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Stocks end a strong week with losses as Apple shares skid

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slipped Friday as Apple absorbed its worst loss in more than four years. Thanks to gains over the previous three days, the S&P 500 index finished with its biggest weekly increase since March. Apple, the world’s largest technology company, forecast weak ...

Crime

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 19-year-old male was cited for having a small amount of marijuana in a traffic-related complaint reported at 1:31 a.m. Friday at the intersection of East College Drive and South Bruce Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 22-year-old male was taken to the emergency room ...

Growing a workforce

Local News

MARSHALL — Marshall may be in the middle of a prairie, but it is fortunate to have higher learning institutions and vibrant companies that are willing to collaborate for the benefit of the community. With today’s low employment numbers, companies are seeking new ways to attract and keep ...

‘I don’t feel like I’m 100’

Local News

HENDRICKS – Norma Siverson may be 100 years old, but she doesn’t feel it. “I don’t feel like I’m 100,” she said. “I have no arthritis, no pain. I quilt. My daughter puts the quilt tops on and takes them off the frame,” Siverson said after celebrating her birthday Sept. 21. ...

Crime for Nov.2

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 73-year-old female was cited for no proof of insurance in an incident reported at 1:51 p.m. Wednesday on the 1400 block of East College Drive, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — Check forgery reported at 3:36 p.m. Wednesday on the 600 block of West Main Street is under ...

Artistically inclined

Features

MARSHALL The 2018 Conference for Young Artists marked the 25th year that K-8 students had hands-on opportunities to learn about different art genres and to use their creative energies to make unique artwork to take home. More than 1,000 were in attendance at this year’s event presented by ...

Preparing for the unexpected

Local News

MARSHALL — The sound of gunfire echoing off the walls at a school is something no one ever wants to imagine hearing. But with school shootings dramatically on the rise, more and more schools are taking precautions and making sure everyone is as prepared as possible if a school intruder ...

Yellowstone National trail proposal includes region

Local News

GRANITE FALLS — A proposal to create a 21st century version of the Appalachian Trail and Route 66 could lead to future recreational and economic benefits in much of western Minnesota. The Yellowstone Trail Alliance, a coalition of supporters for the plan, wants to establish a tourism path ...

Crime and Accidents for Nov. 1

News of Record

MILROY — Theft of a skid loader reported at 3:46 p.m. Tuesday on the 2200 block of Lyon County Road 11 is under investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — A dog owner was issued a citation for dog at large in an incident reported at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday on the ...

Getting ready for winter

Ag and Extension

This is the time of the year when we start to really wind down for winter, at least in the garden sense. The leaves are dropping, cooler temperatures are here and yes, maybe even some snow. Gardening may be winding down but it isn’t done quite yet. There are still many, many green plants ...

Johnson: It’s different this time

Local News

MARSHALL — Jeff Johnson knows what it feels like just before losing a Minnesota gubernatorial election. He lost to Mark Dayton by 6 percentage points in 2014. This time Johnson says it feels dramatically different just a week before the Nov. 6 election. Johnson flew on a fixed-wing ...

RTR facility task force recommends to build new school

Local News

TYLER — The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Facility Task Force has made a recommendation to close some or all of the existing three school facilities and to build a new pre-K to 12th grade school facility and they will pass that information along to the school board at its Nov. 14 meeting. Due to ...

Contested Tracy, Russell races among Lyon Co. mayoral races

Local News

The races on the ballot in Lyon County on Nov. 6 include a lot of city council and township board elections, but some area communities will also be casting votes for mayor. This year, two mayoral races in Lyon County are contested: there are two candidates running for mayor in both Tracy and ...

Murray County commissioners call for government center bids

Local News

SLAYTON — One short meeting of the Murray County Board on Tuesday equals a big change at the county government center. Within a half hour, the board launched a courtroom remodeling project by calling for bids. Bids will be open at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 29 in a special board meeting. Construction ...

Crime and Accidents for Oct. 31

News of Record

MARSHALL — A criminal sexual incident reported at 7:58 p.m. Monday on the 600 block of West Main Street is under investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — A 38-year-old male turned himself in on a Lyon County warrant in an incident reported at 9:33 a.m. ...

Ballot questions headed for the polls next Tuesday in Tracy

Local News

TRACY – For many precincts in Lyon County, the upcoming election will mean choosing new members of local, county, state and national government. In Tracy, there will be something else in addition. Tracy voters will be deciding on two ballot questions on Nov. 6. Both questions concern ...

Marshall hosts state Legion conference

Local News

MARSHALL — As the American Legion gets set to celebrate 100 years (1919-2019), it’s the ideal time to commemorate the past, but also to take note of where the organization is and to put plans in place to shape its future. As more than 400 people gathered in Marshall recently for the 2018 ...

Taste of Marshall

Local News

Photo by Jenny Kirk Jo Schroepfer and a steady line of attendees were served by Mariachi representatives during the 2018 Taste of Marshall event in the Upper Level Conference Center at Southwest Minnesota State University. Taste of Marshall, sponsored by Reinhart Food Service, provided an ...

Crime for Oct. 30

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 54-year-old male was arrested for third degree DWI in an incident reported at 5:26 p.m. Sunday on the intersection of Minnesota Highway 23 and Lyon County Road 33, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. COTTONWOOD — A 54-year-old male was arrested on a Lyon County ...

Kruse, Ritter discuss county infrastructure and agriculture

Local News

MARSHALL – Lyon County Commissioner candidates talked about local issues Thursday night, in one of several candidate panel discussions held in Marshall. Commissioner Steve Ritter and challenger Al Kruse discussed topics ranging from public infrastructure to agriculture in Lyon County. ...