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Fire destroys auto business in Ivanhoe

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IVANHOE — A fire reported in the early hours of Friday morning destroyed an auto shop in Ivanhoe, and took the efforts of several fire departments to put out, the Ivanhoe Fire Department said. A structure fire was reported at an Ivanhoe automotive business on Railroad Street, around ...

Crime for May 12

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MARSHALL — Two citations were issued for parking violations reported between 2:05 and 2:11 a.m. Thursday, Marshall Police said. The parking violations were reported on West Lyon Street, Police said. MARSHALL — A Marshall man, 23, was cited for having no proof of insurance in a traffic ...

Marshall Council approves bonding for city street projects

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MARSHALL — On Tuesday, members of the Marshall City Council approved bonding that will help make some planned street projects possible — including reconstruction of the access road passing by the former Kmart building in town. After a public hearing, council members voted to approve a ...

Marshall OKs zoning for shrimp production

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MARSHALL — The city of Marshall will be updating its zoning ordinances to allow aquaculture — specifically, shrimp farming — on agricultural land. It’s a move that could help pave the way for a shrimp production facility in Marshall. The ordinance change was the focus of a short ...

Fun with science

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MARSHALL — Nearly 1,100 students had the opportunity to explore various topics throughout the day while attending the 23rd annual Science and Nature Conference on Wednesday at Southwest Minnesota State University. The annual event is presented by Southwest West Central Service Cooperative ...

Legislature ‘brutal’ toward Minnesota environment

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MARSHALL — The current legislative session has been “brutal” toward the environment, longtime Minneapolis Star Tribune outdoors columnist Dennis Anderson said during a discussion about conservation in the region inside the Marshall-Lyon County Library Tuesday. The event was part of a ...

YMC Board OKs inmate work-release contract

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GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine County Board approved a two-year contract with Sentence-to-Service (STS) at its Tuesday meeting, hinging on a legislative word change. STS Crew Leader Mike Martin was on hand to present the contract that will be effective July 2017 through June 2019. ...

Crime and Accidents for May 11

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MARSHALL — A Ralston, Neb., business was cited for a parking violation at 2:16 a.m. Wednesday on the 200 block of West Lyon Street, Marshall Police said. MINNEOTA — An animal complaint was reported at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday on the 200 block of East 5th Street, Minneota Police said. No ...

Courts for May 11

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MARSHALL — Raymond Michael Alu, 36, of Marshall, appeared in Lyon County District Court April 18 on two counts of domestic assault charges, disorderly conduct and possession of a hypodermic needle. A complaint alleges Alu assaulted a person in Marshall on April 18. A hearing was set for May ...

The story of the apple tree

Ag and Extension

Today we will play a little game called, what is wrong with this picture. If you look at the picture that is present with this garden column today, you will see something wrong with the tree. First a brief history of the tree…if your first guess is that it is an apple tree that is flowering, ...

Ag Briefs

Ag and Extension

MN CREP sign-up begins Monday Landowners have a new option to protect their environmentally sensitive cropland with the introduction of the Minnesota Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (MN CREP). The kick-off for the MN CREP continuous sign-up begins May 15. MN CREP is a voluntary ...

Taxi cab questions spark council discussion

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MARSHALL — Like many other Minnesota cities, Marshall has ordinances regulating taxi businesses. They require taxicab operators to be licensed by the city, to have certain levels of insurance, and certify that their cabs are in good mechanical condition, among other rules. But, city ...

An exciting experience

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MARSHALL — For a group of Marshall High School students, the competitive speech season isn’t over yet. The next event for them will be an intense one: a tournament bringing together hundreds of the best speakers from around the country. “Every preliminary round is like a final round” ...

Prairieland Genealogical Society helps with research

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MARSHALL — Prairieland Genealogical Society members often volunteer time to help keep records of family history, including obituaries, to be helpful to citizens who want to research their family trees. Based at the Lyon County Historical Society Museum in Marshall, the 35-plus member ...

A nice day outside

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Photo by Jenny Kirk Fifteen-month-old Hazel Vue thoroughly enjoyed a day outside picking dandelions with her mom, Chong Her, on Tuesday in Walnut Grove.

Crime and Accidents for May 10

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TRACY — A domestic incident was reported at 7:28 a.m. Tuesday on the 400 block of Rowland Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — A total of three citations were issued for parking violations reported between 2:29 and 2:41 a.m. Tuesday, Marshall ...

Request for Bids for 2017 SMSU Summer Parking Lot Project

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May 10, 2017 SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR 2017 SMSU SUMMER PARKING LOT PROJECT Notice is hereby given that Bids will be received by the Purchasing Supervisor, Southwest Minnesota State University, until 2:00 pm, May 17, 2017, for asphalt parking lot repairs ...

The Shaw reunion

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LAKE SHETEK — Betsy Anderson remembers The Shaw Band back in 1976 during her junior and senior year proms at the Cat and Fiddle. The band performed at the Echo Public School proms in 1976 and 1977. “They were a great band to listen to and dance along to the wonderful songs, (adding to ...