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Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Aug. 2 - The MPD received a complaint regarding a stolen handsaw, hatchet and small red motorized scooter without a seat. According to the report, a juvenile had been...
At a two-plus hour budget meeting Aug. 7, the Motley City Council and the city’s department heads looked over the proposed 2018 budget and levy; and determined possible ways to decrease both. City Clerk/Treasurer Lacey Smieja provided two proposed levys. The 2018A proposed total levy was $376,461,...
Attendees of the recent Summerfest in Scandia Valley had the opportunity to witness a helicopter landing back behind the fire hall. Trained staff also offered an up close look at the aircraft and answered questions.The helicopter is owned and operated by North Memorial Health Air Care. (Staples...
Thirty donors stopped by the Motley United Methodist Church recently to give blood to the American Red Cross, including Monica Pilgrim (above), who has donated nearly four gallons over the past few years.   
Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cushing Monday, Aug. 14 - Thursday, Aug. 17, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. This year’s VBS theme is “Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose.” Children four years old through sixth grade are welcome. Older children and teens...
Commander Tom Ladwig and members of the Motley American Legion kicked off the Growler’s Gathering Parade in Leader last weekend. Prior to the start of the parade, Cody Hanson of Leader sang “The Star Spangled Banner.”   
A Little Falls man is dead following an ATV accident July 30, in Belle Prairie Township. According to the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office, 30-year-old Justin Bateman was traveling northbound along Haven Road, when he hit a driveway approach and was ejected off an ATV, a 2000 Honda EX. During the...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: July 26 - The MPD received a call from an employee at a Motley business reporting a scam phone call. The complainant stated that the caller claimed to be a representative...
This is the second summer that Ed Bartle of Cushing has grown vegetables at the community garden in Motley, located next to the food shelf at 697 3rd Ave South. He’s enjoying the process, Bartle said. Plus, it’s a way for him to give back to the community. “I’ve got five plots,” Bartle said...
It’s been over 100 years since Joseph (Joe) and Emma Shake purchased their farm in the Leader area of Cass County, located near the once-thriving community of Ellis.The year was 1916; and the Shakes had moved from Marshall to continue the life they knew and loved...farming. It was a life they...

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