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MnDOT gives updates on Highway 19 reconstruction

MARSHALL — It now looks like a reconstruction of Minnesota Highway 19 in Marshall planned to start in 2025 will take more than one construction season, Minnesota Department of Public Safety representatives said Wednesday. More information on how the construction might be broken into ...

Having fun, celebrating community

Two more community celebrations will be returning this weekend with a little something for everyone. The Yellow Medicine County Fair will be kicking off in Canby today with a carnival, demolition derby and more. And starting on Friday, Tyler will be celebrating both Danish heritage and ...

Growing to meet a need

MARSHALL — During the shutdowns and other disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of free meals served by Minnesota nonprofit Loaves & Fishes jumped up sharply. A year later, there’s still plenty of need, Loaves & Fishes Executive Director Cathy Maes said. “Just ...

Lyon Co. Board revisits 2nd amendment sanctuary discussion

MARSHALL — Lyon County commissioners all said they supported the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. But their responses were mixed over whether to declare Lyon County a “Second Amendment sanctuary.” It was a conversation the county board had once before, in March 2020, but ...

Matson named Minn. American Legion Law Officer of the Year

REDWOOD FALLS — The American Legion Department of Minnesota’s Law and Order Committee has named Waseca Officer Arik Matson as 2021 Law Officer of the Year. Matson received the honor Friday at the Department Convention at Jackpot Junction, Casino, east of Redwood Falls. “Although I ...

Building safe school zones

MARSHALL — As Marshall city staff make plans for upcoming street projects, they’re also taking school crossing safety into account. Marshall City Engineer Jason Anderson said the city is planning to build features like flashing crossing lights and pedestrian islands in front of Park Side ...