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MPS seeks input on facilities

Local News

MARSHALL — Residents in the Marshall Public School District are invited to attend one or both of the upcoming Community Input Meetings regarding long-range facilities planning. The first meeting is slated for 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Marshall High School Media Center, while the second ...

Slayton man recovering after farm accident

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RURAL GARVIN — While he didn’t win the lottery, Brad Pagel considers himself pretty lucky — Pagel survived a tractor rollover accident on Sunday afternoon. “Considering what I went through about 24 hours ago, I’m in good shape,” Pagel said from a hospital bed on Monday. ...

Inspired by the prairie

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MARSHALL — As the wind blows, the symbolic steel poles sway ever so gently — it’s as if the native prairie grasses still sprout from the earth in southwest Minnesota. It’s a reminder of one’s past and how a sense of community matters. “The sides of the poles are painted a ...

Crime and Accidents for Oct. 23

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 70-year-old male was cited for speeding in an incident reported at 9:45 a.m. Sunday on the intersection of Minnesota Highway 23 and Lyon County Road 8, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. COTTONWOOD — Parties were separated in a domestic incident reported at 2:25 ...

Many Sunrise Court tenants moving out after ruling, residents say

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MARSHALL — Residents of the Sunrise Court apartments had been fighting to stay in their homes, but it looked like many were still moving out this weekend. By Sunday afternoon, things were relatively quiet outside Sunrise Court, but there were signs of activity all around the complex. ...

Sharing the love of the hunt

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LYON COUNTY — The tall bluestem grass was waving all around as the group of hunters made their way across a piece of public land south of Marshall. It was tough to see the pointing dogs that mentors Loren Peterson and Kevin Mayer brought along, so everyone was listening for the sound of the ...

Commissioner races are brewing in three area counties

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MARSHALL — Three out of five counties feature competitive commissioner races in the Nov. 6 election. In Lyon County, incumbent Commissioner Steve Ritter is being challenged by Al Kruse. Ritter has 15 years of county board experience under his belt, having been first elected in 2003 and ...

Everyday Leader Fall Simulcast scheduled for Tuesday

Local News

MARSHALL — Most people don’t think of themselves as a leader, but the Everyday Leader events, including an upcoming simulcast, can provide them with the necessary skills. The Everyday Leader Fall Simulcast will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Marshall High School. The ...

Business Briefs for Oct. 22

Business

Halloran is new staff accountant at Hoffman & Brobst Hoffman & Brobst, Certified Public Accountants, announces the addition of Chris Halloran to the professional staff of the firm. Halloran is a 2017 graduate of Concordia University, St. Paul. He will be working in the accounting, ...

Crime for Oct. 22

News of Record

MARSHALL — An assault reported at 10:01 p.m. Saturday on the 600 block of West Lyon Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. Police attempted to locate the suspect. MARSHALL — An assault incident was reported at 10:22 p.m. Saturday on the 600 block of West Main Street, ...

Brau Brothers taproom re-opens

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MARSHALL — Seats at the bar were filled up, and the Brau Brothers taproom in Marshall was buzzing with activity for the first time in weeks. “We missed everybody,” said Brau Brothers C.E.O. Dustin Brau, as area residents and taproom regulars came in Friday afternoon. The Brau ...

‘Break the silence’

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MARSHALL — Individuals attending a recent Corner Vigil said the time has come to “break the silence” regarding sexual assault and domestic violence. And while countless victims may still be too afraid to come forward or even talk about their experiences, they want the survivors to know ...

Art on the ice

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MARSHALL — Marshall High School art teacher Brydie DeMuth looked over at the painted ice inside the Red Baron Arena Thursday morning before walking toward the paint brush that was waiting for her in the middle of the hockey rink. “Pretty awesome,” she said. DeMuth, who is also a hockey ...

US stocks wobble at end of another shaky week of trading

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gave up an early rally Friday and struggled to another mixed finish as investors continued sell former favorites like retailers. Household goods makers rose again as a week of choppy trading concluded. Stocks surged in early trading after better-than-expected ...

Crime-Accidents

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Crime MARSHALL — A suspicious vehicle reported at 3:25 p.m. Thursday on the 1100 block of North Bruce Street was towed, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A small dog taken to the kennel at 1:25 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of South Bruce Street and Lincoln Avenue was later ...

Looking back on a good foundation

Features

BALATON It’s been more than 60 years since the District 52 schoolhouse in Custer Township closed — an old flagpole and water pump are all that remain at the site. While the rural schoolhouse is long gone, former students like Geneva Swan and Ray Kirk still have plenty of memories of those ...

Family Engagement Night is Monday

Public Notices

Family Engagement Night for English Language (EL) students and their families will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday at Marshall Middle School. Attendees will receive information such as how to navigate campus and interpret ACCESS scores, have a small dinner and hear an inspirational ...

Learning about the candidates

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MARSHALL — He’s become the only person running in the race for Lyon County Sheriff. But Eric Wallen said this week it hasn’t affected his campaign plans. “I’m still going door-to-door as best I can,” Wallen said, as well as trying to introduce himself to different community ...

Candidates forum sponsored by MACC and SMSU PSA is Monday

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MARSHALL — Registered voters in southwest Minnesota will get opportunities to ask candidates questions during three live forums starting next week. “It’s pretty important to hold these kinds of debates,” Marshall Chamber of Commerce President Brad Gruhot. The chamber is helping to ...