Crow Wing Currents

    A number of stories were collected throughout Motley, Pillager, Cushing and the surrounding area during 2018. A few highlights of the past year are included below. January o After nearly 43 years of service with the Pillager Fire Department (PFD), Randy Lee retired and resigned as chief. During...
Students in Amanda Toft’s Community Art class at Motley-Staples Middle School are in the beginning stages of creating signs to share Cardinal Spirit with the community. Pictured, from left, sixth graders Ryan Neelan and Ellie Lange trace stencils which will be used to paint a variety of programs...
One boy is dead and two others injured following a one-vehicle crash north of Little Falls in Green Prairie Township the early evening of Dec. 15. According to Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen, 15-year-old Riley Ballou of Randall was traveling east on Forest Road when the vehicle he was driving...
At their regular meeting Dec. 10, the Motley City Council approved the total levy for 2019 ($375,938), a two percent increase from last year’s certified levy of  $368,567. They also adopted the final budget for 2019 as presented. The total certified levy includes sums of money from the following...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Dec. 7 - 12 - The MPD issued speeding citations to Terah Hollen, 25; Bonita Chandler, 57. Dec. 9 - The MCSO received a 911 call with an open line. A child could be heard...
Charges are pending against 22-year-old Daniel Hinz, Jr. and 25-year-old Ryan Schmidt, both of Staples, for their involvement in a theft that occurred at the Stanchfield Lake Access, located in Scandia Valley Township, Morrison County. According to Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen, their office...
The Motley Lions recently donated $2,000 to the Motley Area Food Shelf (MAFS). Pictured, from left, are Sherry Miller Frisk, MAFS Director; Florence Berndt, food shelf volunteer; Lion Janet Greig; and Fran Kokett, food shelf volunteer. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)  
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   Stephanie (Hoefs) Jordahl of Motley has been working in the hardware business since she was a teenager. She recalls helping stock shelves at Miller True Value in Staples back in the ‘90s after school, and later on in Browerville when her dad, Tad Hoefs, bought...
Santa listened to the Christmas wish lists of dozens of children Dec. 8, during Santa Day at Motley United Methodist Church. Pictured above, from left, are siblings Jackson, Declan and Alexis Odden of Staples.   
Members of Motley United Methodist Church and other volunteers helped wrap and tag gifts for youth after they finished “shopping” at the recent Santa Day.  Kathy Morey (left) and Ashley Robben (right) help wrap gifts for Bentlee Markus, six, of Bertha.     

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