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Search for Tracy city admin continues

Local News

TRACY — The Tracy City Council on Monday decided the cost of hiring a new professional interim city administrator would be too high. Current interim city administrator Shane Daniels reported to the board at its Monday meeting that it would cost the city $6,500 per month for 20-25 hours per ...

‘High energy’ show

Local News

MARSHALL — Childhood memories of Saturday morning cartoons will come to life on stage this weekend at Marshall High School. The Marshall High School Tiger Theatre is presenting “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” at 7:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Schwan ...

RTR Schools experience $310,951 increase in fund balances

Local News

TYLER — Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School Board directors-elect John Bloom and Tami Nelson were on hand to hear auditor Matt Taubert declare the district increased its fund balance totals to $310,951 from 2016 to 2017. Incumbent director Peggy Dunblazier is also a director-elect, but was at the ...

Crime for Nov. 17

News of Record

MARSHALL — An adult female was cited for failure to provide proof of insurance in a traffic incident reported at 3:52 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of East College Drive and South Bruce Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An adult female was arrested on a Department of ...

Marshall Council approves architect for city hall project

Local News

MARSHALL — A recommendation for an architect to renovate or rebuild Marshall’s city hall building got official approval from the Marshall City Council on Tuesday night. However, that doesn’t mean the city has a definite plan for a building project yet. City staff and council members ...

Lesson on Islam

Local News

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series on Dr. Ayaz Virji’s talk on Islam in Post-Trump America. MARSHALL — Dr. Ayaz Virji encouraged people to use their superpowers to help bridge the societal divide in America. Those superpowers are our brains. Virji, a Muslim ...

Welcome to SMSU

Local News

MARSHALL — Interim Chancellor Devinder Malhotra and the Minnesota State Board of Trustees were on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University on Tuesday and Wednesday, taking part in various committee meetings and conducting business at a full board meeting — the first time ever that ...

Day care plan rejected twice by YMC Board

Local News

GRANITE FALLS — The shrinking number of day care providers in Yellow Medicine County did not stop YMC commissioners from saying “no” twice to Granite Falls Economic Development Authority Director Cathy Anderson at its meeting Tuesday. Commissioner John Berends made the motion twice to ...

Crime for Nov. 16

News of Record

MARSHALL — An adult male was cited for having no valid Minnesota driver’s license in a traffic incident reported at 12:52 a.m. Wednesday on the 100 block of East Main Street, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — An adult male was cited for speeding at 11:01 p.m. ...

Amaryllis plants

Ag and Extension

They are out on the shelf and ready for us to purchase to enjoy this holiday season. You may have even saved yours from last year and now you are waiting patiently to see if they will flower for you this year. What are we talking about? Amaryllis plants. If you are like me, you may have saved ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

Good Food: Celebrating Champions of Food Access event Dec. 6 in Marshall An event in Marshall on Wednesday, Dec. 6, (snow date Dec. 8) will recognize noteworthy projects and activities from across southwest Minnesota that works to ensure everyone has access to healthy, safe and affordable ...

Walz introduces bill to support next generation of farmers

Ag and Extension

On Nov. 8, U.S. Reps. Tim Walz, D-Minn., and Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., introduced the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act (BFROA) of 2017 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Their bipartisan legislation is aimed at recruiting and supporting the next generation of American farmers. ...

Tracy city councilman resigns

Local News

TRACY — Tracy Mayor Steve Ferrazzano read a resignation letter from Councilman Bill Chukuske during Monday night’s city council meeting. Chukuske sent his resignation letter by email to Ferrazzano before Monday night’s meeting, according to the mayor. “I cannot work under these ...

Hearing postponed for man charged in gun incident

Local News

MARSHALL — A court hearing for a rural Marshall man charged with firing a gun in the presence of people on West Main Street in October was rescheduled after being assigned to a different judge, Lyon County court records said. A hearing for Daniel Nathan Breyfogle, 31, was postponed until ...

Hearing for sex sting suspect changed to next week

Local News

MARSHALL — A hearing for a Lynd man charged in connection with a prostitution sting in Springfield has been postponed until next week, Brown County court records said. Lawrence David Depyper, 70, appeared in Brown County District Court Tuesday on charges of agreeing to hire a person under ...

Remembering a hero

Local News

WOOD LAKE — There are many heroes in the world, but there’s something they all have in common: they put the lives of others ahead of their own. By that measurement, Jamie Hyatt was definitely a hero, speakers at a ceremony Monday night said. Hyatt, a Wood Lake resident, died in January ...

Islamic Society parking request sparks city discussion

Local News

MARSHALL — The Islamic Society of Marshall had found a new home in the former Lee’s Tae Kwon Do gym. But a lack of off-street parking made some members of the Marshall City Council question whether the new site was a good fit for a place of worship. Those questions came up at the city ...

Marshall residents escape attic fire

Local News

Photo by Jody Isaackson The Marshall Fire Department worked to put out an attic fire at a home on South First Street on Tuesday afternoon. Marshall Fire Chief Marc Klaith said it looked like the fire was caused by problems with electric heat in the ceiling of the home. There were people in ...

Crime and Accidents for Nov. 15

News of Record

MINNEOTA — A warrant arrest incident was reported at 8:47 a.m. Tuesday on the 400 block of Maple Place, Minneota Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — An adult female was arrested for assault in an incident reported at 9:09 p.m. Monday on the 600 block of West ...

Ringing in the season

Local News

MARSHALL — Tis the season. The Salvation Army season. The Lyon County Salvation Army’s 2017 kettle campaign is Nov. 17 through Dec. 23. “We don’t ring on Sundays and we don’t ring on Thanksgiving Day,” said Deloris Richards and Paul Bridgland, the Lyon County kettle ...