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‘It’s part of us’

MARSHALL — Emily Pochardt said she became a certified nursing assistant because she wanted to be able to help care for people. Over time, it’s also become something of a family calling. Pochardt and two of her children — her daughter Belinda and son Dean — are all CNAs together at Avera ...

Having fun in Tyler, Canby

Photo by Jake Przytarski The 50th class reunion float for the Tyler High School classes of 1970 and ‘71 passes by during the Aebleskiver Days Grand Parade on Saturday.

Working through supply challenges

MARSHALL — Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, problems like supply chain disruptions and labor shortages have had an impact on a wide range of businesses in southwest Minnesota. Farm and construction equipment dealers haven’t been spared those challenges either, local businesspeople ...

Up for the challenge

MARSHALL — In the summer of 1981, a 28-year old Steve Myhrberg of Glens Falls, New York set out on a cross-country bicycle trip with his wife Pat in celebration of their eight-year anniversary. The couple went on to make it through the first leg of the tour, which included a stop in Marshall ...

Lyon Co. Board hears Garvin Park proposal

MARSHALL — Lyon County will be applying for grant funding for a proposed $1.6 million in updates to facilities at Garvin Park, ranging from picnic shelters to campsites and restrooms. Lyon County Environmental Administrator Roger Schroeder went over concept sketches for the proposal ...

Out for a drive

Photo by Deb Gau The Marshall Shades of the Past car club and local seniors cruised through town Wednesday evening during the club’s annual ice cream social. Club members served ice cream for residents at Boulder Estates, Hill Street Place, and Heritage Pointe, and took residents for rides ...