Jon Wendorff organizes volunteers at museum

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The Wheels Across the Prairie museum in Tracy is almost like a pioneer city, and it takes an active group of volunteers to keep it that way. Museum Director Jon Wendorff, who coordinates a group of 22 volunteers, said they’re a critical part of enabling Wheels Across the Prairie to operate. ...

Tyler Council approves land purchase option for Avera

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TYLER — Earlier this month, the city of Tyler acted to formally offer Avera Health an option to purchase about 21 acres of land for a new health care center. So far, however, it’s not yet known if Avera will take the offer, or what kind of facility they might build in Tyler if they do. ...

Laumann charged with attempted murder in standoff

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MARSHALL — Criminal charges have been filed against the man arrested after a multi-hour police standoff on East Main Street in Marshall this week. Paul Kenneth Laumann, 63, made his first appearance in Lyon County District Court via Zoom on Friday. Laumann is charged with first degree ...

Addison parking lot to close starting Monday

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MARSHALL — A public parking lot in Marshall’s downtown will be closed for construction starting Monday, the city of Marshall announced Friday. The Addison lot, which is located across from the Marshall 6 Theater near Lyon Street and College Drive, is expected to closed for several ...

‘I have a new outlook’

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MARSHALL — It was the phone call Laurie Melby had been waiting more than a year for. At 5 a.m., while Melby was working her shift as a certified nursing assistant in Marshall, she got the news that she would be receiving a new kidney. “When I got the call that morning, I was in complete ...

Lyon County awards CD 14 construction bid

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MARSHALL — Lyon County received a total of seven bids for a repair project on County Ditch 14 earlier this month. The low bid came in under an engineer’s estimate, county commissioners learned. Commissioners met as a ditch authority on Tuesday morning to consider awarding a construction ...