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Breakfast on the Farm is Thursday

MARSHALL — The Lyon County Farm Bureau is holding its first Breakfast On The Farm from 6-9 a.m. Thursday at the Lanoue Farm site located in rural Marshall. Buses will shuttle people to and from the Lanoue Farm, which is located at 2229 County Road 67, Marshall. The bus will be at the ...

Making a splash

MARSHALL — Bringing a well-known Disney show to life on stage has taken a lot of preparation for those involved in Marshall Area Stage Company’s summer musical, from learning the songs and choreography, to creating the colorful and elaborate costumes. MASC is presenting “The Little ...

Lyon County Relay For Life goes forward at new venue

MARSHALL — The crowd was gathered in different surroundings, but the message at the Lyon County Relay For Life was the same. Speakers said it was a night to remember, to have hope, and to work for a cure for cancer. The 24th annual Lyon County Relay was held Friday night at the Red Baron ...

Avera Marshall earns two Minnesota Hospital Association awards

MARSHALL — Avera Marshall medical staff members were recently recognized for their diligence and listening skills. Registered nurse Toni Strand brought home an award from the Minnesota Hospital Association awards banquet held at the Metropolitan Ballroom, Minneapolis, on June 2. She ...

Mental health center moves into new offices

MARSHALL — Western Mental Health Center officially moved into its new offices on East College Drive in March, and local health care providers say it’s been a positive move for more than one reason. The new offices don’t just give WMHC more space — they also allow WMHC to partner with ...

Family Services in YMC asks for additional staff member

GRANITE FALLS — Family Services supervisors in Yellow Medicine County reported to the board of commissioners on Tuesday the need for an additional staff member to assist with assessments. Supervisors Stacey Steinbach and Melissa Helgeson said staff members were putting in overtime hours ...

Oz comes to life

MARSHALL — Be on the lookout for lions and tigers and bears (oh, my!) as “The Magical Land of Oz” comes to life today and Saturday at Southwest Minnesota State University. More than 50 students entering third through eighth grade have been taking part in the Marshall Area Stage ...

Milroy’s St. Michael’s believes in unity; proud of unique structure

MILROY — There’s always that certain something that holds people to a specific ideal, truth or religion, sometimes even one specific church. St. Michael’s 320-member congregation in Milroy believe unity is a strong feature of the church. But parishioners say they are also proud of the ...

Marshall picked for tru Shrimp operations

MARSHALL — Marshall will play a major role in the start of a planned shrimp production industry in Minnesota, representatives of tru Shrimp said Wednesday. This week tru Shrimp announced its intent to build a shrimp hatchery in Marshall, which will help serve as the hub of a new aquaculture ...

Contractor: Roof repair bid process for Hanley Falls museum broke law

GRANITE FALLS — The owner a building materials company has accused a Hanley Falls Museum board and Yellow Medicine County of breaking the law during the bidding process for a roofing project. The YMC Board on Tuesday heard the complaint from The Saw Mill owner Mike Richter regarding the ...

Museum shares plans for 2nd floor exhibit space

MARSHALL — It was always the plan for the second floor of the Lyon County Museum to have exhibit space, Jennifer Andries said. But this year the plans will start getting a lot more specific, in preparation for renovation work at the museum. “This year, we’re really going to see some ...

Off to state sendoff

Photo by Jenny Kirk The state-bound Marshall High School baseball team received plenty of support via send-off posters and well wishes on Wednesday. The Tiger baseball team begins state tournament action at 12:30 p.m. today at Siebert Field at the University of Minnesota.

Local/state briefs

Amateur Radio ‘Field Day’ June 24, 25 demonstrates science, skill, service Members of the Murray County Amateur Radio Club will participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise June 24 and 25 at Avoca ballfield. The MCARC was established in 2009 and covers Murray, Lyon, ...

Marshall City Council talks food trucks

MARSHALL — Food trucks — mobile businesses that prepare and sell any of a wide variety of dishes — are a popular lunch stop in many parts of the country. But they’re new territory for the city of Marshall, and a licensing request for one area food truck prompted a lot of questions for ...

Paxton was ‘epitome’ of Mustang alumni

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University has lost a good friend. John Paxton died Monday at his home in Marshall at the age of 68. A Marshall High School graduate, he was a charter class member of Southwest Minnesota State College. He graduated in 1971 with a bachelor of arts in ...

Name that cow

MILROY — Dairy farmer Mike Welu of rural Milroy loves to name his milk cows. “With this newest one, I can tell six generations for the last calf. I enjoy naming them,” Welu said. The Milroy farmer is observing National Dairy month. The dairy industry started the annual tradition back ...

Walnut Grove police chief arrested

REDWOOD FALLS — The Walnut Grove police chief was one of three area men arrested Friday after a sting allegedly caught them trying to solicit sex with minors online. The Redwood County Attorney’s Office said Michael Robert Zeug, 45, of Walnut Grove; Scott Glenn Berglund, 41, of ...

Handguns stolen in Borch’s burglary

MARSHALL — A Marshall business was burglarized again early Sunday morning, Marshall Police said. Police are investigating a break-in at Borch’s Sporting Goods, where several handguns were stolen. The break-in happened around 3 a.m. Sunday, said a news release from the Marshall Police ...

RTR interim superintendent candidates interviewed

TYLER — The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (RTR) School Board Administrative Committee interviewed two candidates Monday morning for the soon-to-be-open interim superintendent position. Lee Warne from Marshall and Allen Stoeckman of Milan faced questions from the committee of board chair Jeff ...

More than 110 students participating in summer camps at Lynd School

LYND — The goal at two summer camps currently taking place at Lynd School is to provide an exciting experience for the students and to continue showing them that learning can be fun. Judging by the smiles on the participants’ faces on Monday, the mission was accomplished. More than 110 ...