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Suite Liv’n owners release statement on Sunrise Court

MARSHALL — The new owners of the Sunrise Court apartment complex in Marshall said “life-threatening safety issues” with the buildings’ heating systems were the reason they decided to terminate tenants’ leases. On Wednesday, L2C, LLC, doing business as Suite Liv’n, released a ...

Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Sarah in Murray County

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Lake Sarah in Murray County. The DNR released a report Thursday that a lake service provider business contacted the DNR after finding zebra mussels on docks it removed from the lake for the season. DNR staff surveyed ...

‘A lot of funny scenes’ in ‘Robin Hood’

MARSHALL — Together with a pair of directors from Missoula Children’s Theatre, 59 Holy Redeemer School students in grades K-8 will be presenting “Robin Hood” today and Saturday. A lot of HRS students have had the opportunity to be part of a play for at least 15 years, according to HRS ...

Author/speaker Mo Isom to present at FCA event

MARSHALL — When Marshall High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes members Kianna Prins and Simon Zahrbock attended leadership camp last summer, they were impressed with the keynote speaker. That keynote speaker was Mo Isom, a New York times best-selling author and nationally-known ...

Highway 23 project two weeks behind schedule

MARSHALL — This year’s rainy weather slowed down the progress of area street projects — and construction on Minnesota Highway 23 in Marshall was no different, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said Wednesday. Due to extreme rains, construction of a new “J-turn” in Marshall ...

Three arrested in sex sting appear in court

MARSHALL — Three men arrested in connection with an undercover prostitution sting made their first appearances in Lyon County District Court on Wednesday. Court records said future hearing dates were set for David Kent Onken, 55, of Hadley; George Everett Scott Croucher, 29, of Sioux ...

YMC Board pares down list of admin finalists to five

GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine County Board narrowed the field of county administrator applicants from eight to five. The board chose five finalists. They are Aurora Heard, Trish Herron, Amanda Luepke, Heber (Matt) Perry, and Angie Steinbach. Heard is the county coordinator in Murray ...

Going back in time with Southwest Minnesota Orchestra

MARSHALL — With its upcoming concert, the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra is marking a special milestone. The Southwest Minnesota Orchestra is performing “Making Music in Marshall” at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Schwan Community Center for the Performing Arts at Marshall High ...

Area man injured after falling off a grain bin

RURAL BALATON — A man in his 70s fell off a grain bin late Monday evening, marking the second farm accident in the rural Balaton and Garvin area in the past two days. A family member confirmed that the individual was 71-year-old Charlie Timmerman. Balaton Fire Department and Balaton ...

Task force arrests 3 in Marshall

MARSHALL —The Marshall Police Department, assisted by members of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, the Brown/Lyon/Redwood/Renville Drug and Human Trafficking Task Force, and the East Metro Human Trafficking Task Force, arrested three men in Marshall Tuesday for solicitation of a minor under ...

Minnesota House candidates share views at forum

MARSHALL — With Election Day fast approaching, area residents got a chance to get their questions for state legislative candidates answered. A candidate forum Monday night at Southwest Minnesota State University brought together candidates for the Minnesota House of Representatives in ...

Semis involved in three different crashes Monday

Three different injury crashes — all involving semi trucks — were reported in the region on Monday, the Minnesota State Patrol said. Crashes were reported in Yellow Medicine County, Lyon County and Redwood County. A crash on Minnesota Highway 67 in Echo Township, Yellow Medicine County, ...

Assessment hearing to wait until March, Marshall Council says

MARSHALL — A proposed street assessment for construction on Michigan Road and Superior Road has been delayed, but now there’s a clearer timeline for when the Marshall City Council will come back to the issue. On Tuesday night, the council re-opened a public hearing on the assessments, ...

‘Hard to keep a straight face’ during ‘Young Frankenstein’

MARSHALL — When it was announced that the Southwest Minnesota State University Theater Department was doing “Young Frankenstein” as the first show of the 2018-2019 season, the students were excited. “Whether it be stagehand or cast, I wanted to be a part of it,” said SMSU student ...

MPS seeks input on facilities

MARSHALL — Residents in the Marshall Public School District are invited to attend one or both of the upcoming Community Input Meetings regarding long-range facilities planning. The first meeting is slated for 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Marshall High School Media Center, while the second ...

Slayton man recovering after farm accident

RURAL GARVIN — While he didn’t win the lottery, Brad Pagel considers himself pretty lucky — Pagel survived a tractor rollover accident on Sunday afternoon. “Considering what I went through about 24 hours ago, I’m in good shape,” Pagel said from a hospital bed on Monday. ...

Inspired by the prairie

MARSHALL — As the wind blows, the symbolic steel poles sway ever so gently — it’s as if the native prairie grasses still sprout from the earth in southwest Minnesota. It’s a reminder of one’s past and how a sense of community matters. “The sides of the poles are painted a ...

Many Sunrise Court tenants moving out after ruling, residents say

MARSHALL — Residents of the Sunrise Court apartments had been fighting to stay in their homes, but it looked like many were still moving out this weekend. By Sunday afternoon, things were relatively quiet outside Sunrise Court, but there were signs of activity all around the complex. ...

Sharing the love of the hunt

LYON COUNTY — The tall bluestem grass was waving all around as the group of hunters made their way across a piece of public land south of Marshall. It was tough to see the pointing dogs that mentors Loren Peterson and Kevin Mayer brought along, so everyone was listening for the sound of the ...

Commissioner races are brewing in three area counties

MARSHALL — Three out of five counties feature competitive commissioner races in the Nov. 6 election. In Lyon County, incumbent Commissioner Steve Ritter is being challenged by Al Kruse. Ritter has 15 years of county board experience under his belt, having been first elected in 2003 and ...