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License reinstated for GM Tobacco

Local News

MARSHALL — A Marshall tobacco business has its license back after action by the Marshall City Council on Tuesday night. GM Tobacco can resume selling tobacco and tobacco-related products immediately, said Marshall City Clerk Kyle Box. The council revoked the business’ tobacco license ...

Working together

Local News

MARSHALL — Lights were flashing and alarms were sounding outside the Schwan’s ice cream plant as a crew of firefighters with masks and oxygen tanks got ready to enter the building. The county dispatcher’s call said there had been a release of ammonia inside, and one person was down. With ...

Crime for Oct. 18

News of Record

COTTONWOOD — A criminal sexual conduct incident reported at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday is under investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — A 26-year-old male was cited for driving after revocation in a traffic incident reported at 10:01 p.m. Tuesday on the 500 block ...

Fall clean-up

Ag and Extension

The extra canning jars and the canner are put away for the season at the farm. There are a few pumpkins to be removed from the garden along with some potatoes left to be dug. There are a few apples still clinging onto the trees and so the end has come to another growing season in my vegetable ...

Storing, drying, and handling wet soybeans

Ag and Extension

While almost impossible to accomplish in most years, harvesting soybeans at a moisture content between 13 to 15 percent helps maximize yields while minimizing harvest losses. Cool, cloudy, and rainy conditions this fall, however, have led to large increases in soybean moisture content. With ...

House fire consumes rural residence

Local News

MARSHALL — Marshall firefighters were called to a house fire at 2767 Lochland Hills Drive near Lake Marshall Tuesday around 2:45 a.m. Mutual aid was called with firefighters from Balaton, Garvin, Lynd and Tracy responding. North Ambulance, Lyon County Sheriff and Marshall Police Department ...

Businesses affected by Monday’s fire looking at options

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MARSHALL — Monday’s fire at 348 W. Main St. adversely affected a number of businesses in the building — mostly the Perfect Styles salon, where the fire started. On Tuesday, Brenda Olsen, co-owner along with Lisa Myhrberg, was taking out a couple boxes full of what little she could ...

Lyon County takes another step toward joining PrimeWest Health

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MARSHALL — Lyon County took another step on the way to becoming part of the PrimeWest Health consortium on Tuesday. County commissioners passed a resolution stating the county’s commitment to joining PrimeWest’s county-based purchasing system for health care services. However, there was ...

Fixing the roads in Canby

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CANBY – Motorists currently traveling in some residential areas in Canby are running into a lot of detours. Plan for more detours in 2019. A $10 million road reconstruction project has left several streets torn up during an infrastructure project. “Right now, they’re working on ...

Crime for Oct. 17

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 42-year-old male was arrested on a Lyon County warrant in an incident reported at 10:38 p.m. Monday on the 500 block of Bladholm Avenue, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An 18-year-old male was arrested on a Lyon County warrant in an incident reported at 8:59 p.m. Monday on ...

Fire shuts down Main

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MARSHALL — The sound of breaking glass could be heard and black smoke could be seen rolling out of the windows as area firefighters responded scurried around after getting a report of smoke coming from a downtown business in Marshall on Monday “The fire was mostly confined to the Perfect ...

Court hears testimony on Sunrise petitions

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MARSHALL — A Lyon County District Court judge heard testimony from both Sunrise Court apartment residents and an HVAC inspector during a hearing Monday afternoon. While there wasn’t an immediate resolution to the tenants’ calls to have the heat turned on in their apartments, the judge ...

MPS Board OKs Site Continuous Improvement plans

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MARSHALL — Site Continuous Improvement Plans for the 2018-19 school year were approved by the Marshall Public School board at its regular meeting on Monday. “They are a part of our QCOMP plan,” MPS Superintendent Scott Monson said. “I feel like our staff and our administration does a ...

Owner of local store: ‘We’re not going anywhere’

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MARSHALL — The Marshall Sears store is doing just fine — in fact, better than ever, said Sears Hometown Store owner Eric Novosad. Sears Holdings has announced plans to close 142 unprofitable stores, as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, on top of 46 store closings announced in ...

Crime for Oct. 16

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 31-year-old female was cited for speeding in an incident reported at 5:19 p.m. Sunday on the intersection of Minnesota Highway 23 and Lyon County Road 33, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. COTTONWOOD — An 18-year-old male was cited for speeding in an incident ...

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District releases survey results

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TYLER — Survey results from residents in the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District reveal that 77 percent support a facility building bond and that nearly 71 percent feel the best way to meet the needs is to build a new facility. RTR Superintendent Dave Marlette was pleased with the number ...

A story for every quilt

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MARSHALL — They called it a trunk show, but the showcase for nearly 40 of Bonnie Longtin’s favorite quilts really involved a mattress and a couple of stepladders. As Longtin spoke, volunteer assistants helped pick up each quilt from a mattress piled high with them. They passed the ...

Fall Craft & Vendor Show

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Photo by Deb Gau There was something for everyone at the Fall Craft and Vendor Show this weekend at the Red Baron Arena and Expo. Show organizers estimated more than 3,000 people came out to see more than 100 vendors at the expo. Jackie Giesen and Abby Champagne looked through the knit hats ...

Business Briefs for Oct. 15

Business

Henriksen joins Minnesota Cabinets Julie Henriksen has joined Minnesota Cabinets. Henriksen, who previously owned 509 Design in Marshall, said she has always had a passion for design and enjoys working with clients to enhance their surroundings. She will work with clients on designs including ...

Crime and Accidents for Oct. 15

News of Record

MARSHALL — A suspicious incident reported at 6:26 p.m. Saturday on the 400 block of Kathryn Avenue is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A burglary reported at 5:35 p.m. Saturday on the 100 block of G Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL ...