Crow Wing Currents

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: May 9 - The MPD received a report from the Motley-Staples Middle School that for several nights a group of young people have been hanging out on the playground and smoking....
Dan Carlson (above right), Minnesota Math Corps tutor at Motley-Staples Middle School, goes over a multiplication lesson with seventh-grader Cody Carry. Carry has been meeting with Carlson two times a week since the end of January and says his math skills have improved a lot in a few short months. Carlson currently works with 12 students each week. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
After coming out of retirement for the second time, Dan Carlson of rural Motley is finding fulfillment by serving as a Minnesota Math Corps tutor at Motley-Staples Middle School (MSMS). “I wanted to give back,” said Carlson, who previously served more than 35 years in Minnesota law enforcement......
Visiting the Minnesota State Capitol was one of the places fifth graders at Motley-Staples Middle School visited April 19. The field trip also included a stop at the Science Museum where students experienced a movie at the Omnitheater. Fifth grade teachers Alina Robinson, Dawn Weite and Lisa...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: May 2 - The MPD responded to a call regarding a resident at a group home in rural Motley that was out of control. The responding officer transported the resident to Lakewood...
Loren and Kathy Morey of Motley are pictured in front of the A-36 Bonanza airplane that is owned by a group of four, including the Moreys. The aircraft was purchased in 1979. Loren Morey is holding the Master Pilot award he received April 28 at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport. (Submitted photo)
Loren Morey was in the seventh grade when he read a book about a kid who flew from Wichita, Kansas all the way to Alaska.  “I’d like to do that someday,” the Motley native remembers thinking. Little did he know that his dream of flying would become a reality; and that 60-plus years later he would...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: April 25 - The MPD received a call from a resident who reported one of her neighbors has four pigs at their house near 5th Ave. S. The pigs are in a pen attached to the back...
Sixth and seventh graders at Motley-Staples Middle School attended WE Day at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul last November. The annual event, which was attended by approximately 18,000 students and educators, is “an unparalleled celebration of young people committed to making a difference.” Pictured above, back row from left: Joshua White, Seth Larson, Evan Allen, Westen Bjerga, Amy Rollins, Steffany Sullivan, Kailer Ecker, Carson Trantina, Nicole Carter, Aften Robinson, Amanda Carter. Middle row: Brayde
Sixth and seventh grade students at Motley-Staples Middle School (MSMS) were inspired to make a difference in the world after attending the WE Day event in St. Paul last November. According to information at their website, “We Day is an unparalleled celebration of young people committed to making a...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: April 8 - The MPD received a call from Motley Express regarding a gasoline theft. April 6 - The MPD assisted Minnesota State Patrol with a two car collision at US Hwy 10 and...
As of April 19, ice was still hanging on at the Crow Wing River near Motley. A few miles south along the Long Prairie River, the ice had mostly gone out and there were reports of complete ice-outs in the Staples area around April 14. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)  
Pillager Schools will host a community celebration on Arbor Day, Friday, April 27, at the greenhouses located behind the school. The celebration will be held from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Arbor Day events will include tours of the greenhouses, informational booths, tree give-aways, games and...

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