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News students can use in classroom

Local News

MARSHALL — Current events and issues are the major focus of some of Rick Purrington’s classes at Marshall High School. But when you want to learn about current events affecting the Marshall area, there aren’t many sources to turn to, Purrington said. That’s why Purrington, a social ...

EPA moves to revoke rules on oil industry methane leaks

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke regulations on methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal environmental advocates said would renounce key federal authority to regulate the climate-damaging gas. The proposed rule follows President Donald Trump’s ...

Opioid settlement would use a formula to split the money

Business

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The multibillion-dollar settlement that the maker of OxyContin is negotiating to settle a crush of lawsuits over the nation’s opioid crisis contains formulas for dividing up the money among state and local governments across the country, The Associated Press has ...

Dow surges 326 points on hopes for US-China trade talks

Business

Stocks finished with broad gains on Wall Street Thursday, driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average more than 300 points higher. The buying spree gave the market its second straight gain after a wobbly start to the week. The S&P 500 is now on track for its first weekly gain in five ...

Thanks to consumers, economy is rising steadily if slowly

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed in the spring, and most analysts expect it to weaken further in the months ahead. Yet the main driver of growth — consumer spending — remains vigorous enough to keep the economy growing steadily if still modestly. Spending by households, which ...

Crime-Accidents

News of Record

Crime MARSHALL — A 61-year-old man was arrested for DWI, open bottle, and possession of more than 1.4 grams of marijuana at 11:04 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of East College Drive and West Marshall Street, Marshall Police said. TRACY — An animal bite was reported at 9:51 p.m. ...

Regional Calendar

Public Notices

Today Community Transit hours: 5:45 a.m.-9 p.m. Community Transit hours throughout Lyon County: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. SW MN Arts Council Gallery 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m., 114 N. 3rd St., Marshall. Household Hazardous Waste Facility open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., located in the Public ...

Marshall Community Services

Public Notices

Please pre-register for classes. For registration information, call 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or log onto https://bit.ly/2mIZEQh. n The MCS Fall brochure has been released! Register now for our upcoming activities! Copies of the brochure are available in the MCS ...

A year of growth

Local News

MARSHALL — Sales and profits were both up at Marshall’s municipal liquor store last year. And so far, Tall Grass Liquor looks on track to do the same this year, store manager Eric Luther said. “Things are going along pretty well with where we want to be at,” Luther said during a ...

YM County purchases flashing stop signs

Local News

GRANITE FALLS — A cost of $2,720 sounds like a lot of money for two stop signs, but it’s considered a small price to pay if they prevent even one death or injury. At Tuesday’s board meeting, Yellow Medicine County commissioners approved a $2,720 purchase of two signs equipped with ...

Hoping for a dry Box Car Days holiday weekend

Local News

TRACY — Tracy Chamber of Commerce Director Lexi Erickson remembers Labor Day last year well. A rainstorm washed out the Box Car Days grand parade and those brave enough to dash over to the beer garden tent for cover ended up trapped inside. “It was a wall of rain that you could see ...

Crime for Aug. 30

News of Record

TRACY — A suspicious vehicle was reported at 11:26 p.m. Tuesday on the 500 block of Spring Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MINNEOTA — A civil matter was reported at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday, Minneota Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL ...

Ivanhoe Fire Dept. puts out Monday barn fire

News of Record

IVANHOE — A fire in a hog barn in rural Ivanhoe earlier this week could have been a lot worse, said Ivanhoe Fire Chief Shad Lipinski. But a fast response and the fact that there were no animals in the barn helped lessen the damage. There were no injuries reported in the fire, Lipinski ...

Sudden Oak Death Disease

Ag and Extension

It may seem that every time a gardener turns around, there is some other disease to worry about. Gardeners, pay attention, because there is another new one but it is NOT in Minnesota at this time. Resident gardeners will need to pay attention to any rhododendrons that you may have purchased ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

Life in the Pits: A look at soil management and crop health University of Minnesota Extension, Renville, Yellow Medicine and Swift SWCD offices, and Hawk Creek Watershed invite farmers and crop consultants to an up-coming field day to learn about soil health on Sept. 10, in Granite ...

Scoping out the problems

Local News

By Deb Gau dgau@marshallindependent.com MARSHALL — The Marshall Aquatic Center is showing its age, Preston Stensrud said. The group of people gathered on the pool deck had heard that information before — but now they watched as Stensrud reached over and pulled a small piece of ...

Talking it over together

Local News

MARSHALL — There was a good-sized crowd gathered at the Marshall Area YMCA to talk about Marshall’s future. But the discussions were all going to be a little more personable, event organizers said. “If you like to have good conversations, you’re in the right place,” said ...

Most drivers violating hands-free law receiving warnings

Local News

Law enforcement in the Marshall area have been giving out more warnings than citations during the first couple weeks of the new hands-free cellphone law. But officials warn that could change as time goes on and drivers become more familiar with the law. Since Aug. 1, the Marshall Police ...

State Fair at Hill Street Place

Local News

Photo by Karin Elton Pauline Wiener shows her daughter-in-law, Karen Wiener, her needlepoint artworks on display Tuesday at Hill Street Place in Marshall. With the Minnesota State Fair taking place in the Twin Cities this week, Hill Street had a state fair display of its own with residents ...

Crime and Accidents for Aug. 28

News of Record

TRACY — A suspicious vehicle was reported at 11:12 p.m. Monday on the 900 block of Highline Road, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — A 19-year-old man was cited for driving after revocation in a traffic incident at 10:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection ...