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Creating city banners

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Some kids have artwork tacked to refrigerator doors. Eleven Lakeview art students have their creations displayed on city lamp posts. The city of Cottonwood has new banners on downtown streets courtesy of John Sterner’s art class. The students were given free rein on the composition of the ...

Dinosaur scientists for a day

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LYND — How can you tell if an animal is a carnivore or an herbivore by just looking at a tooth? If it’s a sharp pointy one, it’s probably a carnivore, which needs teeth good for ripping flesh off the bone. Lynd elementary students in grades kindergarten through second grade received a ...

Judge’s order raises questions for Lyon Co. refugee issue

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MARSHALL — Lyon County commissioners had planned to hold a public hearing on the issue of refugee resettlement on Jan. 28. But after the actions of a federal judge this week, it’s not certain whether commissioners will need to go forward with it. Lyon County Administrator Loren Stomberg ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 17

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MARSHALL— A 34-year-old woman was arrested on a Lyon County warrant at 4:36 a.m. Thursday on the 200 block of East Main Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 34-year-old woman was cited for driving after suspension at 2:35 a.m. Thursday on the 800 block of West Main Street, ...

Fewer couples tie the knot

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MARSHALL — There’s one place in Lyon County that has a good sense of how many people are getting married in the area — the county recorder’s office, where couples go to apply for marriage licenses before their weddings. But even the county records can sometimes be surprising. Lyon ...

State, region under winter storm watch

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MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota will be seeing some difficult weather this weekend, and subzero wind chills overnight were just the start. The National Weather Service is forecasting a strong winter storm, with around 5 to 6 inches of snow expected in Lyon County this weekend. “There ...

Coalition working to remove Highway 23 restrictions

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MARSHALL — It may take a “generation” in time, but Marshall Mayor Bob Byrnes says the Highway 23 corridor may one day become a major route for freight traffic. “This is the route that intersects Minnesota from the northeast to the southwest,” Byrnes said during his Highway 23 ...

‘All things in moderation’

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MARSHALL — If Samantha Hammer, a physician’s assistant at Avera Medical Group in Marshall, had to give one tip as a must for good health it would be, “all things in moderation.” Hammer, who lives in rural Minneota, is a Minneota High School graduate class of 2010, and graduate of Des ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 16

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MARSHALL — A 45-year-old woman was arrested on a Department of Corrections warrant at 6:57 p.m. Tuesday on the 500 block of East Main Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A school bus stop arm violation was reported at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of East Southview Court ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

Farm Bill crops meetings offered in Ivanhoe, Marshall The 2018 Farm Bill is bringing about changes for crop producer’s risk management. University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency are holding free educational events to help crop producers understand decisions regarding ...

Corn and soybean planting date survey: Seeking your help

Ag and Extension

The extremely wet conditions of 2019 in Minnesota led to planting delays and unprecedented levels of prevent plant acres. Where planting delays continued late into the growing season, farmers needed to decide whether or not to plant a crop during or after the late planting date for crop ...

Marshall plans for transition as Olson retires

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MARSHALL — The city of Marshall is facing a big year for construction as an extensive renovation project at the city hall building is about to start. It’s one of the reasons why it was a good thing Public Works Director Glenn Olson gave plenty of advance notice about his plans to retire, ...

AG Ellison investigating Bremer dispute

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said Monday that he is investigating the circumstances surrounding the trustees’ sale of its Bremer Financial Corporation shares. Ellison’s announcement follows a string of events involving Minnesota’s fourth largest Bank which has a ...

Crime for Jan. 15

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MARSHALL — An adult male was bitten by a dog in an incident reported at 12:37 a.m. Tuesday on the 200 block of North Third Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 28-year-old man was arrested for drug possession, possession of a firearm without a permit, DWI, driving after revocation, ...

Echo teen injured in Highway 23 crash

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GREEN VALLEY — One person was hurt in a two-vehicle crash Monday evening, at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 23 and Lyon County Road 8, the Minnesota State Patrol said. A 17-year-old Echo girl went to Avera Marshall Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries. The crash was ...

Marshall loses ‘an absolute gem’

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MARSHALL — The news is reverberating around Marshall and beyond. A much-loved Marshall presence is gone. Pravit “Vit” Rojawat died suddenly Thursday at his home in Marshall at the age of 58. He was known for his smile and welcoming presence at Hunan Lion, which is owned by his sister ...

Census, legislative issues in spotlight at league forum

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NEW ULM — A public forum on the 2020 Census and state legislative issues was held by the League of Women Voters (LWV) Saturday at the Oakwood Methodist Church. 2020 Census Paul Huffman, the Census and Redistricting coordinator for LWV in Minnesota, discussed the upcoming census and the ...

House fire displaces 7 in Morton

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MORTON — A Sunday afternoon house fire displaced seven people, according to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office received a 911 call reporting a house on fire on the 300 block of Walnut Drive North in Morton. The owner called to report heavy smoke and flames ...

Crime for Jan. 14

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MINNEOTA — A suspicious incident was reported at 8:09 a.m. Monday on Van’s Street, Minneota Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — A report is pending on a burglary at 4:13 p.m. Sunday on the 1000 block of Boxelder Street, Marshall Police said. COTTONWOOD ...

‘A fun day’ of twirling

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MARSHALL — A baton twirling clinic was hosted by KayKo Studio to introduce something new to the Marshall area. “I’m just excited to share my knowledge with the girls and I just hope they have fun and can take something away from it,” said Kayleigh Kontz, owner of KayKo ...