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I’ve had a long interest in cougars, or as they are often called, mountain lion or puma. These animals can reach a total length of five to nine feet, including two to three feet of tail and can weigh from 100 to 200 pounds. They’ve been found to live as long as 12 years. They can jump up to 20 feet...
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team has eight seniors leading them into the team’s first game on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Wadena-Deer Creek. Pictured, front row from left, Amber Robben, Chelsea Nanik, Ashley Smith and Jenna Trantina. Back row, Lexi Johnson, Sam Schimpp, Kaitlin Longworth and...
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team held their first official practice Nov. 14, with boys basketball and wrestling practices set to begin Nov. 21. Pictured, the girls run through some defensive positioning drills at a practice. The girls will play their first game Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Wadena-...
Local trappers are reminded that the pelt of each bobcat, fisher, pine marten and otter, the carcass of each bobcat and the head of each pine marten and fisher taken must be presented, by the person taking it, to a DNR registration station before the pelt is sold or removed from the state. No more...
The Staples-Motley/Verndale swim team had some of their best races of the season at the Section 8A meet Nov. 11-12, as the team had two individuals and two relay teams in the top eight. Lili Schneider placed 6th in the 100 meter breaststroke, Emily Veronen eighth in the 100 backstroke and Autumn...
The Central Lakes College football team celebrates their undefeated season that finished with the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) championship. They are currently ranked sixth in the nation and are awaiting postseason schedules. (Submitted photo)
The Central Lakes College Raiders football team won the MCAC Conference title, and the volleyball team won the Region 13B title in the same weekend, Nov. 5-6. Here’s a closer look at both of those games: Raiders Volleyball (21-11) The Raiders volleyball team used their home court advantage to sweep...
Wadena Lanes   November 3, 2016 Staples Vet Clinic 25-11 Spectrum Marketing 23-13 Lefty’s 20-16 Ted and Gen’s 18-18 Mason Bros. 16-20 Ghost Team   6-30 High Team Series-  Spectrum Marketing 1,586 High Team Game-  Staples Vet Clinic   551     High Ind. Series/  high games Marge Harrison 566 215-185...
Staples-Motley youth wrestling will hold a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Staples-Motley High School cafeteria The meeting is for Pre-K through 5th graders, who are interested in participating in the S-M youth wrestling program a long with their parents. Registration will take place at...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team lost in the opening round of the Section 8AA playoffs on Oct. 27, falling to Park Rapids 6-25, 13-25, 13-25. Despite finishing with a 5-22 record this season, the Cardinals showed improvement throughout the season and had some competitive matches against quality...

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