Motley

By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com The Motley City Council voted Tuesday night to implement professional engineering services with Bolton & Menk consultants on the city’s pavement management. “Pavement management planning is really an asset management tool that is used in conjunction with other capital improvement planning the city may be doing for other services and [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com The Motley City Council closed its regular meeting Tuesday to take public comments on the possible construction of four fourplexes just south of the townhomes on Mill Pond Road. A conditional use permit for the construction would be needed by Roach Development LLC, Little Falls. When reopening the meeting, the [...]

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A former owner of a Motley golf club, the Pine Ridge, was sentenced May 21 to one year and one day in prison for evading his tax liabilities. Roger Pedley, 71, who lived in Motley, was sentenced in federal court in Duluth and ordered to pay $489,623 in restitution. He was also fined $60,000 for [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Every winter since Motley’s new wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) went online, the phosphorous levels have doubled. Up until February, numbers have been good, said maintenance supervisor Bruce Brotherton. But, since the end of February, the phosphorous levels again increased. At this time, it is unknown why. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency [...]

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During Tuesday’s City Council meeting, members of the Morrison County Yellow Ribbon committee brought a proclamation from Gov. Mark Dayton which named Motley a Yellow Ribbon City for its dedication to both deployed soldiers and their families and soldiers who have returned home. Pictured are (from left) Mayor Nancy Nieken accepting the proclamation, Yellow Ribbon [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Wayne Barros, who has worked for the city of Motley for more than three decades, is retiring. The sole maintenance personnel for most of those years, Barros has decided that he would rather trap and fish than take readings from the wastewater treatment plant. Barros first came to Motley through the [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Brian, Sara and Matt Halik from Nevis have purchased the Two Rivers Supermarket in Motley. They have renamed it Northwind Grocery to coincide with their Northwind Grocery and Cafe in Nevis. The transaction with the nearly 60-year-old Polka Dot Dairy Inc., owned by the Pettit family, was finalized Aug. 22. Polka [...]

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From first aid classes to hospice care, the non-profit serves Morrison County and beyond  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Everyone, at one point in their lives or another, will need help with elder care. It may be for themselves or for a loved one. But where to start? There are as many levels of services as [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer A counterfeit $100 bill was discovered at Unity Bank in Motley Monday. It was found when the machine that counts the day’s receipts kicked it out as suspect. When that happened, the bank employees used a counterfeit money detector pen to double-check its authenticity. If the color on the bill was [...]

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