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Marshall Middle School principal reassigned

MARSHALL — The principal of Marshall Middle School will be reassigned to a different administrative role within the Marshall Public School District. On Monday, school board members approved Mary Kay Thomas being reassigned as coordinator of special projects for the 2021-22 school year, ...

Detour on U.S. 59 starts Thursday

MARSHALL — Detours on U.S. Highway 59 in Lyon and Murray counties will start Thursday, as the Minnesota Department of Transportation replaces the concrete on the roadway. Part of Highway 59 will be closed for repairs that are scheduled to start the week of July 26. The repairs will affect ...

Hitting the road with soy

MARSHALL — It was a unique donation. The new set of tires on a Lyon County Sheriff’s patrol car wasn’t just a way to say thank you to local law enforcement, area farmers said. It was also an opportunity to show what soybeans can do. On Monday, members of the Lyon County Corn and ...

Fishing excitement on Lake Laura

WALNUT GROVE — The shores of Lake Laura in Walnut Grove was lined with eager young anglers this past Saturday for the annual Walnut Grove Loggers Fishing Derby for children 12 and under. This year’s derby held in scenic Plum Creek Park marked the 29th year that the event has taken place, ...

Full-blown Farmfest opens Aug. 3

GILFILLAN ESTATES — Minnesota Farmfest 2021 returns to Gilfillan Estates Aug. 3-5 with self-driving mowers, spray drone and farm safety demonstrations, and ag policy discussions. The pavilion schedule includes giveaways including sunblock, prescription deactivation kits, personal protective ...

Cottonwood issues water restrictions

The Cottonwood City Council issued water restrictions after Lyon County was notified by the Department of Natural Resources of a statewide drought plan. The city announcement on Friday said the drought plan directs populations of 1,000 or more to implement appropriate water use restrictions ...