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Laumann charged with attempted murder in standoff

MARSHALL — Criminal charges have been filed against the man arrested after a multi-hour police standoff on East Main Street in Marshall this week. Paul Kenneth Laumann, 63, made his first appearance in Lyon County District Court via Zoom on Friday. Laumann is charged with first degree ...

Addison parking lot to close starting Monday

MARSHALL — A public parking lot in Marshall’s downtown will be closed for construction starting Monday, the city of Marshall announced Friday. The Addison lot, which is located across from the Marshall 6 Theater near Lyon Street and College Drive, is expected to closed for several ...

‘I have a new outlook’

MARSHALL — It was the phone call Laurie Melby had been waiting more than a year for. At 5 a.m., while Melby was working her shift as a certified nursing assistant in Marshall, she got the news that she would be receiving a new kidney. “When I got the call that morning, I was in complete ...

Lyon County awards CD 14 construction bid

MARSHALL — Lyon County received a total of seven bids for a repair project on County Ditch 14 earlier this month. The low bid came in under an engineer’s estimate, county commissioners learned. Commissioners met as a ditch authority on Tuesday morning to consider awarding a construction ...

Matt Krueger enjoys guiding firefighters through training

Helping others learn the different aspects of firefighting and rescue techniques comes “second nature” for Milroy Fire Department Chief Matt Krueger Krueger provides training and software support for the Transportation Asset Management Systems at Minnesota Department of Transportation. ...

Young chefs serve up creativity

MARSHALL — There was a flurry of activity at the workstations set up in Southwest Minnesota State University’s Recreation/Athletic facility. Groups of area high school students hustled to chop vegetables, create the perfect sauces, and plate delicious-looking meals within a time limit. ...