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Murray County hears proposal on energy storage

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SLAYTON — Invenergy Solar Farm’s Project Development Senior Manager Dan Litchfield,Thermal Development Manager Robert Howard and Westwood’s Environmental Services Director Eric Hansen, presented a proposal to develop an energy storage in Murray County to the county board Tuesday. Using ...

Presenting a classic

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MARSHALL — Back in 2001, Annie (Christianson) Deutz portrayed Clara in “The Nutcracker,” while Breanna (Ahmann) Thompson played a puppet. This year, the two are co-choreographing the show. The Prairie Dance Alliance is presenting “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. today, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. ...

Lighting up Mustang Drive

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MARSHALL — As the sun went down on Thursday, a brilliant color display lit up along Mustang Drive on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. The kickoff for the first-ever Light up the Night event was held in conjunction with the Prairie Home Hospice & Community Care’s ...

Marshall’s wastewater plant upgrades headed to design process

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MARSHALL — Keeping Marshall’s water treatment facilities up-to-date has been a long, ongoing process. But plans to improve the city wastewater treatment plant took another step forward at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Council members approved an agreement with the engineering firm of ...

Tax concerns voiced at Marshall hearing

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MARSHALL — The Marshall City Council held a hearing looking for feedback on the city’s proposed 2018 levy, but the only comments it received were on an issue that couldn’t be resolved that night. Members of the Marshall Cemetery Association attended a Tuesday hearing on the municipal ...

Sharing knowledge

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MARSHALL — Whether it was law enforcement use of body cameras, the zero tolerance policy for students of color, the history of the Dakota War of 1862 or a comparative bird study, Southwest Minnesota State University undergrads presented a wide variety of topics at the 12th annual SMSU ...

Murray County commissioners consider $12 million expansion

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SLAYTON — It isn’t often you hear a contractor say two things: “This is how much it will really cost,” and “Stop paying me now while you think about it.” That is exactly what Bob Sworski of cbs2 said Tuesday when he made a presentation of several options for the county to consider ...

Crime and Accidents for Nov. 30

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MARSHALL — An adult male was cited for failure to provide proof of insurance in a traffic incident reported at 3:49 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of East Main Street and C Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An adult male was arrested for minor consumption, disorderly conduct ...

Holiday plants

Ag and Extension

It is that time of the year that we start to fill our homes with all sorts of plant goods. There is the real Christmas tree, the wreaths, garland, flowers and other plants. Where does a gardener even start? Once you have all of the plants together in your home, then there is the task of keeping ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

Minnesota National Farmers State Convention is Saturday in New Ulm Two major speakers will highlight the Minnesota National Farmers State Convention Saturday in New Ulm. The first is Carroll Wade, a national director from New York State who will discuss the current dairy price crisis ...

Change needed for city building department, businesspeople say

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MARSHALL — Just talking wasn’t enough, local residents said — it was time for action. A group of Marshall businesspeople and residents calling for “culture change” in the leadership of the Marshall city building department filled the room at a city council meeting Tuesday night. ...

ER expansion unveiled

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MARSHALL — There’s been a lot of growth at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center over the past 20 years, and it’s affected the hospital’s emergency room, too. Avera Marshall has gone from treating fewer than 4,900 emergency patients a year in the 1990s, to treating 7,800 patients in ...

Speaking out against government overreach

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MARSHALL — From buffer strips to mowing permits, Minnesota farmers have vented plenty of frustrations with state regulations. And at a Monday night forum, four Republican candidates for governor said they shared those frustrations about Minnesota government. “First, let me make a general ...

Volleyball tournament expected to boost economy

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MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University and the community of Marshall are anticipating an influx of visitors as SMSU hosts the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. While it isn’t about the money — it’s more of an honor to host the 8-team ...

Voting hours for Tracy recall set

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TRACY — The Tracy City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday night to set voting hours for the recall of Tony Peterson election on Feb. 13. Voting hours will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., the same as regular elections. The council also voted to start advertising immediately for ...

Crime for Nov. 29

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TRACY — A suspicious incident was reported at 7:43 a.m. Tuesday, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — A school bus stop arm violation was reported at 5:06 p.m. Monday on the 100 block of E Street, Marshall Police said. TYLER — An adult male was cited ...

Trial date set for sex sting case

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Court cases against two Lyon County men arrested as part of a prostitution sting in Springfield continue to progress. Brown County court records said a trial date was set last week for Lawrence Depyper, 70, of Lynd. Attorneys in the case of Paul Lund, Jr. 46, of Cottonwood, will also be filing ...

Out-of-home placements rising, YMC report shows

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GRANITE FALLS — Yellow Medicine County Service Center Director Rae Ann Keeler-Aus is reporting today to the board of commissioners an overall increase of out-of-home placements (OHP) from 2016 to 2017. The rising child protection case numbers are resulting in adoptions. “In January 2017, ...

Dentist giving back

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MARSHALL — It’s been almost 10 years since Sgt. 1st Class Matt Kahler died in Afghanistan, but he hasn’t been forgotten by his family and organizations that support veterans and fallen heroes. Minnesota’s Heroes Orthodontic Program of the Minnesota Dental Foundation has enabled ...