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In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, the Scandia Valley Fire Department (SVFD) will host an open house at the fire hall Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5 - 7 p.m. The public will have the opportunity to meet the firefighters, door prizes will be given away and snacks will be served. A number of kids’...
To help children and teens grow into healthy adults, Cass County Public Health recommends regular well-child exams. These checkups are an important tool that health care providers use to screen for medical and developmental issues. Regular medical, dental and vision checkups are necessary to assure...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Sept. 28 - The MPD and MCSO responded to a report of a person with their face painted like a clown at Ortons in Motley. Caller stated they thought this was suspicious. Sept...
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported on Sept. 30, that Alice Whim, the subject of the missing person investigation, has been safely located and is no longer considered a missing person. Whim, 21, had been reported missing from a residential group home in rural Motley on Aug. 12. As per the...
The Motley City Council interviewed five candidates for the city clerk/treasurer position Sept. 29. Pictured, from left, are council members Al Yoder,  Pat O’Regan; Mayor Nancy Nieken; council members Amy Hutchison, Steve Johnson; and Gary Weiers, with David Drown Associates, Inc., of Fairbault, who provided comprehensive search services as part of the hiring process. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
After a full day of panel discussions, facility tours and  interviews with five worthy candidates Aug. 29, the Motley City Council voted to offer the position of clerk/treasurer to Lacey Smieja of Little Falls. The terms of the offer, as discussed with Gary Weiers, management consultant with David...
Gary Christensen (left) and his father, Roger Christensen, with G & L Builders of Ottertail, were at work Sept. 23, putting up new storage units at the corner of Eledredge and Hwy 10 in Motley. The project, featuring 32 storage units, is estimated to be completed by mid-October, according to...
St. Michael’s Parish in Motley hosted a Harvest Dinner following Mass Sept. 25. The meal featured roast beef, turkey and all the fixings; plus an assortment of pies. Pictured above serving, from left, are Wanda Lutzke, Sherri Zetah, Steve Lorber, Dave Pogreba (hidden) and George Heroux in...
Voters may apply now for absentee ballots for the upcoming Nov. 8, 2016 statewide general election online, in-person, by mail, or by submitting a completed application via fax or e-mail. For information, application, in-person absentee voting; and a complete list of Cass County absentee ballot...
An 18-year-old woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash along Hwy 10 in Morrison County Sept. 24. The incident occurred around 1 a.m. near milepost 151. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Cloe Crabtree of Prior Lake was driving a 2004 Cadillac CTS southbound on Hwy 10 when it entered the...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Sept. 21 - The MPD stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Hwys 10 and 210 in Motley for not having a rear plate. The driver was from Minot, N.D. The driver stated he had...

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