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Painting the town purple

Photo by Deb Gau Area residents and members of the Marshall Area Dementia Awareness Network (MADAN) gathered for a moment of silence at Memorial Park on Tuesday evening. Above: MADAN member Jaen Weilage released a single purple balloon. She encouraged everyone present to recall people with ...

Power line proposal draws objections from landowners

MARSHALL — Neighbors of a power line that runs along part of Lyon County Road 8 voiced objections to a plan to rebuild the line closer to their property. Members of the Lyon County Board heard from both East River Electric and Lyon County resident Scott Josephson on Tuesday when the energy ...

Getting through a year of challenges

MARSHALL — The past year was an unpredictable one for many industries, as the COVID-19 pandemic affected everything from food supplies to transportation and labor. Dairy farmers in southwest Minnesota have also had to deal with challenges, although they may not have been hit as hard as ...

Youth jobs initiative expands in region

Special to the Independent MARSHALL — A new jobs training project in the Marshall area aims to connect young workers, schools and local employers. Renae Jenniges was hired this spring for a newly created position as Work and Learn coordinator in the Marshall, Tracy and Minneota school ...

Lucan Pretzel Days rolls along with Bohemian tractor pull

LUCAN — Andy Warner and his three Chubs teammates followed a simple plan in winning the first-ever Bohemian tractor pull at Lucan Pretzel Days on Saturday afternoon. “No strategy, just pulling,” Warner said Warner, Zach Turbes, Michael Turbes and Andrew Turbes pulled a 3,500-pound Allis ...

Father-son duo captures Shetek walleye fishing title

LAKE SHETEK — Over 100 teams of eager anglers braved the heat and took to the waters of Lake Shetek at the crack of dawn Saturday to compete in the annual Shetek Area Sportsmen Association Walleye Fishing Tournament. With a grand prize of $1,500 on the line, the teams comprised of two ...