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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....
Motley Mayor Al Yoder, left; and Paul Helstrom with Minnesota Power in Duluth, spoke following a ribbon-cutting event at the new solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Motley. Helstrom, who was charging the Chevrolet Bolt he drove to Motley from Duluth (in background) took time to answer questions pertaining to electric vehicles. The charging station in Motley is located near the intersection of Highways 10 and 210, on property near BRICKS which the city is leasing. (Staples World photo by
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   Motley is now home to a new solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station, one of just a handful throughout northeastern Minnesota. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Dec. 3, at the new EV station, located near BRICKS Travel Center near the intersection...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   They didn’t want to do it, but after heartfelt discussion, the Motley City Council accepted, with regrets, the resignation of City Clerk/Treasurer Lacey Smieja. It was a decision made at a special meeting Nov. 25, with all members of the council present. In...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Nov. 26 - The MPD issued a speeding citation to  Suzanne Paterson, 19; and issued a citation to her passenger, Jaquan Sanders Smith, 20, for small amount of marijuana. Nov. 26...

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