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Wednesday morning crashes in Green Valley, Marshall linked

MARSHALL — A crash that damaged multiple vehicles near Green Valley wasn’t the only one reported in the area Wednesday morning. One of the vehicles in the Green Valley crash had just hit a vehicle in Marshall several minutes earlier, an area resident said. Suzanne Morgan said she was ...

Two injured in Hwy. 68 crash

MARSHALL — Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash reported Friday afternoon at the intersection of MInnesota Highway 68 and Lyon County Road 33, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The crash was reported around 2 p.m. Friday. The State Patrol said a 1997 Ford pickup was westbound on ...

Mexican drug cartel ‘flooded our market’ with meth

MARSHALL — The Mexican drug cartel has flooded southwest Minnesota and the rest of the state with so much methamphetamine that the amount of meth labs have dropped drastically, according to the commander of a local law enforcement drug task force. “The reason for that, is the Mexican ...

Farmers thankful for nitrogen rule delay

ST. PAUL - Southwest Minnesota farmers voiced appreciation for a state House and Senate resolution to delay adoption of a new nitrogen rule, but they believe they are not the problem for chemical run-off. Rep. Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent., announced Wednesday that the resolution has been ...

Relay For Life of Lyon County reaches milestone year

MARSHALL — There were just about as many ways to describe Relay For Life’s purpose as there were people gathered at the Red Baron Arena on Friday night. They were honoring loved ones, participants said. They were helping to keep hopes high. But most importantly, participants said, they ...

First day of Eid al-Fitr

Marshall area Muslim community members prepare to pray together Friday morning at the Southwest Minnesota State University conference center. The men and boys are in the front and the women and girls are in the back of the room. Friday was the first day of Eid al-Fitr, a religious holiday that ...

Avera talks with Carris ‘ongoing’

MARSHALL — An Avera Health spokesperson on Thursday confirmed the health care provider has been holding talks with CentraCare/Carris Health involving “many issues.” “Avera and CentraCare/Carris Health regularly get together to have conversations about many issues of common interest. ...

Priest with a passion for his work

MARSHALL — The Rev. Paul Wolf has already moved his belongings to Hutchinson where his next assignment takes him but will be leaving behind the fruits of his labors in the Holy Redeemer parish. Wolf has been reassigned from Holy Redeemer Parish in Marshall to Hutchinson and Stewart. St. ...

First-ever Festival of Arts at fairgrounds

MARSHALL — When Brooke Kor, the park and fairgrounds programming manager for Lyon County, decided to organize an arts festival, she didn’t know how big it would get. The first-ever Marshall Festival of Arts will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Lyon County Fairgrounds. The event ...

Saratoga work starts next week

MARSHALL — It’s gotten a later start than originally planned, but major construction on Saratoga Street will begin next week, Marshall city staff said. Motorists should plan alternate routes, as access to Saratoga Street between C Street and Southview Drive will be limited or closed. City ...

Putting the ‘care’ in hospice care

MARSHALL — Lori Coleman puts the “care” in hospice care and will be delivering a message about working with patients of Prairie Home Hospice and Community Care at the Relay for Life celebration this weekend. Coleman grew up in Illinois where her mother, Sandy Friesner, was a registered ...

July trial dates scheduled for WG police chief

Trial dates for the Walnut Grove police chief accused of soliciting sex with a minor are scheduled in July, Redwood County District Court records said. A pre-trial hearing for Michael Robert Zeug, 46, of Walnut Grove, was held Monday. Court records said jury trial dates in Zeug’s case are ...

Third annual Vet Run to be held in Balaton

BALATON — The third annual Balaton Veteran Run looks to bring together hundreds of people to honor American veterans and to celebrate in a variety of ways as one big community on Saturday. Individuals and families in southwest Minnesota and beyond are invited to attend any of activities that ...

From bikes to horses, take a ride to fun this weekend

Canby calls it Hat Daze, in Wabasso it’s a Summer Fest and in Lake Benton, they celebrate with Saddle Horse Holiday. All three events this weekend give southwest Minnesota residents a good reason to have fun and enjoy good food with old and new friends. Events at all three locations kick ...

Marshall City Council sets updated street assessment policy

MARSHALL — Marshall City Council members looking for a way to take some of the sting out of special assessments approved changes to city policies on Tuesday night. Now, the city will step in to help cover more of the cost of replacing driveways torn up by street construction. City council ...

Family will ‘never forget’

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the deadly F-5 tornado that ripped through Tracy, killing nine people and obliterating more than 100 homes. Among those who lost their lives that day were 2-year-old Nancy Vlahos, 47-year-old Walter Swanson, 50-year-old Barbara Holbrook, 60-year-old Paul ...

‘Put Lynd first’

LYND — The Lynd School Board voted Monday evening to pull out of the SouthWest Education Cooperative agreement. Monday’s school board meeting was the last meeting in which the school board could vote to terminate the agreement with SWEC prior to automatic renewal for another five years. ...

Fighting blight in Tyler

TYLER — Homeowners and renters accused of violating the city code involving blight conditions have been warned. Tyler City Administrator Robert Wolfington told a crowd of 30 people and members of the city council inside the fire hall meeting room Monday night that alleged violators have ...

YMC Board hears proposal for county-based purchasing

GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine County Board heard a proposal Tuesday that could save them money on county-funded health care. Dr. Norris Anderson represented Southern Prairie Community Care in presenting the invitation to join its county-based purchasing (CBP) group. He was accompanied ...