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SMSU hires new Provost

May 22, 2015 UNI Dean of College of Education tabbed to replace Weatherby MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University announced Thursday that Dr. Dwight C. more »»

Plenty in store for the 2nd floor

May 22, 2015 MARSHALL — What’s going on in the second floor of the Lyon County Museum? Many people by now have seen the first floor, which includes the permanent ice cream shop and heritage room along with... more »»

MMU to consider new rate for industrial customer

May 21, 2015 MARSHALL — Future plans for one of Marshall’s biggest users of electricity could also have implications for Marshall Municipal Utilities, MMU staff said Wednesday night. more »»

Business as usual

May 21, 2015 MARSHALL — Eleven students from Marshall High School were among approximately 5,600 students and advisers who recently attended the 2015 Business Professionals of America National Leadership... more »»

A day at FCA camp

May 21, 2015 Photo by Jenny Kirk With huddle leader Ana Schwarz, right, holding the inflated football, camper Anna Brusven attempts to kick it over the soccer goal as her teammates look on during the Dog Patch... more »»

Dayton says ‘Drake’s Law’ could resurface in special session

May 20, 2015 MARSHALL — When told that “Drake’s Law” stalled in a senate committee this past weekend, not only did Gov. Mark Dayton express shock, he said he will push to get it included in special session talk. more »»

3 men tied to Hively incident appear in court

May 20, 2015 MARSHALL — Three men charged in connection with the deaths of a Lyon County couple made separate appearances in Lyon County District Court on Tuesday morning. more »»

County calls for special meeting on road funding

May 20, 2015 MARSHALL — Time is getting shorter for Lyon County Board members to make a decision on how to pay for future road and bridge construction projects. more »»

Church work

May 20, 2015 Photo by Per Peterson Workers from Krause Konstruction Co. In. more »»

Sen.: ‘Drake’s Law’ needs more work

May 19, 2015 Committee, bill’s House author have different interpretation of bill MARSHALL — A Minnesota senator told the Independent on Monday that neither he, nor the committee that was next up to continue th... more »»

Hansen new school board member at RTR

May 19, 2015 TYLER — The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School Board’s vacant seat was filled Monday night after being empty for three months. more »»

MPS Board gets facilities project update

May 19, 2015 MARSHALL — A number of updates were given in a variety of areas, including a facilities project update, at the Marshall Public School Board meeting on Monday. more »»

PHOTO: Ready to ride

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'Drake's Law' will have to wait another year

May 18, 2015 Legislation stripped out of omnibus public safety bill MARSHALL — Momentum has been on the side of “Drake’s Law” for months, but the bill stalled this weekend and will not be included this year’s... more »»

Saturday soaker

May 18, 2015 SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA — Saturday morning’s thunderstorms put a damper on graduation parties and outdoor events in the region and ignited severe weather north of Lyon County. more »»

Marshall Girls Staters

May 18, 2015 Monica Timmerman, left, and Bethany Zeug will be attending Minnesota Girls State, representing the Marshall American Legion Auxiliary Unit 113. more »»

ON THE AGENDA: Lyon County Board / Marshall School Board

May 18, 2015 Marshall Public School Board When 5:30 p.m. more »»

The future awaits

May 16, 2015 MARSHALL — Student speakers during the 127th annual Marshall High School commencement encouraged their fellow graduates to chase their dreams, do amazing things, be part of the changes in the world... more »»

With purpose

May 16, 2015 Minneota High School’s Jade Moorse is ready for the next step in her life MINNEOTA — It’s going to be a big day, Jade Moorse said. more »»

Group focuses on how to help Karen population

May 15, 2015 MARSHALL — Marshall will benefit from helping our newest residents — the Karen — acculturate and thriv. more »»



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