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Smith staff members in Marshall

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MARSHALL — Miranda Morgan Lilla, a member of U.S. Sen. Tina Smith’s constituent services staff, met with members of the public on Wednesday. Constituent service representatives were at the Marshall-Lyon County Library to meet one-on-one with area residents who might need help working with a ...

Crime and Accidents for May 17

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TRACY — A suspicious incident was reported at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Third Street and Hollett Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — A 24-year-old male was cited for not having a valid Minnesota driver’s license in a traffic ...

Challenging spring continues planting delays

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Although planting progress has been made in some areas of the state, a persistent abundance of precipitation has left water standing in fields across the southern tier of counties in Minnesota. What can be anticipated for yield impacts in corn? Long-term research at the Southwest Research ...

Lyon County Board puts Marshall TIF objections into writing

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MARSHALL — The Lyon County Board is following through on a suggestion to write a letter objecting to a proposed Tax Increment Financing District in Marshall. At their regular meeting Tuesday, county commissioners approved a draft letter asking that the city of Marshall instead use some of ...

House OKs ditch mowing moratorium extension

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ST. PAUL — Legislation that makes a moratorium on new rules to mow or hay trunk highway right of ways is now in the hands of Gov. Mark Dayton. The Minnesota House on Tuesday approved the Senate version of legislation Rep. Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent, authored on ditch mowing. The bill makes ...

Pay disparity

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LYND — Teachers, staff and parents crammed into the Lynd Public School library Monday evening where the regular school board meeting took place. They wanted to talk about pay equity. The disparity in teachers’ wages in Lynd compared to other school districts across the state is lopsided ...

Murray County commissioners call for sheriff’s resignation

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SLAYTON — The Murray County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted to demand Sheriff Steven Telkamp’s immediate resignation after discussing the results of an investigation initiated in March into workplace harassment and a hostile work environment. According to a Murray County press ...

Weeding out invaders

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CAMDEN STATE PARK — The forest floor near the south picnic area at Camden State Park was looking like it should, Joe Gartner said. “This is beautiful,” Gartner said as he led a small group of people along a park trail. But among the leaf litter and woodland plants like Dutchman’s ...

Crime and Accidents for May 16

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MARSHALL — Theft of a laptop form a vehicle was reported at 11:09 p.m. Monday on the 800 block of West Main Street, Marshall Police said. TRACY — Theft was reported at 7:17 p.m. Monday on the 100 block of 10th Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL ...

House bonding bill includes $6 million for MERIT Center

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MARSHALL — A bonding package approved by the Minnesota House of Representatives on Monday includes a $6 million appropriation for the Minnesota Emergency Response and Industrial Training (MERIT) Center in Marshall. While the funding isn’t guaranteed yet, representatives of the MERIT ...

Bill would require lights on wind turbines

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ST. PAUL — After introducing a bill to require lighting systems on wind turbines, Rep. Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent, said he hopes to spur renewable energy technology. “I brought up this subject in the House because I hope the Minnesota wind industry will embrace ADLS technology and deploy ...

Beautify downtown

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MARSHALL — It’s time for spring flowers once again, and Marshall parks workers will soon be out planting annual beds around the city. This year, downtown Marshall businesses also hope to bring some extra blooms to Main Street. Last week, the Marshall Downtown Business Association put out ...

Crime for May 15

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BALATON — An adult male was cited for driving after revocation and speeding at 8:42 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Lyon County Road 2 and Lyon County Road 5, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. TRACY — An incident described as all other was reported at 8:18 p.m. Sunday on ...

More room to move at new Southwest Nutrition location

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MARSHALL — It took a long time to make it happen, but Southwest Nutrition’s move into a bigger location in downtown Marshall is already having positive results. Not long after the nutrition and fitness club officially opened at its new Main Street address, people were gathered at the bar ...

New Chamber Director in Tracy comes home

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TRACY — New Tracy Chamber of Commerce Director Brittany Larson has returned home in hopes to see the city grow. “It’s great seeing old family friends again,” Larson said, “and have them see me as a responsible adult, not just Steve and Debbie’s daughter.” Larson is eagerly ...

Swanson case still unsolved

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MARSHALL — Ten years have gone by and Brandon Swanson is still missing. Reflecting on the last decade, however, those closest to the investigation and search efforts remain hopeful that concrete answers will come someday. The most-recent search took place in early May. “Ultimately, we ...

Society for Creative Anachronism sets up weekend kingdom

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MARSHALL — The kingdom of Northshield crowned new heirs and recognized the Marshall area chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) as an official member of the region at a spring celebration on Saturday at the Marshall National Guard Armory. The SCA is the world’s largest ...

craft fair draws a crowd at arena

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Jewelry maker Angela Graff, from Faribault, stamps a piece for sale during the craft fair inside the Red Baron Arena Saturday. According to arena officials, Graff was among 130 vendors who sold goods during the event. Graff said she started making and selling jewelry about nine years ago ...

Rolling to jump into sheriff’s race

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By Deb Gau dgau@marshallindependent.com MARSHALL — The race for Lyon County Sheriff this fall will now have two candidates. Tony Rolling, an investigator with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department, announced this week that he plans to run for sheriff. “It was a family decision,” ...

Crime-Accidents

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Crime MARSHALL — A criminal sexual conduct incident reported at 11:27 p.m. Saturday on the 600 block of West Main Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A report is not complete on a theft reported at 8:07 p.m. Saturday on the 1200 block of East Main Street, ...