If your summer travels happen to take you to one or more of Minnesota’s popular resort areas, sooner or later you’ll come across souvenirs celebrating Minnesota’s state bird. Not the loon, to be clear; that’s the official state bird. Our unofficial state bird – which you’ll see on tee-shirts,...
Staples-Motley fall sports athletes held their first official practices on August 13, with the girls swim team, football, volleyball, girls tennis and cross country all going through their drills. The tennis team will see the first competitive action with a tournament at Osakis on Monday, Aug. 20,...
If your fast food habits occasionally include French fries at McDonald’s, then you have indirectly been a party to a skirmish that appears to have ended in an unexpected retreat. It was recently announced that a regional power in corporate potato production, North Dakota-based R.D. Offutt, Inc.,...
The Staples-Motley Community Education Summer Recreation program’s Minor League players, for boys and girls grades 3-4, batted against a pitching machine and played out the hit balls. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Lauren Rutten and Jenna Dvorak - 1st place
The Staples-Motley Verndale Tennis Boosters held their 1st annual Tie-Dye Doubles Tennis Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 4, in Staples.  Players were encouraged to double up and wear tie-dye if possible for a fun event getting area players some extra tournament play and practice leading up to the fall...
Staples-Motley Summer Recreation held the Little League Championship on July 24, with Motley Dairy Queen facing Staples Ace Hardware. Pictured above and below, scenes from the game. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced the results of its 2018 spring breeding duck survey. It found that overall duck numbers were up 9% from 2017, 14% above the average over the last 10 years, and 12% above the long-term average over the last 50 years.  Over a 2-...
Tower Pizza faced STEP in the Little League third place game on July 25. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
The Staples-Motley Babe Ruth baseball team played three competitive games at the state tournament. They won one of the three, but showed they can play with the best teams in the state. Coach Greg Kossan had the following to say about the tournament: “After disappointing play in the district...
The Staples-Motley T-Ball league has been playing on Wednesday nights during the summer. Pictured, players bat, catch and throw as they enjoy learning the sport of baseball. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  


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