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One arrested in assault with knife

MARSHALL — A Marshall man was arrested in an assault involving a knife on Thursday. However, Marshall Police said there were no injuries reported in the incident. Police received a report of an adult male assaulting another person with a knife, in the Broadmoor Valley mobile home park, ...

‘I was afraid’

MARSHALL — Aaron Ziemer was just waking up, but went right into Marshall Radio when he heard the news. Tara Onken was a fifth grader reading a book. Brad Gruhot was driving in Edina and saw long lines at the gas station. Craig Schafer remembers long lines in Marshall, too. “People were ...

Lyon County officials say offer from recycling hauler not a solution

MARSHALL — As members of the Marshall City Council talked about the future of recycling in Lyon County, some raised the possibility of Lyon County finding a way to continue curbside collection. One item included in the city council packets on Tuesday night — a short letter to the county ...

Two arrested after report of gunshots in Marshall

MARSHALL — Marshall Police arrested two people, a man and a woman, this week in connection with a report of gunshots in Marshall on Saturday. Police said a 31-year-old Marshall man was arrested Tuesday for reckless discharge of a firearm within city limits, making terroristic threats, ...

Council speaks out in favor of curbside recycling

MARSHALL — It’s a county issue, Marshall Mayor Bob Byrnes said. But that certainly didn’t mean the Marshall City Council shouldn’t talk about the county’s recent decision to end curbside recycling pickup. “It impacts residents of the city of Marshall,” Byrnes said during a ...

Exploring space

MARSHALL — Nora Frerich and her brother, Henry Frerich, were leaving the Marshall library with their mother, Kate Frerich and baby brother, Wynn Frerich, when Nora spotted a “ball.” She naturally put her hands on it — which you’re supposed to do. She didn’t know it, but the ...

Two charged in pipeline break back in court

MARSHALL — Two men charged in connection with a Magellan pipeline break that released diesel fuel into a public ditch were back in Lyon County District Court in two separate hearings Tuesday. A future hearing was set for Eric Weckwerth Pineda, 24, of Cottonwood. Meanwhile, the case of ...

Arson suspect requests psychological exam

MARSHALL — A man charged in connection with a July fire that destroyed a rural Lyon County home was back in Lyon County District Court on Tuesday. Court records said a judge will consider a request for Tyson Hinckley, 33, of Marshall, to undergo a psychological examination. Hinckley was ...

Man wanted on Chisago Co. warrant arrested in Marshall

MARSHALL — A man wanted on a Chisago County warrant was taken into police custody on Monday after a “negotiation event” with Minnesota bail enforcement agents, a news release said. Members of the Twin Cities Apprehension Team, a bail enforcement organization, received a tip that ...

Paving the way through Echo

ECHO — Like all good things that take time, Echo’s new and improved Main Street is well worth the wait. Yellow Medicine County Road 20, which includes several blocks of commercial property in Echo, has brand new pavement following completion of a two-year reconstruction process. Striping ...

GOP chairwoman: People throwing garbage at me

NEW ULM — Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan talked in no uncertain terms about her Minnesota State Fair experience at the Brown County Republican FunRaiser at the New Ulm Community Center Thursday. “People threw garbage at me and called me trash when I was in the ...

Ready for growth at Harrison Truck Centers

MARSHALL — They took some time out for a groundbreaking ceremony, but the bustle at Harrison Truck Centers didn’t slow much even as company owners and local officials brought out the golden shovels. The volume of business at the Marshall location is a big reason why Harrison Truck ...

Maintaining a ‘town tradition’

MINNEOTA — Rain showers did not stop Ruth Bot, from Minneota who was with her daughter, Carolyn Bot, and granddaughter, Piper Shoultz, from attending Boxelder Bug Days all weekend. “The diehards were out for Bug Days,” Bot said. “It’s a great time to get together and see friends ...

Wilder tourism withstands Highway 14 detour

WALNUT GROVE — Laura Ingalls Wilder tourism brought sizable summer crowds to Walnut Grove, even with a season-long detour on U.S. Highway 14. Both the Wilder Museum and the nearby Walnut Grove business district saw steady daily turnouts, which peaked as usual in July during the three weeks ...

Rough going for roads

MARSHALL — It’s been a rough year for road maintenance in Lyon County — after extreme snows and melting this spring, and another couple of rain events over the spring and summer, the county highway department still has major repairs left to complete. “We had some of the worst road ...

Starting the year with some new faces

MARSHALL — The start of a new school year is always a time for introductions, and that’s not just for students. Local schools welcomed new staff members, including more than 14 teachers, in Marshall this fall. In the case of Marshall Public Schools, the new faces included new administrators ...

Next door to disaster

A couple months ago Marshall native Ashley Sovell and her boyfriend, Brady Bjornson, decided the Bahamas would be a great place to spend Labor Day weekend. Hurricane Dorian, at Category 5 intensity, made landfall in the Bahamas on Sunday, causing extreme destruction with “houses looking ...

South Dakota man killed in Wednesday night crash

LYON COUNTY — A crash Wednesday night at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Lyon County Road 10 killed one person and injured another, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The State Patrol identified a South Dakota man killed in the crash as Tony David Breske, 44, of Watertown. Breske was ...

Fire reported at Balaton substation Thursday

BALATON — Firefighters were called to a fire at the electrical substation just outside of Balaton on Thursday evening. While the fire burned for at least an hour before an Xcel Energy crew arrived to put it out, there was no interruption to electrical service, an Xcel spokesperson said. ...

‘Bug’ doings in a small town

It’s time once again to pay tribute to that black bug with the red trim — the boxelder bug. Minneota Boxelder Bug Days start today and run through Sunday. The Minneota festival celebrates boxelder bugs, but more to the point, one of its more well-known residents, author, musician and ...