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Mattis says immigrant service members won’t face deportation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nearly 850 immigrants currently serving in the military or waiting to start basic training won’t face deportation despite the ongoing federal wrangling over the fate of people who came to America illegally as children, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said ...

Tracy recall election set for Tuesday

TRACY — Voters here will go the polls Tuesday to decide if Tracy Councilman Tony Peterson should be recalled. Voters can cast their votes inside the gym at City Hall from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The ballot will ask voters, “Shall Councilmember Tony Peterson be recalled?” Voters will mark ...

Playing that old-time music

BMILROY — Spike Dolan is an “old accordion man” to hundreds of friends and neighbors. Dolan, currently a resident at Heritage Pointe in Marshall, spent almost 10 years after his retirement playing with a band called Three Flats and a Spare. They performed polkas, waltzes and old-time ...

Walz leads gubernatorial preference ballot in DFL caucuses

U.S. Congressman Tim Walz came out on top of a preference ballot for Minnesota governor candidates at Democratic precinct caucuses Tuesday. It was a pattern that held true for southwest Minnesota as well, according to unofficial results from the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor ...

Parties hold caucuses Tuesday

MARSHALL — Of the 68 straw ballots cast at four Republican caucus sites across Lyon County Tuesday night, Jeff Johnson received 24 votes to win his preliminary bid for the governorship of Minnesota. Other Republicans receiving support were Philip Parish with 14 straw votes, Mary G. ...

Grassroots democracy

MARSHALL — It wasn’t the record crowd of two years ago, but organizers at the Democratic-Farmer-Labor caucus in Marshall said it looked like good numbers of people, including some new faces, were gathering. “We don’t really know what to expect,” said Don Edblom of the Lyon County ...

EDA gives update on Kmart building development

MARSHALL — There have been a lot of rumors going around about the status of the former Kmart building in Marshall, Tara Onken and Cal Brink said. People have been asking whether the property’s new owners backed out of plans to redevelop it. As part of a report to the Lyon County Board on ...

No decisions made on Murray County sheriff’s department

SLAYTON — The Murray County Board of commissioners decided Tuesday to take a wait-and-see attitude when it comes with proposed changes for the sheriff’s department. The board decided not to take action on Sheriff Steve Telkamp’s proposed budget changes during Tuesday’s meeting. After ...

Longtime Marshall educator Lon Moon dies

MARSHALL — How many Marshall students had Mr. Moon for a teacher? Lon Moon taught at Marshall Middle School from 1969 to 1979, then at Southwest Minnesota State University from 1979 to 1981. He then taught fifth grade at East Side and Park Side for 20 years. Moon died Thursday at age ...

Transition underway for ACMC

MARSHALL — It’s been a little more than a month since Affiliated Community Medical Centers officially became part of a new health system, with a new name and new joint leadership. But so far, said Dr. Steven Meister, the change should be pretty subtle. “Things for the patients should ...

Longtime Marshall teacher Cheri Buysse dies

MARSHALL — News of the death of a longtime Marshall Middle School teacher was sad to receive. But Marshall Public Schools officials said Cheri Buysse will be remembered as someone with an energetic personality, a passion for teaching, and love for her students. Buysse was “simply a ...

Lincoln County receives grant for voting equipment

IVANHOE — The Lincoln County Board is set to be informed at today’s meeting that the county is receiving a Voting Equipment Grant for a total of $37,160.28, some of which has minimum matching funds. In a letter from the state of Minnesota dated Jan. 29, Lincoln County received notice ...

Ulrich sets up counseling services office in downtown Marshall

MARSHALL — Providing coping strategies and skills in a “calm and quiet” atmosphere, Sabrina Ulrich, a licensed independent clinical social worker, has opened an office on Main Street which caters to children and their families. Ulrich, who is originally from Pipestone, has a long ...

Fishermen from Hawaii, children winners at Lake Hendricks tourney

HENDRICKS — Amongst the nearly 400 ice fishers on Lake Hendricks Saturday were three men from Hawaii, one of whom won a prize in the 39th Annual Lake Hendricks Fishing Derby. Rhys Ishihara, and friends Logan Gonzaga and Matthew Noguchi, braved the blustery day and was repaid with Ishihara ...

Two Marshall teens hurt in crash with semi

BALATON — Two Marshall teenagers were injured in a crash involving a semi on Minnesota Highway 23 on Saturday, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The crash was reported at 2:54 p.m., at the intersection of Highway 23 and Lyon County Road 13, the State Patrol said. State Patrol reports said ...

Plenty to eat at Ole and Lena Days

GRANITE FALLS — Elaine Johnson of Sacred Heart knows what makes a good open face sandwich. “We have open face sandwiches. And when you go to Norway to visit, that is what they serve you for lunch,” Johnson said. She was busy serving Norwegian foods during the Ole and Lena Days inside ...

MHS speech team takes first

MARSHALL — The Marshall High School Speech Team came away from the Prior Lake Speech Tournament on Saturday with a first-place ranking. The Tiger Speech Team finished in first place out of a total of 23 teams, ranking ahead of second place winners Benilde-St. Margaret’s and third place ...

Saratoga project expected to start in mid-May

MARSHALL — City Engineer Glenn Olson told nearly 30 residents who attended an informational meeting Thursday evening at the Marshall-Lyon Library that the estimated $1.9 million Saratoga Street project will likely start in mid-May. Olson cautioned weather and ground conditions would ...

‘I love football’

MARSHALL — As visitors from around the world flocked to the Minneapolis area in the 10 days leading up to Super Bowl LII, they were met by friendly Crew 52 members dressed in purple and blue.. The Crew 52 members are basically volunteers on the front lines, welcoming people to the state, to ...

Nelson has photography on display at MAFAC

MARSHALL — After his coworkers encouraged him to enter the Marshall Area Fine Art Council’s Photography Contest and he won his first award, Tommy Nelson said he wanted to further his photography. Nelson’s photography is on display through Feb. 9 at the Marshall Area Fine Arts ...