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Chris Etzler of Staples True Value offers a less expensive replacement rod and reel. (Submitted photo)
Looking over the 15 inches of new snow in our yard, it’s time to reflect on last summer and a real fishing misadventure. It was a beautiful cool July morning on Leech Lake with a slight southeasterly breeze. A perfect morning for catching a few walleye. I was fishing with two of my favorite people...
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team suffered two losses in a row, 76-53 against Breckenridge on Dec. 13 and 74-43 against Bemidji on Dec. 17. The Cardinals fell to 1-3 on the year. Against Breckenridge, Mason Rychner led the team with 15 points. Max Giza and Josh Lombard added 11 each and Jack...
Amber Robben beats the Pillager defense down the floor for a basket. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team kept a comfortable lead for most of the game in a 77-60 win over Pillager on Dec. 13, improving their record to 4-1. Claire Wolhowe led the team with 23 points, while Kelsie Wiete scored 18. Ashley Smith and Sam Schimpp scored 10 each.Other scorers were...
  Alex Erpelding and Spencer Miller won individual titles and Eric Lisson placed second to lead the Staples-Motley wrestling team to a third place finish at the Big Bear tournament at Cass Lake-Bena Dec. 16-17. Coach Dave Anglin said this tournament is one of the toughest in the state, with around...
Upcoming events at Minnesota state parks and trails provide many ways to get out and enjoy winter. Starting Dec. 31: Candlelight Events  Few views soothe the soul like candlelight flickering on snow. Dozens of candlelight events, some of which draw crowds of more than 1,000 people, will take place...
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team picked up their third win of the season, beating Crosby-Ironton 57-34 on Dec. 6, but then had their first loss, falling to Osakis 73-48 on Dec. 8. The Cardinals limited C-I to six offensive rebounds. “That was one of our goals,” said Coach Craig Wolhowe. “...
The Staples-Motley wrestling team had two champions at the Paul Bunyan tournament in Brainerd on Dec. 9-10. Owen Bjerga won the 132 pound title and Alex Erpelding won at 182 pounds. Erpelding scored two pins in his first two rounds, then won 6-1 in the final. Bjerga had two close matches to start...
Derek Kennedy glides in for a layup.
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team went 1-1 in their first two games of the season. They suffered cold shooting in a 62-55 to Verndale on Dec. 6, then started clicking in the second half of a 69-35 win over Wadena-Deer Creek. At Verndale, Trey Skeesick had a good start but then sat much of the...
Ice thick enough for fishing may be on the wish lists of many anglers heading into the holiday season, but there is another present anglers can give themselves that makes fishing better all around the state – a walleye stamp. “Walleye stamps can be purchased any time of the year, even if you...
The choices for today’s modern angler give him/her the flexibility to outfit themselves with equipment that match their style of ice fishing. (Submitted photo)
The cold weather has finally hit and the balmy, easy-going Fall has been replaced with a dose of reality ! We are now looking forward to the ice fishing season and from the look of the extended forecast, ice is on the way. As we make the change from the Fall hunting seasons, early December is the...

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