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Dominick Carlson takes aim at the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s State Tournament at Prior Lake on June 22. (Photo by Bill Johnson/Picture Day Pro)  
After winning the Division II college national long jump championship, Staples native Brian Huber competed against the pros at the United States Track and Field Outdoor National Championships on June 24. The Minnesota State University Moorhead senior finished 15th in the meet, held at Drake...
The Staples-Motley/Verndale singles tennis tournament was a smash hit on June 30. Sixteen singles players participated with two matches guaranteed for each. The SMV Tennis Boosters want to thank everyone who participated - players, family support groups, coaches, volunteers and sponsors. SMV Tennis...
 A lot of really great points played out in the first tournament of the summer season at Summer Slam 2018 on June 30. After four matches, the 16-player bracket whittled down to these two. Rose Han (1st place, left) and Lauren Rutten (runner up, center) were presented with their trophies by Jacque...
A request for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a private school house was denied by the Todd County Commissioners at their regular meeting June 19. The request was made by Ammon C. Herschberger to establish the Pine View School on a parcel which is owned by Daniel and Susie Swartzentruber. The...
On election night in November of 2008, those who fish, hunt and value the out-of-doors had reason to rejoice. The long-sought goal of a constitutional amendment to fund conservation efforts had been approved by Minnesota voters. This constitutional amendment – officially called the Clean Water,...
Summer tennis is in full swing with students of all ages enjoying everything from basic drills to learning more advanced skills. Above one of the younger groups practicing their stance and swing techniques. In addition to the lessons through community education, the Staples-Motley Verndale Tennis...
 Team photo, above right, members of the Staples-Motley Babe Ruth baseball team: Elijah Kossan, bat boy; first row, left to right: Sam Sauber, Tanner Robben, Cade Schmidt, Payton Bjerga, Josh Kossan, Hunter Martin, Coach Greg Kossan. Back: Assist. Coach Jeff Halverson, Assist. Coach Mike Schmidt,...
As we progress into this goofy early summer, my fishing has been very inconsistent as the weather and late ice out has put things very much behind. Some species are active and others are no-shows. When things get tough I break out my secret weapon…the venerable jig and sucker minnow. Here is a...
It is only appropriate that the photo accompanying this article of Dave Genz was taken in late spring when the ice was still thick. He is, after all, known worldwide as “Mr. Ice Fishing.” But there is far more to this man than just ice fishing.  He is one of the most passionate anglers I have ever...

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