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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...
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents of the ‘Project Lifesaver’ program they provide. Project Lifesaver is a 501 (C) community based public safety, non-profit organization. The program provides law enforcement and other caregivers with equipment and training to quickly locate and...
At a special meeting Sept. 20, the Motley City Council approved both the proposed levy and the preliminary budget for 2017, as presented by Interim City Clerk Scott Saehr. The total proposed levy for 2017 is $358,206, an approximately three percent increase from last year’s levy. Present at the...
epartment (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Sept. 14 - The MPD issued a speeding citation to Douglas Vandenberg, 52. Sept. 13 - The MPD responded to a call from the manager of an apartment on Pine Ave. S. in Motley regarding a strong smell of marijuana...
Greg Gentry and Lacie Hines were crowned King and Queen at the Pillager High School’s Homecoming Coronation ceremony held Sept. 12. Pictured above, back; from left, Ridge Hunstad, Chris Ringler, Ryan Foehrenbacher, king candidates; Emma Litke, Vanessa Peterson, Tricia Engholm, queen candidates....
The sixth annual Pillager Hall of Fame Induction Banquet was held Sept. 17, with four new inductees added to the roster. These  included Betty Rohl, Bob Osell, Mike Rudbeck, Paul Swedberg.  Paul Swedberg Paul Swedberg came from strong Swedish stock who grew up in and near Pillager in the late 19th...
    It will soon be easier to hear what’s being discussed by the Motley City Council at their meetings, thanks to a new sound system that will be installed. At their regular meeting Sept. 12, the council approved having Community Sound and Security, LLC, Brainerd, install the system. Their cost, $3...
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that the investigation into a woman missing from a residential group home in rural Motley is on-going. Several leads have been followed up on with no substantial results. Alice Whim, 21, was reported missing on Aug. 12. She resided at a group home on 61st Ave....
A Little Falls man is dead and a juvenile male seriously injured following a two-vehicle head-on crash near Leader the morning of Sept. 9. The incident occurred along 76th Ave SW (Cty Rd. 103) at 6:53 a.m. Deputies and responders at the scene found the driver of a 2011 Honda IEX, Erik Mathison, 42...
George Maurer, one of Minnesota’s premiere jazz pianists, along with vocal powerhouse Leslie Vincent, shared their talents in the Lincoln Lakes area Sept. 5, during the ‘Heldstock XXVII’ concert celebration. The event takes place each year at the Lake Shamineau home of Pat Held,who founded ‘...

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