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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 ...

Matt Vee to perform at Sounds of Summer

Local News

MARSHALL — The opening act for Sounds of Summer is set for 2019. Sounds of Summer announced on its Facebook page this weekend that Matt Vee will open for Pablo Cruise on Aug. 17 in Marshall. Matt Vee is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, recording artist and nephew of legendary ‘60s ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 7

News of Record

MARSHALL — A report was referred to Child Protection of a child locked in a room at 7:10 a.m. Saturday on the 600 block of Kendall Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A report was referred to Child Protection of educational neglect of a child through excessive unexcused absences ...

Avera, Carris Health moving forward together

Local News

MARSHALL — A big part of the their look had changed — all the building and parking lot signs at the former ACMC clinic in Marshall now had the Avera logo. But, as physicians and administrators pointed out Friday, the work to integrate the clinic and surgery center into Avera Marshall was ...

tru Shrimp to open facility in S.D. ahead of Luverne

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The planned location of tru Shrimp’s first shrimp production facility has shifted across state lines, company spokespeople said Friday. The Balaton-based company announced it will build its first production facility, or “harbor,” in Madison, South Dakota, instead of Luverne in ...

First baby of 2019

Local News

Cole Anthony Louwagie is the first baby born in 2019 at Avera Marshall, making his grand entrance Jan. 3. His parents are Kristen and Derek Louwagie of Cottonwood. Cole and his parents left for home Friday where they were greeted by siblings, Will, 6, Lila, 4, and Dashel, 17 months. “The kids ...

Crime

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 26-year-old male was cited for not having a valid Minnesota driver’s license and failure to provide proof of insurance in a traffic incident reported at 4:47 a.m. Friday at the intersection of North Fifth Street and Kossuth Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A ...

Top 10 stories of 2018

Features

By Independent staff It was a year of tragedy, change and hope for economic development in 2018. No news development shook the region more than the announcement of a South Korean food company purchasing the majority stake in the Schwan’s Company. No company has left a bigger footprint in ...