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Snow removal reaching new heights

MARSHALL — As the snow continues to pile up in the Marshall area this February, residents are enduring more and more challenges — including the chore of removing snow off their roofs — and it doesn’t look like conditions are likely to improve yet this week. Marshall needs less than 2 ...

Ekphrastic poetry, visual art exhibit starts today at Arts Center

MARSHALL — A new exhibit at the Arts Center starts today and people are being asked to take an active role. The Marshall Area Fine Arts Council is inviting the public — adults, college students and students in grades 6-12 — to look at two photos and express their reaction to the ...

Mustangs on the ice

LAKE SARAH — It was getting down to the wire for the anglers spread out across the ice on Lake Sarah. As the minutes ticked closer to the end of the fishing derby, a string of people were headed toward the weigh-in station with their catches. Chris Kruse handed over several perch, one after ...

Mosaic provides inspiration at Avera Marshall facility

MARSHALL — The Camden Splendor mosaic created by artist Shanda Landes captures the attention of many visitors at the front lobby of the Avera health care facilities. It gets noticed by cancer center patients, hospital visitors, nursing home residents, family members and friends. For John ...

Minnesota Capitol sees change in addressing opioid crisis

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Supporters of bills to fight opioid abuse and addiction think they have the votes at the Minnesota Legislature to pass a comprehensive response to the crisis. That, in itself, isn’t new. Back in 2018, a similar bill failed to get through the Minnesota House after ...

Ag Bowl

MARSHALL — More than 650 FFA members from the region engaged in various educational competitions at the Ag Bowl Scholarship Invitational on Friday at Southwest Minnesota State University. As an extension of the annual Ag Bowl, the invite is a celebration of agriculture in southwest ...

More snow on the way — but careful where you shovel

MARSHALL — Yet more snow is in the forecast for southwest Minnesota this weekend. And at the same time, the city of Marshall is urging residents to be careful of where they put the snow they clear off of sidewalks and driveways. Marshall residents have had complaints about people removing ...

Malo wins Alma Mater lyrics competition

MARSHALL — Jane Malo, a Charter Class member at Southwest Minnesota State University, has been named the lyrics winner of the university’s Alma Mater Competition. Malo’s lyrics are titled “Southwest.” “I was going to a Planetarium show and I saw the notice about the ...

Snow days piling up

MARSHALL — The Marshall area has been hit with 20.5 inches of snow so far in February, making it the seventh snowiest on record in the past 85 years and creating a lot of disruptions for area schools. The heavy snow, coupled with high winds and frigid temperatures, forced most area schools ...

Lyon Co. law center updates approved

MARSHALL — Lyon County and the city of Marshall’s shared law enforcement building is a facility that doesn’t close down, Marshall Public Safety Director Jim Marshall said. It’s part of the reason why the building needs around $102,000 worth of updates to its air conditioning and ...

Dahms’ reinsurance bill clears committee

ST. PAUL — Legislation that is credited for stabilizing premiums for Minnesotans who purchase health insurance on the individual market has cleared its first committee, according to its author. Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, reported on Thursday that the bill commonly referred to as ...

RTR’s one-act competes at state for 6th year in a row

TYLER — Russell-Tyler-Ruthton seniors Emmala Gunnare and Emily Kern said taking the stage at the 2019 Minnesota Class A State One-Act Play Festival at The O’Shaughnessy on the campus of St. Catherine University recently was an incredible experience. The duo was among 20 students ...

US, China playing ‘game of chicken’

MARSHALL — Presenters Ken Franzky, Kent Thiesse and Jim Emter gave those in attendance at Southwest Minnesota State University’s 35th annual Farm Outlook and Education Seminar Wednesday a lot to think about. While the event covered a great deal of information, a potential trade deal and ...

Jerry Bue remembered for his conservation efforts

MARSHALL — Without a doubt, Gerald “Jerry” Bue is leaving behind a remarkable legacy. As the last surviving member of the 12 original area game managers hired by the Minnesota Department of Conservation in the late 1940s, Bue will be remembered for his widespread conservation efforts. ...

Bon Appetit

MARSHALL — The Bon Appetit student-run restaurant opens today at Southwest Minnesota State University and will be serving a three-course meal on Thursday for nine weeks. The experience is part of the curriculum for a class called Restaurant Food Operations and Lab, which is taught by Dr. ...

City Hall security being reviewed

MARSHALL — The city of Marshall is reviewing its security after a break-in at city hall Tuesday. Marshall City Administrator Sharon Hanson said the city is working with the Marshall Police Department as it investigates burglaries at both the Marshall municipal building on Main Street and ...

Marshall Council adds private streets to snow removal ordinance

MARSHALL — A proposal to include private streets in Marshall’s city snow removal ordinance drew feedback from both property owners and tenants at a public hearing Tuesday. Several Marshall residents said the change was needed for public safety, while property owners voiced concerns about ...

Klobuchar ‘likable’ presidential candidate

MARSHALL — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s campaign for president, announced Sunday in the Twin Cities, is being met with a mix of enthusiasm and skepticism in the Marshall area. While she is widely viewed as a likable, experienced moderate with a record of success working with fellow lawmakers ...

RTR referendum passes

TYLER — Voters in the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District turned out in large numbers Tuesday to vote on a proposed $35 million building bond issue — and unofficial vote results showed clear support for the proposal. In the unofficial tally, the bond referendum passed with 985 “yes” ...