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Colton Paskewitz, a junior on the University of Northwestern St. Paul football team, claimed the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Academia All- Conference honors. Student-athletes must hav at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA to make the list. The Northwestern Eagles team finished 6-4 this season.
I may someday eat these words, but I’ve said more than once that I wouldn’t want to live where I won’t experience a real winter. Like a Minnesota winter.  I’m not a fan of sub-20’s-below zero temperatures, or white-knuckle driving when freezing drizzle or vehicle-compressed snow turn roadways to...
Deer Herd I live in the north central part of the state and even though we have had a very cold winter in general, the lack of snow seems to have benefited the deer herd. The deer that I have been watching and filming seem to be in really good shape. Usually getting through January and February...
Kaila Erbe gets fouled going to the basket against Detroit Lakes. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team had an off game in a 60-29 loss to Aitkin on Feb. 15, but played better in a 67-53 loss to Detroit Lakes on Feb. 16. “In Aitkin we didn’t come out ready to play,” said Coach Craig Wolhowe. “We got behind big and it stayed that way. With 22 turnovers and...
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Staples-Motley wrestlers Braden Tyrrell, left, and Jasiah Paskewitz earn successful takedowns during the section team tournament loss on Feb. 13.  The Cardinals will wrestle at the individual section meet on Satuday, Feb. 24 at Pelican Rapids. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team slipped a little defensively in an 89-76 loss to Pillager on Feb. 13, but came back to play well in a 55-56 loss to Osakis on Feb. 16. It was the team’s sixth loss that came down to the final few baskets. Against Pillager, the Cardinals gave up 50 points in...
With a growing economy and high consumer confidence the watercraft industry is expecting a booming boat show season. The National Marine Manufacturers Association is predicting a six percent growth in sales of new powerboats in 2018. This includes boats of all types, pontoons and motors.  Florida...
Thursday Twilight League Bowling Wadena Lanes   Feb. 15, 2018 1. Ted and Gen’s 14-6 2. Staples Vet Clinic 13-7 3. Mason Bros. 11.5-8.5 4. Lefty’s 10-10 5. Spectrum Marketing 8.5-11.5 6. Ghost Team 3-17   High Team Series-  Staples Vet. Clinic 1,621 High Team Game-  Staples Vet Clinic   578    High...
Kiera Dumpprope made a key basket in the closing seconds to help the Staples-Motley girls basketball team win their second game of the season. They beat Pillager 43-41 on Feb. 10. “It was nice to get a win,” said Coach Craig Wolhowe.  It was a low scoring game in the first half, as the Cardinals...
The Staples-Motley wrestling team nearly pulled off an upset in the playoffs, falling by six to Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 39-33 on Feb. 13. The Cardinals got pins by Jasiah Paskewitz, Owen Bjerga, James Ehresman, Isaac Swendsrud and Braden Tyrrell, plus a technical fall by Spencer...

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