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For the great majority of Minnesota students, school-related activities have long been over.  Long, at least, as youth count the passage of time.  Memorial Day, or—at the latest—early June, generally equates to “school’s out” in Minnesota, marking the start of a summer dominated by altogether...
This year the Staples-Motley Community Education tennis program has been going strong again with registrations of kids at every age and skill level. Students have morning practices and one evening match play event per week to get them out on the court to put their lessons into practice in a match-...
A recent uptick in reports of dead loons and test results indicate an impact from West Nile virus (WNV), according to nongame wildlife staff at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Minnesota confirmed WNV as the cause of death in...
In animals, as in humans, there is usually a correlation between numbers and noise. The more individuals that are gathered together, the greater the likelihood that the gathering will be noisy.  My daughter and her visiting boyfriend were pedaling bikes off the beaten path on one of the access...
Babe Ruth 13U catcher Peyton Mithun reaches for the ball for a play at the plate during a game earlier this season. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Playing for North Dakota State Universigy, Andrew Israelson tied for first in the Summit League Men’s Golf Championship this spring. Israelson shot a 72 in the second round and a 74 in the third round, finishing with a 219. At the GCU Invitational in March, Israelson shot a 207 over the 54 holes, the second lowest score in school history. He was also named to The Summit League Academic All-League Team. Israelson is a Finance major with a 3.72 GPA.
By Nick Hunter Minnesota Golf Association nick@mngolf.org   When Andrew Israelson and Parker Reddig met during the quarterfinal round of the Minnesota Golf Association Players’ Championship last season at The Jewel Golf Club, Reddig created some late-round fireworks by carding an eagle on the 17th...
You can often recognize a musky fisherman from a long way off.  You can tell by the size of lures being cast, visible because some can be almost as long as your forearm.  By lure size, and by the slower, more deliberate casting rhythm necessary to heave lures large and heavy enough to cause...
Our sense of time and what its passage means changes a lot as we grow up. As a youngster in the early grades I was sure that summers were endless. I knew better, if for no other reason than when the year ended and our anxiety about whether “we passed” was relieved, we looked ahead and speculated on...

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