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2 deaths under investigation by Marshall Police

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MARSHALL — Marshall Police are investigating the deaths of two people, whose bodies were found in the early hours of Wednesday morning and on Thursday morning, respectively. Both deaths were reported on the 100 block of East Main Street. However, foul play is not suspected, and the deaths are ...

For the health of it

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MARSHALL — Nearly 200 people swarmed Mattke Field at Southwest Minnesota State University Thursday morning when 3rd- through 5th-graders participated in the Hy-Vee KidsFit health program. Hy-Vee’s certified personal trainer Daira Driftmier led the participants through fitness videos ...

An exercise in safety

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MARSHALL — It was only a drill, but the call that went out over the Lyon County dispatch’s radio on Thursday afternoon was serious nonetheless. It described a release of ammonia at the Schwan’s convenience foods plant. One plant employee had been exposed to the ammonia, and was down, the ...

Crime for Sept. 15

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MARSHALL — An adult male was arrested for fourth degree DWI and third degree refusal to test in an incident reported at 2:42 a.m. Thursday on the 1100 block of East College Drive, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An adult female was cited for speeding at 1:30 a.m. Thursday at the ...

City deals with road complaints

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MARSHALL — A public hearing at Tuesday’s Marshall City Council meeting was supposed to be about assessments for street and utility work. But some Marshall residents said their objections went beyond assessment costs. Comments at the hearing included complaints about damaged concrete, ...

Marshall releases bios of city admin finalists

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MARSHALL — The city of Marshall has released more details on the six finalist candidates in the search for a new city administrator. Based on short biographies in a Wednesday news release, the finalists include a mix of Minnesota and non-Minnesota residents, with one candidate from ...

Ground contaminants found during infrastructure project in Echo

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ECHO — When digging up the west end of Echo’s main street for infrastructure repairs, contractors found ground contaminants apparently from old, leaking petroleum reserves for the gas station. “It’s not uncommon to find contaminants of this sort,” Bollig Inc. Engineering & ...

Verizon hopes to build cellular tower near Ghent

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MARSHALL — Verizon cellular’s conditional use permit request to build a communications tower in Grandview Township just outside Ghent cleared a Lyon County hurdle Tuesday. The planning and zoning commission approved the conditional use permit by Verizon cellular to erect the 250-foot ...

Starting down the career path

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MARSHALL — Planning for a career and going out into the working world are important steps in life, Judy Moses said. But it’s not always easy to figure them out, and for young people with disabilities, there can be extra factors to consider. Moses and other presenters at a Wednesday night ...

Beth Moore simulcast Saturday at Living Word Lutheran

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MARSHALL — Area women are invited to take part in the 4th annual Live Simulcast with Beth Moore on Saturday at Living Word Lutheran Church in Marshall. LifeWay Christian Resources and Living Proof ministries are partnering to simulcast Moore, a well-known Bible teacher and best-selling ...

A good brushing

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Photo by Karin Elton Avery Sawyer, 3, gave Louise the pygmy goat a brushing Wednesday morning at the Wee Care Preschool open house. Children attending the open house visited with Pitt Squeak the miniature cow and Wicket and Gizmo the Olde English Babydoll Southdown Sheep from Jessica’s ...

Crime for Sept. 14

News of Record

MARSHALL — An adult male was cited for speeding in an incident reported at 3:33 p.m. Tuesday on the 2500 block of Minnesota Highway 23, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — A report is being sent to the city attorney for consideration of school bus stop arm violation in ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

Advanced Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Workshop to be held in Willmar Do you make and sell baked goods, home-canned pickles, salsa, jam and jellies? Are you a cottage food producer? If you are, attend the Advanced Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Workshop from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, ...

How insects survive winter

Ag and Extension

One of the things that I like about gardening is that there is a lot of science behind it, sometimes we don’t even think about it. An example of this is something that we will all be seeing ongoing from now until the first snows come in our area — how plants and insects survive our winter. ...

County board shows up for city TIF hearing

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MARSHALL — A public hearing on a proposed Tax Increment Financing district in Marshall brought out an unusual audience for the Marshall City Council. The full Lyon County Board attended Tuesday’s council meeting, and while county commissioner Charlie Sanow said the board had no problems ...

Council selects finalists for admin job

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MARSHALL — Marshall City Council members have selected six finalist candidates for a new city administrator. While more details were not available Tuesday afternoon, city officials were able to release the names of the finalists who will be invited to do in-person interviews in early ...

Broadband speakers draw crowd for YMC Board meeting

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GRANITE FALLS — Several employees and officers of the Minnesota Valley Television (MVTV) of Granite Falls attended the Yellow Medicine County Board meeting Tuesday to hear speakers from two broadband related companies. Speakers Doug Dawson of CCG Consultants, Inc. and Chris Konechne of ...

Surviving Irma’s wrath

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To say that Kathy Meyer has seen some interesting weather lately would be an understatement. Meyer, who retired in June of 2016 from Granite Falls Bank after 25 years, moved to Florida and recently rode out Hurricane Irma. She and her daughter, Michelle “Shelly” Meyer, who is formerly of ...

Crime and Accidents for Sept. 13

News of Record

MARSHALL — An adult male was cited for driving after revocation in an incident reported at 11:03 a.m. Sunday on the 400 block of Country Club Drive, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — An adult male was arrested for domestic assault in an incident reported at 12:47 ...

Coming together on 9/11

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MARSHALL — It was hard to talk about 9/11, Dan Weck said. The terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, had an impact on people all around the U.S., but especially for people who witnessed the attacks and their aftermath. Although it was tough to talk about, Weck said, he told area residents ...