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Dayton addresses the crowd during Farmfest

August 7, 2015 GILFILLAN?ESTATE?— Gov. Mark Dayton made a stop at Farmfest Thursday afternoon. more »»


August 7, 2015 Photo by Jenny Kirk Severe weather created some challenges, but plenty of people were still able to have fun during the 6th annual Shades of the Past ice cream social and tour on Thursday in Marshall. more »»

Honoring Gene

August 7, 2015 Photo by Anna Haecherl-Smith Riders and attendees at the Lyon County Fair PRCA Rodeo Thursday bowed their heads in remembrance of the late Gene Schrunk, who was an avid supporter of all things rode. more »»

Light show

August 7, 2015 Photo courtesy of David Bitton Thursday night’s storm provided a pretty intense light show from above, as evidenced by this photo taken on a farm a few miles south of Garvin in Murray County. more »»

Ag policy issues are hot topic at Farmfest

August 6, 2015 GILFILLAN?ESTATE — U.S. Reps. Collin Peterson, D-Minn, and Tim Walz, D-Minn., were part of a forum panel that discussed key agriculture policy issues during the second day of Farmfest Wednesday. more »»

This house with history has a promising future

August 6, 2015 BALATON Texas and Don Swanjord accomplished a lot in their lifetime. more »»

Bringing the farm to the fair

August 6, 2015 The new Ralco Enrichment Center mixed ag education and baby animals at the Lyon County Fair MARSHALL — It was a place to learn but also a place where you could hang out with cute baby animals. more »»

Late rodeo supporter Schrunk to be honored

August 6, 2015 MARSHALL — Last year’s Lyon County PRCA Rodeo was Gene Schrunk’s final rodeo. Schrunk died of cancer Monday at the age of 6. more »»

Lyon County looks to spread word about buffer law

August 5, 2015 MARSHALL — A new law to improve Minnesota water quality is bound to affect many Lyon County farmers, but there are still plenty of questions about how. more »»

National Night Out

August 5, 2015 Photos by Deb Gau The National Night Out drew a big crowd to Independence Park in Marshall on Tuesday night. more »»

Rural broadband access takes center stage at Farmfest

August 5, 2015 GILFILLAN?ESTATE — Rural broadband access was the focus at the first day of Farmfest 2015 Tuesday. State and federal broadband initiatives were presented and a keynote address was given by Lt. Gov. more »»

Extra day, extra features for 2015 Lyon County Fair

August 5, 2015 MARSHALL — The Lyon County Fair returns this week, and organizers hope it will be bigger and better than ever. more »»

Making sales

August 5, 2015 Photo by Deb Gau A group of local kids were serving up cool refreshments on a warm afternoon Tuesday. more »»

Breaking down area MCAs

August 4, 2015 MARSHALL — The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released results from the 2015 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA), from which school districts are able to draw valuable data from in... more »»

WCA and Heartland combining forces

August 4, 2015 Social service agencies merging, might in the future open offices in smaller towns in the area MARSHALL — Two agencies are better than one. more »»

Taher presents to school board

August 4, 2015 MARSHALL —During a Taher Food Service presentation to the Marshall Public School Board on Monday, Taher Food Services Vice President of Operations Mark Brodersen thanked MPS for its 28-year... more »»

Area clinics rewarded for quality care

August 4, 2015 MARSHALL — Since 2005, the Minnesota Health Action Group has been rewarding clinics across the state that meet or exceed quality performance metrics for patient care with their Bridges to Excellence... more »»

Digging in

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Bolling up heritage and fun in Ghent

August 3, 2015 GHENT — Celebrations at Ghent’s Belgian American Days this past weekend included events to capture everyone’s interest, from the second annual “Challenge of the Lion” mud run to kids’ water slides. more »»

Who’s a good dog?

August 3, 2015 MARSHALL — Wagging tails and wet noses were everywhere. Dogs and people alike were relaxing in the shade and trying to beat the heat. more »»



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