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While attending the grand opening for the Little Cardinals Academy Family Center in Motley Aug. 13, Melanie (Dumpprope) Csorgo of Browerville, (above, second from left) noticed her mother’s name written along with others who graduated from Motley High School. “She graduated with the class of 1966...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Aug. 14 - The MPD responded to a report of a break-in at the 300 block of 1st Ave. S., Motley. Aug. 14 - The MPD received a report of a person shoplifting at Orton’s in Motley...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   Concerns about the city’s animal ordinance and its nuisance list were brought up during the public forum portion of the Motley City Council’s regular meeting Aug. 12. Concerning the animal ordinance, Ethan Ellingsen of Motley said he feels new solutions are...
Attendees of the recent grand opening for the Little Cardinal Academy Family Center in Motley were treated to a free meal. Pictured above, from left, are Jada, Hugo and Elwen Ellingsen; and Mikayla Richards, all of Motley. In addition to supper, the celebration included a variety of activities and...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   Concerns about the city’s animal ordinance and its nuisance list were brought up during the public forum portion of the Motley City Council’s regular meeting Aug. 12. Concerning the animal ordinance, Ethan Ellingsen of Motley said he feels new solutions are...
Ken Swecker of Motley is providing temporary assistance at Motley City Hall, answering phones and greeting people who stop by. The city’s clerk/treasurer is currently out on maternity leave, and the former administrative/accounting assistant recently resigned. Swecker anticipates his temporary job will last into October. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   When he noticed the ad in the paper about the City of Motley’s need for temporary help at city hall, Ken Swecker decided to respond.  Not only did it sound like something he’d enjoy doing, but it seemed to be the sort of work that fit with his background....
A new public used oil drop site (Staples World photo, below) is now located next to the city’s maintenance shop in Motley, at 196 Eldredge St. W. Pictured above (submitted photo by Public Works Director, Bruce Brotherton), crew members from the East Side Oil Company, Inc. of St. Cloud worked to...
Crew members with Tri-State Coatings of Wadena  were in the early stages of re-painting the water tower in Motley Aug. 6, covering the blue that’s been there for many years with white. Ultimately, the city’s new logo will also be added to the water tower. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)  
Motley Police Chief Jason Borash attempts a beanbag toss while wearing vision goggles, designed to simulate an impaired driver, at the National Night Out event in Staples on Aug. 6. The throw turned out to be about three feet to the right. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Therese and Rick McBride of Warroad, along with their dog, Rizzo, stopped at the Motley Pet Stop and Rec Area Aug. 6, en route home from the Twin Cities. The McBrides said Motley is the half-way point when making this particular trip and they often stop there to stretch their legs. “This is a great...

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