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Empowering young people

A supportive adult can make a huge difference in a young person’s life, Brittany Miller said. It’s something she wants more southwest Minnesota youth to be able to have. “Giving kids that opportunity is something I want to do,” she said. As youth programs coordinator with WoMen’s ...

Lyon Co. holds hearing on proposed ditch repair

MARSHALL — A hearing on a proposed ditch repair project in southern Lyon County drew an audience, but not many public comments, on Tuesday. Lyon County commissioners heard, and then approved, the report for repairs on County Ditch 14. The CD 14 repair project would replace some drainage ...

CD7 candidate to visit Marshall Saturday

MARSHALL — A Minnesota businessman running for Congress against U.S. Rep. Michelle Fischbach will be making a stop in Marshall over the weekend. Steve Boyd, of rural Kensington, will be holding a town hall meeting Saturday at the Marshall Area YMCA. The town hall discussion, titled “What ...

Math competition no problem for MMS students

MARSHALL — They get up early in the morning and solve math problems for fun. And the efforts of students on the Marshall Middle School math team have paid off — a group of team members are headed for the state MathCounts competition in the Twin Cities in March. Learning new math skills ...

Answering the FAQs on state’s new flag

MARSHALL — New designs were chosen for the Minnesota state flag and state seal late last year — but area residents still have a lot of questions about them, Anita Gaul said. “There’s a real interest in it,” she said. Gaul, who served as the vice chair of the State Emblems Redesign ...

Staff shortages ongoing challenge for SWHHS

MARSHALL — Southwest Health and Human Services is in a better financial position than it was several years ago, but issues like shortages of nurses and social workers continue to be a concern, Director of Health and Human Services Beth Wilms said this week. “I think we’re in a good ...