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‘Emotional experience’

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REVERE — Imagine not only making the sacrifice to offer your own kidney so that a relative could live, but having to pay for your own part of the operation. Marshall mail carrier Tara Hartson, who commutes from her home in Revere, is donating her kidney to her husband’s aunt, Mary Allen, ...

Sturrock honored for Greater Minnesota advocacy

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MARSHALL — Receiving an award for service in a statewide advocacy group was an honor, David Sturrock said. But the important part of his work with the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities has really been about speaking up for southwestern Minnesota communities, he said. “I find it ...

Discovering Polish foods in Ivanhoe

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IVANHOE — Vanessa Schubert knows how to make some delicious Golabki (stuffed cabbage rolls). “When I cook them, I like to make them in the oven. I like to put in vegetables and bacon. They taste incredible. It’s a way different flavor versus cooking on the stove,” Schubert said while ...

Crime for Aug. 14

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MARSHALL — A 46-year-old female was cited for no proof of insurance at 2:10 p.m. Sunday on the 1200 block of East College Drive, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 21-year-old female was cited for no proof of insurance in an incident reported at 11:21 p.m. Sunday on the intersection of ...

‘Faith, family, football’

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MARSHALL — Although there are a lot of good things that can be said about Ray and Nancy Pederson’s approach to life, a simple way to sum it all up is just three words long. Speakers at the Lyon County fairgrounds on Saturday afternoon kept coming back to “the three Fs.” “We ...

Lincoln Co. commissioner facing misdemeanor charges

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A Lincoln County commissioner is facing misdemeanor charges in Lincoln County District Court for allegedly slowing down a funeral procession. Richard Joseph Hamer, 59, of Hendricks, pleaded not guilty to charges of disrupting a funeral possession on Aug. 2, court records said. The alleged ...

Walz makes campaign ‘fly-in’ stop in Marshall

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MARSHALL — On Sunday, DFL gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz and Congressman Collin Peterson flew in by small plane to the Southwest Minnesota Regional Marshall/Ryan Field as a last hop before the primary election Tuesday. The two congressmen, who collectively represent 25 percent of the ...

Lincoln County declines 2nd request to hire full-time deputy

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IVANHOE — Two meetings, two requests and two denials was Sheriff Chad Meester’s reward for a six-month long search for an additional full-time deputy to relieve the overtime hours his staff has been experiencing. The first applicant was from the metro area, Meester said, and had ...

Garvin farmer to be featured on ‘Diesel Brothers’

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GARVIN — Lyon County soybean farmer Craig Bangasser will make his debut at 9 p.m. tonight on the Discovery Channel’s “Diesel Brothers” show. “It started out as a small project and grew,” Bangasser said Sunday evening. “I was on the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Board ...

Business Briefs

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Kontz qualifies to attend president’s conference Jim Kontz, LUTCF, MDRT, a local financial professional with The Prudential Insurance Company of America’s Twin Cities, qualified to attend the company’s President’s Conference held recently in Kohala Coast, Hawaii. The conference, ...

Crime and Accidents for Aug. 13

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MARSHALL — A domestic assault reported at 9 p.m. Friday on the 100 block of Marvin Schwan Memorial Drive is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — Malicious punishment of a child reported at 8:41 p.m. Friday on the 100 block of South Fifth Street is under investigation, ...

Area polling places set to open on Tuesday

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MARSHALL — Polling places around Lyon County are set to open Tuesday morning for primary elections. In the case of one Marshall precinct, however, voters will need to use a different entrance to avoid construction on Saratoga Street. Polls for the city of Marshall’s three voting wards ...

Three injured in crash

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A two-vehicle crash injured three people in Marshall on Friday afternoon, the Marshall Police said. The crash was reported at the intersection of Southview Drive and South Second Street. Three people were transported from the crash scene, Police said, but the extent of their injuries wasn’t ...

Monument to host Perseid Meteor Shower event

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The Pipestone National Monument will host a viewing of the spectacular Perseid meteor shower from 9-11 p.m Saturday and Sunday. The event is free and open to the general public. The Perseid meteor shower is expected to produce 60 to 70 meteors per hour on these dates. Pipestone National ...

Ellison makes AG campaign stop in Marshall

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MARSHALL — He had around 30 people gathered to hear him, but Keith Ellison said he didn’t want to do all the talking. Instead, he told area residents that he would be listening to them and taking notes. It fit in with Ellison’s approach to running for Minnesota Attorney General. “We ...

Edblom, Labat file for City Council

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MARSHALL — Two more candidates have filed for the Marshall City Council election this fall. Donald Edblom filed for office in Marshall’s Ward 1 on Thursday, said Marshall city clerk Kyle Box. Russ Labat filed for office in Ward 2 on Friday. This means there is now at least one candidate ...

Getting hands-on experiences with baby animals

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By Jenny Kirk jkirk@marshallindependent.com MARSHALL — Lillian Baumann might only be 8 years old, but she's already learned some valuable lessons — and passed them on to others — while helping out at the Ralco Enrichment Center during the Lyon County Fair in Marshall. “The black ...

Minnesota lawmakers make plea for disaster funding

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MARSHALL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith and Representatives Collin Peterson, Tim Walz and Richard Nolan have urged the Trump Administration to approve a request for a Major Disaster Declaration to assist communities impacted by severe storms and ...

Turkish turmoil knocks US and European stocks lower

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe skidded Friday as investors worried about the financial stability of Turkey and how it might affect the global banking system. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accumulated more and more control over the country’s central bank as well ...