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The Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley  is featuring Army Dentist Col. John Harvey Lien of Willmar in their Featured Veteran Exhibit through March 31. John Harvey Lien was born June 24, 1911, to Amos and Winifred Lien in Willmar. As a youngster growing up he developed what was to become a...
Trees are being cleared on the west side of Hwy 10 south of Motley, not the east side as was reported in last week’s Staples World. The Staples World regrets the error. The tree clearing is one of the project phases in Great River Energy’s (GRE) 115-kV transmission line project, which includes the...
There is a community garden near the Motley Food Shelf that has plots available for those who have a desire to grow their own vegetables. Water is available and the plots will be prepped. “You just bring the seeds and the desire to care for your plot,” says food shelf director Sherry Miller Frisk....
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Feb. 22 - The MPD issued a speeding citation to Michael Brastad, 39; and a citation to Kyler Jackson, 21, for driving after suspension. Feb. 21 - The MPD issued citations...
With temperatures reaching into the 50’s Feb. 18, the outdoor patio at The Castaway Bar & Grill on Lake Alexander was a popular destination for lunch. The Castaway was also the location for the 11th Annual Snow Golf Tournament that day, sponsored by the Lincoln Scandia Valley  Lions Club. The...
Travelers along Hwy 10 south of Motley have been noticing a number of trees that have recently been cut down on the east side of the highway. The tree clearing is one of the project phases in Great River Energy’s (GRE) 115-kV transmission line project, which includes the Motley area. The project...
From left are Mackenzie Wilds, Torii Nienow, Brooke Ferdon (Tallulah), Brookelyn Huisenga, Ava Schneider, Libby O’Neil.
Cast members of Bugsy Malone Jr. have been busy rehearsing for the upcoming production, presented by Motley-Staples Middle School.   Motley-Staples Middle School will present Bugsy Malone Jr. Friday, March 10, 7 p.m.; and Saturday, March 11, 2 p.m., at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. Matthew R....
A number of ice fishing enthusiasts enjoyed being out on Lake Alexander Feb. 18, with temperatures reaching 50 degrees. Pictured in top photo, Bruce Bigalke of Ham Lake checks the underwater camera monitor to see if any fish are approaching his bait. “I saw 18 walleye a while back,” he said....
Stacie Corrigan (far right) gets ready to hit the ball at hole no. one during the 11th Annual Snow Golf Tournament on Lake Alexander Feb. 18. Next in line is her friend, Meghan Johnson. It was the first snow golf tournament for both of the women, who hail from the St. Cloud area.
Over 200 golfers participated in the 11th Annual Snow Golf Tournament on Lake Alexander Feb. 18, an event sponsored by the Lincoln Scandia Valley Lions Club. Held at The Castaway Bar & Grill in Cushing, the event drew golf enthusiasts from around the state. “We start planning for it in October...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Feb. 15 - The MPD received a call from someone reporting seeing a school bus with children in it run a red light at Hwys 10 and 210 in Motley at approximately 1 p.m. The...

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