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Murder, kidnapping charges await man accused of killing Watkins' 5-year-old
Living history: Wadena County population shrinks
Property Transfers, Marriages - Aug. 18 edition
Wadena County wanted - Aug. 18 edition
Courts - Aug. 19 edition
Wadena State Bank golf team triumphs
Wolverines have veteran talent in tennis ranks
Senior baseball state tournament coming to area
Does the NFL really need pre-season games?
Riewer fans 18 but Blazers fall in state tournament bid
William 'Bill' Bretz
Joan N. (Asselin) Marquardt
Karvonen Funeral Home adding cremation services
Henning woman accepts new NJPA position
New coffee, boutique shop to open on Highway 10
Jennie-O Turkey Store announces new hire
Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
50-year marriage focus of Long Lake Theater's musical
Madhatters to perform 'Twelve Angry Men' this weekend
Bluffton Hometown Days kicks off Thursday night
Old Wadena Rendezvous folklife festival returns this weekend
Country singer to perform at Staples Music in the Park
Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Birth announcements - Aug. 18 edition
Perkins graduates from Northwest Technical
Extraordinary encounter with stranger enlivens parish pilgrimage
Area students graduate from Bemidji State
Your letters - Aug. 18 edition
Bad ideas to improve VA services
Can a vehicle be sold without a VIN plate?
It's here: The coming workforce squeeze
Your letters - Aug. 11 edition
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
Anglers exceed Mille Lacs walleye quota, season continues anyway
DNR offers tips to private forest owners dealing with storm damage
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
January 12, 2013
Livestock building destroyed by fire
The complete loss of the Tri-County Livestock Auction Barn, one mile west of Motley, by fire Sunday night has not made life any easier for Manager...
January 12, 2013 - 12:00am
July 16, 2012
Lucas John Denny, 25, Cambridge, Minn., 65/55, fees $130. Gustavo Guevara, 39, Lester Prairie, Minn., 75/65, fees $130. Diane Lorene Morgan, 49, Motley, 50/40, fees $130. Thomas Luther Theisen, 58, Staples, 65/55, fees $130. Kahleen Marie Lovejoy, 62, Park Rapids, 70/55, $150. Tyler...
July 16, 2012 - 4:50am
June 30, 2012
BHV Legion squad drops twinbill to Staples-Motley
Steve Riewer and his Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Legion team ran into a buzz saw June 19 losing 16-5 and 27-7 to Staples-Motley. Austin Redemske homered and singled for Staples-Motley in Game 1. Devon White, and Jalen Busker and Mark Kossan all collected two hits. Austin Selvey had a...
June 30, 2012 - 12:00am
May 29, 2012
Ralph Leroy Rodrigues Jr., 31, Motley, Minn., disorderly conduct, local confinement 90 days, 86 days stayed for one year, adult probation, fees $465. Heath Bradley LaCroix, 45, Perham, first degree DWI, committed to Minnesota Correction Facility-St. Cloud 36 months stayed for seven...
May 29, 2012 - 2:42pm
May 22, 2012
Bjerga is featured author at local Memorial week events
Author Alan Bjerga is returning to his hometown area during Memorial Day Week and will be the featured speaker at several events. The Motley Historical Society will be hosting a book signing in conjunction with its annual open house, held Memorial Day from 1 to 4 p.m. at City Hall,...
May 22, 2012 - 1:22pm
May 14, 2012
Stephen James Girtz, 39, Park Rapids, seat belt required, fees $90. Levi Sloan Benson, 30, Motley, refusal to submit to chemical test, local confinement 365 days with 240 days credit for time served, fees $1,095. Norman Grover Kurti, 56, Wadena, DWI, local confinement 90 days with...
May 14, 2012 - 10:53am
April 16, 2012
Todd-Wadena Healthy Connections will be sponsoring a Car Seat Safety Clinic April 19
During this clinic, certified child passenger safety technicians will inspect your child's car seat and will provide you with important installation tips. It will be held Thursday from 3-7 p.m. at the Lakewood Health System Motley clinic parking lot. Please call (218) 894-8623 to...
April 16, 2012 - 11:42am
April 13, 2012
Todd-Wadena Kinship reinstated under merger
The Kinship of Todd-Wadena Counties Board of Directors unanimously voted to re-establish its youth mentoring program under the Kinship Partners program of Crow Wing and southern Cass counties. The organizations have begun the steps to bring programming, volunteers, mentors, and mentees...
April 13, 2012 - 1:44pm
Brandon Michael Snyder, 26, Verndale, receiving stolen property, first degree burglary, fifth degree possession, supervised probation for five years, community service, 90 days. Credit for time served: 15 days, fees: $2,665. Doreen Ann Myers, 50, New York Mills, disorderly conduct,...
April 13, 2012 - 11:12am
March 10, 2012
Matthew Paul Landwehr, 19, Staples, third-degree burglary, stay of adjudication, 64 hours community service, fees $75, restitution reserved, write letter of apology. Richard Alan Ruter, 54, Wadena, disorderly conduct, 30 days jail stayed for one year, one year probation, fees $1,390...
March 10, 2012 - 2:52pm
May 28, 2010
Motley Family History Day planned
The Motley Area Historical Society will hold a Family History Day open house from 1-4 p.m. on Monday, May 31 at the Motley City Hall Complex. The public is invited to view many of Motley's historical treasures such as photos and artifacts. Come and check out the resource tools that...
May 28, 2010 - 3:55pm
February 5, 2010
Police: Bloody beating came after spilled yogurt
A Motley man was charged for the second time in a year with domestic-violence-related crimes after a bloody assault over spilled yogurt. At 9:26 a.m. on Jan. 30, a Wadena officer responded to an assault complaint. The officer met with the 19-year-old female victim, who had fresh...
February 5, 2010 - 2:04pm
October 23, 2009
Motley fined for water violations
The city of Motley and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency have reached an agreement that requires the city to pay $17,500 for alleged water quality violations at its wastewater treatment facility, the MPCA said in a news release. MPCA staff inspections and facility file reviews...
October 23, 2009 - 1:06pm
June 27, 2009
Cattle barn king arrested for grand theft
The owner or co-owner of 15 cattle sale barns in Long Prairie, Motley, Fergus Falls, and other locations in three states was taken into custody in Fergus Falls June 23 and faces a class three felony theft charge in South Dakota. Joey J. Varner, 52, of Pierz, Minn., is accused of...
June 27, 2009 - 11:50am
March 18, 2009
Historical Society tour
The Motley Historical Society held its monthly meeting on Feb. 10 at the Wadena County Historical Society and also requested a tour of the museum....
March 18, 2009 - 4:35pm