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Crime for Oct. 25

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 32-year-old male was arrested for drug possession, violation of an order for protection, and driving after revocation in an incident reported at 2:01 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of East Main Street and Susan Drive, Marshall Police said. TRACY — A domestic incident ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

What is a fair farm rental agreement? Landlords, farmers, agri-business professionals should make plans to attend one of the informative meetings being held across central and southern Minnesota. These free meetings are being provided by the University of Minnesota Extension. Farmer ...

What to do with the leaves

Ag and Extension

The wet summer we had has benefited many things but particularly our trees. If you have noticed, there seems to be a lot more leaves on our lawns right now. The question is what to do with all of those leaves. Leaves can be left on the lawn but there are a few things to know before you finally ...

Area man injured after falling off a grain bin

Local News

RURAL BALATON — A man in his 70s fell off a grain bin late Monday evening, marking the second farm accident in the rural Balaton and Garvin area in the past two days. A family member confirmed that the individual was 71-year-old Charlie Timmerman. Balaton Fire Department and Balaton ...

Task force arrests 3 in Marshall

Local News

MARSHALL —The Marshall Police Department, assisted by members of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, the Brown/Lyon/Redwood/Renville Drug and Human Trafficking Task Force, and the East Metro Human Trafficking Task Force, arrested three men in Marshall Tuesday for solicitation of a minor under ...

Minnesota House candidates share views at forum

Local News

MARSHALL — With Election Day fast approaching, area residents got a chance to get their questions for state legislative candidates answered. A candidate forum Monday night at Southwest Minnesota State University brought together candidates for the Minnesota House of Representatives in ...

Semis involved in three different crashes Monday

Local News

Three different injury crashes — all involving semi trucks — were reported in the region on Monday, the Minnesota State Patrol said. Crashes were reported in Yellow Medicine County, Lyon County and Redwood County. A crash on Minnesota Highway 67 in Echo Township, Yellow Medicine County, ...

Assessment hearing to wait until March, Marshall Council says

Local News

MARSHALL — A proposed street assessment for construction on Michigan Road and Superior Road has been delayed, but now there’s a clearer timeline for when the Marshall City Council will come back to the issue. On Tuesday night, the council re-opened a public hearing on the assessments, ...

‘Hard to keep a straight face’ during ‘Young Frankenstein’

Local News

MARSHALL — When it was announced that the Southwest Minnesota State University Theater Department was doing “Young Frankenstein” as the first show of the 2018-2019 season, the students were excited. “Whether it be stagehand or cast, I wanted to be a part of it,” said SMSU student ...

Crime for Oct. 24

News of Record

GARVIN — A driver was cited for driving after suspension in a traffic incident reported at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 59, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. TRACY — A domestic incident was reported at 2:24 a.m. Tuesday on the 100 block of Fourth Street, Tracy Police ...

MPS seeks input on facilities

Local News

MARSHALL — Residents in the Marshall Public School District are invited to attend one or both of the upcoming Community Input Meetings regarding long-range facilities planning. The first meeting is slated for 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Marshall High School Media Center, while the second ...

Slayton man recovering after farm accident

Local News

RURAL GARVIN — While he didn’t win the lottery, Brad Pagel considers himself pretty lucky — Pagel survived a tractor rollover accident on Sunday afternoon. “Considering what I went through about 24 hours ago, I’m in good shape,” Pagel said from a hospital bed on Monday. ...

Inspired by the prairie

Local News

MARSHALL — As the wind blows, the symbolic steel poles sway ever so gently — it’s as if the native prairie grasses still sprout from the earth in southwest Minnesota. It’s a reminder of one’s past and how a sense of community matters. “The sides of the poles are painted a ...

Crime and Accidents for Oct. 23

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 70-year-old male was cited for speeding in an incident reported at 9:45 a.m. Sunday on the intersection of Minnesota Highway 23 and Lyon County Road 8, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. COTTONWOOD — Parties were separated in a domestic incident reported at 2:25 ...

Many Sunrise Court tenants moving out after ruling, residents say

Local News

MARSHALL — Residents of the Sunrise Court apartments had been fighting to stay in their homes, but it looked like many were still moving out this weekend. By Sunday afternoon, things were relatively quiet outside Sunrise Court, but there were signs of activity all around the complex. ...

Sharing the love of the hunt

Local News

LYON COUNTY — The tall bluestem grass was waving all around as the group of hunters made their way across a piece of public land south of Marshall. It was tough to see the pointing dogs that mentors Loren Peterson and Kevin Mayer brought along, so everyone was listening for the sound of the ...

Commissioner races are brewing in three area counties

Local News

MARSHALL — Three out of five counties feature competitive commissioner races in the Nov. 6 election. In Lyon County, incumbent Commissioner Steve Ritter is being challenged by Al Kruse. Ritter has 15 years of county board experience under his belt, having been first elected in 2003 and ...

Everyday Leader Fall Simulcast scheduled for Tuesday

Local News

MARSHALL — Most people don’t think of themselves as a leader, but the Everyday Leader events, including an upcoming simulcast, can provide them with the necessary skills. The Everyday Leader Fall Simulcast will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Marshall High School. The ...

Business Briefs for Oct. 22

Business

Halloran is new staff accountant at Hoffman & Brobst Hoffman & Brobst, Certified Public Accountants, announces the addition of Chris Halloran to the professional staff of the firm. Halloran is a 2017 graduate of Concordia University, St. Paul. He will be working in the accounting, ...