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Gavin Smith steals the ball away from a Park Rapids player.
The Staples Motley boys basketball team suffered a letdown in a conference game on Jan. 12, falling to Pequot Lakes 70-53, but they bounced back with a strong showing in a 66-43 win over Park Rapids on Jan. 14. Andrew Israelson scored the first seven points against Park Rapids. The team’s leading...
The Staples Motley girls basketball team entered into a five game losing streak to start the second half of the season, dropping games to Detroit Lakes 46-34 on Jan. 14 and to Minnewaska 51-36 on Jan. 18. Both games were against quality opponents, but they were also the two lowest scoring games for...
I love fishing the big walleye lakes in the winter.   Lake of the Woods, Red Lake and  Leech Lake are my favorites.   One of the real challenges for fishing these large bodies of water is trying to figure out where to fish. I suggest fishing shallow flats, areas where there is not much structure...
“These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote American Revolutionary War era patriot and author Thomas Paine, in offering encouragement to the Continental Army and colonial militias to persevere in the struggle for American independence.  On a much different level of seriousness, Minnesotans...
One standout item of recent national news is the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon by persons protesting federal government land ownership in the West. They’re demanding that the federal government divvy up this wildlife refuge land among local residents for grazing and...
The Staples Motley girls basketball team played three close games but ended up with three losses, falling to Pequot Lakes 62-49 on Jan. 5, to Fergus Falls 58-52 on Jan. 7, and an overtime loss to Park Rapids, 72-67, on Jan. 11. “We have a very challenging schedule in January and February to get us...
The Staples Motley boys basketball team moved into a tie for first place in the Mid State Conference by beating Detroit Lakes 71-62 on Jan. 8. The Cardinals ran their record to 8-4, as DL, Crosby-Ironton and Staples Motley all have one conference loss. Both teams started the game shooting well,...
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Owen Bjerga runs around his opponent after a takedown attempt in the match against Park Rapids.
The Staples Motley wrestling team stayed right with two tough teams on Jan. 7, losing to Park Rapids 34-31 and to Pequot Lakes/Pine River/Backus 41-28. The Cardinals were short handed because of injuries but still managed to push their opponents to the edge. The Park Rapids match came down to an...
  Three-point baskets seem to be key for the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) girl’s  basketball team’s offense so far this season.  Through 11 games, the Blazers have made 76 long-range shots – nearly double their opponents’ total of 41. CSB is averaging 6.9 three pointers per game, while its...
One of my favorite TV commercials of all time was produced some years ago by Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Minnesota, the health insurance provider. It was a commercial about wellness, and about achieving that state by being active. You know the one. A middle-aged man in a short-sleeved shirt with a...

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