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October surprise

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MARSHALL — The first snow of the season arrived in southwest Minnesota on Tuesday, creating a slushy, slippery mess on roads. Several inches of wet snow fell in the Marshall area over the course of the day. Around 4 inches of snow was reported in Marshall late Tuesday morning, according ...

Deadline extended for Lyon Co. CARES grants

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MARSHALL — Businesses and nonprofits in Lyon County will have a little extra time to apply for CARES grant funding to help with the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lyon County commissioners extended the application deadline to next week, as well as expanding some of the eligibility ...

Crime and Accidents for Oct.21

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MARSHALL — Theft of a wallet reported at 7:53 p.m. Monday on the 1100 block of Winchester Avenue is under investigation, Marshall Police said. BALATON — A report is pending on an animal complaint at 3:08 p.m. Monday on the 400 block of South Mound Avenue, the Lyon County Sheriff’s ...

Generating support

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GRANITE FALLS — It’s a project that will help keep a renewable energy source running for the city of Granite Falls. At the same time, repairing and expanding the hydroelectric plant on the Minnesota River will also have an important impact on city finances. Granite Falls city officials ...

Activities vs. pandemic?

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MARSHALL — Feelings were strong on both sides of the issue, Marshall School Board members said. Youth sports and activities are important for many Marshall area community members, but at the same time, indoor gatherings and activities come with risks of spreading COVID-19. As they talked ...

Crime for Oct. 20

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MARSHALL — A 21-year-old man was cited for failure to provide proof of insurance in a traffic incident at 6:56 a.m. Monday at the intersection of 290th Avenue and Lyon County Road 6, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said. MARSHALL — A burglary reported at 8:10 p.m. Sunday on the 600 ...

Laying the groundwork for regional park status

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LAKE BENTON — Grant supported improvement projects could be part of the near future at Hole in the Mountain County Park. The Lincoln County park, located on the west edge of the Lake Benton city limits, is being considered for regional status through the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and ...

Marshall FD prepares to form new rescue team

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MARSHALL — Not all emergencies happen at ground level — especially in industry and agriculture, said Marshall Fire Chief Quentin Brunsvold. It’s a big part of the reason why Brunsvold brought a request for tactical rescue equipment to the Marshall City Council last week. Tactical ...

Lyon Co. among several area counties with new COVID-19 deaths

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MARSHALL — A sixth death due to COVID-19 has been reported in Lyon County, the Minnesota Department of Health said — and Lyon County was one of four southwest Minnesota counties with new reported deaths on Friday. A Lyon County resident in their early 60s has died of COVID-19, the MDH ...

Marshall to end EDA support services contract with Chamber

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By Deb Gau dgau@marshallindependent.com MARSHALL — For years, the Marshall Economic Development Authority has had a close working relationship with organizations like the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce. But while there have been benefits to contracting with the Chamber for support ...

Making the community STRONG

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MARSHALL — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of people’s routines, including health and fitness routines. But organizers at the Marshall Area YMCA are hoping to get community members moving again, with the help of a virtual fitness challenge. The STRONG health challenge starts ...

New at the library

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New Materials at the Marshall-Lyon County library Fiction • Carr, Robyn. Return to Virgin River (Virgin River #21) • Grisham, John. A Time for Mercy (Jake Brigance #3) • Haig, Matt. The Midnight Library • Harrow, Alix E. The Once and Future Witches • Hilderbrand, Elin. ...

‘A place of reverence’

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MARSHALL — It was a dream that was years in the making. On Thursday, community members were finally able to see it completed. A crowd gathered downtown to celebrate the new Veterans’ Memorial Park. The memorial recognizes service members and veterans from all branches of the military, and ...

38 new COVID-19 cases reported in Lyon Co. on Thursday

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MARSHALL — The number of newly reported COVID-19 cases in Lyon County took a sharp jump up on Thursday. The Minnesota Department of Health reported 38 new cases among Lyon County residents and one new probable case. Thursday’s report brings Lyon County to a cumulative total of 885 ...

Minn. Senate easily passes long-delayed bonding bill

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Senate easily passed a nearly $1.9 billion public works construction package Thursday, a day after the House finally broke months of partisan stalemate and approved the bill. The package, known as a bonding bill, was the biggest piece of unfinished business left ...

Crime and Accidents for Oct. 16

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MARSHALL — A 22-year-old man was cited for failing to obey a traffic sign at 5:49 a.m. Thursday on the 500 block of West Main Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 42-year-old woman was cited for not having a valid Minnesota driver’s license and failure to provide proof of ...

Journalism a natural calling for Erickson

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For Marshall native and current CBS News campaign reporter Bo Erickson, a career in journalism was never really in doubt. In fact, it was more of a natural calling. Beginning as a middle school cub reporter for the Weekly Reader magazine, Erickson has always had a keen interest in getting to ...

Early voting numbers are booming in Lyon County

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MARSHALL — There are three weeks left before Election Day, and already Lyon County has received a large number of early ballots, said county Auditor/Treasurer E.J. Moberg. As of Wednesday afternoon, the county auditor/treasurer’s office had accepted 2,763 ballots — the third highest ...

Roundabout planned for future Hwy. 19 project

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MARSHALL — After getting feedback from hundreds of area residents, the Minnesota Department of Transportation confirmed it will be moving forward with a roundabout and other safety updates to four intersections along Highway 19/College Drive in Marshall. MnDOT said Tuesday that it has ...

Crime for Oct. 15

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TRACY — A suspicious incident was reported at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday on the 400 block of Rowland Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. COTTONWOOD — An incident reported at 4:56 p.m. Tuesday on the 400 block of Front Street is under investigation, the Lyon ...