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Marshall approves EDA grant program with CARES funding

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MARSHALL — After receiving $1 million in federal funding for COVID-19 response, the city of Marshall and the Marshall Economic Development Authority now have a plan on how the money will be used. Half will go to a grant program for local businesses affected by the COVID-19 shutdowns, said ...

Wabasso crash victim identified

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WABASSO — Wabasso resident Dennis Fennern, 85, was identified by the Redwood County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday as the person who died Saturday in a two-vehicle crash in rural Vail Township. Fennern was driving a Polaris Ranger UTV that was struck by an SUV at the intersection of ...

State issues warning on mystery seeds from China

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has been receiving reports of residents receiving unsolicited packages of seeds appearing to come from China. Officials in other states, including Louisiana, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, have reported similar situations. Any Minnesotan ...

Crime for July 29

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MARSHALL — A 67-year-old woman was cited for not having a valid Minnesota driver’s license and failure to obey a traffic control device at 4:28 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of West Saratoga Street and West College Drive, Marshall Police said. GARVIN — A 24-year-old man was cited ...

Masks for Mustangs

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MARSHALL — The COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing mean class at Minnesota colleges and universities will likely look different this fall. But even in the middle of that change, a group of Southwest Minnesota State University faculty are working to welcome new students as ...

Swastika mask incident turns spotlight on Marshall

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MARSHALL — The past couple of days had been busy, Marshall Mayor Bob Byrnes said Monday. By his count, he had been contacted by three different TV stations from Minnesota, and one national network. Unfortunately, it wasn’t for positive reasons. Starting on Saturday night, Marshall was ...

Crime for July 28

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COTTONWOOD — An incident reported at 9:27 a.m. Friday on the intersection of North Barstad Road and West Front Street is under investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — Theft of wheels and tires reported at 1:19 p.m. Friday on the 2300 bock of Minnesota ...

Swastika masks video goes viral

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MARSHALL — A video of two people wearing masks patterned like Nazi flags at the Marshall Walmart location went viral over the weekend. After being confronted by other shoppers, the couple were banned from the store for a year, Marshall Police said. The roughly two-minute video, which ...

‘Let their noise be heard’

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AMIRET — Retired pastor Homer Dobson has been delivering the prayer before the bikers take off during the Toys 4 Tots Motorcycle Fun Run for “many, many” years. Before Saturday’s prayer under the shelter at the Roaring Lyons clubhouse in Amiret, Dobson announced this would be his last ...

George Floyd memorial vandalized — and rebuilt — again

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MARSHALL — A display of artwork remembering George Floyd and others has taken a lot of damage over the past two months. “This is the fourth generation we’ve had of it,” said Julie Walker. The display, located in the parking lot of the Southwest Minnesota State University Alumni and ...

One dead in UTV crash in Redwood Co.

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WABASSO — One person died in a two-vehicle crash Saturday south of Wabasso, the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office said. While the Sheriff’s Office did not release the name of the person killed, they said the person was driving a Polaris Ranger UTV that was struck by an SUV in rural Vail ...

MN reports 871 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

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ST. PAUL (AP) — Minnesota health officials reported 871 newly confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, the fourth straight day the state has reported more than 700 new cases. The spike in new daily cases was one of the largest in Minnesota since May, the Star Tribune reported. But the ...

Crime and Accidents for July 27

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MARSHALL — An incident of violation of conditions of release reported at 4:55 a.m. Sunday on the 400 block of Jewett Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — Reports are being sent to the county attorney for consideration of charges in the theft of signs reported ...

Prepping for primary

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MARSHALL — The primary election for U.S. Congress and Senate races in Minnesota is coming up in just a couple weeks. While absentee ballots are still coming in, the Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office is also taking steps that are meant to help make it easier for voters to participate ...

A race chaser

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Southwest Minnesota State University alumnus Tom Berg is, literally, a race chaser. That’s the reason for the growing success of his Racechaser.net blog, which chronicles anything racing at seven tracks he frequents during the season from his home base in Fargo, N.D. Berg, a Clarkfield ...

First COVID-19 death reported in Murray Co.

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MURRAY COUNTY — The Minnesota Department of Health reported Friday that a Murray County resident has died of COVID-19. It is the first death from the virus reported in Murray County. The MDH does not release details that could identify individual people, for medical privacy reasons. ...

Candidate filings open Tuesday for city, school elections

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The candidate filing period for municipal and school district elections that do not hold primaries opens on Tuesday. In Lyon County, there will be elections held for city council seats, township supervisors, and school board members. The filing period runs from July 28 through Tuesday, Aug. ...

Crime-Accidents

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Crime MARSHALL — A 30-year-old woman was cited for having expired vehicle registration in a traffic incident at 12:45 a.m. Friday on the 1000 block of East College Drive, Marshall Police said. TRACY — An alcohol related incident was reported at 12:15 a.m. Friday on the 1000 block of ...

COVID-19 testing in Tyler, Marshall finds 8.8% positive rate

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TYLER — A community COVID-19 testing event in Tyler last week found a total of 16 positive cases, but the impact of coronavirus in Lincoln County this month has been bigger. An additional 77 cases came in through the sample collection site at Avera Marshall, Avera representatives said. A ...

June a busy month for new shared emergency manager

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MARSHALL — When Amber Scholten became the joint emergency manager for Lincoln and Lyon counties, there was plenty to do right off the bat. “I got to jump right in with the Marshall community (COVID-19) testing,” Scholten told Lyon County commissioners on Tuesday. She updated the county ...