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Making the census count

Local News

MARSHALL — The days are counting down closer to April 1, the day of the 2020 U.S. Census — and local and county government, community organizations and even schools are trying to get the word out. It’s because there’s a lot more at stake than just a headcount of people living in ...

Crime and Accidents for Feb. 22

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MARSHALL — A 23-year-old man was arrested for second degree assault, making terroristic threats and fleeing law enforcement in an incident reported at 11:14 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of East College Drive and Minnesota Highway 19, Marshall Police said. TRACY — Fraud was ...

100 years providing insurance

Features

Minnesota’s largest farm insurance provider, North Star Mutual, is celebrating a century of insurance service in 2020. Feb. 15 marked the 100th anniversary of North Star Mutual Insurance Company, a policyholder owned property-casualty insurance carrier serving the Midwest. The company was ...

A place to power up

Local News

MARSHALL — People looking for a place to plug in their electric cars now have a new option in Marshall. An electric vehicle (EV) charging hub installed in one of Marshall’s major shopping areas is now operational and ready to use, Marshall Municipal Utilities announced this week. The EV ...

Otto Bremer Trust awards grants to Marshall area organizations

Local News

ST. PAUL — Area organizations were the recipients of Otto Bremer Trust grants last year. The trust gave out a total of $56,845,772 in grants and program-related investments in 2019 to more than 650 organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, and western Wisconsin. The total represents OBT’s ...

Crime for Feb. 21

News of Record

GARVIN — A 19-year-old woman was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a traffic incident at 8:37 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 14 and Lyon County Road 9, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said. MARSHALL — A 26-year-old man ...

SMSU Drama Club goes prehistoric with ‘Firebringer’

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MARSHALL — When searching for a show to do for the Southwest Minnesota State University Drama Club, Mary Jean Porter turned to the Internet. “I found this one by accident on YouTube,” Porter said of the show she’s directing. The Southwest Minnesota State University Drama Club is ...

Marshall Schools awards $19.8M bid for new elementary

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BMARSHALL — Marshall Public Schools reached another milestone on the path to building a planned elementary school on Southview Drive. On Tuesday, members of the school board approved a total $19.892 million construction bid package for the project, from Peska Construction, Inc., of Sioux ...

Minnesota Extension examines population trends

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GRANITE FALLS — Educators from the University of Minnesota Extension Service are hoping to find some silver linings with rural population trends in an upcoming survey report. Neil Linscheid, one of Extension’s regional community economics educators, made a presentation last week to the ...

Crime and Accidents for Feb. 20

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MARSHALL — Theft from a vehicle reported at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday on the 300 block of South Bruce Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A report is pending on a domestic assault incident at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday on the 300 block of South Bruce Street, Marshall Police ...

Pruning shrubs

Ag and Extension

As the snow melts, and we know it will, we may have some interesting things going on with our buried trees and shrubs. Mice, voles and other small animals may have been using the cover of our deep snow to get at some of our plants. The tricky part about pruning shrubs, especially flowering ...

Attorney says lawsuit possible over LGBT flag at MMS

Local News

MARSHALL — Controversy over a rainbow flag in the Marshall Middle School cafeteria continued at Tuesday’s school board meeting, with another packed gallery and around 30 people getting up to speak during a public forum period. However, this time the discussion also came with the possibility ...

Lyon Co. to send out buffer law letters

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MARSHALL — Owners of more than 200 land parcels in Lyon County will be getting letters warning that they need to plant a wider buffer around drainage ditches or other bodies of water on their property, Lyon County Soil and Water Conservation District staff said Tuesday. The letters will ...

Pedal for a Purpose on Leap Day at YMCA

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MARSHALL — On Leap Day at the Marshall Area YMCA, people will be hopping on stationary bicycles, pedaling for a good cause. Pedal for a Purpose, a team indoor cycling fundraiser hosted by the Marshall Area YMCA and Southwest Minnesota State University, will be from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, ...

Crime and Accidents for Feb. 19

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 25-year-old man was arrested on a Department of Corrections warrant at 8:11 p.m. Monday on the 600 block of West Main Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A vehicle was struck by an unknown vehicle in a hit-and-run incident at 7:52 p.m. Monday on the 400 block of West ...

Love to read

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Photo by Karin Elton Holy Redeemer School eighth-grader Lily Verkinderen helps kindergartner Kaylany Avalos read a book Monday morning in Paula Dudgeon’s class. The two were part of the school’s “I Love to Read” events. Each grade was paired up with another grade level and read to or ...

WRAP to have rally Feb. 25 for domestic violence awareness

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MARSHALL – WoMen’s Rural Advocacy Programs, Inc. (WRAP) will host a rally 4:45-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Marshall-Lyon County Library. Event attendees called on elected officials at the Capitol to support survivors and domestic violence services. Advocates asked elected officials ...

Hillclimb brings back snowmobile memories

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GOLDEN GATE CAMPGROUND — Several hundred spectators and more than 65 driver entries including a number of racers more than 50 years old participated in the River Valley Dutchmen Snowmobile Club Hillclimb at Golden Gate Campground Saturday. For Tom and Nancy Anderl of New Ulm, it was like ...

Crime for Feb. 18

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MARSHALL — A dog was taken to the kennel in an animal complaint at 12:09 p.m. Sunday on the 400 block of Elaine Avenue, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A Marshall man, 27, was arrested for DWI at 12:57 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of North Third Street and West Main Street, Marshall ...