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Right on target for the Governor’s Opener

MARSHALL — The competition was special in a few ways, the people gathered at Shooters Sporting Clays on Friday morning said. For one, the Southwest Minnesota State University High School Trap Shoot was the first of its kind. The tournament also made its debut as part of the celebrations ...

Marshall lauded for ‘painting the city’ green

MARSHALL — Minnesota GreenStep Coordinator Phillipp Muessig told 30 attendees at a GreenStep community forum Thursday that Marshall’s chapter has been top-notch in the state for efforts to paint the city green. The forum, held at the Red Baron Arena and Expo, was a prime example of ...

Sharing testimonies

MARSHALL — “Be who you really are wherever you are” was a constant message delivered to more than 350 students who were in attendance at the Fields of Faith event on Wednesday evening at Mattke Field Regional Event Center on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. A variety ...

DNR official sees wetter, warmer weather

FORT RIDGELY STATE PARK — A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources senior climatologist discussed Minnesota’s most important climate trends and what the best available science says we should expect in the years and decades ahead. “Minnesota is getting warmer and wetter. We’ve been ...

United Way conducts first poverty simulation

MARSHALL — What is daily life like for poor people? Around 50 business leaders, school administrators and other community members got the chance recently to experience a little of what people with limited resources have to go through to make it from one day to the next. On Oct. 11, the ...

First customer

Nora Dombrovski, 3, daughter of Chelsea and Hayden Dombrovski of Marshall, is the official first customer to play on the new fire truck-themed playground equipment at Liberty Park. Members of the Marshall Fire Department and city of Marshall and Marshall Sunrise Rotary Club teamed up to raise ...

Pheasant count and hunting licenses down, experts say

MARSHALL — With the opening day of pheasant hunting season two days away, area hunters have been purchasing licenses and shells, rounding up appropriate clothing, cleaning out their guns, getting their dogs ready and making other preparations in time for the big day. On Wednesday, Slayton ...

Pheasant opener is opportunity for Marshall businesses

MARSHALL — The Governor’s Pheasant Opener this weekend could be good for local businesses — but not just because it’s bringing around 150 hunters to town. Local businesspeople said Wednesday that they’re hoping the event will benefit the community in the longer term, by putting ...

Wastewater testing proposal approved

MARSHALL — Marshall is still having issues with pollutants in its city wastewater, city staff members said Tuesday. But if the city can figure out what the source of the pollutants are, it might be able to work on a solution to the problem. At their regular meeting, Marshall City Council ...

Council acts on Hamden Street parking

MARSHALL — They asked for feedback, and they got it. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Marshall City Council, council members renewed discussion of a proposal to restrict parking on Hamden Street to better allow for snow removal and street sweeping. The discussion included feedback from ...

Yellow Medicine County votes to join Hwy. 23 Coalition

GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine County Board unanimously voted to become a member of the Highway 23 Coalition. Aaron Backman, director of Kandiyohi County Economic Development Commission, appeared before the YMC Board at its Tuesday meeting to explain the benefits of working together ...

Marshall city attorney not pursuing charges in crash

MARSHALL — The Marshall City Attorney’s Office will not be filing criminal charges in a fatal crash that happened at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 23 and U.S. Highway 59 in September, City Attorney Dennis Simpson said. Simpson said Tuesday that the city attorney’s office had ...

A tribute to Meger

MARSHALL — Wildlife artist James Meger left an amazing legacy behind when he died six years ago. On Friday, many of those who knew Meger will gather together — paying tribute to him for all that he did for wildlife habit conservation in Minnesota and beyond — for the James Meger Memorial ...

Everyday Leader Simulcast slated for Tuesday

MARSHALL — Positive change doesn’t usually happen by accident — it’s the result of a conscious decision paired with noble effort. At least that’s Randy Anderson’s version of reality. And as a past attendee, he has valuable inside knowledge about the benefits of Everyday Leader ...

Hanson accepts city admin job

MARSHALL — A finalist candidate for Marshall city administrator has accepted the job. Sharon Hanson, the current Pipestone County administrator, officially accepted an offer from the city on Monday, said interim city administrator Sheila Dubs. Hanson has been in negotiations with the city ...

Firefighters turn on sirens to promote fire prevention

MARSHALL — Siren blared through the city of Marshall on Sunday as the Marshall Fire Department kicked off Fire Prevention Week. The firetruck sirens were part of Operation E.D.I.T.H. (Exit Drills In The House), which serves as a reminder of the importance of planning a fire escape route. As ...

Area hog producer urges visa reform

MARSHALL — A Lyon County farmer is urging Congressional representatives from Minnesota to work on visa reform. “Our and Minnesota Park farmer’s labor needs are hindered by the 2.7 percent unemployment rate in southern Minnesota, which means there just aren’t enough people in the area ...

Marshall City Council OKs city admin contract

MARSHALL — The Marshall City Council made things official with a new city administrator on Tuesday. At their regular meeting, council members voted to approve an employment agreement with finalist candidate Sharon Hanson. Hanson, the current Pipestone County administrator, was one of two ...

Red Pine project progresses in Lincoln County

IVANHOE — Twenty-two down and 88 turbines to go. The Red Pine project is making its way across Lincoln County just west of Ivanhoe. Wind turbines are being erected in spite of the recent rains. “(Rain) has slowed it down some, but it hasn’t caused us to fall behind schedule,” EDF ...