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Independent releases cover design for Marshall/Lyon County history book

Its been said you can’t judge a book by its cover, but “The Sesquicentennial: Harvesting 150 Years of Marshall and Lyon County’s History” may be an exception. The cover design for The Independent’s new history book, commemorating Marshall’s 150th anniversary celebration this ...

Road projects, farms the focus of bills putforward by area legislators

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Senate Republicans unveiled a proposal to change state taxes today, but tax relief isn’t the only issue that Republican legislators are working on this session. This week, Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, and Rep. Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent, gave updates on bills ...

Council approves surveying work for Marshall flood control area

MARSHALL — Maintaining the levee and diversion channel on the Redwood River in Marshall is crucial for protecting the city from floods. It’s a major reason why Marshall city staff brought forward a proposal to survey the boundaries of the flood control property. Marshall City Engineer ...

Pathways to learning

MARSHALL — Next fall, students at Marshall Middle School could have some new options to explore careers and learn life skills, school administrators said. MMS Principal Paula Wolter Mattson said additions like family and consumer sciences (FACS), agriculture and career pathway labs ...

‘He had a legacy of service’

MARSHALL — Don Edblom was the kind of person who was willing to step up and help get a job done, local residents said Wednesday. It was a trait that stuck with Edblom through nine years of service on the Marshall City Council, work with other city commissions, and beyond. “He had a ...

United Way of SW MN announces Kicmal’s departure

MARSHALL — Sarah Kicmal is leaving her role as CEO of United Way of Southwest Minnesota in early April, it was announced on Wednesday. A press release said Kismal will be taking on a position with December Day Creative, which helps small businesses with marketing. The UWSWMN board of ...