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State Representative Ron Kresha announced that he will introduce a bill requesting bonding funds for the Lake Shamineau Lake Improvement District to make the necessary improvements to prevent or alleviate flooding, as outlined in the Lake Shamineau High Water Mitigation Project. The bill, which...
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...
At a special meeting Jan. 28, the Motley City Council voted to start the process of repealing the city’s building code ordinance. Prior to this vote, the council revisited a previous motion regarding the search for a new building inspector and repealing the state building code. According to draft...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Jan. 22 - The MPD received a report of theft at Dollar General store in Motley. Jan. 22 - The MPD checked on a suspicious vehicle parked on the north side of the railroad...
The June Fest committee met Jan. 20, making plans for the upcoming annual family festival. Pictured, front row from left: Don DeLude, Lisa Scanlon, Kelly Peterson, Paula Johnson, Stephanie Jordahl. Center: Brenda Borash, Jason Borash, Tami Brotherton, Amy Brichacek. Back: Pat O’Regan, Darci...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   Plans for the annual June Fest celebration in the City of Motley are in full swing. Set for Saturday, June 20, the all-day festival is being held in conjunction with the Motley Fair. Committee members met recently to discuss plans for June Fest and to begin...
Matthew Heier, a 1999 graduate of Staples-Motley High School, was recently appointed to the Minnesota State High School League. He is pictured with his wife, Sally, and their children Tay, Kyce, Jaya and Ady. The Heiers reside in Little Falls, where they are active at  their church; and enjoy sports and other fun events as a family. (Submitted photo)
Staples native Matthew Heier, now of Little Falls, has been appointed to the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) by Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. His term began Jan. 13, 2020 and will run through July 31, 2023. Heier is a 1999 graduate of Staples-Motley High...
A nine-year-old boy is dead as the result of a farming accident Jan. 19, in rural Boy River.  According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, they received a report of the accident at 5:28 p.m. Deputies and responders arrived and learned that a juvenile male, age nine, had been accidentally pinned...
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...

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