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Many Sunrise Court tenants moving out after ruling, residents say

MARSHALL — Residents of the Sunrise Court apartments had been fighting to stay in their homes, but it looked like many were still moving out this weekend. By Sunday afternoon, things were relatively quiet outside Sunrise Court, but there were signs of activity all around the complex. ...

Sharing the love of the hunt

LYON COUNTY — The tall bluestem grass was waving all around as the group of hunters made their way across a piece of public land south of Marshall. It was tough to see the pointing dogs that mentors Loren Peterson and Kevin Mayer brought along, so everyone was listening for the sound of the ...

Commissioner races are brewing in three area counties

MARSHALL — Three out of five counties feature competitive commissioner races in the Nov. 6 election. In Lyon County, incumbent Commissioner Steve Ritter is being challenged by Al Kruse. Ritter has 15 years of county board experience under his belt, having been first elected in 2003 and ...

Everyday Leader Fall Simulcast scheduled for Tuesday

MARSHALL — Most people don’t think of themselves as a leader, but the Everyday Leader events, including an upcoming simulcast, can provide them with the necessary skills. The Everyday Leader Fall Simulcast will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Marshall High School. The ...

Brau Brothers taproom re-opens

MARSHALL — Seats at the bar were filled up, and the Brau Brothers taproom in Marshall was buzzing with activity for the first time in weeks. “We missed everybody,” said Brau Brothers C.E.O. Dustin Brau, as area residents and taproom regulars came in Friday afternoon. The Brau ...

‘Break the silence’

MARSHALL — Individuals attending a recent Corner Vigil said the time has come to “break the silence” regarding sexual assault and domestic violence. And while countless victims may still be too afraid to come forward or even talk about their experiences, they want the survivors to know ...

Art on the ice

MARSHALL — Marshall High School art teacher Brydie DeMuth looked over at the painted ice inside the Red Baron Arena Thursday morning before walking toward the paint brush that was waiting for her in the middle of the hockey rink. “Pretty awesome,” she said. DeMuth, who is also a hockey ...

Court calls for heating repairs, but not for enforcing Sunrise Court leases

MARSHALL — A Lyon County District Court judge issued a ruling Wednesday on petitions from residents at the Sunrise Court apartment complex. But while the judge ordered the new managers of the property to repair its boiler systems, the ruling didn’t say anything about upholding the ...

Learning about the candidates

MARSHALL — He’s become the only person running in the race for Lyon County Sheriff. But Eric Wallen said this week it hasn’t affected his campaign plans. “I’m still going door-to-door as best I can,” Wallen said, as well as trying to introduce himself to different community ...

Candidates forum sponsored by MACC and SMSU PSA is Monday

MARSHALL — Registered voters in southwest Minnesota will get opportunities to ask candidates questions during three live forums starting next week. “It’s pretty important to hold these kinds of debates,” Marshall Chamber of Commerce President Brad Gruhot. The chamber is helping to ...

‘So sad, so overwhelming’

MARSHALL — In times of trouble, you find out who your friends are. Lisa Myhrberg, the co-owner with Brenda Olsen of Perfect Styles, the salon that received fire and smoke damage Monday, said they are grateful for the community’s response. “It’s been so sad and so overwhelming,” ...

Streak of fire calls continues

MARSHALL — For the fourth day in a row, firefighters responded to a call at a Marshall building, this time at The Gym of Marshall and AJ’s Family Arcade. A clothes dryer was the source of a fire Thursday afternoon, and while there was smoke in the building, there was no other ...

Dryer led to fire call at MHS, MFD says

MARSHALL — The Marshall Fire Department has so far responded to three different building fire calls in as many days. However, the call Wednesday morning at Marshall High School turned out to be much less serious than the fires that damaged a Main Street business and destroyed a house south ...

License reinstated for GM Tobacco

MARSHALL — A Marshall tobacco business has its license back after action by the Marshall City Council on Tuesday night. GM Tobacco can resume selling tobacco and tobacco-related products immediately, said Marshall City Clerk Kyle Box. The council revoked the business’ tobacco license ...

Working together

MARSHALL — Lights were flashing and alarms were sounding outside the Schwan’s ice cream plant as a crew of firefighters with masks and oxygen tanks got ready to enter the building. The county dispatcher’s call said there had been a release of ammonia inside, and one person was down. With ...

House fire consumes rural residence

MARSHALL — Marshall firefighters were called to a house fire at 2767 Lochland Hills Drive near Lake Marshall Tuesday around 2:45 a.m. Mutual aid was called with firefighters from Balaton, Garvin, Lynd and Tracy responding. North Ambulance, Lyon County Sheriff and Marshall Police Department ...

Businesses affected by Monday’s fire looking at options

MARSHALL — Monday’s fire at 348 W. Main St. adversely affected a number of businesses in the building — mostly the Perfect Styles salon, where the fire started. On Tuesday, Brenda Olsen, co-owner along with Lisa Myhrberg, was taking out a couple boxes full of what little she could ...

Lyon County takes another step toward joining PrimeWest Health

MARSHALL — Lyon County took another step on the way to becoming part of the PrimeWest Health consortium on Tuesday. County commissioners passed a resolution stating the county’s commitment to joining PrimeWest’s county-based purchasing system for health care services. However, there was ...

Fixing the roads in Canby

CANBY – Motorists currently traveling in some residential areas in Canby are running into a lot of detours. Plan for more detours in 2019. A $10 million road reconstruction project has left several streets torn up during an infrastructure project. “Right now, they’re working on ...

Fire shuts down Main

MARSHALL — The sound of breaking glass could be heard and black smoke could be seen rolling out of the windows as area firefighters responded scurried around after getting a report of smoke coming from a downtown business in Marshall on Monday “The fire was mostly confined to the Perfect ...