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An unusual primary

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MARSHALL — Tuesday’s primary elections had some pretty clear leads in area races, and by and large Lyon County voters weren’t making different choices than voters statewide, according to unofficial vote totals. According to vote tallies posted online by the Minnesota Secretary of ...

State GOP rallies for Michelle Fischbach in District 7

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MARSHALL — There are 84 days left before the November general elections, and for Minnesota Republicans there’s a lot of work still to do, Minnesota GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan said Tuesday. One of their priorities: flipping Congressional District 7, which has been represented by ...

Crime for Aug. 12

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MARSHALL — A 35-year-old woman was arrested on a Lyon County warrant at 10:07 p.m. Monday on the 500 block of East Main Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An incident reported at 8 p.m. Monday on the 1100 block of Washington Avenue is under investigation, Marshall Police said. ...

Storm causes major damage at YME

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GRANITE FALLS — Powerful storms caused a lot of damage in parts of southwest Minnesota on Saturday. Communities in the Marshall area reported downed trees, power outages, and even some more extreme damage. In Granite Falls, winds tore the roofing membrane and ventilation system off part of ...

Large turnout for mail-in ballots reported in Lyon Co.

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MARSHALL — Primary elections for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congressional District 7, and Minnesota Senate District 22 are today. And while fewer Lyon County precincts than ever before have in-person polling places, voter participation has been up. “We already have over double what we had in ...

One dead in motorcycle, pickup crash

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GRANITE FALLS — A Wisconsin man was killed in a Friday crash involving a motorcyclist and a pickup truck, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The State Patrol identified the motorcyclist as Steven Thomas Weber, 56, of Hudson, Wis. Weber was pronounced dead at the crash scene from injuries he ...

Crime and Accidents for Aug. 11

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GARVIN — A 22-year-old man was arrested for domestic assault at 11:42 p.m. Sunday on the 600 block of Fourth Street, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said. MARSHALL — A vehicle was struck by an unknown vehicle at 8:55 p.m. Sunday on the 200 block of East Main Street, Marshall Police ...

A Ride 2 Remember

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GRANITE FALLS — U.S. Army Sgt. Andrea Willis needed some support from her boyfriend, Cody Haugen, as she stood in front of more than 200 motorcycle riders. Wiping some tears from her face, she started to speak. “I just got back from Iraq, literally about three weeks ago,” she said ...

Lincoln Co. schools make plans for fall learning

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LINCOLN COUNTY — What learning looks like at area schools this fall will partly depend on what COVID-19 rates look like in Minnesota counties, according to guidance the Minnesota Department of Health released last week. Thanks to spikes in COVID-19 cases in July, it looked like schools in ...

Group protests new vehicle standards plan

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NEW ULM — A series of informal events called “Say No to California Car Mandate” are being held across Southern Minnesota this month in opposition to Gov. Tim Walz’s proposed plan to adopt a set of auto emission and electric vehicles regulations aimed at fighting climate ...

Crime for Aug. 10

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MARSHALL — A stray dog was caught and later released to its owner in an animal complaint reported at 7:46 a.m. Friday on the intersection of North Bruce Street and Birch Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An incident reported at 10:23 a.m. Friday in Marshall is under investigation, ...

Stuff the Bus

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MARSHALL — It’s been a year with a lot of uncertainties — but even in the face of a pandemic, area community members still came together to help kids get needed school supplies. Organizers of the 2020 Stuff the Bus school supply drive said more than 52,000 items were distributed to ...

SMSU to require self-screenings starting Monday

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MARSHALL — Starting Monday, Southwest Minnesota State University will be taking additional steps to help protect students from COVID-19. The university will now require everyone who comes to campus — including students, employees, vendors and visitors — to take a self-assessment survey ...

Crime

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MARSHALL — A report is pending on an incident at 2:30 a.m. Friday on the 300 block of North Third Street, Marshall Police said. TRACY — A suspicious vehicle was reported at 10:46 p.m. Thursday on the 200 block of Elm Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. ...

Flu shots coming

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MARSHALL — While the COVID-19 pandemic has been getting most of the attention this year, other respiratory illnesses like influenza haven’t gone away. The peak of flu season isn’t here yet, but some providers in the Marshall area are getting ready to offer fall flu shots. Getting a flu ...

S.D. governor uses virus restrictions elsewhere to lure business

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PIERRE, S.D. — Gov. Kristi Noem is using COVID-19 restrictions in other states to lure businesses to relocate to South Dakota. And while competition with South Dakota has always been a concern for businesses in southwest Minnesota, the timing of the ad campaign hurts, Marshall business and ...

Byrnes, Meister, Lozinski file for council re-election

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MARSHALL — With only a few days left in the filing period, it still doesn’t look like there are any contested races for Marshall’s city council. As of Thursday, Marshall Mayor Bob Byrnes and two Marshall council members have filed for re-election, but there weren’t yet any challengers, ...

SMSU cancels September commencement

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MARSHALL — Celebrations for the graduating class of 2020 were already put on hold once at Southwest Minnesota State University. Unfortunately, restrictions on large gatherings haven’t lifted in Minnesota, so a planned September commencement event won’t be held, university officials said ...