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Fire departments make Lyon Co. funding requests

MARSHALL — Having the right equipment can make a crucial difference for emergency responders, and during the COVID-19 pandemic area firefighters also need to pay extra attention to cleaning and decontaminating gear. However, it’s not always easy to pay for needed equipment, especially ...

Fighting hunger

MARSHALL — The cars snaked around the Lyon County fairgrounds, and down Fairgrounds Road almost all the way to Highway 19. But the line was moving steadily, as volunteers helped load vehicles with cartons of food and gallon jugs of milk. Organizers said they started giving out food early, ...

One shot in domestic dispute near Prairie’s Edge

GRANITE FALLS — A Willmar woman is in stable condition and a Morton man is in custody after a shooting Monday night, the Upper Sioux Police Department said. Around 11:15 p.m., law enforcement and security staff at Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort were alerted to a couple who left the casino ...

Lyon Co. to move recycling bins as trash problems continue

MARSHALL — They’ve tried education. They’ve tried talking to people. But Lyon County environmental staff said it hasn’t stopped people from using community recycling bins in Marshall as a free garbage service. “I think it’s become a bad habit,” said Lyon County environmental ...

Vesta man injured in Hwy 19 crash

MILROY — One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Clifton Township, the Minnesota State Patrol said. Jonathan Carl Rubendall, 47, went to Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center with non life-threatening injures, the State Patrol said. The crash was reported at 7:41 ...

Making the best of ‘a difficult year’

MARSHALL — The past year has been a roller coaster for students and staff at Marshall Public Schools, and through it all, distance learning technology played a big part in keeping kids connected to their studies. “I’m not telling anyone anything they don’t already know when I say ...