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Flu hits hard... and early

December 20, 2014 MARSHALL — Flu, flu and more flu. The incidence of flu has risen recently in schools and health care facilities, officials say, and they are asking community members to stay home if they are sick. more »»

Pioneerland board meets about Ranum

December 20, 2014 MARSHALL — News that the former director of the Plum Creek Library System may have misused the system’s credit card has led to further discussions among members of the governing board of the... more »»

LSP: Crop insurance a barrier for beginning farmers

December 20, 2014 SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA — In a report published last week, the Land Stewardship Project cited the U.. more »»

38+2 ride hits marshall

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Holiday fun in Lynd

December 20, 2014 LYND — Lynd School was brimming with excitement as students and staff celebrated the holidays together Friday, the final day before Christmas vacation. more »»

For young motorists, the drive for safety

December 19, 2014 MARSHALL — Teens looking to get their hands on that beloved driver’s permit will have some familiar classmates starting Jan. 1. more »»

On the FastTRAC

December 19, 2014 SW Minnesota is partner in Disability Employment Initiative Project MARSHALL — Most people living on Social Security disability benefits are living in poverty and would like to work, say officials... more »»

New beds for the holiday

December 19, 2014 Photo by Deb Gau Slumberland Furniture in Marshall teamed up with members of Living Word Church on Thursday evening to help provide new mattresses and box springs to area families in need. more »»

MMU budget review to continue in January

December 18, 2014 MARSHALL — Budget discussions for 2015 were part of a meeting of the Marshall Municipal Utilities Commission this week. more »»

Making snowshoes at HRS

December 18, 2014 Photo by Anna Haecherl-Smith Seventh-graders Meg Stevens and Jack Wolbaum, foreground, and Ethan VanHauwaert and Camryn Leary, background, bind together branches for their snowshoe frames during... more »»

ACC Xmas party

December 18, 2014 Photo by Anna Haecherl-Smith Bev Butman, Fran Scherer, Mike Lozinski and Pauline Wiener play a round of cards during the Adult Community Center’s Christmas party on Wednesday. more »»

Holiday cheer

December 18, 2014 Photo by Deb Gau Members of the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra gave a special holiday performance Wednesday night, as part of the “Holiday Cheer!” concert held at Holy Redeemer Church. more »»

Dance team in Willmar

December 18, 2014 Submitted photo The Marshall varsity jazz dance and kick teams both took second place at the Willmar Invitational on Tuesday. more »»

Reception at Hamilton

December 18, 2014 Photo by Karin Elton It was a happy occasion for visitors at Hamilton Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon. more »»

Lyon County Board discusses libraries

December 17, 2014 MARSHALL — Area libraries were one focus of a busy agenda at Tuesday’s meeting of the Lyon County Board. more »»

Yes, it’s winter: Ice and wind bring power outages to SW Minnesota

December 17, 2014 SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA — Some area residents were without power Monday night and into Tuesday after ice-covered power lines and high winds moved through the region. more »»

A silent impact

December 17, 2014 GRANITE FALLS — “Silent Impact” author Joe Schmit recently spent a day with Yellow Medicine East students, sharing his positive message of influence through purpose, persistence and passion. more »»

Wedding at the museum

December 17, 2014 Submitted photo Wilma Skar-Jones and Isaac Vermeersch were married by Judge George Harrelson on Sunday at the Lyon County Museum. more »»

Marshall School Board certifies 2015 levy

December 16, 2014 MARSHALL — Members of the Marshall School Board certified a 2015 levy Monday evening, during their last regular meeting of the year. Board members unanimously approved a levy of about $6. more »»

A holiday-brightener

December 16, 2014 MARSHALL — Working far from home during the holidays is no fun, but some soldiers stationed in the Persian Gulf got a little respite from the heat and sand recently. more »»

MACS concert

December 16, 2014 Photo by Karin Elton Marshall Area Christian School preschoolers sat while their teacher Cindy Prins addressed the audience during their annual Christmas concert Monday morning. more »»


Dec. 22-23 December 22, 2014

TodayCommunity Transit Hours:5:45 a.m.-9 p.m.SW MN Arts Council Gallery8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m., 114 N. 3rd St., Marshall.Household HazardousWaste Facility open8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Public Works Building, Marshall. Call 532-8210 for more info. more »

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