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The Leader Lions donated $1,000 to the Motley Area Food Shelf. The proceeds were raised from the Lions annual pancake breakfast held March 19. Pictured above: Lion Deb Alexander and Sherry Frisk, Motley Area Food Shelf. (Submitted photo)
“Thanks to the community’s support of the Motley Area Food Shelf (MAFS), we raised $33,000 during our March Campaign and received 900 lbs. in donated canned goods,” reports Sherry Miller Frisk, food shelf director. “Going over our $20,000 goal is allowing us to be able to purchase meat and order...
Three people were injured when a car turned in front of them in Motley. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Jonathon Fairchild, 18, of Aitkin, failed to yield while making a left turn from Highway 10 onto Highway 210, at the stoplight in Motley. The driver of the other car, Barbara Fleischer...
Motley City Council member Nate Douglas tendered his resignation on April 22.  According to City Clerk/Treasurer Lacey Smieja, Douglas indicated that he recently accepted a position with the American Red Cross that requires extensive travel. Unfortunately, he is unable to attend regular council...
Motley City Council member Nate Douglas tendered his resignation on April 22.  According to City Clerk/Treasurer Lacey Smieja, Douglas indicated that he recently accepted a position with the American Red Cross that requires extensive travel. Unfortunately, he is unable to attend regular council...
Scott Sadusky, with Cities to Lakes Inspection Services, introduced himself to the Motley City Council at their regular meeting April 10. The council subsequently hired him as the city’s new building inspector, pending attorney approval.
Scott Sadusky of Cities to Lakes Inspections Services has been hired as the City of Motley’s new building inspector, pending the approval of the city’s attorney. This was one of the decisions made at the Motley City Council’s regular meeting April 10. As per council approval, Sadusky will keep 80...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: April 10  - The MPD issued a citation to Taylor Butticci, 19, for loud exhaust and white light emitting to the rear of the vehicle. April 7 - Motley Police Chief Ron Smith...
Les Fundine has been named the “Pillager Citizen of the Year” for 2017. The award was presented to Fundine April 8, at the Pillager Fiddler’s Contest, by Pillager Mayor Bret Mattheisen. In his introduction, the mayor noted that Fundine has been described as “the best neighbor you could hope for.”...
Fifteen fiddlers took the stage at Pillager High School April 8, competing for cash prizes at the 33rd Annual Fiddler’s Contest. Gilmore Lee of Maple Plain was named this year’s “Fiddler of the Year.” The fiddlers ranged in age from nine - 93 and hailed from towns across Minnesota, North Dakota and...
Motley Police Chief Ron Smith stopped by the Motley Family Center recenlty, during Community Helpers Week. He is pictured with children enrolled in Little Cardinals Academy, Head Start, School Readiness and Early Childhood Special Education. Back row, from left:  Claire Rutten, Logan Jares, Zoey...
Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen reports that the homicide investigation into the death of Terrance “Terry” Brisk which occurred on Nov. 7, 2016, is still active and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) continues to assist their office in the investigation.  Larsen stated that starting...

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