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ACMC in talks to be part of new regional health system

Local News

MARSHALL — A new regional health care system is being planned in southwestern and central Minnesota, and Affiliated Community Medical Centers intends to be part of it, health care executives said Thursday. ACMC Health and Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar announced that they’ve taken the ...

Observing Memorial Day

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Area communities will be observing Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. Members of the public are invited to attend Memorial Day programs in the following communities on Monday: Balaton — The Balaton Legion will be sponsoring a free breakfast for veterans at Benson’s By the Lake at 8 a.m. A ...

Poetry in motion

Local News

MARSHALL — Getting kids to dissect a poem and create images that illustrate the poem takes creativity — which came in the form of Saara Raappana, a Marshall poet, who was a guest at Marshall Middle School in two seventh-grade language arts classes. She was in Cathie Crouse’s classroom ...

City nixes Gatehouse project

Local News

MARSHALL — A proposal to build a hotel and conference center near the Red Baron Arena and Expo won’t move forward, according to a news release from the Marshall City Administrator’s office. The Wednesday afternoon release said the city of Marshall was unable to approve the proposal, ...

Rewarding music

Local News

LAKE BENTON — Larry Olsen, a band leader from Lake Benton, was inducted into the Legends of Dakota Music Hall of Fame Sunday evening in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The award came after 37 years of playing a variety of old-time and new-time music since he was 11 years old and started playing ...

A special day at Grace Life

Local News

Photo by Jenny Kirk Grace Life Church had its groundbreaking ceremony for its East Side campus expansion on Wednesday evening. Bouncy houses and a picnic meal were available to families prior to the ceremony. Kaden Hoefs tossed the first shovel-full of dirt in the air after the Rev. Doug Wing ...

Crime for May 25

News of Record

MARSHALL — People in a verbal argument reported at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday on the 200 block of West Saratoga Street were separated for the night, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A Granite Falls woman, 19, was cited for having no proof of insurance in a traffic incident reported at 11:57 ...

Cedar apple rust

Ag and Extension

The past few weeks, I have spent a number of hours out on the pasture checking and rechecking for beautiful little calves being born. The gate that I must pass through in order to get to the calves has a windbreak that is made up of cedar trees that someone had given us many years ago. They are ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

Disposing of leftover treated seed By Lizabeth Stahl Extension educator in crops A significant amount of seed planted this year will have been treated with a fungicide, insecticide and/or nematicide. For one reason or another, farmers may find themselves with leftover treated seed at the ...

Marshall says it will keep taxi ordinances

Local News

MARSHALL — At first, the recommendation in front of the Marshall City Council was to repeal a city ordinance regulating taxi businesses in town. But after a public hearing Tuesday, council members and city staff changed their minds. Part of the reason, council members said, was that local ...

YMC Board approves absorption of County Ditch 4

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GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine County Board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the absorption of County Ditch 4 into the county system, along with the accompanying redistribution costs. The action was taken after the final public hearing for the establishment of County Ditch 4 and ...

‘Cool’ art on display

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MARSHALL — Holy Redeemer eighth-grade students displayed and shared information about their spring semester projects at an art gallery showing on Tuesday afternoon. First-year art teacher Ashley Honetschlager thought the student art projects turned out really well. “It’s kind of fun ...

Crime for May 24

News of Record

GHENT — Theft of items from a vehicle was reported at 7:59 a.m. Monday on the 200 block of Bluebird Court, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — A report is being sent to the county attorney for consideration of domestic assault charges on a Marshall man, 39, in an ...

MN manufacturers optimistic for the future

Local News

MARSHALL — Manufacturers across Minnesota are feeling good — very good — about their business prospects, a recently released survey said. More than 90 percent of the participants in Enterprise Minnesota’s annual State of Manufacturing survey said they felt confident in their ...

Local cab operators speak up on taxi ordinance

Local News

MARSHALL — A proposal to repeal a Marshall city ordinance regulating taxis has drawn criticism from cab operators in Marshall. Local taxi business owners say it’s a question of safety, both for their customers and the general public. “I think it’s a bad idea,” Bob Quasius said of ...

Program allows students to explore health care careers

Local News

GRANITE FALLS — Courtesy of various partnerships, a unique medical careers program was recently offered to high school students around the Granite Falls area. Fifteen students — high schoolers from Yellow Medicine East, Lakeview, MACCRAY, Montevideo and Renville County West — finished ...

Crime for May 23

News of Record

MARSHALL — A mailbox was damaged in a damage to property incident reported at 8:46 a.m. Sunday on the 3000 block of Lyon County Road 5, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. GHENT — A vehicle was broken into in an incident reported at 10:25 a.m. Sunday on the 200 block of Chapman ...

Anglers struggle with rain, cold during walleye tourney

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LAKE SHETEK — If you tried striking up a conversation with the people in line to have their catches weighed, you’d get a pretty strong consensus of what conditions were like out on Lake Shetek on Saturday. The key words were “cold” and “wet.” “It was a grind,” said Tanner ...