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Bob Jenkins of Motley is still hoping to bring ‘Music in the Park’ to his hometown before the snow flies. Jenkins spoke with the Motley City Council at their regular meeting Aug. 14, to fill them in on some information he had gleaned since he first made his request at the council’s July meeting....
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Aug. 9 - The MPD received a call from a Motley resident reporting a telephone scam. The caller had claimed to be from the power company and stated that if the person did...
Heidi Zimmerman, Motley, is pictured with the $100 check she received after taking first place at the Todd County Fair’s talent contest. (Submitted photo)
Ten-year-old Heidi Zimmerman of Motley will be competing at the Minnesota State Fair’s Amateur Talent Contest on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. She will be performing a solo dance piece. Heidi qualified for the competition after taking first place at the recent Todd County Fair, tap-dancing to Dolly...
Russell Kleinschmidt, rural Staples, holds up garlic that was planted last fall and harvested from his garden Aug. 7. The garlic is then placed on a wire mesh rack where it will stay for a couple of weeks until it is dried. At that point, the stems can be taken off. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
A lot has changed since the Staples World last caught up with Russell Kleinschmidt at Kleinschmidt Farms in rural Staples last May. Tomatoes are now in full production, as are a variety of peppers, zucchini and summer squash. He picked his first ears of sweet corn on August 8, Russell  said. Those...
Community members are invited to The Night Out, an event that directly benefits Central Lakes College students, at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Dennis Drummond Wine Company, Brainerd. Hosted by the CLC Foundation, The Night Out will feature: A silent auction, appetizer & dessert stations, music...
The Central Lakes College Upward Bound Program will be able to help more area high school students transform into college students thanks to three federal grants totaling $3.86 million over five years. Two grants - the Mille Lacs County Upward Bound Grant and the Todd County Upward Bound Grant- are...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Aug. 2 - The MPD received a complaint regarding a stolen handsaw, hatchet and small red motorized scooter without a seat. According to the report, a juvenile had been...
At a two-plus hour budget meeting Aug. 7, the Motley City Council and the city’s department heads looked over the proposed 2018 budget and levy; and determined possible ways to decrease both. City Clerk/Treasurer Lacey Smieja provided two proposed levys. The 2018A proposed total levy was $376,461,...
Attendees of the recent Summerfest in Scandia Valley had the opportunity to witness a helicopter landing back behind the fire hall. Trained staff also offered an up close look at the aircraft and answered questions.The helicopter is owned and operated by North Memorial Health Air Care. (Staples...

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