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Mayhem on I-94: Car theft suspect climbs on truck as traffic comes to halt
VFW honors Mehl and Becker with 'Teacher of the Year' awards
Emergency Service Personnel Recognized for Dedication to their Communities
Living History: JCPenney sale license is extended
Hutson recognized with international teaching award
Seniors set to lead Raiders into track season
Wolverines have positions open for new fastpitch talent
Wolverines have five state qualifiers back for 2017
Sports briefs - March 23 edition
Tigers hold Pirates at bay in 41-37 subsection tilt
Assisted living facility construction moving along quickly
Tri-County Health Care offering new acid reflux procedure
Tri-County Health Care earns ACR accreditation
Minnesota Valley Irrigation celebrates 25 years
Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors present awards
'A Band Called Honalee' to perform timeless music of the '60s
Author Mary Casanova packs 'em in at Book Ends event
Entertainment briefs - March 16 edition
Gallery exhibit honors women's artwork and advocacy
Young country music star to perform in Wadena
Birth announcements - March 16 edition
The seasons of dating and marriage
Area students named to NDSU dean's list
Humbly listen to God and one another
Your letters - March 16 edition
Phillips: 'Neighbors' columnist gets well-deserved kindness
Are colored well lights against the law?
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune
Lack of snow means burning restrictions will happen soon
Tulibee dominate catch in Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
Annual Menahga Family Fishing Derby is Jan. 21
Shout-out for Pout: New Minnesota state eelpout record is on the books
Chronic Wasting Disease found in two farm-raised deer
January 9, 2017
Pickup-semi collision injures woman near Motley
A woman was injured Saturday after the vehicle she was driving was struck broadside by a semitrailer. The Minnesota State Patrol reported the crash occurred at 2:37 p.m. Saturday, at the intersection of Highway 10 and 385th Street south of Motley. Alicia Marie Goltz, 20, of Motley,...
January 9, 2017 - 11:08am
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