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Getting a handle on homelessness

Local News

MARSHALL — An area collaborative partnership has received statewide recognition that it has ended chronic homelessness in southwestern Minnesota — and state representatives would like tips on how this extraordinary feat was achieved. Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan was in Marshall Monday morning ...

Waiting for power, watching for rain

Local News

SLAYTON — It’s anything but business as usual this week at Carlson Corner in Murray County north of Slayton. The business, located at the corner of U.S. Highway 59 and the road that leads to Valhalla Island and Keeley Island on the west side of Lake Shetek, lost power last week as a ...

Lynd School District moving board elections to even years

Local News

LYND — All six members sitting on the Lynd Public School District Board will serve an extra year after voting 5-1 last week to move elections from odd years to even years. The board voted to hold elections on the same day as the general election after District Business Manager Joann ...

Crime and Accidents for April 17

News of Record

COTTONWOOD — A 23-year-old man was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia in an incident reported at 1:18 p.m. Sunday on Minnesota Highway 23, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — A 29-year-old woman was cited for speeding in an incident reported at 10:58 a.m. ...

Welcome to the Pride

Local News

MARSHALL — Over the years, they had supported Marshall’s schools in many different ways. Now it was their turn to be recognized. “Thank you so much for being part of the Pride, and thank you so much for being part of Marshall,” Pride in the Tiger Foundation Executive Director Janel ...

Growing together

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MARSHALL — It had been a long journey. And it wasn’t over yet — faith always takes growing and facing new challenges, speakers at Grace Life Church said Sunday morning. But there was time to celebrate along the way. Grace Life’s congregation gathered to dedicate the building ...

Business Briefs for April 15

Business

Registered Apprenticeships presentation is April 24 Staff from Apprenticeship MN of the MN Department of Labor and Industry will be in Marshall to promote Registered Apprenticeships as an innovative workforce solution. Apprenticeship MN will be in Marshall from 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, April ...

Keeping Clarkfield vital

Business

CLARKFIELD — One of Clarkfield’s downtown traditions became a 21st century career opportunity in the past year for Medea Noel. She opened Medea’s Cafe on Oct. 27 at the cafe portion of Clarkfield’s centrally located business property known as the Diamond Mall. The establishment was ...

Crime and Accidents for April 15

News of Record

MARSHALL — Domestic assault was reported at 1:30 a.m. Sunday on the 400 block of Williams Street, Marshall Police said. A suspect in the incident was not located, Police said. MARSHALL — A report is not complete on an assault incident at 1:09 a.m. Sunday on the 200 block of West Main ...

Restoring power

Local News

MARSHALL — Ruth Staeffler from rural Ruthton had to sit in her car to get warmed up and charge her phone Thursday. Staeffler didn’t have electricity for 16 hours and is one of many around the area who felt the effects of downed power lines because of the late winter storm. Staeffler said ...

Pet treat business ‘missed opportunity,’ council members say

Local News

MARSHALL — A conditional use permit request that would have made it possible for a pet treat company to move into the former County Fair supermarket building never made it as far as the Marshall City Council. After some intense opposition from neighboring residents, the Chasing Our Tails ...

‘Just Give Me Jesus’ tour in Marshall Sunday

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MARSHALL — When looking for a performance, Southwest Minnesota Fellowship of Christian Athletes director Robin Knudson said FCA looks for an artist who is going to relate best to the students. “(One where) kids will want to come and be excited to come and that they’ll invite their ...

Snowy weather forces delay of Hwy. 14 project

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WILLMAR – The start date for the Highway 14 Tracy to Revere project has been delayed due to the weather, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Friday. The project was scheduled to begin Monday, but the start date has been moved to May 13, Public Affairs Coordinator Sandra ...

Drug related arrests in Tracy, Marshall this week

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MARSHALL — Three people were charged with drug-related offenses after arrests in Tracy and Marshall this week. The Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville Drug Task Force said it executed a search warrant in Tracy on Monday, and in Marshall on Tuesday, together with local police and the Lyon County ...

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or ...

S&P 500 notches 3rd straight weekly gain as US stocks rally

Business

Stocks notched solid gains on Wall Street Friday, erasing most of the losses the market sustained after an uneven week of trading. The strong finish gave the S&P 500 its third straight weekly gain. The benchmark index is now just under 1% from its most recent all-time high set on ...

Minnesota farmer’s tearful video underscores industry woes

Business

PINE ISLAND (AP) — A Minnesota dairy farmer frustrated by the industry’s rising financial pressures has taken to social media to voice his concerns in an emotional video that's been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. Mark Berg, 26, told the Star Tribune that he posted the ...

Crime

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 23-year-old woman turned herself in on a Lyon County warrant at 6:55 a.m. Friday at the Law Enforcement Center, Marshall Police said. MINNEOTA — A domestic incident was reported at 8:12 p.m. Thursday on the 500 block of North Monroe Street, Minneota Police said. No further ...

Do play with your food

Features

MARSHALL High school students from around the region had plenty of opportunities to learn and compete recently at the 2019 Schwan Culinary Skills Challenge at Southwest Minnesota State University. More than 200 students attended the 15th annual event, either challenging themselves in the ...

April blast … knocks out power

Local News

MARSHALL — Hundreds of people in southwest Minnesota were left without electricity Wednesday night and Thursday, as ice and high winds joined the mix of winter weather hitting the region. Travel in the Marshall area was also a no-go for part of Thursday, as the Minnesota Department of ...