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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

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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

News of Record

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 ...

Statewide system calls for ‘even playing field’ for students

Local News

MARSHALL — In his new role as Marshall Public School director of teaching and learning, Jeremy Williams told board members about Minnesota’s new North Star Accountability System and how it places equity and well-rounded educational opportunities at the center of school supports and ...

Lake Shetek Lake Association committee requests dams

Local News

SLAYTON — The Murray County Board heard a request for support from the newly-formed Lake Shetek Lake Association ad hoc committee at its Tuesday meeting. After the flooding around the Lake Shetek area this summer, nearby property owners are concerned about the dangers of flooding again in ...

SBA Disaster Loans available for area residents, businesses

Local News

MARSHALL — A new resource for area residents affected by this summer’s flooding and severe storms opened its doors today in Marshall. Staff at the U.S. Small Business Administration outreach center at the MERIT Center said a steady stream of people had been coming in all morning to apply ...

ECFE/Little Cubs Preschool open house

Local News

Photo by Jenny Kirk Heather Anderson, left, looks on as her daughters, 3-year-old Zoie and 5-year-old Rylee Anderson, receive a fidget spinner from Marshall Police Department officer Ben Rieke during the Early Childhood Family Education and Little Cubs Preschool open house and vehicle fair on ...

Crime for Sept. 6

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 22-year-old female was cited for driving after revocation in a traffic incident reported at 11:41 p.m. Tuesday on the 1200 block of East Lyon Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 30-year-old male was cited for failure to provide proof of insurance in a traffic ...

A huge month for gardening

Ag and Extension

September is upon us. The gardens are maintaining themselves and now our focus turns to making sure that things are set in our lawns and gardens for next year. We often think that there isn’t much left to do except harvest those vegetables and enjoy those last flowers of the year. However, ...

MPS reports rising enrollment

Local News

MARSHALL — As the 2018-19 school year kicked off on Tuesday, it seemed entirely appropriate that the Marshall Public School Board would take a look at student enrollment. And since enrollment at MPS has increased for the ninth straight year, it’s become a common conversation. This year, ...

2 Hanley Falls residents hurt in weekend collision

Local News

RUTHTON — Two Hanley Falls residents were injured in a one-vehicle crash on Minnesota Highway 23 on Sunday afternoon, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The crash was reported around 1:28 p.m., the State Patrol said. A 1994 Ford pickup driven by Bernard Heck, 61, of Hanley Falls was ...

Strandberg stays active working in his vegetable garden

Local News

MARSHALL — John Strandberg is not only one of Marshall’s oldest gardeners, he also might be one of the best. At age 93, Strandberg grows a vegetable garden that covers half of his good-sized backyard. He also built his own fence to surround the garden in order to keep out neighborhood ...

Lyon County commissioners hear budget and levy proposal

Local News

MARSHALL — There was just one item on the Lyon County commissioners’ agenda Tuesday morning. But it was a big subject: the 2019 budget and levy. Lyon County Administrator Loren Stomberg presented a proposal with net levy of about $14.89 million, an increase of 2.95 percent from ...

Crime and Accidents for Sept. 5

News of Record

MINNEOTA — Check fraud was reported at 7:35 p.m. Monday on the 100 block of Elm Place, Minneota Police said. No further information was available. TRACY — Lost property was reported at 4:25 p.m. Monday on the 500 block of Morgan Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was ...