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Rewarding quick response

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MARSHALL — Every year, Marshall firefighters practice using equipment designed to contain hazardous liquids in water. But when they got the call about a release of diesel fuel in a county drainage ditch, Marshall Fire Chief Quentin Brunsvold said the conditions couldn’t have been more ...

Bag that construction waste

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MARSHALL — After a commercial or home renovation, it doesn’t take much to contaminate a load of construction/demo (C&D) waste. The tipping fee for C&D waste is cheaper ($27 per ton) than household waste ($46 per ton) because there are strict guidelines protecting the groundwater ...

Crime and Accidents for June 19

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MARSHALL — A 30-year-old man was cited for having an expired driver’s license in a traffic incident at 10:39 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Tiger Drive and Minnesota Highway 23, Marshall Police said. TRACY — A suspicious incident was reported at 6:55 p.m. Monday on the 600 block ...

Experimenting with rye

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BALATON — It was all an experiment, Randy Tholen said. At the Tholen research farm in rural Balaton, rows of soybean plants were growing nestled in between strips of rye. The plan was eventually to harvest both crops, first the grain and then later the beans. “We’re not really sure ...

E-learning could ease snow day woes for MPS

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MARSHALL — “This winter was interesting,” for Marshall Public Schools, said Jeremy Williams, director of teaching and learning. The Marshall area saw record snowfall, and the storms kept canceling classes. It wasn’t a good situation for learning. But now, school district staff are ...

Child hit by vehicle near Canby dies from injuries

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CANBY — A 21-month-old child was killed Saturday after being run over by a vehicle on private property just north of Canby, according to the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Department. A news release says the incident was the result of an accident and foul play is not suspected. The ...

Internet providers educating users on cybercrime risks

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GRANITE FALLS — It may not show up on daily police blotters, but Marshall Police Chief Jim Marshall says cybercrime is a growing issue for law enforcement. “It’s something law enforcement agencies hear about every day, someone having an issue with credit card fraud or another kind of ...

Crime and Accidents for June 18

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LYND — An abandoned vehicle reported at 8:24 a.m. Monday on the 100 block of Lynd Street was towed, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said. The vehicle’s owner was cited for having expired license tabs, the Sheriff’s Office said. MINNEOTA — Found property was reported at 7:55 a.m. ...

Saddle Horse Holiday

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Photo by Sabrina Pankratz Pictured is a young boy riding alongside riders in the Lake Benton Saddle Horse Days parade Sunday. Lake Benton’s annual festival included fireworks, music, family fun day, an Iron Man Jr. competition, a softball tournament, an ice cream social, a talent contest ...

A strong community spirit

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CANBY — The rain did not stop Canby Hat Daze this year as the town’s events put on by the community brought the crowd this weekend. Craig Kaddatz, the treasurer of the Canby’s Chamber of Commerce, said that the Chamber acts as a facilitator of the event. “We do a lot, we have a ...

Business Briefs for June 17

Business

Avera named to Forbes’ Best-In-State Employers List Avera has been named to the inaugural Forbes list of America’s Best-in-State Employers 2019. Avera is ranked No. 1 in South Dakota and in the Top 20 in Minnesota. Based on an independent survey, researchers made the list from a vast ...

Crime for June 17

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MARSHALL — A report is not complete on a domestic incident reported at 6:59 p.m. Friday on the 400 block of Jewett Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A Garvin man, 44, was in violation of limited license in an incident reported at 8:52 a.m. Saturday on the 600 block of West Main ...

Making it count

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MARSHALL — The city of Marshall wants every resident to stand up and be counted. To that end Kyle Box, Marshall’s city clerk, asked the Marshall City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday evening that he would like a resolution to be approved to create the 2020 City of Marshall Complete ...

Pathway to clean energy

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MARSHALL — Eleven people were expected at a recent clean transportation meeting but the meeting room at Marshall Municipal Utilities was almost full Tuesday afternoon. Abby Finis and Jessi Wyatt, energy planners and analysts with the Great Plains Institute, who facilitate the meetings, said ...

Mnuchin: 2020 deadline for Tubman $20 bill not possible

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday called “completely erroneous” a published report that an initial 2020 deadline for completing the design of a $20 bill featuring Harriett Tubman could have been met. Mnuchin told a congressional committee last month that the ...

Stocks post small losses; investors look ahead to Fed

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended a choppy week of trading with modest losses Friday as investors look forward to getting more clues about the direction of interest rates. Technology shares drove the declines, and energy stocks also fell a day after leading the market. Some late-day gains in ...

Reaching new heights

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CANBY The wild blue yonder is by no means a limit for Canby High School teenagers who decide to study aviation and drone technology. The school’s aviation class, which has a 10-year history, includes the opportunity for students to obtain a pilot’s license. A second course, focused on ...

This Robin Hood brings non-stop action

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MARSHALL — An “action-packed” show featuring a familiar character is gracing the stage at Southwest Minnesota State University. SMSU Children’s Theatre, in conjunction with Marshall Community Services and Marshall Area Stage Company, is presenting “Hi, Ho, Robin Hood” at 10 a.m. ...

Murray Co. names 4 administrator finalists

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SLAYTON — Murray County’s four finalists for the newly created county administrator position come from four different backgrounds related to public service. Finalists were chosen by the county board at a special meeting on Tuesday. They were announced to the media Wednesday morning after ...

Plenty of food, music, planes, horses and fireworks this weekend

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Canby Airport Manager Matt Wagner is “really excited” about this year’s Father’s Day airshow. “We have a really good lineup,” he said Thursday about the Canby Hat Daze event this weekend. “It’s the only free air show in Minnesota.” The show includes a World War II B-25 ...