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Stocks indexes settle down, but small companies drop again

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks wobbled Thursday as the markets turned fairly quiet after a very turbulent start to the week. Small companies dropped and high-dividend stocks, which investors favor when they want to reduce risk, rose. Major stock indexes spent the day switching between small ...

Crime/Accidents

News of Record

Crime MARSHALL — A school bus stop arm violation was reported at 3:23 p.m. Wednesday on the 100 block of C Street, Marshall Police said. TRACY — A civil matter was reported at 2:48 p.m. Wednesday on the 400 block of South Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was ...

Regional Calendar

Public Notices

Today Community Transit hours: 5:45 a.m.-9 p.m. Community Transit hours throughout Lyon County: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. SW MN Arts Council Gallery 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m., 114 N. 3rd St., Marshall. Household Hazardous Waste Facility open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., located in the Public ...

Marshall Community Calendar

Public Notices

For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or log on to https://bit.ly/2mIZEQh . The MCS winter/spring brochure has been released. Copies of the brochure are available in the MCS office. n From Basic to Advanced ...

Goodwill shoe and mitten party is today

Public Notices

Today will mark 10 years that Goodwill of the Great Plains has distributed brand new shoes, socks, hats, and mittens to children in need in Marshall. This annual event started in 1941 by the late John Perry Hantla in Sioux City, Iowa. Shoes and mittens are given to more than 50 children ages ...

‘Like to perform’

Local News

MARSHALL — Many of the members of Heritage Pointe’s Follies entertainment act enjoyed classic 20th century variety shows, and in the 21st century they performed similar shows of their own. The Follies capped off their 2018 Christmas show Tuesday evening at Heritage Pointe. At their dress ...

Reorganization coming for Marshall city finance department

Local News

MARSHALL — Marshall’s city finance department will undergo some reorganization next year, with a new position opening up that will oversee both finance and the municipal liquor store. Marshall City Administrator Sharon Hanson said the move will absorb some of the job responsibilities from a ...

Crime for Dec. 13

News of Record

TRACY — A suspicious incident was reported at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Third Street and East Union Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. RUSSELL — A report is not complete on a theft at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday on the 300 block of Hill Street, the Lyon ...

Poinsettias

Ag and Extension

Poinsettias are a very beautiful plant to have in your home at Christmas time. They are, for the most part, quite easy to take care of as well. For many of us, we also give these as gifts to family and friends too. In the old days, we only saw them in red and now they seem to come in all sorts ...

Partnering for better local government

Ag and Extension

This column on Yellow Medicine Soil and Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) partnership efforts is the first of a two-part series explaining how the SWCD is improving local government and conservation implementation. The cities of Canby, Porter, St. Leo, Clarkfield, Granite Falls, Wood ...

Innovation Grant Program proposal deadline is Dec. 31

Ag and Extension

Minnesota corn farmers once again have the opportunity to put their innovative conservation ideas into action through the Minnesota Corn Innovation Grant Program. Proposals are being accepted until Dec. 31. In its fourth year, the Innovation Grant Program is accepting proposals focused on ...

A century old: And still a teacher at heart

Local News

MARSHALL — A lot of changes have taken place in the last century, but one thing that has remained constant is that former one-room school teacher Lois Larson still lives by the adage, “Once a teacher, always a teacher.” Larson turns 100 years old today. “I’ve had a good life,” ...

Marshall Council sets 2019 budget, levy

Local News

MARSHALL — The Marshall City Council approved a 2019 budget and levy on Tuesday, although in the process it triggered discussion about Marshall’s city tax policies. In three separate votes, council members voted 5-1 to approve the 2019 budget, a levy of $6.78 million, and a 2019 capital ...

Materials on stovetop played part in Marshall house fire

Local News

MARSHALL — The presence of combustible materials on a stovetop played a part in a house fire Sunday night, Marshall Fire Chief Quentin Brunsvold said. A state fire marshal was at the scene of the fire on Tuesday, Brunsvold said. The fire, reported around 8 p.m. Sunday, began in the kitchen ...

Minneota officials hope probe will find water leak

Local News

MINNEOTA — A crew from the Minnesota Rural Water Association is hunting for a “fairly large” water leak in Minneota. “I would be honest with you, it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack,” City Administrator Shirley Teigland told council members Travis Gillund and Jerry ...

Crime for Dec. 12

News of Record

MARSHALL — An 18-year-old female was cited for possession of a small amount of drugs and drug paraphernalia at 12:34 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of North Minnesota Highway 23 and East College Drive, Marshall Police said. MINNEOTA — An animal complaint was reported at 4:48 p.m. ...

‘The real meaning’ of Christmas:

Local News

MARSHALL — For siblings Whitney and Sam Kontz, Christmas is a time to volunteer and give back to the community they grew up in. Recently, they spent a few hours as Salvation Army bell ringers. “Our parents don’t want Christmas gifts,” Whitney Kontz said. “They want us to volunteer, ...

Red Cross contacted for Marshall house fire victims

Local News

MARSHALL — The cause of a house fire on East Main Street Sunday night is still under investigation, the Marshall Fire Department said Monday. At the same time, the Red Cross said it has been contacted on behalf of the residents of the house. The southwest Minnesota chapter of the American ...

Recalling ‘tree street’ flooding

Local News

MARSHALL — Residents of Marshall’s “tree street” neighborhood will never forget the flooding disaster they experienced in 1993. During a group interview hosted by Jim and Marianne Zarzana at their home on North Hill Street, residents thought back to the days when their basements were ...