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Lighting up the night

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People watch the fireworks display that kicked off the Light Up the Night event hosted by Prairie Home Hospice Friday evening at Independence Park. This year people will be allowed to walk along the light displays every day of the week until Christmas.

Restaurant plans to stay open in defiance of governor’s order

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LYND — One area restaurant plans to stay open for business in spite of Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order to close dine-in service for the next few weeks. Larvita McFarquhar, owner of Haven’s Garden in Lynd, said the restaurant would still be open Friday night — although there could ...

Hy-Vee to match Salvation Army kettle donations

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MARSHALL — Today will be a good day to put some money in the red kettle at the Marshall Hy-vee, say supporters of the Lyon County chapter of the Salvation Army. On Nov. 28, Hy-Vee will match the funds donated to the kettle campaign at its location, said Deloris Richards. “Everything we ...

Crime

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MARSHALL — A report was sent to the county attorney’s office for consideration of charges of violating conditions of release, in connection with an incident at 9:35 p.m. Thursday, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A report was sent to Human Services in connection with an incident at ...

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Zoom with Santa — Santa is visiting children over Zoom this holiday season. Register today to set up a time for your child to visit with Santa. Zoom sessions will be in a small group setting with other children which will allow time for your child to share what they would like for Christmas, ...

‘The need was there’

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MARSHALL — Teri Hively was dealing with a new factor when she started planning for hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to go during a pandemic. “I do a lot of factoring into it. I factor what the economy is doing at the time. That’s why I anticipated this year was going to be bigger. With ...

CARES grant funding awarded to 78 local businesses

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MARSHALL — Over a half-million dollars in funding from the CARES Act went to help a total of 78 Marshall businesses this summer and fall, Marshall EDA Director Lauren Deutz said. “Overall, we are very happy with who we are able to impact with these grants,” Deutz said. “We think ...

Paying It Forward with Christmas cheer

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MARSHALL — Marshall area residents and businesses are coming together to make sure families in need can still have a merry Christmas — and there are ways the public can help, too. Pay It Forward Southwest MN is holding a toy donation drive this year. Individuals and businesses can sign up ...

Crime and Accidents for Nov. 27

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MARSHALL — Burglary reported at 2:04 a.m. Wednesday on the 300 block of South Sixth Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 32-year-old man was arrested for violating conditions of release at 11:19 p.m. Tuesday on the 300 block of G Street, Marshall Police ...

City approves reimbursements, liquor license fee waivers

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MARSHALL — Bars and restaurants closed to indoor service for the second time this year, and it’s still not certain whether they’ll be able to reopen after a four-week shutdown. Marshall city council members agreed they needed to help local businesses as best they could. On Tuesday, ...

Lyon County election results show strong lead for Republicans

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MARSHALL — Republican candidates for national and state offices had strong support from Lyon County voters, election night data showed. President Donald Trump and Republican candidates for Minnesota state offices, like Rep. Chris Swedzinski and Sen. Bill Weber received more than 60% of ...

Lyon County election results show strong lead for Republicans

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MARSHALL — Republican candidates for national and state offices had strong support from Lyon County voters, election night data showed. President Donald Trump and Republican candidates for Minnesota state offices, like Rep. Chris Swedzinski and Sen. Bill Weber received more than 60% of ...

Thanksgiving 5K goes virtual for COVID-19 safety

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MARSHALL — Organizers of the annual Gobble Wobble 5K had been trying to roll with the punches this year, making changes to help keep participants safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. But after the latest executive order from Gov. Tim Walz, they had to change things up some more. This year, ...

Tree Walk at museum

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Photo courtesy of the Lyon County Museum Pictured is one of the entries in the Lyon County Museum’s annual Christmas Tree Walk —1st Responder Support. There are three ways to donate for the 1st Responder Tree and the other trees while the museum is closed — Online: www.lyoncomuseum.org ...

Crime for Nov. 25

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TRACY — A suspicious incident was reported at 6:55 p.m. Monday on the 600 block of Greenwood Avenue, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — A 21-year-old woman was cited for not having a valid Minnesota driver’s license in a traffic incident at 6:43 p.m. ...

Different kind of pest control

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MARSHALL — A research project at Southwest Minnesota State University’s agronomy test plots could change the way fruit and vegetable crops are grown in the Upper Midwest. Agronomy Professor Adam Alford is leading a research study to evaluate how plastic matting of various colors affects ...

Solar project near Balaton gets county permit

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BALATON — Plans for a one-megawatt solar farm near Balaton can move forward, after Lyon County commissioners approved a conditional use permit for the project. Developers plan to build close to 4,000 solar panels on 8.5 acres of land east of Lake Yankton, and the electricity they generate ...

Crime and Accidents for Nov. 24

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MARSHALL — A juvenile female runaway was reported at 11:50 p.m. Sunday on the 1400 block of Cheryl Avenue, Marshall Police said. TRACY — Burglary was reported at 8:33 p.m. Sunday on the 100 block of East First Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL ...

A community effort

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IVANHOE — Organizers of the two-decade long tradition of offering a community dinner and spearheading a food drive on the weekend before Thanksgiving faced several challenges this year. The Hendricks-Ivanhoe-Arco Area Food Shelf, the Ivanhoe Greenleaf 4-H Club and multiple Catholic charities ...

COVID-19 restrictions spark changes to ‘Light up the Night’

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MARSHALL — The annual Light up the Night event is set to begin Friday with the great holiday fireworks and lights shows. The event held through the Christmas holiday season is hosted by Prairie Home Hospice and will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday at Independence Park. As a result of Gov. Tim ...