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Former Granite Falls resident preparing for hurricane

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ORLANDO, Florida — A former rural Granite Falls resident described her preparations for Hurricane Irma during an interview with a Marshall radio station that aired Thursday. Kristie Syring, who now lives in Orlando, Florida, told Marshall Radio that bottled drinking water was the hardest ...

Ghent church sends relief to Houston

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GHENT — The Rev. Pedro Monterroso of Igesia Cristiana Rayo De Luz, Inc. of Ghent reports that its ministry is working on sending relief to victims of Hurricane Harvey. A group of church members left Tuesday evening in one of the church vans and a flatbed, plus a donated school bus filled ...

Crime and Accidents for Sept. 8

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MARSHALL — A patio door was broken and a screen was cut in an incident reported at 5:55 a.m. Thursday on the 200 block of West Saratoga Street, Marshall Police said. TRACY — A domestic incident was reported at 12:19 a.m. Thursday on the 100 block of East Morgan Street, Tracy Police ...

Lyon County appoints liaison to LPRW Board

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MARSHALL — Lyon County commissioners got good news this week about their request to have a liaison to the Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water Board. While there were still some questions as to how the arrangement would work, commissioners decided to choose a county representative, and continue the ...

Lyon County approves 2018 preliminary levy

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MARSHALL — With more details now available to them, members of the Lyon County Board took another look at a budget and levy proposal for 2018 on Tuesday. County commissioners had positive reactions to the budget process this year, and voted to approve a preliminary levy that would be an ...

A family affair

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MARSHALL — Friday is a big celebration day for the Bisbee Plumbing and Heating family. Scott Williams will be celebrating 50th birthdays for himself and his brother-in-law, CJ Mortier. It’s also the anniversary for Bisbee Plumbing. Bisbee Plumbing and Heating is hosting a 50th anniversary ...

Freiss puts cross-section of photo styles on display

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MARSHALL — When he got a digital camera a couple of years ago, Chuck Freiss of Marshall was a little unsure. “It sat for six months before I touched it,” he said. According to a news release from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, “although learning about digital cameras and ...

Crime for Sept. 7

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TRACY — An incident described as all other was reported at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday on the 100 block of 3rd Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. TRACY — An incident described as all other was reported at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday on the 300 block of Morgan Street, Tracy ...

Emerald Ash Borers

Ag and Extension

The final mad dash to the finish line is upon us in the vegetable garden. The last of the sweet corn is being put away for the year, and we are trying to keep up with a robust crop of tomatoes. It seems that the plants are putting all their energy into getting it all done all at one time. As we ...

Lyon County approves funding veterans’ memorial in Marshall

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MARSHALL — Just three weeks after granting a funding request for a veterans’ memorial in Minneota, Lyon County commissioners received — and approved — a second request. This time, $15,000 in county funding would go toward construction of a memorial planned for downtown Marshall. On ...

Livestock lost in Russell barn fire

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RUSSELL — A barn was destroyed in an early Tuesday morning fire near Russell, the Russell Fire Department said. While there were no human injuries reported, there were livestock lost in the fire, said Russell Fire Chief Mark DeBeer. “The building was a total loss,” DeBeer said. The ...

Marshall School Board gets update on enrollment

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MARSHALL — At the Marshall School Board meeting on Tuesday, Superintendent Scott Monson said the district is likely looking at another significant increase in student enrollment — and the challenges that come with that student growth. Though it’s the start of the school year and a lot ...

Driving Miss Daisy

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MARSHALL — Evan Petersen has been driving “Miss Daisy” across the nation for more than a million miles. For 10-1/2 years, the truck driver from rural Marshall has taken his golden lab he named Miss Daisy around the country driving his 2014 Freightliner semi truck with refrigerator ...

Contractor for Lime Lake Park restroom project approved

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SLAYTON — Murray County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the low bid for the Lime Lake Park restroom project. Parks Manager Justin Hoffman opened bids from two bidders with Doom Cuypers Construction submitting the low bid for $46,678. Hoffman added that $40,000 has been ...

Crime for Sept. 6

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MARSHALL — An adult male was arrested for driving after revocation in a traffic incident reported at 11:54 p.m. Monday at the intersection of East College Drive and South Hill Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An adult female was cited for not having a valid Minnesota driver’s ...

Crime/Accidents

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MARSHALL — A Marshall woman, 36, was arrested for shoplifting in a theft incident reported at 7:13 p.m. Sunday on the 1200 block of Susan Drive, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A Ghent man, 37, was arrested for domestic assault at the request of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office in an ...

On this Date

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In 1774: The first Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia. In 1793: The Reign of Terror began during the French Revolution as the National Convention instituted harsh measures to repress counter-revolutionary activities. In 1836: Sam Houston was elected president of the Republic of ...

In the Know

Public Notices

Road construction to begin wednesday on Marshall streets The contractor, Duininck, Inc., will begin construction Wednesday with bituminous milling. The contractor will be requiring no parking on the streets to be milled and overlayed. Milling is scheduled to begin on Wednesday and the ...