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Crime and Accidents for June 7

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MINNEOTA — A 17-year-old male was cited for violating an instruction permit at 9:39 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of North Jackson Street and East Second street, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — Shoplifting was reported at 9:29 p.m. Tuesday on the 1400 block ...

It’s not too late

Ag and Extension

Now that we have crept into June, it is that time of the year again to play….It’s not too late! As in, it’s not too late to treat your lawn for weeds is it? Or it’s not too late to keep planting things in the vegetable garden, is it? And it’s not too late to plant trees or shrubs, is ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Training to be held in Willmar Do you make and sell baked goods, home-canned pickles, salsa, jam and jellies? Are you a cottage food producer? If you are, attend the Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Training from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the U of M ...

Lyon County Board approves tax abatement policy for new housing

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MARSHALL — Housing needs in Lyon County have been put into the spotlight recently, and on Tuesday, Lyon County commissioners approved their own plan to encourage new housing construction. Commissioners passed a new policy creating a tax abatement program for owner-occupied or rental ...

‘Amazing 10 years’ to end

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MARSHALL — Video aficionados flocked to Family Video Tuesday afternoon to take advantage of lower prices on videos and games. Family Video has announced it is closing the College Drive location at the end of June after selling as much merchandise as possible, said general manager Mike ...

‘Interview everybody’

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SLAYTON — The consultant that the Murray County commissioners approved to oversee the sheriff's department has a new title. “The county has decided to change the title of the interim director of sheriff operations to governmental operations consultant,” Commissioner Lori Gunnink ...

Crime for June 6

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MARSHALL — A report is not complete on a burglary reported at 3:01 a.m. Tuesday on the 200 block of East Main Street, Marshall Police said. TAUNTON — An 18-year-old female was cited for speeding at 8:24 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 68 and 130th Avenue, the Lyon ...

Dion Caron resigns from MPS Board

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MARSHALL — Among the action items approved by the Marshall Public School Board at its work session meeting on Monday was the decision to accept the resignation of school board member Dion Caron. Caron was recently hired as the business director for the district — assuming duties from ...

Louwagie enters Lyon County sheriff’s race

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MARSHALL — Lyon County has been a good place to live, Steven Louwagie said, and he’d like to work to help keep it that way. Louwagie, an investigator with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department, announced this week that he is joining the race for Lyon County Sheriff. If elected, ...

11-year-old bicyclist suffers serious injuries, deputy says

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LYND — An 11-year-old boy was in serious condition Monday afternoon after a collision with a sports utility vehicle while riding a bicycle, according to a Lyon County Sheriff’s Department official. Deputy Robert Lund said the juvenile male was heading north on River Street and the vehicle ...

Leaving the bench

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MARSHALL — Judge Leland Bush wasn’t certain what really made him decide to apply to be a judge. But as a lawyer practicing in southwest Minnesota, he did think his experiences could bring a good perspective to the job. “I thought it was important that someone from here be a judge ...

A close call

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MARSHALL — Lowell Bagstad was hospitalized earlier this spring after suffering a heart attack. At age 95, he and his wife, Elinor, who is also in her 90s, live in the Eatros Addition at the same home they’ve owned for many years. They were two of the first residents of the addition, which ...

Five for a homer

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Photo by Karin Elton Halen Christensen, 3, gives Marshall Community Services employee Lucas Christoffer five after delivering a home run for his team Monday morning at Legion Field Park. Christensen was one of many 2- and 3-year-olds who participated in T-ball class.

Crime and Accidents for June 5

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MARSHALL — A 43-year-old male was arrested for first degree narcotics and violation of a limited driver’s license in an incident reported at 2:43 p.m. Sunday on the 2400 block of Lyon County Road 7, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — Theft of medication reported at ...

Kitchen fire put out by police officer

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MARSHALL — A responding police officer quickly put out a kitchen fire Monday morning on Heritage Circle. According to Marshall Fire Chief Quentin Brunsvold, the fire erupted when a youth was preparing food at the kitchen stove. Minor damage was sustained by the stove, backsplash and nearby ...

Aldi coming to Marshall

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MARSHALL — There’s a construction fence and a pile of rubble where a warehouse once stood at the corner of Boyer Drive and U.S. Highway 59 in Marshall. This week, a sign went up announcing the lot’s future occupant: an Aldi supermarket. “We are excited to confirm that Marshall will ...

‘It just helps people’

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MARSHALL — Watching Tonya Ormberg and Jenny Greenhoff smile, joke around and interact with each other, you wouldn’t necessarily know what they’ve been through in the past year. Sure they both have very short hair and were at the 2018 Avera Ride or Stride Toward a Cure event on Saturday, ...

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for new ATV park in rural Russell

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RUSSELL — It was a work in progress for quite some time, but the Shady Oaks Native Prairie Adventure Park has gotten approval to be open to the public. Amidst the many activities that were part of the 130th annual Russell Bandwagon Days on Saturday was a ribbon-cutting ceremony that was ...

Last rodeo in Russell is fun for both kids and adults

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RUSSELL — After several boys failed to hang on to the sheep they were riding long enough to score a high score during the mutton busting event, the announcer during Saturday’s Russell Stampede Rodeo bellowed out a plea to kids ages 4 to 7. “Is there any girl power out there?” he ...