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Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Oct. 6 - 9 - The MPD received a call regarding suspicious activity at the 200 block of 3rd Ave. So., Motley. Oct. 18 - The MPD responded to a report of a two-vehicle...
An open house will be held at the newly renovated Pillager Area Food Shelf on Thursday, Nov. 2, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Betty Doss, Pillager Family Center Director, said that they are very excited about the changes at the food shelf and hope a lot of people will attend the open house. “We would love to...
The Kmetz family on Aztec Road on Lake Shamineau are ready to greet Halloween visitors. Their display includes a pirate, ghost, witch, skeleton, ghoul on the roof, mad dog, signs warning of hazards and eerie lighting at night. (Submitted photos)  
Tanner Swenson (left) and Jacob Siefkes, seniors at Pillager High School, have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. More than 1.6 million students entered the competition; and Swenson and Siefkes were among the top 50,000 scorers who took the preliminary test. (Submitted photo)
Pillager High School Principal Jason Savage recently announced that seniors Jacob Siefkes and Tanner Swenson have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Oct. 6 - 9 - The MPD issued a speeding citations to Ravi Mangra, 27; Yosselin Lopez, 22; Tabitha Nystuen, 33; Kelli St. Germaine, 26; Catherine Holte, 61. Oct. 5 - The MPD...
Bolton & Menk will eat the additional costs they have incurred for their engineering services for Motley’s new well installation project. This decision came after a lengthy discussion between engineer Phil Martin and the Motley City Council at their regular meeting Oct. 9. Martin had approached...
Pillager High School recently recognized community member Tom Kavanaugh, owner of Kavanaugh’s Resort, for his positive involvement at the school. According to a press release, “Tom has made a habit of saying ‘yes’ to any educational or positive initiative that comes his way.” These have included...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Oct. 4 - The MPD arrested Erik Magnuson, 34 and Matthew Kehn on felony drug possession charges. The arrest took place at the 200 block of Hwy 10 So. in Motley. Oct. 2 -...
Guitarist Jim Olsen entertained a small crowd of people at the Music in the Park event in Motley Oct. 8. Olsen, of Pillager, played a variety of cover tunes spanning several decades, including music by Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash and The Beatles.  
A solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station will be going in where the former Motley Motel used to sit, thanks to a donation from Minnesota Power. The Motley City Council voted to proceed moving forward with this project at their regular meeting Oct. 9. Paul Helstrom, Minnesota Power’s...

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