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Crime-Accidents

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Crime MARSHALL — Theft of items from a motor vehicle was reported at 7:04 a.m. Friday on the 100 block of South High Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — Theft of items from a motor vehicle at 1:23 a.m. Friday on the 300 block of West Main Street is under investigation, Marshall ...

Unleashing their creativity

Features

MARSHALL Nearly 500 students had the opportunity to transform their imaginations into actual stories during the 27th annual Conference for Young Writers presented by Southwest West Central Service Cooperative on Wednesday on the Southwest Minnesota State University campus. While several of ...

Celebrating good behavior

Local News

MARSHALL — There are several signs that displaying good character and positive behavior are not only encouraged and expected, but that are also celebrated at Park Side Elementary School. That effort is part of a deliberate plan in response to the increased and ongoing needs of young students ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 11

News of Record

MARSHALL — A report is not complete on an incident at 3:27 a.m. Thursday on the 300 block of South Bruce Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 22-year-old male was cited for having expired vehicle registration tabs at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday on the 1100 block of East College Drive, ...

Bitter Root project targets the high ground in YMC

Local News

CANBY — The 152-megawatt Bitter Root Wind Farm proposal in Fortier Township, Yellow Medicine County. is drawing interest from public officials, local economic development supporters, nationwide labor advocates, and residents living near the planned construction zone. Plans call for the ...

City passes tax abatement policy for business development

Local News

MARSHALL — It started with a Marshall landowner’s request for a city property tax abatement. Now, the city of Marshall has some official guidelines to address abatement requests — and they’re open to a whole range of private development projects. At the Marshall City Council’s ...

A regional benefactor many times over

Local News

CLARKFIELD — Steve Williams branched out from his Clarkfield roots with a successful sales career that encompassed every corner of the United States. Much of what he earned in the process is coming back to southwest and west central Minnesota through charitable bequests following his ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 10

News of Record

TRACY — A burglary was reported at 5:08 a.m. Wednesday on the 200 block of Morgan Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — An 18-year-old female was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia in an incident reported at 1:07 a.m. Wednesday on the 100 ...

Training opportunities

Ag and Extension

Gardening is an ever changing activity. I believe that each year that I have been a master gardener, there has been something new for us to try and that is not just related to new plant material. This is the start of my 27th year of being a master gardener. I think that because it changes all ...

Register now for PorkBridge and SowBridge programs

Ag and Extension

Registration for both PorkBridge and SowBridge distance education programs is now open. PorkBridge is aimed at those who own, manage or work in swine grow-finish facilities. SowBridge is for people involved in managing or caring for sows, and/or their litters, and boars, including operation ...

Ag Briefs

Ag and Extension

Specialty Crop Research and Development Grants Available The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is encouraging organizations that benefit Minnesota fruit, vegetable, and other specialty crop producers to apply for Specialty Crop Block Grants (SCBG) to help increase the competitiveness ...

Tracy icon demolished

Local News

TRACY — Just as the sun began to rise on Tuesday morning, an excavator methodically started to tear down the iconic Red Rooster Restaurant in Tracy. Within 35 minutes, all except for the front brick wall and the far east portion of the structure had been demolished. For so many around the ...

Buffer law enforcement starting in Lyon County this spring

Local News

MARSHALL — Between public waters and drainage ditches in the Lyon County Soil and Water Conservation District, the district is around 80 percent compliant with Minnesota’s buffer law, SWCD Administrator John Biren said. But updates to those figures — as well as enforcement of the buffer ...

New Murray County commissioners take office

Local News

SLAYTON — At its 2019 organizational meeting on Tuesday, the Murray County Board went through a partial changing of the guard. Two newly elected commissioners, Jim Kluis of Slayton and Dennis Welgraven of Fenton Township in southern Murray County between Iona and Chandler, were both sworn ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 9

News of Record

MARSHALL — A school bus stop arm violation was reported at 3:27 p.m. Monday at the intersection of North Fourth Street and West Lyon Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — Fraud reported at 2:11 p.m. Monday is under investigation, Marshall Police said. TAUNTON — A report is not ...

Assuming ‘tremendous responsibility’

Local News

MARSHALL — Three elected individuals took the oath of office on Monday for their roles on the Marshall Public School Board. Jeff Chapman is beginning his seventh three-year term on the board. Sara Runchey is serving her first term, as is Aaron Ziemer, who had previously been appointed to ...

Marshall Mayor Byrnes optimistic after attending inauguration

Local News

MARSHALL — Area leaders shared their optimism for the future as Tim Walz was sworn in as Minnesota’s 41st governor at an inauguration ceremony on Monday at Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. At the podium, Walz delivered a speech promoting his vision for “One Minnesota.” Marshall Mayor ...

Crime for Jan. 8

News of Record

RUSSELL — A 20-year-old male was cited for driving after revocation in an incident reported at 8:27 p.m. Sunday on the intersection of Minnesota Highway 23 and Lyon County Road 16, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — A 71-year-old male was arrested for terroristic ...

Trying something new

Local News

MARSHALL — It wasn’t your typical game of mini golf. Some of the holes were marked off by barriers made from metal bookends. The course wound around shelves and tables, and under obstacles like the “Carts of Doom” — a small tunnel made by arranging a pair of empty book carts in front ...