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Dawson first stop for ‘Sweet Land the Musical’

Local News

MARSHALL — When she learned that “Sweet Land the Musical” was going on tour to other parts of Minnesota, Dawson-Boyd Arts Association performing arts director Luanne Fondell took action. “I’ve always had it on my radar,” she said. Dawson will be the first stop in the touring ...

Crime and Accidents for June 10

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COTTONWOOD — Burglary reported at 2:16 p.m. Thursday on East Main Street is under investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MINNEOTA — A Lynd woman was arrested on a Lyon County warrant and brought to the Law Enforcement Center in an incident reported at 3:50 p.m. ...

Courts for June 10

News of Record

MARSHALL — Brett Sovell, 29, of Marshall, appeared in Lyon County District Court May 30 on charges of refusal to take a chemical test, and fourth degree driving while impaired. A complaint alleges Sovell refused to take a chemical test in Marshall on April 28. A hearing was set for June ...

Marshall man sentenced for sex with 15-year-old

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WILLMAR — A Marshall man who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 15-year-old Willmar girl was sentenced in Kandiyohi County District Court on Thursday. Mathew Brian Soft, 24, of Marshall, received a stay of adjudication for charges of third degree criminal sexual conduct. However, court ...

Celebrating history

Features

HENDRICKS A depot, one-room schoolhouse, working church, Sears and Roebuck house and two outbuildings containing military and agriculture memorabilia contain heaps of donated historical items in Hendricks. The public can visit the complex from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and tour the six buildings ...

‘A great team’

Local News

MARSHALL — The Marshall Cemetery is usually a quiet place, set well back from the street and enclosed by shade trees. “It’s just a place of peace for everyone to come,” said Lyle Moseng, a member of the Marshall Cemetery Association Board. It takes a lot of work to help maintain ...

Avera Health working to reduce opioid use in ER

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MARSHALL — Avera Marshall CEO Mary Maertens and members of her staff announced recently the health care system’s project to reduce opioid use in its emergency rooms. “The purpose of this action is to do our part to address addiction and deal with deaths associated with overdoses,” ...

Daniels still chasing her dream

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VESTA — Kayla Daniels is still living the dream — she’s just doing it from Minnesota. The southwest Minnesota native moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to chase a songwriter dream, but ended up doing a lot of singing. She recently returned to live in Minnesota so she could be closer to ...

Crime and Accidents for June 9

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MARSHALL — A Marshall woman, 20, was cited for a parking violation reported at 3:30 a.m. Thursday on the 100 block of North 3rd Street, Marshall Police said. TRACY — An animal complaint was reported at 10:37 p.m. Wednesday on the 400 block of East 4th Street, Tracy Police said. No ...

Making a home in Marshall

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MARSHALL — United Community Action Partnership helps provide a long list of needed services in southwest Minnesota, including services related to housing. But, Jeff Gladis said, this was something different for the organization: actually building new houses. On Wednesday, Gladis, the ...

Wilms new director of SW Health and Human Services

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MARSHALL — A new director has been chosen for Southwest Health and Human Services, county officials said. During Tuesday’s meeting of the Lyon County Board, County Commissioner and SWHHS Board member Rick Anderson announced that Beth Wilms, the current director of community services in ...

Talents Academy offers hands-on summer activities

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MARSHALL — There is no need for area children to battle summertime boredom as Marshall Talents Academy offers plenty of hands-on activities to help keep kids active, engaged and learning through most of the summer. First- through eighth-grade students in and around the Marshall area are ...

A nice evening at the park

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Photo by Jenny Kirk The playground at Independence Park was the place to be on a nice warm day. Under the watchful eye of family members, Mady Girard, left, Ella Cherveny, Max Pederson, Noah Myhre and other kids (not pictured: Kaylie Johnson, Aleya Johnson and Alana Almich) had a good time on ...

Crime for June 8

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MINNEOTA — An animal complaint incident was reported at 7:32 a.m. Wednesday on the 200 block of South Jackson Street, Minneota Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — A Lynd man, 62, was cited for driving after cancellation and an ingnition interlock violation in a ...

Watering your garden

Ag and Extension

It is hard to believe that after all of the rain we received this spring that I would be talking about watering your garden. The hot weather that is moving in to our area this weekend will be a challenge for our gardens, particularly to any newly planted shrubs and trees. It will also be a ...

Ag Briefs

Ag and Extension

Minnesota Farm Bureau recognizes Sesquicentennial Farms The Minnesota Farm Bureau recognizes 33 recipients of the Sesquicentennial Farm award for 2017. A commemorative certificate signed by Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson and Minnesota Farm ...

Legislators: Session productive

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MARSHALL — Although things took an unexpected turn at the end, the 2017 Minnesota legislative session was a very productive one, local legislators said. During a town hall meeting in Marshall on Tuesday morning, Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, and Rep. Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent, gave ...

Lyon County passes on LPRW board proposal

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MARSHALL — It’s been a recurring item of business over the years for the Lyon County Board. But on Tuesday, county commissioners broke from the pattern and opted not to pass a resolution recommending the appointment of three members of the Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water Board. ...

50 years on Main Street

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MARSHALL — During 50 years of service, Patzer’s Hardware Hank has done all kinds of business with its southwest Minnesota customers, even monkey business. “We actually had a promotion back in the late ‘60s where we actually had a monkey that we gave away. Name the Monkey contest,” ...