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I am so ready to cast a line and feel the tug of a walleye, I can hardly wait for opener. This anticipation and excitement for open water fishing may have something to do with a hopefully soon forgotten polar vortex, and the record February snowfall.  Throw in an April blizzard and a few snowbanks...
The Staples-Motley boys and girls track and field teams both had multiple winners as the teams placed first in the Long Prairie Invitational on April 23.  The girls had two winning relays, while Kyanna Burton won both long distance races with Ashley Robben second in the 3,200, Tabetha Allen won...
Pictured, Amber Longworth makes a throw after scooping up a ground ball at third base for the Staples-Motley softball team while the pitcher ducks to give her a lane to throw. The Cardinals lost to Aitkin 12-1 and 7-6 on April 25. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Adam Oberlander chips onto the green during the Cardinal Invite on April 27. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Staples-Motley School District hosted the Area 5 Special Olympics basketball tournament April 17. Pictured above are SM athletes and unified partners. Front row, from left, Max Strickland, Maykayla Lambert, Torii Nienow, Logan Paklonsky, Sam Olsen, Austin Heifort. Back row: Conner Heifort, Ariana Imgrund, Mackenna Bjerga, Scout Strickland, Tyler Plattner, James Vold, Cole Greenwaldt, Rebecca Oberlander, Adam Oberlander, Sarah Nanik, Bryant Peterson. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Sixteen delegations participated at the Area 5 Special Olympics basketball event at Staples-Motley High School April 17. There were a total of 177 athletes, 95 coaches, 58 unified partners and 57 Cardinal volunteers who participated. The delegations represented Aitkin, Brainerd Lakers, Brainerd...
As we head into the waning days of April, our thoughts turn to the fishing opener just weeks away. The ice has left our lakes earlier than anticipated, meaning most of our deep, clear lakes of the north will be ice-free as will the western and southern, shallower lakes. Here are some thoughts on...
Kiera Dumpprope carries the baton in the winning 4x800 meter relay, as her teammates and Coach Bruce Fuhrman check the split of her first lap. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley track and field teams racked up a lot of high places in the distance events at the Park Rapids Invitational on April 16 and the Foley Invitational on April 18. For the girls, Kyanna Burton won two of her three individual events at the two meets and the 4x800 relay of Addison...
Tom Danculovich of Staples caught this seven-foot swordfish while on vacation recently in Cancun, Mexico. “He’s out there swimming,” Danculovich said of the giant fish, which he opted to throw back in the water rather than having it mounted and shipped back home. (Submitted photo)
“What an experience,” Tom Danculovich said of fishing off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, and catching a seven-foot swordfish. The Staples man, 73, said his wife, Diane, encouraged him to take part in a fishing excursion while they were on a recent vacation. He vacillated about it for three hours, but...
The Staples-Motley baseball team had a win, a loss and one undecided game in their first week of competition. The Cardinals Beat Detroit Lakes 10-3 in their first game on April 16, behind the pitching of Ben Olander, pictured above at Pine Grove Park Field, where they played because the varsity...
Few photos of John Donaldson exist, but a 39 second film clip has been found and is the subject of the upcoming movie, “39 Seconds.” Researcher Peter Gorton will talk about the player and the movie on Sunday, April 28, at the Staples Depot, starting at 1 p.m.
A Staples native will report on his efforts to get a black baseball player enshrined in baseball’s National Hall of Fame, at the annual meeting of the Old Wadena Society on Sunday, April 28. The Old Wadena Society meeting will be held at 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Historic Northern Pacific Depot in...

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