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Ag and Extension

Economic policy’s impact on the farm economy to be featured at SW MN Ag Lenders Conference The 36th annual Southwest Minnesota Ag Lenders Conference will be on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center near Lamberton. Agricultural lenders and ...

Weather woes

Ag and Extension

The weather woes of farmers and gardeners alike seem to be persisting throughout our growing season. If you have been trying to raise anything from seed whether it is field corn or sweet corn, soybeans or green beans, you may be like many others, frustrated with the weather. While the last hope ...

FFA leaders learn new ideas to implement in communities

Ag and Extension

HACKENSACK — Nearly 200 Minnesota FFA members gathered for two sessions of the State Leadership Conference for Chapter Leaders (SLCCL) at Deep Portage Conservation Reserve near Hackensack from June 26-28 and June 30- July 2 to develop leadership skills for their communities and home chapters. ...

Anticipation grows for Hobby Lobby

Local News

MARSHALL — Renovations for a planned Hobby Lobby store in Marshall are getting closer to completion — and the company has announced the store will open this summer. In a news release this week, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., said the new Marshall location at Highway 23 and East Lyon Street is ...

Alley improvements one step closer for Marshall neighborhood

Local News

MARSHALL — A group of Marshall residents’ petition for a storm sewer in their alleyway is starting to see some results. On Tuesday evening, members of the Marshall City Council voted unanimously to bring the request to a public hearing later this month. If the council approves the ...

YMC unveils CodeRED notification system

Local News

GRANITE FALLS — Residents throughout Yellow Medicine County will soon have more immediate access to urgent emergency-related information. Sheriff Bill Flaten informed county commissioners about the county’s upcoming CodeRED implementation at Tuesday’s board meeting. It will include ...

Tracy City Council debates conflict of interest concern

Local News

TRACY — City Council member Tony Peterson folded his arms on his chest, his voice trembling. “Ten years. Ten years I never … 10 years I have never lost my temper. Tonight, you are making me lose my temper,” Peterson said during Monday night’s meeting. His statement was part of ...

Crime for July 10

News of Record

LYND — A 35-year-old man was arrested for assault, disorderly conduct and damage to property in an incident at 11:12 p.m. Monday on the 1900 block of Lyon County Road 4, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said. MARSHALL — A 26-year-old man was cited for not having insurance in a traffic ...

Highway 14 crash injures Tracy woman

News of Record

TRACY — A crash involving an SUV and a piece of farm equipment Tuesday morning on Highway 14 injured one person, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The crash was reported at 9:35 a.m., on U.S. Highway 14 west of Tracy. A 2005 Ford Explorer driven by Karen Peterson, 73, of Tracy, and a ...

Marshall native receives College of St. Benedict award

Local News

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Andrea Carrow Morsching was initially a little disappointed when she heard she was receiving the College of St. Benedict Decade Award. She had nominated a friend who is in the health care field who she thought was more deserving. Nevertheless, Morsching said she was ...

‘Kept coming back’

Local News

MARSHALL — The Marshall Area Fine Arts Council (MAFAC) named Marshall resident Becky Wyffels who has been volunteering for MAFAC for 17 years the recipient of the eighth annual Stella Peterson Volunteer of the Year Award at its Volunteer Appreciation Reception. “I’ve been volunteering ...

Second crash involving a deer, motorcycle reported

Local News

MILROY — A motorcyclist was injured in a collision with a deer on Monday morning on Minnesota Highway 19 in Redwood County, the Minnesota State Patrol said. It’s the second deer/motorcycle crash reported in the area in the past week. Lonnie Mercie, 58, of Vesta, was taken to Avera ...

Too much water

Local News

MARSHALL — Water is a great thing until there gets to be too much of it. The Lyon County Board at its regular board meeting Tuesday morning had a discussion about Lake of the Hills. Commissioner Rick Anderson told the rest of the board that the lake was having problems with high water. The ...

Crime for July 9

News of Record

MINNEOTA — A suspicious incident was reported at 4:35 a.m. Monday at the intersection of North Jefferson Street and East Second Street, Minneota Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — An adult male was bitten by a dog at 8:18 p.m. Sunday on the 500 block of West ...

Who’s coming back to town?

Local News

BALATON — Fun Fest organizers say they enjoy seeing who comes back to town, and that’s why they volunteer. “We’ve seen it evolve in to an event that families come back home for. They are appreciative of the fact that there is a festival and there’s something to do when they get ...

Recent SMSU grad learns the legal system

Local News

GRANITE FALLS — Madison Getz is spending much of her summer of 2019 working on the front lines of county-based legal business. Getz, who graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in May with a four-year degree in justice administration, is assisting Yellow Medicine County Attorney ...

Legacy Grant funds help preserve National Register places

Local News

The Murray County Museums have received three grants in the last six months from the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Fund administered through the Minnesota Historical Society, according to museums coordinator Janet Timmerman. These grants are made possible by the Legacy ...

Seeking the positive

Business

MARSHALL — It all began with a school project. Eric Leach, Parker Terfehr, and Simon Zahrbock, recent graduates of Marshall High School, started TZ Clothing, a business and clothing line, in December. It started when Terfehr and Zahrbock worked on a school project involving the ...

Crime for July 8

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 20-year-old Marshall woman was cited for minor possession in an incident reported at 1:04 a.m. Friday on the intersection of North Fourth Street and West Lyon Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A cat at large was taken to the kennel in an animal complaint reported at ...

Special delivery

Local News

MINNEOTA — She had just started having contractions Wednesday morning, Stephanie Schilling said. But as her sister was driving her from Porter to the hospital in Marshall, Schilling could tell that her baby was going to be born sooner than expected. Schilling called 911. “I told them, ...