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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, ...

Electrical fire inside apartment displaces occupants

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MARSHALL — An electrical fire in the bathroom of one of the units at the RC Square Apartments on Wednesday night displaced the people living there. But because the fire was contained, neighboring units were able to keep heat and power in bitterly cold temperatures, the Marshall Fire ...

Connecting to fight human trafficking

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MARSHALL — With the month of January being observed as National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, local nonprofit agencies invited concerned community members to discuss the issue of exploitation in our community and to gauge the need and interest in creating a task force to develop a ...

Former Marshall CVB director arrested for probable cause theft

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

Crime for Feb. 1

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TRACY — An incident involving an intoxicated person was reported at 2:03 a.m. Thursday on the 500 block of Center Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — A 31-year-old male was cited for a probation violation at 5:16 p.m. Wednesday on the 500 block of ...

Two arrested and charged in New Ulm drug bust

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The Brown/Lyon/Redwood/Renville Drug Task Force executed a search warrant in the city of New Ulm on Jan. 19 that led to the arrest of Stephanie Kay Tisdell and Zachariah Scott Tisdell. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office and New Ulm Police Department assisted in the execution of the search ...

Extreme cold lingers, but could be gone by the weekend

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MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota entered another day of frigid wind chills, which closed schools and even some businesses on Wednesday. While temperatures around Marshall were warming up a little, they still didn’t get above zero, according to the National Weather Service. Weather ...

Frigid temps send Marshall residents indoors

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MARSHALL — With temperatures dropping as low as 29 degrees below zero, and wind chills approaching 60 below zero, the past couple of days haven’t been a good time to step outside. Local schools cancelled class, a number of community events were postponed, and even some businesses closed up ...

Karen advocacy group closing office

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MARSHALL — An office that has helped a refugee group transition to living in the Marshall area is closing today. Karen Organization of Minnesota office has been set up in the Twin Cities to assist the Karen population in Minnesota (about 17,000). In addition, many have moved to rural ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 31

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MARSHALL — A report is not complete on an incident reported at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday on the 2600 block of Lyon County Road 8, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — A 24-year-old female was cited for failing to obey a traffic signal at 7:36 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection ...

Hobby Lobby to open store in Marshall

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MARSHALL — Marshall area residents asked for a Hobby Lobby store and their wish has been granted. Hobby Lobby is set to share retail space with Ashley Furniture in the former Kmart building along Minnesota Highway 23. “Hobby Lobby officials are excited to bring their store to the Marshall ...

Mail left in the cold

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MARSHALL — When it’s too cold to deliver the mail, you know things are serious. The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that delivery operations are being suspended today in areas affected by extreme cold and deteriorating weather conditions. There will be no postal delivery today in ...

Wilder Museum in WG lands ‘Little House’ artifacts

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WALNUT GROVE — Three highly prized collectors items from the “Little House on the Prairie” television series have permanent homes in Walnut Grove thanks to successful bidding in online auctions. The Wilder Museum of Walnut Grove purchased a cast photo signed by the cast and owned by ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 30

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MARSHALL — A 37-year-old male was cited for permit violation in an incident reported at 5:55 p.m. Monday on the 1200 block of East College Drive, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — Credit card fraud reported at 10:25 a.m. Monday in Marshall is under investigation, ...

Too cool for school

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MARSHALL — Get ready for a brutal blast of freezing weather Wednesday and Thursday. “Extreme cold will impact the Marshall area through Thursday,” said Andrew Kalin, National Weather Service meteorologist at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, office, “The coldest conditions will be ...

Historic landmark on the market

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COTTONWOOD — One of the foremost historical landmarks in Lyon County is part of the local real estate listings. Steve and Robin Alm of Cottonwood, who have owned the historic Norseth House for 10 years, decided it was time to put the house on the market. Steve, a retired Cottonwood city ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 29

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MARSHALL — A 26-year-old male was cited for speeding in an incident reported at noon Sunday on the 1200 block of East College Drive, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 39-year-old female was cited for driving after revocation and no insurance in an incident reported at 1:05 p.m. Sunday ...

A good day for ice fishing

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LAKE BENTON — Hundreds of fish houses were scattered around Lake Benton as more than 450 people braved the cold, blustery conditions to take part in the Lake Benton Sportsman’s Club 5th annual Ice Fishing Tournament on Saturday. More than 550 fish were already registered with an hour ...