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So much in store …

October 22, 2016 The Lyon County Historical Museum has been transformed this month and is opening its doors today for everyone to see its new look. more »»

Taking on a classic comedy

October 22, 2016 SMSU?Theater Department to perform ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ MARSHALL — Alice Sycamore falls in love with a young man from her work. more »»

How much for Halloween

October 15, 2016 For some, Octobers' major holiday rivals December's in terms of outdoor decor When driving through town, any town, this time of year, one expects to see some either pleasant or scary yard... more »»

Lizzie’s story continues

October 15, 2016 Redwood Falls native releases the second and third book in historical fiction series MARSHALL — Minnesota author Gail Wood’s books may be geared for students in grades 3-7, yet she has a large... more »»

School pride

October 8, 2016 Marshall and Minneota are two proud high schools that pay close attention to its athletes of the past by honoring them, Hall-of Fame-style It started as a tradition of athletic excellence at a pai... more »»

An introduction to rural life

October 8, 2016 Dawson woman produces web series ‘Poems from the Field’ MARSHALL — After moving to the Dawson area from Chicago, Lauren K. Carlson learned to appreciate small town life. more »»

Meeting Laura

October 1, 2016 Traveling program brings Laura Ingalls Wilder fans an interactive perspective on her real-life experiences Area Laura Ingalls Wilder fans will get the whole pint — instead of just a “Half Pint”... more »»

All about the arts

September 24, 2016 Annual Meander: Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl gets underway Friday For artists, the annual Meander offers a chance to share their craft with visitors from around the state and beyond. more »»

Produce producers

September 17, 2016 Farm to School: Kim and Kerry Ruppert of rural Currie host local youth to give them insight on where some of their food comes from RURAL CURRIE The importance of knowing where your food comes fro... more »»

A timely show

September 17, 2016 SMSU theater to present ‘44 Plays for 44 Presidents’ MARSHALL — With the election just around the corner, the Southwest Minnesota State University Theater Department is presenting a show that looks... more »»

Distinctive domiciles

September 10, 2016 New homes are nice, but nothing beats the charm of Victorian homes. And there are plenty around the area to enjoy a glimpse of. more »»

Bringing the past to life

September 3, 2016 Many things are happening at Tracy’s Wheel’s Across the Prairie Museum, including live blacksmithing TRACY The Wheels Across the Prairie Museum in Tracy preserves pieces of area history, but... more »»

‘Ten: Five Five’

September 3, 2016 Royal Hettling’s account of his tour in Vietnam detailed in his new book In the first few pages of his book, Royal Hettling of Minneota tells about being 18, thinking about the people he grew up... more »»

On pillboxes, subs and the dungue fever

September 2, 2016 Editor’s Note: This is the third of a three-part series of stories about Stan Kindler. Kindler, a PFC in the U.S. more »»

Baby steps

August 27, 2016 It’s called Baby Play Date, and it has been proven to have far-reaching benefits for everyone involved MARSHALL Some things you never forget — such as how good it feels to hold a baby. more »»

Ted's story

August 27, 2016 His physical life derailed by a freak injury, Ted Stamp eventually moved on spiritually, as is detailed in his new boo. more »»


August 20, 2016 Women’s barbershop chorus has made some big changes in the last year With a new director and a new name, the area women’s barbershop chorus has a new outlook and is looking to grow. more »»

Marine recalls the landing at Tarawa

August 18, 2016 Editor’s Note: This is the first of a three-part series of stories about Stan Kindler. Kindler, a PFC in the U.S. more »»

A Marine’s memories

August 18, 2016 Editor’s Note: This is the second of a three-part series of stories about Stan Kindler. Kindler, a PFC in the U.. more »»

Jessie’s way

August 13, 2016 Faced with adversity following a 2014 car crash that left this standout high school athlete battered, broken and bruised, Jessie Nelson faced a future full of questions. more »»

Florence native pens first novel

August 13, 2016 MARSHALL — For her first attempt at writing a novel, Alberta Tolbert said the biggest challenge was writing from the point of view of a young girl. more »»



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Unleash the hounds!

September 29, 2016 This weekend is SMSU’s Homecoming. I’m wondering about the theme — “Mustangs Unleashed.” I’ve never heard of a horse being leashed, much less unleashed. A horse can be unbridled. more »

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