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Don Reigstad, pastor at Lincoln Free Evangelical Church, has collected a number of books pertaining to Christianity since entering the ministry 40 years ago. He and his wife, Pam, have been at the Cushing church since last September. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Don Reigstad was 12 years old when he gave his heart to God and felt a calling to go into ministry. It’s a call he did indeed answer and since that time has served at churches throughout Minnesota, including his most recent assignment in Cushing. Now 63, Don is the pastor at Lincoln Evangelical (EV...
The Motley City Council has held two closed meetings recently to discuss preliminary misconduct allegations against Motley Police Chief Ron Smith.  The meetings were held Jan. 5 and Jan. 16 at Motley City Hall. They were both closed pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, Subdivision 2(b)...
Recent reports from the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Jan. 15 - The MCSO paged out the Motley Fire Dept. regarding a two-vehicle accident at Hwy 64 and 124th St. in Motley. Jan. 15 - The MCSO received a call regarding a phone that had been stolen. The responding...
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 organizes a verification check...
After nearly 43 years of service with the Pillager Fire Department (PFD), Chief Randy Lee resigned at the end of December.  It wasn’t an easy decision for him to make, but was necessary due to unforeseen medical issues involving his wife Kathy that occurred last fall.  “Kathy will need my full time...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Jan. 4 - The MPD issued a citation to Zoe Biggs, 19, for no proof of insurance. Jan. 9 - The MCSO received a report of burglary from a resident at the 900 block of Hwy 10...
One person sustained non-life threatening injuries in a two-vehicle accident north of Motley Jan. 15, shortly after 5 p.m. The Cass County incident involved a 2017 Mack Semi truck and a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. It took place at Hwy 64 and 124th St. SW in May Township. According to the Minnesota...
Motley City Council member Jace Carlson, left, congratulated Bruce Brotherton at the council’s regular meeting Jan. 8, for his 10 years of working for the city’s maintenance department. Brotherton’s current title is Public Works Supervisor. Carlson is the liaison to the maintenance department. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
At their regular meeting Jan. 8, the Motley City Council learned National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) in Staples will no longer be able to provide legal services to the city. City Clerk/Treasurer Lacey Smieja noted that NJPA will still be able to help with minor legal issues, but as of Jan. 31,...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Jan. 3 - The MPD issued a citation to Dylan Staege, 27, for driving with expired tabs. Jan. 3 - The MPD assisted the MN State Patrol with traffic control for a one vehicle...
Four Pillager High School students were recently nominated for the ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership) Award and the AAA (Arts, Athletics and Academics) Award, both of which are sponsored by the MSHSL (Minnesota State High School League). ExCEL Award Julia Johnson and Noah...

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