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Crime for Sept. 11

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MARSHALL — An 18-year-old female was cited for a small amount of marijuana in an incident reported at 10:35 p.m. Sunday on the 1200 block of East Lyon Street, Marshall Police said. MINNEOTA — An alcohol-related incident was reported at 2 a.m. Sunday on the 100 block of East First ...

Construction continues on Saratoga

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MARSHALL — Construction on Saratoga Street in Marshall is continuing to make progress, Marshall Public Works Director Glenn Olson said. With the street pavement gone, work to replace utility lines is underway near the intersection of Saratoga and College Drive. “There are a significant ...

A day of food and fun

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MINNEOTA — It was time to start serving, but the public address system wasn’t working, Pete Doyscher said. So the cook-off participants gathered by Veterans Park on Saturday morning had to improvise. “Get your hot chili!” Doyscher shouted, as he walked across Minneota’s downtown. ...

MN Court of Appeals to visit Marshall

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MARSHALL — A panel of Minnesota judges will be making a road trip to Marshall this week. While they’ll mainly be here to hear cases from around the region, their visit is also a chance for local students to learn more about the legal system. “It’s a great learning opportunity,” said ...

Crime for Sept. 10

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MARSHALL — An incident reported at 10:08 a.m. Saturday on the 500 block of Village Drive is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A Crystal man, 21, was arrested for fifth degree controlled substance sale, driving after revocation and possession of marijuana in an ...

More trash, lower fees in the future for Lyon County landfill

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LYON COUNTY — Plans for the future at the Lyon County sanitary landfill include more garbage than before, but lower fees for dumping it there. Speakers at Thursday night’s annual meeting for the landfill said they anticipated Redwood and Renville County will begin hauling solid waste to ...

Fruits of their labor

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COTTONWOOD — For the past five years, the Marshall-based Southwest Swim Club has had a unique partnership as part of their fundraising effort. Instead of selling products, they decided to do a little good old-fashioned labor. And by picking grapes at Prairie Breezes Vineyard in Cottonwood, ...

Commissioners approve Garvin archery hunt

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MARSHALL — Approving archery deer hunting for Garvin Park wasn’t controversial for Lyon County commissioners earlier this week. However, in discussion of deer hunting in the park, commissioners did weigh in on comments made by area residents at a meeting with the Minnesota Department of ...

Lakeview senior hosts blood drive

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COTTONWOOD — College is expensive and winning a scholarship helps pay those bills. Lakeview High School senior Sierra Plotz recently planned and hosted a blood drive this summer at the Cottonwood Community Center as part of a scholarship project through Leaders Save Lives. “I was a ...

Crime and Accidents for Sept. 9

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MARSHALL — A 29-year-old male was arrested for DWI and speeding at 1:06 a.m. Friday on the 500 block of East Main Street, Marshall Police said. TRACY — A suspicious vehicle was reported at 10:08 p.m. Thursday on the 200 block of Elm Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was ...

One person injured in Thursday crash

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MARSHALL — One person was injured in a crash involving a car and a road grader Thursday morning at the intersection of Ontario Road and Superior Road, Marshall Police said. The crash was reported at 7:55 a.m., Police said. A 2006 Chevrolet Impala struck a road grader blade. The driver of ...

Stuffed with love

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MARSHALL While they might not have known the full story behind the plush animal stuffing opportunity, everyone who took part in the Stuff-a-Stanger event during Gold Rush Days orientation recently at Southwest Minnesota State University helped contribute to meaningful causes. It was the first ...

Gores announces retirement

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MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University President Dr. Connie Gores has spent a lifetime committed to higher education and believes in its transformative power. Throughout her career, she’s shown strong leadership — even breaking gender barriers by becoming SMSU’s first female ...

Two injured in crash in Garvin

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GARVIN — Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 59 and 120th Street in Garvin Thursday afternoon, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The crash was reported around 12:50 p.m., the State Patrol said. A 2015 Chrysler Town and Country minivan driven by Paulette Stefanick, ...

A half-century of music

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COTTONWOOD — Christ Lutheran Church organist Gwen Arneson was recognized for 50 years of dedicated service with her musical talents Aug. 26 during a church service in Cottonwood. “It was a lovely surprise,” she said. “A gift was presented to me during the service. Two of my three ...

Presidential disaster declaration issued for Minnesota flooding

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Minnesota will be receiving public assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for damage caused by flooding and storms this summer. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump declared a major disaster in 27 Minnesota counties and three tribal nations, making federal funding ...

Minneota to celebrate Boxelder Bug Days

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MINNEOTA — There will be dancing in the streets in Minneota this weekend as the 2018 Boxelder Bug Days annual event gets underway. Singing sensation Kayla Daniels will be kicking off the weekend today beginning at 9 p.m. Boxelder Bug Day attendees can enjoy additional performances from ...

A weekend of music is planned for the Brau Brothers Hopfest

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MARSHALL — Brau Brothers Brewery of Marshall is promising a hopping good time at Hopfest 2018 this weekend. The event will include beer, food, music, games, bouncy house and the local beer enthusiast club, S.M.A.S.H., owners say, as well as several Minnesota bands. Beginning this evening, ...

REALTORS Relief Fund applications open for flood damage

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MARSHALL — In the wake of July’s rainstorms and flooding, an additional source of assistance is available for area residents. The REALTORS Relief Fund has funds available for people impacted by the July 3 flooding, and is taking applications. Christopher Galler, CEO of Minnesota ...

Crime for Sept. 7

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TRACY — Vandalism was reported at 8:06 p.m. Wednesday on the 500 block of Center Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — A 55-year-old female was cited for shoplifting and served with a trespassing notice in an incident reported at 4:26 p.m. Wednesday ...