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40 years on the ice

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HENDRICKS — For the 40th anniversary of the Lake Hendricks ice fishing derby, organizers were going big. A panorama of fish houses could be seen stretching across the ice Saturday — more of the lake had been opened up to the contest than in past years. Tom Landmark, one of the organizers ...

Speakers call for ‘freedom to drive’ in MN

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MARSHALL — In Greater Minnesota, there’s a lot that’s hard to do without transportation. People drive to work, to school, to the doctor, and more. But not all Minnesota residents have that option, speakers at a community meeting Saturday said. Area residents, including members of the ...

Look for slippery roads this morning

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MARSHALL — Getting to work this morning may get a little treacherous. Meteorologist Mike Gillispie with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls cautions drivers about possible slippery roads thanks to a weather system that was expected to hit southwest Minnesota Sunday night with ...

Special meeting follows RTR lawsuit hearing

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TYLER — More information regarding the special referendum election is expected to be forthcoming for Russell-Tyler-Ruthton residents on Feb. 6 — when a mid-afternoon motion hearing is slated to be held before a Lyon County District judge and then later, a special board meeting is scheduled ...

A special ceremony

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Photo by Deb Gau The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program graduation ceremony was held at the Marshall-Lyon County Library. A total of 22 children received a certificate and a new book for completing the program, which encourages families to read together. At right, Carter Blake came up to ...

Business Briefs for Feb. 4

Business

North Star announces promotions of three employees Sheila Brockman, CPCU, ARM, API, AIS, has been promoted to department manager of the Personal Lines Underwriting department. Brockman has worked for North Star since March of 1992 and previously held the position of assistant department ...

Crime and Accidents for Feb. 4

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MARSHALL — Shoes reported found at 6:13 a.m. Sunday on the 600 block of West Marshall Street were brought to the lost and found, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An adult male was arrested for fourth degree DWI at 2:33 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of South Fourth Street and West ...

Former CVB director arrested in theft case

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MARSHALL — The former director of the Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau was arrested Friday in connection with the theft of more than $250,000 from the CVB, Marshall Police said. The Marshall Police Department said Friday that Darin Ross Rahm, 49, of Marshall, was arrested for ...

Principal’s rap video goes viral

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COTTONWOOD — "Awesome." That’s the word most people are using to describe Lakeview Schools Principal Scott Hanson’s unique rap performance he delivered to notify students and parents that school was cancelled due to inclement weather. Lakeview and neighboring districts ended up having ...

MHS snow week

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Marshall High School king and queen candidates for Snow Week braved the cold for a photo outdoors on campus on Friday. Pictured (from left) are: Olivia Sook, Kaleb Soehl, Erica Jones, Karsten Armstrong, Jordyn Kack, Nick Dunn, Meredith Bock, Chinonso Nwakama and Sydney Mauch. King candidate ...

RTR one-act play advances

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The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton one-act play, “102,” took first place in subsection competition in Pipestone last weekend. RTR and second-place Pipestone advanced to Section 3A finals this weekend at Redwood Valley High School in Redwood Falls. The RTR students will be the second group to ...

Holy Redeemer art show

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The Condezo family, (from right) Alana, Kari, Sadie, Isabel and Cole (missing from photo) were among many who attended the K-8 art show and open house on Thursday at Holy Redeemer School in Marshall. Several activities planned for this past week in recognition of Catholic Schools Week had to be ...

Holy Redeemer carnival

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Second grader Nora Holmgren tosses a line into the fish pond while eighth grader Jacob Buysse crosses off the correct number of punches required during the eighth grade carnival on Friday. Music teacher Anna Lenz said the long-standing activity is one that all of the students look forward to. ...

Foxconn again shifts Wisc. plan after Trump intervenes

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group has shifted its stated strategy yet again on Friday for a massive Wisconsin campus, crediting a conversation with President Donald Trump for cementing plans to proceed with building a factory to make high-tech liquid display screens. The news ...

US stocks eke out gains after bumpy day caps solid week

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Stocks capped a bumpy day of trading Friday with modest gains, extending the market's winning streak to its third straight day. Gains in technology companies, energy stocks and banks outweighed losses in retailers and elsewhere in the market. Major indexes were higher much of the morning as ...

Game break: 10 Super Bowl ads to watch Sunday

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NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s Super Bowl ads are designed to entertain and go down easy, as Stella Artois brings back Carrie Bradshaw and “The Dude” and the Backstreet Boys and Chance the Rapper remix the 1990s classic “I Want It That Way” for Doritos. With ads costing more than $5 ...

Robust job gain in January shows US economy’s durability

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers shrugged off last month’s partial shutdown of the government and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year. The healthy gain the government reported Friday illustrated the job market's resilience nearly a ...

Crime-Accidents

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Crime GHENT — An 18-year-old male was cited for speeding at 6:55 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 23 and 350th Street, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. TRACY — A suspicious incident was reported at 4:56 a.m. Friday on the 400 block of Rowland Street, ...

Working through the weather

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MARSHALL All of Minnesota was in a deep freeze this week, as subzero temperatures combined with wind chills close to 60 below. Weather and safety experts urged people to avoid going out in the cold. But although a long list of area businesses and schools closed down in response to the frigid ...

Tuesday, Wednesday brought record-breaking temps to Marshall

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MARSHALL — The polar vortex sweeping through southwest Minnesota broke a Marshall weather record on Thursday, according to National Weather Service data. The recorded low temperature in Marshall for Jan. 31 was 29 degrees below zero — a whole 8 degrees colder than the record set in 1982, ...