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A semi truck ended up in the ditch Jan. 21, on the south side of Hwy 210 outside of Motley, just east of the bridge. Several inches of snow fell throughout the area that day and MnDOT was kept busy keeping the highways plowed and salted. (Photo by Dawn Timbs)  
Game Day will be held at Motley United Methodist Church on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 1 - 3 p.m. Bring your favorite card game or board game and spend the afternoon with others who like to play games. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome and the event is free....
Students and the community are invited to a program in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29 in the Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College Brainerd campus. The event is free and open to the public. Speaker Dr. Jesse Grant, Vice President of Student Life and...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Jan. 2 - The MPD issued speeding citations to Jonathan Werner, 35; Lourdes Anderson, 20. Jan. 3 - The MPD issued   citations to Sandy Granados, 29, for driving without a valid...
Four Pillager High School (PHS) students were nominated for the ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Award, and the AAA (Arts, Athletics and Academics Award) which are sponsored by the MSHSL. Jordyn VanVickle and Erik Peterson, juniors at PHS, were nominated for the ExCEL Award...
Motley Clerk/Treasurer Lacey Smieja (foreground) led newly elected city officers (all incumbents) in reciting the oath of office at their first regular council meeting of 2019 held Jan. 14. Pictured, from left, are council members Jace Carlson and Pat O’Regan; Mayor Al Yoder; and council member Amy...
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Dec. 31, at approximately 5:20 p.m., their office received a report of a snowmobile accident with injuries on property located off Lakeview Drive, on the east side of Lake Alexander in Scandia Valley Township. According to the sheriff’s office,...
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reminds residents to make sure that their rural address sign commonly referred to as their “blue number sign” is free of snow and ice. These winter snows are piling up and in some instances covering up address signs making it difficult for responders to find your...
The Motley Area Historical Society (MAHS) elected officers at their December Christmas potluck. These included: o President - Bernice Thomson o Vice President - Gayle Quinn o Secretary - Paula Johnson o Treasurer - Sherry Miller Frisk o Membership - Robin Kramer. The MAHS meets on the second...
Stephanie Leslie (left), a member of the Piecemakers Quilt Club, presents a check for $100 to Sherry Miller Frisk of the Motley Area Food Shelf. (Submitted photo)
The Motley Area Food Shelf (MAFS) will no longer be the pickup point for senior frozen meals. Previously, gold tickets could be purchased at Motley City Hall and brought to the food shelf to pick up frozen dinners.  According to Sherry Miller Frisk, MAFS Director, the center in Eagle Bend had...

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