Opinion

        We can build health and community with beans By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   When I tell people that the Staples area is one of the largest edible bean producers in the country, they are amazed.  It started when Central Lakes College started doing dry beans experiments. They found that...
Since the Lakewood Walk with a Doc program started over a year ago, my wife Marcia and I have done this. We both feel that this is very enjoyable and very rewarding for us. The thing is that we feel that more people should take advantage of this. Everyone here walks at their own pace, there are...
Staples-Motley teams are the Cardinals. Even though it is somewhat common, I believe it is the most distinctive team nickname in the state. I’ve never heard the story of how the nickname Cardinals was chosen, if anyone knows, tell us about it. I used a list of boys basketball teams to look up the...
Farmer’s per pound share of Thanksgiving turkey: 6¢ Submitted by Minnesota Farmers Union   The farmer’s share of the cost of the turkey that is the centerpiece of many Thanksgiving feasts is six cents per pound, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is the same as last...
Safe, caring Staples-Motley Community   We chose to teach, coach and raise our family in rural communities where they can be safe and participate in school activities. We found one that had wonderful students who enjoyed sports, music and drama. Our son and daughter-in-law have chosen to follow...
The Staples-Motley Volleyball team held its annual ‘Dig Pink’ night Oct. 3, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Night. Each year, the team picks a community cancer survivor to honor, and this year’s honoree was Melanie Bestland of Staples. In addition, Lakewood Health System sponsored the night, purchasing ‘Dig PInk’ T-shirts for both teams (Staples-Motley and Pillager), as well as coaches and referees. Lakewood’s oncology team was in attendance as well. Pictured in lower photo are members of the Card
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   All of the Staples-Motley fall sports have had winning seasons, creating a buzz around town as they head into the postseason. No matter what happens in the playoffs, this has been an amazingly successful year to watch Cardinal sports. Every team has senior leaders...
Railroad Days energy is back   I have been attending Railroad Days since 2006, and over that span of time, I have seen the event have many different looks and levels of success. Maybe I had one too many root beer floats at the SPARKS stand, but Railroad Days seemed different this year. There was a...
SWCD can help manage invasive species Submitted by Todd County SWCD   Whether you are riding out on a boat on Lake Osakis or driving out in the country you may have unfortunately come across invasive species such as zebra mussels or buckthorn. What are invasive species you may ask? Invasive...
SWCD can help manage invasive species Submitted by Todd County SWCD   Whether you are riding out on a boat on Lake Osakis or driving out in the country you may have unfortunately come across invasive species such as zebra mussels or buckthorn. What are invasive species you may ask? Invasive...
The Staples-Motley tennis team had a positive outcome against one of their section rivals, winning 5-2 against Roseau on Sept. 8. The Cardinals had three wins in singles and two in doubles. The doubles team of Kenzie Erickson and Heidi Zimmerman won handily, 6-1, 6-3, at number two doubles, while...

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