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Motley Police Chief Ron Smith stopped by the Motley Family Center recenlty, during Community Helpers Week. He is pictured with children enrolled in Little Cardinals Academy, Head Start, School Readiness and Early Childhood Special Education. Back row, from left:  Claire Rutten, Logan Jares, Zoey...
Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen reports that the homicide investigation into the death of Terrance “Terry” Brisk which occurred on Nov. 7, 2016, is still active and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) continues to assist their office in the investigation.  Larsen stated that starting...
Amanda Olson, far right, art teacher at Motley-Staples Middle School, led the way as students prepared to hang their artwork on power lines poles along Hwy 10 in Motley March 30. The project, entitled, “Project Plastic Power Poles,” entailed creating art out of plastic bottles and containers, an...
A Motley man is dead following a tractor accident on March 30, at approximately 5:45 p.m. The incident occurred at a residence along Hwy 10 in Motley Township, about two miles south of Motley. According to the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office, 72-year old James Nelson was backing up his tractor...
The 33rd Annual Fiddler’s Contest in Pillager will take place Saturday, April 8, at the Pillager High School’s new gymnasium. Sponsored by the Pillager Fair Board, proceeds from the contest go towards maintaining the fairgrounds. Tickets are available at the door. The doors open at 5 p.m....
Russ Holland of Motley will be inducted into the 2017 Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame at a special ceremony April 29, in Benson. Holland, a 1966 graduate of Fridley High School (FHS), began wrestling when he was in the eighth grade. His record at FHS was 78-6-1. He placed...
Medical students from the University of Minnesota Duluth spent the day at Motley-Staples Middle School March 30, giving presentations about the brain to science students in Linda Card’s classroom. The medical students are part of the RMSP (Rural Medical Scholars Program) and over a two-year period...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: March 22 - The MPD issued speeding citations to Eugene Frank, 66; Daniel Davis, 27. March 20 - The MPD observed a group of approximately eight juveniles that were running...
Two adult males were rescued from Big Portage Lake in rural Backus, after one of the victim’s three wheeler went through the ice into the water. According to Sheriff Tom Burch, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the above-mentioned incident which occurred March 27, at 2:16 p.m....
Fire has destroyed the old Darling Church, located on Hwy 10, north of Little Falls in Darling Township. Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen reports that on March 24, at approximately 3:17 a.m., their office received a report of a fire at the church. When deputies arrived, the building was fully...

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