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Stacie Corrigan (far right) gets ready to hit the ball at hole no. one during the 11th Annual Snow Golf Tournament on Lake Alexander Feb. 18. Next in line is her friend, Meghan Johnson. It was the first snow golf tournament for both of the women, who hail from the St. Cloud area.
Over 200 golfers participated in the 11th Annual Snow Golf Tournament on Lake Alexander Feb. 18, an event sponsored by the Lincoln Scandia Valley Lions Club. Held at The Castaway Bar & Grill in Cushing, the event drew golf enthusiasts from around the state. “We start planning for it in October...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Feb. 15 - The MPD received a call from someone reporting seeing a school bus with children in it run a red light at Hwys 10 and 210 in Motley at approximately 1 p.m. The...
Due to a recent resignation from the Morrison County Historical Society’s board of directors, they are seeking someone to fill a vacancy on the board. Normally, terms for elected board members are three years, but as the resignation occurred midway through a term, the appointed board member’s term...
Travelers along Hwy 10 south of Motley have been noticing a number of trees that have recently been cut down on the east side of the highway. The tree clearing is one of the project phases in Great River Energy’s (GRE) 115-kV transmission line project, which includes the Motley area. The project...
From left are Mackenzie Wilds, Torii Nienow, Brooke Ferdon (Tallulah), Brookelyn Huisenga, Ava Schneider, Libby O’Neil.
Cast members of Bugsy Malone Jr. have been busy rehearsing for the upcoming production, presented by Motley-Staples Middle School.   Motley-Staples Middle School will present Bugsy Malone Jr. Friday, March 10, 7 p.m.; and Saturday, March 11, 2 p.m., at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. Matthew R....
Funding is still available for households in Beltrami and Cass counties for help with heating and electric bills. If you haven’t already applied this heating season and meet the income guidelines, you may be eligible. Deadline to submit applications is May 31, 2017.  Assistance amounts are...
A number of trees have been cleared recently  along the west side of Hwy 10 south of Motley as part of the Motley Area 115-kV electricity transmission project. Pictured above, crew members with Reliable Tree Service of Cambridge work to chip the wood. Below is a home located a few miles south of...
Representatives of the City of Motley and the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce (SMACC) attended the Grand Opening of Dollar General in Motley Feb. 11. Pictured above at the ribbon cutting ceremony are, from left: Barb Cline, SMACC Executive Director; Bruce Brotherton, SMACC board member and...
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office continues to ask for the public’s assistance in the investigation of Terrence “Terry” Brisk’s death that occurred this past Nov. 7, in Belle Prairie Township. Sheriff Shawn Larsen states that there is up to a $30,000 reward from local donors for information that...
Jace Carlson, right, is sworn in as the newest Motley City Council member at the council’s regular meeting Feb. 13. Also pictured, from left, are City Clerk/Treasurer Lacey Smieja, who conducted the ceremony; council member Nate Douglas; and Mayor Al Yoder. Carlson was one of four candidates who submitted a letter of intent for the open council seat. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Jace Carlson is the newest member of the Motley City Council, filling the seat that was vacant since the beginning of 2017. The council voted to appoint Carlson to the position at the beginning of their regular meeting Feb. 13. He was sworn in immediately after and took his place at the council...

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