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Learning how to help out

Local News

MARSHALL — Sixteen million people across Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan need food, water and medical treatment, according to BBC.com. Connie Knott, a West Side Elementary teacher who lives in Walnut Grove, has taken preliminary steps to form a group to help the people in dire need ...

Works by New Ulm artist on display at MAFAC

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MARSHALL — Dana Miller loves to travel and that passion serves as inspiration for her artwork, whether it’s the mountains or the colorful desert. Miller’s exhibit, Color Journey, is on display through May 26 at the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council’s arts center. More than anything, ...

Crime and Accidents for May 13

News of Record

MINNEOTA — Theft of a gun reported at 10:53 a.m. Thursday on the 1700 block of 370th Street is under investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. BALATON — A DeSmet, S.D. woman was cited for speeding in an incident reported at 1:59 p.m. Thursday on the 1800 block of U.S. ...

A day for art

Features

GRANITE FALLS If they weren’t artists when they walked in — they were when they walked out. Students from six area schools got a chance May 3 to sample four areas of art and bring home their creations. The day is funded through the Yellow Medicine Integration Collaborative and involves ...

Farmers lobby for health care

Local News

MARSHALL — Paul Sobocinski is working hard to get the word out that Minnesota legislators need to save the MinnesotaCare insurance, its portal and the services it offers from the budget cuts that are being proposed. As a farmer and the program organizer for the Land Stewardship Project, ...

RTR school board seeks new interim superintendent

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TYLER — The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (RTR) School Board met briefly Wednesday evening to discuss options for locating a new interim superintendent. Current interim superintendent Dick Orcutt told the board he hadn’t planned on serving this long. “I thought I’d be done by September ...

We got the beat

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Photo by Deb Gau Preschoolers at Lynd School got with the beat Thursday afternoon, during a spring concert. For part of the show, the kids played shaker instruments along with the music, and audience members joined them in singing a marching song.

Fire destroys auto business in Ivanhoe

Local News

IVANHOE — A fire reported in the early hours of Friday morning destroyed an auto shop in Ivanhoe, and took the efforts of several fire departments to put out, the Ivanhoe Fire Department said. A structure fire was reported at an Ivanhoe automotive business on Railroad Street, around ...

Crime for May 12

News of Record

MARSHALL — Two citations were issued for parking violations reported between 2:05 and 2:11 a.m. Thursday, Marshall Police said. The parking violations were reported on West Lyon Street, Police said. MARSHALL — A Marshall man, 23, was cited for having no proof of insurance in a traffic ...

Marshall Council approves bonding for city street projects

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MARSHALL — On Tuesday, members of the Marshall City Council approved bonding that will help make some planned street projects possible — including reconstruction of the access road passing by the former Kmart building in town. After a public hearing, council members voted to approve a ...

Marshall OKs zoning for shrimp production

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MARSHALL — The city of Marshall will be updating its zoning ordinances to allow aquaculture — specifically, shrimp farming — on agricultural land. It’s a move that could help pave the way for a shrimp production facility in Marshall. The ordinance change was the focus of a short ...

Fun with science

Local News

MARSHALL — Nearly 1,100 students had the opportunity to explore various topics throughout the day while attending the 23rd annual Science and Nature Conference on Wednesday at Southwest Minnesota State University. The annual event is presented by Southwest West Central Service Cooperative ...

Legislature ‘brutal’ toward Minnesota environment

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MARSHALL — The current legislative session has been “brutal” toward the environment, longtime Minneapolis Star Tribune outdoors columnist Dennis Anderson said during a discussion about conservation in the region inside the Marshall-Lyon County Library Tuesday. The event was part of a ...

YMC Board OKs inmate work-release contract

Local News

GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine County Board approved a two-year contract with Sentence-to-Service (STS) at its Tuesday meeting, hinging on a legislative word change. STS Crew Leader Mike Martin was on hand to present the contract that will be effective July 2017 through June 2019. ...

Crime and Accidents for May 11

News of Record

MARSHALL — A Ralston, Neb., business was cited for a parking violation at 2:16 a.m. Wednesday on the 200 block of West Lyon Street, Marshall Police said. MINNEOTA — An animal complaint was reported at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday on the 200 block of East 5th Street, Minneota Police said. No ...

Courts for May 11

News of Record

MARSHALL — Raymond Michael Alu, 36, of Marshall, appeared in Lyon County District Court April 18 on two counts of domestic assault charges, disorderly conduct and possession of a hypodermic needle. A complaint alleges Alu assaulted a person in Marshall on April 18. A hearing was set for May ...

The story of the apple tree

Ag and Extension

Today we will play a little game called, what is wrong with this picture. If you look at the picture that is present with this garden column today, you will see something wrong with the tree. First a brief history of the tree…if your first guess is that it is an apple tree that is flowering, ...

Ag Briefs

Ag and Extension

MN CREP sign-up begins Monday Landowners have a new option to protect their environmentally sensitive cropland with the introduction of the Minnesota Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (MN CREP). The kick-off for the MN CREP continuous sign-up begins May 15. MN CREP is a voluntary ...