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Three charged in connection with Marshall drug search

MARSHALL — Three people were charged in Lyon County District Court this week, after a search by area law enforcement found drugs in a Marshall apartment. On Tuesday, the Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a Marshall address, with assistance from the ...

The last frame: Marshall Bowl building demolished

MARSHALL — Rick Banbury of Marshall remembers bowling at the Marshall Bowl on a league called “The Businessmen” on Thursday evenings. “I don’t know why it was called The Businessmen,” he said. The Marshall Bowl building, which has been closed since May of 2015, was torn down ...

Avera Marshall to fund another MPD position

MARSHALL — The relationship between the Marshall Police Department and Avera Marshall Medical Center has been good for public safety at the hospital, local officials said — so much so that Avera Marshall is willing to lend more support for the city to hire another patrol officer. At ...

A ride for reconciliation

RUSSELL — It was still the first part of the day, but participants in the Dakota 38+2 Wokiksuye Ride still had a long way to go. “It’s 31 miles to Vesta this morning,” riders told a crowd of community members and Russell-Tyler-Ruthton students gathered outside RTR Middle School. And ...

Cool Santa

MARSHALL — Bob Cool of Marshall applies his people skills to both retail business and to holiday portrayals of Santa Claus. Cool completed his 10th year of service as the Ace Hardware Santa Claus during the store’s annual holiday sale and customer appreciation event. He started his Santa ...

Lyon County approves abatements for fire-damaged businesses

MARSHALL — The past year had a few major fires reported within Lyon County, including two at Marshall businesses. As part of their regular meeting Tuesday, members of the Lyon County Board approved tax abatements and credits for properties including a commercial building on West Main Street ...

Lyon County commissioner salaries to increase next year

MARSHALL — Members of the Lyon County Board approved a salary increase for county commissioners next year. But in discussion, commissioners said the move was meant to keep Lyon County in line with what other counties in the area were paying their officials. Commissioners discussed elected ...

One millionth meal

Marshall City Administrator Sharon Hanson joined Loaves and Fishes’ Executive Director Cathy Maes in serving a One Millionth Meal Golden Plate to Marshall dining site guest Bobbi Baerd at Christ United Presbyterian Church on Lyon Street in Marshall. Maes said Loaves and Fishes is marking one ...

Bowling alley demolition

Marshall area residents driving down East College Drive Wednesday morning can tip their hats to the old Marshall Bowl. It is in the process of being demolished.

Shopko closing pharmacy

MARSHALL — Marshall Shopko is closing its pharmacy and patient files are being transferred to the Marshall Hy-Vee Pharmacy on Main Street. Marshall is among 22 Shopko stores in Minnesota and five neighboring states to recently announce the closing of their pharmacies. Hy-Vee announced ...

RTR closes schools after pipe bursts at elementary

TYLER — Superintendent David Marlette had to cancel school in the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District Monday because of a water main break at the elementary school. Marlette said workers successfully repaired the water leak at the end of the day and he said classes will resume this ...

‘Angel medley’ and ‘Glorious night’

Photo by Mike Lamb Students in fifth through eighth grade held a Christmas concert at True Light Christian School Monday night. In the photo at left, the students presented a variety of songs such as “Angel Medley,” His Name Shall Be” and “Oh, what a Glorious Night.” The audience ...

A family holiday

MARSHALL — When they were deciding on a schedule for special Christmas events, members of Cornerstone United Methodist Church ended up making a weekend of it. On Saturday morning, kids were playing games, making ornaments and lining up to meet Santa. By Sunday afternoon, community members ...

Cardinal tradition continues in Clarkfield

CLARKFIELD — While the city of Clarkfield searches for a strategy to make the best possible use of the former Clarkfield K-12 school campus, the tradition of the Clarkfield Cardinals continues to thrive on the southern edge of the city limits. The Clarkfield Area Charter School is the home ...

Global recycling issues threaten to raise local costs

MARSHALL — Global free trade created opportunities to repurpose recycled materials in a way that disposed of recyclables in the United States and facilitated industrial development in China. All of that changed in recent weeks when China banned the importation of U.S. recycling. Lincoln ...

Early Christmas

MARSHALL — Friday marked the 10th year that Goodwill of the Great Plains has celebrated a Shoe and Mitten Party where brand new shoes, socks, hats and mittens are distributed to children in need in Marshall. “I think this is a great way to help the community and especially to help kids,” ...

Soybean market ‘frustrating’

LAKE BENTON — When the news broke this week that soybean exporters had started selling to China again, American farmers saw it as a positive step. But so far, it’s not the rally that many were hoping for. Bob Worth, a Lincoln County farmer and secretary of the Minnesota Soybean Growers ...

Lyon County Museum awarded grant worth $265,585

The Lyon County Museum’s second floor exhibit gallery project received a $265,585 boost from the Minnesota Historical Society, according to a Friday press release. The release from Lyon County Historical Society Museum Executive Director Jennifer Andries announced the grant from the ...

RTR board to hold facility planning meeting

The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School Board will hold a special facility planning meeting from 7-10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, in the gymnasium at RTR High School in Tyler. The public is invited to attend. Representatives from CO-OP Architecture of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will be in attendance ...

Orchestra’s musical tidings of joy

Classical music, traditional carols, and more modern Christmas songs were all part of the program Thursday night, at the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra’s Holiday Cheer concert. The orchestra (above), together with the Prairie Arts Chorale, performed at Holy Redeemer Church in Marshall. At ...