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Wednesday morning crashes in Green Valley, Marshall linked

Local News

MARSHALL — A crash that damaged multiple vehicles near Green Valley wasn’t the only one reported in the area Wednesday morning. One of the vehicles in the Green Valley crash had just hit a vehicle in Marshall several minutes earlier, an area resident said. Suzanne Morgan said she was ...

Two injured in Hwy. 68 crash

Local News

MARSHALL — Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash reported Friday afternoon at the intersection of MInnesota Highway 68 and Lyon County Road 33, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The crash was reported around 2 p.m. Friday. The State Patrol said a 1997 Ford pickup was westbound on ...

Mexican drug cartel ‘flooded our market’ with meth

Local News

MARSHALL — The Mexican drug cartel has flooded southwest Minnesota and the rest of the state with so much methamphetamine that the amount of meth labs have dropped drastically, according to the commander of a local law enforcement drug task force. “The reason for that, is the Mexican ...

Farmers thankful for nitrogen rule delay

Local News

ST. PAUL - Southwest Minnesota farmers voiced appreciation for a state House and Senate resolution to delay adoption of a new nitrogen rule, but they believe they are not the problem for chemical run-off. Rep. Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent., announced Wednesday that the resolution has been ...

Relay For Life of Lyon County reaches milestone year

Local News

MARSHALL — There were just about as many ways to describe Relay For Life’s purpose as there were people gathered at the Red Baron Arena on Friday night. They were honoring loved ones, participants said. They were helping to keep hopes high. But most importantly, participants said, they ...

First day of Eid al-Fitr

Local News

Marshall area Muslim community members prepare to pray together Friday morning at the Southwest Minnesota State University conference center. The men and boys are in the front and the women and girls are in the back of the room. Friday was the first day of Eid al-Fitr, a religious holiday that ...

Crime-Accidents

News of Record

Crime TRACY — A public disturbance was reported at 9:35 p.m. Thursday on the 200 block of Elm Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. RUSSELL — A 61-year-old male was cited for speeding at 1 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 23 and Lyon ...

School’s out, but fun’s not

Features

MARSHALL It was mid-June, and classes were in session this week at Marshall High School. These weren’t the kind of classes you got graded on, however — these were strictly for fun. In the art classroom, a group of area kids were learning how to turn pieces of fence wire and stretchy ...

Avera talks with Carris ‘ongoing’

Local News

MARSHALL — An Avera Health spokesperson on Thursday confirmed the health care provider has been holding talks with CentraCare/Carris Health involving “many issues.” “Avera and CentraCare/Carris Health regularly get together to have conversations about many issues of common interest. ...

Priest with a passion for his work

Local News

MARSHALL — The Rev. Paul Wolf has already moved his belongings to Hutchinson where his next assignment takes him but will be leaving behind the fruits of his labors in the Holy Redeemer parish. Wolf has been reassigned from Holy Redeemer Parish in Marshall to Hutchinson and Stewart. St. ...

First-ever Festival of Arts at fairgrounds

Local News

MARSHALL — When Brooke Kor, the park and fairgrounds programming manager for Lyon County, decided to organize an arts festival, she didn’t know how big it would get. The first-ever Marshall Festival of Arts will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Lyon County Fairgrounds. The event ...

Crime for June 15

News of Record

MARSHALL — Shoplifting reported at 7:50 a.m. Thursday on the 1200 block of East Main Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — Theft reported at 11:16 a.m. Wednesday on the 300 block of South Bruce Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL ...

Saratoga work starts next week

Local News

MARSHALL — It’s gotten a later start than originally planned, but major construction on Saratoga Street will begin next week, Marshall city staff said. Motorists should plan alternate routes, as access to Saratoga Street between C Street and Southview Drive will be limited or closed. City ...

Putting the ‘care’ in hospice care

Local News

MARSHALL — Lori Coleman puts the “care” in hospice care and will be delivering a message about working with patients of Prairie Home Hospice and Community Care at the Relay for Life celebration this weekend. Coleman grew up in Illinois where her mother, Sandy Friesner, was a registered ...

July trial dates scheduled for WG police chief

Local News

Trial dates for the Walnut Grove police chief accused of soliciting sex with a minor are scheduled in July, Redwood County District Court records said. A pre-trial hearing for Michael Robert Zeug, 46, of Walnut Grove, was held Monday. Court records said jury trial dates in Zeug’s case are ...

Third annual Vet Run to be held in Balaton

Local News

BALATON — The third annual Balaton Veteran Run looks to bring together hundreds of people to honor American veterans and to celebrate in a variety of ways as one big community on Saturday. Individuals and families in southwest Minnesota and beyond are invited to attend any of activities that ...

From bikes to horses, take a ride to fun this weekend

Local News

Canby calls it Hat Daze, in Wabasso it’s a Summer Fest and in Lake Benton, they celebrate with Saddle Horse Holiday. All three events this weekend give southwest Minnesota residents a good reason to have fun and enjoy good food with old and new friends. Events at all three locations kick ...

Crime for June 14

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 50-year-old male was arrested on a Lyon County warrant in an incident reported at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday on the 600 block of West Marshall Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 24-year-old female was cited for not having a valid Minnesota driver’s license and failure ...

Treating trees

Ag and Extension

We are finally well into our gardening time but I have to admit that there are still some head shakers going on in some of our gardens. I think most of the strange or unusual things that fellow gardeners are reporting back to me have a lot to do with our April snowstorm that was shortly ...