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USDA reopens Continuous CRP signup USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept applications beginning June 3 for certain practices under the continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup and will offer extensions for expiring CRP contracts. The 2018 Farm Bill reauthorized CRP, one ...

Celebrating a year of excellence

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Marshall High School students, staff and community members celebrated a year of excellence at the 2019 Honors Convocation, held Tuesday morning at the high school. The assembly recognized academic and activity achievement by MHS students of all grade levels. New members of the MHS Honor ...

County tallies up spring weather damage

Local News

MARSHALL — Ice storms and flooding caused more than $688,000 worth of damage in Lyon County this spring, according to estimates from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. But while that damage will be eligible for federal assistance, Lyon County Emergency Manager Tammy VanOverbeke said ...

Murray Co. OKs Tracy area tower upgrade

Local News

SLAYTON —The Murray County Board asked for more information Tuesday about two different law enforcement funding questions. In a 4-1 vote, commissioners authorized Chief Deputy Sheriff Heath Landsman to proceed with plans to improve the communications signal system in a way that guarantees ...

Drug suspects appear in court

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MARSHALL — Two people arrested by an area drug task force in April made appearances in Lyon County District Court, court records said. Karen Tolliver, 33, of Tracy, and Ryan Murphy, 48, of Marshall, appeared at separate hearings on Tuesday afternoon. Tolliver is charged with ...

Crime for May 22

News of Record

TRACY — An animal complaint was reported at 9:20 p.m. Monday on the 300 block of Eighth Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MINNEOTA — A domestic incident was reported at 6:29 p.m. Monday on Van’s Street, Minneota Police said. No further information was ...

Bracing for more rain

Local News

Wet weather has caused some high water levels in the Redwood River this spring, but so far it hasn’t caused flooding in Marshall. The real challenge for the city, Marshall Public Works Director Glenn Olson said, has been dealing with high groundwater levels and increased flow into the city ...

School board OKs referendum resolutions

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MARSHALL — Resolutions involving canvassing returns of votes and starting the process to issue general obligation bonds in the passage of a $29.8 million building referendum were approved by the Marshall Public School Board Monday. According to the canvassing resolution, 1,950 votes were ...

‘Excellent ending’ for Marshall BPA students

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MARSHALL — Marshall High School senior Ashtyn Eben has been in Business Professionals of America for four years, and said her time at nationals was an excellent ending to her time with the activity. Nineteen BPA students competed at nationals in Anaheim, California, earlier this month. ...

Crime for May 21

News of Record

BALATON — A stolen vehicle was recovered in an incident reported at 9:27 a.m. Friday on the intersection of South Summit Avenue and West Second Street, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — An incident reported at 9:54 a.m. Friday on the 2600 block of Lyon County Road ...

Colonial Manor to close

Local News

BALATON — Balaton’s city-owned nursing home facility will be closing in July, city officials and facility administrators said this week. Members of the Balaton City Council voted May 6 to close the 33-bed Colonial Manor nursing home. Balaton Mayor Lonnie Lambertus said city officials and ...

A cool day on the lake

Local News

SLAYTON — Wade Kissner and his fishing partner Tyler Stimmler were a little confused about the rules for competing in the 28th annual Lake Shetek Walleye Fishing Tournament Saturday. But it ended well for the Twin Cities fishermen. “We called our buddy, and he said the fish had to come in ...

Illegal dumping incident in Cottonwood likely to cost taxpayers

Local News

COTTONWOOD — Disposal costs for a dozen televisions dumped next to the Cottonwood city lift station will most likely fall to taxpayers. The units were found abandoned this month on Cottonwood city property in a central location within the city limits. Fees to dispose of the units, normally ...

Business Briefs for May 20

Business

Avera ranked 1st in nation for long-term care resident experience Avera has ranked first out of the top 20 organizations that earned a 2019 Customer Approved Award from Lincoln, Nebraska–based healthcare-intelligence firm NRC Health. The award recognizes senior-care organizations across the ...

Crime and Accidents for May 20

News of Record

MARSHALL — An adult male was released to a sober person in an incident reported at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of West Main Street and South Fourth Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An adult male was arrested for DWI in an incident reported at 7:47 p.m. Saturday on the ...

Brewing up craft beer samples

Local News

MARSHALL — It wasn’t quite the right weather for having a beer on the patio. But that didn’t matter at all to the crowd who were busy mingling and trying beer samples at the Red Baron Arena and Expo. There was enough room inside to play a few games of beanbags while you enjoyed your ...

Rollover crash kills man

Local News

COTTONWOOD — An Alexandria man was killed in a one-vehicle crash in rural Lyon County on Friday morning, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said. The identity of the victim is being withheld until family is notified. Deputies responded to a report of a rollover crash on the 2300 block of ...

Wobbly week for US stocks; 2nd weekly drop for S&P 500

Business

(AP) — Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Friday as investor jitters over the heated trade war between the world’s two biggest economies overshadowed encouraging developments in conflicts between the U.S. and other key trading partners. The sell-off gained strength in the last hour of ...

Crime-Accidents

News of Record

Crime MARSHALL — An incident reported at 2:05 a.m. Friday on the 2700 block of Lyon County Road 6 is under investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said. BALATON — An incident reported at 10:18 p.m. Thursday on the 2000 block of Minnesota Highway 23 is under investigation, ...

Tobacco in all its bygone glamour

Features

MARSHALL Even though tobacco no longer has the universal popularity it enjoyed for many centuries, tobacco artifacts from the past remain popular with museums and collectors. Items from Mark Schwanebeck’s tobacco products collection are being showcased this spring in the Heritage Room on ...