×

News

YMCA in phase three

Local News

MARSHALL — Nearly a month after reopening to the public, the Marshall Area YMCA reported a confirmed case of COVID-19, its first since the pandemic began. Marshall YMCA Executive Director Tom Bolin said they were notified by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) of the lab confirmed ...

Crime and Accidents for July 7

News of Record

COTTONWOOD — A 28-year-old man was cited for no valid Minnesota driver’s license in an incident reported at 10:44 a.m. Saturday on the intersection of Lyon County Road 22 and Lyon County Road 9, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. RUTHTON — A report is pending for the theft of ...

Telling Laura’s story in a different way

Local News

After the Wilder Pageant was canceled for the season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers came up with a modern way to tell the story of a pioneer girl. A series of six Facebook Live programs, “Laura’s Prairie Summer,” which includes a mix of live and recorded scenes, contests, ...

Crime and Accidents for July 6

News of Record

MARSHALL — No report was in yet on a public disturbance reported at 3:48 pa.m. Saturday on the 300 block of South Bruce Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A report is being sent to the city attorney for a domestic abuse no contact order violation in an incident reported at 3:43 a.m. ...

Getting the family together again

Local News

Normally, Jane Vraspir visits with her mother Ruth Rust in Marshall every two or three weeks. But when COVID-19 started spreading across Minnesota, long-term care facilities like Avera Morningside Heights closed to visitors. “It’s been since February 28, since we were able to visit ...

Louwagie jumps into Congressional Dist. 7 race

Local News

MARSHALL — A Marshall area farmer entered the race for the District 7th Congressional seat that is now held by Democrat Collin Peterson. William Louwagie recently filed to be on the ballot for Minnesota’s Aug. 11 primary election as a Republican. Louwagie will be facing a tough field of ...

‘I was too scared to do anything’

Local News

LAKE BENTON — The decision to join the U.S. military was an easy one for Don Evers. “I went because there was nothing to do on the farm,” Evers said, looking back to 1958 after he graduated from Lake Benton High School. “I just decided one day right after Christmas. I told my dad, I ...

‘It was just meant to be that way’

Local News

MARSHALL — It was more than 50 years ago, but they remember it as if it was yesterday. It was 1968 and Ron Mann was a 21-year-old U.S. Army Lieutenant stationed at Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Like the other young men stationed at the base, he watched the nurses arrive ...

Lighting up the 4th

Local News

MARSHALL — Marshall’s Fourth of July celebrations have weathered some storms in the past, from extreme rain to debris cleanup from windstorms in 2011. But COVID-19 presented some brand new challenges, said Marshall Community Services Director Scott VanDerMillen. “I think it’s ...

Lyon Co. reaches 300 total COVID-19 cases

Local News

MARSHALL — The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Lyon County has continued to rise this month. The total number of cases reported in Lyon County residents is now at 300, the Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday. The MDH reported a total of 426 new cases across the state on ...

Sik gets probation, service work for pipeline break

Local News

MARSHALL — A Cottonwood man received a stay of imposition of sentence for a Magellan pipeline break that spilled diesel fuel into a drainage ditch system, Lyon County court records said. While Tanner John Sik’s sentence was stayed, court records said he will perform 200 hours of service ...

Crime for July 2

News of Record

TRACY — A domestic incident was reported at 2:06 a.m. Wednesday on the 400 block of Third Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — A 28-year-old man was arrested for fourth degree property damage and disorderly conduct at 9:22 p.m. Tuesday on the 100 ...

Ag Briefs

Ag and Extension

SDA announces loan maturity for Marketing Assistance Loans now extended to 12 months Agricultural producers now have more time to repay Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ...

National Pollinator Week

Ag and Extension

Have you ever seen a huge bumblebee searching through a yellow peony flower looking for pollen? Or have you ever seen a swarm of bees on white or purple clover? The sound that they make is hard to describe yet very fascinating! Last week was the National Pollinator week in the United States. ...

Virus couldn’t stop Scouts

Local News

MARSHALL — Going camping is a time-honored tradition in Scouting — but as with a lot of traditions this year, it had to change to go along with COVID-19 precautions. Rather than let social distancing put a stop to a planned campout, a pack of Marshall area Cub Scouts got creative, with a ...

Mike’s Cafe closed until ‘further notice’

Local News

MARSHALL — Ross Taveirne had hoped it wouldn’t come down to closing the doors at Mike’s Cafe. But between the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on restaurants in Minnesota, sales this spring had been a fraction of what they normally were. “In April and May we were down about 80-85% ...

Hotel artifacts to go to Lyon Co. Historical Society

Local News

MARSHALL — The former Marshall Hotel is in the process of being demolished, but key pieces of the historic building like its neon sign are being preserved. On Tuesday, the city of Marshall announced that it is donating the sign and details like wrought iron railings to the Lyon County ...

New Ulm Police shoot wayward cow after hour-long chase

Local News

NEW ULM — After trying to round up a large, wayward cow for more than an hour Sunday afternoon, New Ulm Police shot it to death. They came to an agreement with its owner that it was a threat to public safety. Police officer Aaron Lewandowski said the animal fell out of a trailer near 20th ...