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Marshall City Council sets hearing on building ordinance changes

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MARSHALL — The message from Marshall area residents and businesspeople was loud and clear: the city’s rules about landscaping and the way buildings should look went too far. The solution, as proposed by a community task force, was to get rid of some of the restrictions. Now, the proposal ...

Proposed fines for buffer strip law draw fire

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MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota farmers, Republican legislators and even Gov. Mark Dayton disavowed proposed fines that could reach into thousands of dollars against farmers who fail to plant buffer strips between fields and waterways, they run counter to the cooperative approach envisioned in ...

A passion for serving seniors

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MARSHALL — Bringing passion into any position can make the difference between a ho-hum job and excelling to the point of recognition. Marshall Adult Community Center specialist Heather Radke found that out Tuesday when she was surprised with a recognition celebration that included a plaque ...

Standing up for education

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LYND — They aren’t joining the teachers who are striking all over the United States, or even have said they are planning to, but the Lynd Public School teachers have the same issues. Teachers, staff and parents attended Tuesday evening’s school board meeting to let the board members — ...

Crime for April 11

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MARSHALL — A report was sent to the county attorney for consideration of probation violation charges in an incident reported at 10:11 p.m. Monday on the 400 block of South fifth Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An adult male was arrested on a Lyon County warrant in an incident ...

Schools facing mental health challenge

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MARSHALL — The statistics on children's mental health are startling — 1 in 7 U.S. children aged 2 to 8 years old has a diagnosed mental, behavioral or developmental disorder. One in 4 children are affected by an anxiety disorder, though 80 percent are never treated, according to the Center ...

ECHO Charter School seeks $25,000 day-care grant

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GRANITE FALLS — In today’s Yellow Medicine County (YMC) Board meeting, Every Child Has Opportunities (ECHO) Charter School Director (principal) Helen Blue Redner will be asking the county for a $25,000 day care grant. “All things being equal, we’re asking for the same $25,000 ...

Southwest School of Dance girls racking up accolades

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LYND — They may be dancing from a new location, but the Southwest School of Dance girls are still racking up the accolades. The Southwest School of Dance, which is now owned by Larvita McFarquhar, and instructed by former owner Charlotte Wendel, was formerly located on Main Street in ...

Marshall-Lyon County announces events

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Marshall-Lyon County Library Events for National Library Week are as follows: Social Media Breakfast 8 a.m. today; Read to Me – Prof. Sheila Tabaka & Guests 6:30 p.m. today; *Early Out Engineering (for school-age kids) 2:30–4 p.m. Wednesday; “1968: The Year that Shaped a ...

Crime-Accidents

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MARSHALL — Shoplifting was reported at 6:21 p.m. Sunday on the 1200 block of Susan Drive, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An adult male was cited for speeding at 6:10 p.m. Sunday on the 1100 block of East College Drive, Marshall Police said. TRACY — Theft was reported at 5:22 ...

Fire destroys hog barn Sunday

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HANLEY FALLS — A Sunday morning fire destroyed a hog barn at a farm west of Hanley Falls. Although the building was gone, there weren’t any livestock lost, responders said. Owner Dan Stevens said both he and a neighbor noticed smoke coming from the barn at about 7:30 a.m. “It went ...

Beanbags for Big Buddies

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MARSHALL — As it turns out, there are lots of different ways to get a beanbag into the hole on a beanbag toss board. And you could see just about all of them being used at the Marshall Area YMCA on Saturday morning. There was the careful underhand toss. There was the all-out overhand pitch ...

Open house on bridges is Wednesday

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MARSHALL — A pair of bridges on busy Marshall streets will be under construction this spring. To help get the word out about the construction — and the detours that will go with it — the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be holding a public open house on Wednesday. The ...

Marlette takes the reins at RTR Schools

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TYLER — There’s a new superintendent getting the feel of his desk at the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District office. David Marlette of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, began his new post last week under the tutelage of outgoing Interim Superintendent Lee Warne who said he was going to help ...

Minnesota 3–

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Photo by Deb Gau It was a chilly morning, but that didn’t stop sportsmen from around Minnesota from coming to the Marshall area for some clay target shooting. The third leg of the Minnesota 300, a new event from the Minnesota Sporting Clays Association, was held at Shooters Sporting Clays ...

Business Briefs for April 9

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Management 2018 — Six Secrets of Peak Performance is April 27 Dr. Alan Zimmerman, ranked among the top 1 percent of speakers worldwide, will share his expertise on attitude, communication and leadership in the workplace at the April 27 business seminar, “Management 2018 —Six Secrets of ...

Milroy co-op grows with new fertilizer plant

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MILROY — It was a big project in more ways than one, Farmers Cooperative Association of Milroy employees said. The cooperative’s new fertilizer plant in Milroy is a big building, with triple the storage space of the old plant. But it’s also exciting for what it will be able to ...

Students take on food challenge

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MARSHALL — Whether it was making a spring roll, learning how to flip an omelet or taking part in other hands-on sessions or the many competitions featured, the opportunities were plentiful for the more than 200 high school students in attendance at the 14th annual Schwan’s Culinary Skills ...

Talk on special assessments continues for city council

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MARSHALL — It’s not ready to go before the city council yet. But discussion on how to update Marshall’s policies on special assessments is happening. Members of the Marshall City Council’s ways and means committee talked about possible policy changes for special assessments during a ...

Get your shovels ready — more snow on way

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MARSHALL — Another winter storm is brewing this weekend, National Weather Service Meteorologist Lance VandenBoogaart said Friday. “The snow is expected to start early to mid-morning Sunday and get heavier throughout the the day,” he said. “There’s not a winter advisory for it just ...