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City updates charter on clerk, finance positions

MARSHALL - Some changes to the structure of Marshall's municipal staff were formalized Monday night, after the Marshall City Council's regular meeting. Council members held a public hearing on proposed amendments to the city charter and later approved the amendments.Marshall City Attorney ...

4 finalists named for city administrator position

MARSHALL - The Marshall City Council has narrowed down its pool of candidates for city administrator. On Monday, council members met to choose finalists for in-person interviews and selected four candidates.The finalist candidates for Marshall city administrator are John Benson of Raytown, ...

A whole lot of heart

Tracy man meets the people who played a role in saving his lifeMARSHALL - There was an abundance of handshakes, hugs and thank-yous at the North Memorial Ambulance garage Monday afternoon. In a rare reunion, the survivor of a cardiac arrest came back to meet the people that saved his ...

Their next chapter

Southwest Minnesota State University's Class of 2016 look toward the futureMARSHALL - A little before 9 a.m. Saturday, hundreds of Southwest Minnesota State University graduates gathered in various spots around campus, eagerly awaiting the time where they'd get in line for the 48th annual SMSU ...

Marshall PTA color run

Photo by Deb GauLocal residents and families put a little color in their lives - literally - by participating in the Marshall PTA Walk/Run for Fun on Saturday. At different points along the route, volunteers were waiting to spray the runners with colored powder. Some runners tried to dodge the ...

Man breaks window to escape Clarkfield fire

CLARKFIELD - A fire reported Friday morning in Clarkfield is under investigation, the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office said.At about 7:55 a.m., the Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a house fire on the 700 block of 11th Ave. in Clarkfield. A news release from the Sheriff's Office ...

A time of transition in Marshall

City of Marshall candidate searches move forward on three frontsMARSHALL - The city of Marshall will be going through some major changes this summer, with a trio of key city staffers either resigning or planning to retire. However, plans are under way to help make the transition as smooth as ...

Talents Academy expands summer offerings

MARSHALL - Growing enrollment, good instructors and a longer-than-usual summer vacation will all mean some expansions for the Marshall Talents Academy this year, Marshall Community Services staff said.As signups for summer programs start, "It's an exciting time here at Community Services," said ...

Minnesota Zoo visits Park Side

Photos by Cindy VotrubaFirst-graders at Park Side Elementary were treated to a visit by the Minnesota Zoo Zoomobile Thursday thanks to a Pride in the Tiger grant. Alex Tasa of the Minnesota Zoo brought in a few animal friends to meet the students.

Off the top rope in Minneota

Minneota loves its wrestling, but they haven't seen anything like thisMARSHALL - Tony Denucci is bringing high-flying wrestling to Minneota, and for anyone who doubts the authenticity of wrestling - a form of sports entertainment that made huge leaps in popularity in the 1970s and '80s in rings ...

A major step for Drake’s Law

House unanimously passes bill that would lengthen sentence for repeat DWI offendersMARSHALL - Drake's Law cleared a major hurdle Wednesday, when the Minnesota House unanimously passed an amendment-free, stand-alone version of the bill that would increase the penalty against repeat DWI ...

Storytellers

Marshall High School students presenting 'The Just So Stories'MARSHALL - A mix of comedy and fantasy and tales of animal adventures is coming to the stage this weekend at Marshall High School.Marshall High School Tiger Theatre is presenting "The Just So Stories" by Rudyard Kipling, an ...

Chief to businesses: Be proactive on security

MARSHALL - Local business owners gathered at the MERIT Center in Marshall on Tuesday morning for a commercial security session hosted by the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce and led by Director of Public Safety Rob Yant."We encourage people to get proactive and think about it before it happens ...

Recital/concert

Photo by Deb GauSamuel Lutheran students showed their musical skills Wednesday, at a combined piano recital and band concert. The program included solos by piano students, as well as hymns and songs played by the Samuel Lutheran band.

DeSmet hired as new Lyon County recorder

MARSHALL - The Lyon County Recorder's Office will be going through a transition of leadership at the end of the month, but more of the details are settled now. The Lyon County Board voted to hire Michelle DeSmet as the new county recorder starting in June.After County Recorder Mona Hammer gave ...

Memorial bigger than Marshall

Roughly $450K project has plenty of supporters from around SW MinnesotaMARSHALL - The third and final phase of Memorial Park in downtown Marshall is getting closer to becoming a reality. On Monday night, project supporters Ken Versaevel and Marc Klaith presented the plans for the Lyon County ...

Say ‘hello’ to history

MARSHALL - Carter Prins knew who Mickey Mouse was but learned about the man behind the mouse, Walt Disney, by doing a research project on Disney. Prins was one of Laura De Bruin's third-graders at Marshall Area Christian School who were part of "wax museum" displays of various characters in ...

House passes Drake’s Law

MARSHALL - Drake's Law cleared a major hurdle Wednesday, when the Minnesota House unanimously passed an amendment-free, stand-alone version of the bill that would increase the penalty against repeat DWI offenders."We're very excited," said Brad Bigler, the father of little Drake Bigler, who was ...