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Dayton, Smith, Peterson to visit communities hit hard

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After heavy rains and flooding on Tuesday, the water is starting to recede from some parts of southwest Minnesota. However, the cleanup is far from over. Area officials said Thursday that work is still being done to assess the damage, contain lakes and rivers swollen by the rain, and repair ...

Balaton farmer: too late to replant

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BALATON — Farmers in southwest Minnesota are facing an uncertain future as they deal with flooding in the fields and looming tariffs. Jon Greenfield of rural Balaton is one of several farmers to the south and west of Marshall that received torrential rains in the latter part of June and ...

Wilder Pageant cancelled this weekend

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On July 3, 9 inches of rain and over 3 feet of churning Plum Creek swept parts of the set and staging away at the Wilder Pageant site forcing cancellation of this weekend's performances. The water is receding leaving mud and holes. Pageant cast and crew have been quick to repair and restore ...

California senators reach agreement on net neutrality bill

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Key California lawmakers said Thursday they’ve reached an agreement on legislation to enshrine net neutrality provisions in state law after the Federal Communications Commission dumped rules requiring an equal playing field on the internet. California’s bill is ...

Tech, health care companies drive solid gains for stocks

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The Associated Press Technology and health care companies led U.S. stocks broadly higher Thursday, setting the market on track to break a two-week losing streak. Some encouraging economic data helped put investors in a buying mood, though trading volume was relatively subdued as markets ...

Survey: Employers added 177,000 jobs in June

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WASHINGTON (AP) — American businesses added 177,000 workers in June, a sign of health and resilience for the U.S. labor market and economy, according to a private survey. Payroll processor ADP said Thursday that hiring was led by employers with more than 50 workers, accounting for 84 ...

Service companies expanded at strong pace in June

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. service firms expanded at a surprisingly strong pace in June as companies saw gains in business activity and new orders. The Institute for Supply Management said Thursday that its services index rose to 59.1 last month, compared to 58.6 in May. Any reading above 50 ...

Crime-Accidents

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Crime MARSHALL — A 42-year-old male was cited for a seat belt violation at 7:48 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of North Minnesota Highway 23 and East College Drive, Marshall Police said. COTTONWOOD — A 51-year-old male was cited for fireworks at 1:35 a.m. Thursday, the Lyon County ...

My husband the creep

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Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for eight years. My first marriage ended because my ex was a serial cheater and all-around creep. “Mike” seemed to be the exact opposite. However, shortly after we were married, I found out he was checking out dating sites. I confronted him, ...

Wedding by the numbers

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Dear Heloise: Recently on the news, I heard that the average price of wedding in America is $35,000! Just how many engaged couples have that kind of money to invest in their big day? — Carmon H., Trenton, Ohio Carmon, weddings today have gotten very expensive, but there are ways to save ...

Low iron level

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Dear Dr. Roach: My daughter’s iron level has been dangerously low for several years. One measurement was as low as 5, but mostly it is between 9 and 15. She took iron pills, which affected her in many other ways. She was given one iron injection, which affected her negatively. She refused ...

‘A nightmare’

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MARSHALL — Tuesday’s weather event dumped several inches of rain on southwest Minnesota. While some of the most severe damage was reported in communities like Tracy, the effects of the rain were felt in Marshall and across Lyon County. The Lyon County Board declared a state of emergency ...

Recycling program exceeds goals for mattresses, car seats

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MARSHALL — A mattress and car seat recycling program has had a stronger response than anticipated, Lyon County commissioners learned this week. Lyon County Environmental Administrator Roger Schroeder said the program has recycled more than 4,000 mattresses and 1,000 car seats, saving space ...

Water gushes onto Tracy streets and into basements

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TRACY — Fifty years ago, an F-5 tornado ripped through Tracy and greatly impacted the lives of its residents. On Tuesday, the small community was hit again — this time by the devastating effects of flooding. In Tracy and in other parts of southwest Minnesota, between 6 and 10 inches of ...

Rain couldn’t put a damper on Marshall 4th celebrations

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MARSHALL — Marshall’s annual Independence Day celebrations were unusual in a couple of ways this year. To start with, there was the change of venue. As he stepped up to the microphone at the Liberty Park band shell, band director Bob Meffert joked that he wanted to apologize for lying to ...

Crime and Accidents for July 5

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MARSHALL — An adult female was arrested for giving a false name and date of birth to a peace officer in an incident reported at 2:04 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of West Main Street and North U.S. Highway 59, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — Tools were reported missing from a ...

‘God Bless the USA’

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MARSHALL — The song “God Bless the USA” remains a popular symbol of patriotism and a tradition for Brad Louwagie. He has been the singer of “God Bless the USA” at Marshall City Band 4th of July concerts since 2002. The song was written and recorded in 1984 by Lee Greenwood. As a ...

Fourth celebration more than fireworks

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Get ready for kites, music and fireworks. The Fourth of July holiday week is full of activities and entertainment to get everybody into the patriotic mood. Marshall Independence Park will be the location for Marshall’s celebration on Wednesday. Five hundred free kites will be given away ...

Showing support

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MARSHALL — About 75 people of all ages gathered on Monday at Memorial Park in Marshall for a peaceful vigil and to protest the separation of families at the border. The vigil comes on the heels of a much larger demonstration as hundreds of thousands of people from all across the country ...

No-wake orders issued for area lakes

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SLAYTON — Murray County joined Lyon County in declaring no-wake orders on area lakes. On Friday, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said it would be enforcing a no-wake zone on Yankton and East Twin lakes due to rising water levels. The no-wake zones will stay in effect until the water ...