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County OKs permit for 1-megawatt solar project near Tracy

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MARSHALL — Lyon County commissioners approved a conditional use permit for a new solar project near Tracy on Tuesday. But even with a permit, there could still be obstacles to the project being built. It comes down to whether the project gets an interconnection agreement for the electricity ...

Lyon Co. Board to negotiate for Sentenced to Service agreement

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MARSHALL — Lyon County commissioners said a state program that manages community service work for low-risk offenders has had benefits for the county in the past — but over the last two years, they weren’t sure they were getting a good value from the program. Instead of approving a new ...

Crime for April 21

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BALATON — A suspicious vehicle reported at 11:21 p.m. Monday at the intersection of South Summit Avenue and West First Street is under investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said. BALATON — Parties in an assault reported at 8:39 p.m. Monday on the 100 block of North ...

MPS to enter negotiations to privatize MACC

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MARSHALL — The name of a possible new operator for the Marshall Area Childcare Center was made public Monday night during a Marshall School Board meeting. Board members voted to enter negotiations with Canoga Park Childcare on a possible arrangement to privatize MACC. Earlier this month, ...

Granite Falls man injured in Sunday hit-and-run

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GRANITE FALLS — Emergency responders conducted a large search Sunday morning for the victim of a hit-and-run incident reported in Granite Falls. A 55-year-old Granite Falls man was located at a residence in town and later flown to a Twin Cities area hospital for treatment of his injuries, ...

Crime for April 20

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BALATON — Theft of services reported at 10:16 a.m. Friday on the 100 block of South Summit Avenue is under investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. TAUNTON — An incident reported at 12:15 p.m. Friday on the 3800 block of Lyon Lincoln Road is under investigation, the ...

Stacking up the shoes

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MARSHALL — When they started a shoe donation drive last month, members of the Marshall Area PTA were hoping for a good response. But as the donations started to stack up, PTA President Laura Jenson said there was something she didn’t count on. “I wasn’t exactly prepared for the ...

Crime for April 19

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MARSHALL — A suspicious incident reported at 5:24 a.m. Sunday on the 100 block of East Main Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A report was sent to the city attorney’s office for consideration of charges in a domestic incident at 3:26 p.m. Saturday on the ...

One injured in Hanley Falls crash

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HANLEY FALLS — A motorist was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital after his car struck a tree on Friday, the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office said. The crash is under investigation. The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a one-vehicle crash at the intersection of Yellow Medicine ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

Online Beef Quality Assurance & Secure Beef Supply training scheduled University of Minnesota Extension, along with Minnesota Beef Council, will host several online Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and Secure Beef Supply (SBS) training sessions starting in April through June. Producers only ...

Gardening tips

Ag and Extension

Gardening can be tricky as it is but we can help out our odds by raising plants that work well with our growing conditions. We first have to consider what growing zone we are in (Zone 4 or 4b for our area) and go from there. There are some folks who have microclimates in their backyards and can ...

Hotel getting a makeover

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MARSHALL — The hotel has operated under different brands and owners in its history. But the new owners of the former Ramada location in Marshall say they’re here for the long run. One step in their plan is to give the 100-room facility a makeover, Kyle Schock said. “We had Marshall ...

Dahms touts jobs budget bill passed by MN Senate

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ST. PAUL — A bill that Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, says will promote business and economic recovery was passed by the Senate on Thursday. The Omnibus Jobs and Economic Growth budget bill focuses on economic recovery, workforce training, business development services and addressing the ...

Crime-Accidents

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Crime MARSHALL — Assault reported at 8:09 p.m. Thursday on Carrow Circle is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An 18-year-old woman was arrested in a domestic incident at 2:59 p.m. Thursday on Heritage Circle, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — Parties in an ...

Seeking relief from masks

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota State High School League board asked state health officials Thursday to allow spring sports athletes to compete outdoors without wearing masks. The recommendation by the league’s sports medicine advisory committee applies only to actual competition. ...

Ag, commerce funding bills clear MN Senate

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, reported that two bills cleared the Senate on Wednesday that impacts southwest Minnesota farmers and other resident. Both the Omnibus Agriculture and Rural Development budget bill and the Senate’s Commerce and Energy Omnibus bill, ...

Crime and Accidents for April 16

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MARSHALL — A 39-year-old man was arrested in a warrant pickup reported at 8:23 p.m. Wednesday on the 400 block of Maple Lane, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 38-year-old man was arrested in a warrant pickup reported at 3:03 p.m. Wednesday on the 600 block of North U.S. Highway 59, ...

‘Doing good for others’

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Special to the Independent Accounting Professor Glenn Bayerkohler, in his 33rd year at Southwest Minnesota State University, has been named the 2021 Cathy Cowan Award winner. Bayerkohler came to SMSU in 1988. Prior to that he worked one year for a law firm in Fairmont and for seven years as ...