Attendees of the recent Fall Festival at Motley Free Methodist
A photo of a Bobblehead of John Donaldson was seen recently on
Sacred Heart Area School held a school wide remembrance for th
Motley firefighters Bryan Stevens  (left) and Nick Dille (center) packed up and made preparations at the fire hall Sept. 14, the evening before departing for Oregon to help battle the wildfires across the state. They are pictured with Motley Fire Chief Brad Olson (right); and Stevens’ children who stopped by to offer their dad some support and a few hugs along the way. The Stevens children, from left, are Ben, eight; Gavin, 11; Brynn, seven; and Kallyn, four. Dille’s sons, Easton, five, and Lonny (Bubba), t
Staples native Peter Gorton, now of Minneapolis, is pictured being interviewed at the dedication of the new John Donaldson baseball field in Glasgow, Mo. The field is named after Donaldson, a Missouri native and baseball great who pitched in 130 Minnesota cities and towns from 1911 to the 1920s and was described in at least one newspaper as “the greatest colored baseball player of today and of all time.” Sadly, he and his career had been all but forgotten.  Since 2002, Peter Gorton has been on a mission to
The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation (SMACF) announced the 2020 grant round. The SMACF is a Partner Fund of the Initiative Foundation, established with the mission to develop and strengthen community resources and to enhance the quality of life of individuals, families and organizations in...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   After a train stopped traffic in Staples for 20 minutes, the Staples City Council talked about putting up signs to reroute traffic in those instances. On Sept. 6, the Staples Police Department issued a ticket to the BNSF railroad for stopping a train in the...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   A grand jury has indicted Staples resident Bryce Williams and three other men for helping burn the Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct on May 28, during protests and riots that were sparked by the killing of George Floyd by police officers. Williams had already been...
Lakewood Health System Care Center has identified a positive case of COVID-19 in one of its staff members. “While this is an unfortunate situation, we are well prepared and doing everything we can to ensure the ongoing safety of our residents and staff,” said Kathy Dobson, Vice President of Senior...


Edwin M. Knapper, 78, of Isanti died September 26, 2020 at GracePointe Crossing The Gables in Cambridge. A committal service will be held at noon Thursday, October 1 at the Minnesota State...

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