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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., Public Works Building, Marshall. ...

Black Friday still lures a crowd

Local News

The day after Thanksgiving — also known as “Black Friday” —  is a busy time for businesses and shoppers alike. There was plenty of foot traffic in Marshall’s downtown on Friday, as people checked out sales at local businesses and did some holiday shopping. Above: Alex Thompson was ...

Marshall man arrested in pot bust

Local News

MARSHALL — A Marshall man was arrested this week after a package of marijuana was recovered at a Marshall address, law enforcement said. On Tuesday, the Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville Drug Task Force was contacted by the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Police regarding a package ...

Lake Benton supporters wage war on pond weed

Local News

LAKE BENTON — Supporters of lakeshore preservation and economic development at Lake Benton are continuing a generation-long battle against an invasive species known as Curly Leaf Pond Weed. The Lincoln County Board and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are in the process of ...

Family granted repurchase of remaining asset

Local News

MARSHALL — Lyon County Commissioners approved a taxpayer’s application to buy back a tax forfeited property earlier this week. But Commissioner Charlie Sanow said it was frustrating that things had gotten to that point. “To me, communication would have solved all of this,” Sanow ...

S&P 500 slides into ‘correction’ for second time this year

Business

U.S. stocks closed lower after a shortened session Friday, bumping the benchmark S&P 500 index into a correction, or drop of 10 percent below its most recent all-time high in September. Energy companies led the market slide as the price of U.S. crude oil tumbled to its lowest level in ...

NC environmental chief: Chemical maker must change its ways

Business

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The largest penalty a polluter has paid North Carolina should change the way one of the country’s biggest chemical companies makes compounds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said appear dangerous even in small amounts, the state’s top environmental ...

Cyber Monday shoppers will see more sites charging sales tax

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they’re being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren’t before. The reason: the Supreme Court. A June ruling gave states the go-ahead to require more companies to collect sales tax on online ...

A warm thank-you

Features

MARSHALL The Pieces For Heroes, Quilts of Valor group based in Marshall is wrapping up its first year with presentations of handmade quilts to local veterans. The group made 37 quilts in its first year. Coordinators pay a membership fee to belong to the nationwide Quilts of Valor ...

Marshall Community Services

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. n Marshall Community Services will be closed today in observance of Thanksgiving. n Marshall Middle School after school program will ...

Marshall considers new schedule for setting storm, wastewater fees

Local News

MARSHALL — It’s not something that would likely have a big impact on homeowners, Marshall Public Works Director Glenn Olson said. However, a proposal to change how often the city of Marshall approves rates for surface water and wastewater fees could be helpful for industries in ...

Balaton’s Holiday Craft show celebrates 30 years

Local News

BALATON — Balaton’s 30th annual Holiday Craft Show will be taking place without one of its primary organizers this year. After longtime organizer Cheryl Peterson died in May at the age of 69, Kelly Thomas, Julie Erickson and Brad Klukas vowed to keep the tradition going strong — like ...

‘Blessed’ To help serve

Local News

MARSHALL — All across the country, the Thanksgiving holiday was bringing people together on Thursday. It was no different at the National Guard Armory in Marshall, where the line for a hot turkey dinner stretched around the gymnasium. Whether they were local residents or visiting family, ...

Gobble Wobble

Local News

Photo by Deb Gau Around 250 people started out their Thanksgiving with a 5K run around Marshall. Participants in the Gobble Wobble 5K and Mashed Potato Mile fun runs lined up outside the Marshall Area YMCA early on Thursday morning. Runners followed a route through Marshall, with supporters ...

Crime and Accidents for Nov. 23

News of Record

MARSHALL — A shoplifter stole a pizza in an incident reported at 2:33 a.m. Thursday on the 100 block of East Main Street, Marshall Police said. The suspect fled, Police said. MARSHALL — A burglary at an unlocked apartment was reported at 10:33 a.m. Thursday on the 400 block of Village ...

LED lighting for houseplants

Ag and Extension

As we have moved our gardening indoors, it may be necessary to provide some better or more lighting for some of our plants. Due to space, most of my houseplants are sitting near windows in the basement of my home and they seem to do just fine with some exceptions. The first is that the basement ...

Ag Briefs

Ag and Extension

Winter manure applications: Steps to take to prevent runoff, nutrient loss and water contamination Snow-covered and frozen soils make land application of manure a challenge. Producers run the risk of runoff, leading to loss of soil nutrients and potential contamination of water resources. The ...

Lyon County Board approves tax abatements for new housing

Local News

MARSHALL — When Lyon County commissioners approved a new tax abatement policy this summer, they hoped it would encourage housing construction in the area. On Tuesday, commissioners saw their first group of applicants for single-family homes and apartments. After a public hearing on the ...

Murray County Board addresses flood aftermath

Local News

The Murray County Board spent much of Tuesday’s meeting taking actions that will become responses to the 2018 flood disaster. Commissioners voted to approve the hiring of Heath Landsman as the county’s chief deputy sheriff pending a final job description. Landsman is currently a Murray ...