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Legacy event celebrates Minnesota’s parks and trails

MARSHALL — One by one, they strapped on helmets and climbed aboard. But the ATV simulator set up in the Red Baron Arena wasn’t just a ride. As the stationary four-wheeler tilted backward, forward and side to side, riders were quizzed on their technique. “You’re supposed to lean ...

Detours for bridge construction start today

MARSHALL — Construction begins today on two Marshall bridges — one on Minnesota Highway 19 (East College Drive) near the intersection with West Marshall Street, and one on Minnesota Highway 68 over the Redwood River diversion channel. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said ...

Nearly a dozen museums represented at expo

MARSHALL — From preserving local history to hosting community programs, southwest Minnesota museums do a lot. On Saturday, representatives from area historical societies and museums came together to let visitors know what they had to offer. The third annual Museum Expo brought together ...

Iowa man has been making toys, other items out of wood for 30 years

TRACY — For 30 years Ted Homan has been making “all kinds of things” using just wood. “I make them all,” Holman said, as he stood at his vendor site inside the Veterans Memorial Center Saturday during the Prairie Women’s Expo. His work was on display on rows of shelving, ...

SMSU coach to speak at Everyday Leader

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball coach Brad Bigler will be one of the speakers during this year’s Everyday Leader Speaker Series that will be Friday inside the theater at Marshall High School. Everyday Leader promotes itself as a forum for unlocking ...

Living with autism

MARSHALL — In some ways, Will Brigger is a typical 13-year-old. He loves spending time with friends and on the computer or iPad. But in other ways, Will is very unlike many of his peers, especially when it comes to communication, emotions and social skills — all of which can be very ...

‘Night with Elvis’ raises funds for cancer care

MARSHALL — People attending Avera Marshall Foundation “Night with Elvis” recently had reasons to celebrate. Not only was Elvis in the building, but funds were being raised for future cancer patients seeking local treatment. “Approximately 450 people attended the event, which raised ...

Following God’s will

MINNEOTA — Looking back over the past five years, the diaconate formation (Catholic deacon training) has been a wonderful learning experience for Bruce and Juanita Bot. This culminated in Bruce’s ordination to deacon April 21 at the Church of St. Mary in Sleepy Eye. “Through all the ...

Celebrating a Legacy in the outdoors

MARSHALL — It’s a fitting anniversary for a law meant to support the outdoors. This weekend, area residents are invited to join in the archery, fishing and other activities at the Parks and Trails Legacy Celebration being held at the Red Baron Arena and Expo. “One of the main purposes ...

Murray County Board approves ditch repairs

SLAYTON — The Murray County Board on a 3-0 vortex approved the attorney fees needed for Judicial Ditch 3 at its bi-weekly meeting Tuesday. The cost of legal fees will be $3,542.50, attorneys Rinke Noonan company billed for participation in the appeals process. Commissioners Lori Gunnink and ...

Gov. Dayton recommends Marshall for Opportunity Zone

MARSHALL — There were two Lyon County communities — Marshall and Tracy — vying to be part of a new federal program that would offer tax incentives for investment in economic development. They got one out of two. On Friday, it was announced that part of the city of Marshall was among ...

Robots in the classroom

MARSHALL — At its last board meeting, Marshall School Board members had the opportunity to learn about the Marshall High School robotics program — a program that is growing in Minnesota and beyond. “There are now more robotics programs in Minnesota than hockey teams,” MHS science ...

Derik Nelson and Family to perform inside middle school theater

MARSHALL — Derik Nelson and his siblings, Dalten and Riana, always loved making music together as a family and around the holidays when they were kids, they would put on special performances for family and friends at home dinner parties and other events. Now they’re bringing their ...

SMSU professor Christine Olson is Cowan Award winner

Little did Christine Olson know that the seeds of her broader world view were planted as a child growing up in Brazil, and later at the family dinner table in New Jersey. “Dad was raised on a dairy farm in Minnesota, went on to military service and was ultimately involved in world relief ...

Marshall Council approves changes to landscaping, building standards

MARSHALL — More than three months after a local task force formed to look at Marshall’s city building department and ordinances, their recommendations were approved by the city council. Tuesday night, Marshall Council members voted to pass changes to the city landscaping ordinances, and ...

Building a career

MARSHALL — Kim Jergenson has seen a lot of change in his years with the city of Marshall. For one thing, he said, the tools of his trade have changed. When he first joined the city engineering department, preparing for street construction meant using a transit, a level and steel tape ...

Boulder Estates to host health and wellness fair

MARSHALL — In honor of Older Americans Month, Boulder Estates staff and tenants are hosting a health and wellness fair May 2 to provide resources for aging citizens. From 2-3:30 p.m., nearly 40 health and wellness related vendors will set up display tables and provide information to ...

Hormel executive to address SMSU grads

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University alumnus Steve Binder will be the speaker at the 2018 SMSU Commencement at 10 a.m. May 5 in the R/A Facility. Binder is executive vice president and president of Hormel Business Units. He joined the Austin-based food company shortly after ...

Flood warnings in Marshall, Russell

MARSHALL — After a spring full of heavy snowfall, the return to sunshine and warm temperatures over the weekend might have felt like a relief. But now area residents have a different problem to watch out for — the quickly melting snow means lots of water on the ground, in ditches and in ...

Attempted robbery reported in Milroy

MILROY — The Redwood County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an attempted robbery in Milroy over the weekend. A news release from the Sheriff’s Office said law enforcement are looking for information on three suspects in the incident. The Sheriff’s Office received ...