a small strip  on the sidewalk so the mail carrier could deliver. There was no need for concern on my part.  I was greeted at the front...
As I make my way through the North Country, I can’t help but see the effect of our very cold temperatures and unusual heavy snowfalls on our wildlife. This very difficult winter has been a strain on fish as well as game. Here are some thoughts as we head into the month of March. 1.)  Angling There...
Nikki Paskewitz was named the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week on March 4. The Staples-Motley alum plays for the University of Northwestern (St. Paul). Paskewitz went 4-0 in weekend action, dropping just seven total games in singles play. She won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1...
Still waiting for the snow to melt, members of the Staples-Motley track and field team did some pre-season strength training in the school hallways on March 6. From front to back, Hunter Klimek, Isaac Christoffersen, Jack Tyrrell, Ben Bartczak and Bentley Christensen.(Staples World photo by Mark...
Brayden Christensen, still recovering from a wrestling injury, found a way to get in a pre-season baseball workout. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Local wildlife managers across the state are inviting the public to come to open-house meetings to ask their deer questions and learn about the state’s most popular mammal. Meetings in this area include: o March 19 - 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sauk Rapids Area DNR Office 1035 South Benton Drive; o March 20 -...

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