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In the spirit of giving

Local News

MARSHALL — The spirit of giving was on full display this week at the Marshall National Guard Armory as hundreds of volunteers geared up for Lyon County Heart to Heart’s distribution day on Saturday, when more than 550 families will receive Christmas meals and gifts. “I thoroughly enjoy ...

City of Minneota agrees to help maintain veterans’ memorial flags

Local News

MINNEOTA — American Legion Commander Jim Fink went before the City Council Monday seeking assistance in maintaining the 27 flags that fly above the Minneota-Ghent-Taunton Veterans' Memorial. “Due to the maintenance issues, we would like some assistance,” Fink said. “These things are ...

Holy Redeemer Christmas concert

Local News

Eight-grade students at Holy Redeemer Catholic School present the Nativity scene of Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus during the school’s annual Christmas concert Thursday inside the school Auditorium. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade participated in the concert.

MERIT Center hosts regional law enforcement training

Local News

MARSHALL — Last week, the Minnesota Emergency Response and Industrial Training (MERIT) Center saw a lot of classroom activity, with law enforcement officers from around the state attending two different training courses in Marshall. One course, held by the Midwest Counterdrug Training ...

Stocks indexes settle down, but small companies drop again

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks wobbled Thursday as the markets turned fairly quiet after a very turbulent start to the week. Small companies dropped and high-dividend stocks, which investors favor when they want to reduce risk, rose. Major stock indexes spent the day switching between small ...

Crime/Accidents

News of Record

Crime MARSHALL — A school bus stop arm violation was reported at 3:23 p.m. Wednesday on the 100 block of C Street, Marshall Police said. TRACY — A civil matter was reported at 2:48 p.m. Wednesday on the 400 block of South Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was ...

Regional Calendar

Public Notices

Today Community Transit hours: 5:45 a.m.-9 p.m. Community Transit hours throughout Lyon County: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. SW MN Arts Council Gallery 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m., 114 N. 3rd St., Marshall. Household Hazardous Waste Facility open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., located in the Public ...

Marshall Community Calendar

Public Notices

For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or log on to https://bit.ly/2mIZEQh . The MCS winter/spring brochure has been released. Copies of the brochure are available in the MCS office. n From Basic to Advanced ...

Goodwill shoe and mitten party is today

Public Notices

Today will mark 10 years that Goodwill of the Great Plains has distributed brand new shoes, socks, hats, and mittens to children in need in Marshall. This annual event started in 1941 by the late John Perry Hantla in Sioux City, Iowa. Shoes and mittens are given to more than 50 children ages ...

‘Like to perform’

Local News

MARSHALL — Many of the members of Heritage Pointe’s Follies entertainment act enjoyed classic 20th century variety shows, and in the 21st century they performed similar shows of their own. The Follies capped off their 2018 Christmas show Tuesday evening at Heritage Pointe. At their dress ...

Reorganization coming for Marshall city finance department

Local News

MARSHALL — Marshall’s city finance department will undergo some reorganization next year, with a new position opening up that will oversee both finance and the municipal liquor store. Marshall City Administrator Sharon Hanson said the move will absorb some of the job responsibilities from a ...

Crime for Dec. 13

News of Record

TRACY — A suspicious incident was reported at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Third Street and East Union Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. RUSSELL — A report is not complete on a theft at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday on the 300 block of Hill Street, the Lyon ...

Poinsettias

Ag and Extension

Poinsettias are a very beautiful plant to have in your home at Christmas time. They are, for the most part, quite easy to take care of as well. For many of us, we also give these as gifts to family and friends too. In the old days, we only saw them in red and now they seem to come in all sorts ...

Partnering for better local government

Ag and Extension

This column on Yellow Medicine Soil and Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) partnership efforts is the first of a two-part series explaining how the SWCD is improving local government and conservation implementation. The cities of Canby, Porter, St. Leo, Clarkfield, Granite Falls, Wood ...

Innovation Grant Program proposal deadline is Dec. 31

Ag and Extension

Minnesota corn farmers once again have the opportunity to put their innovative conservation ideas into action through the Minnesota Corn Innovation Grant Program. Proposals are being accepted until Dec. 31. In its fourth year, the Innovation Grant Program is accepting proposals focused on ...

A century old: And still a teacher at heart

Local News

MARSHALL — A lot of changes have taken place in the last century, but one thing that has remained constant is that former one-room school teacher Lois Larson still lives by the adage, “Once a teacher, always a teacher.” Larson turns 100 years old today. “I’ve had a good life,” ...

Marshall Council sets 2019 budget, levy

Local News

MARSHALL — The Marshall City Council approved a 2019 budget and levy on Tuesday, although in the process it triggered discussion about Marshall’s city tax policies. In three separate votes, council members voted 5-1 to approve the 2019 budget, a levy of $6.78 million, and a 2019 capital ...

Materials on stovetop played part in Marshall house fire

Local News

MARSHALL — The presence of combustible materials on a stovetop played a part in a house fire Sunday night, Marshall Fire Chief Quentin Brunsvold said. A state fire marshal was at the scene of the fire on Tuesday, Brunsvold said. The fire, reported around 8 p.m. Sunday, began in the kitchen ...

Minneota officials hope probe will find water leak

Local News

MINNEOTA — A crew from the Minnesota Rural Water Association is hunting for a “fairly large” water leak in Minneota. “I would be honest with you, it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack,” City Administrator Shirley Teigland told council members Travis Gillund and Jerry ...