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Pete Nielsen — FIRE DEPARTMENT

Local News

GRANITE FALLS — Each year the fire department gives special recognition to one of the best of the best, an outstanding example from a team of 31 volunteers. It offers a volunteer firefighter of the year award to someone whose contributions to the department include always being ready to ...

Crime for April 2

News of Record

COTTONWOOD — A 19-year-old man was cited for speeding in an incident reported at 7:41 p.m. Friday on the intersection of Lyon County Road 22 and Minnesota Highway 23, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. BALATON — A 48-year-old man was arrested for fourth degree DWI and held for ...

A special prom night in Minneota

Local News

MINNEOTA — Spring is prom season — but this time, it wasn’t high school students having all the fun. It was the adults, in couples and groups, arriving at the Minneota Legion decked out in formal wear. A few couples even had matching corsages and boutonnieres. “It’s just something ...

Bayerkohler selected musical winner of alma mater competition

Local News

MARSHALL — Carolyn Bayerkohler has won the music portion of the Southwest Minnesota State University alma mater competition, according to a press release from the university’s communications department. Bayerkohler is an adjunct music instructor at SMSU, where she has taught for six ...

Melanie Gohring — speech therapist

Local News

CANBY — Melanie Gohring and other speech and language therapists help children make the best use of one of their most important assets. As the speech language pathologist for Canby’s schools, she provides one-to-one assistance to students ranging from elementary age to high school. She ...

Business Briefs for April 1

Business

MNRAAA announces Jason W. Swanson as new executive director The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging’s board of directors announces the hiring of Executive Director Jason W. Swanson. “Jason has taken the leadership role following the retirement of MNRAAA’s previous long-term Executive ...

For that special gift

Business

MARSHALL — Rachel Deutz believes in taking things one day at a time and one customer at a time. She’s operated Treasured Times in downtown Marshall for more than 10 years. Her long range business venture started in 2001 when her mother, Gene (Zick) Gilb, was willing to go back to having a ...

Crime for April 1

News of Record

MARSHALL — An adult male was released to a sober party in an incident reported at 3:33 a.m. Saturday on the 500 block of Southview Drive, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A report of a juvenile who brought a knife to school was sent to Human Services Saturday, Marshall Police said. ...

Mark King — social worker

Local News

MINNEOTA — The transition process from independent living to nursing home care is almost always a challenge, and no one knows that better than nursing home social workers like Mark King. As the social worker for the Minneota Manor Nursing Home for almost 30 years, King helps to guide ...

Enrollment

Local News

Granite Falls resident Mary McGuire worked at several jobs through the years before deciding she wanted to pursue a nursing career. McGuire's career strategy led her to enroll at Minnesota West Community and Technical College and taking online courses. She did on-site clinical nursing ...

New Horizons kicks off awareness campaign

Local News

MARSHALL — Durable denim and sidewalk chalk will play important roles in the 2019 Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign conducted locally by New Horizons Crisis Center. New Horizons will kick off its campaign as of Monday, with the goal to raise public awareness about sexual violence and ...

Murray County declares flood emergency

Local News

CURRIE — Murray County became the second area county in less than a week to declare a weather-related state of emergency. County commissioners met Thursday in a special emergency meeting at the county government center in Slayton to make the declaration. It was approved within 10 minutes, ...

Lynd School science fair

Local News

Lynd seventh grader Payton Swanson explains a “Mentos Reaction” to a judge Friday morning at the annual science fair for sixth- through eighth-graders. Swanson plopped a roll of Mentos candy into five different carbonated beverages to see which would achieve the biggest reaction. She found ...

cottonwood tree falls

Local News

The rushing Redwood River near Lynd took out a mighty Cottonwood tree this week near a bridge on County Road 5.

Trump issues new permit for stalled Keystone XL pipeline

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an apparent bid to kick-start the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline, President Donald Trump on Friday issued a new presidential permit for the project — two years after he first approved it and more than a decade after it was first proposed. Trump said the permit ...

Trump’s Fed pick worries economists, rallies conservatives

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s latest pick to help lead the Federal Reserve has received a rocky reception — with top economists raising several red flags about whether Stephen Moore is qualified to be a governor of the world’s most influential central bank. Moore is a ...

S&P 500 posts biggest quarterly gain in a decade; Lyft soars

Business

Stocks finished broadly higher on Friday as Wall Street closed out the first quarter with the market’s biggest gain in nearly a decade. The benchmark S&P 500 index is now up 13.1 percent this year, a drastic turnaround for stocks after a jarring 14 percent sell-off in the last three ...

Crime-Accidents

News of Record

Crime BALATON — A 27-year-old man was cited for an instruction permit violation at 10:24 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 91 and U.S. Highway 14, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — A 19-year-old man was cited for possession of a small amount ...

Checking out the possibilities

Features

CANBY In a lot of ways, Wabasso graduate Tanner Johnson is the ideal poster boy for the diesel program at Minnesota West Community and Technical School in Canby. Johnson is a natural at taking equipment apart and putting it back together. He’s enjoyed working with his hands for as long as ...

Marshall Council to decide on permit for dog treat business

Local News

MARSHALL — The Marshall Planning Commission meeting Thursday was standing-room only. More than 50 people crowded into the council chambers at the city hall building for a public hearing on a permit that would allow a pet treat business to operate in the former County Fair supermarket. The ...