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Former MN state Sen. Jim Vickerman dies at 89

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TRACY — He was approachable and a good listener — but sometimes, Jim Vickerman could also be a forceful advocate for causes he believed in, especially when they affected farms and rural communities. “Sen. Vickerman was very much an advocate for rural Minnesota,” said former Minnesota ...

Crime-Accidents

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Crime RUSSELL — A 40-year-old man was cited for speeding at 7:19 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 170th Street and Minnesota Highway 91, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said. MARSHALL — A report is pending on an incident of check fraud at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday on the 1400 block ...

Plans gearing up for COVID-19 vaccine pilot in Marshall

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MARSHALL — The first of hundreds of planned COVID-19 vaccines will be administered at a Marshall pilot site starting this week. State and local organizers are preparing for people with vaccination appointments to start arriving at Marshall Middle School on Friday and Saturday. ...

Lyon County to look at jail technology updates

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MARSHALL — Lyon County is looking to replace important control systems at the county jail. It’s a project that will take some research and preparation, said Sheriff Eric Wallen. He proposed getting help from an electrical engineer, and county commissioners agreed with that idea. Wallen ...

New at the library

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Gallen, Michelle. Big Girl Small Town Gohlke, Cathy. Night Bird Calling Harper, Karen. Under the Alaskan Ice (Alaska Wild #2) Harris, Lisa. The Escape (US Marshals #1) Hendrix, Grady. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires Hunting, Helena. Kiss My Cupcake Hyde, ...

Lyon Co. approves $500,000 COVID-19 grant program

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MARSHALL — Lyon County businesses can now apply for new grants to help with the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, county commissioners approved a program to distribute $500,000 in state funding for small businesses and nonprofits that were affected by executive orders issued in ...

School board postpones decision on closing day care

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MARSHALL — Everyone agreed it was a tough decision to make. The Marshall Area Childcare Center provided a much-needed service for local families, and the staff and programming were excellent, Marshall School Board members said. At the same time, Marshall Public Schools leadership said they ...

Crime-Accidents

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Crime MARSHALL — A report is pending on a public disturbance at 9:17 p.m. Monday on the 1400 block of Cheryl Drive, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A school bus stop arm violation was reported at 4:50 p.m. Monday at the intersection of East Southview Drive and Woodfern, Marshall ...

An infusion of hope

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MARSHALL — The COVID-19 vaccine is currently getting a lot of public attention — but for people who have already tested positive for COVID-19, it’s important to remember there are also treatments available that can help, local health care providers said. Treatments like monoclonal ...

Marshall a state vaccine site

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MARSHALL — Starting today, Minnesota will be taking another step forward in vaccinating essential workers and vulnerable people against COVID-19. The Minnesota Department of Health announced Monday that Marshall will be one of nine community pilot sites for COVID-19 vaccination around the ...

Police identify Marshall man found dead on Friday

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Marshall Police have released the name of a man found dead in Marshall on Friday. Although a death investigation is ongoing, no foul play is suspected, Police said Monday. Dorane Pogatchnik, 63, of Marshall was found outdoors on the 500 block of Country Club Drive in Marshall, Police said. ...

Lyon County Historical Society Museum receives grant

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The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to announce the newest recipients of 42 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants ($10,000 and less), totaling $361,234 in 29 counties. Small grants are awarded quarterly to help nonprofits, educational organizations, government units ...

Let it snow at Hill Street

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MARSHALL — January can sometimes be a time for the winter blues, but staff and residents at Hill Street place have still found ways to have fun this month. “We really tried to make January uplifting,” said Susie Sammons, housing director at Hill Street Place in Marshall. Residents ...

Marshall Public Schools to discuss closing day care center

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MARSHALL — Child care needs are often cited as a concern for Marshall area families and businesses. However, the cost of keeping a child care center open may be proving too much for the Marshall Public School district. Authorization to close the Marshall Area Childcare Center, operated by ...

Rapid COVID antibody testing to be offered at Hy-Vee

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MARSHALL — Starting this week, Marshall area residents will be able to find out if they’ve had COVID-19 through a same-day test available at Hy-Vee Pharmacy. Hy-Vee announced late last week that COVID-19 rapid antibody tests will be available at more than 250 pharmacy locations. The ...

Talking economic development

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MARSHALL — A lot of the topics were familiar: the need for housing and workforce retention, child care and the ability to compete with South Dakota. But Lyon County Commissioners said they still wanted to hear what area communities’ needs were, so they could decide how best to support ...

Slick and snowy

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MARSHALL — The blizzard that swept through southwest Minnesota this week may not have brought deep snowfall with it, but it still created dangerous travel conditions around the region. Compacted ice on the roads and patches of blowing snow led to accidents, cars in the ditch and no-travel ...

Dahms urges Walz to improve vaccine rollout

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From staff reports ST. PAUL — State Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, expressed concern on Friday about the speed and effectiveness of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. His release follows testimony he heard from Minnesota residents during a Senate Aging and Long-Term Care Committee ...

Death of man in Marshall under investigation

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MARSHALL — The death of a man found outside Friday afternoon in Marshall is under investigation, Marshall Police said. Police responded to a report of a possible deceased person on the 500 block of Country Club Drive around noon on Friday. Responding officers found a deceased ...

Crime-Accidents

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Crime MARSHALL — A 41-year-old man was arrested for violating release conditions in an incident reported at 12:48 a.m. Friday on the 1400 block of East College Drive, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 24-year-old man was cited for driving after revocation in a traffic incident at ...