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Minneota, Wabasso true champions

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No matter what happens Saturday morning at U.S. Bank Stadium, a southwest Minnesota high school football team will be crowned Class A champion. Minneota faces Wabasso in the title game. Both teams have been outstanding this season, dominating their opponents game after game. The communities of Minneota and Wabasso have supported their teams throughout the season. Minneota resident Amy Lozinski told the Independent that the community, high school students and players “come together as one big team.” Minneota High School Principal Joe Fulton also told the Independent that two charter buses and three regular school buses were filled with players, students and community members travelled for the semi-final game. No matter the results Saturday, both teams and their communities are champions.

Contributions by outstanding refugees

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Two Marshall residents were honored by the Minnesota Department of Human Services as part of its Outstanding Refugee awards. They are nominated and recognized for their contributions to the state. Sadia Salah, the co-owner of the Hindi Store was nominated because “their business supports the local economy by providing a place where residents can purchase items that would otherwise be purchased outside of the community. Hsa Daw Mu, a parent student connector for Marshall Public Schools helps 100 families and recently completed a rigorous translation course which “better enabled him to bridge the communication gap within the greater Marshall community.

Contributions by outstanding refugees

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Lyon County Commissioners on Tuesday struggled to approve the amended buffer zone ordinance. The confliction showed in a 3-2 vote. The ordinance aligns with the state of Minnesota’s unpopular regulation requiring up to 50 feet of vegetation along public waterways. There was a disagreement involving the definition of landowners and managers to be held responsible for compliance and non-compliance fees.

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