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Winners in 6th grade Experiment, left to right: Sophie Albie, The Salt Experiment; Lily Richey, Its Crystal Time; Sawyer Ferdon, He Shoots, He Scores.
The 2019 Motley-Staples Middle School Science Fair was held Jan. 23 in the small gym, with 178 students participating.  This year’s judges (approximately 30) included parents, community members and other volunteers from Camp Shamineau and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Those placing in the...
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Jan. 27, at approximately 6 p.m., their office received a report of a vehicle that was hit by a train near Greyhound Rd. and 165th St., just north of Little Falls in Green Prairie Township. Kent Regelin, 62, of Little Falls was traveling on the...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Jan. 22 - The MCSO arrested Paul Brian Sadlo, 32, for domestic assault and he was taken into custody. The incident occurred at the 900 block of Hwy 10 in Motley.   Other...
A number of people gather at the Motley United Methodist Church on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month for ‘Game Day.’ The free event is held from 1 - 3 p.m. and is open to the public. Refreshments are served as well. Pictured above playing ‘Hand and Foot’ are, from left, Janet Greig,...
A semi truck ended up in the ditch Jan. 21, on the south side of Hwy 210 outside of Motley, just east of the bridge. Several inches of snow fell throughout the area that day and MnDOT was kept busy keeping the highways plowed and salted. (Photo by Dawn Timbs)  
Game Day will be held at Motley United Methodist Church on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 1 - 3 p.m. Bring your favorite card game or board game and spend the afternoon with others who like to play games. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome and the event is free....
Students and the community are invited to a program in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29 in the Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College Brainerd campus. The event is free and open to the public. Speaker Dr. Jesse Grant, Vice President of Student Life and...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Jan. 2 - The MPD issued speeding citations to Jonathan Werner, 35; Lourdes Anderson, 20. Jan. 3 - The MPD issued   citations to Sandy Granados, 29, for driving without a valid...
Four Pillager High School (PHS) students were nominated for the ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Award, and the AAA (Arts, Athletics and Academics Award) which are sponsored by the MSHSL. Jordyn VanVickle and Erik Peterson, juniors at PHS, were nominated for the ExCEL Award...
Motley Clerk/Treasurer Lacey Smieja (foreground) led newly elected city officers (all incumbents) in reciting the oath of office at their first regular council meeting of 2019 held Jan. 14. Pictured, from left, are council members Jace Carlson and Pat O’Regan; Mayor Al Yoder; and council member Amy...

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