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Spectacular speech event draws top speech teams

Local News

MARSHALL — Marshall High School speech team members say their hometown meet is a way to get the whole team involved and excited for the rest of the season as well as learning from the best of the best. “We get a lot of good competition at our tournament in Marshall, and it’s great for ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 24

News of Record

COTTONWOOD — A 21-year-old male was arrested for third degree DWI and placed on a 12-hour hold in an incident reported at 11:41 p.m. Tuesday on the 2800 block of Lyon County Road 24, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — Parties were separated in a domestic incident ...

Tending to orchids

Ag and Extension

We are in the depths of winter with around 50 days or so left to “grin and bear it.” We are all hardy individuals but it is also nice to see some color in our house-something green and growing. If your amaryllis plants are done flowering, you can depend on orchids to fill their place. In ...

Ag Briefs

Ag and Extension

SMSU Farm Outlook & Education seminar scheduled for Feb. 13 The 35th annual Farm Outlook & Education Seminar will be from 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Conference Center Ballroom at Southwest Minnesota State University. The Farm Outlook & Education Seminar is a ...

RTR lawsuit to be heard Feb. 6

Local News

RUSSELL — The saga continues in the long-term facilities improvement process for Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Schools as a motion hearing date has been scheduled for Feb. 6, in Lyon County District Court in regards to a lawsuit filed against the district last week. Area residents Gary Erdmann, ...

Lyon Co. learns about tourism impact, promotion in SW MN

Local News

MARSHALL — Travel and tourism have a big economic impact in Lyon County — over $50 million worth, county commissioners learned Tuesday. Economic impact figures, including gross sales, sales tax and private sector employment generated by travel and tourism, were part of a short ...

MN West sees bright future for renewable energy

Local News

MARSHALL — Renewable energy trends are better than they’ve been in a decade, and Minnesota is known as a state that’s blazing the trail. In a luncheon presentation Tuesday to the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce agriculture committee, Minnesota West Community and Technical College Dean ...

Finally, pomp and circumstance

Local News

MARSHALL — Eric Diaz, Katelyn Gednalske, Devin Malecek, Diego Montoya and Alexis Tanghe finally got to hear the tune, “Pomp and Circumstance,” Tuesday morning. After two postponements because of inclement weather, Marshall Area Technical and Educational Center finally was able to present ...

Newspaper describes Johnston’s relationship with Duluth Schools

Local News

RUSSELL — Art Johnston, the guest speaker during Monday’s Betterment of RTR meeting, appears to have a tumultuous relationship with Duluth Schools. According to the Duluth News Tribune in 2014, Johnston was in his second term as a school board member when an outside investigator ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 23

News of Record

TRACY — A suspicious incident was reported at 3:41 a.m. Tuesday on the 400 block of South Fifth Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. COTTONWOOD — An incident reported at 11:41 a.m. Monday on West Vermillion Street is under investigation, the Lyon County ...

A lingering arctic blast

Local News

(AP) — Falling temperatures replaced the weekend’s falling snow Monday as bitter cold and gusty winds swept across the eastern United States. The National Weather Service had forecast that temperatures would be more than 20 degrees below normal from the Midwest to across the ...

Sheriff: Homicide/suicide in Arco

Local News

ARCO — Law enforcement officials are treating the deaths of a Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District student and 2017 graduate as a homicide and a suicide. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a 911 call just before 2 a.m. on Saturday regarding two people ...

Film showing, community event to search for an ‘American Creed’

Local News

MARSHALL — A new series of community events is asking area residents to think about what it means to be American — and organizers say it will be a chance for people to learn from one another. Paula Nemes, public services manager at the Marshall-Lyon County Library, said the events are ...

MHS speech team competes at Chanhassen & Mound-Westonka

Local News

The Marshall Tiger speech team officially kicked off its season on Saturday by splitting their team and competing at two tournaments. Varsity competitors saw success at the Chanhassen Tournament with senior Jenna Zeug advancing to championship finals and placing 6th overall. Senior Lexi ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 22

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 31-year-old Marshall man was cited for pulling a fire alarm in an incident reported at 6:28 p.m. Sunday on the 100 block of South Fifth Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — Graffiti was spray painted on a fence in a damage to property incident reported at 8:18 a.m. ...

Walz says Minnesota won’t leave anyone behind

Local News

IVANHOE — It was getting crowded at the 19 & 75 Cafe. In addition to residents from the Ivanhoe area, people were arriving from Lyon and even Redwood County to meet with new Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. The turnout was a positive sign, Walz said. As he addressed the people gathered at ...

Bringing the dream to life

Local News

MARSHALL — The message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is one that’s still alive today. And people at a Saturday event at the Marshall-Lyon County Library didn’t just get a chance to hear it — they got a chance to participate, with living history talks, songs and even a mock Civil ...

Woman found dead after GF apt. fire

Local News

GRANITE FALLS — A 94-year-old woman is dead after an apartment fire reported Saturday at a senior living community in Granite Falls. The fire is currently under investigation, Granite Falls Police said. Granite Falls police, fire and ambulance responded to a smoke detector alarm at ...

RTR reports ‘tragedy’ in district with deaths of two students

Local News

Administrators at the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District say the district will have grief counselors available, after the deaths of two students this weekend. An e-mail sent out to parents in the RTR district on Saturday said two young people had died by suicide. The e-mail did not ...

‘Opportunity of a lifetime’

Business

MARSHALL — The 1990s commercial expansion south of the Minnesota Highway 23 bypass in Marshall during the 1990s included a new lease on life for an existing restaurant building, now the site of The Hitching Post Eatery and Saloon. After success in a variety of restaurant and food service ...