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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...
Funding is still available for households in Beltrami and Cass counties for help with heating and electric bills. If you haven’t already applied this heating season and meet the income guidelines, you may be eligible. Deadline to submit applications is May 31, 2017.  Assistance amounts are...
A number of trees have been cleared recently  along the west side of Hwy 10 south of Motley as part of the Motley Area 115-kV electricity transmission project. Pictured above, crew members with Reliable Tree Service of Cambridge work to chip the wood. Below is a home located a few miles south of...
Representatives of the City of Motley and the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce (SMACC) attended the Grand Opening of Dollar General in Motley Feb. 11. Pictured above at the ribbon cutting ceremony are, from left: Barb Cline, SMACC Executive Director; Bruce Brotherton, SMACC board member and...
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office continues to ask for the public’s assistance in the investigation of Terrence “Terry” Brisk’s death that occurred this past Nov. 7, in Belle Prairie Township. Sheriff Shawn Larsen states that there is up to a $30,000 reward from local donors for information that...
Jace Carlson, right, is sworn in as the newest Motley City Council member at the council’s regular meeting Feb. 13. Also pictured, from left, are City Clerk/Treasurer Lacey Smieja, who conducted the ceremony; council member Nate Douglas; and Mayor Al Yoder. Carlson was one of four candidates who submitted a letter of intent for the open council seat. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Jace Carlson is the newest member of the Motley City Council, filling the seat that was vacant since the beginning of 2017. The council voted to appoint Carlson to the position at the beginning of their regular meeting Feb. 13. He was sworn in immediately after and took his place at the council...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Feb. 7 - The MPD arrested Dennis Vasquez, 23, for DUI. Feb. 6, 7 - The MPD issued speeding citations to Michael Unger, 29; Mark Ritchie, 58. Feb. 3 - The MPD responded to...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) included the following: Feb. 1 - The MPD arrested Zachary Billman, 27 on an active GM warrant. According to the report, Officer Jason Borash initiated the traffic stop, but the vehicle did not stop. Later, Billman voluntarily stopped and was...

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