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COVID-19 impact stretches from farm to table

Local News

MARSHALL — Explaining all the ways the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Marshall area businesses is a complex task. Business shutdowns have had impacts that reach from farms to meat processing facilities, to restaurants and dinner tables. Marshall area farmers and restaurant owners say that ...

Lucan woman running for House as an independent candidate

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MARSHALL — It’s getting down to the wire for independent candidates hoping to get on the ballot for the Minnesota Legislature this year. With only a few days left before a June deadline, Jessica Thovson said she and her fiance Joshua Prine are hitting the pavement to collect the 500 ...

Area health care providers receive emergency grant funding

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MARSHALL — Area health care providers — including several southwest Minnesota hospitals — will be receiving funding from emergency health care grants, the Minnesota Department of Health said Tuesday. In a conference call with members of the media, MDH officials said the department ...

Crime for May 28

News of Record

GHENT — A scam via Instagram was reported at 10:36 a.m. Tuesday on the 200 block of Loomis Street, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. COTTONWOOD — A criminal sexual incident reported at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday in Cottonwood is under investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff’s ...

Ag Briefs

Ag and Extension

Forever Green Initiative and AURI to host Virtual Field Days on new winter annual oilseeds The University of Minnesota Forever Green Initiative (Forever Green) and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) will host a series of interactive webinars highlighting new winter annual ...

Peonies

Ag and Extension

Peony plants are a wonderful addition to the garden. There are some residents who don’t like how ants seem to be attracted to them but generally speaking, it will depend on the year when you may see a lot of ants on these beautiful plants. I am fortunate that I have several peony plants in ...

‘He’s a special man to us’

Local News

MARSHALL — Wilfred “Willy” Hoffmann thought he was going to have a quiet Tuesday evening to celebrate his birthday. His family had other ideas, though, especially since it was a big milestone. Surrounded by his wife of 63 years, Marlene, a couple of his children and a sign that read, ...

Marshall paves way for temporary outdoor dining

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MARSHALL — Starting June 1, Minnesota bars and restaurants will be able to start serving customers at outdoor seating. Not all Marshall restaurants have patios or outdoor seating areas, but members of the Marshall City Council made a decision Tuesday night that could potentially help ...

Marshall extends emergency declaration

Local News

MARSHALL — Members of the Marshall City Council voted Tuesday to extend a local state of emergency until June 12. However, the decision only came after a discussion over what the declaration was for, and whether it was needed anymore. Marshall declared a local state of emergency on March ...

Crime and Accidents for May 27

News of Record

TRACY — A domestic incident was reported at 3:12 a.m. Tuesday on the 400 block of Third Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MINNEOTA — An animal complaint was reported at 9:20 p.m. Monday on the 300 block of East Second Street, Minneota Police said. No ...

‘It’s nice to have something’

Local News

MARSHALL — It definitely hadn’t been a typical year for Marshall High School seniors, and it was going to finish with a unique twist on commencement. Last week, soon-to-be graduates of the MHS Class of 2020 each walked across the stage separately, with only a small audience of parents and ...

Remembering ‘those who gave their lives’ in service

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MARSHALL — It was a sacred day, members of the Marshall American Legion reminded community members gathered at area cemeteries. While the COVID-19 pandemic cut Memorial Day observances short this year, Marshall area residents found ways to honor the memory of U.S. military service ...

Crime for May 26

News of Record

MARSHALL — A report was sent to the city attorney and Human Services in an incident reported at 1:35 a.m. Monday on the 300 block of South Bruce Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A runaway reported at 1:19 a.m. Monday on the 300 block of Timberlane Drive was located and returned ...

‘A year that we will never forget’

Local News

TRACY/TYLER — This weekend, hundreds of high school seniors across the state celebrated the special moment of graduating and moving on to the next chapter of their lives. This year’s class, however, shared something special that no other former class has: a graduation in the middle of a ...

More Lyon Co. precincts switch to mail ballots

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MARSHALL — A growing number of Lyon County cities and townships have started voting by mail — but the number is spiking for this year’s elections, county officials said. An additional 10 voting precincts in Lyon County have opted to vote by mail only. The cities of Balaton and Lynd, ...

Crime for May 25

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 22-year-old Balaton woman was arrested for shoplifting in an incident reported at 6 p.m. Friday on the 1200 block of East Main Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — Vandalism to an apartment door was reported at 12:57 p.m. Friday on the 200 block of West Marshall Street, ...

Sacred Heart woman dies in rollover crash

News of Record

The New Ulm Journal SACRED HEART — A 34-year-old Sacred Heart woman died in a one-vehicle, rollover crash reported at 5:43 a.m. Friday. Danielle Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene, near the intersection of CR 11 and 160th Street, three miles north of Sacred Heart in Ericson ...

Commissioners Crowley, Anderson file for re-election

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MARSHALL — Three seats on the Lyon County Board are up for election this fall, and so far all three incumbent candidates have filed for re-election. On Thursday, Lyon County Commissioner Gary Crowley announced he will be running for re-election in Commissioner District 4, and ...

‘Rally Around Marshall’ to support businesses, nonprofits

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MARSHALL — It’s been a tough spring for local businesses and organizations — and that makes it more important than ever to support our area community, said Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce president Brad Gruhot said. Next week, area residents will have a chance to do just that, as ...