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Real ID a real pain for Lafayette woman

LAFAYETTE — What’s in a name and why is this so important to the federal government? This is a question Peggy Weddington of Lafayette has asked several times over the last months. Since September, Weddington has been struggling to meet the requirements necessary to get a REAL ID from ...

A push for curriculum transparency

MARSHALL — While school districts in Lyon County don’t have specific policies about making classroom materials available online, administrators said they are willing to talk with parents about the curriculum. “Our teachers are very open and honest with what they teach,” said Beth ...

Number of COVID cases dropping in Lyon Co.

MARSHALL — With the demand for COVID-19 testing decreasing, a drive-up location in Marshall will be reducing its hours of operation. Starting Monday, drive-up sample collection services at the Carlson Street clinic will only be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Avera Marshall said. The ...

Marshall Council member Don Edblom dies at age 65

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 ...

Farmland values up 6.4% in SW Minn.

MARSHALL — Average farmland prices in southwest Minnesota increased 6.4% last year, data from an annual University of Minnesota Extension survey said. The average farmland price across a 14-county area in southwest Minnesota was $6,780 per acre in 2021, which was up from 2020’s average of ...

A global connection

MARSHALL — There were plenty of reasons to like being part of a Lions club, area residents said Sunday. One important reason was a chance to be part of something bigger, they said. Brian Sheehan, a Bird Island resident and the keynote speaker at a Lions brunch on Sunday, is getting to ...