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Fashion and fun on the 4-H stage

CANBY — “Here comes Izzy Kamrath in her darling white top with pink and blue flowers and pink ruffles around the bottom,” the announcer said as the Canby fifth grader walked to the front of the stage. The 2018 Yellow Medicine County 4-H Fashion Revue was starting inside the fairgrounds ...

Semi truck crashes into tree on CR 33

MARSHALL — A semi-tractor trailer driven by a 78-year-old male knocked over a tree on County Road 33 and North 7th Street in Marshall around 8 a.m. Monday, the Marshall Police Department said. Numerous local emergency personnel were summoned to the scene because of spilled fluids. The ...

Marshall protesters: Trump zero tolerance policy cruel

MARSHALL — The thought of forcibly separating children from their parents and caging them in detention centers was horrifying said the concerned individuals who showed up to protest recently at Rep. Collin Peterson's Marshall office. The peaceful protesters called the Trump ...

Tracy Council puts parking proposal on hold

TRACY — Landlord Rosemary Martin’s plans to extend full parking privileges to her new and future tenants at one of her buildings was put on hold Monday night’s council meeting. Martin had purchased the old chiropractic office next to the municipal liquor store on South Street last year ...

YMC Commissioners debate child care grant program

GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine County Commissioners debated the merits of proposed child care grant program amounts at their Tuesday board meeting. A task force appointed by the county board came up with prospective dollar amounts for the two different styles of day care providers ...

Tholen known as dealmaker, being good to people

MARSHALL — Longtime Marshall businessman Robert “Bob” Tholen is remembered as being good to people, including those who were his employees and those who were his customers. Tholen died on Tuesday at the age of 86. The automobile dealership was in the Tholen name for a very long time — ...

‘We’re asking for what’s right’

MARSHALL — It was about bad roads, a lack of communication, and many other things, Pablo Tapia said. “But what is most important is, this is about dignity and respect,” said Tapia, a co-founder of Asamblea de Derechos Civíles and one of the speakers at a “Walk For Dignity” through ...

Born to travel

TRACY — From Rome to southwest Minnesota, the Rev. Mark Mallak was born to travel. Mallak, who spent served for 16 years in the Vatican, is joining the team at Holy Redeemer in Marshall. However, his services will center on the Church of St. Mary in Tracy and continuing his Spanish services ...

Flash flood watch until Saturday morning

MARSHALL — Much of southwest Minnesota is again in a flash flood watch until Saturday morning according to the National Weather Service based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The area covers much of the region in a triangle from Lake Andes, South Dakota to Marshall and south to Sioux city, ...

‘Farmer of the Year’ to screen at SMSU

MARSHALL — The movie, “Farmer of the Year,” which was filmed in part in Marshall, will make its area debut Saturday evening at the Southwest Minnesota State University Fine Arts Theatre. Yellow House Films director and story author/script writer Kathy Swanson, formerly of Tyler, is ...

Possible development at Marshall Hotel raises questions for city hall

MARSHALL — Torn down, or gutted — one way or another, the long-vacant hotel building next door was going to have to figure into plans to renovate Marshall’s city hall. But Marshall City Council members learned Tuesday night that there could possibly be another option for the former ...

Tracy Council sends charter changes to ballot on split vote

TRACY — After questioning Charter Commission Chair Rosemary Martin about the proposal to add two more council seats, the Tracy City Council voted 4-1 to send two charter changes to the ballot in November. Council member Tony Peterson was the lone ‘no’ vote. He said he was struggling to ...

New events adds some adventure to YMC Fair

CANBY — You might say the Yellow Medicine County Fair is on the cutting edge of summer fun. But don’t forget the Coming Home Days in Cottonwood and the Murray County Classic Draft Horse Show. According to Fair Secretary Melissa Denelsbeck, the Yellow Medicine County Fair added two new ...

Creativity on display

TRACY — While giving a tour of her flower gardens on Wednesday, Rose Goltz got really excited when she spotted a small flower that had finally bloomed. That level of passion was highlighted not only at the home of Rose and Lynn Goltz, but also at the residences of the other featured gardeners ...

Flash Flood Watch until Saturday morning

Much of Southwest Minnesota is again in a flash flood watch until Saturday morning according to the National Weather Service (NWS) based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The area covers much of the region in a triangel from Lake Andes, South Dakota to Marshall and south to Sioux city, Iowa, ...

Marshall residents call for improvements at Broadmoor Valley

MARSHALL — A group of Marshall residents are speaking out against living conditions at the Broadmoor Valley Mobile Community, and they’re calling on the city for help. There are a variety of rental properties in Marshall, Misty Butler told Marshall City Council members. Some are in good ...

Lyon County approves ditch repair near School Grove Lake

MARSHALL — Plans to repair the drainage system on a ditch near School Grove Lake in northeastern Lyon County took another step forward last week. Lyon County commissioners approved ditch repairs, including a new pump, on County Ditch 5. Back in January, commissioners had heard a petition ...

Tough guys against cancer

MARSHALL — Marshall Area Youth Baseball Association player Graham Bly was the first to take a swing. His brother, Aiden followed. Jaxon Buysse grabbed the sledgehammer, clenched his teeth, raised the sledgehammer and took a swing with all his might at the pink truck parked outside the ...

Anderson seeks change in U.S. Senate

MARSHALL — Bob Anderson said he considers himself a “common-sense conservative,” one focused on finding ways to help all Minnesotans. But as a political outsider, he also had the opportunity to change things up in our national government, like President Donald Trump has. “I think we ...