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Marshall eyes grant to upgrade truck route

Local News

MARSHALL — The city of Marshall is among the local communities that will be seeking state grant funding for road projects this year. On Tuesday, members of the Marshall City Council passed a support resolution for a Local Road Improvement Program grant of up to $1.25 million to resurface ...

Walz lays out timeline for future COVID vaccines

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As Minnesota continues to roll out COVID-19 vaccines, the focus will stay on seniors for a little longer. Gov. Tim Walz announced Thursday that the state will wait until 70% of adults age 65 and older are vaccinated before expanding eligibility to other high-risk groups. Walz and the ...

Roof replacement for fire hall approved

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MARSHALL — After 25 years, roof of the Marshall fire station has developed some leaks. But a solution will be coming, after the Marshall City Council approved a contractor’s proposal to replace the roof. Fire Chief Quentin Brunsvold brought three roofing proposals to the city council at ...

Minn. Senate hears rural broadband bills

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ST. PAUL — The Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Finance and Policy Committee heard three bills on Wednesday that would provide funding for the Border-to-Border Broadband Grant Program. The bills would improve access to affordable broadband especially for the state’s underserved ...

Crime

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MARSHALL — A 45-year-old woman was cited for speeding at 6:40 a.m. Thursday on the 2100 block of Lyon County Road 5, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said. MARSHALL — A 30-year-old man was cited for open bottle and not having a valid Minnesota driver’s license at 9:48 p.m. Wednesday ...

Avera Physicians earn certification

Public Notices

MARSHALL— Anna Gregoire, MD, Dermatology, and Kevin Mahoney, DPM, Podiatry, Avera Medical Group Marshall, recently earned board certification in their fields. Certification demonstrates that a medical professional has the most current clinical knowledge and the skill and experience needed to ...

Bringing the story to life

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MARSHALL — They seem like unlikely friends: a water rat, a badger, a shy mole, and a wealthy toad obsessed with driving cars. But the relationships between the animal characters really form the heart of the Southwest Minnesota State University Drama Club’s latest student-run ...

Alcorn, Sturrock to chair Lyon Co. Republicans

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MARSHALL — The Lyon County Republicans chose new officers at last weekend’s county convention. But while Debbie Clark and Layle French are stepping down after many years as county Republican co-chairs, there will still be a good mix of experience and new faces in the committee, party ...

Crime

News of Record

MARSHALL — An domestic abuse no-contact order violation reported at 3:56 a.m. Wednesday on the 600 block of West Marshall Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 23-year-old man turned himself in on a Lyon County warrant at 12:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Law ...

SMSU forensics wins limited entry state championship

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MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University Forensics team took the Minnesota Collegiate Forensics Association (MCFA) Limited Entry division state championship on Feb. 21. SMSU had a team of eight participants, and all were either freshmen or sophomores. “Two years ago, none of ...

United Way of Southwest Minnesota Community impact grants open

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United Way of Southwest Minnesota announced that the 2021 community impact grants are now open and must address at least one of UWSWMN’s priority areas. Programs must be delivered in our service area which includes Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui ...

100 days in school

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MARSHALL — It was a milestone day, and students at Park Side Elementary were celebrating how far they had come through the school year. On Monday, Park Side marked the 100th day of school with special activities and visits from guests like the Marshall Tiger mascot. Celebrating the ...

SMSU gets $1.8M commitment from alumna Deeann Griebel

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MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University alumna Deeann J. Griebel has made a commitment that will provide $1.8 million for the Student Success and Advising Center and scholarships at the institution. According to a SMSU release, Griebel’s investment will allow for the creation of ...

Marshall Council divided over vehicle standards resolution

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MARSHALL — Members of the Marshall City Council were divided Tuesday night on whether to formally speak out against Minnesota adopting low-emission vehicle standards similar to California. Council members were united in thinking the question should be left up to the state Legislature ...

Mopping up diesel

Local News

MARSHALL — A call about spilled diesel fuel in a Marshall parking lot ended up being a bigger job than expected, Marshall Fire Chief Quentin Brunsvold said. Firefighters were paged to the parking lot outside Perkins around 4:30 p.m. Monday to help mop up the spill on Monday afternoon. ...

Lyon Co. approves tax relief for fire-destroyed properties

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MARSHALL — The Lyon County Board has approved tax relief for a pair of Marshall area homes that were destroyed last year. The two affected properties include the site of a deadly gas explosion just east of Marshall, and a house on Marshall’s Main Street that was severely damaged in a ...

Road improvements

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MARSHALL — Semi trucks and farm equipment are a common sight traveling through southwest Minnesota — but a lot of heavy traffic eventually takes a toll on roads. In Lyon County, the cities of Ghent and Russell are trying to find ways to cover the cost of rebuilding some well-traveled ...

SWHHS administers 2,500 doses; more than 600 receive both doses

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MARSHALL — Area health care providers are continuing to distribute COVID-19 vaccine to essential workers and high-risk populations, as Minnesota passes the one-million mark for vaccine doses given. While local vaccination efforts don’t make up a large portion of those total doses, ...

Federal Reserve sees modest pickup in hiring this month

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve says there’s evidence that hiring has picked up in recent weeks, though the job market remains badly damaged by the pandemic. In its semi-annual monetary policy report released Friday, the Fed said it has been watching job data compiled by payroll ...