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UCAP hires new executive director

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After a several month search, United Community Action Partnership has announced the hiring of Debi Brandt as its new executive director.    Brandt was the community services director for UCAP and then moved on to fill the interim executive director position in October. Taking the ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 13

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MARSHALL — A school bus stop arm violation reported at 8:24 a.m. Friday on the intersection of North Fourth Street and West Marshall Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A stray cat was picked up in an animal complaint reported at 12:57 p.m. Friday on the 600 ...

Group strives for healthier Southwest

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MARSHALL — Bike paths, walking trails, worksite wellness — a Marshall area group has been working hard all year for A Healthier Southwest. A Healthier Southwest, a group funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP), met Wednesday to review the past year’s ...

Next steps

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MARSHALL — The early steps of a major construction project at Marshall Public Schools may have encountered a setback, when bids for expansions at Park Side Elementary came back higher than anticipated. But the district is still moving forward — the next steps came this week, along with the ...

Marshall police investigating 2 reports of voter registration fraud

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MARSHALL — Marshall Police are investigating two reports of potential voter registration fraud in Marshall, according to daily incident reports from Thursday. The incidents may have involved individual people registering to vote when they were not eligible, said Lyon County Attorney Rick ...

‘Building relationships’

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MARSHALL — Girls and boys — participate in speech in high school, you never know where it will take you. Winning a state speech contest may have taken Marshall High School graduate class of 2014 Jessica Oaxaca to the state Capitol. Oaxaca is the deputy press secretary for Governor Tim Walz ...

Leveling the education playing field

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MARSHALL — Before Gov. Tim Walz took the lectern to speak Tuesday afternoon before a roomful of area educators convening to address education issues in rural Minnesota, Dr. Kumara Jayasuriya, Southwest Minnesota State University president, took a moment to tell what SMSU is doing to help ...

Peace vigil returns to downtown corner

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MARSHALL — It had been a long time since they had spoken out against military strikes in the Middle East. But a few of the posters members of the Marshall Area Peace Seekers held hadn’t changed much at all. One sign, that originally read “Say No To War With Iraq,” had the word ...

Crime for Jan. 10

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MARSHALL — A 24-year-old man was arrested on a Lyon County warrant at 10:36 p.m. Wednesday on the 400 block of Village Drive, Marshall Police said. COTTONWOOD — An incident reported at 2:58 p.m. Wednesday on the 100 block of East Cottonwood Street is under investigation, the Lyon ...

45 years…selling hardware and more in Marshall area

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MARSHALL — Bryan Rogge stood at his service station inside Ace Home & Hardware on Highway 59 and looked toward owners Mike Fox and Jennifer Johnson. “These guys were little when I started,” Rogge said. He started at Marshall Lumber Company 43 years ago, about two years after Ray ...

Lyon Co. sets date, location for refugee hearing

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MARSHALL — After a request for consent to resettle refugees in Lyon County drew more public comments than time allowed, county commissioners will be holding a special meeting on the topic. The Lyon County Administrator’s office announced that the meeting will be held Jan. 28 in the ...

Marshall public works director to retire this year

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MARSHALL — Glenn Olson has had a long run with the city of Marshall. “It’ll be just over 19 years on June 12,” said Olson, Marshall’s director of public works and city engineer. Through that time, he’s worked on everything from city infrastructure projects to major updates on ...

SMSU professor wins $1 million Powerball prize

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ROSEVILLE — A college professor from southwest Minnesota who has been enriching the minds of students for 20 years struck it rich by winning $1 million playing Powerball. John Engstrom of Mountain Lake said it was a “fluke“ that he even purchased a Powerball ticket on Dec. 18. ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 9

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MARSHALL — A 23-year-old man was cited for failure to provide proof of insurance in a traffic incident at 1:18 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of South Fourth Street and Country Club Drive, Marshall Police said. TRACY — A family matter was reported at 8:31 p.m. Tuesday on Morgan ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

LSP Community Forum on the Farm Crisis is today As the farm financial crisis deepens in our rural communities, the Land Stewardship Project is offering special workshops and forums for farmers and rural communities, including from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today at the Kilowatt Community Center in ...

Walz tours Armory

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MARSHALL — We might drive by it every day and not really see it. It’s just there and has been for decades. We might have been inside it for a community event or have never been inside. But the National Guard Armory on Timmerman Drive in Marshall is a vital part of the Marshall area ...

Legislators give update on child care reforms at town hall meeting

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MARSHALL — A few long-running concerns, like the need for better child care access in southwest Minnesota, came back before area legislators Tuesday morning, at a town hall meeting at the Marshall Area YMCA. Rep Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent, and Rep Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, said there was ...

County calls for hearing on refugee resettlement

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MARSHALL — Lyon County commissioners were supposed to discuss a request to allow the continued resettlement of refugees in the county. But there were so many members of the public speaking at a Tuesday county board meeting, that commissioners instead called for a hearing later this ...

Insulin, gun control and pot are topics at New Ulm Town Hall

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NEW ULM — State Rep. Paul Torkelson, R-Hanska, and State Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, talked about a variety of subjects at a joint town hall meeting at the New Ulm Pizza Ranch Monday night. Dahms offered some good news on insulin legislation, saying emergency insulin legislation is ...

Crime for Jan. 8

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MARSHALL — A 44-year-old man was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign at 3:14 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of North Sixth Street and West Marshall Street, Marshall Police said. TRACY — A civil matter was reported at 9:56 p.m. Monday on the 400 block of Third Street, Tracy Police ...