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Chasing Our Tails finds home in Minneota, Tracy

Local News

MINNEOTA — A business owner, who withdrew from Marshall after resistance from neighbors of the property he intended to buy, will be setting up shop in Minneota and Tracy. Instead of building a pet treat production and packaging facility in the former County Fair supermarket building, ...

Faith kept them going

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MARSHALL — Even though the forecast for floods appeared ominous this spring in much of Minnesota, a group of Marshall residents found time to help flood victims located 250 miles away. They traveled to eastern Nebraska after historic mid-March floods. They spent four days staying at ...

Marshall launches city branding initiative

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MARSHALL — The city of Marshall is going to be taking a closer look at how it presents itself — and the process is going to involve getting feedback from community members. This spring, Marshall has launched an initiative to develop a brand for the city. It’s a process that goes beyond ...

Bunny Bingo

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Boulder Estates had an Easter event Friday afternoon featuring “a hoppin’ good time bunny bingo” with community members. Bingo winners yelled out “hippity hop” and Jan Mason would check their cards. Winners picked an egg out of her basket and a large rabbit would deliver a prize. ...

Crime-Accidents

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Crime MARSHALL — Shoplifting was reported at 6:42 a.m. Friday on the 900 block of East Main Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 37-year-old man was arrested for fourth degree DWI and placed on a 12-hour hold at 11:52 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 23 ...

Kindness is catching on

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MARSHALL Looking around the room filled with more than 50 Holy Redeemer School students working on this month’s Kindness Crew project April 8, program visionary Amy Sauter was amazed. “When we started the Kindness Crew in November, there were 18 kids and we’re getting close to 60 ...

History comes to life at Holy Redeemer School

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MARSHALL — Community members and fellow students got an instant history lesson at the push of button Thursday morning at Holy Redeemer School. The fifth-grade’s annual biographical wax museum event took place in the gym in which 29 students learned about, dressed up as, and memorized ...

Excess water causing problems for area sewer systems

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LYON COUNTY — It looks like the rain and snow are finally letting up in the Marshall area, but now area communities are struggling to deal with the excess water swamping their sewer systems. “It’s a combination of several different things,” said Marshall wastewater superintendent Bob ...

Crime and Accidents for April 19

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 56-year-old man was cited for speeding at 12:06 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of East College Drive and O’Connell Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — Reports were sent to the county attorney for consideration of drug possession charges against two women, both ...

Smart phone app to take measure of rural broadband

Local News

MARSHALL — People living in southwest Minnesota know about the challenges of getting a good Internet connection. But in order to help fix the problem, they might need to spread the word about it first. Lyon County officials said this week they’re encouraging people to use a free smart ...

Blue ribbon for a gamer

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RUTHTON — Being among the blue ribbon winners at a science fair is great, and getting recognition — and cool stuff — from a major electronics company is pretty great as well. For his science fair project, Alex Streeter, a fifth-grader at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, did an experiment testing ...

Lake Benton pondweed control planned this spring

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LAKE BENTON — Treatment for curly-leaf pondweed at selected locations in at Lake Benton will take place within the next several weeks. Lincoln County Environmental Officer Robert Olsen said vegetative management plan documentation and lake treatment permitting are being finalized to allow ...

Crime for April 18

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MARSHALL — Theft of packages reported at 9:31 p.m. Tuesday on the 400 block of Jewett Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 23-year-old man was cited for violating a limited driver’s license in a traffic incident reported at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday at the ...

Cleaning up

Ag and Extension

The heavy ice storms we recently had took a toll on our trees. There were some people who had hardly any damage and others who had significant damage. The ash trees and silver maples in my yard took a big hit. We were lucky that no big branches damaged our house. We do, however, have a big mess ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

Beef Quality Assurance & Secure Beef Supply trainings set Today’s consumers are more interested than ever before on where and how the food they purchase is raised, which has led to an increased focus on our beef production systems — how we handle cattle, our use of pharmaceutical ...

Lyon Co. planning to recycle Styrofoam

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MARSHALL — Lyon County will soon be able to recycle Styrofoam. Roger Schroeder, the Lyon County Public Works department administrator, asked the county board of commissioners Tuesday morning for the go-ahead to seek quotes for the purchase of a polystyrene densifier. Public Works asked ...

Hearing from the schools

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MARSHALL — As she’s traveled to different schools across Minnesota to discuss education funding, state Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker said she’s noticed a pattern. Educators aren’t talking about making cuts, she said. Instead, Ricker said, they’re talking about finding ...

Lincoln Co. Board launches broadband grant application

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IVANHOE — The Lincoln County Board gave a green light Tuesday to a county-wide grant application aimed at funding for broadband Internet access. At Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners approved a grant application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for a ...

Crime and Accidents for April 17

News of Record

TRACY — An animal complaint was reported at 8:08 a.m. Tuesday on the 600 block of Third Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — A 34-year-old man was arrested in a domestic incident reported at 2:46 a.m. Tuesday on the 700 block of West Marshall ...