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By land and by water

Young and old waited in suspense for Saturday’s grand parade during the Balaton Fun Fest on Saturday.Celebrations were also held in Marshall, Ruthton and Hendricks over during the holiday weekend.

‘I don’t believe she represents us at all’

MARSHALL — The campaign season hadn’t kicked into high gear yet, but Democratic congressional candidate Jill Abahsain was already out on the trail over the Fourth of July weekend. “I just want to get the message out to as many constituents as possible, to vote to keep Minnesota a ...

Aerospace classes launch lots of fun

MARSHALL — You can tell when it’s launch time at the Lyon County 4-H’s aerospace classes, Sam Jens said. Parents will arrive before the end of class, just to watch and cheer as kids send rockets made of pop bottles and other household materials shooting into the sky. “They’ll ...

Delayed Highway 68 project starts July 12

MARSHALL — A highway project that was originally supposed to start in May will be getting underway this month instead, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said. Work to replace culverts and widen the shoulders of Minnesota Highway 68 will start July 12, MnDOT announced Friday. ...

Catching big air

WABASSO — A lot of work goes into just one night of freestyle ATV, motorcycle and BMX bike jumps and flips. But Derek Guetter said it was all worth it to see the faces at the front of the crowd. “You could see the kids were so fired up,” Guetter said. “It’s so much fun doing ...

Sharing ‘a labor of love’

MARSHALL — There are all kinds of plants in bloom in Lori and Val Eberspacher’s garden — from petunias and roses to bright red geraniums. And next week, they’ll get to share them with visitors on the Tracy Area Garden and Quilts Tour. “It’s a labor of love,” Lori Eberspacher ...