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A ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by the City of Motley and Minnesota Power, was held for a new solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Motley Dec. 3. Local officials and businesses were invited to attend. Pictured, from left, are Stephanie Barney, Region Five Development Commission; Andrea Lauer, Mayor of Royalton; Greg Zylka, Mayor of Little Falls; Lacey Smieja, Motley City Clerk/Treasurer; Pat O’Regan, Motley City Council member; Al Yoder, Mayor of Motley; Paul Helstrom, Customer Programs
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   A number of stories were collected throughout Motley, Pillager, Cushing and the surrounding area during 2019. A few highlights of the past year are included below. January o The Staples World caught up with Ruth Boldan of Leader, who turned 95 years young on...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   Karen Pogreba has been hired as the new Administrative/Accounting Assistant at Motley City Hall. Her first day on the job was Jan. 14. The Motley City Council approved the hiring of Pogreba at their regular meeting Jan. 13. They noted that this is a part-time...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Jan. 15 - The MPD responded to a call regarding a truck and trailer that had spun out near the intersection of Hwy 10 and Hwy 210 in Motley. The truck was jackknifed on the...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Jan. 8 - The MPD issued citations to Tamara Cole, 51, for driving with a revoked license, and no proof of insurance. Jan. 7 - The MPD arrested Rebecca Sather, 35, per her...
The Motley June Fest Committee will meet on Monday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m., at the Motley City Hall. Anyone wishing to help with this festival is invited to attend. This year’s Motley June Fest will be held on June 20.
The extensive remodeling project at Orton’s BP convenience store in Motley is still underway. Pictured above on Jan. 7, Eric Wensmann of Heltemes Electric in Wadena, does electric work on the outside of the building. Abe Forseman (not pictured), with 3D Construction and Insulation in LaPorte, was...
Four high school students in Pillager were nominated for the ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Award, and the AAA (Arts, Athletics, and Academics Award) which are sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). Sadie Hopman and Paul Freelove are juniors at...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Dec. 31 - At a traffic stop on Dec. 31, the MPD arrested Robbie Rocheleau, 37, on a Morrison County warrant. He was also cited for drug paraphernalia and an open bottle.  At...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Dec. 15 - The MCSO responded to a report of a domestic situation involving two individuals in front of the Motley DQ. According to the report the male subject was extremely...
Each year, Camp Ripley collects food and money for a food shelf in Morrison County, rotating between the Motley, Pierz and Little Falls Food Shelves. This year, their donations went to the Motley Area Food Shelf. A total of 1,302 pounds of food and $400 was collected. Pictured above, from left, are...

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