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The sixth annual Pillager Hall of Fame Induction Banquet was held Sept. 17, with four new inductees added to the roster. These  included Betty Rohl, Bob Osell, Mike Rudbeck, Paul Swedberg.  Paul Swedberg Paul Swedberg came from strong Swedish stock who grew up in and near Pillager in the late 19th...
A Little Falls man is dead and a juvenile male seriously injured following a two-vehicle head-on crash near Leader the morning of Sept. 9. The incident occurred along 76th Ave SW (Cty Rd. 103) at 6:53 a.m. Deputies and responders at the scene found the driver of a 2011 Honda IEX, Erik Mathison, 42...
George Maurer, one of Minnesota’s premiere jazz pianists, along with vocal powerhouse Leslie Vincent, shared their talents in the Lincoln Lakes area Sept. 5, during the ‘Heldstock XXVII’ concert celebration. The event takes place each year at the Lake Shamineau home of Pat Held,who founded ‘...
    It will soon be easier to hear what’s being discussed by the Motley City Council at their meetings, thanks to a new sound system that will be installed. At their regular meeting Sept. 12, the council approved having Community Sound and Security, LLC, Brainerd, install the system. Their cost, $3...
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that the investigation into a woman missing from a residential group home in rural Motley is on-going. Several leads have been followed up on with no substantial results. Alice Whim, 21, was reported missing on Aug. 12. She resided at a group home on 61st Ave....
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Aug. 12 - The MPD responded to the scene of a one-vehicle accident near Hwy 10 and Curtis St. in Motley. According to the report, a vehicle struck a sign pole in the median...
Author Rhonda Fochs is the scheduled guest speaker at Motley Area Historical Society’s meeting Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1 p.m., at Motley United Methodist Church. Fochs, a former history teacher, will speak on her book, “Lost Towns in Minnesota.” The public is invited to meet her and hear stories about...
Greeted by the principal Chris Halverson (right), new principal at Motley-Staples Middle School, greeted students and their families as they arrived for the school’s open house Aug. 31. The first day of school was Sept. 6.     
Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen recently announced the commencement of a Law Enforcement Scholarship program for 2016. The Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) has established a scholarship fund for awarding up to 15 $600 scholarships for this year. These scholarships are due to the...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Aug. 22 - The MPD responded to a report of theft at an apartment on the 900 block of Hwy 10 in Motley. Aug. 18 - The MPD responded to a call from a Motley resident who...

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