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‘A permanent home’

A sculpture by John Sterner has a permanent home at the University of Minnesota’s Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen. The Arboretum accepted his sculpture titled “Kiciuzapi” for outdoor display in the ornamental grasses garden area. It was donated by owners Carl and Nancy Cambrone of ...

Hwy. 59 repair project nearly complete

MARSHALL — Concrete repairs on U.S. Highway 59 in Lyon and Murray County are nearly complete, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said Thursday. A detour that was in place between U.S. Highway 14 and Highway 30 has been lifted, MnDOT said. Work crews are still finishing road ...

Marshall Area Chamber to move back to Main Street

MARSHALL — The Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to move to a new office — but the location is a familiar one for many Marshall residents. Chamber President Brad Gruhot said the Chamber will be returning to its former location at 317 West Main Street. “We hope to ...

Talking state politics

MARSHALL — Minnesota lawmakers will have a lot on their plates in the upcoming session, with issues ranging from drawing new legislative districts to covering the cost of COVID-19 responses, area legislators said Thursday. “It’ll be an interesting session,” said Sen. Gary Dahms, ...

Tyler makes $7.2M bonding request for sewer expansion

MARSHALL — It’s been a dry year — but that’s a relief to Tyler residents, city officials said. When there are heavy rains, the result on the Tyler’s sewer system is destructive. Speaking to members of the Minnesota Legislature on Tuesday, Tyler Mayor Joan Jagt recalled the spring ...

House Capital Investment chair hopes for ‘robust’ 2022 bonding bill

MARSHALL — Minnesota lawmakers were on the road in southwest Minnesota this week listening to pitches for some of the public projects seeking state bonding dollars in 2022. At a stop in Marshall on Tuesday, the projects included upgrades to a railroad line in Redwood and Renville counties, ...