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Finding the right ‘balance’ for literacy

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MARSHALL — It’s one of the key skills children learn when they come to school — and over the past three years, teachers at West Side Elementary have been using a new approach to help their students master reading. Teachers are using an approach called balanced literacy and guided ...

Feehan wants to tackle ‘dark’ money on politics

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NORTH MANKATO — DFL candidate for Minnesota’s First Congressional seat Dan Feehan rolled out a plan to tackle the influence of “dark” money on politics during a conference call, Tuesday. Feehan announced it on the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United ...

Crime-Accidents

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MARSHALL — An incident reported at 4:21 p.m. Tuesday is under investigation, Marshall Police said. TRACY — Criminal sexual conduct was reported at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday on the 200 block of State Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. TRACY — Theft was ...

SMSU Farm Outlook & Education Seminar Feb. 12

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The 36th annual Farm Outlook & Education Seminar will be from 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Conference Center Ballroom on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. The Farm Outlook & Education Seminar is a scholarship fundraiser for students in SMSU’s ...

Counties balk on refugee decision

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MARSHALL — Lyon County will be going ahead with a public hearing on refugee resettlement next week. But county commissioners made it clear they won’t be voting on the issue — they’ll just be listening to county residents. “Our job is to listen, and present information as best we ...

Lincoln Co. to wait on further court activity before taking action

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IVANHOE — The Lincoln County Board decided Tuesday that the best course of action on the nationwide refugee resettlement issue was to take no action at all. Commissioners discussed the issue at their regular meeting and received a legal interpretation from County Attorney Glen Petersen. It ...

Two fatal accidents reported near New Ulm, Nicollet

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NEW ULM — Two deadly accidents on snowy, icy highways took the lives of two women in New Ulm and Nicollet on Monday. Both accidents were car vs. semi crashes. The first occurred on Highway 111 in Granby Township, Nicollet County, at 11:21 a.m. A 17-year-old St. Peter girl was driving a ...

2020 Democratic candidates vow unity, but conflict escalates

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates have spent weeks reassuring voters they can unify the party, avoid the divisions that plagued the 2016 primary and defeat President Donald Trump in the fall. Instead, the scars of that battle are being ripped open less than two weeks ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 22

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TRACY — A 19-year-old man was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign in an incident reported at 3:03 p.m. Sunday on the intersection of Fourth Street and South Street, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — A 20-year-old person was cited for seat belt violation in an ...

Called to serve

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MARSHALL — Leslie McLemore said he first heard Martin Luther King, Jr., speak in 1963, when McLemore was a college student. “I have never heard anybody in my life as eloquent as Dr. King,” McLemore said. But while King was known for messages of peace and love, he also spoke truth to ...

Privacy questions raised over new primary voting system

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MARSHALL — The lead-up to the 2020 presidential election officially got started in Minnesota on Friday with the start of early absentee voting for a presidential primary. It will be the state’s first presidential primary since 1992 — but there are still some questions over how the March 3 ...

Crime for Jan. 21

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MARSHALL — A hit-and-run incident was reported at 4:42 p.m. Sunday on the 1500 block of Boyer Drive, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A driver was cited for violation of an instruction permit in an incident reported at 12:18 p.m. Sunday on the intersection of North Third Street and ...

Dancing and tumbling

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Photo by Mike Lamb The Marshall Academy of Dance held its 2020 winter dance recital Sunday at the Schwan Community Center for the Performing Arts inside Marshall High School. Above, members of the preschool perform their routine. One section performed “Ours” and the other section presented ...

A day of remembrance and service

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MARSHALL — Today is an annual holiday in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But remembering King’s legacy shouldn’t be a passive thing, said Leslie McLemore. “It’s not a day off. It’s a day on,” when people should step forward to serve their communities, he ...

Business Briefs for Jan. 20

Business

Boerboom is new employee at Kesteloot Enterprises Kesteloot Enterprises announces a new employee. Brad Boerboom will join the sales team at KEI continuing to provide equipment for a variety of needs. He has 28 years of experience in agricultural business and is eager to meet new and existing ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 20

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MARSHALL — A 31-year-old Marshall man was arrested on a warrant in an incident reported at 4:27 p.m. Friday on the 500 block of East Main Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 41-year-old Marshall man was arrested for trespass and disorderly conduct in an incident reported at 9:23 ...

Storm blows into SW Minnesota

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MARSHALL — The snow moving across southwest Minnesota will likely stop falling today — but with 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts picking up the flakes, it might not look that way. A blizzard warning will remain in effect for much of southwest Minnesota through 6 p.m. today, the National ...

State opens early voting in presidential primary

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MARSHALL — Starting Friday, Minnesota voters became some of the first in the country able to cast ballots for this spring’s presidential primaries. However, although early voting officially started, there weren’t any ballots cast at the Lyon County Government Center on Friday, said County ...