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RTR chooses new school site

Local News

TYLER — The location wasn’t on the table when the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District voted in February to build a new preK-12 school. But, school district officials said Wednesday, a new building site option from the city of Tyler had benefits over building on existing RTR property in ...

Archon Woodworks in Wood Lake shuts down

Local News

=WOOD LAKE — The past month has been a rough one for the community of Wood Lake and especially for the employees of Archon Woodworks, Inc., one of the largest businesses in the town of 439 residents. Between 50 and 60 employees were reportedly out of jobs at the Wood Lake facility after the ...

Beats concert to have African flavor

Local News

MARSHALL — Sixteen seniors are among the 85 Marshall Beats students who will present “The Nature of the Beats” 2019 percussion program on Saturday and Sunday in the Marshall High School theater. Marshall Beats Director Eric Novosad said the 14th annual event focuses on an African kind ...

His conversion from Christianity to Judaism like homecoming

Local News

An AP Member Exchange shared by the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal of Tupelo TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Ron Baker converted from Christianity to Judaism at Temple B’Nai Israel in Tupelo way back in 1966, when he was 16 years old. These days, the 69-year-old Baker lives part time in ...

Crime for March 29

News of Record

MARSHALL — A report was forwarded to the city attorney for consideration of assault and disorderly conduct charges against a 26-year-old woman and a 43-year-old woman, in an incident reported at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, Marshall Police said. MINNEOTA — A suspicious incident was reported at ...

Dog treat company looks at former County Fair property

Local News

MARSHALL — The former County Fair supermarket building in Marshall may have found a new owner — a pet treat company looking for a place to produce and package their treats. However, it would take a conditional use permit from the city before Chasing Our Tails could get to work at the ...

Kids feeding children

Local News

MARSHALL — A child dies every six seconds because of hunger and related causes, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. That’s nearly 16,000 deaths each day. Building on the mission work started when Kids Against Hunger founder Richard Proudfit returned from a ...

Mark Greenwood — teacher

Local News

LYND — After graduating from Lynd High School in 1969, Mark Greenwood came back to teach in Lynd in 1977 after a short stint in the service and college at Southwest State. “It was like home to me,” he said. Greenwood grew up in Marshall and moved to Lynd with his family when he was a ...

Nicole Luck — postmaster

Local News

WALNUT GROVE — Anyone who works on Main Street in Walnut Grove and has a view of the post office sees many of the same people almost every day. They stop to get their mail at one of 203 boxes located in the front lobby. One of the most active times of the day is late morning, when ...

Troy Fiegen — fire department

Local News

WOOD LAKE — Troy Fiegen is a man who is passionate about everything he does, whether it’s working as an electrical contractor, pitching in to help non-profit organizations, serving as a technical rescue president and former fire chief or helping put a smile on people’s faces by taking the ...

Scott Pearson — many contributions

Local News

HENDRICKS — Scott Pearson is the kind of unsung hero every community needs. Not only has he been dedicated to the same job for 41 years, driven school bus for 37 years, been a city councilman for about 15 years and served as the local American Legion Commander for 12 years, Pearson ...

Crime for March 28

News of Record

MARSHALL — A report is pending on a suspicious incident reported at 2:54 p.m. Tuesday on the 600 block of West Main Street, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — An incident reported at 10:46 a.m. Tuesday on the 1400 block of South Fourth Street is under investigation, ...

All-american Selection Winners

Ag and Extension

According to the All-American Selection Winners website, “AAS is the only national, nonprofit plant trialing organization in North America. All-America Selections is an independent nonprofit organization that tests new, never-before-sold varieties for the home gardener. After a full season of ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

Women in Ag Network Spring Workshop in St. Cloud April 11 The University of Minnesota Extension Women in Ag Network’s spring workshop is scheduled for Thursday, April 11, at the St. Cloud Regional Extension Office, 3601 18th St. S. #113, St. Cloud. This half-day workshop will feature two ...

Locally-raised shrimp for sale

Local News

BALATON — The Balaton Bay Reef shrimp facility has been up and running for about a year. But until now, the public hadn’t had a chance to try the locally-raised seafood. On Tuesday afternoon, some of tru Shrimp’s first customers stopped by the company’s facility in Balaton to buy ...

SUV, truck collide on Hwy. 23, injures 2

Local News

LYON COUNTY — Two people were injured Tuesday morning in a crash involving an SUV and a truck near Camden State Park. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a Cottonwood man, 22-year-old Nicolas Marczak, was airlifted to Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls with life-threatening ...

Marshall extends state of emergency

Local News

MARSHALL — It was a first for the city of Marshall, officials said. With a large ice jam on the Redwood River near Victory Park on Saturday, the river started to overflow the city’s flood control weir, and into culverts running under Minnesota Highway 23. “It caused some nervousness, ...

YMC Board declares state of emergency

Local News

GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine County Board declared a county-wide state of emergency Tuesday in response to rising waters in the upper Minnesota River system. Commissioners approved the declaration at Tuesday’s regular board meeting with very little discussion. The measure will come ...

Mary Beech — school counselor

Local News

SLAYTON —Licensed school counselor Mary Beech has a complex job, but it’s one she’s sincerely passionate about at Murray County Central. As a result, she’s an unsung hero to many. Beech wears a lot of different hats and keeps extremely busy during the school year. For the past 15 ...