Crow Wing Currents

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...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   At their regular meeting Dec. 9, the Motley City Council approved the total levy for 2020 ($378,596), an increase of 0.71 percent from last year’s certified levy. They also adopted the final budget for 2020 as presented. While there was an increase in the...
A new Christmas lights display adorns the sign in front of the Motley Fire Hall. The lights were purchased with grant monies. In the background a light shines on the Motley Fire Department’s barn quilt, entitled, “Fireman’s Blanket,” which is part of the Barn Quilts of Central MN Trail. (Staples...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   After a lengthy discussion at their regular meeting Dec. 9, the Motley City Council approved a motion to look for another building inspector. Whether or not to have one has been at the forefront of council discussions for the past few months.  At their regular...
Over 135 children attended ‘Santa Day’ at Motley United Methodist Church Dec. 14, a free event which included picking out presents to give to family members, holiday treats and an opportunity to have a photo taken with Santa Claus (formerly known as Greg Townsend). While their children “shopped,”...
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...
The sixth annual  ‘Live Drive-Thru Nativity’ will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 11 and 12, 6 - 8:30 p.m., at the Pillager Fairgrounds. Watch for traffic signs. Sponsored by the churches of Pillager, the event features a live drama of the Christmas story...complete with live animals (...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Dec. 4 - The MPD assisted Minnesota State Patrol with a possible hit and run that was reported. Both vehicles involved continued westbound on Hwy 10. The MPD searched Hwy 10...
The Motley Food Shelf will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 25. It will, however, be open on Thursday evening, Dec. 19, from 6 - 8 p.m. For assistance, call 218-352-6344.
Rebekka Paskewitz from Todd County received a $1,000 Al Christopherson Scholarship from the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation (MFBF) during the Minnesota Farm Bureau’s 101st annual meeting. Recognition was given during the luncheon awards banquet on Nov. 23, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington....

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