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How Trump’s latest China tariffs could squeeze US consumers

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest tariffs President Donald Trump plans to impose on Chinese goods would cost U.S. households an average of $200 a year, some economists estimate, and would start to bite consumers and retailers just as the holiday shopping season begins. That cost would come on ...

S&P 500 posts its worst week of 2019 as trade tensions flare

Business

Investors rattled by President Donald Trump’s latest escalation in his trade war with China drove another round of selling on Wall Street Friday. The latest losses marked the fifth straight drop for the S&P 500 and the worst week of the year for the market just seven days after the ...

Crime

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 41-year-old man was arrested for controlled substance DWI, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and open bottle at 11:25 p.m. Thursday on the 200 block of Athens Avenue, Marshall Police said. The man was placed on a 12-hour hold, Police said. ...

A mission of love

Features

They were there on a mission — but the trip that a group of Marshall area residents made to Guatemala this summer was something that also changed their perspectives. “I think we’re all feeling it right now,” Ron Stevens said. But the journey was worth it, added Lauren Mellenthin, ...

‘Growing regional hub’

Local News

MARSHALL — A visitor coming back to Marshall after being gone for even a couple years will likely not recognize the old Kmart shopping area along Minnesota Highway 23. There is the relatively newly-built GuidePoint Pharmacy building, the Avera Marshall clinic and now the former Kmart ...

Folk music that ‘gets to the heart’

Local News

Folk/Americana musician and entertainer Dennis Warner says he has “a way of writing music that gets to the heart.” Warner plans to play some of those type of songs “that you can relate to” when performing Saturday during the Benton-Fremont Days at the Hole-in-the-Mountain County Park ...

Educating and enforcing new law

Local News

MARSHALL — Beware, Lyon County Sheriff Eric Wallen said law enforcement is now looking for people utilizing their phones while driving. The Hands Free Law took effect in Minnesota on Thursday. According to HandsFreeMN.org, the new law allows a driver to use their cell phone to make calls, ...

Brau Bros. growing with the craft beer industry

Local News

MARSHALL — Dustin Brau walked toward the tap room inside Brau Brothers Brewing Co. for a photo shoot. “Want me to grab a beer?” he asked. “I'm good at beer holding,” he said before a short laugh. After pouring a beer from the tap room he made his way into the large brewhouse ...

Crime and Accidents for Aug. 2

News of Record

GARVIN — Theft of water hoses was reported at 8:18 p.m. Wednesday on the 2400 block of Lyon County Road 54, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said. MARSHALL — Parties in a domestic incident reported at 5:33 p.m. Wednesday on the 200 block of West Redwood Street were separated, Marshall ...

100 years of popping corn

Local News

GRANITE FALLS — One-hundred years ago, Aug. 1, 1919, the Ernston family opened the popcorn stand that still operates in Granite Falls to this day. Today the Granite Falls Kiwanis Club is holding a celebration to commemorate the 100th year anniversary. The event is from 5-9:30 p.m. “We ...

Daniels to serve as interim city admin in Tracy

Local News

TRACY — Kris Ambuehl’s resignation as city administrator was accepted by the Tracy City Council on Tuesday, but he will be helping out the city for at least few more months. Ambuehl sent his letter of resignation to city council members Monday morning after accepting a job with the city of ...

Lincoln County Fair opens with outstanding senior citizen

Local News

TYLER — The Lincoln County Fair opens tonight with the presentation of the outstanding senior citizen and the 4-H fashion revue. Both events start at 7 p.m at the outdoor free stage. The fair starts to heat up on Friday with several events, starting with the Prairie Ecology Bus from 1-7 ...

Crime for Aug. 1

News of Record

MARSHALL — A report was sent to Human Services in an incident reported at 11:12 p.m. Tuesday on the 1100 block of Paris Road, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 39-year-old man was arrested on a Mille Lacs County warrant at 6:54 p.m. Tuesday on the 200 block of East Main Street, ...

Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Growers and their checkoffs are hosting a “Farmers Share” breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. “We want to raise awareness of the actual monetary amount farmers receive,” said Tim Jerzak, president of the Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Growers Association. “It is important for us to share our story and connect consumers with producers.” The breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, eggs and a drink, all for 35 cents to replicate the amount a farmer actually receives. This event is open to all ages and is done in part with the Lincoln County Fair and the Lincoln County 4-H. “We welcome everyone to come out to the county fair and support our area farmers and county 4-H program,” Jerzak said. “We look forward to sharing our message while supporting our youth program through the Lincoln County 4-H.” The Lincoln County Corn & Soybean Growers Association is affiliated with the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, which oversees the investment of soybean checkoff dollars on behalf of the nearly 28,000 farmers in Minnesota. The Council is governed by the rules of a federally mandated checkoff program that requires all soybean producers pay a fee on the soybeans they sell. Checkoff dollars are used to promote, educate and develop market opportunities for soybeans.

Ag and Extension

Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Growers and their checkoffs are hosting a “Farmers Share” breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. “We want to raise awareness of the actual monetary amount farmers receive,” said Tim Jerzak, president of the Lincoln County ...

MN Soybean showcasing innovation at 2019 Farmfest

Ag and Extension

The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) and the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) are laying out the blueprints for innovation throughout the state. The dual organizations will be highlighting their product developments and various successes in booth #620 ...

The Master Gardner program

Ag and Extension

The Lyon County Master Gardener program is always looking for area residents to join our group and volunteer as a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener volunteer. We will soon be taking applications for the program. We can really use your skills that you have as a gardener or even ...

‘Dedicated to Extension’

Local News

MARSHALL — Marquita Banks was among the first of many to know that Bob Byrnes was likely to play an important role in Lyon County Extension and the University of Minnesota Extension Service. Banks was a member of Byrnes’ Lyon County interview committee in the late 1970s. The interview was ...

Marshall Schools to give update on building project

Local News

MARSHALL — This spring, Marshall voters approved a referendum to build a new elementary school and building updates at other Marshall schools. But passing the vote was just the first part of the work, school district staff say. Members of the public will have a chance to learn about the ...

Small fire put out at Marshall High School gym

Local News

MARSHALL — A piece of equipment used in sanding the Marshall High School gymnasium floor was the source of a fire Monday night and early Tuesday morning, school officials and the Marshall Fire Department said. The fire didn’t cause much damage to the building, but the school district ...