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As I make my way through the North Country, I can’t help but see the effect of our very cold temperatures and unusual heavy snowfalls on our wildlife. This very difficult winter has been a strain on fish as well as game. Here are some thoughts as we head into the month of March. 1.)  Angling There...
Nikki Paskewitz was named the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week on March 4. The Staples-Motley alum plays for the University of Northwestern (St. Paul). Paskewitz went 4-0 in weekend action, dropping just seven total games in singles play. She won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1...
Still waiting for the snow to melt, members of the Staples-Motley track and field team did some pre-season strength training in the school hallways on March 6. From front to back, Hunter Klimek, Isaac Christoffersen, Jack Tyrrell, Ben Bartczak and Bentley Christensen.(Staples World photo by Mark...
Brayden Christensen, still recovering from a wrestling injury, found a way to get in a pre-season baseball workout. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Local wildlife managers across the state are inviting the public to come to open-house meetings to ask their deer questions and learn about the state’s most popular mammal. Meetings in this area include: o March 19 - 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sauk Rapids Area DNR Office 1035 South Benton Drive; o March 20 -...
As much as we may complain about the extremes of Minnesota winter weather, the impact of cold and deepening snow is more an inconvenience than a threat. County and MnDOT plows dependably open our roads after a snowfall, so we’re able to get where we need to go. A Minnesota garage is as likely to...
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team put a season of learning together to win their final regular season game, 44-43 at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on March 4, as Izaiah DeMars made the game winning shot with three seconds left. The Cardinals then lost in the first round of the Section 8AA playoffs...
Local wildlife managers across the state are inviting the public to come to open-house meetings to ask their deer questions and learn about the state’s most popular mammal. Meetings in this area include: o March 19 - 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sauk Rapids Area DNR Office 1035 South Benton Drive; o March 20 -...
When the snow doesn’t stop and the cold wind blows right through a man’s face is when the tough go to Florida. Ok, I know this is not an option for most people, but I have been lucky enough the past few years to take a break and go to Florida for the month of February. This year the timing couldn’t...
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team fell in the first round of the playoffs, 45-34 at Barnesville on Feb. 28. “Defensively we had one of our best games since early in the season,” said Coach Brian Smith. “We are playing a new defense and everyone has worked hard the last few weeks to get it in...

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