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Lincoln County Board hears ditch repair complaint

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IVANHOE — Landowner Ron Persoon was not happy about helping to pay for tile line repairs worth $8,977.50 inside the ditch on his property in Hope Township twice within past six years. The line is expected to drain excess water off a field so that it can be planted with crops. But the line ...

Area school districts have elections

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MARSHALL — An operating referendum passed by an overwhelming majority at Westbrook-Walnut Grove Schools, one of four area school districts where voters went to the polls on Tuesday. WWG Superintendent Loy Woelber said he was pleased that 74 percent of the voters were in favor of the ...

Crime and Accidents for Nov. 8

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MARSHALL — Harassment was reported at 6:10 p.m. Monday on the 400 block of Jewett Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A black Trek bicycle was reported stolen at 1:48 p.m. Monday on the 1000 block of Hackberry Drive, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A school bus stop arm ...

Tru Shrimp to build first hatchery in Luverne instead of Marshall

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Plans for a shrimp hatchery in Marshall have changed. The tru Shrimp Company announced last week that it now plans to build its first hatchery in Luverne, near its first shrimp production facility. However, tru Shrimp officials also said that doesn’t mean the company won’t expand in ...

Tracy twins share everything, including homecoming status

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TRACY — Evelyn and Moses Dolan have shared many things, like the same birthdays, the same classmates and much more. This fall they shared a special honor. The twins were chosen as homecoming king and queen at Tracy Area High School. They said the homecoming candidates were each given ...

MPS fund balance tops $5M

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MARSHALL — Strong increases in general fund balance, cash balance and student enrollment were among the key findings in a Fiscal Year 2017 audit review for Marshall Public Schools. Hoffman & Brobst representatives Lisa Zmeskal and Amanda Tykwinski were in attendance at the work session ...

Texas church gunman sent hostile text messages before attack

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SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The gunman who killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence and sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, a member of First Baptist, before the attack, authorities said Monday. A day after the deadliest mass ...

United acts of kindness week

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Participate with the United Way of Southwest Minnesota and United Ways across the state of Minnesota, Nov. 6-10. This special week has been designated as United Acts of Kindness Week to promote volunteer engagement and to encourage kindness to others statewide. What can you do to promote or ...

Broadcom offers $103 billion for Qualcomm in chip megadeal

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadcom made an unsolicited, $103 billion offer for rival chipmaker Qualcomm, the tech industry’s largest attempted takeover that is destined to come under intense regulatory scrutiny. Qualcomm, known to consumers as the maker of Snapdragon chips found in smartphones and ...

Target to offer shoppers a breather after Thanksgiving

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NEW YORK (AP) — Target is offering shoppers a breather after holiday shopping on Thanksgiving. The Minneapolis-based discounter says it will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and then close at midnight local time. Its stores will then reopen at 6 a.m. local time on Friday until 10 p.m., 11 ...

Stocks rise as oil jumps 2-year high; chipmakers climb

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made modest gains and set more records Monday as upheaval in oil-rich Saudi Arabia sent crude prices to two-year highs. Chipmakers and media companies climbed on deal reports while phone and household goods companies sank. U.S. crude oil reached its highest ...

Crime

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MARSHALL — A citation was issued in a traffic complaint reported at 7:39 a.m. Monday at the intersection of 240th Avenue and Lyon County Road 8, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — A boys’ style black mountain bike was reported stolen at 5:18 p.m. Sunday on the 400 ...

Deer hunter accidentally shot in Redwood County

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REDWOOD COUNTY — A deer hunter was accidentally shot on the opening day of firearm deer hunting season on Saturday in southwest Minnesota. The Redwood County Sheriff's Office, Milroy 1st Responders, Tracy Police Department and Tracy Ambulance responded to a firearms-related hunting ...

Lakeview trap shooter a champion

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COTTONWOOD — When Lakeview's Jon Wyffels takes aim, he seldom misses his mark. Wyffels started competitive trapshooting — the fastest-growing high school sport in the state — as an eighth-grader. Now as a senior, he is the 2017 Minnesota State High School Clay Target League fall ...

At the Center of things

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MARSHALL — It’s a win-win-win. A house on Main Street in Marshall can be returned to being a single-family home, a community group has a bigger, more conveniently-located building for its center and a building that was empty for months is now being used. Islamic Society members are ...

Area school board elections Tuesday

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Election Day is approaching for the Canby, Lynd, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton and Westbrook-Walnut Grove school districts. The polls will be open at each school district on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Canby, Lynd and RTR will each be electing school board members, while WWG is holding an operating ...

Olson and Johnson transitions to North Central International

Business

MARSHALL — Olson and Johnson is now North Central International but still provides service, sales and parts to Marshall and southwest Minnesota. “Our customers knew about it when we took over in 2007, much like in 1994 when it switched hands. It’s all in the family,” new owner Andy ...

Business Briefs for Nov. 6

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Erickson attends leadership institute Tyler Erickson, farm manager and licensed real estate salesperson at Northwestern Farm Management Company, recently attended the Leadership Institute in Washington D.C. with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Erickson met with ...

Marshall businesses highlighted in Chamber workshop

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MARSHALL — Marshall businesses shine on the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce website and at its events, giving visitors and residents a better idea of what is available in the area for entertainment and business opportunities. Chamber director Brad Gruhot conducted a workshop Thursday ...

Crime for Nov. 6

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MARSHALL — An adult female was arrested for shoplifting in a theft incident reported at 6:26 p.m. Friday on the 900 block of East Main Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — The financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult reported at 5:24 p.m. Friday on the 1100 block of David Drive is ...