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Gobble, gobble

Photo by Karin Elton Ty Brouwer and Joe Hasse, members of the Buffalo Ridge Gobblers, a chapter of the Wild Turkey Federation, and Brad Minnehan of Brad’s Market in Minneota delivered 234 pounds of frozen turkey Friday afternoon to the Kitchen Table food shelf in Marshall. The Gobblers ...

Search for Tracy city admin continues

TRACY — The Tracy City Council on Monday decided the cost of hiring a new professional interim city administrator would be too high. Current interim city administrator Shane Daniels reported to the board at its Monday meeting that it would cost the city $6,500 per month for 20-25 hours per ...

‘High energy’ show

MARSHALL — Childhood memories of Saturday morning cartoons will come to life on stage this weekend at Marshall High School. The Marshall High School Tiger Theatre is presenting “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” at 7:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Schwan ...

RTR Schools experience $310,951 increase in fund balances

TYLER — Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School Board directors-elect John Bloom and Tami Nelson were on hand to hear auditor Matt Taubert declare the district increased its fund balance totals to $310,951 from 2016 to 2017. Incumbent director Peggy Dunblazier is also a director-elect, but was at the ...

Marshall Council approves architect for city hall project

MARSHALL — A recommendation for an architect to renovate or rebuild Marshall’s city hall building got official approval from the Marshall City Council on Tuesday night. However, that doesn’t mean the city has a definite plan for a building project yet. City staff and council members ...

Lesson on Islam

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series on Dr. Ayaz Virji’s talk on Islam in Post-Trump America. MARSHALL — Dr. Ayaz Virji encouraged people to use their superpowers to help bridge the societal divide in America. Those superpowers are our brains. Virji, a Muslim ...

Welcome to SMSU

MARSHALL — Interim Chancellor Devinder Malhotra and the Minnesota State Board of Trustees were on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University on Tuesday and Wednesday, taking part in various committee meetings and conducting business at a full board meeting — the first time ever that ...

Day care plan rejected twice by YMC Board

GRANITE FALLS — The shrinking number of day care providers in Yellow Medicine County did not stop YMC commissioners from saying “no” twice to Granite Falls Economic Development Authority Director Cathy Anderson at its meeting Tuesday. Commissioner John Berends made the motion twice to ...

Tracy city councilman resigns

TRACY — Tracy Mayor Steve Ferrazzano read a resignation letter from Councilman Bill Chukuske during Monday night’s city council meeting. Chukuske sent his resignation letter by email to Ferrazzano before Monday night’s meeting, according to the mayor. “I cannot work under these ...

Hearing postponed for man charged in gun incident

MARSHALL — A court hearing for a rural Marshall man charged with firing a gun in the presence of people on West Main Street in October was rescheduled after being assigned to a different judge, Lyon County court records said. A hearing for Daniel Nathan Breyfogle, 31, was postponed until ...

Hearing for sex sting suspect changed to next week

MARSHALL — A hearing for a Lynd man charged in connection with a prostitution sting in Springfield has been postponed until next week, Brown County court records said. Lawrence David Depyper, 70, appeared in Brown County District Court Tuesday on charges of agreeing to hire a person under ...

Remembering a hero

WOOD LAKE — There are many heroes in the world, but there’s something they all have in common: they put the lives of others ahead of their own. By that measurement, Jamie Hyatt was definitely a hero, speakers at a ceremony Monday night said. Hyatt, a Wood Lake resident, died in January ...

Islamic Society parking request sparks city discussion

MARSHALL — The Islamic Society of Marshall had found a new home in the former Lee’s Tae Kwon Do gym. But a lack of off-street parking made some members of the Marshall City Council question whether the new site was a good fit for a place of worship. Those questions came up at the city ...

Marshall residents escape attic fire

Photo by Jody Isaackson The Marshall Fire Department worked to put out an attic fire at a home on South First Street on Tuesday afternoon. Marshall Fire Chief Marc Klaith said it looked like the fire was caused by problems with electric heat in the ceiling of the home. There were people in ...

Ringing in the season

MARSHALL — Tis the season. The Salvation Army season. The Lyon County Salvation Army’s 2017 kettle campaign is Nov. 17 through Dec. 23. “We don’t ring on Sundays and we don’t ring on Thanksgiving Day,” said Deloris Richards and Paul Bridgland, the Lyon County kettle ...

Bringing ‘Hamlet’ to life

MARSHALL — In Southwest Minnesota State University’s theater production of “Hamlet,” more than half the cast is playing the title role. The SMSU Theater Department is presenting William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the SMSU Black Box ...

Washington Post journalist returns to Marshall, Independent

MARSHALL — Marshall native Curt Anderson is now working on “the biggest stage in the world,” but he hasn’t forgotten his roots. “I’ve been with the Washington Post for six years,” Anderson said. “I love it because it’s so challenging. It’s the biggest stage in the world. ...

Granite Falls EDA director to address YMC Board over day care grant

GRANITE FALLS — Granite Falls Economic Development Director Cathy Anderson will be approaching the Yellow Medicine County Board for a grant for the city’s day care project in today’s board meeting. Anderson was encouraged to return by Board Chair Gary Johnson after the board approved a ...

Getting a piece of Tracy history

TRACY — The Red Rooster hadn’t seen a crowd for a couple of years, not since it closed down in 2015. But with a few minutes to go before the start of a Saturday equipment sale, around 10 people were lined up outside the restaurant doors. Others waited in cars and pickup trucks in the ...

They’re not on the ball — they’re in the ball

MARSHALL — The aim of the game was simple enough: kick the soccer ball across the gym and into the opposing team’s goal. But when Jazlyn Lenort blew the starting whistle, young players Madyson Hasert, Makayla Hasert and Keynan Coequyt found themselves bumped backward before they could even ...