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Standoff in Milroy

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MILROY — A standoff between a man inside a shed and area law enforcement ended at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday. Members of the Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville Emergency Response Unit took the man into custody after being at the scene for around five hours, negotiating with the man, and later releasing ...

Depyper trial date moved to July

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A Lyon County man arrested as part of a prostitution sting in Springfield will have his trial date moved to July, Brown County court records said. A pre-trial hearing for Lawrence Depyper, 70, of Lynd, was held on Tuesday in Brown County District Court, court records said. Depyper is charged ...

Task force suggests changes for Marshall building ordinances

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MARSHALL — They said their group was formed to help address stigma — in this case, the perception that Marshall is a difficult town to build in. Now, members of a local task force have some suggestions for changes to Marshall city building ordinances. At a Tuesday meeting of the task ...

An ear for comedy

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MARSHALL — Hilarious farce and slapstick comedy and a “lovable dolt” make up Southwest Minnesota State University Theater Department’s latest stage show. The SMSU Theater Department is presenting “One Man, Two Guvnors” at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and Feb. 22-24 and 2 p.m. Sunday, ...

Crime and Accidents for Feb. 15

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MARSHALL — An adult male was cited for failure to provide proof of insurance in a traffic incident reported at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of East Main Street and C Street, Marshall Police said. TRACY — A suspicious incident was reported at 12:03 a.m. Wednesday on the 300 ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

Small grain winter workshops offered The University of Minnesota Extension is offering four Small Grain Winter Workshops in central, western, and southern Minnesota in February to address small grain production. Row crop farming brings busy spring and fall workloads. There are also pests ...

10 steps for success in seed starting

Ag and Extension

As we head toward the middle of February, we all know winter is pretty much downhill from here. Thank goodness for that! However, we still need to get through some of the harder months for gardeners as our patience starts to wane just a bit with Mother Nature. We can start thinking about ...

Peterson recall election fails

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TRACY — Tony Peterson held onto his Tracy City Council seat after a recall election Tuesday failed to garner enough votes to oust him. Unofficial results reported by interim city administrator Shane Daniels showed 211 voted against Peterson’s recall, while 174 voted for removing him from ...

Council hears plans for 2018 street projects

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MARSHALL — Members of the Marshall City Council got a short overview of some upcoming city construction projects — including plans to reconstruct Saratoga Street — during their regular meeting Tuesday night. In three separate votes, council members ordered the preparation of reports ...

YMC to spend nearly $59,000 on computer software

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GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine County Board on Tuesday unanimously approved the expenditure of $58,845 to update software for the prosecutor’s office inside the courthouse. County Attorney Keith Helgeson said he originally asked for a smaller package that cost less than $50,000 ...

Schons appointed to Tracy City Council

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TRACY — Jeri Schons was appointed to fill the vacant Tracy City Council during its meeting Monday evening. The vote by the council was unanimous and Schons will replace Pam Cooreman who was appointed mayor last month. Nominations committee members Dave Tiegs and Kou Thao said that there ...

Standoff in Milroy

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MILROY — A standoff between a man inside a shed and law enforcement ended at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday. Independent reporter Deb Gau reported law enforcement officials using a K-9 unit took the suspect into custody and put him inside a police vehicle. Law enforcement officials fired smoke into a ...

Crime for Feb. 14

News of Record

MARSHALL — An adult male was arrested on a Lyon County warrant in an incident reported at 7:16 a.m. Tuesday on the 600 block of West Main Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A total of three parking violations were reported between 3:11 and 3:57 a.m. Tuesday, Marshall Police said. ...

Program highlights importance of books

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MARSHALL — You know you’re doing something right when children are thrilled about reading — and that excitement was pretty obvious on Monday afternoon at Lakeview School as preschool and elementary school students waited for organizers to reveal what book was chosen this year for the One ...

Royalty

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Photo by Deb Gau Students at Marshall High School crowned their Snow Week royalty in a ceremony Monday night. Garret Hoff was crowned king, and Sarah Bucher was crowned queen. William Giannelli was crowned prince, and Alexa Dulas was crowned princess.

DNR to receive land in Burton Township from Pheasants Forever

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By Jody Isaackson jisaackson@marshallindependent.com GRANITE FALLS — Two properties in Burton Township, Yellow Medicine County, will form the new James Meger Wildlife Management Area (WMA), said Troy Dale of the YMC DNR. The donation of this property by Pheasants Forever to the YMC DNR ...

On This Date

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In 1542: The fifth wife of England’s King Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, was executed for adultery. In 1633: Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before the Inquisition, accused of defending Copernican theory that the Earth revolved around the sun instead of the other ...

Crime

Public Notices

MINNEOTA — A family matter was reported at 7:54 a.m. Monday on the 500 block of North Monroe Street, Minneota Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — A total of three parking violations were reported between 3:31 and 3:43 a.m. Monday, Marshall Police said. Citations ...

An evening of fun

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MINNEOTA — It’s an evening of music, fun and homemade sweets — it’s not hard to see why Minneota’s Chocolate Affair draws a crowd every year. But one of the other positive things about the event is the way it brings together area community members, organizers and volunteers ...

Just for Kix gives back to the community

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Local Just For Kix dancers put on a good show for a good cause Friday night at Marshall Middle School. Friday’s show collected food shelf items, in addition to showcasing Just For Kix competitive dance teams. One group of dancers couldn’t hide their smiles in a routine with a “Happy” theme