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Brandon Joseph Roy, 24, has been charged on three counts in Cass County District Court in connection with the homicide of a 25-year-old Cass Lake woman that occurred on or about Nov. 12, 2017, in Cass Lake. According to a press release from the Cass County Attorney’s Office, Roy has been charged...
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...
Pillager School District Superintendent Mike Malmberg stands in front of the high school addition which was built in 2011. On Nov. 7, voters in the school district will decide on a bond referendum which is designed to add classrooms and a community performing arts space, as well as address deferred building maintenance. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
If a bond referendum passes on Nov. 7, the Pillager School District will move forward on a project that includes adding classrooms and a performing arts auditorium; and addressing deferred building maintenance. The question voters will consider is, “Shall the school board of Independent School...
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that the investigation into the suspect of a home invasion in rural Backus continues. While several leads and potential sightings of the male suspect have been reported, there has been nothing substantial that has led to making an identification. The initial...
The Morrison County Historical Society was founded in 1936, at the height of the Great Depression. The organization was the outgrowth of a Works Progress Administration project to collect oral histories from long-time families in Morrison County. Over 1,000 oral histories were collected and this...
John Brichacek, owner of 2 Tall Tavern in Cushing, launched a ‘Never 2 Much Respect’ program last September, to honor area law enforcement agencies, fire departments and first response teams. As part of the program, Brichacek raised funds for these organizations, as well as the Motley Area Food...
This is the fourth and final in a series of articles about gardening, as the Staples World followed the work of Russell Kleinschmidt from planting to harvest.   For avid gardeners like Russell Kleinschmidt, the words found in chapter three of the Book of Ecclesiastes ring true. “To every thing...
The Community Concert major work, held every other year, featured Handel’s Messiah in 2015 held in the Staples-Motley High School gym. (Submitted photo)
The Staples Area Community Christmas Concert, normally held in the Sacred Heart Church, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Staples-Motley High School Gymnasium.  “We recognize that the Community Christmas Concert is an annual holiday tradition for many area families so we thought it...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Oct. 31 - The MPD issued a citation to Tera Wolpert, 30, for passing a parked emergency vehicle with its lights on without being instructed to. Oct. 30 - The MPD issued a...
A Staples man was one of four people injured as the result of a three-vehicle crash north of Motley Nov. 2, at Hwy 64 and 96th St. SW, near mile marker 8. The incident took place shortly before 4 p.m., said Minnesota State Patrol. According to their report, a 2008 Ford Fusion  driven by 24-year-old...

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