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The Morrison County Historical Society (MCHS), in partnership with the Lindbergh House & Museum and Minnesota Military Museum, is taking part in a project to gather stories and present the history of the Vietnam War. Called Central Minnesota Remembers Vietnam, the project, which is being funded...
Doris Stengel, Brainerd award-winning poet, is guest author for Book Ends, the monthly meet-the-author event at The Uptown in Wadena on Saturday, Jan. 13. Doris was first published by The Dakota Farmer when she was nine. Later in life, she joined Heartland Poets in Brainerd and was published in...
If your family has transitioned from military to civilian life, you may be navigating the whole new benefits world of the Department of Veterans Affairs. While it’s likely most of the VA benefits are specifically for your veteran, some might be for you, too. If your veteran is receiving any amount...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Dec. 27 - The MPD responded to a report of theft at the 200 block of Cedar St. E. in Motley. Dec. 26 - The MPD issued a citation to Frank Martin, 18, for speeding. Dec. 26...
1. Am I eligible for the Veterans Choice Program? To be eligible for the program, you must be enrolled in VA health care and must meet at least one of the following criteria: o You’re told by your VA medical facility that you’ll need to wait more than 30 days for an appointment. o Your residence is...
Darci McGillivray, Administrative Accounting Asst. for the City of Motley, recently painted all of city hall, a project which took over two weeks to complete. She is pictured Dec. 29, in the meeting room area. McGillivray did most of the work herself, but received some help from Police Officer...
After numerous firefighter trainings were conducted at the Motley Motel April 29, the entire building (along with the adjoining house) was set on fire during a controlled burn. The motel (formerly known as the El-Ray Motel) is believed to have been built in 1957, in conjunction with the El-Ray Truckstop. It had several owners and managers over the years; and was renamed the Motley Motel about 10 years ago when Gene and Dianna Eisel purchased it. The Eisels recently sold it to Joe, Susie and Pat Brichacek, o
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   A number of stories were collected throughout Motley, Pillager, Cushing and the surrounding area during 2017. A few highlights of the past year are included below. January o Al Yoder, Motley’s new mayor, presided at his first city council meeting Jan. 10, 2017...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Dec. 17 - The MPD arrested Amanda Faith Turner, 30, for Driving While Intoxicated, third degree. The MCSO assisted. Dec. 17 - The MPD received a report of theft from...
Child and Teen Checkups To help children and teens grow into healthy adults, Cass County Public Health recommends regular well-child exams.  These checkups are an important tool that health care providers use to screen for medical and developmental concerns. Regular medical, dental and vision...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Dec. 6 - The MPD received a report of theft from Big Boyz Truck & Tire in Motley. Complainant said that sometime over the weekend unknown persons removed the battery...

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