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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 ...