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The New York Times may not be the first publication you think of as a source for Nature news. But some of Nature’s wonders are so attention-grabbing that even a cosmopolitan news outlet can’t ignore them. Take the sandhill crane, for instance. Each spring nearly one half million of them follow the...
The Staples-Motley boys basketball banquet will be held Sunday, April 2, starting at 4 p.m. at Twisted Sisters in Staples. RSVP by calling Lisa Giza at 218-821-7953.  
Henning alumni basketball players and area all-stars are participating in Hoops for Hope, a fundraising event to benefit local children who are facing a life-threatening medical situation. Forty-five men and women basketball players and coaches representing 20 communities will compete Saturday,...
Staples-Motley athletes took to the fields on March 20 for their first spring practice. Track runners return from a run; baseball players practice throwing technique and base-stealing moves;  softball players scoop up their first ground balls while practicing in the gym. (Staples World photos by...
Claire Wolhowe was named the Mid State Conference Most Valuable Player in girls basketball, as she, Kelsie Weite and Amber Robben were named to the all conference team. Chelsea Nanik and Sam Schimpp were named to the honorable mention all conference team. Led by those five, Staples-Motley finished...
I recently was asked to be the keynote speaker at an annual legislative event in St. Paul and frankly, I was nervous on this one. I have been an active public speaker for decades but this one made me very nervous. My anxiety was caused by the current state of affairs in the outdoor community and it...
Citizens interested in commenting on Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) strategies for managing Brainerd area lakes and streams have until Friday, March 24, to ask questions or submit comments. Management plans describe the past, present and desired future conditions of the fishery and...
Millennial brothers who do love to fish - Travis, left and Trevor Wentworth, of the Staples area. (Ray Gildow photo)
I have been giving a lot of thought to an issue that has emerged across America. Who will take an interest in the outdoors when the current generations are gone?  Writers like to place people in categories to look at trends, values, and interests. We have the Greatest Generation, those born from...
“Timing is everything,” or so we’re often told. That pearl of wisdom is sometimes no less true for wild creatures than it is for humans.  With the first week of March came temperatures soaring into the 50’s in northern Minnesota, tempting one to leave the jacket on its hook when going out for the...
Staples-Motley High School senior Kelsie Weite has been signed to play basketball at the University of Jamestown, N.D., beginning the fall of 2017. Weite is a member of the SM Cardinal Varsity Girls Basketball team. Weite, pictured center, officially signed at the high school on Feb. 24. Also...

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