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Partnerships make difference for county landfill operations

Local News

LYON COUNTY — Partnership is a strategy that’s working well for the Lyon County landfill, county employees said Thursday night. By working together with other southwest Minnesota counties and organizations like Advance Opportunities in Marshall, Lyon County is working to increase recycling ...

A downtown boost

Local News

MARSHALL — Downtown retailers are hoping renewed consumer confidence witnessed during the summer will carry over into the fall and the upcoming holiday season. “It’s been really good,” Noble Woman Boutique owner Courtney Voorhees said Thursday night. She was especially pleased with a ...

Ducks Unlimited raises $10.2M for public restoration

Local News

GHENT — Mason Christensen, 6, of Hendricks, couldn’t believe his eyes and ears as he pulled the “winner” sign from his door prize bag at the Ducks Unlimited of southwest Minnesota 42nd annual Banquet held at KB’s in Ghent Thursday evening. Christensen won a 29mm youth shotgun. He ...

Crime and Accidents for Sept. 23

News of Record

MARSHALL — An adult male was cited for failure to provide proof of insurance in a traffic incident reported at 11:40 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of East Main Street and H Street, Marshall Police said. TRACY — An adult male was arrested for second degree DWI in an incident ...

Turning the pages of history

Features

MARSHALL There’s been a half-century’s worth of events and changes at the corner of Lyon and 3rd Street. But the former Marshall-Lyon County Library building has stood through it all, from its construction in 1967 to its renovation as the Lyon County Museum. Area community members will ...

94-year-old Hwy. 59 crash victim dies

Local News

MARSHALL — A woman has died after a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Minnesota Highway 23 in Marshall. Marshall Police said several people were injured in the crash, which was reported around 5 p.m. There were four vehicles involved in the crash, ...

Petition seeks removal of Tracy councilman

Local News

TRACY — Some residents recently started a petition to force Councilman Tony Peterson to step down from his council seat as they claim he is misusing his office, among other objections. Meanwhile, city officials are scrambling to replace City Administrator Madonna Peterson after she ...

Gearing up for Pursuit

Local News

MARSHALL — For more than two decades, Pursuit of Excellence has been a favorite competition of marching bands from around the region. The 22nd annual Pursuit of Excellence marching band competition is Saturday at the Regional Event Center at Southwest Minnesota State University. Gates open ...

Lincoln County considers changes to commercial recycling contract

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IVANHOE — Lincoln County is working on negotiating some savings on its commercial recycling program, according to its environmental administrator. The county could be seeing a savings of $39 per month for commercial recycling over the original proposed fee of $85 per month per recycling ...

Crime and Accidents for Sept. 22

News of Record

TRACY — Found property was reported at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Emory Street and 2nd Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MINNEOTA — A suspicious incident was reported at 4:23 p.m. Wednesday on Van’s Street, Minneota Police said. No ...

Survey: Farmers still hopeful

Local News

MARSHALL — While southwest Minnesota farmers continue to express concern over the financial health of their operations, a recent survey shows they still have hope for the future. The survey put out by Data Transmission Network and The Progressive Farmer this past summer indicated a waning ...

Homecoming time at Marshall High

Local News

MARSHALL — Homecoming is a special time of year. “It is a little chaotic, with dress-up days and people getting called out of classes for activities,” said Julie Kent, who has served as the Marshall High School Homecoming adviser for more than 10 years. “It’s a very busy week. But ...

Remembering Irma

Local News

A week after Hurricane Irma brought fear to residents of the southern Florida coasts, people are relieved the results weren’t worse. Marshall graduates who live in what was Irma’s predicted path expected a possible Category 5 hurricane, the most destructive ranking. They were relived when ...

Lincoln County Board OKs CR 134 bid

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IVANHOE — The Lincoln County Board approved Midstate Reclamation’s bid to grind up 3 miles of the blacktop on County Road 134. County Engineer Dave Halbersma presented the four bids and the winner’s at $14,533.30, which was about half of what he had estimated it to total. “It could ...

Crime for Sept. 21

News of Record

MARSHALL — An adult female was cited for failure to provide proof of insurance in a traffic incident reported at 11:28 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of North Bruce Street and Poplar Street, Marshall Police said. COTTONWOOD — An adult female was arrested for fourth degree DWI and ...

Food for pollinators

Ag and Extension

The flowers are starting to fade out with the approach of full blown fall and winter yet to come. It is about now that we start to look forward (already) to next year and what we can do differently in our gardens. I would like to challenge those who read this column to establish their own ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

Become an Extension Master Gardener in Lyon County If you have an interest in plants and gardening and would enjoy sharing that interest with others, apply to become a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener volunteer. Applications are being accepted for the Lyon County Extension ...

Landowners asked to help keep snow off local roads this winter

Ag and Extension

As farmers prepare to harvest their crops this fall, they should consider leaving a few rows of standing corn to help control blowing and drifting snow, as well as improve visibility, on Minnesota roads this winter, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT pays farmers ...

Lincoln Co. fund balances up $1.3M

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IVANHOE — Proclaiming that Lincoln County’s financial numbers “are trending in the right direction,” an auditor reported Tuesday that fund balances are up $1.3 million from the previous year. Auditor Doug Host of Clifton Larson Allen LLP gave a “Clean Opinion” on the county’s ...