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MnDOT holds virtual open house for Hwy 59 construction

MARSHALL — Road construction is coming to two stretches of U.S. Highway 59 south of Marshall this summer, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging area residents to learn more at an online open house event. Area residents can submit questions or comments online for the ...

Avera Marshall expands COVID-19 vaccine criteria

MARSHALL — Minnesota recently expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines, and Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center is inviting more people to sign up for vaccine appointments. People who are in the next two tiers of vaccine eligibility, which include people with underlying health ...

It was their lucky day

LUCAN — Wintry weather might have been in the forecast, but it held off long enough for area residents to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Lucan. People lined Main Street on Sunday afternoon for the community’s 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Fire trucks, floats and farm ...

Marshall, Lyon Co. aim for stability in 2021

MARSHALL — The COVID-19 pandemic left a lot of questions for local governments – including questions about how to make financial plans for 2021. Financial data for local governments show that across Minnesota, cities and counties have been planning to keep their budgets as stable as ...

Easton couple open small-town pub in middle of pandemic

EASTON — As the pandemic winds down, the mood at Margaret’s Pub will improve. The colors on the walls and the antique lighting that greets visitors is already warm, but owners Eric and Ronda Allis hope the aesthetic establishes the new bar as a staple in Easton. “We’d never worked ...

Getting closer to normal

MARSHALL — Looser COVID-19 restrictions are on the way for Minnesota businesses and social gatherings. But while that’s good news for local bars and restaurants, some are still left wondering when they’ll be able to go back to normal. “We still need a plan. Our restaurants and ...