Painting the town purple

Local News

Photo by Deb Gau Area residents and members of the Marshall Area Dementia Awareness Network (MADAN) gathered for a moment of silence at Memorial Park on Tuesday evening. Above: MADAN member Jaen Weilage released a single purple balloon. She encouraged everyone present to recall people with ...

Power line proposal draws objections from landowners

Local News

MARSHALL — Neighbors of a power line that runs along part of Lyon County Road 8 voiced objections to a plan to rebuild the line closer to their property. Members of the Lyon County Board heard from both East River Electric and Lyon County resident Scott Josephson on Tuesday when the energy ...

Fire damages outbuildings at Ghent farm

News of Record

GHENT — Area fire departments were called to the scene of a fire that damaged outbuildings at a farm south of Ghent on Monday. No injuries were reported, and firefighters were able to save most of the property inside the structures, Ghent Fire Chief Cory Crowley said. The fire was reported ...

Getting through a year of challenges

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MARSHALL — The past year was an unpredictable one for many industries, as the COVID-19 pandemic affected everything from food supplies to transportation and labor. Dairy farmers in southwest Minnesota have also had to deal with challenges, although they may not have been hit as hard as ...

Youth jobs initiative expands in region

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Special to the Independent MARSHALL — A new jobs training project in the Marshall area aims to connect young workers, schools and local employers. Renae Jenniges was hired this spring for a newly created position as Work and Learn coordinator in the Marshall, Tracy and Minneota school ...