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Nearly a year after Terrence “Terry” Brisk was murdered in Belle Prairie Township, east of Little Falls, investigators believe the murder weapon has been located. According to a Nov. 3 news release from Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen, there are new developments in the homicide investigation...
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...
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...

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