Cody James McBeth, 21, Menahga, was charged July 14 with one felony count each of receiving stolen property and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. When a Royalton police officer observed a motorcycle traveling at 93 miles per hour on Highway 10 July 12, he attempted to stop the driver. The man allegedly [...]

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Jason Roger Nyberg, 35, Villard, was charged July 11 in Morrison County District Court with both a felony possession of a pistol or assault weapon after a conviction of adjudication as a delinquent for a crime of violence and one gross misdemeanor charge of giving a peace officer a false name. On July 10, a [...]

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The following people, charged with a gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor level crime in Morrison County District Court, have recently been sentenced: Gross Misdemeanors •Scott Michael Kolesar, 54, Park Rapids; (offense: 11/16/12) dismissed against Kolesar was one gross misdemeanor count of driving after cancellation. Misdemeanors •Christen Marie Long, 21, Clarissa (offense 4/26/14): DWI, fined $560, sentenced [...]

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Tyler Jerome Meyer, 18, Pierz, was charged July 7 in Morrison County District Court with one felony count of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. On July 3, a Morrison County Deputy observed a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Highway 27 in Little Falls Township. He activated his [...]

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Ashley Jo Mortenson, 27, Princeton, was charged July 10 with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance and one gross misdemeanor count of giving a false name. On July 10, a Morrison County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a vehicle without tail lights. The driver gave her name as Casey Lynn Ripka, but the Department [...]

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She now shares the building with her husband, Mark, and Reality Roasters By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Motif, a hair salon and more, opened seven years ago on the corner of First Avenue and Second Street Northeast. Next door was Reality Roasters, a coffee processing/roasting business. The two enterprises were owned by husband and wife, Mark [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Motley City Council voted to terminate its relationship with the law firm of  Gammello, Qualley, Pearson & Mallak of Little Falls and hire Peter Vogel as its city attorney. Motley’s clerk-treasurer, Terri Smith, told the City Council Tuesday that Gammello, Qualley, Pearson & Mallak had been non-responsive to her queries. [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Motley City Council approved changes to the dimensions of two additions that were originally brought to the Planning and Zoning Committee from Morey’s Seafood International LLC in March. In March, the Council approved a variance for the construction of two additions on the north side of Morey’s existing building toward [...]

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Howard Seiple flew in this storm-chasing plane over three continents By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Howard Seiple, Little Falls, did what many veterans only dream about. He was able to fly in the same type of plane, a B-17G Flying Fortress, that he flew in when serving in the 1950s. “While it was a thrill to [...]

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