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A special send-off

MARSHALL — At 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Detective Joe Krogman officially retired from the Marshall Police Department after more than 30 years of service. After a fulfilling career, Krogman said he’s excited about retirement. “I look as it as a challenge, a new beginning, a kid going to his ...

Students, parents face open houses, assessments

MARSHALL — As students get ready to start back to school in the Marshall area, whether they realize it or not, the upcoming open houses and assessment days play a crucial role in their educational journey. At Park Side Elementary School, first- and second-graders will have open house and ...

Tracy schools to light up with solar arrays

TRACY — Tracy Area Public Schools will be lighting up savings with its own solar arrays in the near future. The Tracy School Board voted 5-1 to place the array on the west side of the high school and directly to the east of the elementary school soccer field. Board member Ben Ludeman was ...

Looking back

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of stories about one-room country school experiences in the southwest Minnesota area. CANBY — Dave Lueders didn’t get off to a very good start at country school many years ago, but fortunately, that quickly turned around. Today, the Canby ...

Helping children to live

MARSHALL — Ever since he was about 9 months old, Cash Heemeyer has been saving pop tabs “to help children live.” Cash was born with a brain condition that required two surgeries within a nine-month period after he was born. His mother, Marcy Heemeyer, said that because of bacterial ...

Lyon County men caught in sex sting

NEW ULM — Two Lyon County men were arrested over the weekend as part of a prostitution sting operation that took place in Springfield by the Brown County Sheriff’s Department. Both Paul Raymond Lund Jr., 46, of Cottonwood, and Lawrence David Depyper, 70, of Lynd, have been released on ...

Hearing for WG police chief postponed

REDWOOD FALLS — The court hearing for the Walnut Grove police chief Michael Robert Zeug, 45, which was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon was postponed, according to the Redwood County Court Administrator’s office. Zeug, who is currently suspended from his police chief duties, was to appear ...

Red Cross sending Marshall volunteer to Texas to help out

MARSHALL — The American Red Cross of Southwest Minnesota, working in concert with the other chapters of the American Red Cross, is pulling out the stops to send aid to the victims in Houston and other parts of Texas. Minnesota has 28 volunteers heading to Houston, Texas. Six of them are ...

Tracy City Council approves $53,760 levy

TRACY — Property owners in Tracy will be experiencing a hefty increase in their utilities fees after the rate increases set out by the city council at their previous meeting and even more so when the new levy the council is working on kicks in. The Tracy City Council unanimously passed two ...

Marshall gas prices rising

MARSHALL — As southeastern Texas deals with the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey, Minnesota residents are beginning to see the ripple effects take place at the gas pump. The majority of gas prices in Marshall jumped up by 5 cents on Monday. “With all the water down there caused ...

Going underground

HANLEY FALLS — A rural Wood Lake/Hanley Falls farmer decided to get more innovative with his irrigation system and he’s pleased with the results so far. Brian Velde installed an irrigation system that is 14 inches below the surface of the soil. “It’s a new concept for Minnesota. Not ...

Hands-on experience pays off

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota State Fair is offering a couple childhood friends a chance to trade classroom work for more of a hands-on experience. Dylan Dulas and Kesmond Willert both are pulling double duty making up work for their first classes at South Dakota State University and showing at ...

Helgeson on short list for judgeship

GRANITE FALLS — Yellow Medicine County Attorney Keith Helgeson has been nominated by the Commission on Judicial Selection as one of three contenders for the open bench in the Eighth Judicial District in Kandiyohi County. The recommendations went to Gov. Mark Dayton late last week. The ...

Klobuchar touts tru Shrimp’s possible impact on area farmers

BALATON — Sen. Amy Klobuchar found Minnesota shrimp farming an exciting development when she met with Ralco Nutrition and tru Shrimp representatives Saturday in Balaton. “I like the idea of (farming) shrimp,” Klobuchar said. “It’s good for people. It’s good protein. This is a ...

Shooters hosts Minnesota State shooting competition

MARSHALL — It was like listening to fireworks at the Minnesota State firearms shooting competition held at Shooters Sporting Clays in rural Marshall over the weekend. According to owner Nate Petersen, it was the second time Shooters Sporting Clays has hosted the competition since it opened ...

Plenty of lessons at state fair

ST. PAUL — The road to the Minnesota State Fair offers plenty of lessons for participants including two local 4-H participants who took part in the beef show. Kallie Mattison of Lamberton received a boost from the Minnesota Youth Beef Experience Program last year when she was awarded a calf ...

New beginnings

LYND — As the 2017-18 school year kicked off on Wednesday, Lynd Public School students and staff entered the building through brand new doors that lead into a brand new addition — part of the $949,000 construction and renovation project that was recently completed. Growing student ...

Klobuchar making stops in Balaton, Redwood Falls

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will be in southwest Minnesota this weekend. And while Klobuchar’s visit will be geared toward talking about economic issues, it’s a topic that will take her to some spots in the Marshall area — including the tru Shrimp Company’s office in Balaton. A Friday ...

YMC Farm Bureau re-elects president, vice president

CLARKFIELD — Gene Stengel of Granite Falls was re-elected as president of The Yellow Medicine County Farm Bureau earlier this month, while Roger Dale of Hanley Falls remains vice president. The farm bureau held the election during its annual meeting at the Diamond Mall banquet center in ...

Fair time fun at Hill Street Place

Photo by Deb Gau Residents at Hill Street Place have been getting into the spirit of State Fair season, with their own events in Marshall. This week, they’ve held a carnival, an exhibit hall of arts and crafts, and more. On Friday, residents put on a variety show. For a sketch titled “Up ...