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Tyler police chief criticized for not providing list of violators

Local News

TYLER — Tyler City Council members are not happy that Police Chief John Spindler has yet to produce a list of nuisance ordinance violators. “I’m tired of this,” council member Erick Harper said. “One excuse was the computer wasn’t working. Before computers, we still got reports. ...

Crime and Accidents for Sept. 13

News of Record

MARSHALL — A school bus stop arm violation reported at 3:51 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Birch Street and Willow Lane is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A boys’ style 20-inch blue bicycle was reported stolen at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday on the 400 block of ...

Master gardener program

Ag and Extension

This week, I have the privilege to sit with area master gardeners and take in some continuing education with the professors at the U of M. This is one of the reasons why I became a master gardener in 1993. Yes, the road has been long to this point but seems short because of all of the people ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

Farmers still have time to sign up for corn settlement payments A year with slumping crop prices seems like an odd time to leave money on the table. So far, that’s what’s happening with the $1.51 billion settlement of a nationwide class action lawsuit against Syngenta. Most U.S. corn ...

Solemn remembrance of Sept. 11 attacks

Local News

MARSHALL — As the mother of a son who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this country, Pat Timmerman strongly believes that something good comes out of everything bad that happens in our lives. Those words not only rung true for Pat and Gary Timmerman as they leaned on their faith, family and ...

City appoints Marshall to police chief position

Local News

MARSHALL — It was a change of plans for Jim Marshall. But, Marshall said, it was a change that would still give him a chance to fill a top leadership position in local law enforcement. On Tuesday, the Marshall City Council voted unanimously to appoint Marshall as the city’s new Director ...

Lynd parents, teachers speak out on lack of contract

Local News

LYND — Four hundred and thirty-seven days. According to parent Amod Damle, that’s the number of days that Lynd Public School teachers have been working without a contract. “We cannot begin to comprehend the love, dedication and commitment each of you demonstrate daily to your profession ...

YMC Board debates labor/wage market study

Local News

GRANITE FALLS – A lengthy discussion regarding the use of a recent labor/wage market study ensued during the Yellow Medicine County Board meeting Tuesday. “It’s done,” Board Chair Ron Antony said of the market study ordered from Springsted, Inc. of St. Paul. “Do we want to ...

SBA outreach centers close today

Local News

MARSHALL — Area residents have a limited amount of time left to meet with loan officers at U.S. Small Business Administration outreach centers in Marshall and Redwood Falls. However, applications for low-interest disaster loans will still be available online, SBA spokespeople ...

Crime for Sept. 12

News of Record

MARSHALL — A juvenile runaway was located and returned home at 6:58 a.m. Tuesday on the 600 block of South Fourth Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A wallet was reported in a lost-and-found at 1:12 p.m. Monday on the 200 block of West Redwood Street, Marshall Police said. ...

Committee recommends Jim Marshall for police chief position

Local News

MARSHALL — If approved by the Marshall City Council today, Marshall Police Department Sergeant Jim Marshall will be the city’s next public safety director. On behalf of the public safety director interview committee, City Administrator Sharon Hanson recommended Marshall for the position, ...

Hwy. 23 ‘J-turn’ project ready for phase two

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WILLMAR — The Reduced Conflict Intersection project on Highway 23 in Marshall enters phase two of construction on Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Monday. MnDOT started the construction project to build a reduced-conflict intersection or “J-turn,” at the ...

Granite Falls child care center seeks loan from YMC

Local News

GRANITE FALLS — Puddle Jumpers Learning Center in Granite Falls has applied for a Yellow Medicine County deferred loan for child care centers in the amount of $25,000. Director of Family Services Rae Ann Keeler-Aus will be presenting the request at the Yellow Medicine County Board meeting ...

Discarded bear draws laughter in rural Balaton

Local News

RURAL BALATON — Recent bear sightings have been reported in the area, but there is no need for worry. This bear is only capable of causing double takes and laughter. The original Borch’s Sporting Goods fiberglass bear recently made an appearance near the rural home of Karyn and Kevin ...

Crime for Sept. 11

News of Record

MARSHALL — An 18-year-old female was cited for a small amount of marijuana in an incident reported at 10:35 p.m. Sunday on the 1200 block of East Lyon Street, Marshall Police said. MINNEOTA — An alcohol-related incident was reported at 2 a.m. Sunday on the 100 block of East First ...

Construction continues on Saratoga

Local News

MARSHALL — Construction on Saratoga Street in Marshall is continuing to make progress, Marshall Public Works Director Glenn Olson said. With the street pavement gone, work to replace utility lines is underway near the intersection of Saratoga and College Drive. “There are a significant ...

A day of food and fun

Local News

MINNEOTA — It was time to start serving, but the public address system wasn’t working, Pete Doyscher said. So the cook-off participants gathered by Veterans Park on Saturday morning had to improvise. “Get your hot chili!” Doyscher shouted, as he walked across Minneota’s downtown. ...

MN Court of Appeals to visit Marshall

Local News

MARSHALL — A panel of Minnesota judges will be making a road trip to Marshall this week. While they’ll mainly be here to hear cases from around the region, their visit is also a chance for local students to learn more about the legal system. “It’s a great learning opportunity,” said ...

Crime for Sept. 10

News of Record

MARSHALL — An incident reported at 10:08 a.m. Saturday on the 500 block of Village Drive is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A Crystal man, 21, was arrested for fifth degree controlled substance sale, driving after revocation and possession of marijuana in an ...

More trash, lower fees in the future for Lyon County landfill

Local News

LYON COUNTY — Plans for the future at the Lyon County sanitary landfill include more garbage than before, but lower fees for dumping it there. Speakers at Thursday night’s annual meeting for the landfill said they anticipated Redwood and Renville County will begin hauling solid waste to ...