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New city ordinance allows front-yard gardens

MARSHALL — New language in Marshall city zoning ordinances is geared at making habitat for pollinators like bees and butterflies. However, it will also make it possible to turn a front lawn into a garden. After a public hearing Tuesday, the Marshall City Council approved ordinance changes ...

Man charged in high-speed chase gets probation

A Brookings, South Dakota, man charged in connection with a high-speed motorcycle chase west of Tyler pleaded guilty to careless driving charges last week, Lincoln County court records said. Carson Russell Bundy, 20, pleaded guilty to careless driving at a Nov. 9 hearing. A criminal ...

Legislators talk concerns, opportunities for MN businesses

MARSHALL — Students at Southwest Minnesota State University got a chance to talk with area legislators on Thursday, and the conversation covered a lot of ground. In a question-and-answer session, state Rep. Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent, and Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, weighed in on ...

A new home for SWWC

MARSHALL — A regional education services cooperative is now a step closer to constructing a new office building in Marshall. On Tuesday, Marshall City Council members approved a pre-development agreement with the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative (SWWC) for a piece of city-owned ...

Marshall moves ahead on sales tax, Aquatic Center plans

MARSHALL — As soon as the results came in for the referendum extending Marshall’s local sales tax, there was a lot that needed to be done, city staff said. Planning for a new Aquatic Center could continue, but the city also needed to finalize a land agreement, formally update the tax ...

RTR moving forward after failed building referendum; keeping open enrollment

TYLER — A proposal to expand the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton school building narrowly failed with voters last week. Although the building proposal wouldn’t be moving forward, school officials said Monday that RTR will continue to look at ways to meet students’ needs. “We’re going to work ...