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Brau Bros. growing with the craft beer industry

MARSHALL — Dustin Brau walked toward the tap room inside Brau Brothers Brewing Co. for a photo shoot. “Want me to grab a beer?” he asked. “I'm good at beer holding,” he said before a short laugh. After pouring a beer from the tap room he made his way into the large brewhouse ...

100 years of popping corn

GRANITE FALLS — One-hundred years ago, Aug. 1, 1919, the Ernston family opened the popcorn stand that still operates in Granite Falls to this day. Today the Granite Falls Kiwanis Club is holding a celebration to commemorate the 100th year anniversary. The event is from 5-9:30 p.m. “We ...

Daniels to serve as interim city admin in Tracy

TRACY — Kris Ambuehl’s resignation as city administrator was accepted by the Tracy City Council on Tuesday, but he will be helping out the city for at least few more months. Ambuehl sent his letter of resignation to city council members Monday morning after accepting a job with the city of ...

Lincoln County Fair opens with outstanding senior citizen

TYLER — The Lincoln County Fair opens tonight with the presentation of the outstanding senior citizen and the 4-H fashion revue. Both events start at 7 p.m at the outdoor free stage. The fair starts to heat up on Friday with several events, starting with the Prairie Ecology Bus from 1-7 ...

‘Dedicated to Extension’

MARSHALL — Marquita Banks was among the first of many to know that Bob Byrnes was likely to play an important role in Lyon County Extension and the University of Minnesota Extension Service. Banks was a member of Byrnes’ Lyon County interview committee in the late 1970s. The interview was ...

Marshall Schools to give update on building project

MARSHALL — This spring, Marshall voters approved a referendum to build a new elementary school and building updates at other Marshall schools. But passing the vote was just the first part of the work, school district staff say. Members of the public will have a chance to learn about the ...

Small fire put out at Marshall High School gym

MARSHALL — A piece of equipment used in sanding the Marshall High School gymnasium floor was the source of a fire Monday night and early Tuesday morning, school officials and the Marshall Fire Department said. The fire didn’t cause much damage to the building, but the school district ...

Rahm sentenced to prison

MARSHALL — The former director of the Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau will serve more than three years in prison for multiple counts of theft by swindle, a Lyon County District Court judge ruled Monday. Darin Rahm, 49, of Marshall, was sentenced for a total of seven counts of ...

Ambuehl resigns as Tracy’s city admin

TRACY —  Citing a new job opportunity, Kris Ambuehl has submitted his resignation as city administrator for Tracy. The city council is holding an emergency meeting at 6:30 p.m. today “to discuss the city administrator position.” An email was sent out early Monday afternoon from city ...

Not really up their alley

MARSHALL — Some Marshall homeowners are rethinking their support of a plan to pave their back alleyway. While members of the Marshall City Council have moved forward a request to pave and build a storm sewer in the alley between South Whitney Street and South High Street, some of the ...

City of Marshall testing tornado sirens Tuesday

MARSHALL — People in Marshall may hear outdoor sirens today, but it’s not an emergency, the city of Marshall said. Crews will be testing Marshall’s outdoor emergency warning sirens today, according to a post on the city’s Facebook page. If people hear the sirens Tuesday, they can ...

‘It’s such a great cause’

AMIRET — For the past 28 years, Lee Seiler has taken part in the Toys for Tots fun run, “It gives back to the community, it gives back to the kids who are probably unfortunate, it helps different causes that we donate too. Not only the Heart to Heart, but it has kinda expanded to other ...

YMC Board endorses recreation projects

GRANITE FALLS — Two recreation projects with region-wide implications took steps forward last week through support from Yellow Medicine County officials. At Tuesday’s commissioners meeting, the board endorsed construction of a new water line and additional parking space next to the Canby ...

Trees removed from Redwood River in ‘debris clearance’ project

LYND — Large cottonwood trees have been falling into the Redwood River since the spring and have been piling up near the bridge on Lyon County Road 5 in Lynd. On Friday morning, an excavator operator from D&G Excavating was able to clear away the branches and trees. “These trees are ...

Taking on a challenge

TYLER — It’s deja vu all over again. Tyler used to have a coffee shop in town, Break Time, but it closed a number of years ago. Now there will be another place to enjoy a cup of freshly-brewed java on main street, Deja Brew, which had its grand opening July 22. The new business is located ...

Rahm gets prison sentence for theft charges

The former director of the Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau will serve more than three years in prison for multiple counts of theft by swindle, a Lyon County District Court judge ruled Monday. Darin Rahm, 49, of Marshall, was sentenced for a total of seven counts of theft. Each count ...

Getting kids to read

MARSHALL — Alex Dvorak plans to get her son, Reid, involved in the reading program at the Marshall-Lyon County Library at an early age. She started on Friday by taking the toddler to the petting zoo at the Kids Carnival set up outside the library as part of this summer’s reading program. ...

34 years at the fair

CANBY — The Yellow Medicine County Fair is an annual tradition for Marvin and Diane Patten, one that involves helping to sustain public interest in everything it has to offer. The Pattens were at their usual post this week next to the fair’s open class exhibits. Marvin is still a county ...

YMC board meets with state lawmakers

GRANITE FALLS — A variety of rural concerns took center stage Tuesday in a public policy discussion between Yellow Medicine County commissioners and their state legislators. Minnesota State Sen Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, and State Rep Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent, met with the board for a ...

Fashionable sisters

CANBY — Clothing skill and knowledge runs in the family for three Yellow Medicine County 4-H members. Three Clarkfield area sisters; Rachel, Elizabeth, and Addison Jorgens; will all take home champion ribbons for clothing entries after the 2019 Yellow Medicine County Fair. Thursday was the ...