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Big Buddies program appreciates its support

Local News

MARSHALL — It takes a lot of hands to have a successful Big Buddies program. It also takes a great deal of heart — something former participants especially contribute. “I was a Little Buddy and I’ve been involved in the program on and off for about 28 years,” said Shelly Castaneda, ...

Business Briefs for April 8

Business

Avera Marshall, Big Stone Therapies expand partnership Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center and Big Stone Therapies, Inc. announced that Avera Marshall has purchased the Big Stone Therapies clinic at the Market Street Mall in Marshall. Plans call for the current professional services ...

Committed to community news

Business

TRACY — They may be new owners of a publishing company, but they have a combined 40 years of experience in the newspaper industry. Tara Brandl and Per Peterson took over ownership of the Tracy Headlight-Herald, now the Tracy Area Headlight-Herald, as of April 1. They bought the business ...

Crime and Accidents for April 8

News of Record

MARSHALL — A report was sent to the probation office regarding juvenile delinquency at 10:30 p.m. Saturday on the 200 block of North Whitney Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A report was sent to the city attorney for consideration of domestic assault charges in an incident at ...

A camping we will go

Local News

Two Park Side first-graders strut and strum during their annual spring concert Thursday evening. The theme of this year’s concert was “A-Camping We Will Go!” The concert was directed by Paula Dovre. Songs included “Ode to a Marshmallow” and “Home on the Range.”

Mother and daughter face cancer with courage

Local News

MARSHALL — Cancer struck twice in 2018 for the Pavot family, but by all indications Pam Pavot of Marshall and her daughter Megan Pavot are likely to remain cancer survivors for many years to come. Both have improved substantially in recent months since last summer, when their cancer ...

Ribbons displayed for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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MARSHALL — Large teal ribbons began popping up this week in area communities such as Marshall and Redwood Falls as New Horizons Crisis Center organizers and other volunteers sought to raise awareness regarding sexual assault. “We’re hanging up teal ribbons all around downtown for Sexual ...

AG Ellison to visit Marshall today

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MARSHALL — Concerned local residents are still speaking out about conditions at a Marshall mobile home park. Now, they’ve got the attention of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Ellison will be making a stop in Marshall today to talk with residents of the Broadmoor Valley Mobile ...

Hiring rebounds as US employers add 196,000 jobs

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States rebounded in March as U.S. employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February’s scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to hire despite signs that the economy is slowing. The unemployment rate remained at 3.8%, near ...

Jobs rebound drives US stocks higher for another weekly gain

Business

Wall Street closed out another solid week of gains Friday as the stock market hit its longest winning streak in a year and a half. Health care, energy and technology companies accounted for much of the broad rally, which extended the S&P 500's consecutive run of gains to seven days. The ...

Crime-Accidents

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Crime TRACY — A public disturbance was reported at 8:46 p.m. Thursday on the 100 block of East Morgan Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. LYND — A 24-year-old woman was cited for speeding at 7:52 p.m. Thursday on the 2000 block of Minnesota Highway 23, ...

A day to dabble

Features

MINNEOTA A celebration of art took place recently as high school students and visual arts teachers representing six different schools came together for an art integration day experience in Minneota. Nearly 200 students from Canby, Dawson-Boyd, Lakeview, Minneota, Renville County West and ...

More youths addicted to the vaping buzz

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MARSHALL — Minnesota teen tobacco use is up for the first time in more than 15 years and experts believe that it’s because of the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes — a trend that is considered especially harmful to children, teens and young adults. One in four middle school ...

End-O-Line park sustains spring flood damage

Local News

CURRIE — The End-O-Line Railroad Park on the north side of Currie faces a few extra obstacles this spring because of damage from snow melt and high water depth. The museum and park area is expected to open for the season as planned on June 1. There will, however, be a need to address flood ...

Weed issues confront landowners west of Canby

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CANBY — Township and county officials in Yellow Medicine County are trying to meet a May 15 deadline to have the best possible 2019 weed control in at least two local townships. They have until then to revise the county’s weed control ordinance to include the bull thistle and musk ...

‘State Fair’ fun

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TRACY — Amelia Sahlstrom hadn’t been in too many plays before auditioning for the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “State Fair.” She got one of the main parts and shares the stage with a few of her siblings. “(I’ve been in plays) only two other times and I didn’t have a big ...

Crime for April 5

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 29-year-old man turned himself in on a Lyon County warrant at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday at the Law Enforcement Center, Marshall Police said. LYND — A 23-year-old man was cited for speeding at 7:22 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 23 and Lyon County Road 5, ...

Hwy. 14 construction to start this spring

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WALNUT GROVE — Road construction season could start this month in the area around Tracy, Walnut Grove and Revere. Area residents heard more details Tuesday about a planned road resurfacing project on U.S. Highway 14. Members of the Minnesota Department of Transportation and project ...

Lyon Co. Board OKs homeless resolution

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MARSHALL — For families, individuals and veterans facing homelessness, there is a state program to help. Jeanine Antony, a self-sufficiency case manager, and Samira Sheikh, a refugee resettlement case manager, at United Community Action Partnership, presented to the Lyon County Board ...

Murray County Board amends transportation resolution

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SLAYTON — The Murray County Board approved a resolution calling for more state highway funding, after adding two clauses proposed by Highway Engineer Randy Groves. At Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners endorsed terms that call for equitable funding increases that treat county and township ...