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The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on July 16, at approximately 6:33 p.m., their office received a report of an ATV accident with injuries in Scandia Valley Township, south of Pillager. According to the sheriff’s office, 13-year-old Emma Olson of Elk River was driving a side-by-side...
BRICKS Travel Center in Motley is in the process of installing a new diesel island with satellite pumps in the back of their establishment. They will also now have DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) at the pump to accommodate diesel engines 2010 and newer. Gas and diesel pumps for automobiles will continue...
If you stop by Motley City Hall these days, most likely you will be greeted by Megan Oldakowski, an intern who is working at the front desk, assisting interim city clerk, Scott Saehr. Oldakowski, who hails from the Royalton area, came on board in early July. She is working through National Joint...
Phil Martin (left) from Bolton & Menk, Inc., listened to feedback from the public following a public hearing at Motley City Hall July 18, to discuss a proposed streets project. Seated, from left, are Bruce Brotherton, public works supervisor; Holly Cuffe and Joe Anziano, both of Motley.
Following a public hearing July 18, the Motley City Council voted to move forward on a streets improvement project regarding portions of Cimarron Drive, Postel Drive and Lil Street. The council members present (Pat O’Regan, Al Yoder and Steve Johnson) voted unanimously to move forward on this...
Horse show ribbon winner
Carly Smith of Staples (center) was a ribbon winner at the Pillager Fair Horse Show July 8. She is pictured with her parents, Motley Police Chief Ron Smith and Janet Smith, who were celebrating their 27th wedding anniversary that day; and her horse, Cajun.  
The Motley City Council held their regular meeting July 11, at which time they: o HEARD an update on the hiring process for the new city clerk from Gary Weiers, with David Drown & Associates. Weiers advocated revising the timeline, providing additional time to update the job description prior...
Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen reports that on June 28, at approximately 2:49 a.m., their office received a report of someone smashing mailboxes along Hwy 27 east of Little Falls. Morrison County deputies responded to the area and observed several mailboxes that were damaged. The Little Falls...
Recent reports from the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: June 29 - The MCSO receive an anonymous call regarding four wheelers that have been driving on property owned by Minnesota Power on Azalea Rd. in Motley. Caller stated they are very loud and a nuisance. June 29...
Riders lined up outside the arena prior to the horse show event at the Pillager Fair last year. Pictured from left are Lyric Kavanaugh, Jacob Borgstrom and Elise Jensen, all of Pillager. This year’s fair will be held July 7 - 10, with the horse judging event Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9,...
Recent reports from the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: June 21 - The MCSO arrested Walter Johnson, 52, after receiving a report that he had been intoxicated and had taken a vehicle belonging to a woman in the Cushing area without her permission. According to the...

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