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Library board no closer to answers on legal obligations

July 15, 2014 MARSHALL — The aftereffects of the Marshall-Lyon County Library’s decision to withdraw from the Plum Creek Regional Library System were the major topic of discussion again at the MLCL Board’s meetin... more »»

Cause of boy's death in Garvin not determined

July 15, 2014 The death of an 13-year-old boy in Garvin on Monday night is under investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff's Department said. Authorities were called to the scene at 7:30 p.m. more »»

Welcome home

July 14, 2014 COTTONWOOD — The rain threatened to put a damper on the annual festivities during Coming Home Days on Saturday in Cottonwood, but community spirit overwhelmingly outweighed nature’s gloom. more »»

Time for TRAM

July 14, 2014 MARSHALL — Cyclists riding in the Bike MS: The Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM) rolled into town Monday after fighting the big wind on the prairie. more »»

Watching the weather with a bird’s-eye view

July 14, 2014 MARSHALL — The words “summer vacation” tend to conjure up images of the beach or a lake cabin. more »»

Remembrance and healing

July 12, 2014 MARSHALL — It’s been 42 years, but Mark Madsen said he still remembers the day he left Granite Falls on a Greyhound bus to join the Air Force. At the time the U.S. more »»

87 down, none to go

July 12, 2014 MARSHALL — Marty Seifert isn’t the first political candidate to visit all 87 counties in Minnesota, but he’s the only Republican gubernatorial candidate to do it. more »»

IP Senate candidate Terrell visits Marshall

July 12, 2014 MARSHALL — Kevin Terrell, an Independence Party candidate for U.S. senator, visited Marshall Friday afternoon to talk with local residents about issue. more »»

The Independent to add additional ways to read the newspaper

July 12, 2014 Since 1874, the Independent has delivered valuable news and information to people in Marshall and the surrounding communitie. more »»

Investigation closed into fire that killed 2 children

July 12, 2014 LUCAN (AP) — The state fire marshal has closed its investigation of a house fire that killed two children in southern Minnesota last December. more »»

Thursdays on 3rd

July 11, 2014 Photos by Deb Gau The Thursdays on Third Street Fair had a good turnout Thursday afternoon, although a sudden rain shower interrupted some of the outdoor festivities. more »»

Group says library still has ‘Friends’

July 11, 2014 MARSHALL — After the Marshall-Lyon County Library and the Plum Creek Regional Library System officially parted ways this month, it left some questions unanswered — mainly questions of how it would... more »»

Investments bring more than $80,000 to Marshall schools

July 11, 2014 MARSHALL — Education in Minnesota continued to be a high priority for the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. more »»

Remembering our soldiers

July 11, 2014 Photos by Anna Haecherl-Smith Poo Bear Gagnon, far left, and Darrell Mercie, left, were among the volunteers who helped set up the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall at Independence Park on Thursday... more »»

Byrnes: no guarantee speed limit on 23 will drop

July 10, 2014 MARSHALL — Marshall Mayor Bob Byrnes isn’t against lowering the speed limit on Minnesota Highway 23 in Marshall but knows a speed study — which he is requesting for that corridor — is no panacea. more »»

Marshall’s Timmerman named Scout of the Year

July 10, 2014 MARSHALL — Earning the title of Eagle Scout is not easy, only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts do. What is even harder to do is earn Scout of the Year. However, that is what Troy Timmerman did. more »»

Ready to ride

July 10, 2014 MARSHALL — The decision to take part in the Bike MS TRAM event was a personal one for Tom Caron. more »»



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