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Bringing ‘Hamlet’ to life

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MARSHALL — In Southwest Minnesota State University’s theater production of “Hamlet,” more than half the cast is playing the title role. The SMSU Theater Department is presenting William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the SMSU Black Box ...

Washington Post journalist returns to Marshall, Independent

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MARSHALL — Marshall native Curt Anderson is now working on “the biggest stage in the world,” but he hasn’t forgotten his roots. “I’ve been with the Washington Post for six years,” Anderson said. “I love it because it’s so challenging. It’s the biggest stage in the world. ...

Granite Falls EDA director to address YMC Board over day care grant

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GRANITE FALLS — Granite Falls Economic Development Director Cathy Anderson will be approaching the Yellow Medicine County Board for a grant for the city’s day care project in today’s board meeting. Anderson was encouraged to return by Board Chair Gary Johnson after the board approved a ...

Crime and Accidents for Nov. 14

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MINNEOTA — An incident described as all other was reported at 9:11 a.m. Monday, Minneota Police said. No further information was available. MINNEOTA — A family matter was reported at 9:02 a.m. Monday on Maple Street, Minneota Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL ...

Getting a piece of Tracy history

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TRACY — The Red Rooster hadn’t seen a crowd for a couple of years, not since it closed down in 2015. But with a few minutes to go before the start of a Saturday equipment sale, around 10 people were lined up outside the restaurant doors. Others waited in cars and pickup trucks in the ...

They’re not on the ball — they’re in the ball

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MARSHALL — The aim of the game was simple enough: kick the soccer ball across the gym and into the opposing team’s goal. But when Jazlyn Lenort blew the starting whistle, young players Madyson Hasert, Makayla Hasert and Keynan Coequyt found themselves bumped backward before they could even ...

3 crashes, 5 injured in Hwy. 14 crashes

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GARVIN — Slippery conditions helped lead to multiple crashes in the same spot on U.S. Highway 14 late Friday night. A total of five people were injured, and a Lyon County Sheriff’s Department squad car was damaged, the Minnesota State Patrol said. Another man was injured in an unrelated ...

MNCPA honors Johnson for earning CPA

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The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants recognized Carlton Johnson, CPA, as one of the state’s newest CPAs. Johnson is among 199 candidates to earn their CPA in the past six months. The process includes completing the CPA exam and meeting the requirements to earn the CPA ...

Runnings raises funds to fight breast cancer

Business

Runnings has announced that its annual Ladies Night Promotion generated $21,025 to help in the fight against breast cancer. The event, which took place Oct 18 at 28 stores including Marshall, hosted thousands of customers for an evening of fun events and giveaways. Customers purchased a ...

Uber seals multibillion-dollar investment from Japan’s Softbank

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DETROIT (AP) — Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank has reached a deal with Uber to invest billions in the ride-hailing giant. Uber Technologies Inc. confirmed the investment in a statement Sunday without giving details. But a person briefed on the deal told The Associated Press that ...

Lawsuit seeks new recourse for students on for-profit college fraud

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two women who claim they were defrauded by a for-profit college have sued the Education Department and a private loan servicer in a case their attorneys say could provide a new legal remedy for tens of thousands of students frustrated with the department’s inaction on ...

Crime

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MARSHALL — An adult male was arrested for second degree domestic assault and disorderly conduct in an incident reported at 1:09 a.m. Sunday on Pearl Avenue, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A dog was brought to the animal impound in an animal complaint incident reported at 10:19 a.m. ...

Group holding auction for Red Rooster equipment, furniture today

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TRACY — No one knows for sure when the Red Rooster Restaurant in Tracy moved to its current location along U.S. Highway 14, but area residents will not likely forget December 2015 when it closed. “We were never able to pin down a specific date when it opened there,” Mark Seager said. ...

70,000 deer harvested in state last weekend

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MARSHALL — More than 70,000 deer were registered throughout the first two days of the firearms hunting season in Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported. The DNR added that the preliminary number of deer harvested from the opening weekend — 70,724 — was ...

Early accidents good reminder for safety, DNR official says

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MARSHALL — Of the thousands of Minnesota deer hunters who took to the great outdoors for the opening firearms season this past weekend, very few were injured. However, two of those who suffered injuries occurred in southwest Minnesota. This past Saturday, the North Memorial Ambulance in ...

Honoring service

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MARSHALL — A bitingly cold wind was blowing through the courtyard outside Marshall Middle School on Friday morning. But if students were uncomfortable, they didn’t show it, standing at attention while members of the American Legion raised a new American flag on the school flagpole. The ...

Judge denies motion in Zeug case

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A judge has denied a motion to dismiss charges against the Walnut Grove police chief accused of soliciting sex with a minor. A court order and memorandum filed Thursday said police had reasonable suspicion to stop Michael Robert Zeug for investigation. Zeug, 45, of Walnut Grove, was one of ...

Committee reviews firms for Marshall city hall renovation

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MARSHALL — Proposals to renovate or replace Marshall’s aging city hall building took an important step forward Thursday. After about five hours of presentations and review, members of a municipal building committee voted to recommend an architectural firm for the job to the Marshall City ...

Ditch mowing permits overreach, area residents say

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MARSHALL — Laws regulating hay mowing along Minnesota state highways have been on the books since the 1980s. The big question, as area farmers asked it Wednesday night, was: why start enforcing them now? In a listening session with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, area residents ...

SMSU to host Minnesota State Board of Trustees meeting

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MARSHALL — For the first time in its history, Southwest Minnesota State University will host the Minnesota State Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Conference Center Ballroom on campus. It will be the first time that the Board of Trustees meet in a non-metro ...