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The public is invited to attend a Veterans Day program at Motley-Staples Middle School on Friday, Nov. 11, at 9:30 a.m. Tri-County American Legion Post #124 will provide the color guard and program; and there will be student participation as well, including readings, essays, tributes and artwork....
Crew members with Anderson Brothers Construction of Brainerd were at work in Motley Oct. 13, paving Cimarron Drive, Postel Drive and Lil Street. Pictured above on Postel Drive, public works supervisor Bruce Brotherton (far left) speaks with Anthony Maule, an inspector with Bolton & Menk, Inc. Pictured below, Maule (right) and Doug Tulenchik with Anderson Brothers, takes a look at a newly-tarred portion of Lil Street and Postel Drive. The streets improvement project was estimated to be completed by Oct. 14.
Portions of Cimarron Drive, Postel Drive and Lil Street in Motley have recently been tarred; and all that remains of the streets improvement project is shouldering and grass seeding. According to public works supervisor Bruce Brotherton, tarring was completed by Oct. 13 and “all went as planned.”...
A Brooklyn Park man was airlifted to North Memorial Hospital Oct. 16, following a two-vehicle crash north of Motley along Hwy 64. The incident occurred near mile marker six, at approximately 7:30 p.m. According to the MN State Patrol, Benjamin Ameyan, 54, was southbound on Hwy 64, driving a 2005...
Two people from Little Falls were arrested Oct. 5 and are awaiting charges of drug possession and child endangerment. According to a press release from the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), a search warrant was executed on Prairie Drive in Little Falls by the Central MN Violent Offender Task...
Two men are dead after a rollover crash in Morrison County Oct. 15, south of Pierz. The incident occurred at approximately 3 a.m. According to the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office, officers responded to a report of a one vehicle accident on 113th Street in Pierz Township.  A Dodge truck was...
A teenager from McGrath was injured in a one-vehicle accident in Darling Township near Little Falls shortly after noon on Oct. 15. According to the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office, Hunter Oslowski, 15, was driving a Can-Am, side-by-side off road vehicle on a trail in a field when he turned a...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) included the following: Oct. 12 - The MPD issued a citation to Allen Hamm, 39, for driving with a revoked driver’s license. Oct. 8 - The MPD issued a speeding citation to Nancy Brimhall, 69. Oct. 7 - The MPD issued a citation to Aidan...
Darci McGillivray, a student at Central Lakes College, has been hired to work as an intern at Motley City Hall. McGillivray’s wages and work-related expenses will be compensated by National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) and her regular work days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. She...
Students at Little Cardinals Academy had the opportunity to tour the Motley Fire Hall Oct. 13, during Fire Prevention Week. Pictured above, firefighter Matt Smith helps Brooks Towardowski (who turns two Nov. 5) maneuver the fire hose while firefighter Nick Dille (left) and ‘Sparky the Dalmation’...
Lacey Smieja of Little Falls has accepted the City of Motley’s  offer to be their new city clerk/treasure and will begin work on Nov. 1. The city council approved Smieja’s appointment at their regular meeting Oct. 10. Per their agreement, Smieja will begin at a Step 3 of pay Grade 10 on the city’s...

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