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Start your combines

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CLARKFIELD — Doug Albin reached down along the edge of his soybean field and snapped off two pods from a plant. The Clarkfield area farmer then stood up and broke open the pods, revealing six yellowish beans, popping one in his mouth. After chewing on it for awhile, he looked ...

International officials visit area farmers, ethanol producers

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WOOD LAKE — Brian Velde was surrounded by people, as he answered questions about farming in Minnesota. He turned to the cornfield behind him, and broke off an ear to show the group. As the ear of corn was handed around, several people brought out their cell phones to take pictures. The ...

Crime-Accidents

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Crime TRACY — A 61-year-old man was cited for speeding at 8:08 a.m. Friday on the 3100 block of U.S. Highway 14, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said. MARSHALL — A 35-year-old woman was cited for not having a valid Minnesota driver’s license and not having insurance, in a traffic ...

Roger to the rescue

Features

MINNEOTA Two years ago Roger was a lost, confused stray dog on the streets in Worthington looking for food, shelter and companionship. Through the efforts of the Tracy Area Animal Rescue’s volunteers, he was given a new home with Caryn Hetland in Minneota. She happens to work as a special ...

A change in leadership

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MARSHALL — Earlier that day, she had attended the Marshall Economic Development Authority’s board meeting. But while that was a regular part of her job, Tara Onken said Wednesday’s board meeting was different. “It was definitely bittersweet,” Onken said, knowing that it was her last ...

SW Minn. highways featured in long-range MnDOT plan

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MARSHALL — Nearly every state highway in area counties is included in the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s current 10-year construction plan. Megan DeSchepper, a MnDOT senior planner, summarized the long range plan this week in a presentation to the Lincoln County Board. She began ...

Crime and Accidents for Oct. 18

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MARSHALL — A 20-year-old man was cited for driving after revocation at 11:01 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of South Bruce Street and Washington Avenue, Marshall Police said. TRACY — A suspicious incident was reported at 7:51 p.m. Wednesday on the 400 block of Seventh Street, Tracy ...

Fun at school

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LYND — When Stacy O’Leary was asked about Early Childhood Family Education Title I Family Literacy Night inside the Lynd School gymnasium on Tuesday, first-grader Caitlin Demuth quickly answered for her teacher. “It’s fun,” the student said while drawing a picture on a table in ...

Locals weigh in on Hwy. 19

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MARSHALL — There’s not a lot that’s settled yet about a planned reconstruction of a section of Minnesota Highway 19 in Marshall, Gene East said. “It’s in very, very early stages of development,” said East, project manager with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Any ...

Lyon Co. to join state task force on human trafficking

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MARSHALL — The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office will be joining a statewide task force to investigate human trafficking. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Lyon County Board, Sheriff Eric Wallen presented county commissioners with a joint powers agreement to join the task force, which is being ...

Crime and Accidents for Oct. 17

News of Record

AMIRET — A burglary reported at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday on the 1800 block of Front Street is under investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said. TRACY — Fraud was reported at 11:28 p.m. Tuesday on the 1200 block of Morgan Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was ...

Raising a potato in a bag

Ag and Extension

There are many things to do yet in the garden. We need to get our gardens ready for winter and yet, we need to think ahead to spring as well. There is one task that many of us are undertaking right now, which includes digging up potatoes. As promised, I had taken a picture of a potato plant ...

Showing progress

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MARSHALL — Last year’s Marshall Economic Development Project bus tour was so well-received, the planners decided to do it again. Three tours were almost fully booked for Monday’s event. The chartered bus was at capacity at about 40 people for each tour. The hour-long bus tour of past, ...

County recycling decision on hold until next week

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MARSHALL — A possible agreement for curbside recycling pickup was supposed to go before the Lyon County Board on Tuesday. However, with one commissioner away from Lyon County and two more abstaining from voting on the recycling contract, there wasn’t a quorum to approve the proposal. ...

Lincoln County Board considers road contract enforcement

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IVANHOE — The Lincoln County Board expressed a willingness at Tuesday’s meeting to enforce late penalties if a Lake Benton area road project isn’t completed by a contract deadline. County Highway Engineer Joe Wilson informed commissioners that gravel replacement on Lincoln County Road ...

Crime and Accidents for Oct. 16

News of Record

MARSHALL — An incident reported at 10:34 p.m. Monday on the 200 block of North Third Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An incident reported at 10:24 p.m. Monday on the 300 block of Timberlane Drive is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MINNEOTA ...

A full century of life

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TYLER — Dick Pinckney celebrated two major milestones this month — the end of his 2019 growing season and a full century of life. Pinckney turned 100 on Monday. He lives in his own house in Tyler, and leads an active life both physically and socially. His favorite pastime is vegetable ...

The pack is over

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SLEEPY EYE — Former Del Monte employees shared their fond memories earlier this week as plant employees cleaned the corn conveyor machinery with high pressure hot water at the end of the last sweet corn pack. In August, Singapore-based Del Monte Pacific Limited announced plans to close the ...

Former Clarkfield school slated for fall demolition

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CLARKFIELD — If everything goes according to plan, land in Clarkfield that contains its former public school building will be vacant and ready for new development by the time the winter of 2019-20 takes shape. Asbestos removal at the school, which has not been used for classes since 2008, ...