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Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Jan. 27 - The MPD received a call regarding suspicious activity at the 400 block of Pine Ave. S., Motley. Caller stated she was awakened by a strong smell of marijuana which...
Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen announced that his office, in cooperation with all local police departments in the county, have recently completed the annual predatory offender registration (POR) verifications for Morrison County. Each year the sheriff’s office organized a verification check...
The Central Lakes College Foundation announced that more than 380 scholarship awards were made for spring semester, totaling more that $190,000. That brings the total awarded from the Foundation this academic year to just over $375,000.  “Thanks to the generosity of our community we were able to...
Quinn Marana, a truck driver from Brainerd, stopped at BRICKS Travel Center in Motley to check his engine and make sure everything was ‘good to go’ before heading out on the road in sub-zero temperatures Jan. 29. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)  
Winners in 6th grade Experiment, left to right: Sophie Albie, The Salt Experiment; Lily Richey, Its Crystal Time; Sawyer Ferdon, He Shoots, He Scores.
The 2019 Motley-Staples Middle School Science Fair was held Jan. 23 in the small gym, with 178 students participating.  This year’s judges (approximately 30) included parents, community members and other volunteers from Camp Shamineau and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Those placing in the...
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Jan. 27, at approximately 6 p.m., their office received a report of a vehicle that was hit by a train near Greyhound Rd. and 165th St., just north of Little Falls in Green Prairie Township. Kent Regelin, 62, of Little Falls was traveling on the...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Jan. 22 - The MCSO arrested Paul Brian Sadlo, 32, for domestic assault and he was taken into custody. The incident occurred at the 900 block of Hwy 10 in Motley.   Other...
A barn owned by Travis and Jacqueline DiGiovanni of rural Motley was destroyed by fire Jan. 22. The Motley Fire Department received a call about the fire at about 5:50 p.m. Fire Chief Brad Olson said by the time they arrived at the scene, about eight miles north of Motley in Becker Township, the...
Motley residents Duane Solga and his daughter, April Solga, are pictured at their home property with Birdie (left) and Cisco, two of their horses. The Solgas live on ten acres within the city limits and have invested a lot financially in terms of their hobby, including building a fenced-in pasture for the horses and purchasing an expensive truck to haul them with.  Having horses has been a part of their lifestyle since purchasing their property several years ago and the Solgas are hoping they will continue
Several residents were in attendance at the regular Motley City Council meeting Jan. 14, voicing concerns about the city’s ordinance regarding non-domestic and farm animals. Horses, chickens and goats were among the animals discussed. One of the concerns had to do with whether or not an animal (...
A number of people gather at the Motley United Methodist Church on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month for ‘Game Day.’ The free event is held from 1 - 3 p.m. and is open to the public. Refreshments are served as well. Pictured above playing ‘Hand and Foot’ are, from left, Janet Greig,...

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