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Marshall Council approves 4.3% levy increase

MARSHALL — Marshall’s city levy is set to increase by 4.3% in 2022. But in a budget presentation at Tuesday’s city council meeting, city staff and council members said it was important to look beyond just percentage increases in thinking about the levy’s impact. Council members said ...

Ringing in the season

Photo by Deb Gau Jingling bells were part of the fun for Lynd preschoolers at their Christmas concert on Tuesday afternoon. Lynd Public School held concerts for its K-8 students and preschoolers last week and this week. As part of their opening song, the 3-year-old preschool class showed they ...

COVID-19 puts pressure on Minn. hospitals

MARSHALL — High rates of COVID-19 spread have been putting a strain on Minnesota health care providers. Area hospitals are feeling it too, Avera Marshall Medical Center’s chief medical officer said Tuesday. “We are still operating at or above capacity,” said Dr. Steven Meister. It’s ...

Marshall parks survey shows high support for trails, outdoor ice

MARSHALL — The results are in for a parks and recreation survey the city of Marshall conducted in October. Based on responses from roughly 300 Marshall residents, it looks like there would be a lot of support for parks and recreation projects, city staff said. In addition, a majority of ...

The spirit of giving

MARSHALL — This week, some familiar sights were back at the National Guard Armory in Marshall. The Armory gymnasium was filled with long tables, and volunteers were busy unpacking and sorting out donated gifts for Lyon County Heart To Heart. “People have been excited about us being back ...

‘Santa Day’ brings together firefighters’ families

MARSHALL — The Marshall Fire Department sees itself as a family — so it seemed like a good idea to find ways for firefighters’ spouses and families to get together as well, Lacey Staeffler said. On Saturday, families brought their children to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, did holiday ...