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Marshall reaction: Inaugural speech unusual

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MARSHALL — Local political leaders agree President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech was unusual and was consistent with his campaign platform before the election. “It was an ‘America first’ speech,” former Minnesota State Representative Marty Seifert (R) of Marshall said. “He was ...

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Chanda Bossuyt, MA-TEC student services, spoke on behalf of Kiara Donaire, who received her high school diploma Friday  during a winter graduation ceremony. Also graduating were Paris Clifton, Melody Goltz, Cassandra Herberg, Liban Ibrahim, Arturo Inguanzo and Darren Nelson.

MA-TEC graduates ‘overcome obstacles’

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MARSHALL — Seven students at Marshall Area Technical and Educational Center stuck it out, persevered over obstacles and received a diploma to show for their efforts at that MA-TEC winter graduation ceremony Friday afternoon. In addition to the graduation ceremony, two juniors, Eric Diaz and ...

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Rep. Chris Swedzinski and Sen. Gary Dahms spoke to Marshall area residents during a town hall meeting Friday at the Marshall Area YMCA.

Local legislators focused on the issues in 2017 session

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MARSHALL — There’s a lot of Minnesota legislators’ plates this session, but area representatives said they’re getting down to work. “It’s been a fast and furious two weeks,” said Rep. Chris Swedzinski. Swedzinski (R-Ghent) and Sen. Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) were in Marshall ...

Crime for Jan. 21

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MARSHALL — A burglary reported at 1:48 a.m. Friday on the 100 block of East Main Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. BALATON — A Lynd man, 20, was cited for speeding at 8:32 p.m. Thursday on the 1700 block of Lyon County Road 5, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department ...

Area residents learned some of the basics of swing dancing during their first session of a class that kicked off Jan. 12 at the Marshall Area YMCA. Darwin Dyce and Rachel Dubbeldee practiced steps while Megan Reynolds, at right, offered instruction.

Putting a swing in their step

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MARSHALL The people gathered in the Marshall Area YMCA’s multipurpose room all had different levels of experience — ranging from “dancing at weddings” to years of partner dancing. But no matter their background, everybody seemed to be having fun, practicing steps while “My Baby ...

Ready to get to know Marshall

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Full of anxiety, I walked into Fuzzy’s Sunday afternoon wearing my Green Bay Packers shirt underneath my winter coat. My nervousness had less to do with the 1,658-mile journey from Helendale, California, to Marshall and more to do with my concern of missing the kick-off for the NFC ...

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Spelling it out

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Photo by Karin Elton Avery Anderson, a Marshall Middle School eighth-grader, was among the students who took turns at the podium Thursday at the annual Spelling Bee. The middle schoolers spelled words such as “pertinacity” and “velocipede.” Fifth- and sixth-grade champion: Tera ...

RTR School Board elects officers for 2017

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RUSSELL — During its first meeting of the new year on Wednesday night, the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School Board elected its officers for 2017. Regaining his post as board chair by a narrow margin was Jeff Hansen. Craig Hess is vice chair, Peggy Dunblazier remains as clerk, and Tony Dybdahl ...

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From left to right, writer and Freedom Rider Joan Browning, SMSU professor Jeff Kolnick, and Marshall resident Gary Watson took part in a panel discussion Wednesday night at the university.

Growing in unity

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MARSHALL — Some of the most influential leaders of the Civil Rights movement, including Martin Luther King, Jr., and Lames Lawson, believed nonviolence and love were more powerful than hate. They were correct, Joan Browning said — and their message is still relevant today. Browning, a ...

Crime for Jan. 20

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COTTONWOOD — A parked and unattended 2003 Chrysler was damaged when it was struck by an unknown vehicle in a hit-and- run incident reported at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 300 block of East 4th Street South, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. GREEN VALLEY — A check fraud ...

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Crunch, the Minnesota Timberwolves mascot, jumps over a group of Marshall Middle School student and teachers  during a dunk show Thursday afternoon. 
Crunch entertained the students with games and dance moves.

A howling good time

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MARSHALL — It was Crunch time at Marshall Middle School Thursday afternoon. But it took awhile for Crunch, the Minnesota Timberwolves mascot, to find his way inside the gymnasium where several hundred middle school students waited for the long anticipated famous dunk show. “It’s time ...

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Rick and Heather Purrington have two children, Juliann, 10, and Brooklyn, 6, whom they are happy to raise in Marshall, the small town they, themselves grew up in. Rick and Heather also enjoy their positions in education and Rick’s involvement in coaching the Tiger Speech Team.

Making a connection

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Editor’s Note: This story is the fourth in a series that reflect the contributions made by Marshall High School graduates when they returned to the community. MARSHALL — Finding life in large cities less congenial than rural Minnesota towns, Rick and his wife, Heather (Pratt) ...

Ag Briefs

Ag and Extension

Lincoln County farmer leaders add experience to National Biodiesel Conference Representatives of the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSR&PC) will add their unique perspective and experience to the National Biodiesel Conference, as industry leaders gather to address a ...

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Lyon County Commissioner Steve Ritter makes a point during Tuesday’s board meeting.

Lyon County gets first look at buffer enforcement options

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MARSHALL — Lyon County commissioners still have plenty of questions — and a lot of frustration — about how Minnesota’s buffer law would affect local landowners and county government. On Tuesday commissioners got a first look at their options for who will enforce compliance with the ...

Lincoln County Board approves watershed plan

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IVANHOE — The Lincoln County Board approved several resolutions during the course of its Tuesday meeting. Dale Sterzinger of the Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District asked for the board to approve the four-part One Watershed, One Plan. No. 12-2017 Resolution to Adopt and ...

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The library is the place to be

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Photo by Jody Isaackson Weather doesn’t matter when you have a fun library to go to. Alric Njua, 2, and Ariel-Kenzie Njua, 4, played with the toys in the children’s section of the Marshall-Lyon County Library Tuesday afternoon while their grandmother read to them and their mother checked ...

MPS takes next steps for April referendum

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MARSHALL — The Marshall School District took more formal steps Tuesday toward a new building bond referendum in April. At their regular meeting, members of the school board unanimously voted to call for a special election on April 18. Marshall Superintendent Scott Monson said two ...

Crime/Accidents for Jan. 18

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MARSHALL — A damage to property incident reported at 8:45 a.m. Friday on the 600 block of West Main Street is under investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — A Marshall woman was arrested on a Department of Corrections warrant and brought to the Law ...

Public Notice

Public Notices

January 18, 2017 PUBLIC NOTICE Lyon County has designated its official website for 2017 as www.lyonco.org. Official publication of Advertisements for Bids of transportation construction projects will be posted on the official website.

Invitation to Bid

Public Notices

January 11, 18, 25, 2017 INVITATION TO BID Project Name: Lyon County Leachate Loadout Construction & UST Abandonment Contract No.: Contract No. 1 DESCRIPTION OF WORK OF THIS CONTRACT You are invited to bid on a general contract.  The Contract provides for the ...