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Gettin’ muddy

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GHENT — Runners inched their way along the rock climbing wall, toes on a little ledge at the bottom of the wall. The only things between them and the pit full of muddy water just below were their grip and coordination. They were having a good streak, at first — several people in a row ...

A rendezvous with history

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LAKE BENTON — As you first arrived at Hole In the Mountain Park, things still looked relatively modern. But as you walked through the park, the food vendors and market stalls changed to more historic scenes. People in 19th-century style clothing were gathered at campsites where pots of food ...

Hesse wins at Lincoln County demo derby

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TYLER — Steve Hesse of rural Tyler won the last heat in the Lincoln County Demolition Derby Sunday afternoon. Hesse also took the Mad Dog award for having his star-studded bomber flipped over on its side, shoved right-side up again and going back into the fray to win the event. A farmer ...

Business Briefs for Aug. 6

Business

Polfliet earns state award Larry Polfliet was awarded the Minnesota Wastewater Operators Association 2018 Class SC Operations Award. This is for outstanding operation of the city of Marshall’s Sanitary Sewer Collection System for the past year. The MWOA is an organization of professional ...

Crime for Aug. 6

News of Record

MARSHALL — An adult male was arrested for fourth degree DWI, driving after suspension and drug paraphernalia at 1:46 p.m. Friday on the 1100 block of Birch Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A white Chevrolet was struck by an unknown vehicle in a hit-and-run incident reported at ...

Recovering along Lake Shetek

Local News

MARSHALL — Boaters were spotted on Lake Shetek this past weekend, a day after a month-long no-wake restriction was lifted for all lakes in Murray County. While homeowners around the lake were thrilled to see some things getting back to normal, they acknowledged that there was still much ...

Flood-weary Tracy hoping for federal flood relief

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TRACY — Residents are still waiting for flood relief to help finish cleanup and replacement of items damaged in the flooding that hit earlier this month. Tracy City Administrator Kris Ambuehl met with Homeland Security Management and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) ...

Sturrock, Schafer file for re-election on Marshall Council

Local News

MARSHALL — While there’s been a lot of attention paid to the upcoming primary elections in Minnesota, it’s not the only election activity going on. The filing period for municipal and school elections opened this week. In Lyon County, there are a number of municipal, township and school ...

Seeing double along Highway 23? It’s only temporary

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MARSHALL — Motorists in Southwest Minnesota have been seeing twice the road signs along Highway 23 lately. Duplicates of signs, often right next to each other, have appeared. But it’s only temporary, part of planned sign replacements, a Minnesota Department of Transportation ...

Lincoln County discusses memorandum of understanding with ITC

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By Jody Isaackson jisaackson@marshallindependent.com IVANHOE — The Lincoln County Commission recently agreed to a stipulation that may lead to penalty fees for the county if Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative (ITC) is unable to complete a broadband project. ITC required the ...

US businesses cast wider net as jobless rate hits 3.9%

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the U.S. unemployment rate near a five-decade low, companies are looking harder for employees, and in some cases finding them right at their own workplaces. Businesses are adding more hours for part-timers and converting contractors to full-time workers. Americans ...

SEC drops investigation into Exxon climate change response

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The government has dropped a two-year investigation into how Exxon Mobil Corp. factors climate-change regulations into its calculations of the value of its assets, the company said Friday. The Securities and Exchange Commission informed the energy giant in a letter dated ...

US stocks rise as companies that pay big dividends surge

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Friday after the Labor Department said hiring remained solid in July and strong quarterly earnings continued to boost the market. U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs last month, fewer than analysts expected. But the Labor Department said more jobs were added ...

Crime-Accidents

News of Record

Crime MARSHALL — Parties in a domestic incident reported at 9:22 p.m. Thursday on the 500 block of Village Drive were separated, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — Theft of a license plate was reported at 9:01 p.m. Thursday on the 100 block of Elaine Avenue, Marshall Police said. ...

Drawing upon experience

Features

MARSHALL John Sterner has contributed to Southwest Minnesota State University in many ways — as a student, an athlete, an artist and an alumnus. This month he made his latest contribution. Within the span of 30 minutes, he drew a caricature likeness of SMSU President Connie Gores. The ...

In Recognition

Public Notices

HRS sixth-graders thank Pride in the Tiger Foundation The Holy Redeemer School 6th grade class thank the Marshall Pride in the Tiger Foundation for the grant we received in May to put toward the Camp Foley school trip. This week long camp is a great experience for the kids learning so much ...

Second report says Korean company looking to buy Schwan’s

Local News

MARSHALL — Another report has said a South Korean corporation is interested in buying Schwan’s Company. On Wednesday, the Reuters news agency said the food giant CJ CheilJedang Corp was among bidders looking to buy Schwan’s, in a deal estimated at more than $1.79 billion. It’s the ...

Lund convicted of prostitution charges

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NEW ULM — A Cottonwood man has been found guilty of soliciting a minor for sex, Brown County law enforcement said Thursday. On Wednesday, a judge issued a guilty verdict for Paul Raymond Lund, Jr., 47. A sentencing hearing for Lund will be set within a week. Wednesday’s verdict came ...

A leap of faith

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MARSHALL — Expanding to two services is a sign of growth for a church, one that Grace Life of Marshall is experiencing. The church, located on East College Drive, has begun to expand, building a new sanctuary and entry onto the north end of the True Light Christian School. “We set up ...

Lynd School celebrates new playground

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LYND — A lot of people came out to celebrate on Thursday at the grand opening for a new playground at Lynd Public School. “It’s really cool,” soon-to-be fifth grader Jessie DeJaeghere said when asked what she thought of the playground equipment. DeJaeghere’s mom, Stephanie, said ...