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Bringing plants indoors

Ag and Extension

As we have moved our houseplants indoors for the winter (along with ourselves), we can still turn on some creative juices to keep gardening throughout the winter months. I am sure that you may still be moving some plants around to see where they will fit best in your home and have thoughts ...

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Ag and Extension

Manure from Iowa dairy farm blamed for deaths of 60K fish NEW VIENNA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are blaming a manure runoff from a dairy farm for killing about 60,000 fish in eastern Iowa. The farm is situated about 3 miles east of New Vienna. The fish kill was reported Oct. 9 after fish ...

Breyfogle appears in court on gun charges

Local News

MARSHALL — A rural Marshall man arrested after a weekend incident where shots were fired on West Main Street made his first appearance in court. Daniel Nathan Breyfogle, 31, appeared in custody in Lyon County District Court on Tuesday. Breyfogle was charged with second degree assault, ...

YMC Board OKs $12,000 to turn lights on at Clarkfield gym

Local News

GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine County Board unanimously approved a request to spend $12,000 to “turn on the lights” at the old Clarkfield School gym. “It’s really deteriorated except for the west portions,” Clarkfield City Administrator Amanda Luepke told the board last ...

Residents asked to speak out on Community Services

Local News

MARSHALL — There are a lot of things that fall under the umbrella of Marshall Community Services. There are educational and recreational programs, but MCS is also involved with Marshall parks and trails, local access cable programming, and a lot more. And the best way to keep improving ...

Trick-or-treating in Marshall

Local News

Photo by Jody Isaackson Alexander Perez, 9, and Armando Perez , 10, of Tyler visited the Lyon County Museum dressed as Mario and Pikachu. They were picking out pages to color for the Halloween event Tuesday.

Crime and Accidents for Nov. 1

News of Record

TRACY — A suspicious incident was reported at 12:04 a.m. Tuesday on the 100 block of Morgan Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — An adult male was cited for failure to provide proof of insurance and not having a valid Minnesota driver’s license ...

Dayton thanks farmers for buffer law compliance

Local News

MARSHALL — Immediately after Gov. Mark Dayton thanked Minnesota farmers for coming to 95 percent compliance with the buffer regulations by the Nov. 1 deadline, a state lawmaker representing southwest Minnesota suggested a rebellion is still brewing over the law. “People in the southwest ...

Tasting the local flavors

Local News

MARSHALL — You could fill your plate with a little of just about every dish you could think of — from soup, to scampi and dessert — and still come back for more. Luckily, that was the whole point of the evening at A Taste of Marshall. The annual event brought out a big crowd of people ...

Red Cross distributes free smoke detectors in Russell

Local News

RUSSELL — Red Cross Disaster Program Manager Kate Gorman and four volunteers canvassed the city of Russell Wednesday afternoon offering free smoke detectors to residents. The purpose of this event was to replace old or non-working smoke detectors and to educate people on fire safety. They ...

A walk in the cemetery reveals four-time war hero

Local News

MARSHALL — War of 1812 military veteran George Mathews’ grave is easy to find at Marshall Cemetery located at North Bruce Street and Boxelder Avenue. It is a large, cream-colored headstone on the east side of one of the largest trees in the cemetery. The giant oak is known as the ...

Crime and Accidents for Oct. 31

News of Record

MARSHALL — A burglary reported at 5:48 p.m. Sunday on the 900 block of Country Club Drive is under investigation, Marshall Police said. RUSSELL — Parties in a domestic incident reported at 5:16 p.m. Sunday on the 200 block of East Lake Avenue were separated and counseled, the Lyon ...

Marshall residents subdue man with handgun

Local News

MARSHALL — A man with a gun was subdued by a group of Marshall residents, after an incident where shots were fired early Sunday morning, the Marshall Police Department said. The man was arrested, and police said the case will be referred to the Lyon County Attorney’s office for a formal ...

Two Minneota residents injured in crash

Local News

STEARNS COUNTY — Four people, including two Minneota residents, were injured in a two-vehicle crash reported at 2:59 p.m. Saturday west of Richmond the Minnesota State Patrol said. A 2010 GMC driven by Pamela Rae Gregor, 52, of Minneota, was traveling eastbound on Minnesota Highway 23, ...

Miller hopes to bring ‘fresh voice’ in U.S. House race

Local News

MARSHALL — Minnesotans are looking for change from their legislators, Tim Miller said. And that’s something he hopes to be able to offer as a U.S. Representative. “I think it’s time for a fresh voice,” Miller, a current Minnesota state legislator, said of his decision to run for ...

Putting on the finishing touches

Local News

There were plenty of opportunities for costumes, candy, and kids’ activities in Marshall over the weekend. Several local organizations and churches held Halloween and fall harvest festivities. During the Marshall Area YMCA’s Halloween event on Saturday, Christian Verschelde had a mask ...

Pheasants Forever mentored hunt draws youths from around state

Local News

By Deb Gau dgau@marshallindependent.com LYON COUNTY — The tall grass was quiet, except for the rustling where the line of young hunters and their mentors were walking through. Everyone was looking for the signs that one of their group’s dogs had found a pheasant. “Keep an eye on ...

Poll: Most have little fear of robots taking jobs

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans believe their jobs, and the jobs of those they live with, are safe from automation — at least for the next decade, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. And more than half think automation could make their work ...

Confusion coming with California’s legal marijuana

Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ready or not, California kicks off recreational marijuana sales on Jan. 1. And, mostly, it's not. Los Angeles and San Francisco are among many cities still struggling to fashion local rules for pot shops and growers. Without the regulations, there could be limited options ...

Avera now among newest members of American Well Exchange

Business

American Well, the leading telehealth company, announced that its award-winning online health care marketplace, the Exchange, has continued to expand with the addition of providers from Avera. Avera currently offers telehealth video visits 24 hours a day through its application, AveraNow, ...