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Brau Brothers cites Ag Dept. mandate for locked doors

MARSHALL — As area customers may have noticed by now, the Brau Brothers Brewing Co. in Marshall hasn’t been open for business since Thursday. The microbrewery and taproom has a sign on its glass door saying the business is “closed today for training and building maintenance mandated by ...

Marshall City Council holds 2 assessment hearings, puts 1 on hold

MARSHALL — The Marshall City Council held assessment hearings on three different construction projects Tuesday night, but ended up putting one on hold. Discussion of assessments for street and utility work affecting properties in Marshall’s industrial park will continue in October. The ...

City officials discuss issues with new owners of Sunrise Court

MARSHALL — Marshall city officials say the long-term vision to make improvements are desirable at the Sunrise Court Apartments — recently purchased and renamed Suite Liv’n — but that the short-term plan that includes the eviction of all its tenants is causing a frenzy. Mayor Bob ...

Tracy on the road to plan phase III

TRACY — While construction crews are still in the middle of the first two phases of a water/sewer/storm water project, the city of Tracy is making preparations to start the final phase. “It is hopeful to begin Phase III in 2019. Phase III is anticipated to take three to four years,” ...

Gass pleads not guilty to assault charges

SLAYTON – Murray County Deputy Brian Gass pleaded not guilty to the charge of fifth degree assault during his pre-trial hearing Monday, according to Murray County Court records. Gass appeared before District Court Judge Christina M. Wietzema for his pre-trial hearing. Court records said a ...

Out of the Darkness walk puts spotlight on rising suicide rates

CURRIE — In Minnesota, the suicide rate jumped 40.6 percent between 1999 and 2016. So while the topic of suicide is an extremely difficult one to talk about and understand, it’s becoming increasingly more important to have those conversations and create awareness in the effort to turn the ...

Striving for excellence

MARSHALL — It takes a lot of work to get more than 2,000 high school marching band and color guard members to shine on the field. And at Pursuit of Excellence, the work starts first thing in the morning. In the parking lot outside Marshall High School, the MHS marching band was running ...

Revere man dies after Friday crash

REVERE — A Revere man died Friday after a head-on crash with a semi truck, the Minnesota State Patrol said. A crash involving a 1997 Dodge Ram driven by Landon Evans, 22, of Revere, and a 2007 International semi driven by Nathan Silbernagel, 31, of Morgan, was reported at 5:39 p.m. Friday ...

Residents share concerns about request to vacate Sunrise Court apartments

MARSHALL — Residents at the Sunrise Court apartment complex were left with a lot of questions, and not many answers, this weekend after they received letters asking them to vacate the apartments. But while the future was uncertain, some residents are saying they should keep paying rent and ...

Billiards and Bullseyes

Photo by Deb Gau The Red Baron Arena and Expo welcomed two new sporting events this weekend as part of the Billiards and Bullseyes Pool and Dart Tournament. Here, Jessica Molina made her shot during the pool competition on Saturday morning.

Motivating students to exercise

MARSHALL — “Back on your feet,” Daira Driftmier shouts. Immediately, nearly a thousand third through sixth-grade students jump up into position. They are spread entirely around a stage set up inside the recreation/athletic facility on the Southwest Minnesota State University campus ...

Sunrise Court tenants asked to vacate

MARSHALL — Josh Prine said he was going out to run an errand on Thursday, when he saw the letter taped to the outside of his apartment door. When he read it, he said, it changed everything about his plans. The letter said the Sunrise Court apartments were under new ownership — and that all ...

Shooters fight windy conditions

RURAL MARSHALL — The wind likely hurt some scores on Friday, but most participants were just excited for the opportunity to shoot in various events during the 2018 Minnesota State FFA Trap Shoot competition. Roughly 300 high school students are scheduled to take part in the two-day state ...

Monday meeting will discuss Minneota ambulance service

MINNEOTA — Minneota city officials are seeking the public’s feedback on the future of ambulance services in Minneota and nearby communities. A special meeting of the Minneota City Council is planned for Monday evening. “It’s to give the public a chance to be brought up to speed on ...

Pursuit of Excellence features 20 HS bands

MARSHALL — Twenty high school bands will take the field for the 23rd annual Pursuit of Excellence Southwest Minnesota Marching Festival today at the Regional Event Center at Southwest Minnesota State University. One of the highlights is Marshall High School’s judged exhibition performance ...

Billiards and Bullseyes Tournament starts today at Red Baron Arena

MARSHALL — The video board at the Red Baron Arena and Expo has seen plenty of action at hockey tournaments and other events. But this weekend, the camera setup will be a little bit different, allowing spectators a top-down view of the pool tables set up for the first Billiards and Bullseyes ...

Rainstorms return across region

MARSHALL — The effects of heavy rain across southwest Minnesota this week didn’t seem quite on the same level as July 3’s severe storms — at least, at first. But as rain continued to fall through most of the day Thursday, water started rising again in some places around the Marshall ...

RTR task force members discuss options for school facilities

RUTHTON — Instead of replacing the leaky roof on the Ruthton Elementary School building a second time, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District residents took a step back this fall to see what other options were available. “With that much money to replace a roof that continues to leak, the ...

First Family Awareness Day focuses on struggles with PTSD

Trever Dean Gould, was born June 4, 1987, in Marshall. He died by his own hand June 21, 2012, at the age of 25. His mother, Sheri Johnson, now of Fulda, was the one who found him. “He was home on summer break from attending college at Mankato State,” she said. After graduating from ...

Hughes boasts of Trump tweet

MARSHALL — Republican Candidate for U.S. Representative District 7 Dave Hughes bragged about a President Donald Trump tweet over the weekend when he addressed the Lyon County Republican annual dinner Tuesday evening as the keynote speaker. “Dave Hughes is running for Congress in the Great ...