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The Motley City Council recently  held their first regular meeting of 2017, with a new mayor and new council member on board, as well as two returning council members. Pictured above, from left, are Nate Douglas, beginning his first council term; Mayor Al Yoder, who formerly served as a council member; council member Amy Hutchison; and re-elected council member Steve Johnson. There is one vacant council seat, which will be filled at the council’s regular meeting in February, per council vote (see story for
Al Yoder, Motley’s new mayor, presided at his first city council meeting Jan. 10, 2017. Joining him at the table were Nate Douglas, beginning his first term as council member, and veteran council members Amy Hutchison and Steve Johnson. One seat on the council still needs to be filled and the...
The Staples World recently caught up with a few area residents and asked them each three questions pertaining to the new year. Their responses are included below. Mike Johnson, 24, Motley; employee at Motley Hardware Hank.  What Are You Most Looking Forward To In 2017?  Warmer weather.  What ‘...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Dec. 28 - The MPD assisted the Staples Police Dept. with a traffic stop and vehicle search at Hwy 10 and Sunset Loop in Motley. Dec. 28 - The MPD received a call from the...
Question: What are the legal ramifications if someone is arrested for DWI with a child in a vehicle? Answer: If the child is less than 16 years of age and is greater than 36 months younger than the driver, the DWI the violation would be enhanced to include Child Endangerment. o First offense DWI...
The Ihme family of Motley didn’t let a little cold weather keep them off the ice skating rink in Motley Dec. 29. “We wish it were about 10 degrees cooler,” said Brandon Ihme, pictured top left, playing hockey with his daughter Jorie, 15 (center); and son, Dominic, 12. The ice rink is located on the...
Chuck Deeter from Headwaters Science Center in Bemidji gave a presentation on fire at the Motley-Staples Middle School Dec. 15. The program was sponsored by the Friends of the Staples Public Library. Pictured above, sixth-grader Dakota Henniger watched as Deeter sets fire to a dollar bill the...
A number of stories were collected throughout Motley, Cushing and the surrounding area during 2016. A few highlights of the past year are included below. January o The Motley Area Food Shelf (MAFS) welcomed Sherry (Miller) Frisk as its new director. It’s a position previously held by Sharon Stone....
National Guard members from Camp Ripley stopped by the Motley Area Food Shelf Dec. 23, with donations of grocery items weighing 1,164 pounds; and a monetary donation of $185. Pictured from left, are CSM Mike Worden, SSG Tim Krouth, SPC Jeff Jensen, LTC Chad Sacket.  
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Dec. 21 - The MPD issued a citation to Terry Neely, 68, for driving with a revoked license. Dec. 15 - 21 - The MPD issued speeding citations to Andrew Larson, 34; Mohamed...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Dec. 5 - The MPD assisted the Minnesota State Patrol with a one-vehicle rollover at mile marker 103 on State Hwy 210 in Motley. Dec. 3 - The MPD responded to a call...

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