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Motley area residents were among the hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans who got out and voted Nov. 8. Pictured above, discussing the election over coffee at BRICKS in Motley are, from left: Doug Barnett and Mark Heinecke, both of May Township; Duane Houck, Rogers; and Al Yoder, Motley. Barnett...
Danielle Dewey (right) of Motley purchased her deer hunting license at BRICKS in Motley Nov. 4, the day before the opening of firearms season in Minnesota. Dewey said she planned to hunt in the Swanville area. Also pictured is BRICKS employee Maddison Johnson of Motley.  (Staples World photo by...
Traffic along Hwy 10 in Motley was at a stand-still for nearly an hour the afternoon of Nov. 4, after the drive shaft of a semi-truck fell out. Motley Police Chief Ron Smith said the incident happened as the semi-truck, headed east on Hwy 10, was turning onto Hwy 210. Westbound traffic on Hwy 10...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Oct. 23 - The MPD responded to a report of a screaming child at BRICKS Travel Plaza in Motley. The caller reported that people in two separate vehicles met at that location...
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office will host their 5th annual Trick or Treat event on Monday, Oct. 31, 4 - 7 p.m. in Walker. Visit with Sheriff Tom Burch and staff; and receive a ‘trick or treat’ bag with coloring books, safety tips and treats. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is located at 303...
Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Oct. 17 - The MPD received a report of a gas drive-off at Auger’s Motley Express. Oct. 14 - 16 - The MPD issued  speeding citations to Jacob Feldt, 25; Noah Anderson, 21; Thomas Reisinger, 51;...
Angela Dobson of Motley was honored recently by Parent Aware for School Readiness (PASR) for using kindergarten-readiness best practices in her business. Dobson has been doing licensed home childcare for 12 years. She is in the process of completing her four stars to obtain a Parent Aware Rating....
Approximately 320 people attended the Harvest Dinner at Motley United Methodist Church Oct. 19. Pictured above serving are, from right, Vern Peterson, Marie Macheel, Steve Solem. Guitarist Jim Olsen provided entertainment in the sanctuary while guests waited to be seated.  
Tom Ladwig of Motley serves as commander for the Motley American Legion Tri-County Post #124, a position he has held since April of 2015. He is a navy veteran. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Navy veteran Tom Ladwig is a proud member of the Motley American Legion Post #124 and has served as its commander since April of 2015.  He was first inspired to join the military by his grandfather Thomas Edward Rath, of whom he is named. “Grandpa served in the navy during WWI,” Ladwig shared...
The Motley American Legion Tri-County Post #124 held their monthly meeting at Countryside Restaurant in Motley Oct. 20. Prior to conducting the business portion of their meeting, the members enjoyed a meal and conversation. Pictured above, from left, are Ron Unger, Sgt. at Arms; Ron Starke, John...

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