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Final crop bittersweet

Local News

MARSHALL — Selling sweet corn to local customers has been a 17-year tradition for the Sanders family, so this year marks a bittersweet one as it is their last. Cindy and Mike Sanders and their three children — Kelly, Luke and Christian — started a simple sweet corn stand on their rural ...

Crime for Aug. 4

News of Record

MARSHALL — A Sioux Falls, S.D., man, 31, was cited for speeding at 5:24 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 23 and Travis Road, Marshall Police said. TRACY — A suspicious vehicle was reported at 12:05 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Park Street and Rowland ...

Panel discusses farming strategies at Farmfest

Local News

GILFILLAN ESTATE — A panel of experts discussed farming strategies in challenging times in the Farmfest Forum building Tuesday. State Rep. Paul Anderson, who farms near Starbuck, promoted more use of E15 and going to an even higher percentage of ethanol in newer cars. “I’m passionate ...

Farmfest panels discuss national ag policy

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GILFILLAN ESTATE — Farmfest Feature Forum panels focused on national agricultural policy and transitioning to the next generation of farmers Wednesday. The need for an improved immigration policy got the attention of a number of roundtable members including American Farm Bureau President ...

Service for all

Local News

MARSHALL — Accessibility has become a hot topic in Minnesota — though not for entirely positive reasons. After a long string of lawsuits alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act were filed against businesses across the state, many people are asking how to make their ...

YMC struggling to find solutions to child day care dilemma

Local News

GRANITE FALLS — Yellow Medicine County Board Chairman Gary Johnson was upset to read the rumors alleging the board refusing to do anything about the Prairie Land Childcare/Preschool pulling out of Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Granite Falls. “We’ve had several ...

Crime for Aug. 3

News of Record

TRACY — A suspicious incident was reported at 2:49 a.m. Wednesday on the 700 block of East 2nd Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. TRACY — Found property was reported at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL ...

European earwigs

Ag and Extension

There is yet one more insect from Europe that has been brought here that is “bugging” all of us of late and that is European earwigs. We have always had them in our area but the numbers have begun to climb so that is why we are seeing more of them in and around our homes. They received ...

Outlook for 2017 corn and soybeans

Ag and Extension

I was asked to speak at Farmfest on a panel discussing Strategies for Farming in Challenging Times. I thought I would examine some of the reasons for the stress in farming. If you look at 2016 farming result for corn and soybean producers, the numbers are better than they were in 2015 according ...

Speed, crashes draw concerns

Local News

MARSHALL — Getting safely past the intersection of Lyon County Road 6 and Lyon County Road 11 isn’t always a sure thing, county residents said Tuesday. Greg Breyfogle spoke from experience — he was in a collision there, where two vehicles crashed at 55 miles per hour. “When there’s ...

Sign to warn drivers to slow down in Green Valley

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MARSHALL — Residents of Green Valley said there was a speeding problem in their community. And the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department confirmed it. The question that remained to the county was how to stop it. During the Lyon County Board’s meeting Tuesday, County Engineer Aaron VanMoer ...

Former Minneota man accused of shooting brother

Local News

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sioux Falls police say illegal drugs were involved in a weekend incident in which a man was arrested for fatally shooting his brother. The brothers are former Minneota residents. Twenty-seven-year-old Jeremy Eischens is charged with manslaughter and drug counts in the ...

Reaching out

Local News

MARSHALL — The National Night Out drew quite a crowd at Independence Park Tuesday thanks to a grand entrance from a North Memorial Air Ambulance. The Marshall Police Department turned out in uniform for the night. Officers stood guard over the perimeter of landing site for the air ...

Lincoln County libraries request more funding

Local News

IVANHOE — Plum Creek libraries banded together Tuesday to ask the Lincoln County Board for a budget increase. Plum Creek Library System Director Jim Trojanowski and Lake Benton Library Director Shelly Finzen took center seat at Tuesday’s Lincoln County Board meeting and asked the ...

Experts at Farmfest address rural health care dilemma

Local News

GILFILLAN ESTATE — As national news was breaking about hearings to address stabilizing the individual health insurance market, a panel of experts addressed the rural health care dilemma in the Farmfest Forum building Tuesday. United Farmers Cooperative (UFC) General Manager/CEO Jeff ...

Crime for Aug. 2

News of Record

MARSHALL — An incident reported at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A lawn mower reported stolen at 2 a.m. Tuesday on the 400 block of West Main Street was later returned, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A report is not complete on an ...

Marshall pilot identified as plane crash victim

Local News

MARSHALL — A plane crash in Wisconsin has claimed the life of a longtime Marshall resident and pilot. But Marshall city officials said Monday that Ray Johnson had an important impact on aviation in the Marshall area, as well as on many people in the community. “Certainly, Ray will be ...

Minneota residents to vote on $5.2M bond referendum

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MINNEOTA — Minneota Public School District residents will be voting on a $5.2 million building bond referendum on Aug. 22. The special building bond election is being presented to the voters in an effort to update facility needs — upgrades that are long overdue. “Our bond is basically ...

Tracy Airport officials, city to plan for future

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TRACY — The Tracy Municipal Airport has several unique features that makes it an asset in the region. The airport has three runways, with the main one in concrete and in “excellent condition.” It also has a weather station and 24-hour fueling station. The airport future, however, ...