Mock crash ‘hits home’

Local News

MARSHALL — The grandstand at the Lyon County fairgrounds was packed with people. But the crowd was mostly quiet, looking down at a wrecked car and SUV in the arena. Marshall High School students Daylin Crowley and Chidi Nwakama set the scene for a mock car accident: two vehicles full of ...

MPS digs into state testing data

Local News

MARSHALL — Last year, students at Marshall Public Schools made strides in some academic areas and struggled in others, according to state test data. MPS Director of Teaching and Learning Beth Ritter said there were some areas to celebrate. “We’re doing very well in science,” Ritter ...

City to set goals for creating pollinator habitat

Local News

MARSHALL — Animals like bees, butterflies and birds play a crucial role in the environment by pollinating plants. Now, the city of Marshall will be looking at ways to help pollinators as part of its participation in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. The Marshall City Council approved ...

Marshall man given probation for illegal gambling charge

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MARSHALL — A rural Marshall man was given probation after pleading guilty to illegal gambling charges Tuesday, Lyon County District Court records said. Court records said Lucas Harland Christoffer, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of participating in the income of an electronic gambling ...

Crime and Accidents for Oct. 5

News of Record

MARSHALL — Bicycle theft reported at 10:15 p.m. Monday on the 1500 block of East College Drive is under investigation, Marshall Police said. BALATON — A 66-year-old man was cited for driving after cancellation in a traffic incident at 9:53 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Eastbay ...

Man dies in farm implement mishap

Local News

MARSHALL — A Marshall man was killed in a farm implement accident south of Marshall on Monday afternoon, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said. The man, identified as Edward Gary Wyffels, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Sheriff’s Office said. The incident is still under ...