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Marshall School Board approves preliminary 2018-2019 budget

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MARSHALL — At its regular meeting on Monday, the Marshall School Board approved six action items, including approval of the preliminary 2018-2019 budget. Business director Bruce Lamprecht highlighted several different areas during the budget presentation — the last one for the retiring ...

Fire damages Ghent garage

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GHENT— A rural Ghent home was spared, but a garage was severely damaged in a fire call that was reported at 12:58 p.m. Monday. Ghent Fire and Rescue was the first on scene at the home of Brad Mitteness. Ghent Fire Chief Cory Crowley said there were two occupants in the home at the time, ...

50-year history of riding Saddle Horse Holiday

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LAKE BENTON — Riding horses at the 72nd annual Saddle Horse Holiday is a family affair for Rosemary and Merle Jaacks of South Dakota. “We’ve been coming here for over 50 years,” Rosemary Jaacks said Saturday before mounting her horse for the trail ride. “We’ve been coming so long ...

Flood warning for Russell

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The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has issued a flood warning for the Redwood River at Russell. The NWS says the warning is in effect until further notice. It reports that as 8 a.m. Tuesday, the stage was at 14.84 feet and flood stage is 14 feet. At stages near 14 feet, ...

Crime for June 19

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MARSHALL — A 24-year-old female was cited for speeding in an incident reported at 9:53 a.m. Sunday on the intersection of Lyon County Road 6 and U.S. Highway 59, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. BALATON — A report is pending on a damage to a window screen reported at 1:15 ...

Ready to race

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LAKE BENTON — You could feel the excitement and the wind in your face, all without getting out of bed — at least, you could if you were steering. One of the more unusual events at Lake Benton’s Saddle Horse Holiday involves a bed frame on bicycle wheels. For participants in the bed ...

More than 200 take part in Balaton Veteran Run

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BALATON — Scott Thomasson looked beyond the large U.S. flag hanging over the dozens of parked bikes after hearing a fire truck siren. “Here comes the second group. I hear the fire truck,” Thomasson said. The first group of more than 120 bikers participating in the third annual Balaton ...

Putting the ‘fun’ in Fun Run

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CANBY — The runners were lined up and ready to go, waiting at the starting area on Third Street. If it had been any other race, they would all have taken off down the street as soon as the signal was given. But this was the Hat Daze Inflatable Fun Run. Runners split up two by two, starting ...

Festival of Arts

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Photo by Deb Gau The first-ever Festival of Arts in Marshall brought vendors and visitors to the Lyon County fairgrounds. Becky Johnson showed how a garden ornament on display could move, while Brian Melvin and Dakota Collins browsed the displays.

Summer Fest

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Photo by Mike Lamb Lizzie Carlson, left, watches, as Nolan Hanson tosses the bean bag during a bean bag tournament at the Wabasso Summer Fest on Saturday.

Business Briefs for June 18

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Avera Telehealth resources expanding to combat substance abuse Avera received a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to expand behavior health services to fight substance abuse. The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth granted Avera funding for a three-year, $750,000 ...

Laid off when casinos closed, back to work with reopenings

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When Revel, Atlantic City’s $2.4 billion casino shut down in 2014, Meg Timson wondered what would happen to a building that was only about two years old, and already out of business. Turns out she didn’t need to worry: She’s been rehired for her human ...

Generic art from Internet?

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MARSHALL — Craig Holland at Netpoint in Marshall wants to alert the Marshall area to the latest round of malicious software. He refers the public to https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/06/vpnfilter-malware-infecting-50000-devices-is-worse-than-we-thought/ “It was announced ...

Crime and Accidents for June 18

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MARSHALL — A 4-year-old child was found in an incident reported at 2:25 p.m. Saturday on the 300 block of East College Drive, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An incident described as all other was reported at 10:37 p.m. Friday on the 600 block of West Main Street, Marshall Police said. ...

Wednesday morning crashes in Green Valley, Marshall linked

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MARSHALL — A crash that damaged multiple vehicles near Green Valley wasn’t the only one reported in the area Wednesday morning. One of the vehicles in the Green Valley crash had just hit a vehicle in Marshall several minutes earlier, an area resident said. Suzanne Morgan said she was ...

Two injured in Hwy. 68 crash

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MARSHALL — Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash reported Friday afternoon at the intersection of MInnesota Highway 68 and Lyon County Road 33, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The crash was reported around 2 p.m. Friday. The State Patrol said a 1997 Ford pickup was westbound on ...

Mexican drug cartel ‘flooded our market’ with meth

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MARSHALL — The Mexican drug cartel has flooded southwest Minnesota and the rest of the state with so much methamphetamine that the amount of meth labs have dropped drastically, according to the commander of a local law enforcement drug task force. “The reason for that, is the Mexican ...

Farmers thankful for nitrogen rule delay

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ST. PAUL - Southwest Minnesota farmers voiced appreciation for a state House and Senate resolution to delay adoption of a new nitrogen rule, but they believe they are not the problem for chemical run-off. Rep. Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent., announced Wednesday that the resolution has been ...

Relay For Life of Lyon County reaches milestone year

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MARSHALL — There were just about as many ways to describe Relay For Life’s purpose as there were people gathered at the Red Baron Arena on Friday night. They were honoring loved ones, participants said. They were helping to keep hopes high. But most importantly, participants said, they ...

First day of Eid al-Fitr

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Marshall area Muslim community members prepare to pray together Friday morning at the Southwest Minnesota State University conference center. The men and boys are in the front and the women and girls are in the back of the room. Friday was the first day of Eid al-Fitr, a religious holiday that ...