Local News

House plan: a numbers game

MARSHALL - A group of people representing Greater Minnesota cities on Wednesday called on legislators to take action on taxes, bonding and transportation.They're not the only ones growing impatient.While the Minnesota Senate and the governor have made their intentions known on public works ...

against the odds

Honduran native, MHS grad shares story of survival with social studies classMARSHALL - He never had a toy as a child, didn't receive birthday or Christmas presents and ate scraps if he was lucky.Marshall High School students in Rick Purrington's social studies class got hit in the face with the ...

Being named to FFA office a ‘dream come true’ for Lakeview senior

Lakeview High School senior Clay Newton won't be just any freshman walking around campus at South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D., this fall. He also will be a state officer of an organization that has over 10,000 members.Newton has been selected as the Minnesota FFA state treasurer ...

New home coming

Photo by Deb GauBoard members and supporters of Redwood River Habitat For Humanity gathered Friday morning to help a local family break ground for a new home. Construction on a one-story house on a lot on Rainbow Drive will begin as soon as bids and city approvals come in, HFH board members ...

Local officials hear update on Highway 23 study

MARSHALL - While the final recommendations of a study being conducted on the Minnesota Highway 23 corridor in Marshall are still a ways off, consultants said Wednesday there are some early possibilities that could be considered to improve safety at intersections with the highway. Those ...

City interviews MCS director candidates

Selection committee to offer position to CarrierMARSHALL - The search for a new director for Marshall Community Services took another step forward on Thursday, as a selection committee interviewed finalist candidates for MCS director. Local residents were able to meet finalist candidates Jenny ...

fishing outlook is good, experts say

MARSHALL - Minnesota's 2016 fishing season officially kicks off Saturday with walleye, northern pike and stream trout seasons opening on lakes across the state. Each year, nearly half a million anglers take to the water on Minnesota's 10,000-plus lakes on opening weekend."We sell about 1.3 ...

Class in session for AIS violators

'Clean In Clean Out' training will be mandatoryfor anyone caught breaking state's aquatic invasive species lawsMARSHALL - Note to anyone who violates Minnesota's aquatic invasive species laws this year: Not only will you pay a fine if you're caught, you'll need some training.Starting this ...

Concert and market series to start Saturday in Granite Falls

This summer, the Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce, along with other nonprofit organizations, is bringing a series of monthly outdoor free concerts and markets to the downtown area.Riverside Market and Muse kicks off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and features crafts, music, art, theater, ...

Drake’s Law sails through Senate

MARSHALL - A week after the Minnesota House unanimously passed Drake's Law, the Senate has followed suit.The law, which would stiffen penalties against repeat DWI offenders, moved through the Senate on Wednesday on a 61-0 vote.The bill's Senate author, Gary Dahms, introduced the bill on the ...

No injuries reported after explosion, fire at Clarkfield Elevator

CLARKFIELD - An explosion and fire was reported Wednesday morning at the Clarkfield Elevator, the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Department said.Around 8:07 a.m. Wednesday, the YMC Sheriff's Department received a 911 call reporting an explosion and fire at the elevator.Upon arrival at the ...

Science made fun

Area students learn about various aspects of science and nature during annual SWWC conference at SMSUMARSHALL - Area kindergartners through eighth-graders learned about birds, bees, robots and radiology Wednesday.The Southwest West Central Service Cooperative presented its 22nd annual Science ...

Little Cubs graduation

Photo by Karin EltonNoe Torres Jr. and Mylie Shatto were among the 18 Little Cubs preschoolers who participated in a graduation ceremony Wednesday morning at Park Side Elementary. Jill Schwarz was their preschool teacher. The children shared what they wanted to be when they grew up, which ...

Marshall High School scholarships

D.C. PAT MCFARLAND JRAaron OwenLORRAINE ERICKSONAbby LouwagieSCHWAN FOODCOMPANYAbby LouwagieWEINER ENDOWEDAbdirzak MohamedD.C. PAT MCFARLAND JRAbigayle BlanchetteWEINER ENDOWEDAdam HartLORRAINE ERICKSONAdam RatzMMB CURR. ENS.Adam RatzD.C. PAT MCFARLAND JRAlainna GelsterPRIDE IN TIGER*Alex ...

Former Fagen CFO faces up to 8 years for theft

Kirsten Tjosaas, 38, of Granite falls is facing up to eight years in prison for embezzling $5.7 million from her former employer, Fagen Inc. of Granite Falls, the West Central Tribune said.Tjosaas pleaded guilty Friday to federal money laundering and wire fraud charges, the paper said. Her ...

Search process under way for new Lakeview principal

COTTONWOOD - Interviews for a new principal at Lakeview School will be starting this month, Lakeview Superintendent Chris Fenske said Tuesday.Members of the Lakeview School Board discussed their priorities for principal candidates during a work session Tuesday morning.Fenske said the ...

Minnesota House passes bill to protect against abusive lawsuits

MARSHALL - A reform bill created in response to disability lawsuits filed around Minnesota has been passed by the state House of Representatives. The bill (HF2955) offers businesses some protections against abusive lawsuits alleging violations of accessibility laws.The bill, sponsored by Rep. ...