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Crime for Feb. 12

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MARSHALL — A hit- and-run incident reported at 1:46 a.m. Saturday on the 900 block of Cheryl Avenue is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 30-year-old male was arrested for second degree DWI in an incident reported at 1:08 a.m. Saturday on the 1100 block of East ...

Cause of fatal Marshall house fire undetermined

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MARSHALL — The cause of a fatal Christmas Day fire in Marshall is still undetermined, even after the close of an investigation by the Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office. A report on the investigation into the fire said several accidental causes, ranging from an electrical fire to ...

Losing small-town cafes

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When a small town restaurant closes, it might not make a big dent in the state or national levels. But on the local level, that closing can leave a crater-size void in the community. The loss is felt in employment opportunities and property taxes as well as entertainment and hangout ...

Rotary, students to package up meals for kids

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MARSHALL — In the past eight years, Marshall Sunrise Rotary has partnered with Marshall Middle School to help package about 800,000 meals as part of a Food for Kidz project. The strong partnership between Sunrise Rotary Club members and the students, staff and faculty at MMS will continue ...

Snow Week candidates

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Photo by Karin Elton The Marshall High School Snow Week candidates have been announced. Pictured are, from left: Maxx Venekamp, William Giannelli, Garret Hoff, Brock Pruszynski and Andrew Doyle. From left: Alexa Dulas, Rebekah Bergjord, Courtney Mauch, Megan Kock and Sarah Bucher.

Crime and Accidents for Feb. 10

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MARSHALL — An adult male was cited for driving after cancellation in a traffic incident reported at 8:50 a.m. Friday on the 2200 block of Lyon County Road 5, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — An adult male was cited for not having a valid Minnesota driver’s ...

Going full strength against cancer

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MARSHALL As she sits in a hospital chair watching the “red devil” chemo treatment flow into her arm, Tonya Ormberg looks pretty vulnerable. The treatment is strong and has a lot of negative side effects. It’s what caused her to lose her hair. But the 42-year-old has a ferocious ...

Marshall nursing home closed to visitors

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MARSHALL — A stomach virus outbreak has forced management at Avera Morningside Heights nursing home to close the facility to visitors “Avera Morningside Heights is currently closed to visitors due to an increase in stomach illness among some residents,” said Stacy Neubeck, Avera ...

Norwegian Rosemaling

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GRANITE FALLS — Ava Fitzkappes, 7, smiled as she looked down at Betty Wanke’s paint brush moving with each stroke of paint. Wanke, was just painting on a paper plate. But just off to the side of Fitzkappes were colorful wooden plates on display inside Minnesota West Community and ...

Author of children’s book holding signing event

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MARSHALL — What started out as a poem for a new grandson turned into a published children’s book for Lori (Moorse) Radecki. Radecki, who grew up in Marshall, recently published a children’s board book “We Are Glad You’re Here!” She will be doing a book signing from 11 a.m. to 2 ...

Mattis says immigrant service members won’t face deportation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The nearly 850 immigrants currently serving in the military or waiting to start basic training won’t face deportation despite the ongoing federal wrangling over the fate of people who came to America illegally as children, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said ...

Crime and Accidents for Feb. 9

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MARSHALL — An adult male was cited for speeding in an incident reported at 10:04 p.m. Wednesday on the intersection of Lyon County Road 6 and Lyon County Road 9, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — An incident reported at 9:52 a.m. Wednesday in Marshall is under ...

Tracy recall election set for Tuesday

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TRACY — Voters here will go the polls Tuesday to decide if Tracy Councilman Tony Peterson should be recalled. Voters can cast their votes inside the gym at City Hall from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The ballot will ask voters, “Shall Councilmember Tony Peterson be recalled?” Voters will mark ...

Playing that old-time music

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BMILROY — Spike Dolan is an “old accordion man” to hundreds of friends and neighbors. Dolan, currently a resident at Heritage Pointe in Marshall, spent almost 10 years after his retirement playing with a band called Three Flats and a Spare. They performed polkas, waltzes and old-time ...

Walz leads gubernatorial preference ballot in DFL caucuses

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U.S. Congressman Tim Walz came out on top of a preference ballot for Minnesota governor candidates at Democratic precinct caucuses Tuesday. It was a pattern that held true for southwest Minnesota as well, according to unofficial results from the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor ...

Crime for Feb. 8

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MARSHALL — A total of four parking violations were reported between 3:13 and 3:35 a.m. Wednesday, Marshall Police said. Citations were issued for parking violations reported on West Main Street, West Lyon Street, and Village Drive, Police said. COTTONWOOD — An adult male was cited for ...

Parties hold caucuses Tuesday

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MARSHALL — Of the 68 straw ballots cast at four Republican caucus sites across Lyon County Tuesday night, Jeff Johnson received 24 votes to win his preliminary bid for the governorship of Minnesota. Other Republicans receiving support were Philip Parish with 14 straw votes, Mary G. ...

Grassroots democracy

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MARSHALL — It wasn’t the record crowd of two years ago, but organizers at the Democratic-Farmer-Labor caucus in Marshall said it looked like good numbers of people, including some new faces, were gathering. “We don’t really know what to expect,” said Don Edblom of the Lyon County ...

EDA gives update on Kmart building development

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MARSHALL — There have been a lot of rumors going around about the status of the former Kmart building in Marshall, Tara Onken and Cal Brink said. People have been asking whether the property’s new owners backed out of plans to redevelop it. As part of a report to the Lyon County Board on ...

No decisions made on Murray County sheriff’s department

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SLAYTON — The Murray County Board of commissioners decided Tuesday to take a wait-and-see attitude when it comes with proposed changes for the sheriff’s department. The board decided not to take action on Sheriff Steve Telkamp’s proposed budget changes during Tuesday’s meeting. After ...