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Small tornado confirmed in Lyon County

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LYON COUNTY — The results of a severe storm system that passed through the area on Wednesday afternoon were a mixed bag — some spots of Lyon County got heavy rain, others nothing at all. And residents along one short stretch of Lyon County Road 20 were hit with damaging straightline winds ...

Craziness on Main

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MARSHALL — It’s a summer tradition, and one that brought people out to enjoy a little bit of everything from good food to good deals in Marshall on Thursday. Crazy Days events included sidewalk sales, music and the annual Kiddie Parade. “It’s just interesting to see what they put ...

Radio station back on the air

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MARSHALL – Marshall Radio’s station KMHL 1400 announced on Wednesday it’s back on the air after making repairs to its tower after a fire July 14. “As of yesterday late afternoon, Marshall Radio’s station KMHL 1400 is up and running again,” said a post on Marshall Radio’s ...

Crime and Accidents for July 21

News of Record

TRACY — A suspicious incident was reported at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. RUSSELL — An incident reported at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday on the 1100 block of 220th Street is under investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. ...

One being held for court in Wednesday rollover crash

News of Record

LYON COUNTY — A Clarkfield woman is being held for court in Lyon County after a crash reported on U.S. Highway 59 in Lyon County on Wednesday. The Minnesota State Patrol said a one-vehicle crash was reported at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday in Grandview Township. A 2009 Chevy Malibu driven by Ericka ...

A closer look at new J-turns

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MARSHALL — Safety at intersections crossing Minnesota Highway 23 in Marshall has been a concern for area residents for a long time. And now that a safety study on the Highway 23 corridor is finished, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has a plan for what to do at a trio of busy ...

MMU applies for grant for $9M water softening project

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MARSHALL — Marshall Municipal Utilities is seeking grant funding for a project that could help keep some of the salt out of local wastewater. At their regular meeting Tuesday, members of the MMU Commission authorized an application for a Point Source Implementation Grant from the Minnesota ...

Minneota to get new Dollar General

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MINNEOTA — The Minneota City Council approved a zoning permit for Zaremba Group to build a new Dollar General Store in town. The Zaremba Group is a real estate developer from Lakewood, Ohio, who bought the property from PBM Land Management, LLC from Pipestone, according to Development ...

Lincoln County Board accepts donation of a van for veterans

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IVANHOE — Lincoln County Veterans Service Officer Dan Kuss was afraid he missed the deadline when he applied for a van with a handicap lift from a Twin Cities school that refurbished vehicles as a school project. “The school is about automotive repair,” Kuss said. “They fix up ...

Crime for July 20

News of Record

MINNEOTA — An alcohol-related incident was reported at 3:07 p.m. Monday on the 400 block of East 3rd Street, Minneota Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — An I.D. card was reported found at 7:12 a.m. Monday, Marshall Police said. TRACY — An animal bite was ...

Picnic beetles

Ag and Extension

Mid to late July is raspberry picking time on our farm. We will move right into picking green beans soon as well so it keeps us busy in the vegetable garden as we keep marching into late summer. I have been a traditional raspberry grower and I have two patches of Latham raspberries. The heat ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

FSA County Committee nomination period in Lyon County now open The nomination period for the Lyon FSA county committee began on June 15. Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Lyon County FSA Office by close of business on Aug. 1. County Committees are unique to FSA and ...

Weed killer turns neighbor against neighbor in farm country

Ag and Extension

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A longtime Arkansas soybean farmer, Mike Wallace thought of his neighbors as a community and always was willing to lend a hand if they faced any hardships with their crops. “Mike would do anything for any farmer,” his wife, Karen, said. “If there was a farmer ...

Vet memorial funding on hold

Local News

MARSHALL — Lyon County commissioners went back to discussing a funding request for an area veterans’ memorial at their regular meeting Tuesday. But questions of how to budget for a contribution, and how to handle possible future requests, meant a decision likely won’t come until further ...

Townships in Lincoln County oppose road plan

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IVANHOE — There was standing room only as several Lincoln County township supervisors filled the commissioners’ board room during the meeting Tuesday morning. They were there to express their dissent to having 50 to 60 miles of county roads thrust onto their plates. Lincoln County ...

‘Responding to a need’

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MARSHALL — Death is not necessarily something people like to talk about, but it is part of life. After spending the past few years having conversations and exploring options regarding the shrinking space available at Calvary Cemetery, Holy Redeemer Church efforts led to the installation of ...

Hendricks mayor has Spirit

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HENDRICKS — Service to her community has always played a big part in Julie Hogie's life. “Part of it I would attribute it to my parents,” Hogie said. “My dad was involved in a lot of community organizations. That instills in you that it is a part of living in a small town. You’re ...

Buller spends lifetime at farmers market booth

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MARSHALL — It wouldn’t be a farmers market in Marshall, Hendricks or Ivanhoe without Linda Buller’s booth. Buller’s Gardens of rural Hendricks has been the mainstay of three farmers markets for years. Even during a slow time at 9 a.m. Saturday, customers milled about her booth ...

Crime for July 19

News of Record

COTTONWOOD — Vehicles vandalized with spray paint were reported at 6:22 a.m. Tuesday on the 200 block of East 2nd Street South, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. COTTONWOOD — A vehicle vandalized with spray paint was reported at 5:53 a.m. Tuesday on the 200 block of East ...