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Flood warnings in Marshall, Russell

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MARSHALL — After a spring full of heavy snowfall, the return to sunshine and warm temperatures over the weekend might have felt like a relief. But now area residents have a different problem to watch out for — the quickly melting snow means lots of water on the ground, in ditches and in ...

Attempted robbery reported in Milroy

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MILROY — The Redwood County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an attempted robbery in Milroy over the weekend. A news release from the Sheriff’s Office said law enforcement are looking for information on three suspects in the incident. The Sheriff’s Office received ...

Annual statewide STI testing Wednesday

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MARSHALL — The bad news — from 2006 to 2016, the chlamydia rate in Minnesota has increased by 71 percent, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The good news is that it’s treatable. A simple urine test is all that’s needed to find out if you have this sexually ...

Parrish says refugee relocation is destabilizing area’s matrix

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MARSHALL — Minnesota governor candidate Phillip Parrish says he’s standing up to preserve “Rural Minnesota’s American matrix.” With his “the buck stops here” attitude, Parrish made a campaign stop at Mike's Cafe on Friday. He talked about being a governor with backbone to ...

Southwest Minnesota Men’s Chorus to host Big Sing

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The Southwest Minnesota Men’s Chorus is hosting the 2018 Upper Midwest Big Sing in Marshall on Saturday. Approximately 200 members of 10 male choruses from Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin will arrive Friday afternoon. The choral activities will be held at Southwest Minnesota State ...

‘Noche Latina’ is Friday at SMSU

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‘Noche Latina’ is Friday at SMSU The first-ever “Noche Latina” will be from 5-10 p.m. Friday in the Southwest Minnesota State University Conference Center Ballroom. SMSU Club Latino is hosting the event. A meal will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by México Lindo, Chile sin ...

18 area students compete in state speech tournament

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Eighteen area students competed in the 2018 Minnesota State Class A Speech Tournament on Saturday at Apple Valley High School. While some were close to making the cut, none of the area competitors were among the top eight who advanced into the state final round. Murray County Central had ...

Crime-Accidents

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Crime MARSHALL — An adult male was issued a trespassing notice, and arrested for controlled substance crime and possession of drug paraphernalia, in an incident reported at 7:41 a.m. Monday on the 100 block of South Fourth Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A report is not ...

MHS speech members do well at state

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MARSHALL — Three Marshall High School speech competitors finished in the top five at the 2018 State Class AA Speech Tournament this weekend at Apple Valley High School. Mariana Oaxaca took third place in poetry, while Alexa Amundson finished third in prose. Isaiah Schroeder collected a ...

Verizon tower CUP to be considered at YMC meeting

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GRANITE FALLS — Another communications tower may be going up in Yellow Medicine County. YMC Zoning Coordinator Jolene Johnson will be bringing a Conditional Use Permit for NTP Wireless Verizon Wireless of Chicago, Illinois before the county board this week. NTP Wirelless/Verizon Wireless ...

Coming out of the darkness

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MARSHALL — Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. In 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were more than twice as many suicides (44,965) in the U.S. as there were homicides (19,362). The statistics also reveal that death by suicide ...

Business Briefs for April 23

Business

Bunjer named Employee of the Month at Boulder Creek The Boulder Creek Assisted Living March Employee of the Month is Caroline Bunjer, RN-Case Manager She was nominated by her coworkers as a compassionate nurse who looks at the needs of the client and staff. Bunjer has been working at ...

Crime and Accidents for April 23

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MARSHALL — A vehicle’s taillight was damaged in a hit-and-run incident reported at 10:55 a.m. Saturday on the 400 block of North 6th Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An adult female was brought to detox in an incident reported at 6:34 p.m. Saturday, Marshall Police said. ...

Whitcomb, WWII bomber pilot, died Thursday

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MARSHALL — After surviving a German POW camp during his army years, Southwest Minnesota State University Music professor Robert Whitcomb went on to live a full life until his death Thursday. Whitcomb was a navigator in a B-17 bomber, flying his 20th mission in 1942 when his plane was shot ...

Retiring instructors appreciate small class sizes at SMSU

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MARSHALL — Susan McLean enjoyed getting to know her students at Southwest Minnesota State University. She said the small class sizes at the school made that easy. “When traveling with students, I got to know them as people, not just students, and I've shared many memorable experiences ...

Crime

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MARSHALL — An adult male was arrested on a Department of Corrections warrant in an incident reported at 10:41 p.m. Thursday on the 1400 block of East College Drive, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An adult male was cited for speeding at 6:35 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of East ...

Dishing up success

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MARSHALL Peachy Keen team members Megan Forster, Alexandra Froman, Clarissa Geisel and Dean Zinda believed they had developed a good product for a national culinology competition, but they kept getting pressure to change it. The Southwest Minnesota State University team members said people ...

SMSU makes history at Research Chef Association competition

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MARSHALL For the first time in Research Chef Association history, first and second place in the national student culinology competition went to the same academic institution — Southwest Minnesota State University. The team of junior Dean Zinda and seniors Clarissa Geisel, Alexandra Froman ...

Trouble ahead for farmers?

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MARSHALL — Vesta farmer George Goblish estimates his farming operation could lose nearly $100,000 per year if the Chinese make good on their tariff threats. The threat by the Chinese comes on the heels of President Donald Trump’s order to slap tariffs on foreign competition over trade ...