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More wind farms planned for Lincoln and Lyon counties

March 29, 2016 MARSHALL — Expect to see more wind turbines on the horizon in Lincoln and Lyon counties in the coming years. more »»

Thirsty customers

March 29, 2016 Photo by Deb Gau With nice weather and a day off from school, lots of Marshall kids were outside Monday afternoon. more »»

A hoppin’ good time

March 28, 2016 Milroy Lions, PTO combine efforts for community Easter event MILROY —”Here comes the Easter Bunny” announced Alicia Eliason as the tall furry rabbit walked out of the Milroy School cafeteria... more »»

Easter egg hunt at Hy-Vee

March 28, 2016 Photos by Per Peterson... more »»

A new start

March 26, 2016 Marshall High School wrestling duo won’t come across anything as challenging on the mat as they did growing up in Burma. more »»

Lack of broadband holds rural MN back

March 26, 2016 SWRDC, legislators discuss how Greater Minnesota will miss out if high-speed Internet isn’t upgraded SLAYTON — The Southwest Regional Development Commission hosted a Coffee and Broadband Legislativ... more »»

Following his passions

March 25, 2016 Marshall resident Brian West has found lots of ways to use his skills and interests to give back to the community Brian West may be retired, but he’s still plenty busy. more »»

More than words

March 24, 2016 Marshall native, TAHS graduate earns distinguished teacher honor Global awareness and a love for teaching took Shannon Tanghe from the rural southwest Minnesota area to more than 6,000 miles away i... more »»

Keeping the lead out

March 24, 2016 MMU commissioners learn about water safety measures MARSHALL — With the city of Flint, Michigan, facing a crisis of lead contamination in its water, local residents’ concerns have turned to the... more »»

Passion play

March 24, 2016 Photos by Karin Elton... more »»

Public salaries

March 24, 2016 After making a request for information to various entities, the Independent is publishing lists of the top salaried/hourly employees from the city of Marshall, Lyon County, Marshall High School,... more »»

March snow

March 24, 2016 Photo by Jenny Kirk The robin pictured here in a snow-covered tree in Marshall on Wednesday is a reminder that Mother Nature has a mind of her own despite the fact that the calendar says it is... more »»

City settles on soda seller for sports arena

March 23, 2016 MARSHALL — A proposal from Viking Coca-Cola to provide soft drinks at the Red Baron Arena and Expo for the next 10 years was an “unprecedented” deal, Marshall city staff said at Tuesday night’s... more »»

Fun with food

March 23, 2016 Area students show what they know at annual Culinary Skills Challenge MARSHALL — Nearly 200 high school students had the opportunity to participate in distinguished competitions and interactive... more »»

GF Mayor Smiglewski named a Bush Fellow

March 23, 2016 MARSHALL — Granite Falls Mayor Dave Smiglewski has been named as one of the 2016 Bush Fellows. more »»

Trio appears in court on drug charges

March 22, 2016 MARSHALL — Three people arrested in connection with a drug investigation at a Marshall home appeared in custody in Lyon County District Court on Monday. more »»


March 22, 2016 MARSHALL — The sun wasn’t even up yet, but people were gathered at the Marshall Area YMCA, ready to make a difference. more »»

Pre-K challenges are aplenty

March 22, 2016 MARSHALL — In an increasingly diverse and challenging world, more and more emphasis has been put on upgrading early childhood education programming — it’s a growing priority across the nation as wel... more »»

3 arrested in marijuana grow operation

March 21, 2016 MARSHALL — Three people were arrested Friday after a search warrant was executed at a Marshall residence and law enforcement discovered a marijuana grow operation in the basement of the home,... more »»



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