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)  
It is probably just as unfair to profile a politician as it is to profile a private citizen. Profiling, as we know, is making judgments about people based on appearances; their heritage, their education, where they’re from, or even the way they dress, or speak. But, risky and of unfair as it may be...
Above, Alex Giza drives through the Aitkin zone. Right, Sivert Klefsaas tips a pass on defense. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team came close to a conference win but they lost a second half lead to fall 55-62 against Aitkin on Jan. 24. The Cardinals also lost to Browerville 62-33 on Jan. 22. Against Aitkin, the Cardinals led by nine early, as hot shooting by Isaac Christoffersen and...
As we head into the midsection of our winter angling, things have changed dramatically, especially in regard to ice conditions.  Now anglers are driving vehicles around most central Minnesota lakes and because of this activity, the walleyes as well as crappies have adjusted their patterns. Noise is...
Haley Cichos (4) and Kaila Erbe (2) run at a North Branch player to force her to get rid of the ball quickly. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team missed a long shot at the buzzer to fall 54-53 to North Branch on Jan. 22, then had trouble stopping Park Rapids in an 83-55 loss on Jan. 25. “We are still learning and growing as players and teammates and this game showed us a few things we need to get...
Jenna Dvorak slips past the LPGE defense to get to the basket while Kaila Erbe boxes out. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team came out on top in a hard fought game against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Jan. 18, winning 50-41. The Cardinals did not shoot well to start the game, but they kept driving to the basket and were rewarded with free throws. Their final eight points in the first...
Izaiah DeMars gets off a shot over the Pine River defense. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Due to injuries and absencs. the Staples-Motley boys basketball team was down to just eight players for their game against Pine River-Backus on Jan. 17, as one starter turned his ankle during warmups.  “Despite this, our guys gave a great effort against a very skilled and well coached team,” said...
Emmitt Winter of Staples diplays a Northern almost as tall as he is. He was ice house fishing with his grandpas and dad on a cold Jan. 18, at an undisclosed spot. The fish weighed 9-1/4 lbs. and was 34 inches long. (Submitted photo)  


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