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No new virus cases at Morningside Heights, Avera says

MARSHALL — There have been no new cases of COVID-19 among residents at the Avera Marshall Morningside Heights Care Center, an Avera Marshall spokesperson said Thursday. One of the 11 residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 was being moved from an isolated care unit back to their ...

Down to the write-ins

MARSHALL — It was a situation nobody had anticipated, Russell City Clerk Marie Grant said. Roger Hook died on Monday, just a day before his position as mayor of Russell was up for re-election. Hook, 61, was the only mayoral candidate on the ballot this year. It was a shock that Hook was ...

Lyon Co. hangs on to late ballots

MARSHALL — An appeals court ruling late last week meant a major change in the deadline for absentee ballots to be accepted in Minnesota. Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer E.J. Moberg said the county will be keeping ballots that arrive after Nov. 3, but it’s still not certain whether they will ...

Election results

LYON COUNTY Marshall Mayor • Bob Byrnes 3,013 votes • Steve Ritter 2,290 votes • Noel Ayala 701 votes Lynd Mayor • Justin Guggisberg 121 votes • Robert Elton 62 votes Ghent Mayor • Ronald Sussner 101 votes • Zachary Boerboom 87 votes Ghent City Council • ...

SMSU exit poll finds Trump to carry Lyon Co.

LYON COUNTY — An exit poll conducted by Southwest Minnesota State University political science students projected Donald Trump would carry 60% of the vote in Lyon County. The 60% mark was a couple of points higher than in the 2016 election. According to the exit poll, Trump held a clear ...

Byrnes leads in three-way race for Marshall mayor

MARSHALL — This year the city of Marshall had a three-way race to choose its next mayor, and while unofficial vote totals show Mayor Bob Byrnes being re-elected, both he and current Lyon County Commissioner Steve Ritter each received sizable portions of the vote. Unofficial vote tallies ...