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Crime for May 22

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BALATON — A 37-year-old male was cited for speeding and failure to provide proof of insurance in a traffic incident reported at 6:48 a.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 14, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — A motorist was cited for not having a valid Minnesota driver’s ...

Lamberton man dies in grain bin accident

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LAMBERTON — A Lamberton man was killed in a grain bin accident Friday afternoon, the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office said. Mark Arkell, 46, of Lamberton, died after being submerged in grain, the Sheriff’s Office said. Around 5:30 p.m. Friday, the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office, the ...

Start your engines

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HANLEY FALLS — When you got close to the field behind Minnesota’s Machinery Museum, you could hear the rhythm. The steady chugging sounds and popping exhaust noises came from several antique gas engines all running at the same time. Or not, as the case was for some of the engines. But ...

‘A great experience’

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MARSHALL — It was as much a celebration about community as it was about football, Marshall High School players and coaches said. Through most of the day Saturday, local residents came out for the chance to have fun, meet Minnesota Vikings players, and show their support for the Marshall ...

Crime for May 21

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MARSHALL — A theft reported at 6:30 a.m. Sunday on the 400 block of Jewett Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A total of 11 theft incidents were reported between 12:17 and 12:26 a.m. Sunday on the 1200 block of East Main Street, Marshall Police said. The ...

Park Side Elementary in brief lockdown Friday

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MARSHALL — A safety concern at Park Side Elementary led to the school being placed in a brief lockdown on Friday afternoon, said Marshall Public Schools Superintendent Scott Monson. Monson said children at the school were safe, and the school day continued as normal after the ...

Area bike safety events are next week

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MARSHALL — A warm spring day is the perfect time to go for a bike ride — and it’s also the perfect time to make sure you’re riding safely. That’s where local bike safety events come in. Marshall’s annual Bicycle Safety Extravaganza is coming up on Monday afternoon at the Marshall ...

Vikings returning today

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MARSHALL — Disappointment was felt throughout southwest Minnesota when the Minnesota Vikings had to cancel events such as autograph signings and youth clinics during a “Vikings Takeover” event in April due to a looming blizzard. But the Vikings promised to return. The Minnesota ...

Telling their stories

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Photo by Karin Elton Lily Htoo and August Moo, both of Marshall, talk about being refugees from Burma and living in southwest Minnesota Friday evening at the Lyon County Historical Museum. They were part of a panel of speakers who participated in a session titled “MinneAsian Stories.” The ...

Crime and Accidents for May 19

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MARSHALL — A 23-year-old male was cited for speeding at 1:34 a.m. Friday at the intersection of East Lyon Street and Jewett Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 21-year-old male was arrested for fourth degree DWI, and was placed on a 12-hour hold, in an incident reported at 1:12 ...

Planting a legacy at SMSU

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MARSHALL The past, present and future were harmonized in a special tree planting ceremony last week on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. Mirroring the planting of trees on campus more than 50 years ago when the university was founded, the SMSU Class of 2018 chose a 50th ...

Two charged in connection with Milroy attempted robbery

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MILROY — Two men, both Worthington residents, have been charged in connection with an attempted robbery and shooting in Milroy in April. Redwood County District Court records said criminal complaints were filed Thursday against Mut Biel Gach, 19, and Buomkuoth Diew, 18. Court records said ...

Tracy Council rejects Monroe Township fire contract fee offer

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TRACY — The Tracy City Council voted unanimously Monday night to reject the 1 percent increase ($341.38) over last year’s fire protection rate for townships from Monroe Township Board. The city sent out a letter with a 15 percent increase ($389 per section, total of $12,837 for May ...

Knight of the Year

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WALNUT GROVE — Merle Pacholl was surprised earlier this month at a Knights of Columbus banquet when he was recognized as Knight of the Year by the Marian Council 3750. Grand Knight Joe VanMoer announced Pacholl’s selection and presented him with framed certificate while Pacholl’s ...

Celebrating 5 years

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Photo by Deb Gau Paul Evanson showed Norma and Gerald Sletten some of the concept art and plans for new exhibits on the second floor of the Lyon County Museum, during an open house on Thursday afternoon. The event was part of the celebrations for the museum’s fifth anniversary at its ...

Crime for May 18

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TRACY — An animal complaint was reported at 8:07 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of South Street and Fifth Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — An adult male was arrested for domestic assault and disorderly conduct in an incident reported at ...

A crash course on safety

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CLARKFIELD — The sun was shining, and bleachers were set up at the athletic fields near the Clarkfield ambulance garage. But the kids taking seats weren’t there to watch a game — instead, their attention was on the two smashed cars in front of them. Four “crash victims,” including ...

Sheriff Telkamp refuses to resign; plans to run for re-election

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SLAYTON — Murray County Sheriff Steve Telkamp responded Wednesday to a request from the county commissioners demand for him to resign — his answer was no. The request was made Tuesday after hearing the report on an investigation that was conducted earlier this year by Soldo Consulting ...

Marshall Area YMCA seeks swim instructors

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MARSHALL — Summer is just around the corner, and with it a busy time of year for swim lessons. However, it also poses an important challenge for the Marshall Area YMCA: recruiting swim instructors. Right now, the Y currently has a good number of lifeguards, “But swim instructors are ...