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‘The need was there’

MARSHALL — Teri Hively was dealing with a new factor when she started planning for hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to go during a pandemic. “I do a lot of factoring into it. I factor what the economy is doing at the time. That’s why I anticipated this year was going to be bigger. With ...

CARES grant funding awarded to 78 local businesses

MARSHALL — Over a half-million dollars in funding from the CARES Act went to help a total of 78 Marshall businesses this summer and fall, Marshall EDA Director Lauren Deutz said. “Overall, we are very happy with who we are able to impact with these grants,” Deutz said. “We think ...

Paying It Forward with Christmas cheer

MARSHALL — Marshall area residents and businesses are coming together to make sure families in need can still have a merry Christmas — and there are ways the public can help, too. Pay It Forward Southwest MN is holding a toy donation drive this year. Individuals and businesses can sign up ...

City approves reimbursements, liquor license fee waivers

MARSHALL — Bars and restaurants closed to indoor service for the second time this year, and it’s still not certain whether they’ll be able to reopen after a four-week shutdown. Marshall city council members agreed they needed to help local businesses as best they could. On Tuesday, ...

Lyon County election results show strong lead for Republicans

MARSHALL — Republican candidates for national and state offices had strong support from Lyon County voters, election night data showed. President Donald Trump and Republican candidates for Minnesota state offices, like Rep. Chris Swedzinski and Sen. Bill Weber received more than 60% of ...

Lyon County election results show strong lead for Republicans

MARSHALL — Republican candidates for national and state offices had strong support from Lyon County voters, election night data showed. President Donald Trump and Republican candidates for Minnesota state offices, like Rep. Chris Swedzinski and Sen. Bill Weber received more than 60% of ...

Thanksgiving 5K goes virtual for COVID-19 safety

MARSHALL — Organizers of the annual Gobble Wobble 5K had been trying to roll with the punches this year, making changes to help keep participants safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. But after the latest executive order from Gov. Tim Walz, they had to change things up some more. This year, ...

Tree Walk at museum

Photo courtesy of the Lyon County Museum Pictured is one of the entries in the Lyon County Museum’s annual Christmas Tree Walk —1st Responder Support. There are three ways to donate for the 1st Responder Tree and the other trees while the museum is closed — Online: www.lyoncomuseum.org ...

Different kind of pest control

MARSHALL — A research project at Southwest Minnesota State University’s agronomy test plots could change the way fruit and vegetable crops are grown in the Upper Midwest. Agronomy Professor Adam Alford is leading a research study to evaluate how plastic matting of various colors affects ...

Solar project near Balaton gets county permit

BALATON — Plans for a one-megawatt solar farm near Balaton can move forward, after Lyon County commissioners approved a conditional use permit for the project. Developers plan to build close to 4,000 solar panels on 8.5 acres of land east of Lake Yankton, and the electricity they generate ...

A community effort

IVANHOE — Organizers of the two-decade long tradition of offering a community dinner and spearheading a food drive on the weekend before Thanksgiving faced several challenges this year. The Hendricks-Ivanhoe-Arco Area Food Shelf, the Ivanhoe Greenleaf 4-H Club and multiple Catholic charities ...

COVID-19 restrictions spark changes to ‘Light up the Night’

MARSHALL — The annual Light up the Night event is set to begin Friday with the great holiday fireworks and lights shows. The event held through the Christmas holiday season is hosted by Prairie Home Hospice and will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday at Independence Park. As a result of Gov. Tim ...

Looking a lot like Christmas inside Lyon County Museum

Photo courtesy of the Lyon County Museum Over the next few weeks, the Lyon County Museum will share photographs of decorated Christmas trees. This will include photographs of contributions to the eighth annual Indoor Christmas Tree Walk and the Heritage Room Christmas Display. Because of ...

‘It’s been difficult’

MARSHALL — Numbers of positive COVID-19 cases really started rising in southwest Minnesota this fall — and that’s about when Avera Morningside Heights Care Center also started to see more cases among its residents, Avera Marshall spokespeople said Friday. While Morningside Heights ...

Indoor venues prepare for temporary shutdown

MARSHALL — The Lyon County Museum had some big things planned as the holiday season approached — the annual Indoor Christmas Tree Walk was ready to open this weekend, and the grand opening of the museum’s newly-renovated second floor was set for Dec. 7. “In a normal year, this is our ...

Tenth COVID-19 death reported in Lyon County

MARSHALL — Positive cases of COVID-19 continued to rise across Minnesota on Thursday, and the Minnesota Department of Health reported a new one-day record of 72 deaths statewide. The newly-reported deaths included a Lyon County resident in their 80s. This marks the 10th COVID-19 death ...

Marshall Public Schools extends distance learning

MARSHALL — As numbers of COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the area, Marshall Public Schools announced it will be staying in distance learning for longer than originally planned. On Thursday, families in the school district received a notice that students will continue to use distance ...

Governor orders 4-week dial back

MARSHALL — Minnesotans have already been asked to make a lot of sacrifices this year, Gov. Tim Walz said. “We’ve done this before. We did this in the spring, and it was incredibly hard,” Walz said in an address to the state on Wednesday evening. But as COVID-19 cases surge across the ...

Taking the turkey to the curb

MARSHALL — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things this year, including the Thanksgiving holiday. But while gathering together won’t be possible this time, organizers of the annual community Thanksgiving meal in Marshall say they’re not holding back on the turkey and trimmings. ...

Chipping in for wheelchair accessibility

MARSHALL — The timing wouldn’t work for CARES grant funding, but Lyon County commissioners said they would still chip in to help pay for a wheelchair lift at the Veterans Memorial Center in Tracy. After hearing a request from the city of Tracy on Tuesday, the county board voted to approve a ...