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Leading the way

A young person has been recognized for her efforts to promote her field of expertise — marketing. She has mentored college students, spoken before an international audience and runs her own business. Marshall native Bridget Deutz was recently awarded the Emerging Leader award from the ...

Not a car, not a bike

Described as a cross between a motorcycle and a car with one rear wheel and two wheels in the front, the ultra-rare line of Vanderhall “autocycles” manufactured in Provo, Utah, are a sight to behold at first glance. “I joke with people that it is not for a shy person because it gets ...

Feeling lucky and ‘blessed’ on Stelter Holstein Dairy Farm

It’s almost noon on a brisk February morning. David Stelter walks by a couple of dairy cows standing inside the barn and into a small room to check on the newest additions. Two calves, just hours old, lay on the floor, their heads resting on the pieces of carpet laid out for them. One of the ...

‘We remember’

Kendra Wies read the name of a victim of domestic abuse. “Gennie Marie Kingbird” “We remember” was the response from the crowd of 30 people inside the Marshall-Lyon County Library. Kingbird died in a hospital in Red Lake in 2019. Her husband contacted police and led them to his ...

100 years providing insurance

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 ...

Air-tight business

Back in 1978, Minneota’s Yvonne Sontag thought Tupperware sounded like a good opportunity to earn extra income. Forty-two years later, she’s still selling Tupperware. She takes part in about one Tupperware party a week on average, and also shows her products at the Lyon County Fair and ...

Finding peace in Rome

Deacon Shawn Polman is back in Minnesota now, but maybe his spirit is still in Rome. Polman, the son of Ronald and Jean Polman of Cottonwood and 2012 graduate of Lakeview Public School, spent the month of January in Rome as part of a class of 13 deacons who are set to be ordained to the ...

Working with wood

Marshall area retirees aren’t just whittling away their time — they are creating wooden toys and household items such as picture frames and cutting boards. The toys, such as checkerboards and lawn dice, will get collected and stored until the middle of December. That’s the time Lyon ...

Taking care of the city’s turf

Marshall is his home and he is proud of his part in keeping the city beautiful and well-maintained. “I always like it when someone mentions the parks in Marshall or how clean it is,” Parks Superintendent Preston Stensrud said. “I like giving back. I was born and raised in Marshall and I ...

Creating city banners

Some kids have artwork tacked to refrigerator doors. Eleven Lakeview art students have their creations displayed on city lamp posts. The city of Cottonwood has new banners on downtown streets courtesy of John Sterner’s art class. The students were given free rein on the composition of the ...

‘Building relationships’

MARSHALL — Girls and boys — participate in speech in high school, you never know where it will take you. Winning a state speech contest may have taken Marshall High School graduate class of 2014 Jessica Oaxaca to the state Capitol. Oaxaca is the deputy press secretary for Governor Tim Walz ...

A year of scandal, economic growth

The Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau is still working to rebuild community trust after its former director was sentenced to prison for 68 months in July after being convicted of embezzling $265,000. Current CVB Director Lauren Deutz went before the Marshall City Council on Dec. 17 to ...

A year of scandal, economic growth

The Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau is still working to rebuild community trust after its former director was sentenced to prison for 68 months in July after being convicted of embezzling $265,000. Current CVB Director Lauren Deutz went before the Marshall City Council on Dec. 17 to ...

On course to build

From LEGOs and Popsicle sticks to constructing his own canoe, 2019 Marshall High School graduate Kyle Murphy has taken his love of building things to a select engineering college in New York. Murphy, the son of Sandy and Ken Murphy of Marshall, received a full-tuition scholarship worth over ...

A collection Nativity Scenes

There are ones made out of cardboard, ones made out of ceramic, there are knitted ones and ones made out of tree bark. A variety of nativity scenes can be viewed at the Lyon County Museum. The Heritage Room Christmas Display features over 60 nativity scenes. The display and the seventh annual ...

A collection of Nativity Scenes

There are ones made out of cardboard, ones made out of ceramic, there are knitted ones and ones made out of tree bark. A variety of nativity scenes can be viewed at the Lyon County Museum. The Heritage Room Christmas Display features over 60 nativity scenes. The display and the seventh annual ...

Heart 2 Heart time

The sound of strapping tape being pulled could be heard mixed in with Bruce Springsteen singing “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” at the Marshall National Guard Armory Monday morning. It’s the Heart to Heart time of year. A group of volunteers were assembling boxes and others were ...

Sustaining a series

MARSHALL His books are set some time in the future. The world he created, along with much of the solar system, are controlled by a giant, often-indifferent corporation that has power over government, space mining, technology, the military and much of public life. It’s about as far away from ...

Christmas tree memories

The Lyon County Museum has more than a baker’s dozen of trees on display for the Christmas season, and all of them reflect someone’s inspiration. A full set of trees are featured this month at the museum’s Christmas Tree Walk. Trees are interspersed throughout the three-story facility, ...