Crow Wing Currents

It’s been three years since Terrence (Terry) Brisk was murdered while hunting on his parents’ property in Belle Prairie Township, just east of Little Falls. He was 41 years old. The incident took place on Nov. 7, 2016, and authorities are seeking the public’s help as they continue to search for...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Nov. 5 - The MPD arrested Clint Kasten, who had a warrant from Wadena County. Nov. 1 - 4 - The MPD issued speeding citations to Thomas Scholl, 27; Velai Vang, 20. Nov. 4 - The...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   The Motley City Council is split on whether or not to repeal their building code ordinance.  At a special meeting Oct. 29, the council took a roll call vote, with Mayor Al Yoder and council member Steve Johnson voting in favor of the repeal; and council...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Oct. 30 - The MPD issued a citation to Matthew Johnsrud, 30, for hands free violation. Oct. 24 - 30 - The MPD issued speeding citations to Theresa Barrett-Rohl, 53; John Heid,...
Installing wood trusses to the building’s frame, are employees of Derek Holst Construction in Staples. From left are Jamie Nichols, Ralph Rodrigues and Cody Tvrdik. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)  
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Oct. 22 - The MPD assisted Minnesota State Patrol with the arrest of two parties that were driving a stolen vehicle. The MPD assisted with identifying the female party and...
Ten-year-old Gavin Stevens of Motley shot this nine-point buck Oct. 20, at his family’s property on 83rd Ave. Gavin was hunting as part of the new ‘Youth Deer Season’ which allowed youth ages 10 - 17 to take one either-sex deer by firearms Oct. 17 - 20 statewide. He had to follow certain...
The man who led officers in a pursuit through Todd and Morrison Counties Oct. 15, has died. Joshua Adam Ostrowski, 36, last known address in Browerville, died of a single gunshot wound to the head, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner said. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) investigation...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   At their regular meeting Oct. 14, the council voted to discontinue the services of its building inspector. Prior to the vote, Mayor Al Yoder mentioned he had had a lot of complaints that people couldn’t afford to build because the building inspector...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Oct. 16 - The MPD received a report of suspicious activity at Main St. W. in Motley. The complainant said that someone has been sleeping in two of the semi sleepers there. The...

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