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Wyffels taking step back at Borch’s

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MARSHALL — If you think of Borch’s Sporting Goods, you think of Chad Wyffels. The two have been inseparable for the past 42 years. But it’s time for a change, he said. Wyffels isn’t going anywhere. He’ll still be around — he’s just scaling back a bit. “I’m ready to work ...

At 103 years old, Ivanhoe woman says patience is a virtue

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IVANHOE — After 100 years, a person learns a thing or two. And 103-year-old Esther Wayland of Ivanhoe has plenty to share. Members of her family and the staff at Divine Providence Health Center in Ivanhoe helped Wayland celebrate her birthday Monday. A retired teacher, Wayland said the ...

Teacher makes sure students know what happened on 9/11

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MARSHALL — How do you tell little children who were just babies on Sept. 11, 2001, about what happened on that day? “They are going to hear about it so they should learn about it,” said Mary Surprenant, a third-grade teacher at Holy Redeemer School. Her class attended Monday’s ...

One Office Solution opens doors at former Small Engine building

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MARSHALL — A Marshall storefront has new residents, and it’s turned out to be a great location for ONE Office Solution. The office supplier moved into the former Marshall Small Engine building on Main Street this summer, and a grand opening is planned later this fall, said Steve McNally, ...

Holm archive goes beyond boxelder bugs

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MINNEOTA — Author and poet Bill Holm had deep connections to his hometown of Minneota. It’s something that becomes obvious every year during the Boxelder Bug Days festival, which gets its name from one of Holm’s works. But there’s still more that can be gleaned from Holm’s papers ...

Friends plowing fields for the pleasure of it

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MILROY — Melvin Welu of rural Milroy and several of his friends and relatives were rained out Labor Day Weekend when they tried to hold a plow party, but they refuse give up. They rescheduled for the next Friday evening. “We’re plowing about 40 acres,” Welu said. “It’s just ...

Lyon County commissioners to attend Marshall Council meeting

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MARSHALL — Several public hearings are on the agenda for the Marshall City Council tomorrow night, and at least one of the hearings will have an audience of Lyon County Commissioners. Lyon County Administrator Loren Stomberg said last week that a majority of county commissioners were ...

Southwest Minnesota Shotokan Karate Club to offer classes in Marshall

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The Southwest Minnesota Shotokan Karate Club announces its expansion into Marshall. The karate club has been in Balaton since 2006. Chief instructor and 5th degree black belt Sensei Jerry Lupkes has taught martial arts since 1995. “We now have several additional adult black belts so this ...

‘The Power of Different’ — diversity is a competitive advantage

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Research shows organizations with employees of different ages, races, genders, religions, physical abilities and thinking styles perform better. Attend this Sept. 22 event to hear how you can better attract and retain quality employees, expand customer base, enhance performance and innovation ...

Delayed Minnesota lawsuit against Syngenta heads to trial

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A test lawsuit goes to trial in Minneapolis Monday against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta for introducing a genetically-engineered corn variety before China approved it for imports. The case alleges Viptera corn wrecked an important export market for U.S. corn and hurt ...

Average US gas price jumps after Hurricane Harvey shuts refineries

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CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline jumped in the past two weeks after Hurricane Harvey prompted the closure of refineries. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that it was the biggest price hike recorded by the Lundberg Survey since 2011. But she says whole ...

‘It’ floats away with record-breaking $117.2 million weekend

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — ‘It’ is a hit. The Stephen King adaptation from New Line and Warner Bros. shattered records over the weekend earning $117.2 million from 4,103 locations according to studio estimates on Sunday. Not only is “It” now the largest ever opening for a horror movie and ...

Mexico’s top diplomat to visit immigrant-friendly California

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mexico’s top diplomat will make a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California amid strained relations between his country and the U.S. over President Donald Trump’s border wall and immigration and trade proposals. Mexico’s Foreign Relations Secretary Luis ...

Crime-Accidents

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Crime MARSHALL — A driver was cited for driving after revocation and failure to provide proof of insurance in a traffic incident reported at 5:07 p.m. Saturday on the 300 block of East College Drive, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A vulnerable adult report at 1:42 p.m. Saturday on ...

Always a firefighter

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BALATON — On June 5, Glenn Mitzner suffered a massive stroke that impaired his ability to use the left side of his body. While he’s been knocked down, the veteran firefighter and ambulance crew member has vowed to get back to duty in the future. “You’re never going to take the ...

YMC commissioners to hear broadband feasibility study report

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GRANITE FALLS — Broadband feasibility consultants Mark Mrla and Doug Dawson will be presenting their broadband feasibility study results to the Yellow Medicine County Board meeting Tuesday. “This particular presentation will be a bit different than normal since the county already reached ...

Crime for Sept. 9

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MINNEOTA — An incident described as all other was reported at 8:58 a.m. Friday on the 500 block of North Monroe Street, Minneota Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — A traffic complaint was reported at 1:10 a.m. Friday at the intersection of West Saratoga Street ...

They’re all pulling together

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IVANHOE For Dan Jerzak and his family, summer weekends are tractor time. But that doesn’t mean working in the fields. It means towing heavy weights in front of a cheering crowd, or giving kids a chance to try tiny pedal-powered versions of the big tractors. Members of the Jerzak and ...

Panel weighs city hall options

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MARSHALL — Revisiting the question of what to do about building issues at Marshall’s city hall was a complex task for members of a review committee. With a lot of possible options on the table, ranging from relocation to renovating the Municipal Building and former Marshall Hotel, ...

Former Granite Falls resident preparing for hurricane

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ORLANDO, Florida — A former rural Granite Falls resident described her preparations for Hurricane Irma during an interview with a Marshall radio station that aired Thursday. Kristie Syring, who now lives in Orlando, Florida, told Marshall Radio that bottled drinking water was the hardest ...