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House OKs bill making disaster recovery loans available to farmers

Local News

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House approved legislation on Thursday making disaster recovery loans available to farmers whose barns have recently collapsed under the weight of heavy snow, sleet, or ice. Dozens of farm buildings have caved in recent days, primarily impacting southeastern ...

Cottonwood remembers community leader Hanson

Local News

COTTONWOOD — Cliff Hanson believed in doing his best at everything he did in life — as a husband, father, U.S. Army veteran, businessman, church member, and community volunteer. Hanson died March 6 at age 83. His funeral was held Monday. He served as chief executive officer for North ...

Three heading into Pride in the Tiger Foundation Hall of Honor

Local News

MARSHALL — Three individuals have been selected for induction into the Pride in the Tiger Foundation Hall of Honor. Every two years, individuals are selected in three categories: alumni, faculty/staff, and community. This year’s honorees include Chad Wyffels, Poor Borch’s co-owner, ...

Crime for March 15

News of Record

RUSSELL — A suspicious incident reported at 3:15 a.m. Thursday is under investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. BALATON — A report was sent to the county attorney for consideration of charges in a domestic incident reported at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday on the 500 block of ...

Lyon County issues flood warning

Local News

MARSHALL — Rain and melting snow have triggered flood warnings in southwest Minnesota and throughout other upper Midwest States Wednesday. Lyon County announced its flood warning would last until 6 a.m. today and reported that up to ¾ if an inch of rain could hit the area. During the ...

Crime for March 14

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 61-year-old man was cited for a stop sign violation at 4:44 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of North Fifth Street and West Redwood Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 20-year-old woman was cited for speeding and failure to provide proof of insurance at 11:43 p.m. ...

3-vehicle crash on US 59 in Lyon County

News of Record

LYON COUNTY — Injuries were reported in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday morning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Lyon County Road 10, the Minnesota State Patrol said. Three adult drivers and an infant passenger were involved in the crash, according to a State Patrol report, but more ...

Several arrested in Redwood Falls drug bust

News of Record

REDWOOD FALLS —The Brown, Lyon, Redwood, Renville Drug Task Force executed several search warrants Monday and Tuesday in Redwood Falls, resulting in multiple arrests for controlled substances sale and possession, along with several people arrested on outstanding arrest warrants, said a news ...

Growing vegetables in containers

Ag and Extension

I think as the weather seems to be going, we are all wondering how quickly our gardening season will take off this year. I am not even betting that my vegetable garden will be wet because there were portions of it still under water from last fall yet. I am pretty sure that I will need to move ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

Cottage food producer food safety training is April 10 in Mankato Do you make the best homemade bread, home canned pickles or cookies? Consider selling your product as a Minnesota Cottage Food producer. Join University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety Educator Kathy Brandt at the Keep it ...

Raising rural mental health awareness

Ag and Extension

NEW ULM — Mental health practitioner Ted Matthews of Hutchinson said farming is unlike any other profession with its unique challenges at the 2019 Farm Show Friday. “Farming is a very complex way of life, much more than it was in the past. Farming and stress are synonymous,” Matthews ...

Rain may spark flooding in southwest Minnesota

Local News

HENDRICKS — City workers around the area are gearing up for another winter system — one that includes significant rainfall, a little snow and extremely high winds — starting today through Thursday. Meteorologist Brad Temeyer, reporting from the National Weather Service office in Sioux ...

Marshall Council OKs new way to calculate special assessments

Local News

MARSHALL — How to fairly assess the costs of street projects is a question that the city of Marshall has been grappling with for a long time. Now, city staff say, they hope they’ve come up with a process that will work for homeowners and businesses alike. On Tuesday night, Marshall City ...

Spring in the air?

Local News

MARSHALL — Maybe some residents are just tired of all the snow and are ready for spring. Whatever the reason, the shenanigans have already begun and St. Patrick’s Day is still days away. On Bruce Circle, somebody with a spray can decorated the snow banks along the street with flowers and ...

Crime and Accidents for March 13

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 42-year-old man was cited for using a wireless communications device in a traffic incident at 5:31 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of West Main Street and North Fifth Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 47-year-old man was cited for speeding at 11:48 p.m. Monday on ...

Next up: Freezing rain

Local News

From staff and wire reports While the Minnesota Department of Transportation lifted no travel advisories in southwest Minnesota and other parts of the state, motorists were still maneuvering on slippery roads and highways Monday. A semi truck slipped off the road at Main Street and 11th ...

Lawmakers plan to refill empty disaster fund ahead of floods

Local News

ST. PAUL (AP) — Lawmakers are pushing to replenish an empty disaster fund ahead of anticipated spring flooding. Rep. Tony Jurgens of Cottage Grove and Sen. Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks held a news conference Monday to highlight a Republican proposal for $40 million to refill the ...

Sounds of ‘Musi-cool Magic’ to fill arena

Local News

MARSHALL— Skaters from around the region will take to the ice this Saturday, showing off their moves to songs from well-known musicals. The Southwest Figure Skating Club, along with Marshall Community Services, is presenting the program “Musi-cool Magic” at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday ...

Crime and Accidents for March 12

News of Record

MARSHALL — An incident was reported at 8:55 a.m. Sunday on the 1300 block of Peterson Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An incident was reported at 8:50 a.m. Sunday on the 600 block of Kendall Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — Check fraud was reported at 8:58 a.m. ...