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Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Sept. 28 - The MPD and MCSO responded to a report of a person with their face painted like a clown at Ortons in Motley. Caller stated they thought this was suspicious. Sept...
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported on Sept. 30, that Alice Whim, the subject of the missing person investigation, has been safely located and is no longer considered a missing person. Whim, 21, had been reported missing from a residential group home in rural Motley on Aug. 12. As per the...
The Motley City Council interviewed five candidates for the city clerk/treasurer position Sept. 29. Pictured, from left, are council members Al Yoder,  Pat O’Regan; Mayor Nancy Nieken; council members Amy Hutchison, Steve Johnson; and Gary Weiers, with David Drown Associates, Inc., of Fairbault, who provided comprehensive search services as part of the hiring process. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
After a full day of panel discussions, facility tours and  interviews with five worthy candidates Aug. 29, the Motley City Council voted to offer the position of clerk/treasurer to Lacey Smieja of Little Falls. The terms of the offer, as discussed with Gary Weiers, management consultant with David...
Voters may apply now for absentee ballots for the upcoming Nov. 8, 2016 statewide general election online, in-person, by mail, or by submitting a completed application via fax or e-mail. For information, application, in-person absentee voting; and a complete list of Cass County absentee ballot...
An 18-year-old woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash along Hwy 10 in Morrison County Sept. 24. The incident occurred around 1 a.m. near milepost 151. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Cloe Crabtree of Prior Lake was driving a 2004 Cadillac CTS southbound on Hwy 10 when it entered the...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Sept. 21 - The MPD stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Hwys 10 and 210 in Motley for not having a rear plate. The driver was from Minot, N.D. The driver stated he had...
Gary Christensen (left) and his father, Roger Christensen, with G & L Builders of Ottertail, were at work Sept. 23, putting up new storage units at the corner of Eledredge and Hwy 10 in Motley. The project, featuring 32 storage units, is estimated to be completed by mid-October, according to...
St. Michael’s Parish in Motley hosted a Harvest Dinner following Mass Sept. 25. The meal featured roast beef, turkey and all the fixings; plus an assortment of pies. Pictured above serving, from left, are Wanda Lutzke, Sherri Zetah, Steve Lorber, Dave Pogreba (hidden) and George Heroux in...
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents of the ‘Project Lifesaver’ program they provide. Project Lifesaver is a 501 (C) community based public safety, non-profit organization. The program provides law enforcement and other caregivers with equipment and training to quickly locate and...
At a special meeting Sept. 20, the Motley City Council approved both the proposed levy and the preliminary budget for 2017, as presented by Interim City Clerk Scott Saehr. The total proposed levy for 2017 is $358,206, an approximately three percent increase from last year’s levy. Present at the...

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