By Ray Gildow   Panfish are the most sought-after fish in America and the best time to be fishing for them in the upper Midwest is July and August.  Water temperatures are nice and warm and pan fish go on a feeding binge that will last until the water starts to cool down in September. The best...
Hunters can start planning ahead for the deer season with the release of the 2020 Minnesota Hunting and Trapping regulations handbook, now available on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources deer hunting page at “This season, hunters in general will see more chances...
The Staples Lumberbats town league team competed against the Midway Snurdbirds on July 18, at Pine Grove Park in Staples. Pictured, players making plays in the field and at the bat. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Two Staples golfers finished near the top of the 117th Minnesota Golf Association Amateur Championship held at the Edina Country Club July 13-15. Andrew Israelson placed second and Beck Erholtz was 15th in the three day tournament that started with 155 of the top golfers in the state. Israelson...
Staples-Motley football players practice on the varsity field July 16. Pictured below, players work out in the school weight room. The teams are following state training guidelines by staying in small pods for workouts and not letting the groups mix together. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson...
Runners take off on an interval as members of the Staples-Motley cross country team practice together on July 16. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Scientists tell us that when we look at a bird, we’re seeing a descendant of the dinosaurs, a branch of that evolutionary tree that survived the asteroid or meteor impact with Earth 65 million years ago that doomed the rest. The resemblance seems most evident when we see a songbird without the...
The Staples-Motley Babe Ruth 18U league started their shortened season July 8, with a game against Pillager. Pictured at left, Sam Sauber; above, Nate Nyhus; right, Josh Kossan; below left, Cole Winkels; below right, Payton Bjerga. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Lefty’s Softball Tournament was held at Dower Lake in Staples July 11 and 12. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  


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