Staples-Motley seniors awarded Dollars For Scholars scholarships for higher education at the Hoop Shoot held at the Cardinal basketball games in  February. Left: Scout Strickland, Andrew Bates and Evan Nanik; right: Kiarra Storry and Chastity Runge. (Submitted photos)  
The temperature was above zero for a change on Feb. 5, inspiring young people to get outside and play after school. Pictured along 5th St. NE in Staples are, from left, Maxx Carlson, 7; Gabe Kroll, 10; Beau Carlson, 9; and Jack Carlson, 12, all of Staples. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)  
If you asked a stranger on the street what a “winter severity index” might measure, the answers could be pretty creative. Perhaps it would measure the number of Minnesota schools that close for a snow or extreme cold event. Or the number of roadside assistance calls for tows and jump-starts during...
Axel Mertens works for a takedown at the Staples-Motley youth wrestling tournament Jan. 22.  
Payton Bjerga turns an opponent for a near fall during the Walker-Hackensack-Akely tournament Feb. 2. (Submitted photos)
The Staples-Motley wrestling team is still not at full strength, but they had two champions as the team placed fifth in the Walker-Hackensack-Akely Invitaitonal Feb. 2. Blayne Dumpprope was one of the wrestlers who had been out earlier in the year, but he is back with a powerful performance to win...
Trevor Wentworth shows a smallmouth bass. (Submitted photo)
Trevor Wentworth, of rural Staples, grew up as a river rat on the Crow Wing River on the north edge of town. Fishing and hunting were his passions as a young boy and he was often joined, as he still is, by his dad and older brother. He always dreamed of getting into an occupation that had something...
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team took back to back long road trips after cold weather cancellations, which may have been a factor in two losses, falling 61-44 at Thief River Falls on Feb. 1 and at Bagley on Feb. 2, 73-58. Team results Staples-Motley 44, Thief River Falls 61 Scoring: Sivert...
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team played back to back games after cold weather cancellations, but ended up with two losses, falling to Detroit Lakes 70-52 at home and losing to Perham in the Heart O Lakes Showcase 60-35. The team started well against Detroit Lakes, takin an early 11-9 lead,...
At the Staples-Motley youth wrestling tournament Jan. 22, 300 kids from around the state came to compete. Pictured right, Gage Bjerga picks up his opponent. Below, Steven Petrich approaches a pin. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Sivert Klefsaas tips a pass on defense. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  


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