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Ellison makes AG campaign stop in Marshall

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MARSHALL — He had around 30 people gathered to hear him, but Keith Ellison said he didn’t want to do all the talking. Instead, he told area residents that he would be listening to them and taking notes. It fit in with Ellison’s approach to running for Minnesota Attorney General. “We ...

Edblom, Labat file for City Council

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MARSHALL — Two more candidates have filed for the Marshall City Council election this fall. Donald Edblom filed for office in Marshall’s Ward 1 on Thursday, said Marshall city clerk Kyle Box. Russ Labat filed for office in Ward 2 on Friday. This means there is now at least one candidate ...

Getting hands-on experiences with baby animals

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By Jenny Kirk jkirk@marshallindependent.com MARSHALL — Lillian Baumann might only be 8 years old, but she's already learned some valuable lessons — and passed them on to others — while helping out at the Ralco Enrichment Center during the Lyon County Fair in Marshall. “The black ...

Minnesota lawmakers make plea for disaster funding

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MARSHALL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith and Representatives Collin Peterson, Tim Walz and Richard Nolan have urged the Trump Administration to approve a request for a Major Disaster Declaration to assist communities impacted by severe storms and ...

Turkish turmoil knocks US and European stocks lower

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe skidded Friday as investors worried about the financial stability of Turkey and how it might affect the global banking system. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accumulated more and more control over the country’s central bank as well ...

Crime-Accidents

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Crime MARSHALL — A report is not complete on an incident reported at 12:45 a.m. Friday on the 500 block of Fairgrounds Road, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 41-year-old male was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstructing legal process in an incident reported at 8:44 p.m. ...

In her glory

Features

HANLEY FALLS Anyone driving through Hanley Falls will notice the proliferate garden across the street from the Yellow Medicine Lutheran Church. The garden, and the former parsonage next to it, belong to Sharon Stevens, single mom of four grown children and grandmother to two grandchildren ...

Pork producers on edge, industry advocates say

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GILFILLAN ESTATE — Marshall farmer Greg Boerboom was at last sitting down at a table and was able to check his phone, while David Preisler just got off his phone after a long conversation. The two Minnesota pork advocates officials spent all day Tuesday inside the Minnesota Pork Producers ...

Flood relief resource center to open in Tracy

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TRACY — In the wake of July’s flooding, there are a lot of different needs area residents may have, from figuring out paperwork to getting rid of debris. Next week, residents have a chance to get help from a variety of local and state agencies under one roof. A Multi-Agency Resource ...

Murphy taking ‘common sense’ approach to gun violence

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MARSHALL — Citing her life experience, knowledge and ambition, DFL-endorsed candidate Erin Murphy sincerely believes she has what it takes to be the first female governor of Minnesota. Working as a nurse practitioner — she was part of a surgical transplant team — taught her ...

U.S. Senate candidates talk about trade during forum

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GILFILLAN ESTATE — A trio of U.S. Senate candidates agreed on foreign trade issues, but that was among the few things they agreed on at an IDEAg Farmfest forum Thursday. Republican candidate Rae Hart Anderson of rural Arlington said she agreed with President Trump that China and the world ...

Crime for Aug. 10

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MARSHALL — A 19-year-old male was cited for underage drinking and driving at 5:43 a.m. Thursday, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 23-year-old female was cited for failure to provide proof of insurance in a traffic incident reported at 11:16 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of East ...

16 Lyon County precincts using mail-in ballots for primary election

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By Jenny Kirk jkirk@marshallindependent.com MARSHALL — A growing number of Lyon County precincts have opted to use mail-in ballots for Minnesota primary elections. But as the Aug. 14 election draws near, there are still questions and concerns about the process. According to Lyon County ...

J-turn project starts Monday

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MARSHALL — Construction for a second “J-turn” intersection in Marshall will begin Monday. Motorists should be prepared for temporary lane closures on Highway 23, and for detours on Lyon Street and Clarice Avenue, speakers at Tuesday’s Marshall City Council meeting said. ...

FEMA teams to visit Marshall next week

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MARSHALL — The process of evaluating the flood damage after July 3’s severe rainstorms will continue in Marshall sometime next week. Agencies including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Small Business Administration, and Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM) will ...

Sticking to party lines

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GILFILLAN ESTATE — Facing off together for the first and only time before next week’s primary, five candidates for governor largely stuck to party lines at an IDEAg Farmfest Forum Wednesday. One of the few things Republicans Jeff Johnson and Tim Pawlenty and Democrats Erin Murphy, Lori ...

Farmers struggling with trade war issues look for answers

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Editor’s note: The Associated Press contributed to this report GILFILLAN ESTATE — Leon Wiens of Minneapolis left the congressional forum at the 2018 Farmfest Tuesday still searching for answers on the present trade war launched by President Donald Trump. He decided to stop at the CHS ...

Johnson calls for change in Minnesota government

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MARSHALL — In the lead-up to the Minnesota primaries, we’re seeing something unusual happen with state political races, Jeff Johnson said. “The interest in this race is so much higher than four years ago,” said Johnson. The Republican gubernatorial candidate said he considers it a ...

Crime for Aug. 9

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MARSHALL — An instruction permit violation was reported in a traffic incident at 1:09 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of North Fifth Street and West Main Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A girls’ style black Trek bicycle was reported stolen at 11:14 p.m. Tuesday on the 300 ...