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Following God’s will

MINNEOTA — Looking back over the past five years, the diaconate formation (Catholic deacon training) has been a wonderful learning experience for Bruce and Juanita Bot. This culminated in Bruce’s ordination to deacon April 21 at the Church of St. Mary in Sleepy Eye. “Through all the ...

Celebrating a Legacy in the outdoors

MARSHALL — It’s a fitting anniversary for a law meant to support the outdoors. This weekend, area residents are invited to join in the archery, fishing and other activities at the Parks and Trails Legacy Celebration being held at the Red Baron Arena and Expo. “One of the main purposes ...

Murray County Board approves ditch repairs

SLAYTON — The Murray County Board on a 3-0 vortex approved the attorney fees needed for Judicial Ditch 3 at its bi-weekly meeting Tuesday. The cost of legal fees will be $3,542.50, attorneys Rinke Noonan company billed for participation in the appeals process. Commissioners Lori Gunnink and ...

Gov. Dayton recommends Marshall for Opportunity Zone

MARSHALL — There were two Lyon County communities — Marshall and Tracy — vying to be part of a new federal program that would offer tax incentives for investment in economic development. They got one out of two. On Friday, it was announced that part of the city of Marshall was among ...

Robots in the classroom

MARSHALL — At its last board meeting, Marshall School Board members had the opportunity to learn about the Marshall High School robotics program — a program that is growing in Minnesota and beyond. “There are now more robotics programs in Minnesota than hockey teams,” MHS science ...

Derik Nelson and Family to perform inside middle school theater

MARSHALL — Derik Nelson and his siblings, Dalten and Riana, always loved making music together as a family and around the holidays when they were kids, they would put on special performances for family and friends at home dinner parties and other events. Now they’re bringing their ...

SMSU professor Christine Olson is Cowan Award winner

Little did Christine Olson know that the seeds of her broader world view were planted as a child growing up in Brazil, and later at the family dinner table in New Jersey. “Dad was raised on a dairy farm in Minnesota, went on to military service and was ultimately involved in world relief ...

Marshall Council approves changes to landscaping, building standards

MARSHALL — More than three months after a local task force formed to look at Marshall’s city building department and ordinances, their recommendations were approved by the city council. Tuesday night, Marshall Council members voted to pass changes to the city landscaping ordinances, and ...

Building a career

MARSHALL — Kim Jergenson has seen a lot of change in his years with the city of Marshall. For one thing, he said, the tools of his trade have changed. When he first joined the city engineering department, preparing for street construction meant using a transit, a level and steel tape ...

Boulder Estates to host health and wellness fair

MARSHALL — In honor of Older Americans Month, Boulder Estates staff and tenants are hosting a health and wellness fair May 2 to provide resources for aging citizens. From 2-3:30 p.m., nearly 40 health and wellness related vendors will set up display tables and provide information to ...

Hormel executive to address SMSU grads

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University alumnus Steve Binder will be the speaker at the 2018 SMSU Commencement at 10 a.m. May 5 in the R/A Facility. Binder is executive vice president and president of Hormel Business Units. He joined the Austin-based food company shortly after ...

Flood warnings in Marshall, Russell

MARSHALL — After a spring full of heavy snowfall, the return to sunshine and warm temperatures over the weekend might have felt like a relief. But now area residents have a different problem to watch out for — the quickly melting snow means lots of water on the ground, in ditches and in ...

Attempted robbery reported in Milroy

MILROY — The Redwood County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an attempted robbery in Milroy over the weekend. A news release from the Sheriff’s Office said law enforcement are looking for information on three suspects in the incident. The Sheriff’s Office received ...

Annual statewide STI testing Wednesday

MARSHALL — The bad news — from 2006 to 2016, the chlamydia rate in Minnesota has increased by 71 percent, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The good news is that it’s treatable. A simple urine test is all that’s needed to find out if you have this sexually ...

Parrish says refugee relocation is destabilizing area’s matrix

MARSHALL — Minnesota governor candidate Phillip Parrish says he’s standing up to preserve “Rural Minnesota’s American matrix.” With his “the buck stops here” attitude, Parrish made a campaign stop at Mike's Cafe on Friday. He talked about being a governor with backbone to ...

Southwest Minnesota Men’s Chorus to host Big Sing

The Southwest Minnesota Men’s Chorus is hosting the 2018 Upper Midwest Big Sing in Marshall on Saturday. Approximately 200 members of 10 male choruses from Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin will arrive Friday afternoon. The choral activities will be held at Southwest Minnesota State ...

‘Noche Latina’ is Friday at SMSU

‘Noche Latina’ is Friday at SMSU The first-ever “Noche Latina” will be from 5-10 p.m. Friday in the Southwest Minnesota State University Conference Center Ballroom. SMSU Club Latino is hosting the event. A meal will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by México Lindo, Chile sin ...

18 area students compete in state speech tournament

Eighteen area students competed in the 2018 Minnesota State Class A Speech Tournament on Saturday at Apple Valley High School. While some were close to making the cut, none of the area competitors were among the top eight who advanced into the state final round. Murray County Central had ...

MHS speech members do well at state

MARSHALL — Three Marshall High School speech competitors finished in the top five at the 2018 State Class AA Speech Tournament this weekend at Apple Valley High School. Mariana Oaxaca took third place in poetry, while Alexa Amundson finished third in prose. Isaiah Schroeder collected a ...

Verizon tower CUP to be considered at YMC meeting

GRANITE FALLS — Another communications tower may be going up in Yellow Medicine County. YMC Zoning Coordinator Jolene Johnson will be bringing a Conditional Use Permit for NTP Wireless Verizon Wireless of Chicago, Illinois before the county board this week. NTP Wirelless/Verizon Wireless ...