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Marshall School Board voices support for special education facilities

MARSHALL — Not all children learn best in a mainstream school setting. However, facilities and educational programs for students with special needs are few and far between in southwest Minnesota, members of the Marshall School Board said. That was one reason why, at their regular meeting ...

Gunshots damage Hendricks city office over weekend

HENDRICKS — It wasn’t what he expected to see when he went in to the office, David Blees said. But when Blees, city administrator in Hendricks, arrived at the city office and fire hall on Saturday morning, he said he found the building damaged by gunshots. “The two front doors, the ...

It’s not spring yet

MARSHALL — Poor visibility, slush-covered roads, power outages — Monday wasn’t a good day to venture outside. A winter storm bringing several inches of wet, heavy snow hit southwest Minnesota Monday, and the National Weather Service said the region will be under a winter storm warning ...

Tigers first at Shakopee Speech Tournament

From staff reports The Marshall Tiger Speech Team placed first out of 28 teams at the Shakopee Speech Tournament on Saturday. Eden Prairie placed second and Wayzata third. Marshall had three individual first-place finishes. Leading the way for the tigers was senior Mariana Oaxaca who ...

Marshall Foods4Kids hosts annual fundraiser

MARSHALL — Even before the 10:30 a.m. start time, people lined up to help support a local fundraiser that benefits underprivileged children in the Marshall Community. People from the surrounding area sat down inside the Living Word Lutheran Church building for this year’s Food4Kids ...

Hog farms requesting permits for expansion

SLAYTON — Murray County Zoning Director Jean Christoffells will be presenting two conditional use permit requests for expanding hog farms to the Murray County Board Tuesday morning. The first is for Darin and Shannon Henning and the second is for Glen Schoolmeester. Christoffels will be ...

Making a home in Marshall

MARSHALL Painting, carpeting, a kitchen remodel — for the past few weeks, things have been busy inside a house on Marshall’s Main Street. But it’s been more than just a renovation project. It means a local family are on their way toward having a home of their own. “It’s ...

Ice fishing season slipping away

MARSHALL — Ice fishing enthusiasts face two concerns this weekend. A storm is brewing from the west and may hit Sunday evening. Also, Monday is the deadline for removing ice houses in the southern two-thirds of the state, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Supervisor Ryan ...

4 finalists selected for RTR Schools supt. position

TYLER — The process of hiring a superintendent in the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District is continuing to move forward as four finalists were recently selected to interview for the vacancy. The finalists include: Marlene Johnson, superintendent at Tipton Community School District ...

Marshall coach takes heat for stalling tactic

MARSHALL — Head coach Dan Westby is taking a lot of heat this week after having directed his Marshall Tiger basketball players to employ an exaggerated stalling tactic in the opening round of Section 2AAA action against the Waseca Bluejays on Tuesday evening. The effort garnered state-wide ...

YMC Chemical Coalition going new direction with funding

GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine County Chemical Coalition was looking for — and found — support from the county board in pursuing a new line of funding and redirection for funds for the upcoming year. Chemical Coalition representative Sharon Hendrichs requested $25,000 of the funds ...

Adding it all up

MARSHALL — They solve math problems for fun — and they even do it competitively. But although being part of Marshall High School’s Math League team can be intense, students said it’s also a chance to make friends and learn from each other. “It’s all about solving problems you ...

City votes support for Opportunity Zone

MARSHALL — Last year, Congress created a new kind of development program, which offers tax incentives for investing capital gains in American communities. And it has the opportunity to benefit the cities of Marshall and Tracy, said Marshall Economic Development Authority Director Cal ...

Staying in their lane

MARSHALL — Bike lane or shared lane? It was a big question, one that would affect both drivers and cyclists in Marshall. And it also kicked off some discussion for members of the Marshall City Council on Tuesday. Council members talked over the ways that Marshall’s on-street bike ...

Construction project puts focus back on Marshall street assessments

MARSHALL — It wasn’t a question of whether new utilities and streets in a Marshall neighborhood were needed, Marshall City Council members said. Instead, it was the fact the city was calling for more street construction before trying to find a better way to do special assessments, that ...

Television exam for Tracy sewer system approved

TRACY — A “televised exam” of the sewer and water system that is estimated to cost $33,000 will be needed before phase three of the street project can begin, a project engineer told the Tracy City Council Monday night. “The private services need to be televised,” ISG Engineer Chris ...

Yellow Medicine County adopts safety training program

GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine County Board Tuesday voted unanimously to contract with SafeAssure for a safety training program for the county employees. Chad Peterson, president of SafeAssure, appeared before the board to present the proposal and a contract to adopt a set of training ...

Honoring Braylee

CANBY — Braylee Pridal had an enormous impact on the people around her throughout the five years of her life. Her smile could brighten a room — you could say that her smile was unforgettable, as is Braylee, who died on Nov. 13 from complications of a rare genetic disorder called LCHAD. On ...

Plum Creek Wind Farm expected to inject millions of dollars into region

SLAYTON — Jordan Burmeister with Geronimo Energy will speak to the Murray County Board at 9:30 a.m. today regarding the Plum Creek Wind Farm which is projected to bring millions of dollars to the area over the next 20 years. Burmeister, a development associate with Geronimo Energy, will ...

Look at me

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday this week, Park Side Elementary students wore hats Monday. First graders Carson Doose, Sofia Amaya, Amber Castor and Aliya MezaIn show off the hats they made in Tiffany Lecy’s class. Lecy told her students, “I'm a teacher of a lot of things. These happen ...