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MnDOT shares plans for Hwy. 23 passing lanes

July 17, 2014 MARSHALL — It’s not a full expansion of Minnesota Highway 23, but it’s still a big step in the right direction, area transportation advocates said Wednesday. more »»

Death of boy in Garvin ruled accidental

July 17, 2014 MARSHALL — The Lyon County Sheriff's Department said Thursday an autopsy has revealed the death of a teenaged boy in Garvin on Monday night was an accident. more »»

Marshall takes the cup

July 17, 2014 Photo by David Merrill Krista Bjella of Marshall watches her putt roll toward the hole during the Gold Cup Golf Tournament at the Marshall Golf Club on Wednesday. more »»


July 17, 2014 The “Summer Spotlight” section runs weekly and features upcoming festivals going on around the area. Today: Polka Fest. more »»

Lyon County calls for hearing on MLCL issues

July 16, 2014 MARSHALL — Lyon County Commissioners heard more Tuesday about what the Marshall-Lyon County Library’s withdrawal from the Plum Creek Regional Library System could mean for the county. more »»

Track & field complex taking shape

July 16, 2014 Photos by Per Peterson and Deb Gau There has been substantial progress this summer at the Marshall Regional Track & Field complex at Southwest Minnesota State University — a venue born from a... more »»

Lincoln County OKs resignation of emergency manager

July 16, 2014 IVANHOE?—?During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Lincoln County Board accepted the resignation of the county’s emergency manager Jeanna Sommer. more »»

Independent launches e-edition

July 16, 2014 MARSHALL — With the launch today of our electronic edition, subscribers to the Independent have a new way to enjoy the newspaper that has served residents of southwestern Minnesota since 1874. more »»

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 »»



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