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A snowy homecoming

Local News

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University alumni were not about to let falling snow and cold temperatures stop them from watching Saturday’s annual homecoming parade. Keri Henke was among the group of SMSU alumni standing outside the Varsity Pub watching the parade move down Main ...

County to discuss new recycling agreement

Local News

MARSHALL — Two weeks after county commissioners chose a hauler to negotiate with, the topic of curbside recycling pickup will be going back before the Lyon County Board. The agenda for Tuesday’s county board meeting includes consideration of an agreement with Southwest Sanitation for ...

SMSU opens permanent food pantry

Local News

MARSHALL — At an experimental “pop-up” food pantry event last December, 61 students were served in 30 minutes. With that, Crystal Watts had her answer — a permanent food shelf was needed on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. Watts, financed by AmeriCorps VISTA, ...

Man ejected from Trump Minneapolis rally Thursday is SMSU alumnus

Local News

Southwest Minnesota State University alum Saul Eugene is the young man who was ejected from President Donald Trump’s rally in Minneapolis Thursday night. A video was taken of the incident which has gone viral in social media. The 2017 graduate played on the Mustang football team for three ...

Business Briefs for Oct. 14

Business

Hoff of Balaton is one of 34 people selected for the statewide training for Partners in Policymaking Chosen from a statewide pool of applicants, Balaton resident Elizabeth Hoff has been accepted into the eight-month Minnesota Partners in Policymaking leadership training, which starts ...

Crime and Accidents for Oct. 14

News of Record

MARSHALL — A counterfeit bill was reported at 10:19 p.m. Friday on the 100 block of East Main Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A report is not complete on a scam incident reported at 7:31 a.m. Saturday on the 100 block of Southview Drive, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A ...

What’s the vision for Highway 19?

Local News

MARSHALL — Highway reconstructions are scheduled for one of the main roads running through Marshall’s downtown. But that doesn’t mean the design of the project is set in stone yet — and the Minnesota Department of Transportation is asking members of the public what they envision for ...

Trump plan ‘step in right direction’ for ethanol industry

Local News

MARSHALL — The ethanol industry has been going through a difficult couple of years, local producers and industry spokespeople said. Part of the difficulty has to do with regulatory decisions by the EPA under the Trump administration, they said. Last week’s news that President Donald ...

Cold, wind and maybe snow during SMSU homecoming parade

Local News

This morning’s Southwest Minnesota State University homecoming parade will require plenty of warm clothing. Cold and windy conditions that shocked the Marshall area Friday continues today. The parade starts at 11 a.m. with route starting on Lyon Street and proceeds down Main Street through ...

Looking up words

Local News

Paul Stoneberg hands out dictionaries to third graders at True Light Christian School Friday. Marshall Rotary Club members also gave third graders from Holy Redeemer, Samuel Lutheran and West Side Elementary dictionaries in addition to homeschoolers. The students looked up the words ...

University gala

Local News

Southwest Minnesota State University held its 30th annual University Gala on Friday night, bringing community members together to support scholarships for SMSU students. Over the years, proceeds from the Gala have helped award $900,000 in scholarships. The evening’s events included ...

Crime-Accidents

News of Record

Crime MARSHALL — A 33-year-old man was cited for driving after revocation in a traffic incident at 11:10 p.m. Thursday on the 100 block of E Street, Marshall Police said. TRACY — An animal complaint was reported at 9:36 p.m. Thursday on the 100 block of State Street, Tracy Police ...

SMSU Mustangs unite

Features

MARSHALL If you think homecoming activities at Southwest Minnesota State University happen at the spur of the moment, well Mike Van Drehle, alumni relations director and executive director of SMSU Alumni Board, is already planning Homecoming 2020. For the record, it will be Oct. 10, ...

SMSU homecoming

Local News

Brock Fox, a junior agricultural education major from Minneota and Mandy Harris, a junior accounting major from Chanhassen were crowned king and queen during homecoming coronation at Southwest Minnesota State University on Thursday evening. Homecoming 2019 continues through the weekend, with ...

YMC board endorses Hwy. 212 expansion

Local News

GRANITE FALLS — Plans to expand U.S. Highway 212 in the Twin Cities metropolitan area drew support this week from the Yellow Medicine County Board, in hopes that it will bring more economic activity to all parts of the 212 corridor. The board endorsed additional four-lane construction in ...

Minnesota braces for October winter storm

Local News

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A frigid storm moving through the Great Plains on Thursday forced school closures, caused travel headaches and put farmers and ranchers on edge. In southwest Minnesota, the effects of the storm will not be as severe, according to the National Weather Service. ...

Retiree checks to rise modestly amid push to expand benefit

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of retirees will get a modest 1.6% cost-of-living increase from Social Security in 2020, an uptick with potential political consequences in an election year when Democrats are pushing more generous inflation protection. The increase amounts to $24 a month for the ...

Fed approves rules loosening Dodd-Frank bank restrictions

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is easing restrictions imposed on banks following the 2008 financial crisis, giving a victory to the banking industry and President Donald Trump. The Fed on Thursday approved a set of rule changes that implement legislation passed by Congress last year ...

Stocks climb for second straight day on US-China trade optimism

Business

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street for the second straight day Thursday as the U.S. and China kicked off a new round of negotiations in their long-running trade war. Technology companies and banks led the rally as investors turned hopeful that the 13th round of trade talks will bring ...

African Children’s Choir to perform Nov. 23 at Living Word

Public Notices

The African Children’s Choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Living Word Lutheran Church in Marshall. The African Children’s Choir performs lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. ...