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Cutting loose on stage

Local News

LAKE BENTON — They’re going to kick off the Sunday shoes and cut loose on stage for this summer’s musical at the Lake Benton Opera House. The musical “Footloose” is being presented at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and Aug. 2-4, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Aug. 4-5, at the Lake ...

Agriculture panel talks tariffs, mental health

Local News

MARSHALL — Tariffs on products like soybeans and pork were a subject that loomed large over a Tuesday panel discussion on agriculture. While it’s still not clear what’s going to happen in the long run, local ag panelists said Minnesota farmers are definitely concerned. “We’re not ...

Crime for July 26

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 43-year-old woman was cited for speeding in an incident reported at 8:27 a.m. Tuesday on the intersection of 270th Street and Lyon County Road 11, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — A dog was taken to the kennel in an animal complaint reported at 6:43 ...

Flowers for pollinators

Ag and Extension

The summer days have been rolling along and we have been able to get in a little gardening here and there, between all of the rain. I have been fielding many questions regarding how the 4-H youth are doing on their Flowers for Pollinators study. The kiddos have started counting their insects ...

Students wanted for 4-H spokespeople for animal agriculture

Ag and Extension

College students with an interest in serving as spokespeople for animal agriculture are urged to apply for the position of Minnesota State Fair 4-H Animal Science Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture Peer Mentor. Six positions are available. This program is sponsored by Minnesota 4-H and ...

Minnesota County Cropland Rental Rates available

Ag and Extension

Average, Median, 10 Percent Lowest Average Rents and 10 Percent Highest Average Rents are listed by county in the recently released publication titled “Cropland Rental Rates for Minnesota Counties.” The rental rates come from rents paid by farmers who participate in Adult Farm Management ...

Marshall passes tax abatement program for new housing

Local News

MARSHALL — It’s a problem local businesses have talked about, Marshall City Council members said. Businesses need workers, but the workers aren’t moving in. “To keep Marshall growing, we need to get the people into town,” said council member James Lozinski. On Tuesday night, ...

Road construction ahead

Local News

WALNUT GROVE — It’s still about a year away, but southwest Minnesota residents are getting some advance notice of road construction planned along U.S. Highway 14. A resurfacing project along will repair the pavement and other structures along the highway between Tracy and Revere in 2019 ...

Wind power company meets opposition on Lake Cochrane

Local News

LAKE COCHRANE, S.D. — The attempt by a London, England, company to build a wind farm in Yellow Medicine County is meeting resistance from a small community just across the South Dakota border The resistance to the project by Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has rang all the way to the ...

Tracy fire chief: Damaged fire trucks need to be replaced

Local News

TRACY — The recent flooding in the Tracy area took its toll on firefighting equipment as well as businesses, homes and basement-stored items. Six fire trucks were damaged by the flood, City administrator Kris Ambuehl said. Three of them potentially damaged beyond insurance coverage, he ...

Crime for July 25

News of Record

MARSHALL — A burglary reported at 5:32 a.m. Tuesday on the 800 block of Country Club Drive is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A possible threat reported at 11:12 p.m. Monday on the 1500 block of State Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. TRACY ...

Keeping up with the times

Local News

TRACY — Greenwood Nursery has always been a family business, and for the last 37 years, that business has kept up with the times by using improved technology as a way to meet the growing needs of its customers. Jeff Farber, who started the Greenwood Nursery store in Tracy in 1981, said one ...

911 has own emergency: down more than 6 hours Sunday

Local News

MARSHALL — A router located in Ruthton was blamed for the 911 emergency system to shut down in southwest Minnesota for more than six hours Sunday. According to Lyon County Sheriff Mark Mather, the system was down from 2:53 p.m. until 9:37 p.m. when testing was completed. Mather said the ...

Toys 4 Tots Fun Run: It’s all about the kids

Local News

TRACY — For the past 25 years, the Lyon County Toys 4 Tots Fun Run has had the same mission, which is to make Christmas better for local children and families in need. As riders get set to take part in the 26th annual Fun Run on Saturday, that ultimate purpose remains pivotal. “The whole ...

RTR school district asking residents to fill out survey

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TYLER — Stakeholders in the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District are being asked to help provide solutions by taking part in a community survey regarding facilities in the district. Superintendent David Marlette said the process needs to be community driven from the bottom up, rather than ...

Crime for July 24

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 32-year-old female was arrested for third degree DWI, speeding and no Minnesota driver’s license in an incident reported at 2:10 p.m. Sunday on the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Lyon County Road 33, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. LYND — A 33-year-old ...

Catching some air

Local News

CLARKFIELD — The bleachers were packed. So were a couple of picnic tables, and rows of lawn chairs set up on the Clarkfield athletic field. Everyone craned their necks to watch ATV riders zoom skyward and do stunts with names like “the Heart Attack,” before landing safely. The crowd ...

A love of volunteering

Local News

TYLER — Just because they love kids and like to meet the needs of their community, Frank and Betty Jorgensen of Tyler have spent the past 40-plus years as volunteers in their community. In recognition of their long-term commitment to service, the Lincoln County Council on Aging has ...

2nd half of gas line project ongoing in Tracy

Local News

TRACY — It may take all summer, but the crew from Northern Pipeline plans to have the second half of Tracy’s gas line replace and repair work done before the snow flies. “The city of Tracy is part of Minnesota Energy Resources’ service area, and the natural gas facilities being ...

Business Briefs for July 23

Business

Rutledge, Verdoes attend JFK annual convention Melissa Rutledge and Mallory Verdoes attended the 2018 Just For Kix Annual Convention with more than 170 Just For Kix Youth program directors from Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Texas, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, ...