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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 around 1957, in conjunction with the El-Ray...
Artists and growers as small business entrepreneurs are invited to attend free educational workshops to build their business profitability and capacity.  The events, hosted at the Sprout Growers & Makers Marketplace (609 13th Ave NE, Door 8, Little Falls). Throughout the next three years,...
After several hours at the scene of a controlled burn at the Motley Motel April 29, Motley firefighters worked to put all of their equipment and gear away. Pictured above in front of the last remaining remnants of the motel are, from left, Lonna Dille, Jim Uhlman, Chief Todd Judd; and Nick Dille, 2nd Asst. Chief. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
All that’s left of the Motley Motel is a sign that lost its neon years ago; and some assorted memories of the building along Hwy 10 first known as the El-Ray Motel. On April 29, the motel was burned to the ground by dozens of firefighters participating in a controlled burn. The event was organized...
People interested in researching for genealogy or different topics of Todd County history can now access microfilmed copies of county newspapers at the Todd County Museum.  The museum is located at 333 Central Ave., Long Prairie. For more information call 320-732-4426 or email toddcountymuseum@...
Motorists may encounter delays in both directions of Highway 10 between Birch Ave and Union Creek in Wadena as segments of the road are reduced to a single lane Wednesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 11, weather permitting. The lane closures will be during daytime hours while crews resurface the road...
Staples Police along with the Todd County Sheriff’s Dept., assisted the Minnesota State Patrol at the scene of a one vehicle rollover, just east of Staples, on Highway 10, on April 26.  April 27; Staples Police assisted Baxter Police with the arrest of Richard Schwartz, 52, on the 300 block of 2nd...
A cosmic connection was revealed at the Staples-Motley Elementary School Home Run Derby Night on April 27. After choosing a baseball theme for their reading night, the school discovered one of their baseball books had been water damaged in a student’s backpack. They ordered a new book on Amazon and...
A log grapple feeds a load of wood logs and tree limbs into a wood chipper in rural Pillager recently, one of the steps taken by Rod Enberg of Enberg Logging, Motley, in producing wood chips for biomass energy.
Rod Enberg, a one-time watch-repairman, has been in the logging business since 1982, and has owned Enberg Logging in rural Motley since 1985. Located in Cass County along Hwy 64, Enberg Logging encompasses 160 acres and is home to a vast array of equipment, thousands of cords of wood, and hundreds...
By Karin Nauber Todd County reporter   “There’s a lot going on - a lot of opportunity and needs - a lot to get excited about.” Those are the words of Joe Hatch who has been serving as Todd County coordinator since Feb. 27. He also oversees the human resources department. “Things are going well....
The Staples-Motley School Board handled a number of financial and personnel issues at their regular April 17 meeting. In addition the board approved a resolution similar to other districts regarding the involuntary dissolution of the Eagle Valley School District. The resolution states that “the...

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