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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Motley business owner Tom Zetah asked the Motley City Council Tuesday night what it was doing to bring businesses to town. “I have been trying to sell my hardware store for several years with very little interest,” he said. “People are not interested in buying in Motley. I want to [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com The Motley City Council voted Tuesday night on the established plan for any man-made or natural disaster that could occur within city limits. The city’s disaster plan will be in line with the Morrison County disaster plan to ensure continuity if and when county personnel are asked to assist the [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Tim Rice, president of Lakewood Health Systems in Staples, presented the 2011 annual report to members of the Motley City Council Tuesday. “Since 1980, the hospital has grown from four doctors to 43 today,” he said. “We continue to recruit new people.” In 2011, several new people were hired. They [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Tuesday, the Motley City Coucnil discussed whether or not it could change the makeup of the Planning and Zoning Commission without a public hearing. Recently, it replaced two commissioners temporarily with two council members without a public hearing, which may not be within regulations. The Planning and Zoning Commission was [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com There were no surprises when Mary Backlund from Gary W. Paulson Certified Public Accounts in Little Falls presented Motley’s 2011 audit to the City Council Tuesday. Members voted unanimously to accept its findings. In the general fund, the Council learned they received $143,340 in taxes during 2011, a 29.2 percent [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com The Motley City Council voted Tuesday night to accept a counter-offer from Kuechle Underground Inc. for the additional money the company says the city owes. It also voted to accept the Street Committee’s original recommendation to pave Wellwood Street and Emory Circle in 2012. Kuechle offered a counter-proposal of $20,062.19 [...]

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Work on Wellwood to decrease and Emory Circle eliminated By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com The Motley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to accept the 2012 street project with changes. Councilman Duane Solga recommended, after much discussion, to reduce the work on Wellwood Street from 325 feet to 225 feet, resurface the street at a 30-foot [...]

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Welch increases his offer by $3,102.72 By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com The Motley City Council voted in special session Tuesday to accept Widseth Smith Nolting’s (WSN) recommendation to pay Kuechle Underground Inc. an additional $11,022,19. WSN engineer Aric Welch told the Council that his recommendation was not binding, and that the dispute between Kuechle and [...]

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