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Sorting out recyclables

MARSHALL — When Lyon County started reconsidering its options for curbside pickup, it brought recycling into the public eye in a big way. Now, the county has a new curbside recycling schedule ready to start on Monday, and new recycling bins for each of the drop sites serving area communities ...

Board of Bremer Financial rejects plan by trustees to possibly sell

The announcement Monday by Otto Bremer Trust indicating the possible sale of Bremer Financial Corp. could possibly lead to a legal and shareholder fight. Clarise Tushie-Lessard, vice president of communications with Bremer Financial Corp. released a letter to employees from President and CEO ...

Having fun on Halloween

MARSHALL — The weather was a little windy and on the cooler side, but the bumblebees, spidermen and dinosaurs didn’t seem to mind Thursday evening during Halloween activities in Marshall. Cornerstone United Methodist Church used its parking lot, parishioners’ vehicles and good humor for ...

Living the dream on stage

MARSHALL — When Tailer Benson was cast as Anne Shirley in Southwest Minnesota State University Theater’s production of “Anne of Green Gables,” she said it’s a lot of pressure to bring such a well-known character to life. The Southwest Minnesota State University Theater Department is ...

Snow not likely to stick around this weekend

MARSHALL — The Marshall area had a chance at a snowy Halloween night, but it wasn’t likely to accumulate, according to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. “We’re basically looking at just light snow,” said meteorologist Janice Maldonado. The flakes in the Marshall area ...

Traffic study to keep eye on Highway 19 intersections

MARSHALL — Some of the concerns raised at community planning sessions about Minnesota Highway 19 in Marshall weren’t just focused on the highway. Marshall area residents said they also thought traffic issues on some cross streets should be addressed — for example, at one session, ...

Lyon Co. releases recycling proposal information

MARSHALL — The contract for curbside recycling pickup that Lyon County Commissioners approved last week was the lowest of three proposals for biweekly service, according to proposal documents released by Lyon County. The county received curbside recycling proposals from Southwest ...

Fall concert

Photo by Mike Lamb Holy Redeemer students held their fall concert Tuesday evening. Students in the fifth-grade band played “Jim Along Josie,” “Farm Out” and “Sweetly Sings the Donkey.” The show also featured the sixth-grade band playing “The Tamiami Trail” and “Anasazi,” ...

MnDOT removes Hwy. 91 detour south of Russell, but work continues

MARSHALL — Road work continues this fall on a 45-mile long stretch of Highway 91 in Lyon, Murray and Nobles counties. However, a news release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation said the goal is still to have the highway open by Nov. 15. A detour on Highway 91 south of Russell ...

Otto Bremer Trust to ‘explore strategic options’ for Bremer

The Trust that controls Bremer Financial Corporation said Monday it may sell the company. “This is not a decision we made lightly or without exploring every other approach,” said Daniel Reardon, co-CEO and trustee, “but we believe it is necessary to fulfill our legal obligations and is ...

New Ulm man sentenced to 21 months in prison

NEW ULM — A 24-year-old New Ulm man originally charged with 17 felony counts of prostitution and first and second-degree criminal sexual conduct was sentenced to 21 months in prison in Brown County District Court Monday. The charges against the man, Colten C. Camacho, stretched back to ...

Murder trial jury selection begins in New Ulm

NEW ULM — Jury selection began Monday for a 10-day jury murder trial for a 60-year-old St. James man accused of first- and second-degree murder for allegedly shooting his wife and stepdaughter in St. James June 16, 2018. Two felony first-degree premeditated murder charges, two second-degree ...

A wind-wind situation

IVANHOE — Public officials and business people near wind energy project locations expect another busy construction season in the upcoming year. After an extensive amount of construction taking place in 2019, development agreement work is in progress for 2020 construction plans. Under the ...

Setting a local table

MARSHALL — The conference center at Southwest Minnesota State University was crowded, as people wove their way through the serving lines to their seats, and back. With a variety of Marshall area businesses serving up samples of everything from entrees to desserts, it was easy to see why ...

Winter parking enforcement goes into effect on Friday

MARSHALL — The winter season is approaching, and starting Friday, Marshall Police will be enforcing snow emergency routes and winter parking regulations. The MPD announced Monday that winter parking rules will be in effect from Nov. 1 to April 1. In addition to listing snow emergency ...

More than 5,000 cited for using cellphones while driving

State officials say more than 5,000 citations have been issued to drivers in Minnesota since a hands-free law took effect in August. The numbers of citations given in the Marshall area don’t make up a big portion of that total — just over a dozen citations have been issued over the past ...

Making it up as they go along

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University students Elizabeth Ripple and Emily Errico were hoping for a scary time when they checked out the Haunted Tower Saturday evening. They left the Minnesota Response and Industrial Training Center happy they decided to check out the new Halloween ...

Marshall residents invited to give feedback on Highway 19

MARSHALL — Planners of an upcoming reconstruction project on Minnesota Highway 19 in Marshall know not everyone could make it to public meetings held earlier this month. But they’re still looking to gather as much feedback as possible to shape the project. That’s why a short online ...

Expanding the driving circle

MARSHALL — It was a good day for a drive — but area residents could opt for a wilder ride at the newly-expanded driving track at the Minnesota Emergency Response and Industrial Training (MERIT) Center. If their passengers felt up to it, local law enforcement officers and law enforcement ...

Making good choices online

MARSHALL — Technology offers ways to meet new people, connect with family and stay in touch with friends. But there’s something kids and teens should always remember about using the internet and social media, Joshua Heggem and Kristi Hastings said: online is forever. “There is no ...