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Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

Beef Quality Assurance & Secure Beef Supply trainings set Today’s consumers are more interested than ever before on where and how the food they purchase is raised, which has led to an increased focus on our beef production systems — how we handle cattle, our use of pharmaceutical ...

Lyon Co. planning to recycle Styrofoam

Local News

MARSHALL — Lyon County will soon be able to recycle Styrofoam. Roger Schroeder, the Lyon County Public Works department administrator, asked the county board of commissioners Tuesday morning for the go-ahead to seek quotes for the purchase of a polystyrene densifier. Public Works asked ...

Hearing from the schools

Local News

MARSHALL — As she’s traveled to different schools across Minnesota to discuss education funding, state Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker said she’s noticed a pattern. Educators aren’t talking about making cuts, she said. Instead, Ricker said, they’re talking about finding ...

Lincoln Co. Board launches broadband grant application

Local News

IVANHOE — The Lincoln County Board gave a green light Tuesday to a county-wide grant application aimed at funding for broadband Internet access. At Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners approved a grant application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for a ...

Crime and Accidents for April 17

News of Record

TRACY — An animal complaint was reported at 8:08 a.m. Tuesday on the 600 block of Third Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — A 34-year-old man was arrested in a domestic incident reported at 2:46 a.m. Tuesday on the 700 block of West Marshall ...

Getting a handle on homelessness

Local News

MARSHALL — An area collaborative partnership has received statewide recognition that it has ended chronic homelessness in southwestern Minnesota — and state representatives would like tips on how this extraordinary feat was achieved. Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan was in Marshall Monday morning ...

Waiting for power, watching for rain

Local News

SLAYTON — It’s anything but business as usual this week at Carlson Corner in Murray County north of Slayton. The business, located at the corner of U.S. Highway 59 and the road that leads to Valhalla Island and Keeley Island on the west side of Lake Shetek, lost power last week as a ...

Lynd School District moving board elections to even years

Local News

LYND — All six members sitting on the Lynd Public School District Board will serve an extra year after voting 5-1 last week to move elections from odd years to even years. The board voted to hold elections on the same day as the general election after District Business Manager Joann ...

Crime and Accidents for April 17

News of Record

COTTONWOOD — A 23-year-old man was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia in an incident reported at 1:18 p.m. Sunday on Minnesota Highway 23, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — A 29-year-old woman was cited for speeding in an incident reported at 10:58 a.m. ...

Welcome to the Pride

Local News

MARSHALL — Over the years, they had supported Marshall’s schools in many different ways. Now it was their turn to be recognized. “Thank you so much for being part of the Pride, and thank you so much for being part of Marshall,” Pride in the Tiger Foundation Executive Director Janel ...

Growing together

Local News

MARSHALL — It had been a long journey. And it wasn’t over yet — faith always takes growing and facing new challenges, speakers at Grace Life Church said Sunday morning. But there was time to celebrate along the way. Grace Life’s congregation gathered to dedicate the building ...

Business Briefs for April 15

Business

Registered Apprenticeships presentation is April 24 Staff from Apprenticeship MN of the MN Department of Labor and Industry will be in Marshall to promote Registered Apprenticeships as an innovative workforce solution. Apprenticeship MN will be in Marshall from 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, April ...

Keeping Clarkfield vital

Business

CLARKFIELD — One of Clarkfield’s downtown traditions became a 21st century career opportunity in the past year for Medea Noel. She opened Medea’s Cafe on Oct. 27 at the cafe portion of Clarkfield’s centrally located business property known as the Diamond Mall. The establishment was ...

Crime and Accidents for April 15

News of Record

MARSHALL — Domestic assault was reported at 1:30 a.m. Sunday on the 400 block of Williams Street, Marshall Police said. A suspect in the incident was not located, Police said. MARSHALL — A report is not complete on an assault incident at 1:09 a.m. Sunday on the 200 block of West Main ...

Restoring power

Local News

MARSHALL — Ruth Staeffler from rural Ruthton had to sit in her car to get warmed up and charge her phone Thursday. Staeffler didn’t have electricity for 16 hours and is one of many around the area who felt the effects of downed power lines because of the late winter storm. Staeffler said ...

Pet treat business ‘missed opportunity,’ council members say

Local News

MARSHALL — A conditional use permit request that would have made it possible for a pet treat company to move into the former County Fair supermarket building never made it as far as the Marshall City Council. After some intense opposition from neighboring residents, the Chasing Our Tails ...

‘Just Give Me Jesus’ tour in Marshall Sunday

Local News

MARSHALL — When looking for a performance, Southwest Minnesota Fellowship of Christian Athletes director Robin Knudson said FCA looks for an artist who is going to relate best to the students. “(One where) kids will want to come and be excited to come and that they’ll invite their ...

Snowy weather forces delay of Hwy. 14 project

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WILLMAR – The start date for the Highway 14 Tracy to Revere project has been delayed due to the weather, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Friday. The project was scheduled to begin Monday, but the start date has been moved to May 13, Public Affairs Coordinator Sandra ...

Drug related arrests in Tracy, Marshall this week

Local News

MARSHALL — Three people were charged with drug-related offenses after arrests in Tracy and Marshall this week. The Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville Drug Task Force said it executed a search warrant in Tracy on Monday, and in Marshall on Tuesday, together with local police and the Lyon County ...