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Emergency crews were at the scene of a three-vehicle crash north of Motley on Hwy 64, near mile marker 8, the afternoon of Nov. 2. Two of the drivers involved were airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital and the third was taken by ambulance to Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. Traffic was at a...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Oct. 25 - The MPD responded to a report of theft at BRICKS Travel Center in Motley. According to the report, a customer came in to the store and asked the clerk to...
Randy Lee Karppinen
Randy Lee Karppinen of Pillager died Oct. 26, when he attempted to pass a vehicle and struck a pickup truck head-on. The incident occurred at 3:05 p.m. on Hwy 210, east of Pillager at mile-marker 177. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 58-year-old Karppinen was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala...
More than 80 people gathered at the Motley Dog Park to dedicate a tree planted in the memory of Alan Dumpprope, who died at age 20 in a house fire in rural Motley in January. Pictured, Dumpprope’s parents, Jody Dumpprope and Angela Goff, speak to the crowd and give their thanks to the community for...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Oct. 6 - 9 - The MPD received a call regarding suspicious activity at the 200 block of 3rd Ave. So., Motley. Oct. 18 - The MPD responded to a report of a two-vehicle...
An open house will be held at the newly renovated Pillager Area Food Shelf on Thursday, Nov. 2, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Betty Doss, Pillager Family Center Director, said that they are very excited about the changes at the food shelf and hope a lot of people will attend the open house. “We would love to...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Oct. 6 - 9 - The MPD issued a speeding citations to Ravi Mangra, 27; Yosselin Lopez, 22; Tabitha Nystuen, 33; Kelli St. Germaine, 26; Catherine Holte, 61. Oct. 5 - The MPD...
Bolton & Menk will eat the additional costs they have incurred for their engineering services for Motley’s new well installation project. This decision came after a lengthy discussion between engineer Phil Martin and the Motley City Council at their regular meeting Oct. 9. Martin had approached...
The Kmetz family on Aztec Road on Lake Shamineau are ready to greet Halloween visitors. Their display includes a pirate, ghost, witch, skeleton, ghoul on the roof, mad dog, signs warning of hazards and eerie lighting at night. (Submitted photos)  
Tanner Swenson (left) and Jacob Siefkes, seniors at Pillager High School, have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. More than 1.6 million students entered the competition; and Swenson and Siefkes were among the top 50,000 scorers who took the preliminary test. (Submitted photo)
Pillager High School Principal Jason Savage recently announced that seniors Jacob Siefkes and Tanner Swenson have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts...

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