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Carly Smith, 20, of Staples took home a red ribbon during the western horsemanship competition. She is pictured riding Tanglewoods Emmit.  
With hot and humid weather throughout much of the Pillager Fair, snow cones were a big hit with fair-goers. Pictured, from left, are Parker Vandermay, nine, of Nisswa; Grace Johnson, seven and a half, of Pillager; and Jayda Fleischhacker, seven, of Pillager.  
Emma Hopman (left) and Julia Johnson were both crowned ‘Miss Pillager’ during the recent Pillager Fair. After riding in a float during the Pillager Parade July 13, the girls changed into more comfortable clothing and toured the fairgrounds, which included a stop for lunch at the Community Center....
Three children reported missing from Tennessee are safe after an early morning arrest of two suspects accused of taking the children. According to a press release, a witness reported seeing the suspect’s vehicle in rural Cass County July 11. BCA (Bureau of Criminal Apprehension) agents confirmed...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: July 10 - The MPD issued a citation to Amanda Ruiz, 32, for driving after revocation. July 8 - The MPD received a report of a theft of items from a job site at the water...
Two people from Pillager were injured during a serious motorcycle crash in Moose Lake Township, rural Motley, the afternoon of July 14. According to a report from Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch, the incident took place on 64th St. SW at approximately 2:17 p.m. Deputies and responders arrived at the...
Tri State Coatings out of Wadena, the company contracted to paint Motley’s water tower, was at work July 9, cutting a hole for egress. They will be welding a manway into that hole at some point before they paint. They have begun sandblasting the inside of the water tower and will later paint the...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   With City Clerk/Treasurer Lacey Smieja’s upcoming maternity leave and the recent resignation of Administrative/Accounting Assistant Darci McGillivray, the City of Motley is working to staff some temporary positions. At their regular meeting July 8, the Motley...
A number of pictures, newspaper articles and memorabilia pertaining to the history of the Pillager School and the City of Pillager were on display in the history building during last weekend’s Pillager Fair. Above is a photo that featured seniors from the Class of 1967 at Pillager High School....
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: June 27 - July 3 - The MPD issued speeding citations to Colin Liametz, 23; Duane Cobenais, 33; Brian Shropshire, 48; Eddie Woodson, 37; Jacob Herr, 43; Christopher Swanson, 29...

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