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‘Face of our university’

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University’s new alumni and visitor center will have a few different roles, university staff said. It’s a welcome center for the university campus. It’s a potential meeting and gathering space. But most importantly, it’s a place to build ...

Believers in the family farm

GILFILLAN ESTATE — Agriculture has been part of Bob and Arlene Polejewski’s family for three generations. They don’t want it to end there, either, Bob Polejewski said. “We’re keeping (the farm) in the family, and it’s something we need to continue on,” Polejewski said Friday. ...

Dahms, McFarquhar in GOP primary for state Senate

MARSHALL — A number of Minnesota state and U.S. congressional races are headed to primary elections on Tuesday, as political parties in Minnesota narrow down their choice of candidates for November’s general election. Republican voters in Lyon County will be choosing between two ...

GOP AG hopeful: state losing its way on justice

NEW ULM — Jim Schultz, Republican candidate for state attorney general, visited New Ulm on Wednesday, saying unlike the last Republican nominee, he can win in November. Schultz said he worked in the private sector as a business attorney his entire career and identified as a political ...

Putting the pieces together

MARSHALL — The pieces of Marshall’s 150th anniversary artwork were coming together this week. On Tuesday evening, a few visitors at Independence Park gathered under a tent, picking out just the right pieces of glass to fit into a mosaic pattern. The volunteers weren’t just having fun ...

Auditor lists Rural Finance Authority loans for farmers

GILFILLAN ESTATE — Minnesota State Auditor Julie Blaha talked about the Rural Finance Authority and the agricultural financing opportunities it provides Wednesday at Farmfest. A member of the RFA board, Blaha said RFA offers low-interest loan programs to farmers for a variety of activities ...