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Remembering the war

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MINNEOTA — His active duty in Vietnam ended in 1967. But in some ways, Charlie Hettling said, it’s like he never really left that country. “Every day since I came back, I thought about Vietnam,” said Hettling, a Minneota resident and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. At first, part of it ...

Charges pending in pipeline break

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MARSHALL — Charges have not yet been filed in connection with a pipeline break that spilled over 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel into a county ditch system. However, Lyon County Attorney Rick Maes said this week that charges are still being considered. Maes said he was waiting for additional ...

Beer, bands and bacon in Hendricks

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HENDRICKS — Beth Mielke traveled all the way from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Hendricks Sunday to enjoy the fifth Annual Beer, Bands, and Bacon Festival. “Who doesn’t love beer and bacon, and sitting outside listening to the bands?” Mielke asked while sitting on a picnic table with ...

Crime

News of Record

MARSHALL — A Marshall man, 19, was arrested for DWI, fifth degree controlled substance crime and disorderly conduct at 12:42 a.m. Sunday on the 1200 block of East College Drive, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A Madison, Minnesota man, 29, was arrested on a warrant at 11:14 p.m. ...

More than a name

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BALATON — It’s a time to honor U.S. military members who gave their lives while serving their country. But it’s important to remember those service members as more than just names in the Memorial Day roll call, Balaton American Legion member Lew Roberts said. That’s part of what ...

Lakeview students add to United Way campaign

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COTTONWOOD — National Honors Society students in the Lakeview School District provided an additional boost this year for the annual regional fund drive organized by United Way of Southwest Minnesota. They developed a dress down campaign that asked for $1 contributions each week from ...

CEOs get $800,000 pay raise, leaving workers further behind

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Did you get a 7% raise last year? Congratulations, yours was in line with what CEOs at the biggest companies got. But for chief executives, that 7% was roughly $800,000. Pay for CEOs at S&P 500 companies rose to a median of $12 million last year, including salary, stock ...

Japan’s charm campaign ready to roll: Golf, sumo await Trump

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes him on a state visit tailor-made to his whims and ego. Offering high honors, golf and the ...

US stocks rebound, but S&P 500 ends with 3rd weekly loss

Business

Stocks on Wall Street notched modest gains Friday, erasing some of the market's steep losses from a day earlier. The upbeat finish to a turbulent week still left the market with its third straight weekly loss. Stocks swung between gains and losses all week as investors weighed the prospect ...

Marshall High School Scholarships

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AMERICAN LEGION (Boy) Nicholas Dunn AMERICAN LEGION (Girl) Aniso Mohamed AVERA MEDICAL GROUP Kaitlyn Matzner RAY BALDWIN Nicolette Blomme BRAISTED Kaia Sueker BRAISTED Simon Zahrbock CHARLES BENSON Jenna Zeug BEST TEAMMATE Matthew Onken CARTER ...

Celebrating cycling

Features

MARSHALL A sunny May afternoon was the perfect time to hit the trail — or at least it was easy to draw that conclusion from the number of bikes parked outside the Marshall Area YMCA. The line of kids waiting to take their turn on a bicycle safety course outlined with orange traffic cones ...

Marshall Community Services

Public Notices

Pre-register for classes. For registration information, call 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or log onto https://bit.ly/2mIZEQh. n Youth Tiger gymnastics lessons will begin the week of June 10 in the gymnastics room at the Marshall High School. Session 1 will meet on ...

SMSU Provost named chancellor of UW-Whitewater

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MARSHALL — While he will be going on to a new position later this summer, Dr. Dwight Watson said he hopes he will leave behind a positive legacy at Southwest State University, and in the area community. “Before I take a step forward, I want to leave my footprint elsewhere,” said ...

Murray County zoning situation affected by multiple factors

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SLAYTON — Murray County officials and a Mason Township landowner are sorting out possible answers for a zoning question involving a hog finishing barn, a conservation-related tree planting, a forgotten ditch tile line, and severe 2019 weather conditions. Landowner Phil Gervais, who farms in ...

Legislators reflect on special session, budget

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ST. PAUL — On Thursday afternoon, Minnesota state legislators were waiting for Gov. Tim Walz to announce a special legislative session. But while the final outcome of this year’s budget process remains to be seen, local legislators were able to give their perspective on the end of the ...

MPD investigating string of damaged vehicles

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MARSHALL — Marshall Police are seeking information about damage done to several vehicles parked on South Fourth Street. On May 14, the Marshall Police Department received seven reports of vehicles with scratch marks from an object, possibly a key. The vehicles were all parked in the area of ...

Six officers honored for life-saving work

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MARSHALL — It was a situation that needed a fast response, Lyon County Sheriff Eric Wallen said. An inmate at the Lyon County Jail was attempting suicide. But a group of six people, all correctional officers or sheriff’s deputies, helped talk him down and get him medical care. The six ...

Supporting MHS scholars

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Photo by Deb Gau Marshall community members, parents and members of the Marshall High School class of 2019 gathered at the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University on Wednesday night for the Pride In the Tiger scholarship banquet. “Tonight, the Pride In the Tiger Foundation honors ...

Crime for May 23

News of Record

MINNEOTA — A family matter was reported at 7:36 p.m. Tuesday on the 100 block of Elm Place, Minneota Police said. No further information was available. MINNEOTA — A family matter was reported at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday on the 100 block of East First Street, Minneota Police said. No further ...

A challenging year

Ag and Extension

I think that with all of the rain that we have been receiving we might need a little reverse psychology this year. If you are like me, last year was a terrible year to establish a vegetable garden and to keep it going. Perennial flower gardens seem to just eat this type of weather up. It is ...