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Photo by Sam Thiel Marshall fans cheer on the wrestling team during their match against Worthington on Thursday.

Omicron ‘taking off’ in the region

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A surge in COVID cases caused by the omicron variant of the virus continues to put stress on health care systems in the region. In a joint press conference on Thursday, representatives of both the Avera Health and Sanford Health systems said COVID positivity rates were ...

Hwy 212 among areas of focus for transportation group

MARSHALL — There’s a lot of room for improvement on southwest Minnesota’s highways — and local transportation advocates have had an active year, Marshall Area Transportation Group Chairman David Sturrock said this week. On Tuesday, Sturrock gave Lyon County commissioners an overview ...

MACCRAY school bus driver found dead in Tyler

TYLER — A school bus driver who was waiting for the MACCRAY High School girls basketball team was found dead on Tuesday night, Tyler Police said. Tyler Police Chief AJ Anderson said driver Jean Waltz was found unresponsive in the school bus, which was parked on the west side of the ...

Protecting the right to vote

MARSHALL — Ensuring the right of Americans to vote, regardless of their skin color, was a key part of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. But the push to protect voting rights didn’t end there, Southwest Minnesota State University professors said. Legislation and Supreme Court decisions ...

Resident group sues Broadmoor Valley owner

MARSHALL — The Broadmoor Valley manufactured home park is already the focus of legal action by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office and the city of Marshall. Now, an organization representing Broadmoor Valley residents has also filed a lawsuit against the park’s owner. Both Paul ...