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Lyon County to bring back passport services

MARSHALL - After a gap of several years, Lyon County residents will be able to apply for a U.S. passport at the county government center again.At their regular meeting Tuesday, members of the Lyon County Board voted in favor of applying for the government center to become a passport application ...

Marshall Council OKs new Studio 1 position

MARSHALL - Requests for additional staff at some Marshall municipal departments have already played a part in the city's 2017 budget process so far. On Tuesday night, members of the Marshall City Council heard one additional request.During a council work session, Marshall Community Services ...

Lincoln County Board hears budget update requests

IVANHOE - Lincoln County Fair Board representative Curt Madsen appeared before the Lincoln County Board at its Tuesday meeting to request an annual contribution to a capital improvement fund of sorts for the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.Every so often, the fairgrounds encounters a major ...

Coming home

On Monday, Marshall High School teacher Nonna Gutman talked about a personal milestone - celebrating 25 years as a U.S. citizenMARSHALL - It was a small flag, kept safe inside a manila envelope. But, Nonna Gutman said, for her it carried a lot of meaning - it was the American flag she received ...

Highway 23 study report released

MARSHALL - The final report from a safety assessment on the Minnesota Highway 23 corridor in Marshall is available for the public to read online, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said Monday.MnDOT announced the release of the safety assessment report, which gives an overview of the ...

A town remembered

Now considered a ghost town, Thomsenberg, located near Lake Shaokatan, was once a thriving communityRURAL?LAKE?BENTON?-?Alan and Nicole Rasmussen of rural Lake Benton have their 10-acre home listed for sale just to see if there would be any takers. With Alan working in South Dakota and Nicole ...

Wrestlers helping out

Photo by Jody IsaacksonOn Saturday, members of the Marshall Tigers wrestling team hung holiday lights for the residents of Boulders estates. Residents Ardys Hughes and Iona Arndt supervised the project. Hughes is the grandmother to some of the boys who helped. Pictured are Zach Stahl, left, and ...

Marshall honors veterans with multiple programs

MARSHALL - They were of all ages and backgrounds, gathered in different places around Marshall, at different times of the day. But they all came together for a common cause: honoring America's veterans."We remember all of you today, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts," said Marshall ...

Slayton Soldier visits Minneota’s second-graders

MINNEOTA - A much-decorated soldier in the state of Minnesota visited Minneota Friday afternoon. In his 17 years in the military Brandon Lolkus of Slayton has received two Bronze Stars and had four deployments. He spoke to Renee Hanson's second-graders at Minneota Elementary.How did Hanson land ...

Building on relationships

Marshall architect Ron Halgerson is retiring, after a career spanning 41 yearsMARSHALL - Ron Halgerson can look around the Marshall area and see plenty of buildings he helped create. But he says what he remembers most about his career have been the people he's worked with."There's a lot of ...

Lifelong love of singing sparks DeGraff to this day

Mezzo-soprano, adjunct professor at SMSU, performing todayMARSHALL - Anna DeGraff grew up in music. Her parents met while in a rock band, and she and her siblings were all singing by the time they could speak.Throughout her collegiate career, DeGraff worked with student and professional ...

Bengtsons mix up happy holidays with lefse

MARSHALL - Doug and Sharla Bengtson of Wood Lake are no strangers to making people happy. Between their Lighter Side Clown gigs and their Ole and Lena comedy presentations, they have entertained people of all ages for years.Just three years ago, the Bengtsons added making lefse for the holidays ...

Death of Ruthton man found in lake under investigation

The Lyon County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a Ruthton man who was found in a lake south of Florence on Wednesday.The man was identified as Dale Halsne, 51, of Ruthton, the Sheriff's Department said. Halsne was found in Section 33 Lake on Wednesday afternoon. The Sheriff's ...

Brothers in arms

Lynd family had eight members in the service: WWII, Korea, elsewhereOver the years, it can become a distant memory that your family had so many members in the same occupation, but you don't really ever forget, especially if that included the military.Marie Walters of Marshall had eight brothers ...

Lake Improvement District’s goal: Help Shaokatan retain recreational status

LAKE SHAOKATAN - The weather was warm and sunny for the third of November. The water on Lake Shaokatan, whose name means "golden waves" (representing the pristine prairie of the past), in Lincoln County was rippled by the breeze that day all except the long strips of still water that were ...

Documentary on Little Crow to be screened at museum

MARSHALL - The events leading to the hanging of 38 Dakota warriors in 1862 are depicted in the documentary "Little Crow and the Dakota War." The film will be screened at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lyon County Museum, 301 W Lyon St, Marshall. The film's producer, Bill Weiss, will be present to ...

Area Veterans’ Day events

Below is a schedule of programs in the Marshall area:MarshallA Veterans Day program will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the Adult Community Center. The speaker will be VSO Terry Wing. Other programs include one at the high school at 8:05 a.m. and one at the middle school at 8:15 a.m.BalatonA ...

YMC Board meets new LAC chairs, county librarian

GRANITE?FALLS?- Members of the Local Advisory Council for Adult Mental Health organization appeared before the Yellow Medicine County Board at its Tuesday meeting to update board members on its efforts to revitalize the organization.Co-chairs Jennifer Lundberg and Lori Schoer shared that when ...

Marshall City Council will have different feel

MARSHALL - Longtime Marshall Mayor Bob Byrnes has seen plenty of public servants come and go over the last two decades. Soon, he will be overseeing a city council with two new members, and moving forward, he is confident the new council members will work in the best interest of a ...