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Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Sept. 20 - The MPD arrested George Weiblen, 47 for driving under the influence and transported him to the Morrison County Jail. Sept. 18 - The MPD issued a citation to...
Motley-Staples Middle School fifth graders Ivan Lozano (left) and Dannica Rahn stopped by the library recently to see the display of ‘banned books’ that had been put together by library media-specialist Michelle Jeziorski. The students were surprised to see that a few books they had read were on...
Crews were in Motley Sept. 27, working on the ‘well supply line’ project for the new well being installed.  Pictured at top left, Inspector Andrew Beadell with Bolton & Menk of Baxter looks over paperwork near the site where crews were at work dewatering the ground prior to pipes being installed. Pictured at top right, working with pipes along Hwy 10, are Joe Pederson, left, and Supervisor Shawn Krebs, with GM Contracting of Lake Crystal. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
Construction is underway for a new back-up well in Motley which will handle the city’s water needs if the primary well goes down. The city’s existing well is located just south of Motley on the west side of Hwy 10. The new back-up well will be located on the east side of the highway. GM Contracting...
An 18-year-old Pine River man is dead and another seriously injured as the result of a single-vehicle crash on Sept. 22. According to Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch, their office received a report at 3:37 a.m. of the crash at 24th Ave SW in Pine River Township. Responders and deputies arrived and...
Those who attended the Veterans Memorial Dedication Program in Pillager Sept. 23 had the opportunity to visit with each other afterwards. Pictured above, from left, are WWII veteran Alfred Simons, 93, and Norman Rohl, 84, both of Pillager. The event was hosted by the Pillager Lions.
Pillager High School Choir members sang the National Anthem at the Veterans Memorial Dedication Program held at Pillager City Park Sept. 23. Pictured, from left, are Abby Koel, Liyah Morton, Gabe Grimsley and Paul Freelove. At far left is Pillager Lion Les Swift, who served as emcee at the event. (...
Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen announces the 2017 Law Enforcement Scholarship program.  The Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) has established a scholarship fund for awarding up to fifteen $600 scholarships this year. These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts of all 87 sheriffs...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Sept. 11 - The MPD issued a citation to James Crawford, 59, for driving with a revoked license and for not having a current proof of insurance. Sept. 7 - The MPD issued a...
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on Sept. 16, at 11:18 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a report of an intruder at a residence located in Pine River Twp., rural Backus. Deputies arrived and learned that the intruder had made entry into the residence, the homeowner had fired a firearm...
Scandia Valley Volunteer Fire Department received a $1,150 check from Lincoln Evangelical Free Church. The church raised the funds from the bluegrass gospel gathering during Scandia Valley Summerfest. “The Scandia Valley Volunteer Fire Department is men and women who give their time and lives to...
Pillager High School held its Homecoming Coronation Sept. 18. Pictured above, from left, are Joshua Doss, Colton Hardy, Levi Nagel, Prince Camdan Balk, King Noah Caruso, Queen Hailea Books, Princess Alaina Bouc, Gillian Kuehl, Olivia Stanifer, Brenna Bollig. The Pillager Huskies will take on United...

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