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Ag and Extension

Applications being accepted for MARL Class X Applications are now being accepted for the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL) Class X. MARL is a dynamic two-year educational experience featuring nine three-day in-state seminars, a six-day national study seminar and a 10- to ...

EDA to seek revolving loan exception

Local News

MARSHALL — They’re supposed to help local business grow and develop. But it’s not always easy for communities to use revolving loan funds, Marshall Economic Development Authority members said Tuesday. There might be an opportunity to make better use of the EDA’s revolving loan funds, ...

Tracy Council appoints Cooreman as mayor

Local News

TRACY — The Tracy City Council unanimously appointed mayor pro tem Pamela Cooreman to replace their outgoing mayor, Steve Ferrazzano, Monday evening for the remainder of the new year. They had also accepted Ferrazzano’s resignation effective Tuesday. This leaves Cooreman’s regular ...

Full STEAM ahead

Local News

MARSHALL — Several Marshall Middle School students made the decision to take part in a Future City competition this year — the first time the project-based learning program was offered after school for MMS sixth- through eighth-grade students. The students are now looking forward to state ...

Area forecasts call for snow, wind

Local News

The past few days have brought relatively mild weather to the Marshall area, but things could change starting tonight. A pair of weather systems moving into the region are bringing chances for snow on Thursday, and again on Friday, said meteorologist Brad Temeyer, at the National Weather ...

Garage fire in rural Marshall

Local News

Photo by Mike Lamb Marshall firefighters responded to a fire at a rural Marshall address on Tuesday evening. The fire started in a garage at a rental property, Marshall Fire Chief Marc Klaith said. The cause of the fire was unknown as of Tuesday night, Klaith said. However, he said, “It ...

Crime for Jan. 10

News of Record

MARSHALL — Burglary reported at 12:22 p.m. Monday on the 100 block of North Third Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An adult male was arrested on a Dakota County warrant in an incident reported at 1:10 p.m. Monday on the intersection of West Saratoga ...

Fire displaces Tracy family

Local News

TRACY — Kora Lindberg — less than a month away from having a baby — is counting her blessings despite losing her home and likely everything inside due to a fire on Sunday evening. Luckily, Lindberg, her boyfriend, Marshall Hippen, and their two children, 5-year-old Axel and 3-year-old ...

Armed robbery ‘rare’ in Marshall

Local News

MARSHALL — Sunday’s incident where a person reported being robbed at gunpoint in Marshall is still under investigation. And while the robbery can serve as a reminder to be cautious about suspicious activity, it’s also an unusual event here, said Marshall Public Safety Director Rob ...

Armed robbery ‘rare’ in Marshall

Local News

MARSHALL — Sunday’s incident where a person reported being robbed at gunpoint in Marshall is still under investigation. And while the robbery can serve as a reminder to be cautious about suspicious activity, it’s also an unusual event here, said Marshall Public Safety Director Rob ...

Tigers in pajamas

Local News

MARSHALL — Pajama-clad students and staff stood out at Marshall Middle School as the Tiger Traits mid-year celebration kicked off at the school on Monday. Formerly known as PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports), Tiger Traits is a proactive, school-wide approach to ...

Not all farmers happy to fill out Ag Census

Local News

MARSHALL — Some farmers in southwest Minnesota appreciate the 2018 Ag Census, others do not. The Agriculture Census is taken every five years by the U.S. Census for the U.S. Agriculture Department and was last taken in 2012. It involves more than 90,000 Minnesota producers and nearly 3 ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 9

News of Record

MARSHALL — An adult male was cited for an instruction permit violation in a traffic incident reported at 10:26 p.m. Sunday on the 1200 block of East College Drive, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A report is not complete on suspicious activity reported at 8:57 p.m. Sunday on the 600 ...

4-Hers, Hill Street Place residents hold multi-generational event

Local News

MARSHALL — Part of 4-H is learning to do things with and for other people. On Sunday, 4-H members from the Stanley Busy Beavers club did that by taking part in a multi-generational activity as part of a community service project. The 4-Hers spent more than an hour playing games with about ...

Armed robbery reported in Marshall

Local News

From staff reports MARSHALL — Officers from the Marshall Police Department responded to a reported armed robbery on Peltier Street at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Sunday. The complainant reported walking from his residence to his parked car when another male stood up from behind one of ...

Tracy Council to appoint new mayor, member

Local News

By Jody Isaackson jisaackson@marshallindependent.com TRACY — In the wake of former city councilman Bill Chukuske’s sudden resignation last fall, the Tracy City Council will be appointing his replacement at tonight’s meeting as well as hearing mayor Steve Ferrazzano’s ...

Bremer Bank CEO to co-lead governor’s Task Force on Housing

Business

Bremer Financial Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeanne Crain, has been appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to co-lead the governor’s task force on housing with Acooa Ellis of Catholic Charities. This task force will study the housing system in Minnesota and develop recommendations to ...

AgCountry CEO retires

Business

After 38 years of service in the Farm Credit System, Bob Bahl retired from AgCountry Farm Credit Services on Dec. 31, 2017. Bahl served as president and chief executive officer of Farm Credit Services of Grand Forks since 1993 and was named president and chief executive officer of AgCountry ...

South Carolina utility won’t pay former executives severance

Business

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina utility struggling after sticking consumers with higher bills after failed plans to build a nuclear reactor now says it won’t give golden parachutes to executives who stepped down last month. Multiple media organizations reported that directors of ...

Average US gas price jumps 3 cents to $2.54 for regular

Business

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 3 cents nationally over the past three weeks to $2.54. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the increase is due to higher crude oil costs. The current gas price ...