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Diving into the data

Local News

MARSHALL — They had a lot of information to go through — results from focus groups, a community survey and comments from the 80 or so people who attended the World Cafe event back in August. And while Marshall City Council members and key city employees set aside time for a five-hour ...

MPCA takes Clean Cars program testimony

Local News

MARSHALL — Representatives from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency heard two types of messages Wednesday evening at a public comment meeting for the Clean Cars Minnesota proposal. About 35 people filled the community room at the Marshall-Lyon County Library for the two-hour session. ...

Area to observe Veterans Day with numerous programs

Local News

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota residents will be joining people across the country in observing Veterans Day on Monday. Area communities will be holding programs, meals and other events honoring U.S. military service members. In Marshall, the day will include a special look at the meaning in ...

Crime-Accidents

News of Record

Crime TRACY — A suspicious vehicle was reported at 2:01 a.m. Friday on the 1600 block of Center Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — A 39-year-old man was cited for driving after cancellation-inimical to public safety in a traffic incident at ...

Learning for the fun of it

Features

MARSHALL GOLD College at Southwest Minnesota State University is a place where learning never gets graded, and where no one expects credit other than possibly a compliment for a job well done. The six-week, twice-a-year program, a longstanding regional outreach component at SMSU, is for ...

They are the talk of the town

Local News

MARSHALL — It was a chance to sit down and have a chat over a cup of coffee — but this time, the conversation had some special guests. Marshall Mayor Bob Byrnes and Marshall City Administrator Sharon Hanson visited the Marshall Adult Community Center on Thursday morning for an event called ...

Marshall gets bids for city hall project

Local News

MARSHALL — The city of Marshall opened construction bids for the planned renovations at its Municipal Building on Thursday. Of three bidders, the apparent low base bid was $4.89 million, from Brennan Companies of Mankato. Marshall Public Works Director Glenn Olson said Thursday there is ...

Reading about a pot of stew and more

Local News

MARSHALL — Marshall Public Schools Superintendent Scott Monson read the book, “Thank you, Omu!” by Oge Mora, Thursday morning to kindergartners in Amy Barker’s class at Park Side. Monson was one of the volunteers who read to grades pre-K through second grade nationwide as part of ...

Crime and Accidents for Nov. 8

News of Record

MARSHALL — A male was cited for not having a valid Minnesota driver’s license in an incident reported at 5:24 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Huron Road and North U.S. Highway 59, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 20-year-old man was cited for failure to provide proof of ...

Making the road safe

Local News

MARSHALL — Doing some basic things can help make a life-or-death difference when you’re traveling on the highway, said Sgt. Adam Connor of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. He listed them off: following the speed limit, wearing a seatbelt, and having a sober driver. Having law ...

Medical careers bring sisters closer together

Local News

MARSHALL — Over the years, sisters Anna Gregoire and Amy Full have stayed close. They shared a bedroom as kids, and they both played volleyball with the Marshall Tigers in high school. As adults, they even lived together for a year, while Amy went to dental school and Anna attended medical ...

Crime and Accidents for Nov. 7

News of Record

MARSHALL — Burglary reported at 6:28 a.m. Wednesday on the 1400 block of East College Drive is under investigation, Marshall Police said. TRACY — A suspicious vehicle was reported at 11:22 p.m. Tuesday on the 1200 block of Craig Avenue, Tracy Police said. No further information was ...

Tracy woman injured in rollover crash

News of Record

TRACY — A Tracy woman was injured on a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 14 on Wednesday, the Minnesota State Patrol said. With snow falling around the region Tuesday night, road conditions were snowy and icy in the area. The crash was reported at 7:33 a.m. near the intersection of Highway ...

Darlene Farrell

News of Record

ELLSWORTH — Services for Darlene Farrell, 85, of Ellsworth will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Tracy following the service.

Protecting your garden

Ag and Extension

There is a bunny rabbit that has been living in and near a community garden that I take care of in Marshall. Generally, I only know he or she is there when I just about step on it while I am weeding or planting something in the garden. I am also making the assumption that this is the same ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

What is a Fair Farm Rental Agreement? workshop Nov. 20 in Slayton “What is a Fair Farmland Rental?” is at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Murray County Fairgrounds 4-H Building, 3048 S. Broadway Ave., Slayton. Farm land rental rates are the largest input cost the farmer has. ...

Falling snow paints a different scene

Local News

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It’s official when the National Weather Service issues a winter weather advisory — be careful on the roads. On Monday, snow flurries were originally forecast for southwest Minnesota for Tuesday and today. The National Weather Service Sioux Falls office upgraded its ...

Lyon Co. raises waste assessments to support recycling

Local News

MARSHALL — In this fall’s controversy over curbside recycling service in Lyon County, county commissioners said they heard some clear messages from the public. County residents said they wanted curbside pickup to continue, and they would be willing to pay more to make it possible. Based ...

Hamer drug charges headed to trial

Local News

MARSHALL — Charges of drug possession against Lincoln County Commissioner Richard Hamer could be headed to a trial next week, but it’s not certain. In a Tuesday afternoon hearing, Lyon County Attorney Rick Maes said the prosecution still hadn’t received a laboratory analysis report that ...

Murray County Board expands HVAC project

Local News

SLAYTON — When it comes to government center heating and air conditioning, the Murray County Board decided to pay more in 2020 to avoid most likely paying an even higher cost later. The board unanimously voted Tuesday to work with its consultant, Dunham & Associates Inc. of Minneapolis, ...